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On-Site Ultrasound

Cornerstone Clinic for Women offers on-site ultrasound service for obstetrical and gynecological diagnostic imaging purposes. Ultrasounds are performed and interpreted in house with results delivered the same day in most cases. We offer the most advanced ultrasound technology available today, including 3D ultrasound, which allows you to view your baby in a 3D, real-time, color impression. We provide you with color prints and a CD with images from your 3D ultrasound. The level of advanced imaging that 3D ultrasound provides allows patients and families an opportunity to observe baby’s features and further bond with baby in-utero.

On-Site Laboratory

Cornerstone Clinic for Women has an in-house laboratory for obtaining and processing laboratory specimens. This service is convenient for patients and ensures specimen integrity is maintained. With our integrated system, we receive your results automatically after processing, which allows us to notify you of your results faster. Your results can also be viewed utilizing our patient portal.

Urgent Care

We provide an urgent care clinic for your non-routine visits. Our urgent care clinic can be utilized for all areas of women’s health, from vaginal bleeding to cold and flu symptoms. You can make an appointment the day before, day of, or simply walk in. Our current days for urgent care are Monday thru Friday from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM and Saturday from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM.  Please contact our office at 501-224-5500 for additional questions regarding urgent care.

Essure (Incisionless Tubal) in the Office

Essure® is permanent birth control that works with your body to create a natural barrier against pregnancy. A small Essure® insert is permanently placed into each of your fallopian tubes by your doctor. These inserts work with your body to form a natural barrier that keeps sperm from reaching the eggs, preventing pregnancy. While the natural barrier forms over time, another form of birth control must be used. Anesthesia is used for this procedure, which can be performed at our clinic or the hospital.

Da Vinci Robotic Surgery

With the Da Vinci Surgical System, our surgeons operate through just a few small incisions. The Da Vinci System features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system with tiny wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human hand. As a result, Da Vinci enables your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, and control.

Incontinence Problems

Urinary incontinence, or the loss of bladder control, is a common and often embarrassing problem. There are different types of incontinence, all of which can cause disruptions in your daily life. Stress incontinence happens when physical movement or activity — such as coughing, sneezing, running or heavy lifting — puts pressure (stress) on your bladder. Urge incontinence occurs when you have a sudden urge to urinate. During urge incontinence, the bladder contracts when it should not, causing some urine to leak through the sphincter muscles. It is also known as overactive bladder, bladder spasms, spasmodic bladder, irritable bladder, or detrusor instability. At Cornerstone Clinic for Women, we provide multiple treatment options aimed at restoring your bladder health. Please call our office at 501-224-5500 to schedule a consultation.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Our physicians are trained and experienced in performing minimally invasive surgery, including laparoscopic surgery. In minimally invasive surgery, our surgeons use a variety of techniques to operate with less injury to the body than with open surgery. Laparoscopic surgery is done using one or more small incisions in combination with small tubes, tiny video cameras, and surgical instruments. Patient recovery time with laparoscopic surgery is shortened in comparison to an open procedure.

Ablation Procedures for Bleeding

Endometrial Ablation is a procedure that destroys (ablates) the uterine lining (endometrium).  This procedure is done to control prolonged, heavy uterine bleeding that has not responded to other treatments. This procedure is also an alternative to a hysterectomy in patients that are unable to undergo a hysterectomy. During the procedure, a viewing instrument, called a hysteroscope, is used to see inside the uterus. The ablation can be done by a laser beam, heat, freezing, electricity, or microwave. Each case is individualized and will be discussed with your doctor on an individual basis.

Hormone Evaluations

The objective of your hormone evaluation is to analyze your symptoms and decide whether you suffer from hormonal imbalances and would benefit from natural hormone supplementation. During the consultation, you will meet with one of our physicians who specialize in hormone treatment. We offer different methods of testing, from lab work to saliva testing, which give us a picture of the potential areas we can assist in improving your health. We promote whole-body wellness and offer patient education on areas such as diet and exercise.Please check Doctors Singleton’s and Chandler’s biography for more details.

Urogynecology

Board Certified Specialists in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Please see Doctor Brenimans’ biography for more details.

Stress Incontinence

Stress incontinence is the involuntary leaking of urine during physical movement and activities such as coughing, sneezing, running, or heavy lifting.  These activities put stress on your bladder and, over time, the muscles and other tissues that support the bladder (pelvic floor muscles) and the muscles that regulate the release of urine (urinary sphincter) weaken. If you have stress incontinence, you may feel embarrassed, isolate yourself, or limit your work and social life, especially exercise and leisure activities. With treatment, you will likely be able to manage stress incontinence and improve your overall well-being. Please contact our office at 501-224-5500 to schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified physicians.

Pelvic Prolapse

The “pelvic floor” is a group of muscles that form a kind of hammock across your pelvic opening. Normally, these muscles and the tissues surrounding them keep the pelvic organs in place. These organs include your bladder (cystocele), uterus (uterine prolapse), vagina (vaginal vault prolapse), small bowel (enterocele), and rectum (rectocele). Sometimes, these muscles and tissue develop problems. Some women develop pelvic floor disorders following childbirth. As women age, pelvic organ prolapse and other pelvic floor disorders become more common. Our physicians are trained to diagnose and treat pelvic prolapse. To schedule a consultation, please contact our office at 501-224-5500.

Uterine Prolapse

Uterine prolapse occurs when pelvic floor muscles and ligaments stretch and weaken, providing inadequate support for the uterus. The uterus then slips down into or protrudes out of the vagina. Uterine prolapse can happen to women of any age, but it often affects postmenopausal women who have had one or more vaginal deliveries. Our board-certified physicians are trained to provide non-surgical and surgical care for this condition. We utilize lifestyle modification, pessary insertion, and physical therapy as our first-line treatment options. We begin treatment with the least invasive treatment method and advance to surgical options only if these other methods have not proven helpful for your symptoms. To schedule a consultation, please contact our office at 501-224-5500.

Bladder Problems

Bladder problems can range from urgency, frequency, incontinence (leakage of urine), interstitial cystitis, or painful urination (dysuria). There are a variety of tests we can perform to diagnose your issues. We offer multiple treatment options for all of your bladder health needs.

Obstetrics

High Risk OB- Include CHTN, DM, Multiples, IVF

A high-risk pregnancy is a pregnancy in which you or your baby are at an increased risk of a health problem. Our doctors are trained to provide care for high-risk obstetrical patients with conditions such as high blood pressure (hypertension) and diabetes. We also assist with the process of infertility treatment.  In addition, we provide care for mothers with multiple babies and also mothers with advanced maternal age.

Cerclage Placement

Cervical Cerclage is the placement of sutures in the cervix to keep it from opening. Premature opening of the cervix can result in preterm labor and delivery.

Delivery at Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock

Baptist Medical Center Little Rock is equipped to handle all of your perinatal needs. They have an in-house NICU and also provide high-risk obstetrical services. Their birthing suites promote family bonding where you can deliver and recover in the same room as admission.

VBACS

A VBAC means that you can have your baby vaginally after at least one caesarean section. Our providers perform vaginal birth after caesarean section (VBAC) on an individualized basis.

Natural Child Birth Options

The physicians of Cornerstone Clinic for Women offer multiple birth options for patients. Our goal is to support the mother’s birth preferences in regards to medical care, while ensuring the safety of the mother and baby. Often times, the mother prefers a more natural birth, without medications, and our physicians will be there to guide the birth process.

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