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When to start seeing the gynecologist Sep 16th, 2021

When should I start seeing the Gynecologist? There is no set date and time of when a teenager should start seeing a gynecologist, some say that you should start going once you’re sexually active. Taking care of your gynecological health should start prior to becoming sexually active and should start...

New COVID-19 Protocol at Affiliated Hospitals Aug 9th, 2021

To keep our obstetric patients informed, we would like to notify you that as of August 10th, 2021, Katz Women’s Hospital and most LIJ hospitals will be requiring vaccination cards or COVID-19 testing within 72 hours for visitors. If you are planning to visit or deliver a baby at Katz...

Considering Sterilization or Tubal Ligation? Jun 15th, 2021

Many women who are looking for a permanent solution to prevent pregnancy consider tubal ligation, a surgical procedure that cuts or blocks the fallopian tubes to prevent fertilization of the egg. Tubal ligation is very effective and can be performed before you ever get pregnant, after childbirth, or during a...

A Few Things You Should Know If You're Pregnant During This Pandemic May 26th, 2021

If you are currently pregnant during the current viral pandemic, you are likely feeling a wide range of emotions from excitement to fear and worry. This is something many of our patients are experiencing, so we are here to offer a few tips to stay healthy and safe during your...

Grand Opening of our New Lake Success Office! May 13th, 2021

We’re excited to announce the grand opening of our new Lake Success office in Long Island, New York, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and modern decor. 3333 New Hyde Park Road, Suite 100, New Hyde Park, 11042 Not only is this office seeing our OB/GYN patients, but will include our Surgical Unit,...

Afraid of Weight Gain During Pregnancy? May 12th, 2021

Afraid of Weight Gain During Pregnancy? Let’s face it, body image issues are not uncommon for women, but further compounded for pregnant women. Your body is changing at a fast pace and you might be asking yourself - just how much weight during my pregnancy should I expect? You’re not...

Debating Getting the Covid-19 Vaccine? May 3rd, 2021

There are a few reasons why the CDC and Garden OBGYN encourage you to get the vaccine:   To reduce your chances of contracting the Covid-19 disease Helps keep you from getting seriously ill if you do contract Covid-19 To protect those around you To reduce and stop the spread...

An Effective DIY Solution for Stretch Marks Apr 28th, 2021

We get the concerned question from both expecting mothers and new mothers alike: How do I get rid of my stretch marks? While there are many products on the market that claim to diminish stretch marks, they are not all created equal. While some women may find their solution of...

Thinking About Freezing Your Eggs? Apr 15th, 2021

Thinking About Freezing Your Eggs? We are living in modern times, and if you are like many millennial New Yorkers, your career, adventures, and goals are your current priorities. Starting a family in the near future is not necessarily one of your immediate goals. That is why many women in...

Pregnant and Suffering From Swollen Feet? Here's What to Do Apr 8th, 2021

Pregnancy is a wonderful experience and brings many changes to a woman’s body. Here at Garden OB/GYN, one of the changes that our patients mention most often is swollen feet. Swollen feet occur as a result of additional fluid buildup. This buildup of fluids is caused by hormonal changes which...

Irregular Periods? It Could be PCOS Apr 2nd, 2021

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)  A common complaint in patients between the ages of 15 and 35 years old at Garden OB/GYN is irregular menses that are inconsistent, intermittent, or prolonged over months or years.  There are many different diagnoses that can be cause for irregular menses in women; the most...

Garden OB/GYN Now Offering COVID-19 Vaccinations Mar 30th, 2021

Now Offering COVID-19 Vaccines We are extremely excited to announce that we will be offering COVID-19 Moderna vaccinations in our greater New York area offices. We will be providing vaccines to anyone eligible in our community, including current patients, new patients, as well as your female and male family members...

What Should I Do If I Forget to Take a Birth Control Pill? Mar 25th, 2021

What Should I Do If I Forget to Take a Birth Control Pill? One of our patients’ most frequently asked questions is what to do if you miss a birth control pill. The more consistently you take your contraceptive pill the more effective it will be. However, if you happen...

Managing your Endometriosis Pain Symptoms Mar 11th, 2021

Managing your Endometriosis Pain Symptoms In honor of Endometriosis Awareness month this March, Garden OB/GYN is here to share some tips on managing your symptoms of Endometriosis.  What is Endometriosis? The cause of Endometriosis is still unknown, but occurs when uterine tissue, or the tissue that normally lines the inside...

Genetic Counseling and You! Dec 22nd, 2020

You may have heard of genetic counseling before, but may not know exactly what it means. Genetic counseling is a family planning process that allows you to find out if you and/or your partner carry specific genes or traits that could result in certain health conditions in your offspring. Through...

Why Choose Garden OB/GYN For Your High-Risk Pregnancy? Dec 11th, 2020

Why Choose Garden OB/GYN To Care For Your High-Risk Pregnancy? Pregnancy is an exciting, beautiful experience, but if you have been diagnosed with a high-risk pregnancy, or think your pregnancy may be high risk, it is likely that your joy is also accompanied by some worries. Our medical team is...

Five Towns Office Grand Opening Nov 23rd, 2020

Starting December 1st, 2020, Garden OB/GYN will be seeing patients in our newest Five Towns office. We are excited to announce the grand opening of our 123 Maple Avenue, Cedarhurst location for all your gynecological and pregnancy needs.   Schedule your next ob/gyn appointment with our expert and compassionate Five Towns medical...

