Why Choose an Academic Health Center?

Bringing World-Class Care to Women

Whether your condition is common or complex, we understand every patient is unique, and we treat each person as our only priority. The physician you see in the clinic is also a faculty member within University of Minnesota's Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health. Our physicians are drawn to academic medicine because of their commitment to scientific knowledge and research. We've pioneered efforts to discover the latest treatments for some of today’s most complex OB/GYN and women’s health conditions. This means your care will be provided by some of the best experts in their field who have the breadth of scientific inquiry, and who are involved in delivering the latest and most-advanced treatment options available. Our dedication to higher education and research and our depth of clinical specialty capabilities means we're the preferred center in the upper midwest for the most complex & difficult diagnoses and treatments in women's and maternal health. We appreciate your decision in entrusting us with your care and would be honored for the opportunity to serve you.  

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 Obstetrics, Gynecology, Midwifery & Family Planning

Your home for truly integrative women’s health care. Our wide-range of services include gynecology, mature women’s health, obstetrics & midwifery, preventive medicine, contraception for adult women and adolescents, screening mammograms, mental health services. In addition, our providers include complementary practitioners who provide nutrition counseling, health coaching and acupuncture.The Women's Health Specialists Clinic is one of the only clinics of its kind in Minnesota providing integrated women's health services while being part of a major academic institution. Women will find an array of health services in one central location. Our care philosophy provides patients with traditional evidence-based medical services while also incorporating integrative medicine that encompasses health and wellness. Clinicians work alongside patients to jointly develop a comprehensive, preventive and/or treatment plan that provides the best possible outcomes

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 NICU M Health Maternal-Fetal Medicine Center

When women are experiencing a pregnancy-related condition, high-risk pregnancy or fetal concerns, the perinatal specialists at MFM bring nationally-recognized expertise to provide the highest level of care for women and their babies. In addition to Ob/Gyn specialists, our maternal-fetal medicine specialists, neonatologists and geneticists have helped achieve some of the best care in the nation. The NICU at University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital has staff with extensive experience and training to provide stabilizing and life-saving care for sick newborns. Our program was ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News and World Report and was again the top-ranked NICU in Minnesota in 2016. As the only academic health center in the Twin Cities, it is our responsibility to offer the latest evidence-based medical practice, leading-edge amenities, compassion and attentiveness.

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  Gynecologic OncologyGynecologic Oncology - Cancer Care 

As one of the largest gynecologic cancer programs in the Midwest, our team of nationally-recognized gynecologic oncologists treat all cancers of the female reproductive system, including cervix, ovaries, uterus and vulva. Our program has achieved the highest five-year cancer survival rates, as determined by the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Our patients are cared for by a team of experts who are at the forefront of gynecologic treatments and therapies and our providers write, design and lead many clinical trials both locally and nationally. Patients in our program have access to innovative therapies and a full range of treatment options. 

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Women's Health Specialists Clinic

Women's Pelvic Health & Urogynecology Program

Our Women's Pelvic Health & Urogynecology Program provides the full scope of care to diagnose and treat women with incontinence and pelvic floor disorders. Services include consultation and urodynamic testing to evaluate bladder and urinary tract function, transperineal ultrasound to evaluate pelvic organ support, and surgical and nonsurgical treatment options for pelvic organ prolapse and urinary and/or fecal incontinence. An estimated one-third of women will experience at least one of these disorders in her lifetime, but only 45% of women have sought care for their incontinence symptoms. We provide expert consultation and will discuss both surgical and non-surgical treatment options that can help restore the normal pelvic floor anatomy or repair damaged muscles or tissue, tailoring the treatment to meet the patient’s current needs and expectations. In addition, we provide care and support for women transitioning through perimenopause to menopause and for women experiencing increased prevalence of incontinence due to pregnancy and childbirth.

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