Medical Services & Procedures

With years of experience, I understand how to work with my patients to ensure they receive the best care possible. My thoughtful and personalized approach means I’m fully committed to the health and well-being of all my patients. Read below to find out about services I provide. With a Obstetrician-Gynecologist like me, and you’re in great hands.

 

Consultation

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Preconception Consultations

Before pregnancy, we can provide advice for women with chronic health conditions. We also consult with women who have experienced maternal or fetal complications in previous pregnancies. Our goal is to establish a management plan that will result in a healthy outcome for both mother and child.

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Genetic Counseling

Genetic Counseling is a service that helps you understand information about your pregnancy and prenatal care testing options. During your visit, the GC will review your relevant medical history and any genetic testing you and your relative have had. The GC will evaluate this information to determine if you are at risk for having a child affected with a birth defect or genetic condition.

 

Ultrasound

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Gynecological Ultrasounds

A pelvic ultrasound is a noninvasive diagnostic exam that produces images that are used to assess organs and structures within the female pelvis. A pelvic ultrasound allows quick visualization of the female pelvic organs and structures including the uterus, cervix, vagina, fallopian tubes and ovaries.

Second Trimester Level II Ultrasounds

A level 2 ultrasound focuses closely on fetal anatomy to be sure everything is growing and developing as it should. Your baby will be measured from crown to rump, around the middle, and around the head, and his or her weight will be estimated. The four chambers of the heart will be looked at, as well as the kidneys, bladder, stomach, brain, spine and sex organs. The sonographer will also be looking at your amniotic fluid levels, the location of the placenta and fetal heart rate.

Third Trimester Ultrasounds to Monitor Fetal Well-Being

Third trimester ultrasounds are performed for detection of fetal abnormalities, fetal cardiac screening, assessment of fetal growth, amniotic fluid (AFI) evaluation, placental and fetal position, evaluation for previa, fetal gender determination, and 
evaluation of pregnancy complications including bleeding, pelvic pain, and preterm labor.

Transvaginal Ultrasound for Cervical Length Measurements

We set out to assess the effectiveness of knowing the cervical length, measured with ultrasound, for preventing preterm birth compared with not knowing the cervical length. The shorter the cervical length, the greater the risk. Therefore, measuring cervical length by ultrasound can help predict spontaneous preterm birth. The cervical length is measured by an ultrasound scan through the vagina (transvaginal or TVU), abdomen (transabdominal), or the perineum (transperineal).

 

Testing

Descriptions coming soon!

Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring (Non-Stress Test)

Paternity testing and DNA studies

Fetal Fibronectin Surveillance Tests

Fetal testing for familial genetic conditions

Routine Checkup
 
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