Meet Our NYC OB/GYN Physician Assistant Nov 5th, 2020

Meet Michelle Huth, MMS, PA-C, our lovely Physician Assistant currently seeing patients in our New York City offices.   Michelle graduated from Arcadia University with a Master of Medical Science, Physician Assistant Studies Degree, where she has always been interested in women's health. In Michelle's time with us at Garden OB/GYN, she...

Cervical Cancer Screening: What You Need To Know. Nov 3rd, 2020

Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer worldwide among women, with approximately 530,000 cases of invasive cervical carcinoma diagnosed annually. In the United States, we have advanced resources available to us to decrease the incidence of cervical cancer, and thus, reduce mortality rates associated with cervical cancer. How do we do this? The...

Long Island, NY Hospital Affiliations Oct 30th, 2020

We are proudly affiliated with Mercy Hospital, Huntington Hospital, & Good Samaritan Hospital on Long Island, NY to deliver babies for our patients being seen in our Massapequa, NY, Commack, NY, and other Long Island offices. If you are pregnant and are looking for a top Massapequa obgyn or Commack...

What Medications are Safe to Take While Pregnant? Oct 26th, 2020

Which Medications are Safe to Use During Pregnancy? If you are like most women, there may be times during your pregnancy where you are wondering if taking a certain medication is safe for you and your baby. Before taking any medicine you should first consult your primary care physician or...

Meet Our Compassionate, New Delivering Doctor Oct 5th, 2020

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Hope Langer, one of the leading obstetrician and gynecologists in Manhattan, will be joining our NYC Garden OB/GYN team! Dr. Langer's specialties include: Labor and delivery Complicated high-risk pregnancy Infertility Cancer screenings Pap-smear Birth control and much more!   Her passion for delivering babies...

Hot off the Press! Casey-Ann Collen is in BELLA Magazine! Oct 2nd, 2020

Garden OBGYN is happy to announce that one of our hard working nurses has been named Top Nurse by the International Nurses Association and was featured in BELLA Magazine in an article where she gives insight on vaginal health. This nurse is our very own    Casey-Ann Collins RN, MSN,...

Stay Healthy and Help us Celebrate Gynecological Cancer Awareness Month 2020 Aug 31st, 2020

Another year has gone by, but September is still Gynecologic Cancer awareness month! At  Garden OB/GYN, we believe it is crucial to be aware of the different types of gynecological cancers that exist. The more you know about these cancers’ symptoms, risk factors, prevention methods, diagnosis/detection processes and treatments, the...

Introducing Our Concierge Obstetric Services Apr 28th, 2020

To provide our pregnant patients a more personalized and attentive service during their pregnancy, Garden OB/GYN is now offering concierge obstertic medical services. Our concierge provides you with a designated staff member who will act as your main point of contact throughout your pregnancy. Your concierge will be with you...

Now Offering COVID-19 Nasal Swab & Antibody Testing Apr 24th, 2020

To help keep our patients and community safe, we are happy to announce that we now are offering both COVID-19 nasal testing as well as antibody blood testing to our patients.⁣ What is COVID-19 nasal testing? The nasal tests is a method to accurately diagnose cases of the novel coronavirus....

How We Are Keeping You Safe & Our Offices Open Apr 24th, 2020

You can confidently and safely manage your women's health needs with Garden OB/GYN. We know that the current situation is stirring a lot of fear and uncertainty, but you can rest assured that Garden OB/GYN is taking every initiative possible to keep you safe. We have implemented exceptional sanitation and safety protocols, and...

Loss of Taste & Smell: Symptoms of Coronavirus | NYC & Long Island OB/GYN Explains Apr 23rd, 2020

Garden OB/GYN’s Dr. Petrikovsky, a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist and expert maternal fetal medicine doctor, speaks today about a common symptom of covid-19 and pregnancy. Specifically, Dr. Petrikovsky describes how the loss of taste and smell may appear before other symptoms of covid-19 and he explains how common this is...

Garden Telehealth: Consult With Your Doctor From the Comfort of Your Own Home Mar 28th, 2020

In the current pandemic, a lot of things are on hold, but that doesn't mean your women's health needs have to be. We sincerely care about your health, safety, and well-being, so we are pleased to announce we now offer virtual visit options for your Garden OB/GYN appointments. You can...

Keeping our facilities, patients and staff safe Mar 25th, 2020

Garden OB/GYN is doing our part to slow the spread of covid-19 by keeping strict sanitation procedures in place. Our offices are still open and we are fully stocked with disinfectant supplies, masks and gloves, and are continuously cleaning our facilities so to keep our patients and staff healthy and...

Virtual Visits Now Available Mar 19th, 2020

Book Your Virtual Visit Now >   Your health, safety and well-being are always our priority at Garden OB/GYN. As the COVID-19 outbreak unfolds in the United States and abroad, please rest assured that our world-class medical experts and dedicated staff will be working tirelessly to take care of you...

Dr. Petrikovsky Explains Pregnancy Safety & Coronavirus Mar 18th, 2020

Check out our most recent YouTube video which features Dr. Petrikovsky explaining how coronavirus may impact pregnancy. While information on this novel virus is still limited, Dr. Petrikovsky uses the latest information, knowledge, and research available to inform his patients about what they need to know about coronavirus, pregnancy safety,...

COVID-19 Mar 18th, 2020

Garden OB/GYN has been closely monitoring the situation regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) as it impacts our patients and communities. We are trying to flatten the curve by doing our part in continuously disinfecting our facilities. The health and well-being of our patients, plus your families, and our staff has and will always be...

