We provide exceptional care for every stage of a woman's life. Our board-certified
gynecologists are experts in helping you improve your health, whether
that means prevention and wellness in your 20s, successfully navigating
menopause in your 50s, or thriving in your 80s.
Our expertise includes the medical issues that most often affect women's
quality of life, including menstrual, urinary, fibroid and hormonal problems
- and we're pleased to offer today's most successful solutions, such as
minimally invasive and robotic surgery.
We offer state-of-the-art services through our affiliation with
St. Joseph Health, and the leading hospitals in our communities including
Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital,
Petaluma Valley Hospital,
Queen of the Valley Medical Center,
St. Joseph Hospital Eureka and
Redwood Memorial Hospital.
Our services include:
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy The hormones used in this therapy are identical on a molecular level to
the hormones the body produces naturally.
Bladder Lift & Repair This minimally-invasive surgical procedure treats urinary incontinence,
and lifts the urethra and bladder into their normal position.
Bone Density Testing This simple, noninvasive procedure assesses the strength of the bones
for people at risk for osteoporosis.
Digital mammography Much like a digital camera, this process converts x-rays into a more precise
digital picture of the breast.
Endometriosis This condition is where the endometrial tissue that lines the uterus develops
abnormal growth outside the uterus. While most women have no symptoms,
this often surfaces when it causes pelvic pain.
Endometrial ablation A surgical procedure that destroys the lining of the uterus to treat abnormal
Gynecological Cancer Risk Assessment This assesses the increased risk of inherited cancer syndromes due to
biological and familial risk factors.
Hormone Disorders Hormone imbalance can impact a woman’s health at different stages
of a woman’s life, including blood pressure, kidney function and
Hysterectomies In a total hysterectomy the entire uterus and cervix are surgically removed.
There are also minimally-invasive alternatives, depending on the size
of the uterus.
Menopause Evaluation & Treatment Menopause is when the ovaries stops producing estrogen. Treatment may
include hormone replacement therapy to address many of the symptoms such
as hot flashes. Your doctor can help you find the treatment that’s
right for you.
Minimally-invasive & Robotic Surgery Minimally-invasive surgery is also known as endoscopic surgery because
the surgeon uses an endoscope through a very small incision. It also may
be called laparoscopic surgery. Robotic surgery or robot-assisted surgery
offers more precision and flexibility and is also minimally-invasive.
Osteoporosis Prevention & Treatment Osteoporosis is a condition where the density and bones become fragile
and brittle. Prevention includes stopping smoking, avoiding excessive
alcohol use and preventing falls. Treatment includes weight-bearing exercises
and a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D.
Pelvic Organ Prolapse This occurs when a pelvic organ, such as your bladder, drops from its normal
position and pushes against the wall of your vagina. This can happen due
to childbirth, repeated heavy lifting, chronic disease or surgery.
Pelvic Reconstruction The choice of surgery will depend on which organs are involved. The surgical
procedures may include repair of a prolapsed bladder or urethra, hysterectomy,
repair of the rectum and small bowel.
Surgical Second Opinions Getting a second opinion from another physician may help you make a more
informed decision if you are contemplating any surgical procedure.
Ultrasound An ultrasound scan is a diagnostic tool that uses high-frequency sound
waves or echoes instead of radiation to create images of inside the body.
Urinary Tract Infections Symptoms may include a strong urge to urinate, a burning sensation upon
urination and frequent passing of small amounts of urine, which may appear cloudy.
Uterine Fibroids These are usually abnormal, typically noncancerous growth that occur in
or a woman’s uterus. They may cause severe abdominal pain and heavy
periods. They can be surgically treated by minimally-invasive surgery
depending on size, location and number of fibroids present.
Well Women Exams It’s recommended women have well woman exams beginning at age 21.
These include a clinical breast exam, pelvic exam, and depending on age
a mammogram and Pap smear.