Caring for Women of All Ages
No matter your age or healthcare needs, The Women’s Center at GW Hospital provides comprehensive care for all women. We offer a full range of quality care for women of all ages, with an emphasis on preventive healthcare and education. We're here for you on all the steps of your life journey.
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Please fill out our general appointment form below or call our referral service at 888-4GW-DOCS to schedule an appointment.
At GW Hospital you can receive general gynecology services such as pap smears and pelvic exams, along with advanced care for menstrual disorders and cancer. We support you on every stage of your journey, and can assist with fertility and IVF. You can also receive help with pelvic floor disorders like urinary incontinence. We offer minimally invasive surgical options for treatment of endometriosis and fibroids.
We partner with Urology and the GW Cancer Center in screening, diagnosis and treatment of Gynecology Oncology. These include cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, pelvic masses, uterine cancer, vaginal cancer and vulvar cancer. We also provide breast imaging such as 3D mammography and automated breast ultrasound at our relaxing, spa-like, breast care center. You'll find it all at GW Hospital.
Breast Care Center
The GW Comprehensive Breast Center offers a comfortable, serene spa-like setting where women can receive a variety of preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for breast cancer.
At GW Hospital you have access to a comprehensive range of fertility services, from testing and diagnosis to advanced medical techniques. Our team members provide compassionate care and treatment for people experiencing infertility.
Fibroid and Menstrual Disorder Center
Our team of gynecologic surgeons, high-risk obstetricians, oncologists and interventional radiologists will work with you to treat your uterine fibroids, be it through medication or performing a myomectomy, hysterectomy or uterine artery embolization.
Our team provides leading edge care, from diagnosis to therapy, for patients with cancers of the female reproductive system. We can help patients with cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, pelvic masses, uterine cancer, vaginal cancer, vulvar cancer and more. The gynecology team works with medical oncologists, radiologists and other specialists in the hospital to coordinate the best clinical treatment protocols.
Surgeons at GW Hospital use the da Vinci® Surgical System to perform robotic gynecologic surgeries for endometriosis, hysterectomy and myomectomy. Benefits of robotic surgery include fewer complications, less pain and scarring, shorter hospital stays and faster recoveries.
Minimally Invasive Gynecology Surgery*
If you need to have surgery, we have an option that can result in less scarring, quicker recovery, and less pain. Sounds good, doesn’t it?
Our surgeons use the latest surgical techniques, including minimally invasive surgery and robotic surgery with the da Vinci® Surgical System. These utilize existing entry points in the body or create small incisions no wider than the width of your finger, allowing for quicker healing of the surgical area.
We use minimally invasive and robotic-assisted technology in the treatment of conditions including infertility, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, abnormal bleeding, hysterectomy and myomectomy. Benefits of these techniques may include fewer complications, less pain and scarring, shorter hospital stays and faster recoveries.
Sexual pain disorders can affect all women. There are many possible causes, and many treatment options. The sexual health specialists at GW Hospital can help find the cause of the pain, develop a treatment plan to remedy the situation, and make sex more enjoyable for you and your partner.
The GW Pelvic Floor Center
If you’re experiencing urinary problems, or pressure or fullness in your pelvic area, the urologists, colorectal surgeons, gynecologists and urogynecologists at the GW Pelvic Floor Center are here to help you.
We offer many treatment options for pelvic floor disorders such as pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, rectocele and cystocele. These include pelvic floor muscle strengthening, pessary fitting and care, electrical impulse stimulation, bowel management program, laparoscopic pelvic floor repair, repair of muscle defect, artificial bowel sphincter and colostomy.
HPV and Cervical Cancer Risk
HPV is an extremely common virus with over 100 different strains, but 14 have been found to significantly increase cancer risks. Prevention is important. Two screenings (pap and HPV) can help prevent cervical cancer or detect it early.
When Should I Get Screened?
From 21 to 29, you should get a pap test every three years if your results are normal. From 30 to 65, you may receive a pap test, or an HPV test or both. From 65+, you may no longer need to take these tests. Talk to your doctor for more information.
Podcast: Benefits of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
Learn about the most common minimally invasive gynecologic surgeries and their benefits (fewer complications and faster recovery) in this educational health podcast.
*Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if minimally invasive surgery or robotic surgery are right for you.