Cancer Prevention Project Mar 18th, 2020

Garden OB/GYN believes in taking a proactive approach in screening for all types of gynecological cancers, including overian and endometrial cancer. With this ideology in mind we created the Cancer Prevention Project. The Cancer prevention Project is when we reach out to our patients who have not visited the office...

Transatlantic Air Travel in the Third Trimester of Pregnancy: Does It Affect the Fetus? Mar 12th, 2020

The goal of the study was to assess the possible effect of transatlantic flights on a fetus. This study was conducted by Dr. Petrikovsky, Dr. Terrani, and Dr. Sichinava. Available information suggests that there is a small risk for pregnant flyers, due to noise, vibration, and radiation. 112 patients were...

Garden Ob/Gyn: Dr. Terrani on Premature Birth Mar 2nd, 2020

Watch our latest Youtube Video to watch Dr. Terrani explain Premature Births.   Garden OB/GYN delivers over 1500 babies a year with a premature birth rate that is significantly lower than the national average. Dr. Terrani explains the preventative measures and careful treatment practices at Garden OB/GYN that have enabled...

Learn About Fetal Anomalies from our Dr. Petrikovsky Feb 28th, 2020

Dr. Boris Petrikovsky, one of our world-class Garden OB/GYN Maternal Fetal Medicine specialists, is an expert on high-risk pregnancies. His work focuses on caring for mothers and their babies during irregular pregnancies to ensure that the best possible health outcome for both the mother and baby is achieved.   Be...

Do you pee when you cough or sneeze? We have a solution for you Jan 24th, 2020

As a woman, it is normal for your body to undergo drastic (and often unwanted) changes as you age, especially in the elasticity and strength of your vaginal tissues. These changes often result from vaginal childbirth, hormonal changes like reduced estrogen, and weakened pelvic floor muscles.   If you pee...

Her Option: An Option for Heavy Periods Jan 23rd, 2020

If you experience heavy menses, or heavy bleeding during your periods, Garden OB/GYN now offers an FDA-approved procedure that can be performed in-office. Her Option® is a Cryo-Endometrial Ablation Therapy (CEA), which freezes the endometrial lining to help reduce heavy bleeding. The procedure can be done directly in our office...

January Clinician's Grand Rounds Meeting Jan 17th, 2020

On Thursday, January 16, 2020, our clinicians attended an informative session on the latest medical trends in the OB/GYN field. These monthly meetings are important for team cohesion and for promoting continued advanced knowledge in all realms of care.  

Now affiliated with NYU Langone Health Hospital Oct 29th, 2019

We are proud to announce our affiliation with NYU Langone Health Hospital for baby deliveries & surgical procedures

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk 2019 Oct 21st, 2019

This weekend, October 20th 2019, our staff made strides against breast cancer across the greater New York region. Our team joined the American Cancer society as a flagship sponsor to raise awareness and money for breast cancer. We participated in the fundraiser walk in Central Park in NYC, Jones Beach...

August Employee of The Month Oct 4th, 2019

Kristen started her journey with Garden OB/GYN 5 and 1/2 years ago, and now serves as the Supervisor in our Billing Department.    Kristen was chosen as the August Employee of the Month for her "can-do" attitude, consistent dedication, and her ability to maintain positive relationships with all partners across...

October Is Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month Oct 3rd, 2019

When you hear the word "ultrasound" the first thing that comes to mind is likely a pregnant woman sitting in a medical exam room, being able to see her developing baby on a monitor. While this is a common and amazingly helpful use of ultrasound technology, it is not its...

Welcoming The Newest Garden Babies Sep 3rd, 2019

We would like to congratulate three of our administrators who delivered their beautiful babies with us this summer! From left to right, baby Avery was born on July 12th, 2019, baby Tanner was born on July 19th,  2019, and baby Lucy was born today, September 3, 2019. Congratulations to all...

See why our pregnancy monitoring offers the best maternal & fetal health results Aug 26th, 2019

Did you know that our premature birth rate is lower than the national average? Our highly experienced pregnancy team includes obstetricians and experts in maternal and fetal medicine who specialize in normal and high-risk pregnancies. Throughout your pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum, you can depend on our elite team to provide...

In loving memory of Paul Hartel Aug 21st, 2019

With great sorrow, this past week we said goodbye to Paul Hartel, one of our dear Garden OB/GYN family members and employees.Paul was deeply loved. He brought happiness and cheer to every room he entered. As a loving husband, devoted Garden OB/GYN employee, and chief of his town’s Fire Department,...

Laser hair removal: a cost effective option Aug 5th, 2019

Laser Hair Removal can often come across as a pricey method to obtain hairless skin. However, did you know that on average, we spend $7,777 over our lifetime on disposable razors or $6,863 on cartridge razors? For twenty-years worth of underarms and leg waxing, we spend an average of $15,600....

Breast Volume Options After Breast Feeding Aug 2nd, 2019

Explore our options to restore Breast Volume after Breast Feeding The shape and size of your breast change both before and after breastfeeding.  To prepare your body for nursing, your breast tissue and milk producing glands enlarge and become fuller. When you are finished breast feeding your breast shrink back down...

How effective is birth control and what are the side effects? Jul 30th, 2019

How effective is the pill?    If properly used the oral contraceptive is 99% effective. However, it can be easy to forget or miss pills, therefore, the pill is about 91% effective. On average 9 out of 100 birth control users get pregnant each year because of the misusage of...

