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Hoag’s Commitment to Women’s Services

From compassionate family planning services, including permanent sterilization and long-acting reversible contraception, to robotic alternatives and gynecologic surgeries, Hoag leads the county in comprehensive women’s health.

Hoag’s fellowship-trained and board-certified gynecologic oncologists treat more patients in Orange County than any other health system. And Hoag’s commitment to advanced research gives patients access to cutting-edge clinical trials.

Now Hoag has expanded its services into South Orange County, bringing its expertise to more women. The addition of Orange Coast Women’s Medical Group (OB/GYNs), for example, has extended women’s access to Hoag-quality gynecologic care in Laguna Hills, Irvine, San Clemente, Tustin and Foothill Ranch with same-day walk-in appointments at select locations, and a unique One-Day Wellness Program.

Through the One Day Wellness program, Hoag can offer all of a woman’s yearly screening tests in one day: lab work, mammograms read by Hoag Breast Center radiologists and bone density test, if appropriate.

“We work as a group to make care better for our patients, and sometimes that means providing them with the latest surgical techniques and access to innovative technologies,” said Marc Winter, M.D., who teaches surgeons nationwide and offers Hoag patients robotic alternatives to traditional hysterectomy, abdominal cerclage, and urogynecology surgeries.

“The relationship women build with their physicians transcends the stages of their lives – from adolescence all the way through menopause,” said Allyson Brooks, M.D., the Ginny Ueberroth Executive Medical Director Endowed Chair, Hoag Women’s Health Institute, and Senior Physician Executive, Hoag. “We are excited to make these important relationships more convenient for the women of Orange County.”

In addition to South Orange County, Hoag is also expanding its expertise … everywhere.

Harnessing the power of Virtual Reality (VR) technology, Hoag is introducing NurtureVR, a 32-week perinatal VR program for our young families designed in partnership with BehaVR, Dr. Brooks and neurosurgeon Robert G. Louis, M.D., program director of the skull base and pituitary tumor program at Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute and Hoag Empower360 Endowed Chair for Skull Base and Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery.

This means women can take prenatal classes and follow the progress of their baby anywhere, through VR technology.

“How a woman experiences pregnancy, delivery and the postpartum period is highly personal,” Dr. Brooks said. “NurtureVR was designed to meet each woman where she is.”