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Gynecology

BestCare for Women of All Ages

Happy womenWorking through private and staff gynecologists, Saint Francis provides a full complement of gynecologic care for women of all ages. Our services include the management of menopause, the diagnosis and treatment of breast disease and osteoporosis, plastic and cosmetic surgery and the management of incontinence and other pelvic problems.

Two areas of special expertise are gynecologic sonography and the diagnosis and treatment of gynecologic malignancies. The Ultrasound Diagnostic Center in our Women's Pavilion is second to none in terms of technology and expertise of physicians who have received special training in this area.

Infertility Services

Many physicians refer women to our specialists for treatment of infertility and we have achieved a high number of successful pregnancies within this group. In addition to a full range of diagnostic procedures, we can provide basic medical and surgical therapy, including microsurgical tubal reconstruction.

Gynecologic Oncology

A separate division is headed by a team of gynecologic oncologists. Drawing on the strength of the Saint Francis/Mount Sinai Care Regional Cancer Center, the cancer program includes prevention, detection and treatment. In addition, a variety of consultants and specialists contribute their expertise to this service, providing a progressive and sensitive approach to women's medicine. For more information about gynecologic oncology services, contact your gynecologist or call 860-714-7945

Urogynecology

Incontinence has been identified as one of the major health care problems facing American women in their years following menopause. Current estimates indicate that as many as 20 percent of mature women suffer from loss of bladder control. Our sophisticated diagnostic testing is capable of distinguishing the various causes of incontinence, as well as relaxation disorders of the pelvic floor. Once a diagnosis is made, we recommend appropriate therapy, including medical or surgical intervention, and refer the patient back to her own gynecologist for continuing care. DaVinci Robotic Surgery offers promising options for women with incontinence and related pelvic floor disorders.  For more information about urogynecology services, contact your gynecologist or call 860-286-2996.

Ultrasound Services

Located on the fourth floor of the John M. Gibbons Pavilion for Women in the Patient Care Tower at Saint Francis, the Obstetrics/Gynecology Ultrasound Diagnostic Center offers non-invasive, state-of-the-art technology and the expertise of licensed sonographers. High-frequency sound waves and computers are used to create accurate images that allow doctors to track the growth of fetuses and test women for ovarian and uterine health. The Ob/Gyn Ultrasound Diagnostic Center was the first such center in Hartford County to earn accreditation from the American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine.

To find a Saint Francis Ob/Gyn click here or call HealthConnect at 1-877-ST FRANCIS (877-783-7262).