Residents of Madison have access to several healthcare systems, including UW Health, SSM Health, and UnityPoint Health. American Family Children’s Hospital offers excellent children’s care in the area and is nationally ranked #32 in cardiology and heart surgery. William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital is the largest facility serving veterans in Madison. It also has six outpatient clinics throughout the surrounding area.
U.S. News ranks University of Wisconsin Hospitals as Madison’s #1 healthcare system. University of Wisconsin Hospitals nationally ranks in four adult specialties and one children’s specialty, including:
SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital-Madison ranks #2 in the region and is high performing in nine procedures and conditions, including:
Finding an obstetrician-gynecologist (OB-GYN) will help you manage your women’s healthcare needs. An OB-GYN is trained to deliver babies and specializes in treating and managing disorders involving a woman's reproductive organs.
OB-GYNs are licensed to perform routine women's reproductive checks such as: Pap tests (aka Pap smears), sexually transmitted infection (STI) checks, pelvic exams, ultrasounds; procedures such as IUD insertions; and surgeries such as a hysterectomy or removal of ovarian cysts.
How often should I see an OB-GYN?
It's recommended that women see an OB-GYN once a year for routine checkups. If you're pregnant or have an underlying health condition, you may need to see an OB-GYN more frequently.
What procedures do OB-GYNs perform?
OB-GYNs can perform or order the following procedures and surgeries:
What conditions do OB-GYNs treat?
OB-GYNs treat the following conditions:
An OB-GYN can also provide prenatal care and help you manage your health during pregnancy.
What should I ask an OB-GYN?
Top questions to ask an OB-GYN during your appointment that you may not have thought of:
OB-GYNs are trained to discuss sensitive subjects, so you shouldn't hesitate to ask questions about your sexual health.