JFK Medical Center has consolidated its maternity unit, effective Nov. 8, and will connect patients to its sister facility Palms West Hospital.
Palms West Hospital offers specialized maternity care, including a level 2 NICU as well as comprehensive pediatric services. Patients arriving at JFK Medical Center in need of maternity services will be evaluated and transferred to Palms West Hospital, when deemed necessary.Learn more about Palms West Hospital’s labor and delivery unit
Women's health specialists in West Palm Beach
JFK Medical Center offers one convenient location for women in Palm Beach County to receive the expert, compassionate care they need to maintain their health, from gynecologic to breast care services. Our highly trained physicians provide focused, individualized care, no matter what stage of life you are in.
To learn more about the spectrum of women's health services we offer, please call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (561) 548-4535.
Regular visits with a gynecologist are key to maintaining proper health. Gynecologists are able to evaluate your overall health, including reproductive health, and perform clinical screenings, such as Pap smears and breast exams.
If you require gynecologic surgery, we offer minimally invasive treatment options to lessen recovery times. Traditional gynecologic surgery uses a large incision, which may cause significant pain and require a longer recovery period. Robotic surgery is a less invasive treatment for a range of gynecologic conditions, including:
- Cervical cancer—a form of cancer existing in the lowest part of the uterus (the cervix)
- Uterine cancer—cancer of the uterus, usually forming in the cells that make up the lining of the uterus
- Uterine fibroids—benign (noncancerous growths in the uterus
- Endometriosis—a condition where the tissues that make up the lining of the uterus begin to grow in other organs of the body
- Uterine prolapse—a condition when weakened pelvic floor muscles allow the uterus to descend down toward the vagina
- Menorrhagia—prolonged or heavy bleeding experienced during the menstrual cycle
Breast health and screening
The Breast Institute at JFK Medical Center takes the breast health of women in Lake Worth and the surrounding communities very seriously. We provide a wide range of advanced breast imaging technologies to find the best preventive screening options for every woman. Additionally, our Dense Breast Program identifies women with dense breast tissue early on so they can receive the most detailed imaging available.
Our breast screening and imaging services include mammograms, biopsies, ultrasounds and other advanced imaging procedures.
Bone density testing
Osteoporosis is a common condition in women that results from thinning bones and can lead to bone fractures. Bone density testing can be helpful in determining your risk for bone fractures as you age. By receiving bone density testing through a dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan, we are able to estimate your risk of fracture and recommend precautions you can take to avoid fracture.