Women for Women OB/GYN LLC is exactly what our name implies; six female Board-certified/ Board-eligible OB/GYN physicians and one female certified nurse practitioner all working cooperatively to offer the best possible care for women from puberty through menopause. Women for Women OB/GYN provides comprehensive obstetrical and gynecological care from routine check-ups to emergency procedures. We are experts in general obstetric and gynecological care, high-risk obstetrics, laparoscopy, and hysteroscopy. We provide many specialty services including bone densitometry, gynecological sonography, 4-D obstetrical ultrasound, minimally invasive surgery, cosmetic treatments, and personalized wellness consultations. Contact our Gyno in Queens today.
Our office is adjacent to Northwell Health- Long Island Jewish Medical Center on Lakeville Road and our providers are all on staff at LIJ. Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York which contains a neonatal intensive care unit is part of LIJ and we work closely with their staff as well. The physicians operate with a team approach. Gynecological patients will have a primary care doctor within our practice, but in an emergency, it is possible that they may be attended to by one of the other physicians. Obstetrical patients will rotate with all of the physicians, as we work as a team to provide the most comprehensive care.
8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday
8:30 am to 3:00 p.m. on Friday
Make sure you have your copay and all insurance information including insurance cards and, if necessary, your HMO referral at the time of your appointment. Our practice is fully compliant with all federal, state and local mandates. Therefore, please be sure to have a picture ID available at the time of check in. We do our best to see you at your appointment time but occasional emergencies or deliveries may cause delays. We will do our best to keep you from being inconvenienced. There will be a $30 no-show fee for missed appointments without calling the office to cancel. Please feel free to call prior to your appointment to see that we are running on time.
There are many diagnostic procedures that we perform in the office. These procedures help us to determine the appropriate management for your gynecologic problem. Some ancillary services and minimally invasive surgical procedures are also available in our office.
Our Gyno in Queens performs both ambulatory and inpatient surgeries. We offer minimally invasive procedures for the management of heavy periods and fibroids. Surgeries are performed at Northwell Health at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in the main operating room or in the state of the art Ambulatory Women’s Surgery Suite.
A hysteroscopy is a procedure that allows for a visual examination of the cervix and uterus. In this procedure, your doctor will insert a hysteroscope, a light, thin, flexible tube through the vagina. With the help of the hysteroscope, your doctor is able to see and assess issues within the cervix and uterus clearly.
During a hysteroscopy, tissue samples may be taken, polyps or fibroid tumors may be removed, or cautery (destruction of tissue by electric current, freezing, heat, or chemicals) may be performed to stop internal bleeding.
You might be wondering if a hysteroscopy is something you’ll need in your lifetime. This is a fairly standard procedure, and it is often performed on women who experience any of the following:
During the procedure, your doctor will evaluate your uterine lining, looking for uterine adhesions, polyps, fibroids, or possibly displaced IUDs. This procedure can also be used to insert a form of permanent birth control into the fallopian tubes.
In some instances, the procedure may be deemed an “operative” hysteroscopy, and wherein there is removal of endometrial lining, adhesions (scars), growths, or fibroids.
A hysteroscopy cannot be performed on women during their menstrual period or on women who are pregnant.
As with any internal procedure, certain risks are to be taken into account. The risks associated with hysteroscopy include, but are not limited to:
It is normal to experience some cramping or bleeding after the procedure. Depending on your specific medical condition, there may be other risks, which your doctor will go over with you.
Before the hysteroscopy, your doctor will go over the procedure with you in detail and ask if you have questions. This is the time to notify your doctor of all of the medications you are on, any allergies, and if you think you may be pregnant.
It is common for women to be given a sedative before the procedure, or, in operative cases, anesthesia may be administered. Your doctors may also insert medication to dilate the cervix, which makes the procedure easier to perform.
You will be asked to empty your bladder before the procedure begins. Once you are on the operating table with your feet in stirrups, an IV (intravenous) may be inserted into your arm or hand to administer the sedative. Your doctor will use an antiseptic solution to clean the vagina, and the cervix may be dilated at this time.
The hysteroscope is inserted, and the images are displayed on a screen for doctors to examine.
If necessary (for removal of tissue, polyp, etc.), a tool or instrument may be inserted through the hysteroscope. Depending on your specific medical condition, other steps may be taken. In most cases, this procedure takes between 5-30 minutes.
Again, the recovery process will vary depending on your specific condition and treatment.
If there was a general anesthetic administered, you would need to wait for the effects to wear off, and doctors will monitor your blood pressure, pulse, and breathing until they feel you are safe to go. This procedure is most often performed in an outpatient facility, like a hospital.
It is normal to experience light cramping, bleeding, or flatulence for the two days following the procedure, and most women feel able to go about their normal daily activities 1-2 days after a hysteroscopy. Most patients are advised to avoid sex for at least one week after the procedure or until the bleeding stops.
Your doctor may advise you differently, depending on your medical conditions.
Women for Women is a team of board-certified OBGYN specialists that specialize in procedures such as these. Visit our office in Lake Success or our website to make an appointment or to ask any questions you may have regarding a hysteroscopy!
Sonohysterogram is a procedure in which an ultrasound is conducted on the uterus. It is a procedure in which doctors insert fluid into the uterus via a thin plastic tube through the cervix. The fluid makes this procedure slightly different from a regular ultrasound. Wherein less can be seen.
