We provide complete, initial evaluation, up-to-date care and treatment with one-on-one follow up examination in a unique primary and confidential environment.
THESE ARE OUR SERVICES
What we can do for you
Whether you seek routine preventive care or advanced treatment for a specific gynecologic condition, or private health concern you can rely on our compassionate highly trained and personable medical staff to be there. We provide complete, initial evaluation, up-to-date care and treatment with one-on-one follow up examination in a unique primary and confidential environment.
Advances in computer technology and laparoscopic instruments have allowed us to offer a minimally invasive surgical approach to a much broader range of patients.
Minimally invasive surgeries include:
- Hysterectomy (removal of the uterus)
- Oophorectomy (removal of the ovaries)
- Myomectomy (removal of the fibroids)
- Treatment of endometriosis symptoms and pelvic pain
It is not uncommon for women to experience some form of abnormal uterine bleeding at least once during their reproductive years. Abnormal bleeding can be defined when:
- Bleeding occurs between periods
- Bleeding occurs following sex
- Spotting occurs at any time during the menstrual cycle
- Bleeding is heavier than normal or lasts for more days than usual (“menorrhagia")
It is normal for many women to experience heavy bleeding periods during the first few years of menstruation, as a teenager and then again just prior to menopause.
Millions of women experience some sort of urinary incontinence sometime in their life, whether it is a few drops of urine while running or coughing or the strong, sudden urge to urinate just before losing a large amount of urine. Many women experience both symptoms. This involuntary loss of urine can be totally debilitating. The fear of “peeing in one’s pants" outside of the home environment and the associated public embarrassment keeps some women from enjoying many activities with their family and friends. Urine loss can also occur during sexual activity and cause tremendous emotional distress.
Women are twice as prone to urinary incontinence than men for several reasons. Pregnancy and childbirth weaken the muscles, menopause, and the structure of the female urinary tract account for this difference. But both women and men can become incontinent from neurologic injury, birth defects, stroke, multiple sclerosis and physical problems associated with aging.
Older women experience urinary incontinence more often than younger women, but incontinence is not inevitable with age. Urinary incontinence is a medical problem that we can help find a solution for. No single treatment works for everyone, but many women can find improvement without surgery.
Incontinence occurs because of problems with muscles and nerves that help to hold or release urine. The body stores urine – water and wastes removed by the kidneys – in the bladder, a balloon-like organ. The bladder connects to the urethra, the tube through which urine leaves the body.
What is vaginal prolapse?
Vaginal prolapse is what happens when organs inside the pelvis fall, bulge or protrude into the vaginal wall. This condition is due to weakened muscles or ligaments that can occur from a number of causes, including childbirth, previous surgeries and obesity. If you have signs and symptoms of vaginal prolapse, learning more about this condition (and discovering you have options!) can lead to a better way of life.
Understanding vaginal prolapse
There are a number of muscles, ligaments and other tissues that elevate and support the pelvic area. They provide support for pelvic organs, including the uterus, urethra, bladder and rectum.
Vaginal prolapse happens when pelvic organs, including the bladder or rectum, bulge into the vaginal wall due to a weakening of important muscles and supporting ligaments. If left untreated, these organs may fall or protrude to a point that they prolapse (bulge or push into) the vaginal area. In extreme cases, the vagina can even fall to the point where it extends outside the body.
- Oral contraceptive
- Vaginal contraception/NuvaRing®
- Ortho Evra® birth control patch
- Progesterone only birth control pill
- Depo Provera®
- Mirena® intrauterine device (IUD)
- Paragard® intrauterine device (IUD)
- Permanent birth control
- Ensure® & laparoscopic tubal ligation
- Natural family planning
- Emergency contraception
- General birth control
Menopause: To infinity and beyond
Many women approach this stage in life as a curse or a time to fear or dread. This does not have to be the case. There are many ways to improve our quality of life during this “change in life." Firstly, the average age of menopause is 52 years old in the United States (only 5% of women will go through menopause between ages 40 and 45, another 5% of women will not go through menopause until age 55 or later. Menopause occurring prior to the age of 40 is abnormal. Smokers go through menopause on average 2 years early). Symptoms vary among women, including: irregular menses, fatigue, hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, insomnia, and vaginal dryness. Some women do not experience any of these symptoms and only have cessation of menses. By definition, menopause occurs when the ovary stops functioning for 12 months as is evident by no menstrual flow for 12 months. This however, does not mean symptoms that occur before cessation of menses must go untreated for 12 months.
Hormone replacement therapy refers to the use of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone to replace the hormones previously produced by the ovary and the adrenal gland. The latest catch phrase in the industry is “bioidentical hormones." This alludes to the presence of an all-natural hormone replacement system. This is a misnomer. Any hormone therapy that is produced chemically is manufactured. One type is under the regulation of the FDA and the other is produced in the pharmacy and not screened by the FDA. We believe hormone replacement therapy is beneficial and is an individual choice. We use hormones most closely to the ones produced by the ovary and in that regard “bioidentical," but we believe in having theses hormones approved by the FDA. We strive to individualize hormone replacement therapy and educate on the risks and benefits with the ultimate goal to improve quality of life and improve health. Please feel free to discuss your symptoms freely with your physician. You may think you are going crazy with the “menopause," but we are here to offer healthy life styles and medical care – “to infinity and beyond."
Our clinical team works together with specialists in maternal fetal medicine to provide care for our patients with high-risk problems in pregnancy. These specialists can perform CVS, amniocentesis, percutaneous umbilical cord sampling, level II ultrasound, and Doppler flow studies.
High risk pregnancy refers to patients with risks for obstetric complications or medical problems affecting pregnancy – mother and baby. We have a total of over 25 years of taking care of high-risk pregnancies. Each of these pregnancy complications require individualized screening and testing to make sure both mother and baby remain healthy. Many problems will be managed in conjunction with primatologists, specialists in fetal and maternal problems in pregnancy.
