At Gentle Gynecology and Obstetrics, we take care of women of all ages and stages – from puberty to adolescence and throughout adulthood. We do our best to support happy and healthy lives for our patients.
Breast Health-exam is used to detect lumps in your breast or other changes that need to be tested. Breast exams are the most important early breast cancer screenings. Lumps don’t necessarily mean cancer – they can imply a lot of other things like infections or cysts.
Although breast self-exams are not reliable they are an important part of the patients’ self-health education. The changes patient notice might be benign, but it’s really important to check for anything unusual, just in case. Our team of experts can do a breast exam or a mammogram, and if the results show you need special care, they can refer you to a specialized breast clinic.
Natural Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is the use of hormones identical to endogenous hormones on a molecular level in hormone replacement therapy. In Gynecology, It’s most frequently used to ease symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. Specific hormones used in BHT include estradiol, testosterone, and progesterone.
On average, women will spend over a third of their lives in menopause. Bioidentical hormones can relieve symptoms linked to the lack of testosterone and estrogen as these levels decrease with age. Our clinic experts can adjust the therapy to best suit all of your needs.
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Many women are diagnosed with vaginal infections, but generally, all problems can be treated successfully if caught in time. Those who have problems with genital tract infections may undergo tests to determine the cause of the problem. This test is known as vaginal, cervical, endocervical, or female genital tract culture, and the doctor should know when to perform it.
If you notice a vaginal discharge that is accompanied by pain or unusual color and odor, or simply any strange feeling and symptom, don’t wait to consult some of our specialists and book an appointment today. We can provide you with a thorough examination and create a detailed treatment plan if any traces of infection are found.
The Pap test is a great success story in early detection. In most cases, a swab of the cervix can reveal cells that are abnormal before cancer appears. At age 21, women should start having a Pap test every three years, but women at higher risk may need testing more often, so it’s best to check with our doctors.
If pre-cancerous or abnormal cells are found, they can be frozen off via a method called cryotherapy. If cancer is discovered our doctors can remove or destroy the affected part of the cervix. If not discovered and treated early, cervical cancer can prove to be fatal. However, if it is caught in time it can be treated and even cured before it spreads.
For women of all ages, hormonal assessments are carried out to establish if there are any hormonal imbalances that cause problems such as weight gain, infertility or decreased libido. These tests are also done to determine if a woman is entering menopause.
Hormonal blood tests include checking of the hormones such as prolactin, testosterone, progesterone, and oestradiol. In agreement with your doctor, further tests can be done if needed. These tests allow your doctor to create an accurate plan of treatment if one is needed.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus that infects both males and females causing potentially serious diseases. While high-risk (oncogenic) HPV types can cause cancer, low-risk (non-oncogenic) HPV types mainly cause genital warts.
HPV vaccines may prevent 80% of anal cancer, 70% of cervical cancer, 60% of vaginal cancer, 40% of vulvar cancer and some mouth cancer. Studies show that patients can reduce the risk of getting certain types of HPV-related cancer by up to 99% if receiving the HPV vaccine prior to being sexually active.
If your Pap exam results show a minor abnormality, you may need to repeat it. Our doctors will schedule a colposcopy – which is a test done with a lighted magnifying device that will help them get a better look at the cervical tissue and check for changes, as well as to take a sample for microscope examination. If abnormal cells prove to be precancerous, they can then be easily removed or destroyed. These treatments are highly successful in preventing precancerous cells from developing into cancer.
Not all atypical cells found in the cervix signify cancer or precancer, some of them are signs of passing or existing HPV infection. This said, abnormal results are no sign of panic, they can be false alarms or life-saving ones.
Modern technology is enabling doctors worldwide to be more accurate and efficient when it comes to discovering and treating serious illnesses such as cancer.
Mammograms have been used for years now to help prevent cancer in women, providing better imaging that helps detect smaller abnormalities even sooner with the aim of better treatment results. This is the best tool for discovering and preventing breast cancer in women of all ages.
A bone density scan is used for detecting bone problems, such as osteoporosis. Many women who enter menopause are met with a decrease in bone density and mass which makes their bones more prone to breaking. Contact our team and you will be assessed and provided with all the necessary information and examinations.
A well-woman exam consists of multiple parts to help the doctor get a general picture of a woman’s overall reproductive health. Pap exam, a test screening of pat smears found in the cervix, is one of the staples of the annual Well Woman exam.
If the results of a Pap smear are normal and no cancerous cells are found, women don’t need to have another Pap smear screening for 3 years unless our doctors discover abnormalities that would warrant a Pap test to be done sooner.
Sexually transmitted diseases are a reality that no person should put a blind eye on. Most of the time, STDs have no symptoms, so testing is the only way to know for sure if you have them.
Our clinic offers extensive STD screenings including those for HIV, syphilis, HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea and Hepatitis B. If you’ve had vaginal, anal, or oral sex, talk with a doctor or nurse about getting tested.
I flew in from Georgia just to see Dr. Augustino. His bedside manners are unparalleled. I’ve been with his practice for the past 14 years and will not go anywhere else. His turnover rate is nonexistent, I’ve seen the same kind and friendly faces since the start. The doctor is always compassionate, thorough, kind and very supportive. I never feel rushed or lost. He takes his time and makes certain that I understand everything. I recommend Gentle Gynecology to the world. It’s a pleasure to visit with them.
I have been a patient of Dr. Augustino for almost 18 years. He delivered one of my daughters as well. He is very easy to talk to, knowledgeable, and always takes the time to answer whatever questions I may have as well as to educate me on any issues I need to be aware of for the future. His office staff is always friendly, kind and helpful. I always recommend Dr. Augustino to friends and family and will also have my daughters see him in the future. He’s the best!
Dr. Augustino is by far the best in his field in South Florida. He is gentle, kind, understanding, thorough, informative, and makes you feel safe. Most women know how hard it is to find the right doctor when it comes to gynecologists, and I cannot express enough how great Dr. Augostino and his staff are. Highly recommended.
He delivered my youngest daughter. She’s 22yrs old!! Now he’s her doctor!! He’s very professional, patiently listens to any of your questions. The staff is also very friendly and best of all professional.
I have been a patient of Dr. Augustino for eleven years. You will never find a doctor or staff that you can call family. They always welcome you with a smile and make you feel at home. Dr. Augustino is very knowledgeable and also have a great circle of doctors along side of him.
I have been a patient for over 23 yrs, my daughters , friends and colleagues are patients as well. MD. Augustino and his staff are true professional’s and make a routine visit which is nerve reckoning easing .. Highly recommend.
Love Dr. Augustino & his staff. I’ve been with him for the past 16 years. He has delivered both of my kids. Takes his time to answer any questions or concerns you may have. I highly recommend Gentle gynecology.
Dr. Augustino is a great doctor! He’s been in practice for years and understands its not just about the the quality of care, which he delivers hands down!! You have to listen to the patient. We know our bodies, issues and the results we would like to achieve. He takes the time to listen and understand. I’ve never felt rushed or like it was one question to many! He delivered both of my babies and they are now 24 and 22. If you’re looking for a new gynecologist don’t look any further!
I have been going to Dr. Augustino for over 10 years. He is a very professional and patient doctor. He takes time to answer all your question and he is very knowledgeable. I high recommend him. His staff is also superb.
Dr. Augustino was friendly, professional and most importantly gentle!! Great overall atmosphere!! Will be back next year!!
Best darn Drs office!! I’ve lived in 4 states. Best nurses and Dr!!!
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