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Women's care

Whether you're in adolescence, menopause or somewhere in between, your health needs come first. Our women's care specialists are committed to making sure that happens as they support you through every stage of life.

Women's Center in Lee's Summit, Missouri

The Women's Center at Lee's Summit Medical Center provides a variety of services for treating and maintaining women's reproductive, urologic and breast health.

Regular gynecologic and breast screenings are crucial for detecting certain cancers early on, when they are most treatable. We are committed to providing women with access to the care they need to maintain their long-term health.

Women's health conditions we treat

Our specialists provide comprehensive women's care and treat a wide range of conditions that affect women in every stage of life, including:

  • Age-related issues, such as menopause and osteoporosis
  • Breast cancer
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Gynecologic cancers
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Pelvic pain
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Vaginal yeast infections

Urogynecologic care

If you struggle with bladder issues, you are not alone. Many women experience urinary incontinence (accidental leakage of urine), and our pelvic medicine specialists are here to help. We care for women with urgency incontinence (when you need a restroom and might not always make it) and stress incontinence (when urine leaks during coughing, sneezing, running, jumping or laughing). We help our patients find relief through pelvic floor therapies, outpatient surgical treatment and pelvic floor reconstruction.

Pelvic floor dysfunction

We offer a specialized therapy program to help patients experiencing pelvic floor dysfunction—where the pelvic muscles weaken and can no longer perform necessary functions. Pelvic floor disorders can be caused by a range of factors, including childbirth, weight gain, aging, surgery and scar tissue.

The pelvic floor supports the bladder, uterus and bowels. When a problem occurs, it can result in:

  • Bowel incontinence
  • Frequent urination
  • Organ prolapse
  • Pain or burning in the abdomen, tailbone or perineal area
  • Pelvic pain
  • Prenatal and postpartum-related issues, such as sciatica and diastasis recti
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Urinary incontinence

Pelvic floor rehabilitation and treatment

Treatment for pelvic floor conditions involves retraining and/or strengthening the pelvic floor muscles. Through rehabilitation, we help patients regain proper function and optimize their quality of life. Our highly-trained occupational and physical therapists are specially trained to provide pelvic floor rehabilitation.

Pelvic floor rehabilitation may include:

  • Biofeedback
  • Bladder journaling and retraining
  • Diet education
  • Education on using assistive devices, including vaginal dilators
  • Home exercise program for strength conditioning and/or stretching
  • Manual exercises
  • Pelvic floor exercises
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Transverse abdominis stabilization exercises

Some patients may require surgical care for pelvic floor conditions. This option is normally considered when alternative therapies have failed.

Breast imaging and mammograms

Our hospital offers top-quality diagnostic and interventional breast care to ensure you receive the thorough screening and treatment you need to maintain your breast health. We are part of the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at HCA Midwest Health cancer network, meaning our team provides research-based, nationally recognized care if breast cancer is detected.

We offer specialized care for women who may be at a higher risk for developing breast cancer, including genetic counseling and risk reduction consultations. Our imaging specialists use digital (3D) mammography, which has proven its ability to increase breast cancer detection and detect cancer at earlier stages. 3D mammograms are especially beneficial to women with dense breast tissue, which can make cancer more difficult to detect on imaging exams.

Patient comfort is a top priority, which is why we use soft screening pads during every screening mammogram. The pads help our patients relax during imaging and feel as comfortable as possible.

Gynecologic services

The Women's Center is here to take care of your gynecologic health. Our services include:

  • Annual well-woman exams
  • Endometriosis diagnosis and treatment
  • Gynecologic surgery, including minimally invasive approaches
  • Infertility testing and counseling
  • Menopause and hormone management
  • Permanent surgical contraception
  • Vaginal and abdominal approaches to hysterectomy

In addition to these services, we treat patients experiencing a variety of common gynecological conditions, including urogynecological problems.

Videos about our Women's care services

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Reasons for pelvic pain in women

Dr. Megan Sneed with Lee's Summit Medical Center discusses one of the most common causes of chronic pelvic pain — endometriosis — its signs and symptoms and how it can be diagnosed and treated.

Our Women's care Locations

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Lee's Summit Medical Center
2100 SE Blue Pkwy
Lees Summit, MO 64063
 (816) 282 - 5000

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Lee's Summit Medical Center
2100 SE Blue Pkwy
Lees Summit, MO 64063
 (816) 282 - 5000
Centerpoint Medical Center
19600 E 39th St S
Independence, MO 64057
 (816) 698 - 7000

10.1 miles

Belton Regional Medical Center
17065 S US Highway 71
Belton, MO 64012
 (816) 348 - 1200

11.1 miles