Jamaica Hospital’s division of Gynecology Services offers a full range of services in all areas of gynecologic care, including:
Cervical dysplasia is a precancerous condition in which abnormal cell growth occurs on the surface lining of the cervix or the endocervical canal.
Cervical dysplasia is often associated with the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and is most common in women under age 30, although it can develop at any age.
The condition usually causes no symptoms and it is most often discovered by conducting a routine Pap test. When cervical dysplasia is detected and treated early, the outlook is very good. However, women who go undiagnosed or who don’t receive appropriate care, they are at higher risk of developing cervical cancer.
In some cases, mild cervical dysplasia will resolve without treatment, and may only require careful observation. In more severe cases, treatment to remove the abnormal cells and reduce the risk of cancer may be necessary. Some treatment options for cervical dysplasia include:
- Cryosurgery (freezing)
- Laser surgery
The experts at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center can diagnose, monitor and provide the appropriate treatment for cervical dysplasia.
For more information about services, or to make an appointment, please call 718-291-3276.
Fibroids are common tumors that develop in the uterus and can be found in the female reproductive system. It is estimated that between 20 to 50 percent of women of reproductive age have fibroids, although not all are diagnosed. More than 99% of fibroid cases are benign (non-cancerous) and they can range from the size of a pea to the size of a small grapefruit.
Some women with fibroids experience only mild or no symptoms at all. In these cases, since they are rarely cancerous and often do not interfere with pregnancy, watchful waiting is considered the best option. Some women however develop severe symptoms, including:
- Heavy or prolonged menstrual periods
- Abnormal bleeding between menstrual periods
- Pelvic pain (caused as the tumor presses on pelvic organs)
- Frequent urination
- Lower back pain
- Pain during intercourse
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center offers a wide range of surgical and non-surgical treatment options for women living with complications from fibroids. Non-surgical treatments options include the prescribing of a variety of medications designed to manage symptoms such as: hormone therapy, Progestin-releasing intrauterine device (IUD), or Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
For those women who require surgical intervention, our highly specialized doctors can perform a variety of minimally or non-invasive procedures including:
- Uterine artery embolization -Small particles (embolic agents) are injected into the arteries supplying the uterus, cutting off blood flow to fibroids, causing them to shrink and die.
- Myomectomy – In a myomectomy, your surgeon removes the fibroids, leaving the uterus in place.
- Hysterectomy – This surgical, which involves the removal of the uterus, remains the only proven permanent solution for uterine fibroids.
To make an appointment with one of our doctors to discuss the best treatment option for you, please call 718-291-3276.
Gynecological cancer is defined as the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells that originate in the female reproductive organs. There are several different types of gynecological cancers, all of which are named for the part of the body where the cancer originates. They include
- Cervical Cancer – originates in the cervix, which is the lower, narrow end of the uterus.
- Ovarian Cancer – originates inthe ovaries, which are located on each side of the uterus
- Uterine Cancer – originates in the uterus, the pear-shaped organ in a woman’s pelvis where the baby grows when a woman is pregnant
- Vaginal cancer – originates in the vagina, which is the hollow, tube-like channel between the bottom of the uterus and the outside of the body.
- Vulvar Cancer – originates in the vulva, the outer part of the female genital organs.
It is estimated that between 90,000 – 100,000 women are diagnosed with some form of gynecological cancer each year.
We understand the importance of providing timely and accurate care for women facing gynecological cancer. Our team of experts can provides compassion and experience when diagnosing and treating our patients.
To learn more about our services, please call 718-291-3276.
Menopause is a natural biological process defined as occurring 12 months after your last menstrual period. From this point on, you will no longer experience menstrual cycles. Menopause can take place in your 40s or 50s, with the average age being 51.
Symptoms of menopause can be both physical and emotional. Some symptoms may include:
- Hot flashes
- Vaginal dryness
- Disrupted sleep cycle
- Mood changes
- Weight gain and slowed metabolism
- Thinning hair and dry skin
- Lower energy
- Anxiety or depression
Don’t hesitate to seek treatment for symptoms that bother you. Many effective treatments are available and your doctor will be happy to help you find the right treatment. Jamaica Hospital’s Women’s Health Services Department offers a variety of treatment options that focus on relief of menopause symptoms.
For more information or to make an appointment, please call 718-291-3276.