Many health issues are unique to women, such as pregnancy, menopause and gynecologic disorders. Others, such as heart disease and depression, have a component that differs for women. In addition, there are diseases that affect more women than men including osteoarthritis, stroke, pelvic floor disorders and urinary tract problems. Whether your concern involves traditionally female disorders or not we know your condition is unique to you.Women facing high-risk or medically complicated pregnancies can find services at our Maternal-Fetal Medicine Clinics in Burnsville, Edina and Minneapolis in addition to the Women’s Health Specialists clinic Whether you are expecting a multiples birth or have a pre-existing medical condition that might complicate your pregnancy or delivery, specialists at our Perinatal Assessment and Consultative Center or our Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Center can help. We offer sophisticated imaging of the fetal anatomy, enabling earlier diagnosis and advanced treatment options such as amnioreduction and fetal shunt placement.
When it’s time to give birth The Birthplace at the University of Minnesota Medical Center at M Health provides a welcoming environment for you and your newborn. In addition, our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is on hand for any advanced care your child may need.
Our women’s health services also focus on breast diseases including breast cancer. At our Breast Center we offer screening, diagnosis, treatment and survivor support. In addition, the Gynecologic Cancer Clinic at University of Minnesota Medical Center provides comprehensive, coordinated care for women with cancer of the reproductive tract. This might include ovarian, uterine, cervical or vulvar cancer. Our program is one of the largest in the Midwest, offering screening, diagnosis, treatment and post-treatment support.
When it comes to heart care the University of Minnesota can claim many firsts including the world’s first successful open heart surgery, the first heart transplant in Minnesota, the state’s first heart/lung transplant, the first clinical studies in heart failure, implantation of the first partial artificial heart and some of the first highly intricate, close-up images of the heart. University of Minnesota Health physicians also have pioneered many advances in the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. We implanted the first cardiac pacemaker in the 1950s, provided the first wearable, transistorized pacemaker to a young boy in the 1960s and have been involved in the first bi-ventricular pacemakers and defibrillators in the 1990s. We have also been at the leading edge of technology involving catheters and resynchronization therapy to help both chambers of the heart beat together efficiently.
We have a wide variety of other specialties to treat health issues for women. In addition to providing you with comprehensive care from a multidisciplinary team of specialists the University of Minnesota conducts many clinical trials including those involving breast cancer and breast disorders. Ask your physician if there is a clinical trial that might benefit you.