UI Hospitals and Clinics

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Best Hospital 2015 Gynecology

Obstetrics and Gynecology offers care for your lifetime—from your first gynecological exam, to delivering your baby, through menopause.

We provide comfortable, compassionate care that includes access to advanced medical and technical expertise if necessary. Nearly 30 physician specialists are joined by certified nurse midwives, advanced registered nurse practitioners and an excellent nursing and ancillary health staff to insure you get the complete health care you need in a private and personal environment.

In addition to quality care, we offer in-depth information on the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care of conditions that affect women of all ages.

At the core of women's health is obstetrics and gynecology. In 2015, U.S.News & World Report ranked our gynecology services among the best in the nation.

Women's Services

Referring Providers

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Spirit of Women

The Women’s Health Department at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics values women in the community and their overall happiness that comes with a healthy lifestyle. Our mission is to educate women and families with expert health information, which is why we have partnered with Spirit of Women, a national coalition of hospitals and healthcare providers. Interested in becoming a Spirit member? Learn more!

Appointments

Our health care professionals are currently seeing patients at the following locations:

UI Women’s Health
Iowa City, IA
319-356-2294

UI Hospitals and Clinics - Iowa River Landing
Coralville, IA
319-467-2000
855-467-3700

UI Women's Health – Quad Cities
Davenport, IA
Specialty services available
563-355-2244

May 2016 Issue

UI Women's Health E-Newsletter


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Half of All Women Webinar: May 11

Half of all women... have never talked to their doctor about pelvic health conditions, such as, pelvic organ prolapse, urinary problems, and pelvic pain. Join UI Health Care urogynecologist Catherine Bradley, MD, MSCE for this FREE webinar (online seminar) to learn more about the symptoms, risk factors, and treatment options available.

 

 Upcoming Events Calendar Dinner with a Doc: Menopause

Menopause is time in a woman's life when her periods eventually stop and the body goes through changes that no longer allow her to get pregnant. These changes often come with side effects, like hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings. While menopause can’t be avoided, there are ways to manage your symptoms. Join UI Women's Health on Thursday, May 26 at the Waterfront Hy-Vee to learn more. Register today!


Doctor with patient Menopause and Sexual Health Clinic

The Menopause and Sexual Health Clinic offers a variety of services, including treatment of hot flashes, sleep disturbances and sexual pain associated with the menopause transition. Our providers are specifically trained in menopause and sexual health, and are National Certified Menopause Practitioners (NCMP).


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The UI Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology offers patients a range of basic and specialized services, including normal and high-risk pregnancy care, infertility options, urogynecology services, and reproductive cancer treatments. Browse through their online profiles to learn more about our providers!


National Women's Health Week IconCelebrate Women’s Health Week

Women’s Health Week kicks off on Sunday, May 8. This nationally recognized observance was created to empower women to make their health a priority. Put health at the top of your to-do list–learn what you can do to achieve your best health at every age.


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Bringing home a new baby is a wonderful, life-changing event... but, let's be honest, it can also be very challenging at times. Beyond the Bump is a support group that gives new moms the opportunity to empower each other. Join us to connect with moms like you.


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Beyond the Bump

Mom holding baby Beyond the Bump is a support group that offers a safe environment for new moms to comfort, connect, and empower each other in a relaxed and convenient setting.

Childbirth Education Classes

Expecting Couple We have designed this program to promote a healthy pregnancy and help you achieve the most rewarding and fulfilling birth experience possible.

Schedule an Appointment

Phone OBGYN providers are available at three locations to meet with you at your convenience.

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GYN Cancer

Check-In Desk Our team sees and treats any type of suspected gynecologic cancer, and we will design a treatment plan that is tailored to your individual needs.

Infertility Care

Infertility Care Team The experts with the UI Center for Advanced Reproductive Care blend skill, compassion and sensitivity to help you weigh your options for the best course of treatment.

Obstetrics

Dr. Maassen with OB Patient Our experienced obstetricians, midwives, and childbirth education coordinators work with you to create a personalized pregnancy experience.

Gynecology

Medical Assistant with Patient Our services focus on preventive care and regular screenings to keep you healthy. We take the time to talk with you about your health, your concerns and your goals.

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Locations and Contact Information

UI Women’s Health
Iowa City, IA
319-356-2294

UI Health Care - Iowa River Landing
Coralville, IA
319-467-2000
855-467-3700

UI Women's Health – Quad Cities
Davenport, IA
Specialty services available
563-355-2244

National Women’s Health Week 2016

Sunday, May 8 to Saturday, May 14

Women’s Health Week is a nationally recognized observance created to empower women to make their health a priority!

