Our message to Indiana women: You deserve some “me” time that’s personalized for your health needs. Make St. Vincent Women’s Health a destination to de-stress, and meet with women’s health specialists. If you are planning a family or pregnant, make it a “Beautiful Beginning” with Monogram Maternity™ services. Do nagging aches and pains hold you back?
Take control of your heart health. Know your risk for breast cancer. Get answers to pelvic health concerns. Now is the time to focus on you --to laugh without pain or leaking -- to sleep better because your health is in good hands. Give this present to yourself. You deserve it.
St. Vincent Women’s Health respects your busy day and makes the most of every visit.
One in two women and one in four men over age 50 will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime. Osteoporosis, often called “the silent disease,” causes no symptoms until a bone breaks. If you’ve suffered an adult fracture after age 50, you have an 87 percent chance of breaking another bone in your lifetime. The Bone Health and Osteoporosis Program is a comprehensive, coordinated and integrated approach designed to address issues related to skeletal health.
Our unique approach focuses on a thorough evaluation of the patient. We emphasize continuity of care and open lines of communication with medical providers as well as patients. We offer an onsite outpatient clinic staffed with dedicated bone health professionals and inpatient consultations on hospitalized patients.
The St. Vincent Breast Care program has a caring, compassionate approach for assessing and treating women with benign (noncancerous) breast issues, as well as all types of breast cancer. Throughout the St. Vincent Medical Group, early detection is a priority. If a woman is identified as being high risk for developing breast cancer, we have a proactive surveillance program to decrease the risk of having breast disease during one’s lifetime. See High-risk Breast Clinic.
Our breast specialists are board-certified breast surgeons and work closely with high-risk breast care nurse practitioners, patient navigators, radiologists and breast imaging technologists, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, plastic surgeons, pathologists, genetic counselors, and supportive care and survivorship navigators so each woman has a personalized treatment plan that adapts to each woman’s needs.
Through St. Vincent Breast Care and Cancer Care in Indianapolis, Carmel Women’s Center, and Anderson Regional, you’ll have access to best-in-care technologies, including Digital Mammography, 3-D mammography (tomosynthesis), breast MRI, MarginProbe® system, SAVI SCOUT® localization, and Image-guided radiation therapy (IMRT).
Digestive Health at St. Vincent involves gastroenterologists and nurses specializing in endoscopic and gastroenterology procedures, including colonoscopy. These specialists treat all types of upper and lower GI conditions including colorectal cancer. If you are over 50 years of age, ask our family physician about having a baseline colonoscopy. This minimally invasive procedure can significantly reduce the risk of developing colon cancer.
Digestive Health specialists address digestion concerns and issues related to pelvic health and treat all types of GI conditions including Crohn’s disease, gluten sensitivities and food allergies, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, Hepatitis C, and abdominal pain and bloating.
Gynecologic (GYN) cancer refers to the cancers of the female reproductive system (ovarian, cervical, uterine/endometrial cancer, vulvar and leiomyosarcoma ). At St. Vincent Cancer Care the Gynecologic Oncology (GYN/ONC) Clinic is the largest in the state of Indiana, treating more women with gynecologic malignancies than 0other medical groups. Our board-certified GYN/ONC physicians and staff have created a personalized healing environment for women diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer. Our GYN/ONC physicians are well-suited for challenging and complex cases and use world-class treatments to improve recovery times and overall outcomes.
The Women’s Cardiac Risk Clinic (WCRC) is a cardiac wellness prevention clinic run by a team of women cardiologists with the goal of preventing the development of heart disease in women. The WCRC consists of two visits. At the first visit you will register and complete the patient profile forms and have fasting laboratory tests completed.
Patient profile consists of:
Fasting laboratory tests consist of:
The second visit is your cardiac evaluation with our female cardiologist. You will receive a 12-lead EKG, a blood pressure check and a full cardiac assessment. The cardiologist will review your tests, your risks and devise for you a personalized lifestyle modification plan to prevent cardiac problems in the future.
Your baby. Your way. At the place you trust to care for you and your family. That’s the promise of Monogram Maternity at St. Vincent.
That also means you have lots of things to consider and some big choices to make. So we want to make it easy for you to get started. Here are three ways to get connected with the information and the expertise you need to make your experience a great one from the beginning.
Your personalized care begins with your Nurse Navigator – Your advocate. Your guide. Your friend.
