Women's OBGYN Services
At Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center our women's services offers high quality health and wellness services for women of all ages.
2 Locations for your convenience
NFMMC Main Campus
Mary Dyster Women's Pavilion
Hodge Building 3rd Floor
Niagara Falls NY
Call today! 716-278-4747
6934 Williams Road
Entrance A Suite 400
Wheatfield, NY 14304
Call today! 716-215-0732
We provide quality & comprehensive care
Our services range from well-woman and preventive care to diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of gynecological concerns:
- Annual Wellness Exams
- Mammograms & breast exams
- Diagnostic Ultrasounds
- Menopause management services
- Minimally invasive surgery
- and more.
Annual Wellness Exams
Once a year a complete wellness exam should be scheduled for women beginning at the age of 18. Your gynecologist will tailor the exam based on your medical history and your stage of life.
Mammography is the most common tool currently used to diagnose breast cancer. A mammogram is an X-ray picture of the breasts that creates an image that is then reviewed by a radiologist. A mammogram is what doctors use to look for early signs of breast cancer.
Call to schedule your mammogram today 278-4444
Regular screenings are recommended for women 50 to 74 every two years. If you are 40-49 you should discuss with your physician as to screening. Regular Self-breast exams are always encouraged.
If you cannot afford a mammogram or you have lost your insurance contact Cancer Services Program of Niagara County (located at NFMMC) at 716-278-4898.
(Bone Densitometry DEXA) is a simple noninvasive and painless exam to measure bone mass in areas such as your spine, hip and leg.
A Bone Density Test is most often used to diagnose osteoporosis, a condition that often affects women after menopause but may also be found in men and rarely in children. Osteoporosis involves a gradual loss of calcium, as well as structural changes, causing the bones to become thinner, more fragile and more likely to break.
DEXA is also effective in tracking the results of treatment for osteoporosis and other conditions that cause bone loss.
The DEXA test can also assess an individual's risk for developing fractures. The risk of fracture is affected by age, body weight, history of prior fracture, family history of osteoporotic fractures and life style issues such as cigarette smoking and excessive alcohol consumption. These factors are taken into consideration when deciding if a patient needs therapy.
A DEXA is recommended for women at the age of 65 however you should talk to your doctor to see if you are at risk.
Bone density testing is strongly recommended if you:
- are a post-menopausal woman and not taking estrogen.
- have a personal or maternal history of hip fracture or smoking.
- are a post-menopausal woman who is tall (over 5 feet 7 inches) or thin (less than 125 pounds).
- are a man with clinical conditions associated with bone loss.
- use medications that are known to cause bone loss, including corticosteroids such as Prednisone, various anti-seizure medications such as Dilantin and certain barbiturates, or high-dose thyroid replacement drugs.
- have type 1 (formerly called juvenile or insulin-dependent) diabetes, liver disease, kidney disease or a family history of osteoporosis.
- have high bone turnover, which shows up in the form of excessive collagen in urine samples.
- have a thyroid condition, such as hyperthyroidism.
- have a parathyroid condition, such as hyperparathyroidism.
- have experienced a fracture after only mild trauma.
- have had x-ray evidence of vertebral fracture or other signs of osteoporosis.
Menopause marks the time in a woman's life for the end of menstruation and fertility. Defined as not having a period for at least a year, menopause occurs at an average age of 51, although onset can vary widely.
Increased abdominal Fat
Loss of Breast Fullness
Diagnosis & Treatment
Your provider will discuss this with you to determine what is right for you, ranging from lifestyle changes to hormone therapy.
Is a gynecologic condition affecting your health and quality of life?
Many conditions can impact your well-being and daily life, such as:
- Severe pelvic pain
- Abnormal or very heavy bleeding
Conditions such as these can lead to surgery. At the Women's Center of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center there are options should you need surgery. One of those options is minimally invasive surgery.
Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
A medical breakthrough in the operating room is making surgery much less invasive for women. More doctors are using minimally invasive da Vinci surgery, also called robotic assisted surgery, for women with gynecological problems.
For more information on our women's services or to schedule your next wellness appointment call either location: NFMMC Campus (716) 278-4747 or Summit Healthplex office at (716)215-0732.