The Center for Women and Children at Florida Hospital Waterman offers expert, individualized care to women of all ages. From gynecologic surgery to breast cancer, obstetrics to rehabilitation, our multidisciplinary team of specialists works closely with each woman to help her achieve her goals and live a healthier, happier life.
Our program features a wide array of specialties, including:
- Pediatric services
- Labor and delivery
- Parenting education
- Gynecological services, treatments, procedures and surgeries
Customized rehabilitation services for conditions such as urinary incontinence, pelvic floor dysfunction, pregnancy and postpartum changes, post-surgical conditions and musculoskeletal conditions, including osteoporosis.
Florida Hospital Waterman is also proud to offer women in our community a world-class Mammography Center, which has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology. For our breast care patients, this means they can expect the foremost in both medical technology and expertise.
The Center for Women and Children wants your birth experience to be as positive and memorable as possible. This is a family event, and we encourage family participation in the labor and birth process. Our maternity care is customized for each family situation, and the Mother Infant Unit offers flexible visiting hours.
The nurses in our Labor and Delivery Unit, nursery and Mother Baby Unit are highly experienced, and love caring for you and your new baby. They’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have about breastfeeding, infant care, immunizations and more.
We also offer parental education, a family-centered program that helps the entire family prepare for childbirth, from the parents to siblings and grandparents. Our five-week sessions of prenatal classes will meet the needs of expectant parents and help them prepare for their wonderful new arrival.
Obtain information on our parental education by calling (352) 253-3367.
Gestational Diabetes Education
Gestational diabetes is usually diagnosed at about 24-28 weeks of pregnancy. It happens in about 10-12% of pregnancies. Florida Hospital Waterman, Lake County Health Department and Central Health Start Coalition created a program for women with gestational diabetes in July 2017. This class is to help pregnant women understand gestational diabetes, lower risks to you and your baby, control your blood glucose, and help meal place. The mission is to guide you through your gestational diabetes to have a happy, healthy baby. Please talk to your OB/GYN about a referral to this free class. If you have any questions, please call 352-253-5877.
As a woman, your health needs will change throughout your life. You want care that is both technologically advanced and highly personalized, the gynecological surgery specialists at The Center for Women and Children can help. They’re true partners in your care, from adolescence to childbearing to menopause and beyond.
The benefits of minimally invasive surgery include less blood loss and scarring, reduced postoperative pain and a significantly shorter recovery time.
Breast Care Program
The Breast Care Program team at Florida Hospital Waterman Cancer Institute consists of expert physicians and specially trained oncology nurses who provide our patients compassionate, state-of-the-art care. Our patients have access to clinical trials specific to breast cancer, meaning they are often among the first people anywhere to benefit from emerging treatments.
While we take pride in offering cutting-edge care, we also know that nothing replaces the human touch. Our approach is always intensely personal and individualized, and we include our patients in the treatment process every step of the way. Every patient has access to our cancer care patient navigator, who provides a comprehensive assessment of each patient’s emotional and education needs, provides her with support, and can assist in rapidly scheduling appointments with appropriate physicians. For more information about our cancer care patient navigator, call us today at (352) 253-3036.
Florida Hospital Waterman’s Mammography Center is a FDA-certified facility that offers breast-screening procedures, including ultrasound and low-dose digital mammography with computer-aided detection (CAD). This sophisticated computer program, which is digitally linked to our mammography system, has been shown in studies to increase the accuracy of mammography by up to 20 percent. The technology works by reviewing digitized mammograms and marking areas of suspected abnormalities. The radiologist then reviews these areas again to determine if they need further study.
CAD can enhance the radiologist’s performance by drawing attention to suspicious density changes that may have been overlooked, and it can improve the rate of detection of small breast abnormalities, thus increasing the chance of successful treatment.
To schedule a mammogram, please call (352) 253-3700.