Women's health center in Las Vegas, Nevada
Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center is committed to providing high-quality, individualized care to women of all ages. Whether you need a routine gynecologic exam or are expecting a baby, we are here for you. With the advanced technology and experienced providers, we not only offer gynecology and labor and delivery services, but also heart disease prevention and the latest in breast screenings, mammograms and treatments for a wide range of health conditions.
For more information about our women's health services or to schedule an appointment, call our Consult-A-Nurse®line at (702) 916-5023.
Our OB/GYNs and gynecologists are committed to providing high-quality care to women in every stage of life. Whether you are experiencing abnormally heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia) or urinary incontinence, we are here to give you the help you need.
Gynecologic surgical treatments
Our gynecology team uses advanced technology and is equipped to deliver specialized surgical treatments, including minimally invasive hysterectomy and endometriosis resection.
Endometriosis is a condition in which the tissue that usually lines the inside of the uterus (the endometrium) grows outside of the uterus. Treatment options for this condition may include lifestyle changes, medication or surgery.
We offer two surgical options for endometriosis, and both can be performed using traditional open surgery or minimally invasive techniques, such as robot-assisted surgery. Endometriosis resection involves removing the tissue growing outside of the uterus and leaving the uterus and other organs in place. The second option to treat endometriosis is hysterectomy.
A hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus (a partial hysterectomy) or removal of the cervix with the uterus (a complete hysterectomy). This surgery may be performed to treat uterine conditions, such as fibroids, endometriosis, heavy menstrual bleeding, uterine prolapse and certain cancers or pre-cancers. It is the most commonly performed gynecologic surgical procedure.
Southern Hills Hospital offers women a choice for their hysterectomy. Minimally invasive hysterectomy is a newer alternative to conventional hysterectomies. Benefits of a minimally invasive hysterectomy may include less pain, shorter hospital stays and faster recoveries.
The robotic hysterectomy is even less invasive than traditional minimally invasive procedures because the instruments used have more flexibility and a better range of motion. The robotic hysterectomy typically only takes a few small incisions versus a large incision for an open procedure.
Labor and delivery
The arrival of your baby is a momentous time, and we want to do everything to make sure your labor and delivery experience goes as smoothly as possible. We offer a variety of amenities to help make you feel as comfortable as possible. Our experience medical team provides a full array of support options, from childbirth preparation classes to breastfeeding support.
Breast screenings and treatments
We provide a comprehensive a breast health program offering cancer screening and treatment services. We use advanced imaging and technology to detect cancer. If breast cancer is found, we provide treatment options tailored to your needs.
Heart disease in women
Although heart disease can affect anyone, it is important to know that symptoms may vary among men and women. Most commonly, men experience symptoms such as chest pain, jaw pain and pain that travels down one or both arms. However, women often experience different heart attack symptoms, including:
- Back pain
- Lower chest discomfort
- Pressure in the upper abdomen
- Shortness of breath
- Unusual fatigue
Heart disease risk factors
When dealing with heart disease, there are risk factors that can and cannot be controlled, including:
- Age: Women aged 55 years or older are at greater risk of heart attack due to reduced hormones after menopause.
- Ethnicity: African-American, Hispanic and Native American women have an increased risk of heart disease.
- Family history: Women with a family history of heart attacks after age 55 are at great risk of having a heart attack.
- Health status: Certain conditions such as obesity, high blood pressure, high-cholesterol and diabetes increase the risk of heart attack in both men and women.
- Lifestyle choices: Using tobacco or stimulant drugs, having a sedentary lifestyle, or high levels of stress all increase the risk of heart attack.
Heart disease prevention
Heart disease is preventable. The following are ways to lower your risk:
- Modify your diet to reduce fat and sugar intake.
- Schedule an appointment with your healthcare provider to learn your personal risk for heart disease.
- Start an exercise program. Walking 30 minutes a day can lower your risk for heart attack and stroke.
- Stop smoking.