I have a large gynecology practice with patients that range in age from 16 to 90. I'm an advocate of preventative medicine. I take the Well-Woman exam very seriously; this may be the only time that many patients see a doctor. This exam is an opportunity to discuss personal situations such as exercise and maintaining proper body weight. With patients who are struggling to quit addictions or smoking, we talk about the options that best suit their situations. Flu vaccines are available at the office.
Patients with pelvic pain or abnormal bleeding get a prompt diagnosis since in-house ultrasound with a state-of-the-art machine is already here and immediately available.
Patients who are fasting at the time of their appointment may have routine blood screenings as part of the Well-Woman examination. The blood screenings are drawn by Angelina, who is excellent at venipuncture.
I'm up-to-date on the latest developments in contraception. When you come to the office, we can discuss options and design a custom plan that best suits your needs and body.
I was one of the first doctors to participate in a pilot study using the NuVaring. I'm certified to place Nexplanon, a three-year progestagen implant placed in the forearm. The Mirena IUD has become quite popular with many of my patients. I am seeing many single women who are benefitting from placement of Mirena , Skyla, and Paraguard IUDs. Currently most insurances are covering them at 100% and with pharmacy benefits the IUD is shipped to the office at no expense to the patient.
Depoprovera injection every 3 months is available through our office. If you would like birth control pills, your prescription will arrive at your pharmacy before you leave the office.
Over the 30+ years, I've performed thousands of successful surgeries, and have made sure that patients heal and recover quickly. I will explain what you can expect so that it will be a positive experience. I perform laparoscopic surgery at both hospitals in Santa Monica and at the Surgery Center of Santa Monica. Most patients recover more quickly after laparoscopic hysterectomies compared to abdominal hysterectomies. Whenever possible, I operate laparoscopically.