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, our OB/GYN specialist and staff are dedicated to helping women through all of life’s milestones.

Our Staff and Specialties

Our OB/GYN specialist, Dr. Suja Roberts, 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 minimally invasive surgical services for gynecological conditions. Dr. Roberts is board-certified by 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.

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

She provides care for the following:

  • Obstetrics
    • Cervical Cerclage
    • Pre-scheduled Cesarean Sections
  • Diagnostic Laparoscopy
  • Hymenectomy
  • Hysterectomies
    • Abdominal Hysterectomy
    • Vaginal Hysterectomy
    • Laparoscopic Assist Vaginal Hysterectomy
    • Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
  • Abnormal pap smears
    • Colposcopy
    • LEEP Procedure
    • Cone Biopsy of Cervix with Endocervical Curettage
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Menstrual irregularity, pain, and excessive bleeding
    • D&C
    • D&C with Hysteroscopy
  • Urinary Incontinence, Bladder and Pelvic Organ Prolapse
    • Bladder Sling
  • Treatment of Vulvar / Vaginal Lesions
    • Wide Excision Vulva
    • Bartholin Cysts

Dr. Suja 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:

  • Laparoscopic tubal ligation
  • Lap Salpingectomy

She provides pelvic care for the following:

  • 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

Most of Dr. Robert’s surgical procedures are laparoscopic (small incisions) or are vaginal, including:

  • Biopsies – Sentinel Node
  • Cesarean section (C-section) deliveries
  • Contraceptive procedures
  • Tubal ligation
  • Endometrial ablation
  • Hysterectomies
  • Lumpectomies/Mastectomies (General Surgeons)
  • Pelvic organ and bladder prolapse
  • Uterine fibroids

Dr. Roberts 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