Miami Valley Hospital (MVH) provides unparalleled gynecologic services and procedures. Our experienced staff is backed by cutting-edge technology, an acute care hospital and Dayton’s only Level I Trauma Center.
Bladder and Pelvic Health
MVH has an experienced team that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of many bladder and pelvic health issues. Learn more about bladder and pelvic health at MVH.
Minimally-invasive and Robotic Surgery
MVH incorporates minimally-invasive and robotic surgery into its gynecologic procedures. We are Dayton’s leader in gynecologic robotic surgery and have performed more of these procedures than any other hospital in Ohio.
Benefits of minimally-invasive and robotic surgery include:
- Less pain
- Less blood loss
- Smaller risk of infection
- Smaller scars
- Shorter recovery time
Learn more about minimally-invasive surgery and robotic surgery.
Gynecologic Oncology Center
Miami Valley Hospital’s Gynecologic Oncology program diagnoses and treats all types of gynecologic cancers. We also educate our patients so they can be actively involved in making decisions about their care.
The Gynecologic Oncology Center at MVH is staffed with board certified/eligible gynecologic oncologists and nurses who are certified in the administration of chemotherapy. Learn more about the Gynecologic Oncology Center at MVH.
High Risk Perinatal Care Services
MVH is Dayton’s leader in birthing care. We are the only hospital in the area that has a high-risk perinatal center and a Level IIIB neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)—all in one facility. Learn more about Miami Valley Hospital’s maternity services.
Breast Health at Miami Valley Hospital
The Breast Centers at Miami Valley Hospital and Miami Valley Hospital South offer you complete breast health care—from diagnosis through treatment and follow-up. Learn more about the MVH Breast Centers.
We offer BRCA genetic testing to help women learn about their predisposition for breast cancer. Learn more about genetic testing at MVH.
Perimenopause and Menopause
Our experienced staff at MVH is dedicated to helping you understand your menopause symptoms and treatment options.
Perimenopause is the time (months or years) leading up to menopause, when the ovaries begin to produce fewer hormones.
Menopause occurs when the ovaries stop working completely. During the months or years leading up to this, the ovaries begin to produce fewer hormones (perimenopause).
Treatments for menopause include:
- Hormone therapy
- Other drug treatments
- Complementary treatments
- Alternative therapies
Hormone Therapy Programs
At MVH, we tailor hormone therapy programs specific to your needs. When developing a hormone therapy program, we consider factors such as risk of cancer, onset of menopause or history of hysterectomy.
It is important to discuss both the risks and benefits of hormone therapy with your physician before beginning a program.
Hormone therapy programs at MVH include:
- Cyclic estrogen and progestin- With this program, patients take estrogen all month and progestin for about half of the month. This method is based on a normal menstrual cycle; patients have some of the same symptoms, such as bleeding. This program can also help reduce the risk of uterine cancer.
- Combined continuous - Both estrogen and progestin are taken each day of the month; however, patients take a lower dose of progestin. With this program, patients are likely to have the same symptoms of a menstrual cycle, and lower the risk of uterine cancer.
- Combined continuous with a break – Patients take five to seven days off before estrogen and progestin each month. This program helps reduce the risk of uterine cancer and may result in less irregular bleeding than with the combined continuous program.
- Unopposed estrogen - Estrogen is prescribed by itself in this program. This therapy is most commonly used for women who have had a hysterectomy; however, women who still have their uterus can also use this option. You will need annual tests to check for uterine cancer.
Preparing for Gynecologic Treatments
The Premier Health Library offers a wealth of information about gynecologic treatments. Learn about conditions, treatments, how to prepare for a surgery and much more.
Content Updated: December 8, 2014