Another Reason We Entrust the Care of Our Patients to Brookwood Women’s Hospital
In 1973, Brookwood became the first hospital in Alabama to provide healthcare for women in an environment devoted entirely to their unique needs. In the decades since, Brookwood has remained steadfast in its commitment to provide the latest advances in women’s services. The hospital invested in the new technology known as robotic surgery near its beginning (2009). Over the next decade, Brookwood achieved headlines as national leader in women’s robotic gynecologic surgery, surpassing 7000 women’s cases! These thousands of women returned home within 24 hours after surgery and most resumed their normal activities in a week or two!
Brookwood’s commitment to excellence in women’s services extends far beyond purchasing the latest technology. Those of us who care for women’s health needs every day appreciate that we have the support of a team of excellent sub-specialists in maternal-fetal medicine, neonatology, and women’s cancer care. These colleagues are available to consult with us on behalf of our patients with complex problems and to provide care in their specialized areas. This high level of care distinguishes Brookwood in the community.
Birmingham women facing a gynecologic cancer diagnosis especially benefit from the availability of our women’s cancer specialists right here on the Brookwood campus. Gynecologic oncologists Dr. Mac Barnes and Dr. Monjri Shah are truly exceptional gynecologic cancer surgeons. They share in caring for our patients with uterine, cervical, or ovarian cancer—both in surgery and during the journey of their care after surgery. Learn more about Drs. Barnes and Shah (click images), and you will see another reason we feel privileged to care for women at Brookwood Women’s Medical Center.