Women's health services in Bowling Green, Kentucky

TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital provides high-quality care to women in Southern Kentucky. Additionally, if you need diagnostic testing, our outpatient imaging center provides digital mammography, ultrasounds, bone density tests and other standard and advanced imaging exams. From general gynecology visits to diagnostic mammograms, we are focused on keeping you healthy.

For a free physician referral or more information, call TriStar MedLine® at (270) 495-6675.

Gynecologic services and surgery

Our women's care services includes a full range of gynecologic services. These services combine the talents of specialists from a variety of backgrounds to bring complete care to our patients.

Many of our surgical procedures are performed on an outpatient basis. You may be able to leave the same or following day and recover at home. We use minimally invasive procedures, including robotic surgery, whenever possible. These modern techniques enable us to operate using small incisions, decreasing scarring and improving recovery times.

Breast health

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women in the United States. We take this very seriously and provide a range of diagnostic imaging services to diagnose this disease and move forward with treatment as soon as possible.

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Breast cancer screening

Screening for breast cancer is extremely important. In fact, early detection is your best defense against this disease. Regular exams can help identify issues when they are most treatable. If you notice any changes in your breasts - such as pain, irritation or lumps - tell your doctor right away.

These are a few measures you can take to safeguard your health:

Self-exams

Start doing these when you are 20 years old. Self-exams will help you notice any troublesome changes over time.

Annual well-woman checkups

Your doctor will do clinical exams of your breasts at your regular office visits.

Mammograms

A mammogram, which is an X-ray of the breast, is used to look for breast disease in women. Most doctors recommend starting yearly mammograms at 40 years old. However, you may need annual mammograms sooner if you have other risk factors for breast cancer.

The mammography suite at our outpatient imaging center features the latest state-of-the-art digital mammography equipment with the lowest dose of radiation available.

Breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans

An MRI uses radio waves and magnets to create detailed images. This screening test can be used to diagnose breast cancer, measure the size of a tumor or search for other tumors.

For certain women with an especially high risk of developing breast cancer, it is recommended to get an annual MRI scan in addition to a yearly mammogram. Combined, these two tests improve the chance of finding breast cancer early. According to these guidelines, most high-risk women should begin scheduling MRIs and mammograms at 30 years old.

For more information or to schedule a mammogram, call 877-544-6922.

Breast surgery

Breast surgery may be recommended as a diagnostic step or as part of a treatment plan for breast cancer. For example, if a mammogram or MRI shows an abnormality, your oncologist may suggest completing a breast biopsy (removing a cell or tissue sample to check for cancer). A biopsy can also be performed to track how successful other treatment options, such as radiation or chemotherapy, have been.

Breast surgery can also be done to remove cancer. Our surgeons can perform a mastectomy (partial or full removal of one or both breasts) to remove affected cells and nearby tissue.

Bone density testing

Bone density testing, also called a dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan, is used to measure bone density and screen for osteoporosis. This exam is recommended for women approaching menopause, as there is a direct connection between estrogen production and bone health. DEXA scans are recommended for women undergoing chemotherapy for the same reason. Chemotherapy can push women into early menopause, which puts them at risk of reduced bone density.

Directions to our hospital

We are located in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The hospital is approximately 1.5 miles south of Nashville Road and a few blocks west of Highway 231. Our address is:

1801 Ashley Circle
Bowling Green, KY 42104

Our main entrance is on the east side of the hospital, facing the Ashley Circle and Andrea Street intersection. However, for outpatient services, follow signs to the hospital's west pavilion and parking lot. Proceed inside to the admissions desk for help checking in for your appointment.

Women's care at TriStar Health

Whether you are in adolescence or menopause, seeking preventive care or treatment, your individual needs come first. Our commitment is to support you through every stage of life.

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