Women's health specialists for North Charleston communities
Women need a wide variety of medical services, including well-woman checks, adolescent exams, maternity care and help with menopause. As women in South Carolina's Lowcountry move from youth to maturity, Trident Health System provides comprehensive services to address their needs in every life stage.
Whether you're getting ready to have a baby or need surgery for a gynecologic condition, the compassionate, experienced obstetric and gynecologic specialists at Summerville Medical Center are dedicated to giving you the highest quality care.
For more information about our women's healthcare programs, call (843) 847-3463.
Women's services we offer
From routine care to complex situations, our women's specialists are experienced in a wide range of conditions that affect a woman's health.
Consistently evaluating your breast health is paramount to the early detection of breast cancer. A full spectrum of breast imaging and diagnostics, including mammograms and biopsies, are performed at the Trident Breast Care Center, plus normal ultrasounds and screening for osteoporosis.
Should you receive a breast cancer diagnosis, Trident Health's cancer care program offers advanced treatment options and support throughout your cancer journey.
For some women, certain conditions like uterine fibroids endometriosis require surgical intervention. Our gynecologic surgeons are trained in minimally invasive robotic surgery for a variety of these types of procedures, including:
- Single-site hysterectomy
- Myomectomy (fibroid removal)
- Endometriosis resection
Robot-assisted surgery allows the surgeon to be extremely precise and requires smaller incisions than traditional surgery, meaning the patient experiences less pain, reduced blood loss and scarring, a shorter hospital stay and a faster recovery.
High-risk pregnancy management
Summerville Medical Center's Maternal Fetal Management Center is open five days a week to offer specialized care for expectant mothers–and their unborn babies–if your the pregnancy is classified as high risk. Conditions that contribute to a high-risk pregnancy include hypertension, previous complex pregnancies, being pregnant with multiples, genetic history and age.
Our perinatologists (maternal-fetal experts) evaluate high-risk mothers-to-be on a consistent basis while also tracking fetal development. Services include:
- Advanced ultrasound services
- Fetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Genetic counseling and testing
- Perinatal evaluation and treatment plan for each high-risk patient.
- Prenatal testing
Childbirth and postpartum services
Labor and delivery services at Summerville Medical Center are focused on providing a smooth, comfortable experience based on your desired birth plan. We feature spa-like birthing suites with mood lighting, a specially trained delivery team and support staff and advanced technology to make you feel supported from the moment you arrive until you leave with your little one.
Some of the childbirth services we offer include:
- Maternity and newborn classes
- Wireless fetal monitoring during labor
- Skin-to-skin bonding time and rooming-in
- Breastfeeding support, with help from lactation consultants
- OB/GYN hospitalist program for 24/7 obstetrics coverage at the hospital
- Postpartum mental health support for women experiencing depression after childbirth
- Obstetric emergency room services and on-site neonatal care to expedite care if an emergency should arise during your pregnancy or delivery
Trident Health System's urogynecology program focuses on female pelvic health medicine and reconstructive surgery. This growing gynecological field diagnoses and provides treatment for conditions such as:
- Vaginal, bladder and rectal prolapse
- Pelvic or lower back pain
- Incontinence (urinary and/or fecal)
Often, pelvic floor therapy can be helpful in resolving some issues. When surgery is needed, some pelvic floor disorders can be treated with minimally invasive robotic surgery. To schedule a pelvic floor therapy appointment, contact (843) 970-5020.