You can now have beautiful smooth skin with Laser Hair Removal! Jul 30th, 2019

You can now get beautiful smooth skin with the most advanced laser hair removal solution called DiolazeXL, a laser treatment designed for hair removal. DiolazeXL is a very advanced laser hair removal procedure that safely and also gently eliminates unwanted hair. DiolazeXL has one of the largest treatment spot sizes, making...

More Men in New York are Getting Plastic Surgery Jul 22nd, 2019

Men in New York have been turning to plastic surgery to get rid of their “dad bod”, according to the New York Post. Similar to the “Mommy Makeover,” the “Daddy Do-Over” is a series of plastic surgery procedures that typically include liposuction of the chest, abs, sides, and back. According...

Are You a Candidate for Non-Surgical Body Contouring? Jul 9th, 2019

Are You a Candidate for Non-Surgical Body Contouring?   If you’re feeling self-conscious about excess skin or love handles, you may want to consider non-surgical body contouring to boost your body positivity. Non-Surgical body contouring sculpts patients’ bodies into their ideal shape, without ever having to go under the knife. While many...

We offer In-house sonograms! Jun 21st, 2019

With our high-tech sonograms, we can monitor any of the following, all within your scheduled appointment. There is no need to go to a third party sonogram site. Sonograms at Garden OB/GYN can help with the following:  Confirm a pregnancy Check for ovarian cysts or polyps Diagnose the cause of...

Have you recently had a baby and want your pre-baby body back? Jun 20th, 2019

Consider our wide range of services that will help you radiate your inner brilliance. Our gentle, effective and safe aesthetic treatments require little-to-no downtime so you can get your confidence back in-between running errands, lunch breaks, and nap times!  Contact our office today to learn more about our mommy makeover...

Do you pee when you cough? Jun 19th, 2019

Stress urinary incontinence, or a leaky bladder, occurs when stress or pressure is placed on the bladder. This may happen from coughing, sneezing, lifting something heavy, physical moments in general, or running. This involuntary and uncontrollable loss of urine is uncomfortable, and often embarrassing for women who experience it. That...

Have You Scheduled Your Well-Woman Exam? Jun 18th, 2019

If you have not had your annual yearly gynecological exam this year, now may be a great time to schedule your visit. This exam is tailored to monitor your health to make sure you stay healthy, as well as to detect any abnormalities in your health as early as possible....

How can you reduce your risk of getting Skin Cancer? Jun 13th, 2019

Tips to follow in order to avoid skin cancer include: Stay in the shade especially between 10 AM and 4 PM. Avoid getting sunburned. Avoid any type of tanning especially UV tanning booths.  Cover yourself with clothing, and wear a hat as well as UV- blocking sunglasses.  Apply two tablespoons...

Want blemish-free legs for the summer? Jun 10th, 2019

Consider our non-invasive effective and safe aesthetic treatments for your goals this summer. Garden Plastic Surgery & MedAesthetics has many treatments  to improve the apperance of your beautiful legs! Whether its reducing the apperance of scars, skim imperfections, blemishes, ceullulite, spider veins or other vascular lesions, we can help!  Contact Garden...

Garden Plastic Surgery & Med-Aesthetics presents Women's Night Out! Jun 10th, 2019

Looking to feel more comfortable and confident in your own skin and body? Dreaming of a fun women’s night out? You can have both! Garden Plastic Surgery & MedAesthetics is hosting a Women’s Night Out this Thursday, June 13th at Lenoard’s Palazzo in Great Neck. The night will be filled...

Our Plastic Surgery Services Jun 5th, 2019

Garden Plastic Surgery & MedAesthetics is proud to offer a wide range of plastic surgery services in Long Island and New York City, as well as non-invasive laser therapies for your aesthetic goals. Browse through our services to see the extensive and comprehensive plastic surgery treatments we have available including,...

National Cancers Survivors day Jun 4th, 2019

Cancer prevention and screening is a central component of our medical care. We offer thorough proactive diagnostic technology and have a focus on prevention. Our providers are trained to be able to screen and diagnosis a variety of gynecological and women’s health cancers, including ovarian and endometrial cancer. In addition...

Cellulite is not a mandatory part of summer May 31st, 2019

If you are like the rest of us, you are most likely already thinking ahead to summer days of pool sessions, boat rides, outdoor gatherings and wearing summer clothes that show more skin. But don’t fret! If you are worried about how that pesky, stubborn cellulite, which most of us...

What does the placenta do? Learn about the placenta! May 29th, 2019

What is the placenta exactly? The placenta is frequently talked about during pregnancy, but do you know what it is? It’s an organ! The placenta develops when you become pregnant as a way to protect and nurture your developing baby. It then leaves your body through the birthing canal following...

What is PostPartum depression? May 22nd, 2019

What is PostPartum Depression? Many women following childbirth experience an unexplainable sense of sadness, anxiety and mood swings. For new mothers, this condition is quite normal and is often known as the "baby blues" or postpartum depression. Typically these feelings and symptoms go away within two weeks. If you are...

What is more important weight or cardiac health? May 22nd, 2019

We all love feeling confident, beautiful and healthy, but did you know that health and wellness go beyond what meets the eye? Many studies have found that cardiac health “fitness” matters more than an individual’s “fatness” or body mass index (BMI) for many important health factors including risk of hypertension,...

