Canterbury Women's Health Care was founded in 1985
by Dr Cynthia Bergmann and Dr Marshall Noel.  At the
end of their training, they had a chance to practice
anywhere in the country. They choose to return to
Fresno where Dr Noel had completed his residency and
where Dr Bergmann had worked in Public Health. The
Valley was appealing to them not only for its proximity
to mountains and ocean but for the high quality of
medical care, hospitals, and ancillary medical services
available in the area.

Dedicated to gynecology only since 1999, Dr Noel and
Dr Bergmann consistently strive to find the best ways to
care for their patients in both the office and in surgery.
Their office forms have been copied by many other
medical groups and are reviewed with each reprinting
to reflect changes in modern medicine. They have been
at the forefront of gyn surgery since their foundation
bringing both operative laparoscopy and operative
hysteroscopy to the Central Valley. They were the first
and are still the only gynecologists to be certified in
operative hysteroscopy and operative laparoscopy
between Bakersfield and Sacramento. Among their
other firsts were the use of synthetic slings for
incontinence and the use of mesh in vaginal reapirs.
Their latest surgical innovation is adding robotic
surgery to their repertoire. This will allow them to
remove large myomas (fibroids) and perform
hystectomies on large uteri
that previously would have required an abdominal
incision and prolonged hospital stay and recovery.