COVID-19 and pregnancy — an update for our patients
We would like to take this opportunity to update you about your maternity care during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and assure you that our dedicated team of expert nurses, physicians and midwives are committed to providing safe and effective care to every patient who walks through our doors.
Women's health services in Kansas City, Missouri
Whether you’re embracing motherhood, seeking treatment for an illness or maintaining wellness, Research Medical Center is committed to keeping you healthy. Our comprehensive women's services include infertility treatment, obstetrics care, gynecology, gynecologic oncology, urology and surgery.
To learn more about our women's services, please call us at (816) 276-6405.
We treat a wide range of women's conditions, from urinary incontinence to pelvic organ prolapse and breast cancer. You can count on our women's health experts to provide the comprehensive care you need throughout all stages of life.
Breast health and women's imaging
We offer two convenient locations in south Kansas City where women can receive breast cancer screening: Research Medical Center Brookside Campus and Research Medical Center's main campus. Early detection is a critical tool in the fight against breast cancer, which is why we recommend women 40 years old and older receive annual screening mammograms.
In addition to identifying cancer, mammograms help diagnose abnormal growths, cysts, lumps and mastitis. No matter the breast condition, we are here to help. Our imaging services go beyond digital (3D) mammography and include breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and breast ultrasound. Having access to multiple imaging services is important for women with dense breast tissue, which can make results harder to visualize on a mammogram.
Mammography screening hours
Research Medical Center (main campus) offers screenings Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 3:00pm. Research Medical Center Brookside Campus offers screenings Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 4:30pm and Saturday from 8:00am to noon. Walk-in appointments are available Monday through Friday.
Schedule a Mammogram
You can now schedule a screening mammogram online. For assistance scheduling your screening or diganostic mammogram please call (816) 276-4088.
Breast cancer care
We are part of the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at HCA Midwest Health, which is renowned for providing top-quality breast care. If cancer is identified on a mammogram or other imaging exam, we perform advanced diagnostic tests and comprehensive treatments, including surgical oncology and radiation therapy.
In addition to our top-quality cancer treatment, we help patients as they enter remission and survivorship. Our specialists are here to provide regular checkups, genetic counseling, fertility preservation and diet and exercise guidance.
Research Medical Center is an Accredited Breast Center designated by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). This recognition acknowledges our ability to provide top-quality services in breast cancer prevention, early detection, diagnosis, staging, treatment and rehabilitation. We are also recognized by the American College of Radiology (ACR) as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence for our mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy and breast ultrasound services.
Complete maternity care
Our physicians and staff are committed to providing the unique birthing experience you have planned. Our facility includes spacious maternity and birthing suites that prioritize your safety and comfort. We provide assistance for all types of deliveries, whether you are taking advantage of our midwifery services or are planning a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC).
When you choose to have your baby at our hospital, you gain access to a wide range of services, including:
- 24/7 obstetric emergency room (ER)
- Access to certified nurse-midwives (CNMs)
- Additional bed for your birthing partner
- Breastfeeding support
- Healthy Arrivals prenatal education classes
- Maternal-fetal medicine
- On-site Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
- Rooming-in and nursery options
- Skin-to-skin contact
- Spa tubs for labor
- Vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC)
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Gynecologic services are available to aid your long-term health. In addition to providing routine screenings, such as Pap smears, we perform a variety of gynecologic surgeries, including fibroid removal and hysterectomy.
One of the most common problems that affects the female reproductive system is pelvic floor dysfunction. This occurs when the muscles supporting the organs in the pelvis become weakened. Our gynecologists treat pelvic floor conditions through diagnostic testing, physical therapy and gynecologic surgery.
We treat the following pelvic floor disorders:
- Fallen bladder
- Pelvic floor hernia
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Uterine prolapse
- Vaginal prolapse
Research Medical Center offers vNOTES (vaginal natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery), an advanced minimally invasive gynecologic technique for hysterectomy procedures, as well as salpingectomy, oophorectomy, and cystectomy procedures. This technique provides patients with a shorter hospital stay, less postoperative pain, no visible scars and faster recovery time.
Fertility and family planning
After one full year of unsuccessfully trying to conceive, it may be appropriate to discuss your fertility options with a reproductive endocrinologist at Research Medical Center. Our fertility specialists provide thorough tests and evaluations to identify obstacles that may be affecting a patient's ability to become pregnant.
Our fertility specialists recognize that dealing with infertility can take an emotional and physical toll. We take special care to ensure our patients are treated in a sensitive, caring and safe environment. If needed, we also provide fertility counseling.
We provide a variety of infertility treatment options, including:
- Assisted reproductive technologies (ART)
- Donor sperm and egg options
- Embryo cryopreservation by vitrification (a method of freezing embryos)
- Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (injecting a single sperm into an egg and transferring the resulting embryo into the uterus)
- Intrauterine insemination, or IUI (placing washed sperm into the uterus)
- In-vitro fertilization, or IVF (combining an egg and sperm in a laboratory and transferring the resultant embryo into the uterus)
- Gynecologic surgery to repair problems or remove cysts or fibroids
- Medications that cause ovulation
- Surgical treatment for endometriosis
Women's care at HCA Midwest Health
Whether you are in adolescence or menopause, seeking preventive care or treatment, your individual needs come first. Our commitment is to support you through every stage of life.Learn about Women's care
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