Women's health center in Royal Palm Beach

Palms West Hospital offers a wide range of health services to women in the Western Communities and throughout Palm Beach County. Our women's health specialists provide comprehensive care and specialize in pelvic health disorder treatment, osteoporosis screenings, labor and delivery and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery.

For more information about our women's care services or to find a doctor, please call our Consult-A-Nurse® referral line at (561) 345-7009.

Women's health services

Our dedicated specialists use the latest procedures, treatments and techniques to address women’s health needs. Some of our services and specialties include:

  • Breast health screenings (including mammography and biopsies)
  • Bone density screenings
  • Cardiac care
  • Colorectal health exams and surgery
  • Gynecology services
  • Hernia repair
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Menopause management therapy
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Obstetrics
  • Osteoporosis testing
  • Pelvic health exams and treatment
  • Reproductive system health screenings
  • Ultrasounds and imaging

Breast health

As an Accredited Breast Imaging Center by the American College of Radiology, we use the latest technology and medical advancements to detect breast cancer.

Our breast health center uses a full spectrum of screening and imaging services, including:

  • Digital stereotactic biopsy
  • Fully digital screening and diagnostic mammography
  • Digital breast tomosynthesis (3D mammography)
  • Ultrasound core biopsy
  • Ultrasound fine needle aspiration (FNA)
  • Complete radiology and pathology support

Gynecology

When appropriate, we offer treatments and minimally invasive surgical options to treat gynecologic medical conditions, including:

  • Cancers of the uterus, cervix and ovary
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterus disorders
  • Ovarian masses
  • Uterine fibroids

Labor and delivery

The New Life Center at Palms West Hospital is a state-of-the-art obstetrics unit, providing expert care to expectant mothers and their babies. We offer this highly individualized care in a comfortable facility with many amenities. We also offer educational classes and have an Award Winning, Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for babies needing special attention.

Pelvic health

Pelvic health problems are common in women. Our pelvic floor physical therapists are specially trained to provide a comprehensive approach as a conservative alternative to surgical interventions for pelvic floor dysfunctions, including:

  • Incontinence
  • Urinary urgency and frequency
  • Urinary retention
  • Stress incontinence
  • Pelvic pain
  • Painful intercourse
  • Pelvic organ prolapse

Depending on the type of pelvic floor disorder you have, our women's health experts may recommend:

  • Education
  • Bladder retraining
  • Manual therapy
  • Muscle relaxation techniques
  • Modalities
  • Electric stimulation
  • Biofeedback to facilitate strengthening and/or muscle relaxation
  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Diaphragmatic breathing techniques
  • Minimally invasive procedures

Women's bone health

Osteoporosis affects more than 44 million Americans, and can result in debilitating bone fractures and abnormal curvature of the spine.

Some women are more likely to develop osteoporosis than others. The risk factors for developing osteoporosis include:

  • Family history of osteoporosis
  • History of broken bones
  • Prolonged use of certain medications, such as steroids
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Not ingesting enough calcium (as an adult or child)
  • Post-menopause or early menopause
  • Having a thin or small build
  • Smoking
  • Lack of exercise
  • Prolonged bed rest

We use advanced, diagnostic technology to detect osteoporosis in its early stages. Based on the results of your test, your physician will be able to determine which treatment is the best option for you.