Leon Women’s Health Institute
When you visit the Leon Women’s Health Institute, you’ll feel like part of our family. From friendly lobby greeters to dedicated doctors, Leon’s comprehensive women’s health center makes you feel welcome, relaxed and cared for. You can get breast imaging and bone density services in one convenient place on the same day.
Patients who get care here often compare the Leon Women’s Health Institute to a spa. Relax in a comfortable gown and let the soft music soothe you. Enjoy the calming effects of subtle aromatherapy. Sip tea or water while you wait.
Our nurse navigator is here to lend a comforting hand and help you every step of the way. She’ll make sure you have the right exams and will help collect your health history. If you have any questions or concerns, the nurse navigator is happy to answer them.
Our services include:
- Screening mammography
- Diagnostic mammography
- Same-day biopsy services
- DEXA bone density scans
- Breast ultrasound
- Breast MRI
We are a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE), accredited by the American College of Radiology.
Same-Day Biopsies and Results in 72 Hours
Our same-day biopsy program is the only one like it in the area. If you need a biopsy, there’s no need to waste time waiting for your next appointment. The sooner you have the biopsy, the sooner you can start treatment or hear the reassuring news that you’re healthy. Let our caring staff help you schedule your same-day biopsy if needed.
When you’re waiting for biopsy results, every minute can feel like days. We don’t want you to wait one moment longer than necessary. Here you’ll get biopsy results within 72-hours.
There are different types of biopsies. We offer:
- Stereotactic breast biopsies
- MRI-guided biopsies
- Ultrasound-guided biopsies
Message From the Director: Dr. Eve Garner
Welcome to the Leon Women’s Health Institute. I encourage all patients to have a yearly mammogram starting at age 40. Even if you’re healthy and have a low risk for breast cancer, you should still get a mammogram once a year. As we get older, our cancer risk goes up, so yearly exams become even more important.
Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for Hispanic women. The key to surviving breast cancer with a good quality of life is to find it early — and mammography is our number one tool for early detection. Most of today’s breast cancers are curable if they’re caught at an early stage. Screening mammography saves lives. Scheduling your mammogram today is an easy way to be proactive about your health.
Mammography: Faster and More Comfortable
When you get a mammogram at the Leon Women’s Health Institute, your comfort comes first. We offer:
- An MRI coil that’s used only for breast imaging
- Two mammography machines with 3D imaging
- A breast ultrasound machine
Your choices include:
- 2D mammography
- 3D mammography
Our Hologic Selenia Dimensions mammography machines:
- Have Genius 3D Technology
- Have an ergonomic design for better patient comfort
- Have the fastest scan available — less than 4 seconds
- Take less time under compression to improve patient comfort
- Lower false-positive recalls by up to 40%
DEXA: Keeping Your Bones Healthy
As we get older, our bones change and may become weaker. At Leon Women’s Health Institute, we want to keep you from having falls and fractures. Our DEXA machines use X-rays to measure your bone density (thickness). Both men and women can have this noninvasive screening exam.
DEXA shows your risk of having:
- Osteopenia. Bones are weaker than normal but still don’t break easily.
- Osteoporosis. A disease where bones become weak and brittle and fracture more easily.
- Fracture. A break in a bone.
Our Hologic Horizon DEXA unit:
- Makes remarkable, high-resolution images that make it easier to see problems
- Gives great comfort, fast exam times and low-dose X-ray