Gynecology


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Building Something Bigger than a Hospital

This TV ad celebrates the completion of the $300 million investment Community Medical Centers had made at Clovis Community Medical Center and the great things can be accomplished now that the new facilities are in the hands of those who care.

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Robotic first at Clovis Community

Clovis Community Medical Center's first robotic surgery — a hysterectomy for patient Terri Garcia — was performed by surgeon Kelli Beingesser in the hospital's brand new, state-of-the-art surgical suite specifically designed to house the da Vinci® robot. This dedicated operating room is one of the hospital's inpatient operating suites which recently opened as part of the $300 million Clovis Community expansion.


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da Vinci Hysterectomy

Surgeon Kelli Beingesser performed the first da Vinci Surgery at Clovis Community Medical Center -- a hysterectomy for patient Terri Garcia.

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High-tech communication tool helps patients’ understanding

Benjamin J. Steinberg D.O. found when explaining complicated surgical procedures of gynecological problems to his patients that words weren’t enough – especially for patients who might not be proficient in English or have a great understanding of the body’s structures. So Dr. Steinberg turned to a new tool – interactive computer animation -- for help communicating complex diagnosis and anatomy.

FAQ

Q. Will I need to have Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) after my hysterectomy?

A. It depends on your age and ovarian status. After a hysterectomy, most women take hormones until their early fifties, but the number drops to about 10% after that. The decision for or against HRT is an individual one, and your surgeon will help you make that choice.

Types of Hysterectomies

There are a variety of surgical techniques for hysterectomy surgeries including minimally invasive techniques and traditional surgery. Talk to your doctor to find out if minimally invasive hysterectomy surgery is right for you.

Minimally Invasive Techniques

Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy


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Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy

Minimally-invasive hysterectomies let you get back to your normal routine sooner than a traditional surgery. Clovis Community Medical Center has a program specializing in this procedure.

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'The best place you never want to be'

Kim Powell cried the day she left Community Regional Medical Center’s antepartum unit for women who are experiencing trouble with their pregnancy. She didn’t want to leave, even though it meant she was going to be delivering her baby and getting off six weeks of bed rest.

Quilt depicts ovarian cancer stories

Each year something very special happens on the balcony at the California Cancer Center – the lives of women with ovarian cancer are celebrated with the unfurling of a quilt in their honor. But even more special than that – the 15 squares that make up the quilt were made by the ladies themselves.