Women have been choosing Carson Health for five generations. Since 1936, our O.B. Department has provided compassionate, comprehensive care to new mothers and their babies. Today, private rooms, state-of-the-art equipment, direct access through to Sparrow's neonatal unit, and the unrivaled care of both the hospital's O.B. staff and the O.B.-G.Y.N. physicians from the Center for Women's Health Care, all come together to make the beautiful experience of bringing a new life into the world the best it can be for our patients. Women's health has always been and will always be an extremely important area of focus for Carson Health.
Our Women's Services Department offers much more than pre-natal and delivery services. Through Carson Health's network of family and specialty physicians, as well as the professional medical staff at the Center for Women's HealthCare, comprehensive care from a teenager's first exam through child-bearing years to the special needs of menopausal and post-menopausal care, including contraception, infertility treatment, routine exams, bone mineral density testing, hormone replacement treatment, hysterectomies, laparoscopic procedures, gynocology, Essure, Implanon, urodynamics, and cryoablation.
Location and Contact
Carson City Hospital
406 E. Elm St.
Carson City, MI 48811
Center for Women's HealthCare
639 E. Main St.
Carson City, MI 48811
Professional Medical Staff
Michelle Becher, DO, FACOOG
Ruth Bruce, DO, FACOOG
Jan Russell, OGNP
Shelly Betancourt, WHNP
Kaleigh Keiffer, NP
- Adolescent Gynecology
- Cancer Prevention
- Gynecological Surgeries
- Health & Nutrition Education
- High Risk Pregnancy Management
- Obstetrics & Gynecology
- Birth Control Counseling
- Menopausal Care - including hormone replacement therapy
- Prenatal & Postpartum Care
- Preventative Screenings: including Pap, Pelvic, Breast Exams
- Sexually Transmitted Infections
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Urogynecology (bladder)
- Weight Management
- Women's Health Information
- Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
A Stereotactic Breast Biopsy is the most accurate, efficient and minimally-invasive biopsy technique today. This out-patient procedure allows patients to immediately resume normal activities and requires only a small incision while minimizing discomfort.
Carson Health Provides the Latest in Minimally-Invasive Stereotactic Breast Biopsies
Stereotactic breast biopsies represent an accurate and precise sampling of tissue without surgery from a suspected abnormality found on a mammogram. Since most women with an abnormal mammogram do not have discomfort and scarring associated with a surgical breast biopsy and allows them to immediately resume normal activities.
Digital Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
A stereotactic breast biopsy is an image-guided biopsy that uses a special computer to guide a needle to an abnormality seen on a digital x-ray. Stereotactic vacuum-assisted biopsy is a simple procedure that is less invasive than surgical biopsy, leaves little or no scarring, collects multiple tissue samples during one needle insertion and is quickly performed. By stereo imaging, two-dimensional digital images of your breast are taken from two different angles. The computer uses the data from each image and calculates the three-dimensional location coordinates of your breast abnormality. This precise information allows your doctor or radiologist to accurately sample tissue for diagnosis. A large percentage of these abnormalities are benign and present no health risks.
Patient benefits include:
- Simple and Safe
- Minimal discomfort; little or no pain
- No stitches are needed (incision is so small only a bandage is used)
- Little or no scarring of the breast
- Quick Recovery
- Appointment is usually completed within an hour in a comfortable outpatient setting
- Results are accurate
Early breast cancer detection is critical for the best prognosis
Microcalcified sites can be an important early warning sign of malignancy in the mammary glands. Some 80% of these calcium accumulations are benign, or non-cancerous. This center uses the most advanced technology available to aid in the detection and diagnosis of breast cancer. Siemen's MammoTest digital prone table and Suros' Eviva breast biopsy system from Hologic are used for this procedure and have been designed to make this procedure as comfortable as possible while producing superior clinical results.