WellSpan understands that children and teenagers have unique gynecologic needs. That is why we offer a specialized adolescent and pediatric gynecology program for patients from infancy through age 21. Services offered at WellSpan Adolescent & Pediatric Gynecology include evaluating and treating menstrual problems, PMS and developmental disorders, as well as contraception counseling, first gynecologic exams and pap smears, and vulvar and vaginal disorders.
With the region's most experienced obstetricians/gynecologists, certified nurse practitioners and certified-nurse midwives, WellSpan is able to provide individualized care to meet the special health needs of women throughout south central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. We offer a full range of obstetric and gynecologic services.
Perinatology, a subspecialty of obstetrics and gynecology, offers a variety of diagnostic options and counseling programs during regular and high-risk pregnancies. From state-of-the-art ultrasound technology to electronic monitoring and fetal blood analysis, WellSpan Maternal-Fetal Medicine has the most advanced methods available to keep a watchful eye on the health of mom and baby.
Having a baby is one of life's special moments of joy, a moment that brings the hopes and dreams of your whole family together. That's why WellSpan Health provides the latest technology and an unparalleled level of care for you and your baby. Our nurses, board-certified physicians and certified nurse-midwives strive to make the coming of parenthood a beautiful experience that will blossom into a rewarding part of life.
From childbirth and family education classes to expertise in high risk pregnancies and the region's most advanced Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), our facilities and programs at WellSpan York Hospital, WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital, WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital and WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital are designed to keep your family at the very center of a most memorable event.
There are times when delivering a baby isn't as simple as everyone would wish. For these circumstances, WellSpan York Hospital's Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) combines the skills of neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners (NNPs), nurses, international board certified lactation consultants, respiratory therapists, social workers and occupational therapists with state-of-the-art critical care technology. Together, they provide the most comprehensive health care services available for premature and critically ill newborns. In fact, WellSpan York Hospital is the only health care facility in the area offering this highly specialized service.
Menopause can be challenging both mentally and physically. But it doesn't have to control your life. Through WellSpan Midlife Services, WellSpan offers a resource to help meet the complex needs of women who are approaching or are experiencing menopause.
Urogynecology is a subspecialty of gynecology and urology that evaluates and treats pelvic and rectal abnormalities. WellSpan Urogynecology & Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery offers consultative evaluations along with medical and operative management to women who experience loss of bladder control, difficulty urinating, pelvic support disorders, difficulty defecating, pelvic pain and vulvar disorders.
Osteoporosis is the most common bone disease. It is a disease that causes bones to become weak and brittle or broken. Although it's often thought of as a women's disease, osteoporosis also affects many men. If diagnosed in time, osteoporosis can be treated. For many, arthritis seems to be an inevitable part of the aging process.
Arthritis includes a variety of inflammatory joint diseases such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. The inflammation, whether it is a result of a disease, infection or genetic defect, causes pain stiffness and swelling in the joints and surrounding tissues.
Cardiovascular disease, which includes heart disease and stroke, is the leading health threat to American women over the age of 40, and claims the lives of more females each year than all forms of cancer combined. Recent medical research has proven that women's hearts are different when it comes to the diagnosis and treatment of heart problems. In fact, women are more likely to die from a first heart attack or to have a second attack, and will often delay seeking treatment when symptoms occur.
Gynecologic cancers, which affect the cervix, uterus, ovaries and uterine lining, pose a particular danger to women because they rarely display symptoms until it is too late. WellSpan Gynecologic Oncology provides women who have unique cancers with evaluation, medical treatment and, if needed, surgery. Our program is supported by the York Cancer Center and the Adams Cancer Center.
As women, we often spend so much time taking care of those we love, that we neglect ourselves. But, it's important to take time to assess your well being and maintain a healthy lifestyle no matter what your age. WellSpan provides a full array of programs and services to help women keep up with issues impacting their breast health.