Women’s Health/Obstetrics and Gynecology
Women are special people with special needs. At Hegg Memorial Health Center Avera, we have listened to what women want in a healthcare system and we have responded. Together with our quality medical staff we offer women comprehensive medical care, inpatient and outpatient diagnostic and treatment services in comfortable, welcoming settings.
Breast Health Services
Hegg Memorial Health Center Avera is dedicated to providing women with quality breast health services. From routine screenings to sophisticated diagnostic instrumentation, we are here with a comprehensive program of education, diagnosis and treatment.
In addition to yearly exams by a physician, women should follow the recommended guidelines for regular mammograms. Hegg Memorial Health Center Avera uses some of the latest equipment and is staffed by qualified female radiologic technologists. Your mammogram will be interpreted by a board-certified radiologist who will send a report to your physician.
Osteoporosis is a disease that results in a loss of bone density, which can make bones more susceptible to breaking. Although osteoporosis can affect any bone, fractures occur most commonly in the spine, hip or wrist. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, one out of every two women will sustain a fracture related to osteoporosis. Hegg Memorial has a state-of-the-art screening device for the diagnosis of osteoporosis. The DEXA scan, or dual energy x-ray absorpitometry. The DEXA scan measures the density of the bones of the spine, hip and wrist-the areas most affected by osteoporosis. It is also used to accurately follow gradual changes in the bones. Hegg Memorial takes appointments for the DEXA scan with a referral from a primary care physician. If you have questions about bone density, or if you have a family history of osteoporosis and think that you may benefit from a DEXA scan, talk to your primary care physician.& Your physician can discuss the procedure with you and determine if this screening is appropriate for you.
Cervical Cancer Screening, Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment
- Prenatal Classes and Programs
- Obstetrical Ultrasound
- Birthing Rooms
- Postpartum Clinics
- Breast Feeding Support
- Labor Pain Management
- Pain relieving medication
- Labor tub and Jacuzzi
- Breathing technique
Our doctors provide OB services at anytime and continuous surgical coverage is offered in case a cesarean section is necessary.