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OBGYN in Queens

The Women For Women OB/GYN Practice

Our Nassau County women's health team

Women for Women OB/GYN LLC is exactly what our name implies; five female Board-certified OB/GYN physicians, one female certified nurse practitioner and one Lactation Consultant 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.

 

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.

Regular Office Hours

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. Please feel free to call prior to your appointment to see that we are running on time.

Recent Blog Posts

What is a Colposcopy?

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Have you been recommended for a Colposcopy test and aren’t quite sure what that entails? Typically a gynecologist will suggest this test if they find that your pap smear results came back abnormal. It’s not an immediate cause for alarm, but it is an important test to have done to find out what is going on with your body. If you have been searching for OBGYN in Queens, schedule an appointment at Women For Women. They perform colposcopy tests in office and help to determine appropriate management for your gynecology problems. Now to make you feel a bit more comfortable about this process, let’s talk about what to expect during the initial test.

What Happens During the Test?

The test will be conducted on a standard gynecologist exam table, the same one used during your routine pelvic exam visits. Once situated, your gynecologist or nurse will use a speculum to keep your vagina open for the duration of the test. It allows the doctor or nurse to keep the walls of the vagina open, while also giving them a good view of the cervix. They will then proceed to use a vinegar solution to wash down the cervix. Lastly, a colposcope instrument will be used to locate any abnormalities on the cervix. If your doctor finds something that raises a question, they will proceed to take a biopsy. The tiny sample of tissue extracted during the biopsy will then go on for further testing in a lab.

There are two kinds of biopsies you may receive when you visit a specialist for OBGYN in Queens. One will take tissue from outside the cervix, and the other will take from the inside. Your gynecologist might conduct either one or both biopsy tests. The colposcopy and biopsy should only take about 5-10 minutes in total.

Is it Painful?

The colposcopy is nearly painless, as the only thing you might feel is pressure from the speculum. The colposcope instrument used during the test never actually touches you. You might also feel a slight burning sensation from the vinegar solution that is used to prep the cervix. Other than that, the colposcopy test should be pain-free!

As for the biopsy, you might feel a bit more discomfort. It feels similar to a tight pinch or sharp period cramp. Some women may also experience light spotting, bleeding, or dark vaginal discharge that days following the biopsy.

How Should I Prep Myself?

Fortunately, there isn’t much preparation that goes into a colposcopy test. Here are a few helpful tips your specialist for OBGYN in Queens might suggest that can make the process a bit easier:

  • Try to avoid scheduling your appointment during your period.
  • Do not use tampons or have vaginal sex for at least 24 hours before your appointment.
  • Don’t use vaginal medications for at least two days before your appointment.
  • To ease your anxiousness, try doing activities that help you relax, such as reading a book, exercising, meditating, etc.

How can we help?

If you are wondering where you can get a colposcopy test done, Schedule an appointment with a specialist for OBGYN in Queens. At Women For Women, they have a team of five board-certified OBGYN female physicians, along with a certified nurse practitioner. They work seamlessly as a collaborative team to help ensure that you are getting the best treatment possible. Our office provides comprehensive obstetrical care from routine check-ups to even emergency procedures.

If you or someone you know needs OBGYN in Queens, contact Women For Women today to schedule your first appointment!

Endometriosis – What Is It?

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Endometriosis is a disorder that affects about 11% of American women from ages 11 to 44. This disorder is common among women who are in their 30s to 40s. It can still affect women of all ages. It makes it much harder to get pregnant. This disease occurs when some tissue migrates outside of the woman’s womb where tissue should not be. This can result in discomfort when a woman is going through her monthly menstrual cycle. Today, no one knows the causes of endometriosis, but there is still a lot of research being conducted. If you believe you may have endometriosis, there is an OBGYN in Queens that can help!

Common Symptoms:

Some of the symptoms of this disease are:

  • Periods that last longer than usual.
  • Infertility can be from endometriosis. This disease can make it harder to reproduce.
  • Bowel problems, as well as urinary problems, can occur.
  • Excruciating cramps are one of the more common symptoms of this disease.
  • Some vomiting and upset stomach can occur.
  • Having a very heavy menstrual flow.

These symptoms can be managed though not everyone will experience these symptoms in the same way. Changes in your diet can help out as well as low- dose oral contraceptives. If the pain is mild, you can take an anti-inflammatory drug and or painkiller. Don’t live with these symptoms and pain contact an OBGYN in Queens and talk to a doctor with any questions or concerns you are having and to see what treatment will work best for you.

