Welcome to the Virginia Women’s Center difference: services that meet women where they are—at any age, at any stage—and all conveniently through Virginia Women's Center.
Whether you’re a first-time mother-to-be or experienced in pregnancy, our Virginia Women's Center OB care team will be with you every step of the way. Our care team - comprised of OB-GYNs, high-risk pregnancy specialists, hospital-based OB-GYNs, nurse practitioners, ultrasound technologists, psychologists and a genetic counselor - are experienced in all aspects of pregnancy. We have added all of these services and specialists to our practice not only for your convenience, but also because we believe that you will benefit from a coordinated and comprehensive approach to pregnancy care. Visit the Obstetrics section to learn more.
Ensuring good gynecologic health throughout your life - from the teen years to the post-menopausal years - is our specialty. Our gynecologists and nurse practitioners provide routine annual exams and well-woman check-ups, help with birth control and family planning and guidance throughout the various stages of reproductive life. We can address a number of more complex issues surgically, with today's less invasive options, including laparoscopy and the daVinci® Surgical System. Visit the Gynecology section for information on the annual exam, vaccines, in-office procedures and answers to frequently-asked questions.
The Pelvic Health and Continence Institute at Virginia Women's Center offers state-of-the-art evaluation and treatment of female urogynecologic issues including urinary and fecal incontinence, chronic infections and pelvic organ prolapse. Urologist Dr. Lonny Green and urogynecologist Dr. Tovia Smith work together to get women back to healthy and active lifestyles. Visit the Urogynecology section to learn more.
At Virginia Women’s Center, we think maternal-fetal medicine is so important that we have three specialists on staff. Drs. Jessica DeMay, Rodrick Love and Lisa Troyer see patients for high-risk pregnancy and advanced ultrasound diagnosis. Thanks to our electronic medical records, you can expect a seamless relay of information to your OB-GYN and care team. Visit the High-risk Obstetrics section to learn more.
During pregnancy and when further diagnosis of gynecologic problems is needed, you can have an ultrasound performed at our offices. Virginia Women's Center ultrasound suites are all AIUM accredited. Results are shared with your doctor right away.
Virginia Women's Center's genetic counselor sees obstetrical patients at our St. Mary's, Henrico Doctors' and Mechanicsville offices. Working closely with our maternal-fetal medicine specialists, this certified geneticist helps patients sort through individual genetics issues and make sense of complex testing options. In addition, we have several health care providers who are trained to perform BRAC and COLARIS testing. These testing options determine whether an individual has certain hereditary gene mutations that would increase her risk of having certain cancers.
At Virginia Women's Center, some procedures can be performed in our familiar and convenient locations. Board-certified anesthesiologists work in tandem with VWC physicians to care for our patients with advanced anesthetic techniques and monitoring equipment. In-office procedures can help you avoid a trip to the hospital, as well as the anxieties and costs that may be associated with it. To learn more about the types of procedures that can be performed in the office, visit the in-office procedures section.
The Virginia Women’s Center mammography suites at Henrico Doctors' Forest Medical Plaza, Mechanicsville and John Rolfe Commons are digital screening facilities. We see patients for annual screening mammograms. The radiologists at The Ellen Shaw de Paredes Institute for Women's Imaging interpret Virginia Women's Center patient images. Your mammogram will always be performed by a registered mammography technologist. Visit the Mammography section for more information.
Bone density testing is an important aspect of preventing osteoporosis. At the Center for Bone Health at Virginia Women's Center, we use a technology called Dual-energy Absorptiometry - or DXA - to measure bone mineral content and density of specific bone sites most susceptible to fracture. We take these results into account with diet, exercise recommendations and your overall health. Visit the Bone Health section for more information.
Our onsite clinical psychologists are available to help with the challenges of depression, stress management, anxiety, eating disorders, postpartum depression, parenting, perimenopause, menopause and more. Visit the Psychology page.
Millions of women experience symptoms such as vaginal dryness, itching, burning or painful intercourse as a consequence of estrogen levels declining after menopause. The MonaLisa is a "life-changing" innovative laser treatment to help restore vaginal health. The procedure is done in our office, is painless and takes less than five minutes. Visit the MonaLisa section for more information.
Nutrition plays a vital role in women's health. Our nurse practitioners are available to counsel patients on nutrition concerns, including gestational diabetes, nutrition during pregnancy and breastfeeding, Vitamin D and Calcium requirements and healthy weight management. Visit the Nutrition section for more information.
Routine blood tests shouldn't require the inconvenience of another stop. Each of our offices has an onsite lab. And you can be assured that your doctor or a nurse will call you back with the results in a timely fashion or, if you wish, the results will be sent to you electronically through our secure patient portal.
Under the direction of Peter A. Zedler, M.D., we are an established site for conducting clinical research. Research is a vital aspect of medicine today, especially for women because relatively little research has been done. Those who qualify to participate may receive exams, diagnostic tests and physician care at no cost. Visit Clinical Research Studies.