Female Incontinence, Pelvic Surgery and Pregnancy Care in Saint Paul, MN :: Minnesota Women's Care OBGYN and Urogynecology

OB/GYN and Pelvic Specialty Care Center

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


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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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

Our Uniquely Catered Pregnancy Care

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

Due to childbirth, aging, trauma or other life events, women sometimes experience a reduction in sexual fulfillment and self confidence. Using the most advanced systems available, we bring relief through reconstruction and rejuventation.

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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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Our Mission is You

Minnesota Women's Care has been created for you, the patient. We strive to create a warm and welcoming environment – one in which we can provide the absolute best care. Wherever you are in the journey of life, we're here to partner with you by listening and responding to your individual concerns.

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New and Newsworthy
Our OB Team is now bigger and better than ever.
Read more about our special approach to maternity care.

News from Minnesota Women's Care

We've grown! And our OB team is better than ever.

As of January 1, we joined forces with Comprehensive Healthcare for Women. This means more doctors, more choices, more everything.

We invite you to take a look at our new OB team here: Minnesota Women's Care OB

Comprehensive – or CHCW as they're called – shares our commitment to providing the most personalized, thoughtful care. It's a perfect fit and we're delighted to be able to offer better services to our patients.

For appointments, call us at 651-600-3035.
OR click to request online.

Our newest office in Burnsville is now open!

Women in the south metro area of the Twin Cities now have a convenient option for the most personalized, thoughtful healthcare. With a convenient location on the campus of Fairview Ridges and providers who have earned the admiration of their patients and peers, Minnesota Women's Care is an incredible resource for women looking for first-rate care all during their lives.

For appointments, call us at 651-600-3035.
Request an appointment online.
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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.

About Clinical Trials
Research and Care Go Hand-in-Hand

As with the Pneumoliner, we believe in staying at the forefront of advancements in medicine that have the potential to make women's lives better. We sometimes participate in clinical trials as a product nears the end of its testing and is ready for use. READ MORE and volunteer

Dr. Donna Randall has joined our team!

Dr. Randall is very well known through her previous work. When we asked staff to describe her in a couple words, the responses were words like: adored, hardworking, energetic, loved, committed, caring, and skilled. You get the picture. She's terrific.

We' are now booking appointments for Dr. Randall. You may have a friend who is wondering where her favorite doctor has gone. Let her know. She's right here!

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…

What our patients say:

I'm so thankful I made the switch to Dr. Ashford - a doctor who listens and takes action.
S.S.J. - Minnesota