Gynecology Specialist

Aster OB/GYN

Farris Fahmy, MD, FACOG

OB/GYN 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 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 provides 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 wants 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, he performs 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 examines both your external and internal sex organs while you sit on the special gynecological table. To get a better view of your internal organs, he inserts a speculum into your vagina. Dr. Fahmy also uses palpation, which is a technique that allows him to examine your internal organs by touch through your skin.

During the internal exam, Dr. Fahmy 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 looks 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 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 he discovers abnormal cells, Dr. Fahmy 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 he finds abnormalities, Dr. Fahmy may do a biopsy to test the cells for cancer.

Dr. Fahmy may also recommend Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, or LEEP. This minimally invasive procedure, which Dr. Fahmy completes 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 offers laser treatment at his 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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