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Women’s Health Specialty Programs Offer Focused Expertise

Programs range from robotic surgery and advanced ultrasound to women’s obesity and menopause care

Women’s Health Specialty Programs

The gynecologists and Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) are dedicated to providing innovative, comprehensive women's health services.

Over the last few years, that commitment has led to the creation of a growing number of clinical programs that provide enhanced care for women who have specific health concerns.

These programs are built by exceptional providers who choose to pursue extra knowledge or training. They may also be supported by dedicated clinical staff, such as counselors, as appropriate for the program.

“The patients are very satisfied because they are receiving evidence-based, comprehensive care,” says Emily Brophy, MD, Associate Practice Leader, Lehigh Valley Physician Group (LVPG) OB-GYN.

“And the providers are satisfied, too, because they are active in an area of medicine about which they care deeply.”

More programs on the horizon

Additional specialty programs are being planned. One will focus on vaginal and vulvar health. Another will address fertility concerns using gynecologic options rather than immediately advancing patients to infertility specialist care.

“Focused programs such as these enhance the health of women by ensuring they receive the best possible care in a setting that is familiar and welcoming,” Brophy says.

Specialty Programs at a Glance

Robotic Gynecologic Surgery

This program’s highly skilled surgeons treat benign gynecologic conditions using advanced robotic technology. Common robot-assisted procedures include hysterectomy, myomectomy and endometriosis surgery.

Chronic Pelvic Pain

Chronic pelvic pain is a complex condition that often has multiple causes. In this program, an experienced pelvic pain team partners with individuals to alleviate discomfort and optimize function.

Advanced Gynecologic Ultrasound

In this new program, specialists with advanced training in leading-edge techniques investigate challenging conditions, such as uterine anomalies or ovarian cysts with concerning features. The ultrasound specialist then collaborates with the treating physician to help inform the person’s care management team, whether it be medical or surgical.

Sexual Health Program

The providers in this program focus on concerns such as painful intercourse or low libido. As needed, they also connect women with medications, hormonal treatment, sex therapy, counseling or other resources.

Menopause Medicine

This program, coming soon, will draw upon the expertise of providers with extra training or special certification in the field. The goal is to educate and partner with women to enjoy their best health of body and mind throughout the midlife transition.

Obesity in Women’s Medicine

In another up-and-coming program, OB-GYNs who are also certified in obesity medicine will provide a comprehensive approach to help women develop and obtain a healthy lifestyle while assisting in improving their overall wellbeing and quality of life. “Women who are not ready for referral to a bariatric program may be more receptive to talking with a specially trained OB-GYN,” Brophy says.

Referral center

Check the calendar

Providers can refer an individual to LVHN Women’s Health program by calling 888-402-LVHN (5846). If you are a patient, call 888-402-LVHN to request an appointment.

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