Dr. Cindy Long moved to Denver from Seattle and joined The Women’s Health Group in 2000, becoming a partner in 2003. She served four years as the OB/GYN Department Chair at North Suburban Medical Center, and has continued to be involved in a variety of hospital leadership positions. Dr. Long enjoys a busy clinical practice with an emphasis on state-of-the-art, innovative gynecologic surgical procedures. Committed to providing her patients with choices in progressive, proven techniques, Dr. Long has extensive training in minimally invasive surgeries and in-office procedures. Her special interests include pelvic prolapse, incontinence, abnormal bleeding disorders, vulvar skin disorders and high risk obstetrics. Dr. Long has advanced training in the daVinci Robotic Surgical System-a technique used to minimize the risks and recovery time after pelvic surgeries.
What makes Colorado home to you?
After living here for 2 decades Colorado is very much my home! I particularly enjoy the easy access to all sorts of outdoor activities, the beauty of the mountains, cheering on our professional sports teams, and the high quality museums, theaters and restaurants Denver offers.
What are your passions outside of work?
Various outdoor sports, the arts, and my kiddos keep me plenty busy!
Why did you become an OB/GYN?
I’ve always had a strong interest in women’s issues. During medical school I found my female patients to have a strong commitment to preserving their own good health and a curiosity in understanding all their health care options. I’m a surgeon at heart, but in most surgical fields you have a very brief relationship with patients. In OB/GYN I’ve generated life-long friendships with patients, seeing them through all stages of life for a broad variety of medical conditions. I love that year after year I get to visit with people, and they often bring me their daughters, mothers and closest friends to care for. It’s the greatest honor to assist people through some of their most memorable and important life events.
What in your career are you most proud?
Over the years I have developed a specialized interest and skill set in managing some of the most challenging gynecologic medical and surgical issues. Almost daily I get feedback and thanks from patients who feel I’ve improved their quality of life – I find that to be the most rewarding aspect of my job, to know that by showing up I’ve made a difference in someone’s life.
What is the most important part of your job?
It is my duty to educate patients about what is going on with them, and to provide them with every reasonable option for treatment. Ultimately, which treatment you pursue is your choice as a patient – and if you feel confident about that decision, chances are you’re going to get a better result.
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Dr. Cindy Long Featured in Colorado Health and Wellness “OB/GYN at The Women’s Health Group Broomfield, Thornton & Lafayette offices Delivers at North Suburban Medical Center, Denver, Colorado”
Dr. Cindy Long talking about urinary incontinence during pregnancy in Colorado Health and Wellness “Most women experience at least some degree of urinary incontinence during pregnancy, which is the involuntary loss of urine. “Incontinence is most common during the end of pregnancy when your growing belly puts the most pressure on the bladder,” says Dr. Cindy Long, an obstetrician/gynecologist at The Women’s Health Group in Thornton.”