If your fibroids, endometriosis, heavy menstrual periods or chronic pelvic pain have led you to considering a hysterectomy, be your best advocate… Likely you are a candidate for minimally invasive surgery. There are many reasons why women choose to undergo a hysterectomy procedure. Approximately 600,000 hysterectomy procedures are performed every year in the United States.… Read More


Have you noticed a change in your menstrual cycle? Perhaps you are having longer more frequent periods, heavier periods, or spotting. If menstrual cramps have been interfering with your routine, or if you’ve noticed you are carrying Motrin in your purse more often than lip gloss, hopefully your internal alarm is sounding. Maybe your jeans… Read More


One of the most common expressions I have seen in my practice of Gynecology has been the look of surprise on my patients’ faces when I explain to them that a hysterectomy does not imply that an oophorectomy will also be performed. By definition an oophorectomy is the surgical removal of the ovary. In 2005… Read More


It never fails… More than often I have the suspicious patient who feels I have overlooked something major because I haven’t been regularly checking their hormones. Ladies! If you’re over 35 and feeling fatigued or “out of whack” this doesn’t automatically imply you are entering premature menopause. So take a deep breath. Make sure you… Read More


Advocate for Yourself… Four signs you know you’ve found the Right Doctor 1. Pay attention to that “gut feeling.” If you feel at peace then you’re likely on the right track. It may seem cliché but your body’s reaction says much about the chemistry you have with your Doctor. Does she make you feel safe,… Read More


Of the many things we have in common as women, Ovarian cysts are at the top of the list. If you speak to a friend or a family member, chances are at some point in their lifetime they have been diagnosed with an ovarian cyst. If you have an ovarian cyst… don’t panic! Cysts on… Read More