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At FirstHealth, we strive to improve the safety, comfort and delivery of gynecological care, from routine health maintenance, to reproductive procedures, surgical interventions and improved pelvic health. FirstHealth places medical advancements in the hands of highly skilled physicians on our medical staff who specialize in women's health issues.
FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital is recognized as one of the few institutions nationwide that is a member of the national collaborative cancer group, the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG). Our affiliation provides our patients the opportunity to receive National Cancer Institute sponsored treatments that are available through GOG university affiliated hospitals throughout the United States.
Advanced gynecological equipment includes the daVinci Surgical System at Moore Regional, featuring a robotic surgical device superior to traditional laparoscopic techniques. Because the system mimics the precise movements of a surgeon's hand and offers enhanced, 3D images, it is suitable for more complicated surgeries.
Our advanced surgical technology and techniques usually lead to shorter hospital stays, reduced pain, more rapid healing and faster return to normal activities.
Some of the surgical procedures performed include:
- Bladder Support
- Minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures
- Pelvic reconstruction
- Prolapse repair
What to Expect
Knowing what to expect before and after surgery can help reduce concerns you might have. Our staff offers the latest in surgical patient education, providing complete instructions from pre-operative all they way through discharge.
Before surgery, you may be asked to:
- Stop smoking; it may constrict blood vessels and increase healing time
- Have blood, urine and other tests per your physician
- Stop taking certain medications which may increase the chance of bleeding
- Stop eating/drinking a certain number of hours before surgery
- Sign a consent form
- You will spend a few hours in recovery
- You will be moved to another room
- Our nursing staff will explain post-surgical care, including medications
- You will be provided detailed home care instructions and recommendations for follow-up
Our Women’s Service provides both inpatient and outpatient gynecological care. Our nurses understand these special needs and concerns and are trained to care for you and to prepare you for your discharge home.
In addition, FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital is recognized as one of the few institutions nationwide that is a member of the national collaborative cancer group, the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG). Our affiliation provides our patients the opportunity to receive National Cancer Institute sponsored treatments that are available through GOG university affiliated hospitals throughout the United States.
FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital is home to the area’s first gynecologic oncologist. Prior to his arrival, patients had to travel to Chapel Hill, Durham, Wilmington or Charlotte to get the scope of the care he provides. To learn more about Dr. Sundborg, click here.
FirstHealth Gynecologic Oncology focuses on the evaluation and management of gynecologic cancer. Additional services include administration and management of chemotherapy for gynecologic malignancies, advanced minimally invasive surgery, palliative supportive care, genetic counseling and more. To learn more about FirstHealth Cancer Services click here.
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