Women's Health Conditions

There are many different diseases and conditions affecting women that require the clinical expertise. Sharp offers a comprehensive range of treatment options to meet patients' individual needs at locations throughout San Diego County. Sharp's multidisciplinary team of physicians has the special training and expertise to treat women with various types of conditions.

 April Ordonez

Cancer Treatment
Sharp offers comprehensive cancer treatment for women, including treatments for breast cancer, colorectal cancer, skin cancer and other cancers affecting women. Such treatments include chemotherapy, radiation therapy and both traditional and minimally invasive surgery.Learn more about cancer treatment at Sharp.

Cardiac Treatment
Often considered a man's disease, it's important for women to be aware of their heart attack risk, the warning signs and how to respond. Our cardiac programs, services and health education programs are available. We provide a full range of heart and vascular diagnostic, treatment, rehabilitation and support services. Learn more about cardiac treatment at Sharp.

Diabetes Treatment
Though both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are chronic and incurable, both can be successfully managed with proper medical care, diet and exercise. Gestational diabetes, which only appears during pregnancy, also has risks that can be managed. Our Diabetes Self-Management Training Center provides patients with gestational, Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes the skills to successfully self-manage diabetes and live a long, healthy life. Our comprehensive education program is designed especially for diabetes patients and provides both outpatient and support services. Learn more about diabetes treatment at Sharp.

Gynecological Concerns
Many gynecological conditions that require care clinical care, including menstrual issues, inflammation/infection, endometriosis and sexually transmitted diseases. It's important to be able to recognize gynecological symptoms and talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns.

Menopause Treatment
There are many different considerations women need to take as they approach menopause, including hormone replacement  therapy. Speak to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns about menopause.

Obesity and Weight Concerns
To prevent diabetes, heart disease and other health conditions, it's important to be at a healthy weight. Find the right weight-loss option for you and consider using our Body Mass Index Calculator to get your BMI score. Learn more about Sharp's weight-loss options, which include bariatric surgery, weight management programs, one-on-one nutrition counseling and HMR products.

Osteoporosis Treatment
Since women are four times more likely to develop osteoporosis, it's important to consider the risk factors, symptoms and treatment options. Sharp's orthopedics team provides a variety of treatment options for patients with osteoporosis, which can help to strengthen bone structure and reduce pain. Surgical procedures are also available for patients who need additional care. Learn more about osteoporosis treatment at Sharp.

Pregnancy
For women planning to become pregnant, there are many steps to take to help reduce risks to both mom and baby. Sharp offers women's care services in the form of breastfeeding support, neonatal intensive care, advanced care for women in high-risk pregnancies and support groups. Learn more about OBGYN, pregnancy and childbirth care at Sharp.

Robotic Surgery
Sharp offers robotic surgery to patients as a safe, less-invasive alternative to both traditional surgery and conventional laparoscopy. Robotic gynecologic surgery uses state-of-the-art technology that allows the surgeon's hand movements to translate into extremely precise movements within the operative site, enabling for quicker recovery, faster return to normal activities, shorter hospital stay, less pain and less scarring. Robotic gynecologic surgery is used to treat many conditions, including abnormal uterine bleeding, cervical dysplasia and cancer, endometriosis and associated pelvic pain, infertility, uterine and vaginal prolapse, uterine fibroids and tumors and uterine cancer.Learn more about robotic gynecologic surgery at Sharp.

Find a San Diego OBGYN
To find a Sharp-affiliated doctor, search for a San Diego OBGYN or call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm.

For More Information
To find general information about women's health, visit Women's Health in Adult Health or read the Women's Health News archive.