We recognize that a woman's health needs change throughout her life. From birth, through childhood, adolescence and young adulthood, childbirth and childrearing, middle life, menopause and maturity, our women's health services provide some of the area's best primary care and specialty physicians, programs and educational classes.
Along with some of the finest specialists in obstetrics and gynecology, a state-of-the-art Birthing Center, and Level III perinatal services, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital also provides unique services specifically geared to women: maternal fetal medicine focusing on the care of the high-risk obstetrical patient; gynecologic oncology specializing in female cancers; urogynecology specializing in the treatment of incontinence and bladder disorders; comprehensive surgical services; as well as caring and compassionate mental health professionals offering family therapy, stress management and help for women dealing with disease, addiction and other concerns.
Specialty centers for women include:
- OB Unit, with family focused care and Level III obstetric, perinatal and neonatal services, the highest level designated by the State of Illinois.
- Caldwell Breast Center, a comprehensive care facility that provides women with answers about their breast health quickly and conveniently. Services include diagnostic mammography, ultrasound, localized biopsy and multidisciplinary support.
- The Comprehensive Continence Center offers a full range of surgical and non-surgical treatments for persons suffering from incontinence and other bladder conditions.
- Chronic Pelvic Pain Center, one of the largest centers for pelvic varicose veins in the nation and the only one of its kind in the area. The center treats women with this relatively unknown condition that accounts for approximately 80% of undiagnosed pelvic pain in women.
- The Comprehensive Osteoporosis Center features DEXA scanning. This non-invasive, pain-free bone density measurement often can help physicians diagnose and treat osteoporosis in its early stages, when the condition is most treatable.