Obstetricians and gynecologists located in New York, NY
The top-rated obstetricians and gynecologists (OB/GYNs) at Maiden Lane Medical serve patients from seven offices located in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Yonkers, New York.
Our experienced and compassionate physicians offer personalized care for women before, during, and after pregnancy, as well as a comprehensive range of advanced care options for women at all stages of life.
Maiden Lane Medical offers an after-hours emergency telephone line to ensure all patients have access to the care and guidance they need when they need it.
What is an OB/GYN?
OB/GYN stands for obstetrician and gynecologist. Gynecologists focus on women’s health, and obstetricians concentrate on the health needs of pregnant women and their babies.
Physicians often combine these specialties to become OB/GYNs and provide medical care for women at every stage of life. After earning their medical degrees, OB/GYNs complete specialized residencies and may go on to participate in fellowships and other advanced training options to hone their women’s health knowledge and skills.
What does an OB/GYN do?
The OB/GYNs at Maiden Lane Medical provide comprehensive women’s reproductive health care services, including:
- Preconception counseling
- Pregnancy and prenatal care
- Labor and delivery
- Antenatal care
- Gynecological surgery
Our physicians also offer preventive women’s health care services such as well-woman exams, Pap smears, breast exams, and contraception counseling. The OB/GYNs can also diagnose and treat reproductive health issues such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, uterine fibroids and polyps, infertility, pelvic prolapse, STDs, and other vaginal infections.
Our OB/GYNs also treat young women. Many adolescent women benefit from building a relationship with an OB/GYN early in life. In addition, our doctors can help young women learn about their bodies and answer questions about contraception, STDs, and other health issues.
The team also provides menopause management services to women as they age and their reproductive years end. The hormonal changes of menopause can cause disruptive and distressing symptoms. Our team is on hand to help you maintain your health and vitality as you approach and reach menopause.
What is included in pregnancy and prenatal care?
Your body changes significantly during pregnancy to support the new life growing inside of it. Pregnancy and prenatal care aim to keep you and your baby safe and healthy. In addition to monitoring the health and development of you and your baby, it also includes advice to help you maintain your overall wellness, such as:
- Stress reduction and relaxation
- Emotional support
For the first 28 weeks of your pregnancy, you generally meet with your OB/GYN once a month. Then you have bi-weekly appointments until your baby is born. However, if you have a high-risk pregnancy or have other needs, you may have more frequent appointments. Your OB/GYN provides personalized advice on how often you need to be seen during your pregnancy.
What happens during a prenatal visit?
Your OB/GYN monitors your and your baby’s health and development at your prenatal appointments. They check your weight, blood pressure, belly measurements, and fetal heartbeat at every appointment.
As you advance through your pregnancy, your OB/GYN orders additional testing, including ultrasounds, genetic screenings, and gestational diabetes lab work.
What is a high-risk pregnancy?
High-risk pregnancy sounds scary. However, most women with high-risk pregnancies have healthy and safe pregnancies and deliveries. High-risk means that factors that could potentially cause complications are present.
Some of the common reasons for high-risk pregnancy include:
- Being over the age of 35
- Having high blood pressure, diabetes, or another health issue
- Being overweight
- Smoking or using alcohol or drugs
Your pregnancy may also be considered high-risk if you had complications during previous pregnancies.
What are my delivery options?
The OB/GYNs at Maiden Lane Medical are experienced with all types of delivery, including natural, cesarean, and vaginal birth after cesarean. Their goal is to help you deliver your baby safely and do their best to help you stick to your birth plan.
Natural childbirth aims to limit medical interventions during labor and delivery. However, if you would prefer to have an epidural or need medical interventions such as labor inducement or delivery assistance, our physicians can introduce them as needed.
Additionally, our OB/GYNs have years of experience in these common procedures if you want or need a cesarean delivery. They can also determine if it is safe and viable for you to have a vaginal delivery after a previous Cesarean.
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What are gynecological surgeries?
While the OB/GYNs at Maiden Lane Medical typically try to treat women’s health issues with medication and lifestyle adjustments, in some cases, surgery is the best option to restore your health.
For example, your physician might recommend surgery to remove uterine fibroids, polyps, or endometriosis. They also offer hysterectomy procedures to remove your uterus and other reproductive organs.
The team at Maiden Lane Medical uses minimally invasive laparoscopic surgical techniques, including robotic surgery with state-of-the-art daVinci® equipment, whenever possible. Minimally invasive surgery has many benefits, including a reduced risk of infection, less scarring, and shorter recovery periods.
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