Women’s Services

Cardiac & Vascular Institute Heart disease is the number one killer for women. As one of the leaders in cardiac care for South Florida, North Ridge Cardiac & Vascular Institute offers a variety of clinical and medical expertise, as well as educational and wellness opportunities. Breast Care Center Our Breast Care Center provides comprehensive breast health services including Triple Touch self-exam instructions, screening and diagnostic mammograms, ultrasound procedures, stereotactic breast biopsies, breast surgery, breast reconstruction, and plastic surgery. Tenet Wellness Van The Tenet Wellness Van, a 30-foot mobile mammography unit, brings mammograms to various locations in Broward County upon request. Accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR), the van may be available for employee heath fairs, condo associations, mall fairs and other special events. Bone Densitometry This diagnostic exam is designed to determine the extent of bone mineralization or osteoporosis. Vertebroplasty Percutaneous Vertebroplasty, performed by interventional radiologists and neurosurgeons at North Ridge Medical Center, is a minimally invasive technique that may offer relief from the nagging back pain associated with spinal fractures or painful vertebrae compression fractures associated with osteoporosis. Under imaging guidance the physician places a needle through the back into the fractured vertebra, injecting cement into the bone. Vertebroplasty may be performed under local anesthesia with IV sedation. For more information about this procedure, please call 954-202-4832. Diabetes & Metabolism Clinic If you have diabetes and/or have lipid abnormalities, the Diabetes and Metabolism Clinic’s focus is to achieve optimal blood sugar and lipid levels by emphasizing education, self management and continually adjusting medication regimens in an effort to help you feel good and delay the long-term complications of these diseases. A diabetes support group also meets the third Friday of every month. Educational and Wellness Opportunities –  Wellness Center and classes – Lectures – Screenings – Support Groups – Health fairs