The women's health center is named after M. Steven Piver, M.D., an internationally-known physician who treats ovarian and gynecological cancers. At the time of the opening, he said, “My hope is that this center will be a place where women can rejuvenate their mind, body and spirit, in a supportive, friendly atmosphere.”
The Piver Center offers everything from massage therapy to cancer, taking a holistic approach to women's care.
Yesterday, Dr. Piver appeared on WGRZ's Healthy Zone Show with Janet Snyder to discuss the services offered at the center.
- When asked why women tend to put their health last, Dr. Piver said, "Because we men don't take good care of ourselves."
- If women need to see more than one specialist, the Piver Center offers the convenience of having multiple specialists under one roof. "Between the 7 or 8 physicians that work there, we pretty much cover everything," Dr. Piver said. The Piver Center treats bladder problems, diabetes, hypertension, cancer, and more.
- Dr. Piver calls robotic surgery, which is available for both cancerous and non-cancerous conditions, a big breakthrough. "The surgeon is at a console and the patient is at a table about five feet away. You can see so much better, and the instruments are small, so you can do very fine surgery."
- During his career, Dr. Piver hopes to find a cure for ovarian cancer.