What are the necessary steps needed to become pregnant? May 15th, 2019

How does a woman get pregnant?    When sperm mixes with other fluids to make semen, which comes out of the penis during ejaculation. Millions of sperm actually come out every time you ejaculate, but it only takes 1 sperm cell to meet with an egg for pregnancy to occur....

Women's Night Out! May 13th, 2019

Women's Night Out will be hosted by Garden OB/GYN on June 13th, 2019 at 6pm. The location of the venue will be at Leonard's Palazzo- 555 Norther Blvd Great Neck, NY 11021. At the event there will be Cocktails & hors d'oeuvres and we will also be discussing Facial & Body Countouring,...

How effective is birth control? May 10th, 2019

How effective is the pill?  If properly used, the oral contraceptive is 99% effective. However oral pills can be easy to forget. When pills are missed, oral contraceptives are the only about 91% effective. On average, 9 out of 100 birth control users get pregnant each year because of the...

Is it okay to exercise while pregnant? May 10th, 2019

Beneficial factors of exercising during pregnancy include: If you exercise for 30 minutes daily, it will benefit your health during your pregnancy. Even exercising just 20 minutes a day for 4 days a week can be very beneficial. Benefits of exercise while pregnant include:  Helping to reduce backaches, constipation, and swelling ...

What is Vaginitis? May 3rd, 2019

How does Vaginitis occur?  Vaginitis is common, especially in women in their years of reproduction. Vaginitis occurs when there is a change in bacteria or yeast that can be found in your vagina. There are different types of Vaginitis, and they have different symptoms, causes, and treatments as well.  What...

What is Votiva for Vaginal Tightening? May 2nd, 2019

What is Votiva? Votiva is a safe treatment that addresses both internal and external vaginal health issues, without needing surgery. If you do suffer from low blood flow or lowered sexual interest Votiva may be right for you. Votiva's function is to increase blood flow and sensitivity, and it can...

What are Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)? May 1st, 2019

STDs/STIs are caused by a number of microbes including, parasites, yeast, and bacteria that are contracted through various forms of sexual intercourse. There are many different types of STDs, but some of the most common ones consist of Chlamydia, Genital Herpes, HIV, HPV, Syphillis, and Trichomoniasis.  A sexually transmitted disease...

Are You Experiencing Painful Intercourse? Apr 28th, 2019

Dyspareunia is often diagnosed when a woman experiences pain before or during intercourse, including burning and aching sensations, entry pain during penetration, deep vaginal pain during intercourse, pain with tampon use, or throbbing pain after intercourse.  Dyspareunia can be caused by a number of factors including but not limited to,...

Take a look at our new website Apr 24th, 2019

Have you noticed that the look and feel of our website has changed? We pride ourselves in delivering excellent patient care, including making your digital experience with us seamless. Our new website offers all of the same features as before, but now in a more easy-to-use way. Through our new...

What is a Pap Smear? Apr 23rd, 2019

 A Pap smear which is also known as a Pap test is a procedure that is used to test cervical cancer in women. A pap smear can detect cervical cancer early and it gives you a greater chance of being cured from the cancer . Pap smears do not hurt,...

A Brief Look at Women's Health Apr 19th, 2019

Women experience different challenges and are more likely to be diagnosed with certain diseases than opposed to men. Diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease are the leading causes of death for women. There are many ways that women can maintain a healthy lifestyle and prevent this from occurring:...

Garden OB\GYN is now Trained for Votiva Treatments! Apr 19th, 2019

We are so excited to now be able to offer our patients vaginal tightening procedures. Yesterday, our staff completed training with our new Votiva laser, which offers effective, safe and non-surgical vaginal tightening. You may be interested in learning more about how to improve internal and/or external vaginal appearance and...

Introducing Lumecca Skin Renovation Technology Apr 12th, 2019

Lumecca is a very powerful pulsed light that is used to treat vascular and pigmented lesions. This treatment is safe and effective and it is excellent in treating skin discoloration concerns which includes: freckles, spider veins, and rosacea. Lumecca can be used on any area of the body with guaranteed clear...

All About Votiva: The Newest Vaginal Rejuvenation Technology Apr 3rd, 2019

Votiva is a non-invasive radiofrequency procedure that addresses both internal and external vaginal issues, including vaginal rejuvenation. It is FDA approved and will be administered in our 67th street location. Contact Garden Plastics & MedAesthetics today for your free consultation if you believe you are a candidate for Votiva!  

How to Recognize & Treat Uterine Polyps Mar 20th, 2019

Uterine polyps are growths attached to the inner wall of the uterus that extend into the uterine cavity, formed from overgrowth of cells in the lining of the uterus. These polyps are usually noncancerous, although some can be cancerous, and mostly occur in menopausal women, although younger women can get them as well. Signs...

Curious About Learning About Menopause? Mar 20th, 2019

Menopause is the end to a women’s menstrual cycle. Menopause happens to women in their 40’s-50’s and is diagnosed after 12 months without a menstrual cycle. Symptoms include hot flashes, vaginal dryness, sleep disturbances, sweating, fatigue, night sweats, anxiety, irritability, moodiness and osteoporosis. Treatment focuses on symptomatic relief and include...

Check Out Our Patient's Testimonial Mar 18th, 2019

"My experience at Garden Ob/GYN was more than i can asked for. From the first time i entered the office, i felt quite welcome. The nurse was very professional, and at the same she answered all my questions. The dr was very professional” 

Introducing Garden Aesthetics: Vaginal Rejuvenation, Body & Skin Treatments Mar 12th, 2019

Votiva by InMode: Vaginal Rejuvenation Our vaginal rejuvenation treatment can help women who have gone through menopause, women who experience pain during intercourse, as well as women who have given birth. Using safe and effective radio-frequency technology, the procedure uses heat to correct issues with vaginal tightness, urinary incontinence, vaginal...

