Our Women's Health Services
Diagnostic Services with a Female Flair
Open back gowns and cold, stark clinical rooms are so yesterday. When it’s time for your next mammogram, doesn’t a plush robe, relaxing tranquil environment with comfy sofas and complementary refreshments sound a little easier to live with?
Welcome to the Women’s Diagnostic Center at Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center. Special touches are everywhere like private dressing rooms and a free resource library. Don’t let all this fool you, however. There’s a serious focus on preventing and detecting health issues such as breast cancer and osteoporosis using the latest technology for bone and breast imaging services.
The Scottsdale Healthcare Women’s Diagnostic Center offers comprehensive breast health diagnostic services, including digital mammography, which is especially beneficial for detecting cancer in young women and women with dense breast tissue.
If breast cancer is discovered at our Women’s Diagnostic Center, the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare can provide full treatment and support services while our outpatient Piper Surgery Center provides an up-to-date facility for reconstructive procedures.
The center also offers an FDA-approved foam cushion, called MammoPad®, to create a softer, warmer mammogram. Breast ultrasounds, breast biopsies and ductograms also are available.
But here’s what you may appreciate the most: the procedures are performed by female technologists, and the radiologists who interpret the studies are physicians who have specialized training and experience in all aspects of breast imaging examinations and procedures.
For more information click Breast Health
To schedule an appointment, call 480-882-4703.
Low bone density can eventually lead to osteoporosis. At the Scottsdale Healthcare Women’s Diagnostic Center, you can have your bone density tested through a simple X-ray procedure. Called a DEXA Scan, the procedure can help your doctor determine if you have bone loss.
This testing is part of Scottsdale Healthcare’s bone health program, which includes exercise classes for building healthy bones, osteoporosis support groups and screenings. The screenings are a 20-minute session with a nurse practitioner, who will educate on bone basics, nutrition, exercise, supplements and medications, as well as assess your risk for osteoporosis.
For more information click Bone Health
To schedule an appointment for a mammogram or DEXA Scan,
Scottsdale Healthcare is fighting the #1 killer of women in the U.S.—heart disease. Our Women’s Heart Health Program offers a one-on-one evaluation by a cardiac nurse practitioner. You’ll learn your personalized risk for having a heart attack and what you can do to prevent heart disease.
For more information click Heart Health
To schedule your heart health evaluation, call 480-323-3663.
From bariatric surgery to weight-loss classes and nutrition, exercise and behavioral counseling, qualified professionals at Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center can help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
For more information, call 480-323-4300.
Essential Touch Wellness Center and Boutique
A spa within a hospital? It’s true! Essential Touch Wellness Center and Boutique at Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center offers massages, facials, nail services and more. These services are available to the community, as well as to patients right in their hospital rooms. Skin care products and items for new mothers and babies also are offered.
For information or appointments, call 480-323-3655.
Body, Mind and Spirit Program
Cancer can affect more than your physical health. It can also impact your psychological and spiritual well-being. Our comprehensive Body, Mind and Spirit Program features a variety of complementary therapies that can be useful in relieving symptoms, alleviating pain and improving moods, attitudes and outlook, including:
- Hatha yoga
- Healing art
- Qi Gong
- Relaxation techniques and stress management
- Restorative yoga
- Tai Chi
- Support and educational groups
Our holistic nurse will work with you to create a personalized plan of care.
Creative Arts Lifetime Pass
We are proud to offer the Creative Arts Lifetime Pass to all of our patients. This pass is available to anyone who has ever had a cancer diagnosis, regardless of whether or not they are currently in treatment. Pass holders can participate in any of our Body, Mind and Spirit programs, completely free of charge.