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, MD, FACOG 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.
Dr. Fahmy, Dr. Ravikumar and Dr. Roesner 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, Dr. Ravikumar and Dr. Roesner 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, Dr. Ravikumar and Dr. Roesner may also conduct a Pap smear to test for changes in cell abnormalities that may be an early sign of cervical cancer.
During your gynecology exam, Dr. Fahmy, Dr. Ravikumar and Dr. Roesner look for common medical concerns that affect women, such as:
If your Pap test comes back abnormal, Dr. Fahmy, Dr. Ravikumar and Dr. Roesner 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, Dr. Ravikumar and Dr. Roesner 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, Dr. Ravikumar and Dr. Roesner may do a biopsy to test the cells for cancer.
Dr. Fahmy, Dr. Ravikumar and Dr. Roesner may also recommend Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, or LEEP. This minimally invasive procedure, which Dr. Fahmy, Dr. Ravikumar and Dr. Roesner complete in the office, removes the abnormal cells from your cervix.
As an innovative and skilled OB/GYN physician, Dr. Fahmy, Dr. Ravikumar and Dr. Roesner offer laser treatment at their Upper West Side office to treat gynecological issues, including:
If you need gynecological care, call the office or book an appointment online.