Indiana University Health University Hospital provides women with the obstetric and gynecology services needed for a lifetime, including the following:
- Complete obstetric services for normal and high-risk pregnancies
- Gynecological health services for women of all ages
- Prenatal diagnosis and evaluation (maternal-fetal medicine)
- Medical management of problems during pregnancy
- Minimally invasive procedures, including hysterectomies and treatment of women with pelvic floor disorders such as urinary and fecal incontinence and prolapse
- Medical services for reproductive health issues, including cancer in the reproductive organs
- Services and treatment for menopause or hormonal health issues
Our integrated support system includes experienced and specially trained experts to assist patients with the entire spectrum of ob-gyn needs. From common problems to complicated cases, our medical professionals help women from adolescence through the childbearing years and older adulthood.
Our program is structured to ensure excellent communication, complete care and good follow-up. We consider ourselves "shepherds of care" and help patients through any necessary tests, referrals and concerns.
What Makes IU Health University Hospital Unique?
First, our network of caregivers and relationships with other specialists extends a great benefit to patients. We can quickly call upon experts in complicated pregnancies, bone problems, menopause, cancer care and more. For example, a pregnant patient with a heart arrhythmia can stay under the care of her obstetrician and be consulted by cardiac specialists.
Our collaboration with Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health has allowed us to study and better understand labor and pre-term labor. We forge a continuous line of care from before delivery to after a child is born in a seamless manner. If a problem is suspected or diagnosed before delivery, the family receives a tour at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health to reduce anxiety during and after delivery. The Riley at IU Health team even helps with the birth. Of course, even if a normal delivery is expected, we have extraordinary resources if they are needed.
In addition to the myriad resources we can call upon, our hospital is involved in research that will help women today and for generations to come. For example, our current research is working to reduce newborn complications that are not well understood, such as cerebral palsy and developmental problems. Cancer research is also being conducted at IU, not just on the best combination drugs, but also on the genetic basis of tumors and how to improve clinical care.