The Peggy V. Helmerich Women's Health Center at Hillcrest Medical Center offers the services of physician specialists in gynecological oncology, uro-gynecology, reproductive endocrinology and breast surgery. Our physicians utilize the latest multidisciplinary approaches and proven procedures in caring for women.
Specialists are available to insure access to the newest treatments for incontinence, pelvic disorders, breast disease, and gynecologic cancer. These physicians afford patients the opportunity to participate in some of the newest research trials, innovative procedures, and medical services.
A beautiful Women's Care unit, comprised of all private suites, provides a peaceful setting for recovery from surgical and other procedures. The spacious rooms appear non-clinical with the look and feel of a nice hotel suite. Decorated in wood tones with soft lighting and an oversized shower, suites are very comfortable and include in-room guest accommodations.
Our specialists in nursing, obstetrics, gynecology, perinatology (specialized care for high-risk women who have high-risk pregnancies) and neonatology (specialized care for critically ill or premature babies) provide patients with the highest level of care. The hospital is a sophisticated combination of medical specialties, state-of-the-art technology, and service excellence, all delivered in a patient-centered care hospital. An onsite triage center allows the patient to receive immediate medical attention, and onsite C-section suites offer laboring mothers and their infants added protection during the birthing process.
Birth Care suites offer private, spacious rooms that are beautifully decorated with wood tones, soft sconce lighting, an oversized bathroom and comfortable in-room guest accommodations. Internet access throughout the center allows families to send announcements and pictures of their newborn to family and friends. After delivery, mothers can enjoy the same beautiful setting in the postpartum suites, which are located near the newborn nursery. An advanced security system provides added protection for infants throughout the hospital.
Breast cancer is the most common malignancy in women and the second leading cause of cancer death. Risk factors include early onset of menstruation, late onset of menopause, high-fat diet, family history, late or no pregnancies, high alcohol intake, use of estrogen replacement therapy, prior breast cancer, radiation to the chest wall and moderate obesity. The Leta M. Chapman Breast Health Center is designed just for women and their breast health. The exceptional staff strives to provide women with a caring, comfortable, and professional atmosphere while offering services from screening to post-mastectomy apparel. Early detection is critical for survival. For this reason, the center features state-of-the-art equipment for early diagnosis and accurate evaluation of breast cancer.
Osteoporosis is the severe loss of bone, causing brittleness and weakness, particularly common in the spine, wrists and hips. Some bone loss is normal as people age; however, osteoporosis is a debilitating disease that affects over 8 million women in the U.S. One in two women over age 50 will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in her lifetime. In fact, women can lose up to 20% of their bone mass in the five to seven years following menopause, making them more susceptible to osteoporosis. The Leta M. Chapman Breast Health Center, located in the Peggy V. Helmerich Women's Health Center, is equipped to assist with early screening and detection of osteoporosis.
More than 8 million American women currently live with heart disease. One in three will die as a result, making it the #1 killer of women. Significant risk factors include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, smoking, obesity and physical inactivity. Women often have atypical symptoms like new episodes of fatigue, shortness of breath, insomnia, indigestion, and/or an anxious feeling rather than the classic crushing chest pain and tingling down the left arm that men typically experience. The Oklahoma Heart Institute cardiologists and endocrinologists, can offer you complete heart care, from prevention and diagnosis to treatment and rehabilitation.
With new surgical innovations being developed each day, it is important to have access to a group of well-trained surgeons. From mastectomies and lumpectomies to general surgery and bariatric procedures, the professionals practicing at Hillcrest Medical Center are prepared to meet the needs of women in all stages of life. The Oklahoma Spine & Orthopedic Institute specializes in disorders of the musculoskeletal system, providing non-invasive and surgical treatments for foot and ankle, hand and wrist, knee, shoulder and elbow, spine, hip and sports injuries. Oklahoma Spine & Orthopedic Institute is located at 1265 South Utica and can be reached by phone at (918) 582-6800.
Urinary incontinence is uncontrollable leakage of urine from the bladder. Women experience urinary incontinence twice as often as men due to pregnancy, childbirth, menopause and the physical structure of the female urinary tract. The causes of urinary incontinence are treatable and frequently curable, but women need to see a physician for help. Treatments include exercise, electrical stimulation, biofeedback, timed maintenance, medication, pessaries, implants, catheterizations, and advanced surgical procedures. Urologists and most gynecologists are trained in the latest incontinence treatments.
Over 80,000 times per year, a woman in the United States is diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer, and about 26,000 women will die this year as a result. Gynecologic Oncology is a medical specialty that deals with the study and treatment of malignancies arising in the female reproductive tract. Ovary, endometrium, cervix, vulva and vagina are where the most common and serious gynecological malignancies occur. Gynecologic oncologists are cancer specialists trained in the biology and pathology of gynecologic cancers and ensure continuous patient care as opposed to the disjointed care of several different specialists.