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OB/GYN Specialists in NY

Obstetricians and Gynecologists located in New York, NY

OB/GYN specialists are medical doctors and surgeons who specialize in female reproductive health. They provide a wide range of services, including prenatal care, delivery of babies, general gynecology care, and many others. 

Women of all ages should see an OB/GYN specialist to get routine check-ups on their physical and mental health, as well as to ensure that they are up-to-date on any reproductive screenings or tests needed for their age group.

If you would like to stay up to date on your reproductive health, schedule a consultation with one of our top-rated obstetricians and gynecologists (OB/GYNs) at Maiden Lane Medical, located in Brooklyn and Manhattan, NY.  Call us today or book an appointment online!

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. Contact us today or book an appointment online! 

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What Is an OB/GYN?

An OB/GYN is a medical doctor specializing in obstetrics and gynecology. They are responsible for managing medical issues related to pregnancy, childbirth, reproductive health, and the female reproductive system. 

In medical school, an OB/GYN will receive advanced training in managing medical problems specific to women’s health. This includes such areas as general preventive care, diagnosis and treatment of diseases related to fertility, gynecologic oncology, urogynecology, and more.

Additionally, some OB/GYNs may specialize further by becoming board-certified subspecialists in particular areas like maternal-fetal medicine or reproductive endocrinology and infertility.

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Obstetrician vs Gynecologist

Both gynecologists and obstetricians play an important role in women’s health, but they have different functions and specialize in different services. While both specialize in women’s health and focus on the female reproductive system, they have distinct roles in providing care.

A gynecologist specializes in women’s general health and focuses more on women’s overall well-being as it relates to their reproductive organs, such as the vagina, uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes. 

Gynecologists provide preventive care services such as Pap smears, pelvic exams, and contraception counseling. They are also responsible for diagnosing illnesses or conditions that may be related to any of these organs, such as ovarian cysts or endometriosis, and treating them with medications or surgery.

On the other hand, an obstetrician focuses more specifically on women’s pregnancy care. They provide prenatal and postnatal assessments, information about Braxton Hicks contractions, monitor the baby’s development, perform ultrasounds and advise women on labor and delivery options. Obstetricians are also trained to handle any issues that may arise during labor and delivery.

What Services Does an OB/GYN Provide?

An OB/GYN is a trained medical specialist in women’s health care. They provide routine exams and guidance to maintain a woman’s reproductive health, diagnose and treat sexually transmitted infections, gynecologic disorders, and pelvic floor disorders,  and offer maternal-fetal medicine services.

OB/GYNs conduct physical exams focused on the female anatomy and reproductive system, including breast exams. During these examinations, they look for any abnormalities or signs of disease. The doctor may also perform laboratory tests to check for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV, syphilis, and herpes.

For pregnant women, an OB/GYN can provide counsel regarding prenatal care from conception to delivery. These doctors have specialized knowledge in maternal-fetal medicine, and female pelvic medicine and use ultrasounds, genetic tests, and other procedures to monitor the health of the mother and baby throughout the pregnancy.

An OB/GYN is an invaluable resource for women seeking comprehensive reproductive healthcare. They provide information and help keep women healthy and informed about their bodies.

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What Procedures Can an OB/GYN Perform?

An OB/GYN can perform many procedures to diagnose and treat medical conditions, including minimally invasive surgeries. For example, laparoscopic surgery is a type of procedure performed by an OB/GYN that typically requires only small incisions and utilizes specialized tools. This technique allows physicians to perform complex operations without requiring major abdominal surgery.

OB/GYNs also perform diagnostic and preventive care, such as screenings for cervical cancer or pelvic infections. They may also perform routine gynecological exams, prescribe medications, and offer lifestyle advice to patients. 

In addition, some OB/GYNs specialize in fertility treatments or perform corrective surgeries such as hysterectomies or endometrial ablation. The scope of practice of an OB/GYN depends on the particular physician’s knowledge and skillset.

What Happens During a Prenatal Visit?

During a prenatal visit, your doctor will assess the health of you and your baby.  Specific tests and procedures can be used to look for high-risk pregnancies or any potential complications. 

Your doctor may also discuss topics such as nutrition, exercise, labor, delivery options, safety practices post-delivery, breastfeeding, and more. Depending on your age or other factors (such as high-risk pregnancies), additional tests are recommended to ensure both mother and child remain healthy throughout the pregnancy.

The doctor may also perform a physical exam, including a pelvic exam, to check for any abnormalities present. If needed, they may order ultrasound scans to evaluate fetal development and monitor the progression of the pregnancy. The results of these exams will help determine what kind of care is necessary to ensure the baby is born healthy.

Throughout your prenatal visits, your doctor will also provide important information about how best to practice medicine during pregnancy. Your doctor can also answer any questions you have about labor, delivery options, breastfeeding support, and post-delivery safety practices. All these topics will be discussed in detail during a prenatal visit so that you feel prepared for the birth of your baby.

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Visiting a qualified OB/GYN can ensure that your reproductive health is taken seriously and cared for properly. Our experienced and compassionate physicians at Maiden Lane Medical 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. Call our office in New York today or book an appointment online!

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Jill Swenson, MD
Board Certified OB/GYN

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