Addressing a woman's individual health care needs is a commitment we make by providing comprehensive care and support at all stages of her life. This includes not just gynecology and maternity care, but also aspects of cardiology and oncology that are unique to women.
Dignity Health is focused on providing the best healthcare options for the many conditions that affect our female patients. Common conditions we treat at Mercy and Memorial Hospitals are:
- Urinary Incontinence
Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery & da Vinci Robot®
Our specialists are trained in minimally invasive surgery. At Memorial Hospital, the da Vinci® robot enables specialists to perform complex gynecologic surgery through just a few tiny incisions or a single site, minimizing the need to perform traditional abdominal (open) surgery. Potential patient benefits include:
- Shorter hospital stay (one day in most cases versus 3-5 days)
- Significantly less post-operative pain (often only over-the-counter pain medications are required)
- Quicker recovery and return to normal activities (1-2 weeks versus 6-8 weeks)
- Fewer complications and less risk of infection
- Less scarring (small, dime-sized incisions versus a 6-8 inch scar)
Dignity Health Bakersfield is dedicated to providing supportive care for every step of a woman's cancer experience. From detection and treatment, to recovery and support through a patient navigator, our hospitals are home to the latest diagnostic technology and advanced surgical options. We provide patients a full range of cancer services including the area's only inpatient oncology unit and the newest radiation and chemotherapy options through our partnership with the Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center.
Cardiovascular Care for Women
Heart disease is the number one killer of American women. It can affect women of any age, at any time. It also affects them differently from men. That's why we make it a priority to educate women and improve their collective outlook.
At Memorial Hospital's Saravand Heart and Brain Center, we combine advanced heart care services with a personalized level of dignity, respect and compassion. Patients have access to primary heart services close to home through our team of cardiovascular specialists and diagnostic tools and treatment services including the area's first bi-plane interventional suite. Each of our Dignity Health Bakersfield campuses are nationally certified stroke centers.
Maternity Care at Mercy and Memorial Hospitals
Memorial Hospital and Mercy Hospital Southwest are well-known for outstanding care of mothers and their newborns. Our primary goal is for you to have an optimal birth experience. We work with you to discuss your birth plan and pain management and anesthesia options. Learn more about our obstetric services and family birth centers.
Learn More About Women's Services at Memorial Hospital
To find a doctor that specializes in women's health, please call 661.324.7070.