Comprehensive women’s services in Denver
At Rose Medical Center in Denver, we have combined our years of experience, innovative edge and renowned individualized approach to provide the region’s best care, designed specifically for women. With specialists in obstetrics and gynecology as well as breast, thyroid and gynecologic cancer, Rose is the destination in Denver for women’s healthcare.
The Rose Center for Women’s Health is with you for every age and every stage. Whether you are ready to have your first Rose Baby, it is time for that first mammogram or you just need preventive care, you can expect the same great care from Rose for any of your health needs.
Denver's baby hospital
For generations, it has meant something special to have a Rose Baby, because Rose Medical Center staff and doctors have been dedicated to creating the safest, most meaningful experience for every family. Our compassionate, caring and reliable staff strives to give families their ideal birthing experience.
Through fertility specialists, pregnancy information, prenatal care, labor and delivery and postpartum support, we are dedicated to making sure your pregnancy is a happy and healthy one. It is the greatest privilege to play a role in your pregnancy journey and birth celebration.
Women and heart disease
Heart disease and heart attacks often manifest differently in men and women. Women may not experience the same symptoms as men and often do not realize the severity of their condition. The Heart & Vascular Center at Rose believes in the importance of educating women about the early symptoms of heart disease and heart attack symptoms.
A heart attack in a woman may present the following symptoms:
- Pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the center of the chest
- Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach
- Shortness of breath
- Breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness
- Chest pain or discomfort, as also commonly see with men
Total breast health
The Rose Total Breast Care program delivers the highest quality of care for the diagnosis and treatment of breast tumors and breast cancer. Our specialists are experts recognized, not only in Colorado, but across the country.
Our physicians are leading the way in breast cancer care. Breast tumors, both cancerous and non-cancerous, are among the most serious health problems women face today, and receiving a breast cancer diagnosis is especially frightening and confusing. To help you through this difficult time, you need a comprehensive team of medical experts by your side each step of the way.
The Rose Total Breast Care team is a partner in your care from diagnosis to survivorship.
As women age, they should add a bone density screening to their annual medical checkups. Older women are at an increased risk for osteoporosis, a bone-thinning disease that increases the likelihood of fractures and damage to the bones.
Rose Medical Center offers the dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan which is the gold standard bone density test for diagnosing osteoporosis. DEXA scans use a small amount of radiation to takes images of the bones in the body, which are used to determine the density of the bones.
Call to make a bone screening appointment today at (303) 320-2568.
A diagnosis of ovarian cancer, cervical cancer or another type of gynecologic cancer can be incredibly scary. To help patients through the difficulties of diagnosis and treatment for gynecologic cancers, Sarah Cannon at Rose Medical Center provides a team of women's cancer experts to walk alongside patients through this journey. Our gynecologic cancer services include the diagnosis and treatment of cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer and vulvar cancer.
Pelvic care treatment
Remember when you could sneeze or laugh without worrying, or when you didn’t have to map out every toilet between home and the office? Remember when you were pain-free? Rose Medical Center’s pelvic care team can help you get back to that worry-free lifestyle.
Our experts work with each patient individually to diagnose the cause of their symptoms and then find the most effective and least invasive treatment plan. Our specialized radiology team is one of only a few in the region to offer an advanced MRI scan that can clearly show what pelvic floor areas may be prolapsing. This leads to a more exact diagnosis and treatment plan.
Pelvic conditions we treat
- Pelvic organ prolapse (vaginal prolapse and uterine prolapse)
- Urinary incontinence
- Overactive bladder
- Fecal incontinence
- Sexual dysfunction
- Apareunia (inability to perform intercourse)
- Dyspareunia (painful intercourse)
- Female sexual dysfunction
Pelvic organ prolapse
Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when the uterus slips out of place and into the vaginal canal (uterine prolapse), when the bladder bulges downward (cystocele) or when the rectum bulges forward (rectocele). These conditions are typically the result of injury to the organs’ support system during childbirth or other strenuous activates.
The following are some risk factors for pelvic organ prolapse:
- Increased age; post-menopause
- Multiple vaginal deliveries
- Straining caused by chronic cough, constipation or heavy lifting
- Family history
Symptoms of vaginal and uterine prolapse may include:
- Pelvic pressure
- A feeling of vaginal fullness or heaviness
- A feeling of pulling in the pelvis
- Vaginal discharge
- Urinary urgency and frequency
- Protrusion of pink tissue from the vagina that may be irritated or itchy
- Feeling like you can’t empty your bladder when you urinate
At Rose, your doctor will diagnose your prolapse with a physical exam and possibly an advanced imaging study called an MRI defogram. The level of prolapse is measured by degrees. First degree prolapse is the least severe and fourth degree prolapse is the most severe. With a clear diagnosis, your doctor will create an individualized treatment plan to meet your needs. This may include:
- Kegel exercises
- Pessary insertion
Treatment options for pelvic conditions
Treatment options include advanced pelvic floor therapies. We offer:
- Physical therapy
- Biofeedback for urinary and fecal incontinence
- Vaginal laser therapy
- Anal sphincterplasty
- Radiofrequency treatment for neurogenic fecal incontinence (SECCA procedure)
- Minimally invasive surgery
Sacral neurostimulation treats the symptoms of overactive bladder, including urinary urge incontinence and symptoms of urinary urgency or frequency. This therapy targets the communication problem between the brain and the nerves that control the bladder. By using mild electrical stimulation of the sacral nerves, it can influence the behavior of the bladder and reduce issues like bladder leaks.
Additionally, sacral neurostimulation serves as a treatment for bowel control. Chronic involuntary loss of bowel control is a humiliating, life-changing condition. More than 18 million Americans suffer from this condition, and treatments are often temporary or insufficient. Sacral neurostimulation uses mild electrical stimulation of the sacral nerves to influence the behavior of the anal sphincter, pelvic floor muscles and bowel. Once approved for sacral neurostimulation, a device is typically implanted in the upper buttock. A wireless programmer is then used to activate and set up the neurostimulator operation.
Women’s minimally invasive surgery
At Rose Medical Center, we perform the following robotic procedures to provide the least invasive, most effective treatment options:
- Diagnostic surgery
- Excision of endometriosis
- Ovarian cystectomy
- Tubal ligation