Gynecology Specialist

Aster OB/GYN

OB/GYNs located in Upper West Side, New York, NY

When it comes to selecting your gynecologist, you want someone you can trust. Farris Fahmy, MD, FACOG and Dr. Ravikumar and the team at Aster OB/GYN on the Upper West Side in Manhattan form very strong bonds with patients to instill both trust and comfort. Offering a full-service OB/GYN practice in New York, Dr. Fahmy, Dr. Rachel Roesner, DO, and Dr. Ravikumar provide both well-women exams and diagnosis and treatment of many gynecological issues such as pelvic masses, pelvic pain, and abnormal bleeding. If you’re seeking a well-qualified OB/GYN who genuinely cares about you and your health, call the office or book an appointment online.

Gynecology Q & A

What can I expect during a gynecology exam?

Dr. Fahmy and Dr. Ravikumar want you to feel comfortable at the office and may spend time talking with you, especially during that first visit, to get to know you and your personal health concerns. Then, they perform both a physical and pelvic exam.

The physical exam includes a check of your height and weight, urine, blood pressure, heart rate, and a clinical breast exam.

During the pelvic exam, Dr. Fahmy or Dr. Ravikumar examine both your external and internal sex organs while you sit on the special gynecological table. To get a better view of your internal organs, they insert a speculum into your vagina. Dr. Fahmy and Dr. Ravikumar also use palpation, which is a technique that allows them to examine your internal organs by touch through your skin.

During the internal exam, Dr. Fahmy or Dr. Ravikumar may also conduct a Pap smear to test for changes in cell abnormalities that may be an early sign of cervical cancer.

What are common medical concerns for women?

During your gynecology exam, Dr. Fahmy and Dr. Ravikumar look for common medical concerns that affect women, such as:

  • Heavy bleeding or painful periods
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pelvic masses such as myomas or ovarian cysts
  • Sexually transmitted diseases such as HPV and Chlamydia
  • Endometriosis
  • Abnormal Pap smear
  • Infertility

What if my Pap smear is abnormal?

If your Pap test comes back abnormal, Dr. Fahmy and Dr. Ravikumar may recommend a second test to confirm the abnormality before proceeding further. Abnormal cervical cells are a concern because of their increased likelihood of becoming cancerous.

If they discover abnormal cells, Dr. Fahmy or Dr. Ravikumar may first perform a colposcopy using the DYSIS® Colposcope to get a better look at your cervix. This special colposcope uses advanced technology to magnify the tissue in your cervix, create a digital image, and map out cell abnormalities to provide a more accurate diagnosis. If they find abnormalities, Dr. Fahmy and Dr. Ravikumar may do a biopsy to test the cells for cancer.

Dr. Fahmy and Dr. Ravikumar may also recommend Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, or LEEP. This minimally invasive procedure, which Dr. Fahmy and Dr. Ravikumar complete in the office, removes the abnormal cells from your cervix.

What types of gynecological laser treatments are available?

As an innovative and skilled OB/GYN physician, Dr. Fahmy and Dr. Ravikumar offer laser treatment at their Upper West Side office to treat gynecological issues, including:

  • Genital warts
  • Endometrial disorders
  • Abnormalities of the vulva, cervix, or vagina

If you need gynecological care, call the office or book an appointment online.

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