1950 Mountain View Avenue, Longmont, CO 80501
We offer an experienced team of gynecological physicians:
Laura Butler, Amy Johnson, Heather Keene, Ann Martin, and Russell Reitinger.
These physicians will help you through difficult decisions such as the best approach to stop heavy bleeding, hysterectomies, birth control options and quality of life issues such as pelvic prolapse. Collectively their care approach starts with building a mutual trust between patient and doctor. They aspire to provide the best personalized care and can only reach this goal with a genuine relationship with the patient. Physician Assistant Francis Melendez-Chavez and Family Nurse Practitioner Susan Nicholson assist in the care of the Milestone patients.
Longmont United Hospital is a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive GynecologyTM, a designation by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, the leading association of minimally invasive gynecologic surgeons, and Surgical Review Corporation. This designation recognizes surgeons and facilities that demonstrate an unparalleled commitment and ability to consistently deliver safe, effective, evidence-based minimally invasive gynecologic care.
The physicians designated by Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology Amy Johnson MD,
Heather Keene, MD, and
Brian Nelson, MD.
Achieving COEMIG designation places Longmont United Hospital at the forefront of minimally invasive gynecologic surgical care. Women’s services have grown more advanced and specialized. The accreditation demonstrates Longmont United Hospital’s, and the physician’s, commitment to excellence and patient-centered care. Patients who undergo minimally invasive gynecologic surgery experience less pain, reduced blood loss, fewer complications, shorter hospital stays and a faster recovery, so they can resume normal activities sooner.
Surgical Treatments offered at the Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Longmont United Hospital offers expert specialized care for women who face surgical treatment for:
Many women experience abnormal vaginal bleeding or spotting between periods sometime in their lives. Vaginal bleeding is considered to be abnormal if it occurs when you are not expecting your menstrual period, when your menstrual flow is lighter or heavier than what is normal for you or at a time in life when it is not expected.
Birth control, also known as contraception, is designed to prevent pregnancy.
Uterine fibroids are noncancerous (benign) tumors that develop in the womb (uterus), a female reproductive organ. More common symptoms of uterine fibroids are:
Note: There are often no symptoms. Your health care provider may find them during a physical exam or other test. Fibroids often shrink and cause no symptoms in women who have gone through menopause.
Urinary incontinence is loss of bladder control. Symptoms can range from mild leaking to uncontrollable wetting. Most bladder control problems happen when muscles are too weak or too active. If the muscles that keep your bladder closed are weak, you may have accidents when you sneeze, laugh or lift a heavy object. This is stress incontinence. If bladder muscles become too active, you may feel a strong urge to go to the bathroom when you have little urine in your bladder. This is urge incontinence or overactive bladder
Ovarian cysts An ovarian cyst is a sac filled with fluid that forms on or inside of an ovary. Ovarian cysts often cause no symptoms. When symptoms occur, they are typically pain or a late period. Symptoms of ovarian cysts may include:
Endometriosis is a disorder that occurs when cells from the lining of the womb (uterus) grow in other areas of the body. This can lead to pain, irregular bleeding, and problems getting pregnant.
The pelvic floor is a group of muscles and other tissues that form a sling or hammock across the pelvis. In women, it holds the uterus, bladder, bowel, and other pelvic organs in place so that they can work properly. The pelvic floor can become weak or be injured. The main causes are pregnancy and childbirth. Other causes include being overweight, radiation treatment, surgery, and getting older. Common symptoms include:
Longmont United Hospital offers advanced laparoscopic and daVinci Surgical System robotics, which is the most, advanced technology available today to perform gynecologic surgical procedures.
Pelvic laparoscopy is surgery to examine pelvic organs using a viewing tool called a laparoscope. The surgery is also used to treat certain diseases of the pelvic organs. Laparoscopy uses a smaller surgical cut than open surgery.
This means you will likely have a shorter hospital stay and quicker recovery. There is less blood loss with laparoscopic surgery and less pain after surgery. Pelvic laparoscopy is used both for diagnosis and treatment. It may be recommended for:
A pelvic laparascopy may also be done to:
Hysteroscopy is a procedure to look at the inside of the womb (uterus). Your doctor can look at the opening to the womb (cervix), inside of the womb, and the openings of the fallopian tubes. This procedure may be done to diagnose or treat a health problem.
This procedure may be done to:
An appointment with a physician could help you understand and treat any pelvic problem you might be experiencing.
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