Until recently, women suffering from issues related to the pelvic organs and connective muscles/tissues had to see different doctors for each symptom. That’s no longer the case. Parkway is now home to this area’s only Urogynecologist, Dr. Kari Kubik, who is specially trained to treat all of these functions which affect more and more women as they age.
Dr. Kubik combines the skills of a gynecologist and a urologist with the ability to evaluate and treat women’s reproductive systems, including the bowel, bladder, uterus, urinary tract, and the connecting tissues and muscles supporting them. Anywhere from 35 to 40 percent of women experience some form of pelvic dysfunction from incontinence to prolapse. Urogynegology is an extremely specialized area of medicine, and Parkway is uniquely equipped to provide care to women suffering from these kinds of issues. Dr. Kubik specializes in minimally invasive surgery to treat patients. Click here for more information.
Everyday, we learn more about breast cancer and how to win the battle. One fact is very clear-early detection is a distinct advantage. Fortunately, breast cancer is highly detectable through digital mammography screening. If breast cancer is detected early, the five-year survival rate is 97 percent. The earlier it’s treated, the better your chance of survival.
A digital system transfers image to a computer so they can be electronically enhanced. The doctor can zoom in, magnify and optimize different parts of the breast tissue using just four standard pictures. And special software allows the physician to view the entire breast on one image.
Our Digital Mammography system is also equipped with a Stereotactic Interventional device. After a suspicious area is identified on the diagnostic mammogram, the physician can perform a biopsy procedure in the same office where the mammogram took place. With the use of a computer, exact location of a breast mass is pinpointed, and x-rays are then taken from two different angles and tissues samples are taken. Outstanding image quality is critical to breast biopsy procedures and this Interventional system offers excellent visibility for clinical confidence. It is an efficient and effective way to provide an accurate diagnosis as quickly as possible.
Patient Benefits for Digital Mammography
- Faster Exams
- Improved Patient Comfort
- Sharper and Clearer Images
- Decreased Radiation
- Decrease in Cell Backs for Additional Views
- Quicker Results
Early detection can save your life. Take a moment for yourself and schedule your mammogram today. Call 256.301.3488 or 256.301.3465 to schedule your mammogram.