Gynecology is a specialized branch of medicine that focuses on the health of the female body with an emphasis on the reproductive system. The Woman’s Health Pavilion specializes in gynecology for women in Queens and on Long Island, NY. Our large, well-trained team of providers includes board-certified gynecologists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants all knowledgeable about the unique needs of women. Whether your daughter has recently had her first period, you are looking for a trusted professional to support your ongoing health, you have gone through menopause, or you’re at another stage of life, we look forward to cultivating an ongoing partnership of wellness together.
To meet with a gynecologist or other experienced practitioner at one of our multiple offices in Queens or on Long Island, request an appointment. We see patients 7 days a week and offer same-day appointments for urgent conditions.
Our Gynecology Services
Our experienced team of female and male gynecologists provides both routine care and treatment for a wide range of concerns. Our gynecology services include:
- Annual well-woman exams, which many call an “annual,” are recommended for women who are sexually active or over age 21. These visits help maintain your ongoing health through prevention and early detection of problems in their earliest stages. The annual exam may include a Pap test, breast exam, pelvic exam, vaccinations, or other screening for sexually transmitted diseases.
- Birth control includes condoms, diaphragms, “the pill”, surgical sterilization, and emergency contraception. Our knowledgeable practitioners will review the pros and cons of the various methods of contraception and help you choose the one best suited to your body and preferences. We understand that as your life changes, you may want to explore new types of birth control and are ready to guide you through your options.
- Gynecologic conditions such as heavy/painful periods, fibroids, and incontinence are diagnosed and treated by our knowledgeable team. In addition to physical exams, we perform most necessary diagnostic testing, such as ultrasounds, blood and urine tests, in house as each office location has its own onsite lab.
- Gynecologic surgery to treat a variety of conditions, such as endometriosis, fibroid tumors, and urinary incontinence, is performed whenever possible using minimally invasive techniques. Our patients appreciate feeling better and returning to their normal lives quickly without the need for multiple nights in the hospital and weeks of downtime.
- Infertility services are called for when couples cannot conceive after a year of unprotected intercourse. At The Woman’s Health Pavilion, we provide continuity of care as the doctors you know from your other gynecology visits provide infertility services as well. We begin with diagnosing possible reasons for your infertility and then recommend a range of options for helping you and your partner become parents.
- Urgent care for non-life threatening conditions that can’t wait, such as painful urination, extreme itches, unexplained bleeding, and emergency contraception, is provided through same-day and next-day appointments.
- Second opinions can help you feel more confident about a diagnosis or treatment recommendation from another practitioner.
For helpful information about finding the right doctor for you, visit our Choosing the Right Gynecologist page.
We Provide the Highest Level of Care
Our doctors perform gynecologic surgery procedures at the Plainview Surgical Pavilion, a private surgical suite at Plainview Hospital that opened in 2015. Our own Dr. Andre Saad is the director of this innovative surgery center. The Surgical Pavilion offers the same high standard of care we provide in our offices because it was conceived, designed, equipped, and staffed to accommodate our practice.
In addition to its 2 state-of-the-art operating suites, the Plainview Surgical Pavilion includes the following amenities that enhance the patient experience:
- A private family waiting area
- Individual rooms for preoperative patients
- A quiet recovery area sheltered from bustling hospital activity
Our surgical presence has earned Plainview Hospital recognition as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology. In fact, it is 1 of only 6 hospitals in New York State to have earned this designation, which is awarded exclusively to facilities with a high volume of minimally invasive gynecologic procedures performed in an environment that adheres to stringent quality guidelines.
Common Questions About Gynecology
At what age should a young woman start seeing a gynecologist?
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends a first visit to an OB-GYN provider around age 13 to 15. Typically, a full examination is not required for young women at this age. However, this first visit provides practitioners the opportunity to counsel young women about protecting their health and making smart decisions. Our team of young, bright, female physician assistants and nurse practitioners does an excellent job in connecting with teens at their first gynecology appointments and welcoming them to our practice.
What is the difference between a gynecologist and an obstetrician?
A gynecologist is a physician (medical doctor or osteopath) who is trained in the care of the female anatomy including the reproductive system and urological organs. An obstetrician specializes in care of the woman’s body from pregnancy through delivery. Many gynecologists are also obstetricians, hence the name OB-GYN.
Do I need to have an annual exam every year, even if I don’t have any concerns?
Yes. There are many reasons it is important to visit our practice at least once a year for your annual exam, including:
- Preventing illness and discomfort
- Early detection of breast, cervical, ovarian, and other types of gynecologic cancer
- Preparing for pregnancy and childbirth (if desired)
- Diagnosing infections and other conditions before they become serious
Many medical insurance plans completely cover the cost of an annual well-woman exam.
Why is minimally invasive surgery a good thing?
Minimally invasive surgery is performed through small incisions using long, narrow surgical instruments and a camera. These advanced techniques such as laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery involve less scarring, faster recovery, and fewer complications than traditional “open” surgery.
May We Help You?
Would you like to find out more about our treatments and services? Are you looking for a second opinion on a diagnosis or treatment recommendation you received at another practice? The experienced team at The Woman’s Health Pavilion is happy to help. Just let us know how and when you’d like to hear from us.