Desert West provides a full-menu of services. In addition to regular well-woman examinations, our practice specializes in a variety of women’s health issues.
Among the choices available to many women is a stop-the-flow procedure called endometrial ablation.
Our providers will work with both partners to determine the cause(s). The first steps often include a) a physical examination for the woman, b) reviewing both partners’ health histories, and c) tracking ovulation at home. There are many options for couples experiencing infertility and with patience and perseverance; many will achieve a full-term pregnancy.
Your physician at Desert West Obstetrics & Gynecology now has a number of options to treat urinary incontinence. These can range from lifestyle changes, Kegel exercises and medications to a bladder leakage/sling procedure.
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We are committed to providing a personalized treatment plan to help you through this time of transition. Hormone Replacement Therapy, or HRT, is successfully used by millions of women to replace the hormones that their ovaries no longer produce (typically estrogen and progesterone). Use of HRT can substantially reduce or eliminate symptoms and, in addition to other benefits, has been proven to protect against osteoporosis and improve mood.
Your provider will work with you to determine the proper level of hormones that’s right for you. We believe in using the lowest dose for the shortest amount of time.
There are several options when it comes to HRT. Conventional hormone replacement uses estrogens derived from the urine from pregnant mares and the progestin is a synthetic hormone. The FDA approved drugs, which can be taken orally or via a skin patch, can be purchased at any pharmacy with a prescription.
Bioidentical hormone replacement uses hormones that are chemically identical to human hormones. These are taken orally and are available with prescription through special compounding pharmacies.
BHRT Pellet Therapy — Desert West OB/GYN now offers a quick and easy way of delivering bioidentical hormones. Following lab work to test your hormone levels, BHRT pellets derived from soybean and Mexican yam plant sterols are painlessly inserted under the skin of the hip using a local anesthetic. A new pellet is re-inserted approximately every four months. Pellet therapy addresses symptoms without the inconvenience of daily pills. There is a $250 per insertion fee (cash only) as most insurance companies do not cover this therapy.
A number of Desert West physicians are now performing hysterectomies using the da Vinci Surgical System. Women who are candidates for this precise minimally invasive procedure experience a quicker recovery, significantly less pain and better outcomes than traditional open surgery. The da Vinci hysterectomy surpasses the limits of conventional laparoscopic surgery as well. Better yet, the procedure reduces the need to convert to an open procedure, is covered by most insurance and can be scheduled at both Banner Estrella and Thunderbird Medical Centers. To learn more, talk with your doctor or visit the da Vinci Surgical System website.
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Mirena is a soft, flexible intrauterine device that releases small amounts of hormone locally into your uterus. It is 99% effective at preventing pregnancy and lasts for as long as you want, for up to 5 years. Learn more about Mirena.
In addition to prenatal diagnostic use, Desert West offers expectant parents a Gender Reveal package for $50 which includes a two dimensional ultrasound, gender determination and two black and white photos in a keepsake folder. Images are best between the 14th and 16th week of pregnancy and guests of the parents are always welcome!
The reason is that all Theralogix supplements are well researched, evidence-based and every formula has been approved by a medical board after detailed review of the scientific data. If your provider has recommended a Theralogix product, you were also given a Provider Referral Code (PRC) which allows you to order Theralogix supplements at a preferred customer price. For more information, go to Theralogix.com.
According to the American Pregnancy Association, there are numerous benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy including nausea control and relief of back, neck and joint pain. Other patients can utilize chiropractic for back pain, headaches and other related issues.
Chiropractors that have been trained to work with pregnant women may use tables that adjust for a pregnant woman’s body, and they will use techniques that avoid unneeded pressure on the abdomen. Some chiropractors take a specific interest in prenatal and postnatal care.
Desert West has a list of chiropractic referrals of those especially open to caring for women dealing with various health issues and those who are pregnant.
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