There are various reasons for one to get a sonohysterogram, including diagnosing causes of pain, bleeding, or infertility.
This procedure is done by professional doctors, including our Queens OBGYN specialists. At our Queens location, we are well prepared for procedures like this to help diagnose your pain and ensure that you are healthy.
A sonohysterogram is a procedure that may be recommended by your doctor or Gyno in Queens for a variety of reasons, primarily if you are exhibiting symptoms of pain or discomfort.
These are some of the things that an OBGYN will look for if you are experiencing symptoms that warrant the need for a sonohysterogram:
Any abnormalities, including abnormal growths, like uterine fibroids or polyps.
No need to relocate, this is an in-house procedure performed in the office of our gyno in Queens.
You might be wondering what the procedure feels like, how long it takes, or what it entails. Here’s all you need to know about getting a sonohysterogram:
The first step before a sonohysterogram is a pregnancy test, as this cannot be performed on people who are pregnant. When making an appointment for a sonohysterogram, doctors will likely ensure that it is not during your menstrual period, as it will affect the appearance of your uterus during the procedure and make it more difficult for doctors to see what they are looking for. When the uterine lining is thinnest, usually a week or so after the menstrual period has started, and before ovulation, there is the least risk of infection, and therefore a good time to get this procedure done.
You may go about your day as usual but will have to empty your bladder beforehand. Also, if there is any non-menstrual bleeding occurring, let your doctor know because they may not be able to perform the procedure in this case effectively.
Before the exam, your doctor might choose to do a quick pelvic exam to check for any pain or infection.
The sonohysterogram has three major parts.
Part 1: Initial Transvaginal Ultrasound. This entails the insertion of an ultrasound probe into the vagina. The probe sends out sound waves that recreate an image of the uterine lining and internal organs, which is shown on a screen.
Part 2: Insertion of fluid into the uterus. Next, your doctor will insert a speculum into the vagina. A speculum is a tool used to keep the vagina open, which allows your doctor to be able to reach the cervix before the uterus. A swab will then be used to clean the cervix, and a tube will be inserted to send the fluid through, which enlarges the uterus, making the uterine lining easier to visualize. Patients may experience slight cramping during this step of the procedure.
Part 3: Performing the ultrasound. The transvaginal ultrasound probe will be reinserted, and more fluid will be inserted as well. Your doctor will examine the uterine lining and internal organs and blood flow.
The entire procedure takes around 30 minutes.
This is a fairly safe procedure, and you should be able to return to normal life and everyday activities right after your procedure. You may experience some light cramping or bleeding after the procedure, but anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen can help.
As with any internal procedure, there is a risk of infection. If you are experiencing fever, pain, or unusual discharge, you may have an infection and should contact your gyno in Queens.
If you are experiencing any pain, discomfort, or issues with fertility, you may need a sonohysterogram. At Women for Women, our Gyno in Queens can treat you! Call or visit our website to make an appointment today!
Becoming a mother is one of, if not the most treasured moments in our lives. As we go through our journey towards motherhood, we can’t help but wonder what our baby looks like, what its age, its gender, and health. Traditionally, mothers would go for a 2D ultrasound to receive flat images of their baby to find out before the big day arrives. However other thoughts such as possible warning signs, or birth defects are a cause of concern.
These complications aren’t normally picked up by traditional 2-D ultrasound. Here at Women for Women, if you are an expecting mother who would like to go beyond the traditional route, then an gyno in Queens might be right for you! gyno in Queens can be vital for understanding and finding out what to expect during your pregnancy.
For most of our history, our knowledge of our bodies and its system have only been viewed skin deep. But thankfully, new modern medicine has been able to use sound waves to see beyond the skin. It has enabled us to be able to see our babies in live-action.
When you go for your ultrasound appointment, a licensed practitioner will use ultrasound technology to “listen” to the sounds waves that are directed from the equipment and bounce back, producing a diagnostic image.
If you’re pregnant, you probably would like to know the different types of ultrasound that are offered.
Mothers traditionally go for an ultrasound to check for a variety of factors during their pregnancy such as:
3-D ultrasound technology is still recent. It’s technology was first developed back in 1975, and it’s first images of a fetus were captured in 1986.
If you’re a mother who wants to go beyond 2D ultrasound and would like a 3D ultrasound on Long Island, then contact us at Women for Women and see how we can help you.
For parents expecting a baby, having an ultrasound is one of the most exciting moments during pregnancy. Having the opportunity to be able to view and hear your child’s heartbeat is a life-changing experience.
Most parents want a 3D ultrasound because it allows them to see if there are any possible birth defects or complications that you may not normally see during a traditional ultrasound. Other benefits for a 3D ultrasound vs 2D include:
The risk of 3D/4D ultrasound is low. They use the same technology as a 2D ultrasound. The only difference is in the way waves are received. The important thing to understand is that a 3D/4D ultrasound is optional. It is not required and you can always opt for a 2D ultrasound.
A woman’s journey to motherhood is special and exciting. If you’re pregnant and are considering a 3D/4D ultrasound, we ask that you contact us at Women for Women. We offer gyno in Queens for women. Contact us today to request an appointment with us soon.