WELCOME TO LOURDES WOMEN'S CENTER
I-24 – Exit 7
Lourdes Marshall Nemer Pavilion, Suite 210
1532 Lone Oak Road
Paducah, KY 42003
Lourdes Women’s Center offers state-of-the-art technology with the timeless comfort that comes with compassionate care. Our center has a longstanding and continuing commitment to address the healthcare needs of the whole woman – body, mind and spirit. Our highly-trained physicians, experts in diverse disciplines, focus on the important healthcare issues and research that affects women most. We provide a patient-focused center for breast health and offer an array of sophisticated screenings and diagnostic equipment.
A key feature of Lourdes Women’s Center is our Nurse Navigator program. You will be paired with with a dedicated nursing professional who will be with you every step of the way. She will provide gentle reassurance and guidance, making certain your medical, emotional, educational and financial needs are met with as little stress as possible. The Nurse Navigator program enables us to speed the process of getting your mammography results to you – all with a personal touch.
Lourdes breast health services include:
- High-quality digital mammography: This type of mammography uses low doses of radiation to produce high-quality x-rays to detect and diagnose breast diseases. Computers and digital detectors produce an image that can be electronically displayed on the technologist’s high-resolution computer monitor in a matter of seconds.
- Breast ultrasound: A breast ultrasound uses sound waves to make a picture of the tissues inside the breast. The ultrasound can show all areas of the breast, including the area closest to the chest wall which is hardest to capture with a mammogram. Breast ultrasound does not use X-rays or other potentially harmful types of radiation.
- Breast MRI (magnetic resonance imaging): An MRI captures multiple pictures of your breast to detect cancer and other abnormalities in the breast. The images are computer combined to generate detailed pictures. The breast MRI is usually performed when your physician needs more information than a mammogram, ultrasound, or clinical breast exam cannot provide.
- Stereotactic biopsy: Stereotactic breast biopsy is a non-surgical method of removing tissue from a suspected abnormality in your breast. It is most often done on an outpatient basis. The entire procedure is done through a tiny nick in the skin. The patient lies face down on the stereotactic table, and the breast is guided through a hole in the table. The breast is compressed and immobilized by the digital mammography unit situated under the table to allow for accurate testing. After an injection of a local anesthetic and target verification is visible, stereotactic images will confirm accurate needle placement and the biopsy may then continue. An average of six specimens are taken during a typical biopsy. A marker clip may be placed after the stereotactic biopsy to identify the site of the biopsy for future reference.
- Ultrasound-guided mammotome biopsy: The ultrasound-guided mammotome biopsy may be performed when an abnormality is identified. The biopsy device is directed to the abnormality (lesion) by watching it on the ultrasound monitor. Usually several samples are collected and sent to the pathologist for evaluation. A marker clip may be left to identify the site of the biopsy for future reference.
- Breast surgery: If your physician informs you that breast surgery is needed, he or she will develop a treatment plan that is specific to your individual case. Feel free to ask questions about your treatment plan options so you will be fully informed.
The Women’s Center also features a library with information and educational materials pertaining to women’s health issues. Lourdes also partners with organizations such as the American Cancer Society and Kentucky Cancer Program to provide you with additional patient and family resources.
To schedule an appointment at Lourdes Women's Center, call 270-444-2175.