When you need care that goes beyond an annual exam, our gynecologists are here to help you. MultiCare's gynecology services provide care for a wide range of conditions that may affect women, including:
A simple prescription will be enough to treat some conditions, and a wide range of non-surgical and surgical treatment options exist for more serious diagnoses. Your provider will walk you through your diagnosis and treatment options and be available to answer any questions you have.
Some treatments for commonly diagnosed gynecological conditions include:
Cervical and endometrial cancer treatment options include hormone therapy, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and hysterectomy.
Endometriosis can be treated with medications such as Lupron for endometriosis that lowers hormone levels and decreases endometrial growths. A treatment called NovaSure is also available at MultiCare to treat endometriosis. NovaSure is a procedure in which endometrium (lining of the uterus) is removed to reduce or eliminate future bleeding.
Menorrhagia can often be treated with non-surgical treatments like hormone therapy; or minimally invasive ablative therapies may offer relief.
Uterine fibroids can be treated with a non-surgical procedure called uterine fibroid embolization. In this procedure, a radiologist blocks the blood flow to the fibroid, causing it to shrink. A uterine-preserving myomectomy – a surgical alternative to hysterectomy -- is ideal for those who may want to get pregnant in the future. Hysterectomy is an option when other treatments are not effective or available.