Who Should Consider Vaginal Rejuvenation? Mar 7th, 2019

Vaginal rejuvenation treatments are a corrective method for a variety of different conditions, including: vaginal looseness from aging or post-child birth incontinence pain during intercourse vaginal muscle pain vaginal blood circulation issues  lubrication production issues Therefore, if you are post-menopausal or have experienced child birth and would like to improve...

See A Sneak Peak of Our New NYC OB/GYN Office Mar 4th, 2019

Our new Manhattan Office on West 51st Street is opening soon! In the meanwhile, here is a sneak peak of the luxurious waiting area: West 51st Waiting Room

Access Garden OB/GYN Resources Completely Online Feb 26th, 2019

Don’t feel like calling our office? No problem! You can communicate with our team seamlessly and efficiently & access your test/lab results and account information all from the Patient Portal. With this tool, Garden OB/GYN resources are all at your fingertips with just a click of a button.

Get the Women’s Health Benefits from Physical Activity Feb 25th, 2019

At Garden OB/GYN we not only care about your gynecological & obstetric health, but your overall women’s wellness as well. We therefore encourage you to get active! Did you know that engaging in just some physical activity (this includes walking, gardening, doing physical household activities like the laundry or lawn...

Learn More About Infertility From Dr. Maria Culotta Feb 24th, 2019

One of the most exciting times in our lives is making the decision to have a family. Although exciting, it can also come with much anxiety if you find yourself having issues. Whether you are looking to start or looking to expand your family, we are happy to help! We...

LENOX HILL HOSPITAL Is Now A Garden OB/GYN Delivering Hospital Feb 22nd, 2019

We are thrilled to announce our new affiliation with Lenox Hill Hospital on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Our pregnancy care team will now be delivering babies in this innovative and highly reputable hospital for our NYC patients.

Get to Know Dr. Arminda Mauricio Feb 22nd, 2019

Arminda Mauricio, MD, is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist offering complete care for patients of all ages: pediatric, adolescent, women of child-bearing age, perimenopausal and beyond.  She loves taking care of women with their normal and complicated pregnancies.  Dr. Mauricio believes in providing one-on-one, hands-on care.  She takes time to know each...

After Work OB/GYN Appointment Hours Feb 21st, 2019

Working late? We have you covered! Garden OB/GYN offers late night appointments for after work hours. That way, you can still take care of your women’s health needs without taking away from your work day.

What Entails a Normal Gynecological Annual Exam? Feb 20th, 2019

"A Well Woman Visit or Annual Exam is an important component of preventative medicine that is recommended once a year for women over the age of 18 and/or women who are sexually active. This is an overall health examination that tends to focus more specifically on screening for breast and...

Fetal Cardiac Pathophysiology Feb 19th, 2019

During cardiogenesis, the primitive heart tube produces peristaltic waves of contractions, due to stimulation provided by natural cardiac pacemaker activity produced by cells of the sinus node (SN) at approximately 5 weeks of gestation. The remainder of cardiac conduction system is fully developed at 16 weeks of gestation.1 When the...

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Explained Feb 12th, 2019

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is seen in about 7% of reproductive age group population.  PCOS affects all areas of the body not just the reproductive system.  It increases a woman’s risk of serious conditions that may have lifelong consequences. Signs and symptoms include Hyperandrogenism (excess hair growth on face, chest,...

How Much Physical Activity Should You Do if You're Pregnant? Feb 11th, 2019

The latest Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans published in 2008 recommend:  “Women should do at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity a week during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Ideally, this aerobic activity should be divided across the week. Women who habitually engaged in vigorous-intensity aerobic...

What are Ovarian Cysts? Feb 8th, 2019

Ovarian cysts are fluid -filled sacks developed in the ovary.  They occur in women of all ages. Some women experience symptoms like pain or pelvic pressure while others have no symptoms. Usually they do not cause irregular menstrual cycles. Fortunately most ovarian cysts do not require removal by surgery or...

Meet Our January 2019 Employee of the Month Feb 6th, 2019

Shaquira is a Sonographer that works out of our Massapequa office, but has been helping out at several of our offices. We would like to extend our appreciation for a job well done.  Shaquira has exemplified high quality customer service to our patients, showed professionalism with all employees, and has truly embodied...

Learn About World Cancer Day - February 4, 2019 Feb 4th, 2019

Globally, cancer is the second-leading cause of death, with 9.6 million people dying from cancer each year. For women, there are some types of cancers that most often affect women and some are specific to the female reproductive organs. These include, Breast, Endometrial, Vulvar, Cervical, and Ovarian Cancers. Each of...

Garden OB/GYN: We're Open During Weekends Feb 4th, 2019

Did you know our practice is open 7 days a week, including weekends? We know your schedule is chaotic, so we offer flexible early morning and late night ON/GYN appointments, walk-in appointments as well Saturday and Sunday hours. 

Learn About the Importance of STD Screening Feb 1st, 2019

“Complications of untreated sexually transmitted infections (STIs) include upper genital tract infections, infertility, chronic pelvic pain, cervical cancer, and chronic infection with hepatitis viruses and HIV. Because the incidence of these infections are highest among adolescents and young adults, screening efforts have focused on this age group.   I educate, encourage,...

