Minimally-invasive & robotic surgery
Minimally-invasive surgery is also known as endoscopic surgery because the surgeon uses an endoscope through a very small incision. It also may be called laparoscopic surgery. Robotic surgery or robot-assisted surgery offers more precision and flexibility and is also minimally-invasive.
Osteoporosis prevention & treatment
Osteoporosis is a condition where the density and bones become fragile and brittle. Prevention includes stopping smoking, avoiding excessive alcohol use and preventing falls. Treatment includes weight-bearing exercises and a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D.
The choice of surgery will depend on which organs are involved. The surgical procedures may include repair of a prolapsed bladder or urethra, hysterectomy, repair of the rectum and small bowel.
Surgical Second Opinions
Getting a second opinion from another physician may help you make a more informed decision if you are contemplating any surgical procedure.
An ultrasound scan is a diagnostic tool that uses high-frequency sound waves or echoes instead of radiation to create images of inside the body.
Well Women Exams
It’s recommended women have well woman exams beginning at age 21. These include a clinical breast exam, pelvic exam, and depending on age a mammogram and Pap smear.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a computerized process that uses powerful magnetic field and radio waves to get a detailed look within the breast.
Stereotactic Needle Biopsy
This minimally invasive procedure uses x-ray or CT scan to obtain a sample of a suspected lesion in the breast.
Ultrasound Needle Biopsy
This minimally invasive procedure uses high-frequency sound waves to obtain tissue samples.
MRI Needle Biopsy
This minimally invasive procedure uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to guide a needle to remove a tissue sample for examination.
This surgical procedure focuses on the removal of the tumor and surrounding tissue
This is the surgical removal of all the breast tissue.
Nipple-Areola Sparing Mastectomy
This surgical procedure is a mastectomy without the removal of any of the nipple or skin around the areola.
This preserves the breast’s appearance by reshaping breast tissue during cancer surgery.
Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection
According to Breastcancer.org this is the surgical removal of the first few lymph nodes that filters fluid draining away from the area of the breast that contained the breast cancer. This can often eliminate the need to remove deeper lymph nodes.
This is to restore the breast’s appearance after a mastectomy.
This can be used in many aspects of breast cancer treatment, including initial risk reduction, minimizing the cancer’s risk of recurrence and preventing the cancer from spreading to other areas of the body.
MarginProbe Margin Analysis.
This process enables surgeons to optimize the removal of cancer during breast conservation surgery or lumpectomies.
Large Format Pathology
This gives the pathologist a unique view of the entire cancer on a single slide, making diagnosis of margins more accurate.
Axillary Reverse Lymphatic Mapping
This preserves the lymphatic drainage of the arm during surgery, decreasing the risk of developing lymphedema.
Intraoperative Digital Specimen X-ray (Bioptics Machine)
This shows surgeons images of the tissue removed in less than a minute, which enables them to remove all of the cancer in just one operation.
This test identifies changes in chromosomes, genes and proteins, which can influence the behavior of your tumor.
This is the use of drugs to treat cancer. We also have the only dedicated, inpatient oncology unit in the region at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital.
External Beam Radiation Therapy
This procedure uses radiation aimed at destroying cancer cells and shrink tumors.
Partial Breast Radiation
This is delivered by an implanted device, which delivers radiation to the tumor site from inside the breast through a small catheter, rather than from an external beam.
There are often many questions about breastfeeding, especially for first time mothers, such as breastfeeding positions and the use of a breast pump
This is a diagnostic evaluation of hormone levels after childbirth.
This test is done to evaluate your baby’s condition, including movement and heartbeat. It’s often the first picture of your baby.
This is the use of sound waves to produce a picture of the baby in the mother’s uterus.
24-hour Neonatal Support
In the first 24-hours our physicians monitor your baby’s health.
This is planning prior to becoming pregnant. This gives mothers-to-be the education, resources and peace of mind they need for a healthy pregnancy and outcome.
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
The hormones used in this therapy are identical on a molecular level to the hormones the body produces naturally.
Bladder Lift & Repair
This minimally-invasive surgical procedure treats urinary incontinence, and lifts the urethra and bladder into their normal position.
Bone Density Testing
This simple, noninvasive procedure assesses the strength of the bones for people at risk for osteoporosis.
Much like a digital camera, this process converts x-rays into a more precise digital picture of the breast.
A surgical procedure that destroys the lining of the uterus to treat abnormal uterine bleeding.
Gynecological Cancer Risk Assessment
This assesses the increased risk of inherited cancer syndromes due to biological and familial risk factors.
In a total hysterectomy the entire uterus and cervix are surgically removed. There are also minimally-invasive alternatives, depending on the size of the uterus.
Menopause Evaluation & Treatment
Menopause is when the ovaries stops producing estrogen. Treatment may include hormone replacement therapy to address many of the symptoms such as hot flashes. Your doctor can help you find the treatment that’s right for you.
Mammography is the most common type of breast imaging currently in use. A mammogram test is a critical part of early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women.
According to breastcancer.org, "three-dimensional mammography (also called digital breast tomosynthesis, digital tomosynthesis, or just tomosynthesis) creates a three-dimensional picture of the breast using X-rays. Several low-dose images from different angles around the breast are used to create the 3-D picture. Several studies have found that 3-D mammograms find more cancers than traditional 2-D mammograms and also reduce the number of false positives."