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Other Specialty Care for Women

The broad expertise of women's health professionals at Sansum Clinic creates an environment of focused care for women. Women's health services consist of comprehensive consultations and advanced diagnostic and treatment options. Our women's health doctors collaborate directly with our primary care providers and other specialists to provide patients with comprehensive care.

Certain conditions and diseases present primarily, differently or exclusively in women. Doctors consider these gender-based differences when evaluating women at Sansum Clinic. Sansum Clinic doctors care for women who have specific female health concerns including, but not limited to:

  • Breast cancer and other breast disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Gynecologic cancers and disorders
  • Heart disease
  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Stroke
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Weight management

A number of our departments provide services for women and have specially trained healthcare professionals that provide care exclusively or primarily for women.

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Bariatric Surgery

Sansum Clinic Bariatric Surgery Center The Sansum Clinic Bariatric Surgery Center has been designated as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence® by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Gastric Bypass and Lap-Band surgery have proven to be safe and effective treatments for severe obesity.





CardiologyThe Sansum Clinic Cardiology Department's commitment to patient care, research and new technology means that patients benefit from the latest diagnostic and treatment techniques in virtually every area of cardiac medicine – from research, to prevention, to detection, to treatment.
As a teaching and medical research facility, we are able to offer patients the latest technologies and access to new life-saving therapies:

  • Interventional cardiology
  • Cardiac electrophysiology
  • Nuclear cardiology


Heart Disease Education and Prevention

Heart disease is the number one killer in the United States for both men and women and also a major cause of disability. The risk of heart disease increases as you age and is greater if you have a close family member who had heart disease at an early age. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to manage heart disease or reduce your chance of getting it.

Breast Care

Breast Care at Sansum ClinicSansum Clinic's comprehensive Breast Care Team provides prompt and compassionate service to women and men for all aspects of breast health, including well breast care, mammography, breast surgery, breast cancer prevention planning, educational services, nutritional guidance, and psychosocial support services. Our breast care navigators serve as a liaison between individual patients and the various healthcare providers required for proper diagnosis, treatment and disease management.




Dermatology at Sansum ClinicOur Dermatology Department offers a full range of dermatologic care for both common and rare problems of the skin, hair and nails. Our dermatologists have expertise in the areas of medical, surgical (including Mohs).




Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics

Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics at Sansum ClinicOur Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics Department has performed thousands of surgical and non-surgical corrections of the face, skin, forehead, brow, eyelids, nose, cheeks, chin, and neck. Dr. David F. LaPatka and his experienced team of certified nurses, technicians and nurse aestheticians are dedicated to maintaining the highest standards at our Distinguished Specialty Center for Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics.




Doctors’ Weight Management Program

Doctors' Weight Management ProgramSansum Clinic's Doctors' Weight Management Program is a medically supervised behavioral weight management program that addresses obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes and pre-diabetes, metabolic syndrome, joint pain and other illnesses and conditions associated with weight management and obesity.





GastroenterologyThe Sansum Clinic Gastroenterology Department offers advanced procedures and the latest technology for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal (GI) disorders.
Our medical staff performs a range of procedures including endoscopy to identify cysts, tumors or other abnormalities that can go undetected by CT scans or MRIs; colonoscopy to identify polyps and detect early signs of cancer; or ERCP to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic and bile duct problems.



Lymphedema Therapy

Lymphedema TherapyThe Lymphedema Therapy Center offers the treatment of choice for Lymphedema: Complete Decongestive Treatment by a certified therapist utilizing Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD). The goals of the Lymphedema therapist are to reduce the edema of the affected extremity, improve any accompanying disability to independent functional levels and to teach patients how to manage their condition.




NeurologyThe Sansum Clinic Neurology Department diagnoses and treats conditions of the brain and nervous system, including rare and complex conditions. Our Neurologists are trained to treat multiple sclerosis, insomnia, dementia, seizures, stroke, epilepsy, sleep apnea, neuropathy, and dizziness, among many other neurological conditions.





NutritionOur Nutrition Department offers comprehensive nutrition services and diabetes education to patients with a nutritional concern, pre-diabetes or diabetes.




Obstetrics & Gynecology

Obstetrics & GynecologyThe physicians in our Obstetrics & Gynecology Department are dedicated to providing women with primary care and reproductive medical care throughout their journey from childbearing age to menopause and beyond. The medical staff includes physicians, a certified nurse midwife, nurse practitioners and physician assistants who offer comprehensive and personalized care.





Radiology/MammographyThe Sansum Clinic Radiology Department offers advanced imaging technology including X-rays, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), digital mammography, digital breast biopsy, ultrasonography, CT (Computed Tomography), fluoroscopy and PET-CT (Positron Emission Tomography - Computed Tomography).





Urology for WomenThe Sansum Clinic Urology Department includes female urological specialists who diagnose and treat problems of the female urinary tract including:

Female Incontinence
Bladder and Bowel Dysfunction
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
Adult Voiding Dysfunction
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

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