Obstetrics and Gynecology
This department provides a full scope of services to women. Physicians treat both healthy and high-risk pregnant women, as well as women of all ages. Although Abington Memorial Hospital is renowned for delivering babies, the entire realm of women's health care has long been a priority. Obstetricians/gynecologists are concerned with routine check-ups, family planning, fertility problems, sexually transmitted diseases, cancer and other disorders affecting the entire female reproductive system. Abington's subspecialties include: infertility; laser surgery; robotic surgery; gynecologic cancer treatment; genetic counseling; fetal surgery; high-risk pregnancy; and urogynecology (female pelvic and reconstructive surgery).
The department is backed up by state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic equipment at the hospital, at Abington Health Center – Schilling in Willow Grove and at Abington Health Center – Warminster. Equipment and facilities include: mammography; MRI; the Prenatal Testing Center, offering Level I and Level II ultrasound, amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling (CVS), percutaneous umbilical cord blood sampling (PUBS), Genetic 4 (quad-screen testing), Maternal Serum Alpha-Fetoprotein (MSAFP) value testing and other sophisticated intrauterine procedures; the Fetal Diagnostic Center; and the Toll Center for Reproductive Sciences, which includes the in vitro fertilization laboratory and offers the latest advances in treating infertility, including pre-implantation genetics, gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT), zygote intra-fallopian transfer (ZIFT), micro-manipulation, and cryopreservation. Our Birthing Suite, Maternity Suite and Suite for Mothers and Babies boast new or recently renovated facilities for our patients. Our program also features a board-certified obstetrician/ gynecologist on staff who serves in an innovative role as medical director of Labor and Delivery and patient safety officer for obstetrics and gynecology.
Gynecologic oncology, diagnosis and treatment, is state-of-the-art, with investigative protocols available for most types of gynecologic cancer.
Urogynecology (female pelvic medicine) is the diagnosis and treatment of problems of the pelvic floor. Urogynecologists evaluate all structures and systems of the female pelvis, including organs, nerves, ligaments, muscles and blood vessels. Conditions treated by urogynecologists include prolapse of the uterus, vagina, bladder, urethra and rectum; urinary incontinence; fecal incontinence; recurrent urinary tract infections; difficulty voiding; excessive nighttime voiding; urinary frequency/urgency syndromes; and decreased vaginal sensation during intercourse. A wide variety of non-surgical and state-of-the-art minimally invasive surgical procedures are available.
As a teaching hospital, Abington provides postgraduate medical education for resident physicians in obstetrics and gynecology.