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Upcoming Women’s Health Events

Wednesday, May 11 – Half of All Women Web Event

Half of all women...have never talked to their doctor about care, management or treatment of pelvic health conditions. Join UI Health Care urogynecologist Catherine Bradley, MD, for this FREE webinar to learn more about the most common pelvic health conditions and what you can do about them. Register now!

Thursday, May 12 – Beyond the Bump new mom support group

Beyond the Bump is a free support group championed by the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics that offers a safe environment for women in the community to comfort, connect, and empower each other in a relaxed and convenient setting. All new moms and babies are welcome. Learn more about Beyond the Bump and how to register for an upcoming meeting.

Thursday, May 26 – Dinner with a Doc: Menopause

Menopause is time in a woman's life when her periods eventually stop and the body goes through changes that no longer allow her to get pregnant. These changes often come with side effects, like hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings. While menopause can’t be avoided, there are ways to manage your symptoms. Join UI Women's Health on Thursday, May 26 at the Waterfront Hy-Vee to learn more. Register today!


Steps to better health at every age!

Women's Health E-Newsletter

At the UI Women's Health Center we care for women and care about women. That's why all women are encouraged to sign up for our monthly e-newsletters where you'll find women's health information on timely topics, advance notice for seminars, and more! The health tips, topics, and materials are useful for all ages. Sign up now!


May 2016: MenopauseE-Newsletter Icon

Menopause is time in a woman's life when her periods eventually stop and the body goes through changes that no longer allow her to get pregnant. These changes often come with side effects, like hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings. While menopause can’t be avoided, there are ways to manage your symptoms. Learn more.


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April 2016: Stroke
A stroke is sometimes called a “brain attack,” because it occurs when blood flow to a part of the brain stops. If blood flow is cut off for longer than a few seconds, the brain cannot get blood and oxygen.
March 2016: Diabetes
Diabetes is usually a lifelong disease in which there is a high level of sugar in the blood. Diabetes affects more than 20 million Americans. In addition, over 40 million Americans have pre-diabetes.
February 2016: Pelvic Floor Disorders
The “pelvic floor” is a term used to describe the muscles, ligaments, and connective tissue that provide support for a woman’s internal organs. Learn more about the symptoms and treatment options available for pelvic floor disorders.
January 2016: Bone and Joint Conditions
It’s estimated that one in two women over age 50 will break a bone because of osteoporosis, and 30 percent of people in the United States between the ages of 45 and 64 have been diagnosed with arthritis. It’s important to know your personal risk factors, so you can take an active role in preventing common bone and joint conditions.
December 2015: Common Cold v. Flu
Though it tends to coincide with many fall and winter holidays, no one looks forward to flu season. The flu and the common cold are both respiratory illnesses and have similar symptoms but are caused by different viruses and have a different level of severity.
November 2015: Coronary Heart Disease
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women, with more than half a million Americans dying from the disease each year. Thankfully, many of the risk factors for CHD, including plaque and cholesterol, are easily controllable.
October 2015: Breast Cancer
About one in eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer during their lifetime. It is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers. Breast cancer can be more effectively treated when caught early.
September 2015: Gynecologic Cancers
Approximately 70,500 women are diagnosed with gynecologic cancer each year. Symptoms of gynecologic cancers are often subtle, so it’s also important to know the signs, your body, and your family history.
August 2015: Vaccines
As children get older, it is important to remember that protection from some vaccines begins to wear off. Being aware of the vaccine schedule for preteens and teenagers can give your child the opportunity to give high school and college their best shot.
July 2015: Skin Cancer
There are three major types of skin cancer. The two most common are squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma. The third is melanoma; while it is less common, it is the most dangerous kind.
June 2015: Wellness Visit
Many women only see their doctors when they are sick or injured, forming a negative connotation with doctor visits; however, scheduling a yearly well-woman visit with your doctor is imperative for helping prevent and recognize disease, identify health issues, establish wellness goals, and build a relationship with your physician.
May 2015: Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a serious disease of the bones. Osteoporosis literally means “porous bone. When a person has osteoporosis, the pores in the bone become much larger and make bones brittle and weak. As a result, bones break more easily.
April 2015: Dementia
Dementia is an umbrella term that is used to describe the symptoms that people with brain disorders or damage may have with memory, thinking, and language. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia, affecting between 60 and 80 percent of Americans with dementia.
March 2015: Menopause
Every woman experiences menopause differently. Some women may not experience any noticeable symptoms, while others may have difficulty adjusting to changing hormone levels.
February 2015: Stress
Unrelieved stress can contribute to headaches, high blood pressure, fatigue, depression, chest pain, heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. There are many techniques that can help you manage your stress and keep it at a healthy level.
January 2015: Cervical Cancer Prevention
Did you know that cervical cancer is the fifth most common cancer in women? Approximately 471,000 new cases are diagnosed each year worldwide. With prevalence of cervical cancer at an all-time high, it’s important to take the proper precautions to keep your life and your body healthy and strong.
December 2014: High Blood Pressure
The American Heart Association estimates that more than 81,100,000 people in the United States have at least one form of cardiovascular disease – and this number is still on the rise. It's time to take control of your health.
November 2014: Sleep Disorders
Do you feel fatigued during times of the day when you used to have energy? Do you feel like you need that midday coffee in order to make it through the entire workday? It is important to realize that being fatigued is NOT normal and can be a sign of other conditions such as sleep apnea.
October 2014: Depression
Stress can sometimes lead to serious mental problems such as depression. Clinical depression doesn’t discriminate – it affects men and women of all ages, races, and socioeconomic status.
September 2014: Ovarian Cancer
Symptoms of reproductive organ cancers can be subtle, often described as "like a whisper." But there are ways to increase the odds of catching cancer in its earliest stages, including regular pap smears, knowing your family history, and learning to listen to your body's signals
August 2014: Eye Health
Of the five senses, vision is the one people fear losing the most. Learn about common eye conditions and diseases including glaucoma, cataracts, conjunctivitis, and retinal disorders.
July 2014: Preventive Health Tests
Sometimes we are so busy that we even ignore our health. The amount of tests that we think we may need to stay healthy can seem daunting. Learn about the most important life-saving tests that can keep you healthy at any age.
June 2014: HPV
HPV, also known as the human papillomavirus, is the most common sexually transmitted infection. HPV is passed on through direct skin-to-skin contact during sex. There are more than 40 types of HPV that can infect both males and females, and some of the more serious types of HPV can cause cancer.
May 2014: Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial fibrillation (A Fib), a cardiovascular disorder affecting 2.2 million people in the United States, creates a disorganized electrical signal that causes a disturbance in the upper and lower chambers of the heart, preventing them from working together. A-Fib can damage the heart’s electrical system, leading to increased risk for stroke, heart attack or heart failure.
April 2014: Urinary Incontinence
Voiding disorders affect urine storage and release because both are controlled by the same muscle mechanisms. Voiding disorders can keep you from doing the things you love because you constantly live in fear of being too far away from a restroom. This fact sheet provides information that can help you handle your OAB symptoms.
March 2014: Sexual Dysfunction
Relationships are a balancing act of two people sharing their lives, providing each other with love and support while still maintaining their identities as separate individuals. As years pass, the general stresses of life can interfere with a couple’s intimacy.

