Gynecology Specialist In Miami

At New Age Women’s Health we understand that every phase of a woman’s life is unique, requiring different kinds of support. From adolescence to menopause, we are here to help you thrive.

The gynecologists at New Age Women’s Health in Miami, Florida offer comprehensive care for a wide range of women’s health issues, from menstrual disorders and menopause to STIs and UTIs. Learn about what we treat and the gynecological services we provide for females of all ages.

Some Conditions We Treat and Services We Provide

Besides regular self-exams, annual exams are extremely important to your health. Detecting issues early can increase your chances for a positive outcome. Every woman should have a complete examination at least once a year. This includes a breast exam, pelvic exam, Pap smear if indicated, and talking to your doctor about any other medical concerns, such as weight, sexual activity, and other health and lifestyle issues.

Contraceptive care is part of your overall healthcare. There are several different birth control methods, including hormonal methods, IUDs (intrauterine devices to prevent pregnancy), Depo-Provera® (a quarterly injection that suppresses ovulation), Nexplanon (implantable contraceptive rod), NuvaRing® (a small flexible ring that you wear inside your vagina to stop ovulation), the Pill, and others.

We are experts in all areas of contraception. We always take the time to answer your questions, provide reliable information, and work with you to determine which method is right for you.

Gardasil 9 is an FDA-approved vaccine that can help protect you from future cervical cancer. This vaccine induces immunity to the nine most common strains of the HPV virus that cause cervical cancer and genital warts. We are always happy to sit down with you and answer all of your questions about HPV or any other health-related matter.

Menstrual disorders affect a large percentage of women during their lifetime. This can include issues such as painful periods (dysmenorrhea), PMS symptoms, heavy bleeding, bleeding between periods, and irregular or missed periods.

Fibroids are a very common condition. In many cases, they do not cause any symptoms. Some studies have shown that as many as 70-80% of women will develop a fibroid by the age of 50. A fibroid, usually benign, is an abnormal growth of the muscles of the uterine walls. In others, they can lead to abnormal bleeding or become so large they need to be removed.

STIs are diseases that are spread during sexual contact. In women, many sexually transmitted infections do not cause symptoms.

Depending on the specific STI, symptoms in women can include burning with urination, unusual or increased vaginal discharge, pain in the lower back or abdomen, nausea, fever, bleeding between periods, discomfort during sexual activity, genital sores, and others.

Common STIs include HPV, genital warts, genital herpes, gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomonas, and the Zika virus.

Menopause is a complex transition that occurs when a woman’s ovaries no longer produce hormones the way they once did. The process is gradual, usually taking several years. The average age is 51.

Symptoms can include hot flashes, emotional changes, insomnia, night sweats, vaginal dryness, urinary disorders, and others.

A Pap smear can detect the presence of cancerous or precancerous cells within the cervix. It is a quick test that is potentially life-saving, and is generally started at age 21.

Urinary tract infections are common in adolescent and adult women. Symptoms of a UTI can include burning during urination, frequent urges to urinate, pain or pressure in the lower back or abdomen, fatigue, fever, chills, and foul-smelling urine. Most UTIs can be easily treated with antibiotics.

Vaginal inflammation, or vaginitis, is a condition in which the vagina becomes irritated or inflamed. Bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections are two types of vaginitis. Symptoms may include vaginal discomfort, a discharge, itching, pain, and an unpleasant odor. It may also cause sexual intercourse to become painful. Vaginitis can be caused by bacterial overgrowth, a fungus known as Candida albicans (yeast infection), or trichomoniasis, a type of parasite that can be spread during sexual activity. Menopause can also cause vaginitis because of hormonal changes. Treatment varies depending on the specific cause of vaginitis.

There are many conditions for which pelvic floor physical therapy is appropriate. Such conditions can include urinary incontinence, constipation, pelvic pain, painful intercourse, uterine prolapse, and normal postpartum recovery.

We are happy to provide pelvic and obstetric ultrasounds for both routine obstetrical care and various gynecological conditions.

Depending on a patient’s personal or family history, she may be at increased risk of developing cancer. For women who qualify, we offer blood or saliva testing to determine a patient’s risk of breast, ovarian, uterine, and several other cancers.

Surgical Procedures We Perform

The endometrium is the tissue that lines the inside of the uterus. An endometrial biopsy is the removal of a small sample of the lining tissue performed to help diagnose abnormalities of the uterus. It is usually performed in the office and does not require anesthesia.

An IUD, or intrauterine device, is considered to be very safe and one of the most effective methods of pregnancy prevention. IUDs can be either hormonal or non-hormonal and can even be placed in women who have never had a baby. It can be removed after several years or sooner if desired. The procedure for insertion and removal of an IUD is generally performed in the office and is well-tolerated by most women.

There are several methods that can be used to treat genital warts in women, including medications, burning or freezing them off, or surgical wart removal. Surgery may be required if the warts do not respond to medications. Left untreated, genital warts may be spread to sexual partners or grow larger. Genital warts are also linked to cervical cancer, as well as cancer of the vulva, anus, penis, mouth, and throat.

D&C (dilation and curettage) is a procedure in which the doctor dilates or widens your cervix so the lining of the uterus can be scraped to remove abnormal tissue. It may be necessary after a miscarriage or in cases of abnormal bleeding.