Learn More About Pap Smear Tests Jan 24th, 2019

A pap smear is an incredibly important test that screens for cervical cancer. This should be done at your well woman exam typically with a pelvic examination. Pap smears should be started at in women at 21 years old, whether they are sexually active or not. In women older than...

Our Commack Office Is Moving Jan 15th, 2019

Our Commack Office is moving locations! Starting Monday January 21st 2019, our Commack Office will be located in 5036 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 205, Commack, NY, 11725. Our previous office location on Commack Road will be closed, so please take note of this location change.  The new office features spacious and calming...

Cervical Cancer Awareness 2019: Schedule A Pap Smear Test Jan 10th, 2019

In honor of January being Cervical Cancer Awareness month we urge you to schedule your annual Pap smear for 2019! 

Modern, Sleek & Full of Color: See Our Newest NYC Office Jan 1st, 2019

With white, clean, modern decor and pops of color, the office has a vibrant and welcoming feel. Pair the ambiance with our expert administration and clinical medical team, and we offer you an excellent, comprehensive appointment experience! 

The Link Between Weight And Breast Cancer Dec 27th, 2018

It is known within the medical community that there is a link between body weight and breast cancer risk for middle-aged or post-menopausal women. Generally, the higher a woman’s Body Mass Index (BMI), the higher her risk for developing breast cancer is. However, new studies are now showing that there...

Fetal Assessment In The 21st Century Dec 12th, 2018

Read the full article here: https://irispublishers.com/wjgwh/fulltext/fetal-assessment-in-the-21st-century.ID.000516.php

Fetal Surveillance Services Dec 3rd, 2018

Fetal surveillance, non-stress (NST), biophysical profile tests (BPP), modified BPP and fetal Doppler ultrasound testing, are available at all Garden OB/GYN Centers to ensure the well-being of your unborn baby and to determine that enough oxygen is being delivered through the placenta. The testing is often started after 36 weeks...

Do You Have A Yeast Infection? Nov 16th, 2018

Feeling vaginal itchiness or discomfort? Experiencing burning or pain when you pee? Does it bother you during sexual intercourse? Are you noticing redness or a white cottage-cheese-like discharge? If you are experiencing these symptoms you may have a yeast infection. Yeast infections, while uncomfortable to experience and uncomfortable to talk...

Do You Have Trouble Sleeping Before Your Period Begins? Nov 6th, 2018

Do you have trouble sleeping right before your period? Do you have issues falling asleep, staying asleep or face insomnia when you are experiencing PMS? If so, you are not alone. Many women have sleep issues when they PMS due to the changes in estrogen and progesterone hormone levels in...

See Your Developing Baby’s Features With Our High Tech Sonogram Technology Oct 12th, 2018

Our facilities offer the latest technology for sonograms so you can see your developing baby’s features crystal clear! Schedule an obstetric consult to request a sonogram during your next pregnancy appointment with us 

What To Expect During Contraceptive Consults With Dr. Sonia Kim Oct 9th, 2018

Are you wondering what to expect during your contraceptive or birth control consultation with your gynecologist? Our expert OB/GYN Doctor, Dr. Sonia Kim, has some helpful information about what a standard birth control consultation appointment with her is like. “WHEN PATIENTS COME TO THE OFFICE TO DISCUSS BIRTH CONTROL OPTIONS,...

We Deliver At Mount Sinai West Hospital In NYC Oct 3rd, 2018

We are proud to announce our affiliation with the Mount Sinai West Hospital, where we perform deliveries!  The hospital is located at 1000 10th Ave in Manhattan. Ask your doctor and our reception staff for more information during your next pregnancy consultation. 

Garden OB/GYN Making Strides Of LI Breast Cancer Help Tent Sep 24th, 2018

This year, Garden OB/GYN, along with partner, Myriad Genetics, will be participating in the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on October 21st 2018. The Making Strides of Long Island event will be held at Jones Beach State Park-Field 5: 1 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY. During the event our team will...

Are You Getting Enough Sleep? Sep 20th, 2018

At Garden OB/GYN we care about more than just our patients’ Ob/Gyn needs, we are also dedicated to our patients’ overall health. Therefore this week’s health tip is related to sleep and overall well-being.  Did you know that studies have found a link between sleep and life satisfaction? Not getting...

Polo At The Park For Jake’s Rescue Ranch Fundraiser Sep 17th, 2018

On Sunday September 16, 2018, Garden OB/GYN, along with Good Samaritan Hospital, participated in the Bethpage Polo at the Park Polo Extravaganza Fundraiser. The event was hosted by Jake’s Rescue Ranch and was sponsored by Harmony Home Concierge, Povol & Company, Berkshire Hathaway Home Service, and Laffey International Realty. The...

Garden OB/GYN’s Second Manhattan Office Now Open Sep 10th, 2018

The convenience of Garden OB/GYN Manhattan services just got more convenient! We now offer a second New York City location, centrally located in the Upper East side. Our new Garden OB/GYN Manhattan at 67th Street Office is now open on the corner of 2nd Avenue and 67th Street near the...

Emergencies: How To Prepare Your Health & Safety Sep 7th, 2018

Are You And Your Family Prepared In Case Of An Emergency? There are certain precautions and measures you can take to make sure you are ready for any worst-case-scenario situations. Especially if you are pregnant or have certain health conditions, we recommend having your patient portal account information and chart...

