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OB/GYN Services

Contact:
304-269-3108
66 Hospital Drive, Suite 104, Weston, WV



More than ever, women lead busy, active lives - serving in multiple indispensable roles. When you need a wellness visit or to be seen for a health concern, our caregivers know you want to be seen in a timely manner, to be treated with respect, to get the information you need, and receive care and treatments most appropriate for your individual needs.

When you come to SJMH for care, you'll find a partner dedicated to your health and well-being. We provide a full range of women's care services and resources. Our OB/GYN providers, Dr. Robert Harris, and Midwife/Nurse Practitioner Sarah Highlander, are devoted to caring for women through every stage of life.

Services:
Pap screenings
Menstrual disorders
Family planning
Menopause Management
Ultrasounds
Gynecologic surgery
Prenatal care
Labor & delivery in a Blue Distinction® Maternity Care Center recognized for patient safety and    better health outcomes
Free Breastfeeding Classes

Other Topics of Interest
Free Childbirth Classes
Special Delivery Birthing Center
Pediatric Care
Family Medicine Services

Heavy Menstrual Flow?


Do you have heavy periods, have they gotten worse over time? You may be pleasantly surprised to find that there are non-surgical and surgical options for treatment that do not include the hysterectomy you are afraid of.
First step is to make an appointment with one of our Board Certified Gynecologists.

In that appointment they will:

Discuss your history of heavy bleeding
Do a gynecologic exam and pap if needed
Outline a plan of evaluation tailored to your history and findings

Evaluation may include some or all of the following tailored to your particular situation:

Some baseline blood labs that if abnormal may results in period bleeding abnormalities
Ultrasound of the pelvic organs
SILS to evaluate the lining of the uterus for abnormalities that may result in heavy bleeding
Biopsy of the uterus lining (endometrial biopsy) may be indicated and is an office procedure that can be mildly uncomfortable

With the information gathered from the evaluation, treatment options may include:

Hormonal medications such as birth control pills, progesterone
Progesterone IUD
Non-hormonal medication taken during the heavy bleeding days that is helpful for some women
Minor surgical procedure that takes about 10 minutes to ablate/destroy the lining of the uterus, which works well for >90% of patients - sometimes is combined with a D&C (dilatation and curettage) and hysteroscopy to look inside the uterus at the same time
Endometrial ablation is over 90% successful in treating heavy periods and only requires one day out of work
Major surgery is occasionally the best first option, especially if there are particularly large fibroids distorting the uterus that do not respond to medications and are not adequately treated with endometrial ablation

Most importantly, you do not have to continue to suffer with heavy periods, wearing overnight pads during the day, keeping extra clothes in your purse and car, missing work or going home early, or staying home 2-5 days a month because of how bad the bleeding and cramps disable you.

Contact:
304-269-3108 or 304-473-0670
66 Hospital Drive, Suite 104, Weston, WV

OB/GYN Providers:


Robert Harris, M.D., FACOG
Obstetrics/Gynecology

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