COVID-19 Health Update
Elective screening mammography and bone density procedures are temporarily suspended. Diagnostic and biopsy needs can be scheduled by calling 866-717-2551. Thank you!
COVID-19 and Pregnancy - An Update for our Patients
We would like to take this opportunity to update you about your maternity care during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and assure you that our dedicated team of expert nurses, physicians and midwives are committed to providing safe and effective care to every patient who walks through our doors.
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.
Colorado Total Breast Health
The Rose Total Breast Care program is a part of a larger metro-Denver hospital collaboration, Colorado Total Breast Health. Delivering 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.
Rose Total Breast Care is pleased to be a part of Colorado Total Breast Health, a collaboration of North Suburban Medical Center, Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, and Rose Medical Center.
Colorado Total Breast Health is your partner in overall breast wellness delivering the turnkey support women need: ease of access, personalized treatment, collaboration and state-of-the-art capabilities. Our expert team of breast imaging radiologists, surgeons, genetic counselors, oncologists, specially trained nurses, nurse navigators and more have created a pathway for breast health.
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.
From annual well-woman check-ups and screenings to family planning and menopause care, regular gynecologic care is important to women throughout all stages of life. That’s why Rose Medical Center has partnered with the region’s best gynecologists and midwives to provide services that are convenient and exceptional.
The first gynecologist visit can be intimidating but it is important for young women to begin a relationship with a gynecologist between the ages of 13 and 15. At the first appointment, a teen can expect to spend time just talking with the doctor and then, often, a basic health exam and an external examination is performed. At this visit, she can bring up any questions about abnormal bleeding, birth control, emotional concerns and any other health or emotional needs.
Family planning is a regular part of the conversation with your gynecologist during the childbearing years. Your gynecologist can help you with any facet of family planning: difficulty getting pregnant (infertility); temporary birth control options (barrier methods, hormonal methods (the pill, intrauterine devices (IUDs), patch) and rhythm methods) as well as permanent birth control options (tubal ligation surgery, which can be done through minimally invasive techniques).
Painful periods, endometriosis, and uterine fibroids
Pain associated with the menstrual cycle is called dysmenorrhea. Many women have some type of pain for one or two days a month, often called “cramps.” This is primary dysmenorrhea. Other women have significant pain with their periods that lasts longer than a few days and often gets worse over time. The cause may be endometriosis, a condition in which tissue from the lining of the uterus is found outside the uterus; adenomyosis, a condition in which tissue that typically lines the uterus grows in the uterus muscle; and fibroids, growths that form on the exterior or interior wall of the uterus.
Your gynecologist can help uncover the cause of painful periods and provide treatment. Treatment may include medication, lifestyle changes and/or surgery. Surgery typically is performed using the latest minimally invasive techniques.
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.
Hormones and menopause care
While hormone treatment is usually associated with menopause care, our experts are adept at uncovering hormonal imbalances during any stage of life. Treatment prescribed may help ease symptoms such as mood swings, bloating, hot flashes, diminished libido, or hair loss.
In addition to hormone balancing, your gynecologist can walk alongside you during menopause to lessen symptoms and keep you healthy.
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.
Care starts with fertility conversations and pregnancy information from your gynecologist or midwife. The team then offers thorough prenatal care, including specialized high risk care, childbirth and family education and a weekly email to provide information and support.
Labor and Delivery
How do you envision your baby’s birth? Maybe it is unmedicated with the help of your partner, hypnotherapy and doula services in our Rose Babies Birth Center; maybe it is using nitrous oxide to relax and then an epidural to numb the pain; maybe it is a planned family-friendly C-section due to a high-risk pregnancy; maybe it is through midwifery care—or maybe it is somewhere between all of that. Rose is here to make sure that you have access to all the resources you could need during labor and delivery, right here in central Denver.
We support every mom’s decision to breastfeed or bottle feed. Because early breastfeeding is a time for learning, we offer specialized support for those mothers who choose to breastfeed. Our mom/baby nurses have breastfeeding certifications and our certified lactation consultants are available before and after your hospital stay. We also offer a breastfeeding support group for ongoing support.
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
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:
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 sphincteroplasty
- 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