|OakBend Medical Center is proud to
provide a full spectrum of women’s
• Level II Nursery with 24-hr physician coverage
• Childbirth Classes and
• Winner of the Texas Ten Step
• Mammography, Ultrasound and
Breast Specific Gamma Imaging
• Comprehensive Gynecology
• Stereotactic Biopsy Services
|A health issue of particular concern to
women is the prevention, detection and
treatment of osteoporosis. Half of all
women over 50 years have thinning
bones resulting in a higher risk of bone
fracture. Taking care of your bones starts
with a simple, quick and painless bone
density test to establish your T-score,
which is a comparison of your bone mass
with that of a population of normal young
women. If your bone mass is 10% or
more below normal, you may want to take
steps to reverse your bone loss and you
should consult your physician. If you have
a bone mass of at least 20% below
normal you are considered osteoporotic.
Risk for osteoporosis
increases with age:
58% 50-59 years
74% 60-69 years
92% more than 70 years
To schedule a bone density scan,
call (281) 633-4060.
|OakBend Medical Center recognizes that a woman's healthcare needs differ greatly from a
man's, and even from other women, as needs continue to change throughout her life. We have
services and programs for each phase of a woman's life.
Birthing Center & Level II Nursery
Choosing where to deliver your baby is important. At OakBend Medical Center, our staff feels
honored each time we are chosen to be a part of such a memorable journey. We recognize that
the arrival of a new baby is a “special delivery” unique to each and every family. We are here
for you during your pregnancy, at your baby’s birth and beyond.
OakBend Medical Center offers the expertise you need, delivering approximately 1,200 babies
every year. We invite you to make yourself at home, bring in family photographs, the music you love and your favorite pillow and create your own home away from home. Our birthing suites are designed with your comfort in mind; to take you through the labor, delivery and recovery all in the same spacious suite. Each suite is tastefully decorated and includes a full bathroom, television and sitting area complete with Internet access. From the moment your labor starts until you take your newborn home, OakBend’s staff, using the latest technology, will do everything possible to give your baby a healthy and loving start.
Our highly trained nurses and 30 bed full-service nursery provide a range of services for your
well newborn and the newborn requiring special medical attention. The Level II nursery, neonatologists and staff are available on site to care for premature babies and infants who need extra monitoring and care following delivery.
For Childbirth classes visit our Events/Classes Calendar.
Women's Imaging Center
Designed with women in mind, our dedicated department offers a comfortable and friendly
atmosphere. Patients will find the most up-to-date procedures for breast screening and diagnosis, including stereotactic equipment, which can localize a site for biopsy in the breast within a millimeter. This together with ultrasound enables core needle biopsies to be performed using a local anesthesia. Experienced and skilled physicians, female mammographers and ultrasound technicians staff the Women's Imaging Department.
Every woman is at risk for breast cancer. Screening for risk factors, although helpful, cannot
fully predict whether a woman will develop breast cancer. Mammography is the most effective
method of early detection, identifying cancer in its most treatable stage. Women 40 and older
should include a mammogram as part of their annual physical, accompanied by monthly breast
self-examinations. To schedule a mammogram, call (281) 341-4817.
Breast Ultrasound - Breast Specific Gamma Imaging
Breast Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI) is clinically proven to provide clearer and more concise
images to women with questionable mammograms. OakBend Medical Center is the first hospital
in Fort Bend County to acquire BSGI. Mammograms image tissue densities whereas BSGI
uses radioisotopes to detect cancer activity. BSGI can image without compressing the breast
and has the potential to significantly reduce the number of invasive biopsies that result in negative findings.
Stereotactic Guided Biopsy
This minimally invasive image guided procedure helps physicians locate breast abnormalities
and tissue sample (biopsy) for diagnosis. This non-surgical procedure is completed on an
outpatient basis with minimum discomfort and recovery time. The radiologist and pathologist are present to view the biopsy and determine whether it is cancerous.