Female Incontinence, Pelvic Surgery and Pregnancy Care in Saint Paul, MN :: Minnesota Women's Care OBGYN and Urogynecology OBGYN and Urogynecology; Maternity care, treatment for incontinence, 3D mammography, advanced surgical techniques, minimally invasive surgery, hysterectomy, natural hormone therapy, treatment for endometriosis, treatment for pelvic prolapse, medical aesthetics spa.

OB/GYN and Urogynecology
Pelvic Specialty Care Center

The most advanced, personalized healthcare available.
Conveniently located in Maplewood, Woodbury and Burnsville.

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NEW! We now offer 3D Mammograms!

At Minnesota Women's Care, we strive to provide the most up-to-date care available. We now offer 3D Mammograms in our office. This new technology provides a more detailed image and has proven to be helpful in the early diagnosis of abnormalities.

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Urinary Incontinence & Pelvic Floor Disorders

We approach urinary incontinence and other pelvic floor disorders on an individual basis - determining what will work best for each woman and her specific needs. We stay current with developments so we can offer the most advanced and effective treatments.

Treatment for Incontinence & Pelvic Floor Disorders

Pampered Pregnancy Care: Our Approach

Our maternity care is the most thorough, personalized care available. Each expectant mom is treated individually - for the most personal, memorable experience. Both midwife and physician attended births are offered. Meet our OB team and discover what makes us different.

Pregnancy Care

Complex Gynecologic Treatment & Surgery

For women suffering from complex gynecologic issues - such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids, and abnormal bleeding - we offer the most complete, respectful gynecologic care available. We always use the least invasive treatment that will be effective.

Complex Gynecologic Treatment


Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

The symptoms of hormone imbalance are familiar to many women over 40 ... moodiness, weight gain, lack of sex drive, trouble sleeping, low energy and more. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy helps women feel like themselves again.

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Vaginal Rejuvenation & Cosmetic Gynecology

We specialize in a full range of rejuvenation solutions. We have the right experience with labiaplasty, vaginal rejuvenation, ThermiVa, FemiLift, Geneveve by Viveve, the O-Shot and more. Find out exactly what's available and what can be done to correct women's intimate issues.

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The Spa: Feel Beautiful in Your Own Skin

Our Spa is designed as a resource – a place to go where you can tackle the issues that are holding you back from feeling great about yourself. We offer a complete menu of options including laser hair removal, laser skin treatments, HydraFacial MD, injections for wrinkles, and the most current body contouring treatments available.

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WomanWell & Annual Wellness Exams

From your very first OB/GYN appointment in early adulthood, we are the lifetime go-to resource for personalized, empowering health care. We always start by listening then give you options that best fit you and your life. Our unique approach to annual exams is the perfect time to focus on your overall health – both mind and body.

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3D Mammograms now available at Minnesota Women's Care!

3D mammography is a leap forward in women's health. Here's what the addition of our 3D Mammography suite means to you:

  1. 3D mammography is the gold standard. This detailed testing helps with the diagnosis of abnormalities.
  2. It's easier for you. Book your mammogram at the same time as your annual appointment. One and done.
  3. All mammograms at MNWCare are 3D mammograms. Unless you know to ask for this kind of mammo, you may not be scheduled for a 3D mammogram at a testing facility.
  4. 3D mammograms often reduce anxiety. The improved accuracy reduces the number of unnecessary callbacks.
  5. Our clinic is comforting and personal. Big screening centers are not. Your first mammogram won't be scary.
  6. Expert interpretation. A Board-Certified Radiologist (Breast Care Specialist) will interpret all of the mammograms performed in our suite. They meet our exacting standards in terms of education and experience in breast health imaging and interpretation.
  7. Your provider is directly in the loop with your mammogram testing results. Exam results are most often available to your provider within 48 hours.
  8. Early detection of breast cancer saves lives.

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Amazing New Technology
A New Hysterectomy Option for Women

Here's a little background: One thing that Dr. Ashford makes VERY clear is that he believes in using treatments that allow women to return to their busy lives as fast as possible. He uses minimally invasive surgical procedures when he can – meaning smaller incisions, less recovery time, and often, less pain.

A few yeas ago, due to some FDA concerns, surgeons were no longer able to provide laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomies for some women. In real terms what this meant was that some women had undergo a different type of surgery – one with a much longer recovery time. Then a product was developed that changed everything.

The Pneumoliner allows Dr. Ashford to return to using minimally invasive surgery to perform hysterectomies in cases where he couldn't do that. It's an exciting breakthrough – one that makes women's lives better.

We have more info to describe the process and how it works.
Click to read Dr. Ashford's Blog

click to go to the Pneumoliner and Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy page on this site.

MNWC In the News

Dr. Melvin Ashford featured in Radiant Life Magazine

It's difficult to explain accurately just how Dr. Ashford views patient care and his focus on providing the best care possible to every patient. But, this magazine did a great job of it.

Dr. Ashford in Radiant Life Magazine (View/Download PDF)

"Top Doctor"
Congratulations to Dr. Ashford!

For the fourth year in a row, Dr. Ashford has been recognized as a "Top Doctor" in the July issue of Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine. [READ MORE > >]

Dr. Ashford's Blog

Dec 1, 2017
INTRODUCTION There are 3 different types of hysterectomy procedures currently performed in the US. Based on your specific situation and needs, your surgeon will perform one of the following: Vaginal Hysterectomy: An incision is made in the vagina and th…
Jan 22, 2016
You just had a baby, but something feels “off “down there. You’re not quite sure what to expect because you’re new to the whole postpartum process, but you’re certain that a bulge in your vagina is not normal. When the vaginal pressure does not ease up…
Dec 29, 2015
Atrophic vaginitis is a common problem in postmenopausal women.  It is the result of low estrogen levels in the vagina.  Without appropriate levels of estrogen the “good bacteria” (lactobacillus) counts decline sometimes resulting in elevation of bad b…

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