GENERAL GYNECOLOGY

For women who are not already under the care of a gynecologist or OBGYN, Dr. Samuels provides general gynecological care including:

  • Annual Well Woman’s Exam – pap smear, etc
  • Birth Control
  • Treatment for:
    • Urinary Tract Infections
    • Heavy Periods
    • Vaginal Infections
    • Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Dr. Samuels also performs a number of surgeries including:

  • Hysterectomy (Minimally-Invasive)
    Hysterectomy refers to removal of the uterus. By removing the uterus, a woman’s hormonal balance is not affected unless the ovaries are removed at the same time in a procedure called an oophorectomy.
    Many women can benefit from a hysterectomy:
  • Women with abnormal or heavy periods that have exhausted other options
  • Women with large fibroids (benign tumors) in the uterus affecting quality of life who no longer want to bear children
  • Women with cancer
  • Women with a fallen uterus (prolapse)

    A hysterectomy can be performed in a number of ways:

    • Minimally-Invasive through tiny holes in the abdomen with a robot or a laparoscope
    • Vaginal Hysterectomy through the vagina, leaving no incisions on the abdomen
    • Abdominal Hysterectomy through a small bikini incision, avoiding scarring on the abdomen
    • Supracervical, an option for women who would prefer to retain their cervix for any reason
  • Myomectomy
    Many women suffer from fibroids, generally benign tumors of the uterine muscle that come in different shapes and sizes and affect women in different ways. Generally, fibroids do not go away on their own. Especially for women who want to conceive, a myomectomy may be necessary to remove these fibroids. Depending on location and size of the fibroids, a myomectomy can be performed in different ways:

    • Hysteroscopically
    • Robotic/Laparoscopically
    • Abdominally through a relatively small incision
  • Endometrial Ablation
    For women who suffer with heavy or abnormal bleeding, ablation (burning away) of the inside of the cavity where the bleeding comes from during a period is a great option. This is a relatively quick procedure done on an outpatient basis that is especially useful for women whom other medications have failed or who cannot take those medications.
  • Tubal Sterilization
    Sterilization procedures are permanent. They are designed for the woman who has made the definitive decision not to have any more children. If so desired, the procedure can be reversed, but this is extremely difficult with very low success rates.