Your Nurse Navigator is an OB nurse who not only helps you design a birth plan that’s right for you but becomes your first contact whenever you have concerns. She’ll be there for you through the many questions that pregnancy brings, to the excitement of the big day and beyond.
To find your Nurse Navigator or to schedule a Monogram Maternity appointment:
St. Vincent Women’s Health is affiliated with more than 150 physicians who specialize in general gynecology and obstetrics services.
Starting at puberty, women undergo a range of body changes that usher in a lifelong relationship with their OB/GYN. Menstruation, abnormal bleeding, pelvic pain, pregnancies, fibroids, menopause (and everything in between) often affect other aspects of women’s health.
Gynecologists diagnose and treat all conditions that affect the reproductive organs and the overall health of a woman. Having an annual female exam and screening tests are shown to help detect many types of cancer and urogenital pelvic conditions when they are more easily treated. Our gynecologists make breast health a priority, and if needed will coordinate closely with breast care surgical specialists for more comprehensive testing and treatment.
St. Vincent gynecologists are highly experienced surgeons doing advanced gynecological procedures. Using high-tech equipment, such as the DaVinci® robot, surgeries are far less invasive — resulting in shorter stays at the hospital and an overall quicker recovery. Endometrial ablation is one example of a common procedure improved by technology that helps to control heavy menstrual bleeding. Using best-in-care practices, this low-impact procedure is done without making an incision.
At St. Vincent we focus on the total health of you and your baby. Together we will put a personalized birth plan in place that extends after the labor and delivery and into the home. For more information about St. Vincent Monogram Maternity program click here.
The St. Vincent Pelvic Health Program focuses on caring for those personal, hard-to-talk-about areas of women’s health. We offer personalized, compassionate care for:
Our services include is a high-quality, holistic approach to wellness. The Pelvic Health team will collaborate with your primary care physician and other specialists who specialize in women’s health to create a personalized treatment plan. We understand that pelvic issues can have a major impact on the quality of life. For this reason, there are different approaches to treatment based on different stages of life. Our goal is to help you reach your goals and improve your overall pelvic health and quality of life.
Many women will experience some mild mood changes during pregnancy or after the birth of their baby, but one in seven women will experience more significant symptoms of depression or anxiety. These more significant mood changes may be Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD). They can occur anytime during pregnancy and during the first year after baby is born.
Symptoms can include:
The St. Vincent Women's Health Boutique specializes in products and accessories for the unique health needs of women and men. We are committed to supporting those who are facing a life-changing health event such as a mastectomy, pregnancy, or bariatric surgery.
Our professional staff of certified fitters can help fit mastectomy bras and prostheses as well as compression garments and wigs. They can also help women to select merchandise related to pregnancy, menopause, and incontinence. Appointments are suggested for all mastectomy and wig fittings. Most important, we are committed to helping the body, mind, and spirit while upholding each person's desire for sensitivity, respect, and compassionate care.
Experience the miracle of birth with the St. Vincent Monogram Maternity approach. At all of our Indiana maternity locations, you and your baby will have access to the highest level of care you need, when you need it.
The obstetricians, maternity nurse navigators, midwives, and labor and delivery nurses offer a variety of comfort options and baby bonding opportunities. We also offer post-partum support for breastfeeding moms and for women experiencing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
If there is a complication in your pregnancy, either a maternal health or fetal health concern, ask about perinatal care. The maternal fetal medicine (MFM) physicians coordinate care in collaboration with your OB to monitor and manage high-risk pregnancies. If your baby has a fetal condition, our neonatologists and pediatric specialists are also part of the perinatal care team.
And if there an emergency, the St. Vincent One Call MFM First Response Team is ready with special critical care transport for mother and baby.Learn More About Maternity Services
Perinatal Care starts when your obstetrician identifies a maternal or fetal concern. There are many types of high-risk pregnancies. The maternal fetal medicine (MFM) physicians are experts in high-risk pregnancies. If your baby has a fetal condition, our neonatologists and pediatric specialists are also part of your perinatal care team.
You and your baby will have access to the highest level of care you need, when you need it. The Perinatal Center, located on the campus of St. Vincent Women’s in Indianapolis, is a central point for coordinating all points of access to physician specialists for the ongoing needs of you and your developing baby. And when you need the highest level of maternal - fetal care, St. Vincent Women’s is the only perinatal center with both a Level IV Obstetrics department and a Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in one location. For more information about other locations click here.Learn More About Perinatal Care