We offer a wide range of gynecologic services at Good Samaritan Hospital. Whether it is routine screenings or advanced care for gynecologic disorders, we provide the specialized care and advanced technology patients need.
Women’s Center for Bladder and Pelvic Health
The Women’s Center for Bladder and Pelvic Health at Good Samaritan Hospital is changing the way women manage uncomfortable medical problems. Learn more about the Women’s Center for Bladder and Pelvic Health.
Minimally-invasive and Robotic Surgery
Good Samaritan Hospital incorporates minimally-invasive and robotic surgery into its gynecologic procedures.
Benefits of minimally-invasive and robotic surgery include:
- Less pain
- Less blood loss
- Smaller risk of infection
- Smaller scars
- Shorter recovery time
Learn more about minimally-invasive surgery and robotic surgery.
Breast Health at Good Samaritan Hospital
The Samaritan Breast Center offers complete breast health care—from diagnosis through treatment and follow-up care. Learn more about the Samaritan Breast Center.
Perimenopause and Menopause
Our experienced staff at GSH is dedicated to helping you understand your menopause symptoms and treatment options.
Perimenopause is the time (months or years) leading up to menopause, when the ovaries begin to produce fewer hormones.
Menopause occurs when the ovaries stop working completely. During the months or years leading up to this, the ovaries begin to produce fewer hormones (perimenopause).
Treatments for menopause include:
- Hormone therapy
- Other drug treatments
- Complementary treatments
- Alternative therapies
Hormone Therapy Programs
At GSH, we tailor hormone therapy programs specific to each patient. When developing a hormone therapy program, we consider factors such as risk of cancer, onset of menopause or history of hysterectomy.
It is important to discuss both the risks and benefits of hormone therapy with your physician before beginning a program.
Hormone therapy programs at GSH include:
- Cyclic estrogen and progestin - With this program, patients take estrogen all month and progestin for about half of the month. This method is based on a normal menstrual cycle; patients have some of the same symptoms, such as bleeding. This program can also help reduce the risk of uterine cancer.
- Combined continuous - Both estrogen and progestin are taken each day of the month; however, patients take a lower dose of progestin. With this program, patients are likely to have the same symptoms of a menstrual cycle, and lower the risk of uterine cancer.
- Combined continuous with a break – Patients take five to seven days off before estrogen and progestin each month. This program helps reduce the risk of uterine cancer and may result in less irregular bleeding than with the combined continuous program.
- Unopposed estrogen - Estrogen is prescribed by itself in this program. This therapy is most commonly used for women who have had a hysterectomy; however, women who still have their uterus can also use this option. You will need annual tests to check for uterine cancer.
Preparing for Gynecologic Treatments
Premier Health Library
The Premier Health Library offers a wealth of information about gynecologic treatments. Learn about conditions, treatments, how to prepare for a surgery and much more.
Content Updated: December 5, 2014