Women's Care

An obstetrician-gynecologist, or OB-GYN, has expertise in female reproductive health, pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum care. Our Obstetrics and Gynecological team is here to provide you with the custom care you need at every stage of your life.

Woman's Obstetrics and Gynecological Care in Door County

We designed the Women’s Health Center, with your health in mind, to inspire a sense of comfort, peace and tranquility. From comfortable seating to inspiring artwork and complimentary coffee and tea, the spa-like atmosphere fosters relaxation.

Door County Medical Women's Center
Door County Medical Women's Center
Door County Medical Women's Center

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Take a tour of our state of the art Women's and Birthing Center at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.

Diagnostic Imaging

A diagnostic imaging department dedicated to the needs of women is located within the Women’s Center on the second floor of the hospital. Services include mammography (digital, including screening, diagnostic, needle localizations with mammography guidance), bone density testing and stereotactic breast biopsies.

Door County Medical Center is proud to offer 3-D Mammography. 3D Mammography imaging is a type of digital mammography that, instead of taking a flat 2D image of breast tissue, creates a 3D image from a composite formed of image layers. One common way to describe the process is to compare the 3D image to the pages of a book, allowing doctors to examine breast tissue layer by layer.

Fewer Cancers Missed

As many as 20 percent of breast cancers will be missed by 2D mammography. 3D mammography has been shown to detect on average 41% more invasive breast cancers than 2D mammography.

Less Invasive Treatments

Catching cancer early means less invasive treatments. The likelihood of a mastectomy is greatly reduced, the number of unnecessary biopsies is reduced and the radiation dose is the same as a 2D machine.

Reduced Callback Rate

3D mammography results in fewer false positives and fewer callbacks. In 2016, DCMC performed 3,200 mammograms. According to Ms. Feldbreugge, “With 2D mammography, our call back rate was around 10%. We expect our callback rate to decrease, probably down to something near 5%...” According to numerous studies, 3D mammography can reduce callbacks by as much as 40%.

Even though it has been estimated that a woman born in the United States today has a 1 in 8 chance of developing some form of breast cancer during their lifetime, the five-year survival rate is nearly 100% when breast cancer is detected early.

To reach our Diagnostic Imaging department, please call 920-746-3540.

Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery for Women

Dr. Elizabeth Gaida uses the da Vinci® Xi Surgical System to perform a variety of gynecological procedures with more flexibility, precision and control.

Compared to traditional open procedures that require large incisions, robotic surgery uses a few small incisions.


The da Vinci® Xi Surgical System can increase your chances of recovery and improve healing time. Benefits include: 

  • • Minimal incisions
  • • Faster Recovery Times
  • • Higher Success Rates

Robotic Surgery Procedures


A hysterectomy is an operation to remove the uterus. Depending on the reason for the hysterectomy, a surgeon may choose to remove only part of the cervix or all of the uterus, cervix, ovaries and ovarian tubes.

Ovarian Cyst Removal

A cyst on your ovary can be found during a pelvic exam or on an imaging test, such as a pelvic ultrasound. Surgery can often be done using minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopy) with a laparoscope and instruments inserted through small cuts in your abdomen. If the cyst is large or cancer is a concern, an open procedure using a larger cut may be needed.


Endometriosis surgery can diagnose and treat endometriosis. Almost everyone who needs endometriosis surgery can have laparoscopy, a minimally invasive surgery which only requires small incisions.

Meet the OB-GYN Team

Dorene Dempster, MD
Dorene Dempster, MD


  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


Sturgeon Bay, Sister Bay

Elizabeth Gaida, MD
Elizabeth Gaida, MD


  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


Sturgeon Bay

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Preparing For Your Upcoming Gynecological Surgery

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At Door County Medical Center, comprehensive care is just down the road. Questions about Women's Care? Contact Us

Women's Center Phone

(920) 746-3666