Women are unique individuals with specific needs. At Hegg Health Center, we have listened to what women want in a healthcare system and responded. We offer women comprehensive medical care with inpatient and outpatient diagnostic and treatment options. We recognize the needs of women at all ages and stages and are able to provide personalized care in a comfortable, friendly environment.
Breast Health Services
Breast Health Services
Hegg Health Center 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 physicals conducted by a physician, women should follow the recommended guidelines for regular mammograms.
Hegg Health Center offers 3D Mammography onsite. This new unit performs Tomosynthesis screenings, which allow for more efficient and accurate mammograms, without much change to the patient receiving the mammogram. This kind of imaging makes it easier to tell what’s normal in the breast tissue and what is irregular. We are proud to offer these high-quality mammograms right here in our community, close to home for our patients. Your mammogram will be interpreted by a board-certified radiologist who will send a report to your physician.
1 out of every 8 women develop breast cancer, but going in for your regular mammogram can help detect cancer early, which increases the chances of living by 25-30%. Typically, women start receiving a yearly mammogram at the age of 40. In addition to mammograms, monthly breast exams can be done as well. If your family has a history of breast cancer, a doctor may recommend starting screenings at a younger age. Our providers always make sure that insurance will be accepted before the procedure.
Normal appointments take less than 30 minutes and results are mailed to you within a week. The process is very similar to the process used with the 2D unit, except a few more images are taken. Compressions of the breast tissue only last a few seconds and often times the whole procedure is finished in under 10 minutes. Hegg Health Center is happy to provide high-quality mammograms right here in town. After your appointment, results are sent to a radiology lab at Avera in Sioux Falls.
For women, pelvic ultrasound should be painless and can help determine the causes of pelvic pain, abnormal bleeding or other menstrual problems. Ultrasound images can also help identify and assess cyst and fibroid growth, as well as ovarian or uterine cancers. After the test, you may resume all normal activities and your physician should receive the results.
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 uses a state-of-the-art screening equipment to diagnose osteoporosis. A DEXA scan (dual energy x-ray absorptiometry) measures the density of the bones of the spine, hip and wrist. It is also used to accurately detect gradual changes in bone density. 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 will discuss the procedure and determine if this screening is appropriate for you.