Women’s Specialty Services

Women’s Specialty Care

For women through every stage of life.

At Columbia Memorial Health, women’s health is a priority – and so is providing all of the information and services they need to live healthy, happy lives – all in a NEW welcoming and inclusive environment that reduces healthcare stigma and improves patient outcomes. We’ll guide you to a lifetime of wellness. Visit us for well-woman exams, 3D mammography and more.

Dr. Edward Marici, Women's Specialty Services Physician

Dr. Edward Marici


We’re here for you at all stages of life.

Our women’s health team is made up of physicians and nurse practitioners who partner to make sure that you receive the most comprehensive care possible. Dr. Ed Marici, Dr. Rakel Astorga and Jennifer Gsell, NP, are offering a full suite of services in the new space ranging from routine gynecologic care, minimally invasive surgery, to a comprehensive array of services for breast cancer patients.

Dr Rakel Astorga, Women's Specialty Services

Dr. Rakel Astorga

Dr. Marici specializes in treating a variety of conditions at the center, such as pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, rectal incontinence and endometriosis, and offers a wide array of minimally invasive surgical procedures.

Dr. Astorga is offering a variety of services at the new center, including: surgical treatment for breast cancer, screening

for breast cancer survivorship; surveillance for patients with a history of breast cancer; follow up of abnormal breast imaging; and coordination of radiology and oncology for breast cancer treatment.

Jennifer Gsell, NP

Jennifer Gsell, NP

Adding to the Women’s Specialty Services array is the specialty care portfolio of Jennifer Gsell, NP, who offers GYN care for young women, including Family Planning, Reproductive Health, Urinary care, Pap Smears and Intra-operative and post-surgical for women of all ages.

These services are all offered in a new stress free and relaxed environment.

Featured Services

Adolescence

During this time of major physical and emotional changes in her life, young women need  support and guidance, as well as excellent medical care. We are happy to help transition from pediatric to adult care, which usually takes place between ages 18 and 21, depending on a young woman’s needs. We’re here to help you. We can also provide information about menstruation and sexuality, protection against human papillomavirus (HPV), the first gynecological visit and maintaining strong bones.

Gynecology

Gynecologists specialize in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of female reproductive system conditions and diseases. Our gynecologists provide you with comprehensive care, including:

  • Annual pelvic exams
  • Breast exams
  • Management of menopause symptoms
  •  Urinary incontinence treatment
  •  Minimally invasive surgery to treat uterine fibroid, endometriosis and polycystic ovarian syndrome

Breast Health

CMH Breast Care is committed to complete and compassionate care through every step of diagnosis and treatment. We see patients with benign and malignant breast diseases, and those that are high risk or have a family history of breast cancer. We offer state-of-the-art cancer testing options and procedures that are performed in the office or during a short inpatient stay at the Hospital.

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Pelvic Health and Continence

Our team of continence and pelvic health specialists and urologists understand how frustrating and embarrassing bladder conditions and pelvic support problems can be. They have expertise in identifying these conditions and coming up with treatment options to correct the problem and improve your quality of life.

Our specialists treat conditions such as:

  • Unrestrained leakage of urine
  • Urinary retention and incomplete bladder emptying
  • Vaginal prolapse
  • Dysfunctional voiding
  • Recurrent bladder infections

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