Women's Health

NCH is committed to promoting good health among women and their families by providing them with the care and resources that empower them to improve their health and wellness through every stage of life. We ascribe to high standard of excellence in women’s health, education and community outreach.

Maternity Services and BirthPlace Class Registration

    Breast Health Navigator

    Breast Cancer – the words can be shocking to hear. NCH has available a breast health navigator to assist patients in need. The navigator provides information and support to patients who have a suspicious finding or have been diagnosed with breast cancer. She helps remove barriers to care for patients.

    More specifically the navigator does the following:

    • Helps patients with suspicious findings obtain a timely diagnosis and treatment.
    • Keeps communication open with providers, caregivers and patients in order to coordinate services within NCH, outside facilities and the community.
    • Makes sure that patients get to follow-up appointments and are aware of and can access needed services.
    • Directs patients to local and national community resources Keeps in contact with patients while they are receiving care and tracks their progress.

    NCH is a proud grantee of Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida. Through their generous grant we are able to assist women with screening mammograms, diagnostic testing and life saving surgeries. Please see all that Susan G. Komen has to offer by visiting:
    http://www.komenswfl.org

    To contact the Breast Health Navigator, please call (239) 624-4988.

    Robotic Hysterectomy

      NCH has state of the art technology including the daVinci SI robotic surgery system. NCH has performed more procedures with this technology than any other hospital in southwest Florida. For most women, da Vinci Surgery offers numerous potential benefits over traditional surgical approaches, including:

      • Shorter hospital stay
      • Less pain
      • Faster recovery
      • Quicker return to normal activities
      • Less risk of wound infection
      • Less blood loss
      • Less scarring
      • To learn more about the advantages of this technology and the physicians who utilize it, please go to the link:

        For additional information or any other billing related questions, you may contact the Business Office at (239) 624-6400 or (800) 436-8454

        Outpatient Rehab

        The NCH Healthcare system offers Outpatient Rehabilitation specialty programs that address Women’s Health issues. Our skilled and compassionate therapists provide the following treatment programs:

        Osteoporosis

        Risk of fractures is oftentimes associated with Osteoporosis. Upon receiving a referral from a physician, a Physical Therapist specialized in treating patients with Osteoporosis, will perform a comprehensive evaluation and provide a customized treatment plan. The newly expanded program at NCH focuses on spinal alignment and posture, as well as flexibility, strength, mobility and balance. At the completion of treatment, education on osteoporosis, an appropriate home management plan, and a progression to the NCH wellness center are primary goals.

          Lymphedema treatment

              Lymphedema is localized fluid retention and tissues swelling caused by accumulation of lymphatic fluid in the body. Lymphedema oftentimes occurs following breast cancer treatment, trauma to an extremity, or when lymphatic vessels are impaired. Our experienced lymphedema therapist is certified in the Vodder technique. Treatment plans are based upon individual needs and may include Complete Decongestive Therapy, (CDT).

                For more information on Outpatient Rehabilitation Services offered at NCH, contact (239) 624-1600.