Upcoming Women's Health Events

Dinner with a Doc Seminar: Breast Cancer

Event Date: Thursday, June 30, 2016
Doors Open: 5:30 p.m.
Event Time: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Location: Waterfront Hy-Vee

Waterfront Hy-Vee (Club Room)
1720 Waterfront Dr., Iowa City, IA 52240


Breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women in the United States. While maintaining a healthy lifestyle can decrease your chances of breast cancer, there are some risk factors you can’t change, like your age and family history. That’s why getting screened is so important. Routine wellness appointments and mammograms can help detect cancer at an early stage. At this month’s Dinner with a Doc seminar, the chef will do a short cooking presentation. Then, while you’re enjoying a delicious meal, surgeon Lillian Erdahl, MD, will present.

You can expect to learn:

  • Types of breast cancer
  • Risk factors, warning signs and symptoms
  • Screening and diagnosis
  • Treatment options
  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery

Review this fact sheet for more information on breast cancer.


Please register online.
Space is limited. Registration required.

*Note: In order to maintain a comfortable environment that encourages audience participation, this event is intended for women only.

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Why Choose Us?

Obstetrics and Gynecology Care

  • Ranked 15th as a Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report magazine in 2014.
  • First and only hospital in the United States offering multidisciplinary approach to patients with uterine fibroids.
  • Ranked as a top 100 Hospitals With Great Women's Health Programs by Becker's Hospital Review for offering outstanding women's health programs in 2013
  • UI Obstetrics and Gynecology offers the latest in women-focused comprehensive health care.
  • Approximately 2,000 obstetric deliveries (live births) annually.
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield designated UI Hospitals and Clinics as a Blue Distinction Center in assisted reproduction quality program.
  • Optum Health Care Solutions designated our infertility services as a "Center of Excellence."

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