Patient care departments throughout Glendale Adventist medical Center work collaboratively with Women's Services to offer a number of additional programs and services for women and children.
Uterine Artery Embolization
Uterine leiomyomata---better known as fibroids---are very common benign tumors that affect approximately 40 percent of all women. Most of the time, women have these tumors without even knowing it. However a significant percentage of women suffer adverse effects from fibroids, including infertility, excessive vaginal bleeding, pain, cramping, and "bulk symptoms," such as urinary problems caused by a fibroid pressing on the bladder.
Interventional radiologists at Glendale Adventist Medical Center can perform uterine artery embolization, a minimally invasive procedure to remove benign fibroid tumors from the uterus. This technique allows a woman to keep her uterus, eliminates the need for general anesthesia and avoids much of the pain and discomfort of traditional surgery.
Because the procedure doesn't require anesthesia or the long incision of traditional surgery, most patients can go home after only an overnight stay. And perhaps, best of all, is the fact that symptoms of fibroid tumors almost never reappear following uterine artery embolization. For more information on this outstanding new procedure, talk with your personal physician or call our Radiology Department at (818) 409-8185 or Referral Services at (818) 409-8100.
Incontinence Treatment Program
Glendale Adventist's Incontinence Treatment Program provides professional, private and effective care for men and women with stress, urgency or mixed incontinence, helping them take control of their incontinence problems. Anyone who answers yes to one or more of the following can benefit from our incontinence treatment program.
- I sometimes have bladder accidents.
- Sneezing, coughing, laughing or exercising makes me lose bladder control.
- I wear protection for bladder accidents.
- I urinate more than 10 times a day.
- I find it difficult to delay urination.
- Evaluation and strengthening of the muscles surrounding and controlling the bladder
- Education in fluid and diet management
- Use of biofeedback to retrain muscles.
Our services are covered by Medicare and most insurance policies. A doctor's prescription is required for insurance coverage, and HMO patients must have pre-authorization from the primary care physician. Call 818-409-8070 for more information about this program.
Note: Most patients must have a UA and/or PVR test by their physician to rule out infection before beginning the Incontinence Treatment Program.
Pediatric Therapy Center
Our Pediatric Therapy Center offers comprehensive outpatient services for children, ages birth through adolescence, who have congenital or acquired disorders that result in developmental challenges.
Click here to download one of our Health Connections brochures:
"Understanding Bladder Surgery"
"Understanding Heart Disease in Women"
"Understanding Osteoporosis and Bone Density Testing"
"Understanding Urinary Incontinence"