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Women's Health

​At Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Hillcrest, you've got a women's health partner for life. From screening for common conditions that affect women to pregnancy and birth services to advanced medical and surgical care, the health care providers at Baylor Scott & White – Hillcrest provide comprehensive services you need as a woman.

We offer several services unique to the area:

  • McLennan County's only dedicated Women's & Children's Center  
  • Kidsville Pediatrics for your children's health care needs
  • The Waco area's only Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)
  • The Breast Center at Baylor Scott & White – Hillcrest, offering the county's first digital mammography capabilities plus stereotactic and ultrasound services, all in a beautiful, welcoming environment.

We offer diagnostic and treatment services for a wide array of women's health issues:

  • Bowel incontinence
  • Breast cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Menopause
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Pregnancy
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Uterine cancer

Pregnancy and Childbirth

Wherever you are in your pregnancy journey, our experienced health care team is with you every step of the way. We want you to feel safe, comfortable and supported throughout preconception, pregnancy, delivery and beyond. When the time comes, our labor and delivery team is ready around the clock. Whether you are a first-time mom or a delivery room veteran, we are here to provide you with a birth experience as individual as your new bundle of joy.

  • 14 labor and delivery rooms
  • 26 mother / baby (family) rooms
  • Newborn nursery
  • 30-bed NICU
  • Lactation consultants

If your doctor has told you that you are a high-risk pregnancy, you have the peace of mind knowing that Baylor Scott & White – Hillcrest is the only hospital in the Waco area to offer Level III NICU services, the highest level of care available for our tiniest patients. Staffed by specialized nurses, neonatal nurse practitioners, neonatologists and many other skilled health care professionals, the 30-bed unit is designed to promote optimal developmental care for sick infants and the resources and support parents need during their child's stay in the NICU.

New Parent Education Classes

Childbirth and parenthood are major life changes, and preparations for those changes can offer comfort. To help you prepare, we offer group pregnancy and childbirth classes as well as classes held specifically for mothers, fathers, siblings, grandparents and babysitters. Call 254.202.9663 for more information or to register for a class.

Gynecological Services

Most women know that receiving a yearly well woman exam is the cornerstone of good preventive health. The physicians on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White – Hillcrest take a proactive approach and help guide you to the appropriate test, screening procedures and, if required, treatment options for your age and condition.

Midlife and Beyond

Menopause is a natural event that normally occurs between the ages of 45 and 55. We offer options for symptom relief during menopause.

Pelvic Health

Baylor Scott & White – Hillcrest has physicians on the medical staff specializing in the comprehensive care of women with pelvic floor dysfunction and bladder function issues. Urogynecologists and general OB/GYN physicians offer comprehensive evaluation of female bladder and pelvic floor function, including urodynamics testing and cystoscopy.

Female Cancers

Gynecologic cancers can include endometrial, ovarian and cervical, among others. Fortunately, we have the tools and expertise needed to detect and treat cancers affecting women.

  • Breast cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Uterine cancer

Breast Care

From screening mammography and advanced diagnostics to breast surgery and reconstruction, our team of breast specialists — including board-certified radiologists and breast surgeons, a breast nurse navigator, specially trained nurses and technicians and support staff — provide compassionate, individualized care.

Mammography

  • The Breast Center at Baylor Scott & White – Hillcrest provides two types of mammography: screening and diagnostic.
  • Easy to schedule. Easy to access. Easy to complete. Thirty minutes, start to finish.
  • Ways to schedule your mammogram:
    • Phone: Call 254.202.4220.
    • Online: If you're a current Baylor Scott & White – Hillcrest patient, log on to MyBSWHealth.com and sign up for My Chart

Further diagnostic studies and procedures
We are pleased to have a breast surgery team adjacent to the Breast Center. These surgeons on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White – Hillcrest can generally see a new patient within three days. Further diagnostic procedures we offer include:

  • Needle localization, a procedure used to help pinpoint and confirm the exact location of abnormal breast tissue just prior to surgeries such as biopsies and lumpectomies.
  • Sentinel node biopsy, a surgical procedure used to determine if cancer has spread beyond the tumor into your lymphatic system.

Our breast nurse navigator is by your side through every step of your journey
A specially trained breast nurse navigator is a critical member of the care team and is by the side of patients who undergo core biopsies and subsequent surgery.

Genetic Screening
Genetic screenings are now performed at Baylor Scott & White – Hillcrest for those who may appear to have increased risks, and if a faulty gene is discovered, patients are referred to a geneticist for further study. Every woman receiving a mammogram or breast exam is offered a screening questionnaire to help determine the likelihood of:

  1. Multiple family members with the same type of cancer
  2. Rare types of cancers in a family's history
  3. Young family members (under age of 50) who have had cancer

Turn to us for your breast health. Our comprehensive approach to breast health provides the resources and peace of mind you deserve.

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