Advanced maternal age: As patients age from 35 to 50 years old, their risk for Down syndrome and other genetic problems steadily increase. We offer noninvasive screening using ultrasound and blood work to detect up to 99% of all Down syndrome pregnancies.
- Multiple gestation: Twins, triplets, etc. have increased risks for premature labor, fetal growth abnormalities.
- Bleeding throughout pregnancy: Separation of the placenta (abruption); placenta previa – where the placenta is covering the cervix, causing it to be more fragile; early contractions (premature labor).
- Diabetes: Age, ethnicity, obesity, blood pressure (BP), and fasting blood glucose and lipid concentrations were identified as risk factors for diabetes. Hypertension, which is also associated with cardiovascular disease, is emerging as a risk factor for diabetes.
- Hypertension: Some people have high blood pressure caused by an underlying condition. This type of high blood pressure, called secondary hypertension, tends to appear suddenly and cause higher blood pressure than does primary hypertension. … Certain defects you’re born with (congenital) in blood vessels
Early and regular visits to your obstetrician are critically important during your pregnancy. The care you receive throughout your pregnancy is vital to your health and the health of your unborn baby. The ob-gyn doctors and staff at Northside/Northpoint OB-GYN of Atlanta and Alpharetta, GA make you and your unborn baby our number-one priority. We want to guide you through the most beautiful time of your life to that special day when your baby is born.
Our fetal testing includes
- OB ultrasound services
- Early OB ultrasound
- Nuchal translucency
- 18- to 20-week OB ultrasound for fetal assessment
- Biophysical profile for testing of fetal well-being (fetal movements, breathing, tone and fluid levels)
- NST: Non-stress test traces the fetal heart rate, confirming the fetal health
- 3D ultrasound
Breastfeeding… Best for your baby and best for you
Breast milk is the healthiest food you can give your baby. Babies who are breastfed are less likely to develop many acute and chronic diseases and are more likely to achieve optimal growth and development. Breastfeeding protects mothers too: Mothers who breastfeed have less risk of breast, uterine and ovarian cancer.
We offer classes with our own certified lactation specialist
Saturdays 10am – 1pm.
Dates for 2018
Dates for 2019
During pregnancy your breasts will change
- Your breasts may seem heavier and larger.
- Your breasts may be more tender or sensitive to touch.
- The dark area around the nipple, the areola, may become darker and may have small pimple-like bumps.
- Your breasts may leak early milk (colostrum) during the 2nd and 3rd trimester.
You do not have to prepare your breasts during pregnancy. Your body does that for you. Your breasts are planning on you breastfeeding your baby. You will have milk. Talk to friends who have breastfed their babies. They can answer questions and support you. Go to some classes to learn more about breastfeeding. Join a support group so you can talk to other mothers and help each other out.
In the hospital
- Let everyone know that you are a breastfeeding mother.
- Begin breastfeeding after the delivery, when the baby is awake and alert.
- Always ask for help if you are having problems or experiencing pain.
- Avoid the use of bottles or pacifiers.
- Feed your baby often.
Watch for hunger signs: sucking on fingers, turning his/her head toward you when holding, opening the mouth and rooting, hiccupping Keep your baby with you as much as possible. You should sleep when the baby sleeps, to get your rest. If your baby sleeps more than 3 hours since the last feed, wake him/her.
At home your baby should
- Suckle and swallow during the feeding.
- Breastfeed 8-12 times in 24 hours.
- Have wet diapers and 3 or more stools a day after the third day.
- Seem content after feedings.
Plus is a non-invasive sub-dermal heating applicator that stimulates sub-cutaneous tissue. Radio-frequency energy flows uniformly between the electrodes to provide a comfortable thermal experience, built-in temperature controls allow for the attainment of clinically proven optimal temperatures without concerns of hot spots or under treatment.
BodyFX addresses problematic fatty tissue in larger body areas such as the abdomen, back (flanks), and thighs. BodyFX works by using different clinically proven modalities including radio-frequency energy and negative pressure applied to the skin and underlying fat.
MiniFX is a non-invasive contouring and cellulite technology that delivers a combination of clinically proven modalities, similar to the BodyFX, however, addresses problematic fatty tissue in smaller areas like the neck , arms, and knees.
For patients looking to address facial pigmentation, superficial vessels, skin texture and/or photodamage IPL is the optimal solution. IPL treatment improves skin complexion, reduces skin irregularities and helps patients look years younger. IPL provides a “photofacial” that helps address age spots (red/brown pigmentation), sun damage, vascular lesions (spider veins, port wine stains, leg telangiectasias), rosacea (redness) and freckles.
The most common areas of treatment are zones that are regularly exposed to the sun. This often includes the face, neck, décolletage, legs, hands and arms.
Safely and gently eliminate unwanted hair with our advanced laser treatment by reaching the root of hair follicles. Our hair removal technology covers a large treatment area, making treatments convenient and fast. Even better, most patients report little to no pain, due to 3PC Cooling that provides the ultimate in patient comfort. During laser treatment, a diode laser beam is targeted towards the hair follicles. The penetrating energy then heats up the root of the hair, destroying it, which prevents future hair growth.
Our laser hair removal technology can be safely used on most areas of the body that have unwanted hair. Most commonly treated areas include: bikini, legs, arms, chest, back, shoulders, stomach, neck, chin and sideburns.
Votiva is a procedure for vaginal rejuvenation that revives both the internal and external tissue of the vagina without the need for painful surgery or significant downtime. Votiva works to increase blood flow and sensitivity, and may also aid in increasing elasticity, and treat sagging tissues in the labia and vulva.