Gynecology

Comprehensive Care, Woman to Woman

Glacial Ridge Health System provides 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.

Our Staff and Specialties

Dr. Kimberly VerSteeg 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.

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.

They provide 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

Temporary contraception options for women include:

  • 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 for women is provided on an outpatient basis and 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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