Gynecology Specialist

Medex Diagnostic & Treatment Center

Multispecialty Diagnostic and Treatment Center located in Forest Hills, NY

Under the leadership and direction of Dr. Gary Guarnaccia, MD, the gynecology team at Medex Diagnostic & Treatment Center in the Forest Hills neighborhood of Queens in New York City provides state-of-the-art care and treatment for an array of issues affecting women from puberty through menopause. Issues they commonly treat include urinary tract infections (UTIs), polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, and heavy menstrual bleeding. To schedule an appointment, call the office or use the online booking feature today.

Gynecology Q & A

What gynecological services does Medex Diagnostic & Treatment Center provide?

The gynecology team at Medex Diagnostic & Treatment Center is skilled in techniques used to diagnose and treat an array of issues, including:

  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Genital warts and wart removal
  • Vaginitis
  • UTIs
  • PCOS
  • Osteoporosis
  • Endometriosis
  • PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder)
  • Heavy or abnormal menstrual bleeding

In addition to Dr. Gary Guarnaccia, the gynecological team at Medex Diagnostic & Treatment Center includes OB/GYN Dr. Marina Yakubova, MD, who specializes in pelvic reconstruction surgery.

What causes heavy menstrual bleeding?

Heavy menstrual bleeding can be caused by different issues, but one of the most common causes is a condition called menorrhagia, which affects women approaching menopause. In menorrhagia, bleeding can be so heavy, it can interfere with normal routines, including sleep.

With recent advances in medicine, there are now several approaches to treating menorrhagia, including minimally invasive options, the team at Medex Diagnostic & Treatment Center may recommend so you can normalize or stop bleeding and enjoy a better quality of life.

How often do I need to see a gynecologist?

Ideally, you should have a well-woman exam or checkup every year. During the office visit, a doctor at Medex Diagnostic & Treatment Center exams you and you’ll also have plenty of time to ask questions and receive guidance that can help you stay healthy as you move through different stages of life.

Additionally, you can receive a clinical breast exam during the same visit. This exam plays a vital role in the early detection of breast cancer.

Do I need to see a gynecologist once I'm menopausal and stop having periods?

Yes, although your need for pelvic exams may decline, you should still have routine well-woman exams to ensure you enjoy optimal health and to check for signs of diseases that often occur as a result of the natural decline in estrogen, including some cancers and osteoporosis, or so-called brittle bones.

It's also important to see your gynecologist regularly as you approach menopause to ensure any irregularities you experience in menstruation are due to hormonal fluctuations and not caused by an underlying disease.

Call the office or use the online booking option to schedule your visit today.