Gynecology

Comprehensive Care, Woman to Woman

Glacial Ridge Health System and our Glacial Ridge Center for Surgical Care provide complete healthcare for every stage of a woman’s life. From the first annual exam and prenatal care to perimenopause, menopause, and beyond, we are dedicated to helping women through all of life’s milestones. During COVID-19, additional safety protocols are in place for your peace of mind. It’s important not to delay your essential care and we can provide it safely.

Our Staff and Specialties

OB/GYN Dr. Kimberly VerSteeg has extensive experience providing women reassurance, information, and evidence-based options to determine a plan of care—together. She provides comprehensive obstetric and gynecologic care including cesarean deliveries and minimally invasive surgical services for gynecological conditions. Dr. VerSteeg is board certified in obstetrics/gynecology and is a Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

She specializes in using safe, minimally-invasive treatments for common gynecologic problems that previously required more invasive procedures.

Dr. VerSteeg takes time to discuss each patient’s symptoms and how they are affecting her quality of life; answer her questions; provide information and reassurance; and offer options to help relieve symptoms of perimenopause/ menopause.

Her expertise includes:

  • Hot flashes
  • Sleep issues
  • Dryness
  • Intimacy issues
  • Menstrual changes, excessive flow, and post-menopausal bleeding
  • Abnormal pap smears
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Bladder and pelvic organ prolapse

Whether the patient feels her family is already complete, or she’s not yet ready to start a family, Dr. VerSteeg provides the care and information women need to make their next decision. From contraception, to preparing for pregnancy, to pregnancy, to sterilization, their expertise and ability to relate help women confidently move into the next stage of life.

She provides care for the following:

  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Menstrual irregularity, pain, and excessive bleeding
  • Abnormal pap smears
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Infertility evaluations and treatment
  • Prenatal care
  • Vaginal and cesarean delivery

Dr. VerSteeg provides the following types of temporary contraception for women:

  • NEXPLANON – implant placed inside the upper underarm, 3-year effectiveness rate
  • ParaGard Intrauterine Device – 10-year effectiveness rate
  • Mirena Intrauterine Device – 5-year effectiveness rate
  • Birth Control Pills
  • Birth Control Patch
  • NuvaRing
  • Depo-Provera Shot

Permanent contraception options for women include:

  • Tubal ligation:
    • Laparoscopic
    • Scheduled with a cesarean section (C-section)
  • Post Partum – periumbilical minilaparotomy (a procedure through the belly button which is performed a day or two after vaginal delivery)
  • Biopsies – Sentinel Node
  • Cesarean section (C-section) deliveries
  • Contraceptive procedures
  • Tubal ligation
  • Endometrial ablation
  • Hysterectomies
  • Lumpectomies/Mastectomies (General Surgeon Dr. Elizabeth Colsen)
  • Pelvic organ and bladder prolapse
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Difficulty tolerating a pelvic examination
  • Low back pain during pregnancy
  • Weakened core strength or discomfort following delivery
  • Discomfort during or following sexual intimacy
  • Loss of bowel/bladder control when coughing, laughing or sneezing
  • Chronic constipation
  • Frequent urination

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