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Women's Health Services

At Emerson Hospital, we are committed to helping women live healthier lives. We offer a range of comprehensive health care services, wellness programs and support groups designed to meet a woman’s unique needs at every stage of her life.

Conveniently located primary care

Every woman needs a primary care physician who can provide most of her health care and refer her, when necessary, to appropriate specialists. Emerson Hospital offers a choice of more than 55 highly qualified, board-certified primary care physicians, all of whom have met the hospital’s stringent credentialing standards. Offices are conveniently located in 11 communities: Acton, Bedford, Concord, Groton, Harvard, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Maynard, Sudbury and Westford.

To find a primary care physician, call the physician referral line 24x7 at 877-9-EMERSON (877-936-3776) or find a doctor now.

Comprehensive obstetrics and gynecology services

Emerson Hospital offers a full spectrum of obstetric and gynecologic services to women of all ages. With offices in Concord, Acton and Westford, the board-certified or board-eligible obstetricians and gynecologists on our active staff provide comprehensive gynecologic care, family planning, prenatal and obstetric care and menopause management.

Emerson’s Birthing Center offers a perfect blend of two worlds—the highest quality medical expertise in a serene location close to home. The beautiful new center opened in 2008 and is designed to make your birth experience as special as it deserves to be.

Emerson provides specialists in all four major OB/GYN subspecialty services available:

  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine – High-risk obstetric services, usually only found in tertiary hospitals, are now offered at Emerson. A woman who has complications identified prior to or during pregnancy can now be seen by a perinatologist from Brigham and Women’s Hospital on the Emerson campus.
  • Urogynecology – The pelvic floor can be damaged by childbirth, repeated heavy lifting, chronic disease or surgery. Emerson Hospital’s urogynecologists treat women with variety of pelvic floor dysfunctions. They offer comprehensive diagnostic testing and treatment for urinary incontinence, urinary urgency, frequent bladder pain and problems of vaginal and uterine support.
  • Gynecologic Oncology – Emerson’s gynecologic oncology specialists care for patients with gynecologic cancer or those who have a high risk.
  • Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility Services – Emerson Hospital has affiliations with both Boston IVF and the Reproductive Science Center to offer state-of-the-art fertility care convenient to where patients live or work. Together, we are part of a network of specialists on the cutting edge of infertility treatment.

To find a physician who specializes in one of these areas, call the physician referral line 24x7 at 877-9-EMERSON (877-936-3776) or find a doctor now.

Breast Health Services

Emerson’s state-of-the-art Breast Health Center in Concord and mammography service in Westford provide the latest digital mammography, as well as a full array of diagnostic services including diagnostic imaging, breast ultrasound, cyst aspiration, fine needle aspiration, ultrasound guided core biopsy, stereotactic core biopsy and ductography. Both facilities are staffed by highly experienced, board-certified radiologists and are accredited by the American College of Radiology. In the event breast cancer is detected, multidisciplinary, state-of-the-art treatment is provided at the Bethke Cancer Center at Emerson Hospital.

For more information about the Breast Health Center, call 978-287-8100.

Nutritional Counseling

Good nutrition is essential throughout every stage of a woman’s life. Emerson Hospital’s certified registered dieticians are available in Concord and Westford to provide private, individualized nutritional services to women. They provide general wellness nutritional counseling, and are experts in the food and calorie needs of patients with a variety of medical conditions, such as diabetes, cancer and high blood pressure.

To schedule an appointment with a dietitian, call 978-287-3785.

Osteoporosis Screening

Post-menopausal women are at risk for osteoporosis, a bone-thinning disease that can result in debilitating fractures. To diagnose osteoporosis at an early, treatable stage, Emerson Hospital offers a non-invasive, painless screening examination called bone densitometry at our Concord and Sudbury locations.

To schedule an appointment for bone densitometry in Concord or Sudbury, call 978-287-3003.

Bone and Joint Center

The Bone and Joint Center at Emerson Hospital aides women in any orthopedic injury ranging from tennis elbow to total knee or hip replacement. The physicians at the Bone and Joint Center are able to tailor their practice to and understand the mechanics of a women’s body.

Center for Sports Rehabilitation and Specialty Services

To assist women with limitations due to disease or injury, Emerson Hospital and our health center in Westford provide physical, occupational and speech and language therapy on an outpatient basis at the Center for Sports Rehabilitation and Specialty Services.

To schedule an appointment for rehabilitative services, call 978-287-8200.

Endovenous Laser Treatment

Endovenous laser ablation therapy, or EVLT, is a relatively new, minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins. The 40-minute outpatient procedure requires no hospital stay, causes minimal discomfort and involves minimal recovery time, but provides years of relief. EVLT is a proven, effective treatment for symptomatic varicose veins, and most insurance plans cover the treatment. If you think you are a candidate for EVLT, you should talk to your primary care physician.

Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery at Emerson Hospital includes a full range of procedures to improve physical function or appearance or to minimize the disfigurement that can result from accidents, illness or birth defects. Emerson’s plastic surgeons use proven methods and the latest techniques, tailored to each patient’s individual needs.

Learn more about Emerson’s plastic surgeons.

Support Services and Groups

Emerson offers a wide range of community health and wellness programs and classes designed to provide women with up-to-date information so they can take care of their health and make informed health care decisions. These programs address a wide range of topics including sports medicine, cosmetic surgery, heart-healthy eating with cooking demonstrations, the latest information on preventing and treating heart disease, programs that use hypnosis to help participants quit smoking or lose weight, and stress reduction programs that use yoga, meditation, Reiki and Qigong.

Ongoing support groups to help women cope with various medical conditions or life situations are also offered at Emerson.

For More Information

To learn more about our women’s health services, or for help finding a primary care physician or obstetrician/gynecologist who meets your needs, call the physician referral line 24x7 at 877-9-EMERSON (877-936-3776) or find a doctor now.