Women's Institute

1441 N. 12th Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85006

(602) 521-5700

Women have specific health needs that often require specialized care. The physicians at Banner – University Medicine Women’s Institute at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix provide this expert care for all phases of a woman’s life. We offer the most comprehensive health care for women in the Phoenix area. The institute’s proven track record has made it a destination health center for women throughout Arizona, the southwest U.S. and beyond.

Whether you are looking for routine obstetrics and gynecology services or care for more complex and high-risk needs, we can help. We provide support and treatment for such female conditions as obstetric complications, menstrual disorders, pelvic pain, menopause management, sexual health, infertility and more. The institute is home to an esteemed high-risk obstetrics program that includes national recognition for excellence in high-risk pregnancies.

The Women’s Institute includes five specialty centers:

In traditional health care, you may need to see multiple specialists at several different locations and times. By contrast, care delivery at the Women’s Institute revolves around your needs, with physicians and other providers working collaboratively under one roof to care for you. Our specialized team of doctors, nurses, and lab technicians put the women we serve at the center of everything we do.  In addition to being more convenient for you, your care is well coordinated to meet your every need.

Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix is the primary teaching site for the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. The Women’s Institute is home to a nationally recognized obstetrics and gynecology residency program and fellowship programs for minimally invasive surgery and maternal fetal medicine. Together, board certified physicians, medical residents, and fellows provide superior care to patients. This means you are always receiving the most up-to-date and evidence-based care.

To make an appointment at the Women’s Center, please call (602) 521-5700.

About the Institute

At Banner – University Medicine Women's Institute, you or your loved one will receive comprehensive women’s health care. Our specialized team of doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners and lab techs put you at the center of everything we do. 

Whether routine or specialized care such as mammography or OB/GYN consultation is needed, we strive to foster education and support - for all stages of your life. 

From bone health, breast cancer imaging and general breast health, gynecological care and gynecologic oncology, maternity and high-risk pregnancy care, women’s sexual health, to reproductive endocrinology and infertility, the Banner Health Women’s Health Institute is fully equipped with female health in mind.

What services are available:

  • Abnormal menstruation (heavy menses, irregular menses, absent menses)
  • Benign pelvic masses
  • Bone health
  • Breast health
  • Cervical cancer screening
  • Contraception
  • Couples sexual health counseling
  • Endometriosis
  • Expert obstetric and gynecologic ultrasound
  • Female infertility
  • Female sexual health (low desire, less intense orgasm, pain with intercourse, and more)
  • Fetal surgery
  • Genetic screening for BRCA and Lynch syndromes
  • Gynecologic surgery (including laparoscopy and robotics)
  • High-risk prenatal care and delivery, including critical care obstetrics
  • In-office procedures (colposcopy, LEEP, Essure, hysteroscopy, and more)
  • Menopause symptoms
  • Midwifery obstetric care
  • Outpatient cervical ripening prior to inpatient induction of labor
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Pelvic pain
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Preventive exams
  • Routine prenatal care and delivery
  • Specialized fetal monitoring
  • Sterilization
  • Uterine fibroids

To make an appointment at the Women's Institute, please call (602) 521-5700.

Our Providers

Patient Education

Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix offers classes on a variety of topics important to women, including those for parents-to-be, parenting, breastfeeding and more.

Research

The University of Arizona, in coordination with Banner – University Medicine, conducts a variety of research studies and clinical trials to support a commitment to improving patient care. As a patient at Banner – University Medical Center, you may be eligible to participate, meaning you’ll have access to new treatments which may not be available to the public yet.

Fellowship and Residency Programs

Further distinguishing the Women’s Institute is a commitment to academic medicine that places the patient at the center of the care process.  Banner consistently recruits the best-and-brightest clinicians who will support and grow the culture of our Institute and deliver individualized care to meet the needs of every stage of a woman’s life. These include:

Health and Prevention

Preventive medicine in women’s health, which typically begins in adolescence and continues through menopause and beyond, is vital to ensuring a woman’s long-term health and wellness.

The Women’s Institute attempts to set females on the path to prevention by immunizing girls and young women against the human papillomavirus (HPV), a virus known to cause cervical cancer. Later, we support access to contraception and screening for sexually transmitted diseases.

Annual wellness exams are vital for the prevention of cervical cancer, breast cancer, osteoporosis, and metabolic conditions such as diabetes. Something as simple as evaluating a woman’s family history helps detect the risk of genetic predispositions to cancer in many women. The Women’s Institute subscribes to the philosophy that regardless of a woman’s age or phase in life, early intervention and prevention strategies are vital to maintaining and improving health.