Women's health services in Augusta, Georgia
At Doctors Hospital of Augusta, our team understands that a woman's life is constantly changing—along with her healthcare needs. We are here to provide exactly what you need to feel your best, from adolescence and childbirth to menopause and beyond.
The Clyde A. Burgamy Center for Women cares for women throughout the CSRA. Our dedicated women's services include labor and delivery, high-risk pregnancy care, diagnostic imaging and pelvic medicine.
To learn more about our women's services, please call our Consult-A-Nurse team at (706) 651-4343.
Doctors Hospital of Augusta has received many recognitions for providing quality services in women's care. We are a designated Baby-Friendly hospital by Baby-Friendly USA, and our Women's Diagnostic Center is recognized by the Food & Drug Administration as a Certified Mammography Facility.
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.
Every woman experiences life changes that can impact pelvic health, such as changes in muscles due to aging, childbirth, weight gain and menopause. We treat a wide range of pelvic conditions, including:
- Cervical and uterine cancer
- Menorrhagia (prolonged bleeding during menstrual cycle)
- Uterine fibroids
- Uterine prolapse
For more information about our pelvic medicine services for women, please call our pelvic health nurse navigator at (706) 651-3636.
Expert care for pelvic floor disorders
Pelvic floor disorders are some of the main gynecologic and urogynecologic conditions we treat. The pelvic floor is the set of ligaments, muscles and connective tissue in the lower pelvis that supports the pelvic organs. These organs include:
Pelvic floor disorders may result from tears in the connective tissue or weakened pelvic muscles. When this occurs, women may begin to have problems controlling certain bodily functions, resulting in conditions such as urinary incontinence. Common symptoms of pelvic floor disorders include:
- Bowel, gas or stool leakage
- Difficulty emptying the bladder or having a bowel movement
- Overactive bladder
- Urine leakage
Pelvic floor disorder treatment options
Our specialists provide a variety of non-invasive treatments options and minimally invasive procedures to correct pelvic floor disorders. Treatment options may include:
- Dietary changes
- Electrical stimulation
- Lifestyle changes, such as managing weight or quitting smoking
- Minimally invasive surgery
- Pelvic floor exercises (Kegels)
- Physical therapy
- Prosthetic support device (pessary)
Risk factors for pelvic floor disorders
Several factors can contribute to pelvic floor disorders, including:
- Chronic constipation
- Heavy lifting
- Pregnancy and childbirth
- Sexual dysfunction
Robotic gynecologic and urogynecologic surgery
We are committed to remaining on the forefront of innovative techniques and technological advancements in gynecologic surgery. We were the first hospital in the area to use robot-assisted surgical technology in performing gynecologic and urogynecologic procedures. With more robotic surgical options available than ever before, we help women get back to their lives with surgeries that use smaller incisions and offer shorter recovery periods.
Our robotic surgical options in gynecology include:
- Hysterectomy (removal of the uterus)
- Myomectomy (removal of uterine fibroids)
- Sacrocolpopexy (repair of pelvic organ prolapse)
Diagnostic breast and bone imaging for women
We are proud to have a designated place for women to go for all their imaging needs. At the Women's Diagnostic Center, we not only offer screening mammograms but also bone density testing to identify bone mineral loss and the presence of osteoporosis.
Services at the Women's Diagnostic Center include:
- Breast magnetic resonance imaging
- Breast ultrasound
- Digital mammography
- Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scans (bone density)
Compassionate maternity services
We are here throughout your pregnancy to help you prepare for the big day. Our Cradle Club classes are available to help expectant parents and family members prepare for labor and delivery and life with a newborn.
Following childbirth, we practice couplet care and daily quiet times to help you and your baby bond. Our staff includes board-certified lactation consultants who are available to facilitate the breastfeeding process, so you can feel confident in feeding your baby before leaving the hospital.
Maternal fetal medicine
At our hospital, we provide specialized care for women with high-risk pregnancies. This means that a mother and/or her baby may be at risk for complications during pregnancy due to a variety of factors, such as age or a pre-existing medical condition. Our staff includes perinatologists (experts in maternal fetal medicine), and we have a neonatal intensive care unit on-site to meet your baby's medical needs following birth.