Colposcopy is a procedure whereby the cervix (and/or the vagina and vulva) are examined by using a standing microscope, called a colposcope. It is usually used to examine the cervix for abnormalities when a Pap smear indicates abnormal cells. Biopsies are often done of the abnormal area during the Colposcopy exam.

LEEP stands for loop electrosurgical excision procedure. LEEP uses a very low-voltage current to surgically remove abnormal tissue samples from the cervix. It can also be used for certain types of precancer or persistent Pap smear abnormalities, and can safely remove large pieces of the cervix in the office.

The endometrium is the specialized tissue that lines the inside of the uterus. For some women, abnormal bleeding or heavy bleeding is persistent and needs to be treated. Ablation can safely burn tissue using a low-voltage current to heat up specific areas. It can be performed in the office using light sedation. We offer the advanced NovaSure® procedure, which uses precisely measured radiofrequency electrical pulses emitted by a hand-held wand. This procedure may also work to possibly avoid a hysterectomy in the future.

Hysteroscopy is a procedure that utilizes a Hysteroscope, a small camera that is introduced through the cervix into the uterus to diagnose and treat certain conditions such as polyps, fibroids and other abnormalities of the lining of the uterus. It can be performed on an outpatient basis and is well tolerated.

Laparoscopy is a minimally-invasive surgical procedure that allows your doctor to see within the abdomen using a thin, telescope-like instrument inserted through a small surgical opening (roughly the size of a dime).

Once placed, the device allows your doctor to view internal structures and organs such as your ovaries, fallopian tubes and uterus. This procedure may be utilized for several indications including ovarian cyst removal, tubal ligation and hysterectomy.

An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac that develops within an ovary, often during ovulation, when an egg is released each month. Many women have ovarian cysts that do not cause symptoms, however in some cases they may need to be removed if they are large, persistent, or cause pain. They usually can be removed by laparoscopy, an outpatient surgical procedure.

A tubal ligation is a procedure in which the fallopian tubes, which are necessary for pregnancy, are cut or blocked to permanently prevent conception. The procedure is performed either within a day or so of a vaginal delivery, at the time of a cesarean section, or laparoscopically on an outpatient basis.

If you are certain that you do not wish to become pregnant, your doctor can advise you about the risks and specifics of a tubal ligation.

If you or someone you know needs superior, compassionate gynecological care, we can help.

If you or someone you know needs superior, compassionate gynecological care, we can help.

 

To schedule an appointment with one of the gynecologists in our Miami office, call (305) 274-6002 today. After you make your initial appointment, you can download the patient registration form, fill it out and bring it with you to your first visit.

 

Are you interested in participating in a clinical research trial?

 

We conduct clinical trials to study women’s health issues and potential new treatments. If you are eligible, you may be able to receive exams, lab tests, birth control, ultrasounds, and mammograms for free and be paid for your participation. See our current and upcoming clinical trials and call (305) 596-9901 if you are interested in participating in a study. You can also contact us online to sign up for notifications about new clinical trials.

Our Services

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Gynecology

The field of medicine that takes care of women is gynecology, and it differs from obstetrics because it only treats women who are not pregnant. Gynecology encompasses numerous examinations and tests, which we offer at our office, that are all designed to detect health issues that can significantly affect a woman’s reproductive health and well-being.

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Obstetrics

Obstetrics is a field of medicine that deals with pregnancy and giving birth. Expecting a baby or thinking of becoming pregnant? Our obstetricians are proud to help you deliver a new life into the world. We are pleased to offer our patients complete prenatal care as well as post-partum care.

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Clinical Research

Clinical research studies are extremely important in the advancement of medicine. If you have ever had a medical treatment, taken medication, or received a vaccine, chances are you have benefited from knowledge gained and tested through one or more clinical studies. At our office, we participate in studies pertaining to the advancement of women’s health.

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Vulvovaginal Disorders & Sexual Dysfunction

Chronic vulvar pain and pain with intercourse are common gynecological complaints but are not considered normal. Often these disorders are misdiagnosed and patients are left untreated.

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Patient Feedback

Judy

After 31 years of annual visits and the delivery of my daughters, I can say with all sincerity and honesty that Janet Gersten is an excellent doctor. She is knowledgeable, honest, reliable, caring and most importantly, she listens. Her staff is very good and the office is pleasant and clean. If you want a wonderful doctor, Janet Gersten will not let you down!.  

CM

  I have been to many gynecologists over a number of years. It was such a welcome surprise to be met by an attentive and most professional physician and her staff. In an era where much of the doctor’s time has become occupied by a computer screen, I never once felt like I was in competition and vying for her attention. My complex gynecological issues were handled expeditiously and treated appropriately. Most importantly, Dr. Gersten took the time to answer my questions and discuss healthy options  

Jocelyne S.

  Doctors Joanna, Sarah and Victoria are just simply great and extremely knowledgeable! Throughout my pregnancy, they would keep all of my wishes and plans in mind and go the extra mile. The doctors and their staff show compassion, excitement and empathy if they see me concerned or when I ask questions. The clinic has the most professional staff I have encountered during any of my pregnancy check ups. I would highly recommend this office to anyone looking for a OB-GYN. They will always hold a special place in my heart..  

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