Women's Specialty Treatments
Doylestown Hospital offers a range of specialty treatments to meet the special needs of women.
The Vein Center
Whether it's the unsightly spider variety or the troublesome varicose kind, vein problems are a common health issue. They don't seem to get the attention other health matters do because they're often seen as a cosmetic concern. But bulging varicose veins are more than just unattractive, explains Andrea Candia, MD, one of three interventional radiologists who provide services at the Vein and Laser Center at the Health & Wellness Center by Doylestown Hospital.
Available treatment options include:
- Endovenous laser therapy (EVLT) - treatment for large varicose veins using targeted laser energy to destroy bulging tissue and seal the vein
- Sclerotherapy - treatment for medium varicose veins whereby a liquid is injected into the vein to close it
- Laser treatment with Cutera CoolGlide® - state-of-the-art laser treatment using light energy to destroy spider veins in the legs and also on the face
Following any of these services, patients can immediately return to normal activities. For more information or to schedule a consult at the Vein Center, call 215-918-5849.
The Urinary Continence Program
Urinary incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine to the degree that it is socially and hygienically unacceptable. The Urinary Continence Program’s goal is to return you to your daily routine without inconvenience related to incontinence. Urinary incontinence is neither a disease nor a normal symptom of aging. Incontinence affects more than 13 million Americans, 80 percent of whom can be effectively treated with bio-behavioral techniques such as bladder training and biofeedback-assisted pelvic floor exercises. Urinary incontinence can be caused by infections, pregnancy, menopause, surgery, or by being overweight. It can also be brought on by strokes, diabetes, or by certain neurological conditions.
Upon referral from your physician, a physical therapist will perform an evaluation and develop an individualized treatment plan to meet your needs. The physical therapist advocates a self-help program of exercise in conjunction with state-of-the-art biofeedback equipment.
Please contact the Physical Therapy Department at 215-345-2065 for more information.
Uterine Artery Embolization
Uterine Artery Embolization reduces the effects of non-cancerous fibroid tumors. As a part of embolization, a physician blocks the two arteries that supply fibroids with blood. By doing this, pain and bleeding caused by the fibroids will decrease. Because their blood supply is cut off, the fibroids will also shrink in size.
For more information, call Interventional Radiology at 215-345-2843.
Osteoporosis can cause fractures in the spine. These fractures are very painful, often leaving a patient bedridden and requiring strong pain medication. A nonsurgical procedure known as percutaneous vertebroplasty has emerged as a highly successful treatment to offer pain relief and improve mobility.
During vertebroplasty, the physician injects a bone cement mixture into the fractured bone to mend the fracture gap. The cement mixture adheres immediately to the bone, and the treated vertebra now has the strength of an intact vertebra. This procedure also benefits cancer patients with tumors on the spine.
For more information about vertebroplasty, call Interventional Radiology at 215-345-2843.