Possible Causes:

As we previously mentioned, the exact cause of endometriosis has yet to be discovered. Research has revealed some possible causes that you may want to consider. An OBGYN in Queens may suggest the following:

  • Having issues with menstrual period flow
  • Genetic factors
  • Immune system issues
  • Hormones can play a role
  • Surgery in the abdominal area could lead to endometriosis in the future

Treatment:

There are a few different treatment options an OBGYN in Queens may suggest. They include:

  • Pain Medications
  • Hormonal Therapies
  • Minimally invasive treatments
  • Cold excision
    • A surgery that uses lasers to destroy the disease. This treatment does have the risk of not being able to entirely remove the endometriosis lesions.
  • “deep excision” surgery
    • It is is a laparoscopic surgery where the surgeon will remove the lesions wherever found. This also includes the tissues that are beneath the surface as well as above. Even though a majority of the tissue is on the surface, there is still a significant portion that is below the surface.

It is essential to find the right surgeon who can completely take out all of the unnecessary tissue. You will be able to tell if you have this disease if you have a pelvic exam or ultrasound.

Though endometriosis is incurable, it is a very manageable gynecological condition. If you or someone you know is suffering, it’s time to get in touch with an OBGYN in Queens. Contact Women For Women today to make your first appointment!

Bone Densitometry

If you’re concerned about your current bone health and risk for fractures, your physician may recommend you get bone densitometry or bone density scan. Bone densitometry will measure both the density and the mineral content of the bones in your body. This test will determine if your bone density is at a healthy level or if any degeneration or development of brittleness has occurred. The loss of bone is referred to as osteoporosis, which is when the body isn’t able to produce new bone in conjunction with the degeneration of old bone.

Since osteoporosis is most commonly found in women, our OBGYN in Queens offers testing right here in our office. If you think you may require bone densitometry, learn about the most common reasons to receive this test below.

What is Osteoporosis:

Your bones are living tissue that is continuously being broken down and replaced. When it appears that this production of bone has ceased, then it is likely that you are suffering from Osteoporosis. Meaning that the creation of new bone in your body is not keeping up with the removal process. The likelihood of developing this condition depends on the amount of bone mass you gained while you were growing up and aging. As we grow older, we tend to lose bone mass faster than our bodies can produce it.

Symptoms of Osteoporosis:

Unfortunately, there aren’t many warning signs that are prevalent throughout the early stages of Osteoporosis. It is more likely that you will become aware of the condition after your bones have become weaker. You may notice some of the following symptoms:

  • Back Pain
    • Can be caused by the fractured/collapsed vertebra
  • Over time, you find yourself decreasing in height
  • You appear to have a stooped posture
  • You begin suffering from fractured bones very easily

Aside from these symptoms, it may be time to seek out medical attention if you find you have gone through menopause early. Luckily, there is an OBGYN in Queens that can help determine whether or not you are suffering from this condition.

Reasons to Receive a Bone Densitometry:

Once you’ve decided to check in with your OBGYN in Queens, they’ll be able to go over your symptoms as well as to conduct an examination. From there, you’ll walk them through some of the recent symptoms you’ve been experiencing. Once that is done, a physician will determine if a Bone Densitometry scan is right for you. You’ll likely require this if any of the following apply to you:

  • Have had a bone fracture from a minor injury.
    • Minor impacts should not be enough to break a bone. If this happens, your bones may be weak and unable to withstand injury.
  • Have had multiple bone fractures in a short amount of time.
  • Have osteoporosis that runs in the family. Osteoporosis can be genetic, especially if the maternal side has had this condition.
  • Are in post-menopause, which can cause fluctuation in hormones and mineral deficiencies.
  • Have low calcium levels. Calcium is needed to keep bones strong.
  • Have lower estrogen or testosterone levels than usual. These two sex hormones are required to keep bones healthy.
  • Use medications that can cause bone loss, such as drugs that treat: cancer, heartburn, thyroid conditions, seizures, mood instabilities, blood pressure, and certain birth control medications.
  • Have Rheumatoid Arthritis, Diabetes, Lupus, Cancer, Celiac Disease, Chronic Kidney or Liver Disease, or other conditions that can cause bone loss.

The Test:

Bone densitometry, performed by an OBGYN in Queens, is an outpatient procedure that is a non-invasive way to test your bone health. During the test, you will put on a hospital gown and lie down on a table. A small mechanical device will scan your body for any abnormalities in bone structure. It will record the mineral content and density. When the results come in, a doctor will determine the health of your bone structure.

At our OBGYN in Queens, we offer convenient office procedures. Women for Women Obstetrics & Gynecology will lead you through the testing and diagnostic process if you are concerned that you may have osteoporosis. Contact our office to schedule an appointment and discuss your concerns today.

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