September Is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: Risk Factors Sep 3rd, 2018

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month, throughout the month we will be sharing vital information that will help you stay informed about this cancer type. To kickoff this month’s discussion, we are sharing the common risk factors for developing epithelial ovarian cancer. If you have one or a few of...

Catholic Health Center Welcomes Garden OB/GYN Aug 3rd, 2018

Last night, team Garden OB/GYN was welcomed as one of the Catholic Health Center’s newest Independent Physician Association (IPA) during their summer cocktail party to commemorate St. Charles and St. Catherine’s Wellness Center in Commack. Garden OB/GYN Director, Dr. Michael Terrani, as well as Garden OB/GYN administration and clinicians attended...

Why Now Is A Smart Time To Get Tested For STDs/STIs Aug 1st, 2018

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently reported that STD rates in the United States have hit a record high for the fourth year in a row; these rates are the highest they’ve been in the past two decades. In light of this news, it’s more important...

Garden OB/GYN Learns About A New Treatment Available For Endometriosis Jul 31st, 2018

In an effort to stay current with the latest treatment methods in the industry, this past week Garden Ob/Gyn clinicians learned about a new drug that may be used in the treatment of endometriosis. Endometriosis is a condition that can effect fertility and cause severe pain. It occurs when uterus...

Massapequa Office Staff Team Bonding Night Jul 25th, 2018

Family and teamwork is highly valued in our practice. Comprehensive, cohesive patient care starts with our staff! Our Garden OB/GYN Massapequa team took part in a Team Building & Bonding Bowling night in Babylon this past Thursday. The two office providers were selected as the capitalina and teams were chosen...

Garden OB/GYN Clinicians Are Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Jul 20th, 2018

Earlier this morning, on Thursday August 23rd 2018, two American Cancer Society Representatives joined our clinicians in our weekly clinician meeting. Jennifer and Danielle reviewed important fundraising details with our providers. This included how to sign up for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fundraiser, how to access the fundraisers...

Together We Are Making Strides Jul 13th, 2018

As part of the American Cancer Society's Real Men Wear Pink Campaign, Garden OB/GYN was invited to the Yankee vs. Tampa Bay Game at Yankee stadium this past Wednesday, August 15th. Earlier that morning, our very own Dr. Terrani had been recognized as a Real Man in Pink for the...

Kickoff Breakfast For Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Of Long Island Jul 10th, 2018

On Wednesday August 15th, at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY, Garden OB/GYN had the privilege to participate in the American Cancer Society's Kickoff Breakfast for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Long Island. The morning event was centered around kicking off the organization's key fundraiser, which helps...

Why Do Women Get PMS Food Cravings? Jul 4th, 2018

If you experience symptoms of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), you are not alone. The majority of women in the U.S. experience at least one symptom of PMS, which usually occurs anywhere from less than 2 weeks to 1 week before their period begins. One of the many pesky and common symptoms...

What Is Endometriosis? Jul 2nd, 2018

What Is Endometriosis? Endometriosis is a medical condition affecting about five million women. It occurs when the lining of the uterus, known as endometrium, moves out of the uterus and into other parts of the pelvic area such as the ovaries, bowels or behind the uterus. Is Endometriosis A Serious...

Speedy & Comprehensive OB/GYN Services At Commack Jun 27th, 2018

Need an OB/GYN appointment this week?Looking for speedy OB/GYN service?Want an appointment with no wait time?Our Commack Office can accommodate all your needs along with exceptional care. Our newest office offers comprehensive and efficient care for all your women’s health needs.

Should You Travel Via Flying While Pregnant? Jun 25th, 2018

If you’re pregnant and considering traveling on an airplane, here’s some important information that can help inform your decision. Before making any concrete travel plans, please confirm with your pregnancy doctor. When Is It Safe To Fly While Pregnant? It’s typically safe to travel up until 36 weeks of gestation,...

Garden Clinicians Stay Informed About BRCA Testing Jun 22nd, 2018

Seasons 52, Garden City, NY  - Garden OB/GYN Clinicians engaged in an interactive and informative conference, hosted by Myriad Genetics, on BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 testing with special guest speaker Dr. Herman. These tests help identify if individuals have a high genetic risk for developing breast cancer, ovarian cancer, prostate...

Is Exercise Good For My Period? Jun 20th, 2018

Yes, exercise can be very beneficial to you and your menstrual cycle in many ways! Overall activity and exercise helps regulate the menstrual cycle and flow, which also may equate to less cramping and lighter periods.   Exercise Can Relieve The Symptoms Of Your Period Through A Few Different Ways:...

Experiencing Vaginal Itching? Jun 18th, 2018

Are you experiencing itchiness in or around your vaginal area? Don't fret! This is likely due to one of the many common causes of vaginal itching or irritation. Most causes of vaginal itchiness are due to an infection and treatable, so you need not worry.   Do you have itchiness,...

Celebrate World Blood Donor Day With Us Jun 14th, 2018

Today is World Blood Donor Day! Every year on June 14, the World Health Organization celebrates and recognizes blood donors around the world. Without their unpaid, generous blood donations, millions of lives would not be able to be saved. Blood transfusions and blood products play a major role in women’s...

How Blood Type Rh Factors May Impact Pregnancy May 22nd, 2018

During your pregnancy, you will be required to have your blood type sampled as part of your pregnancy’s standard blood work. Testing your blood type not only identifies if your blood is type A, AB, B or O, it also identifies if the protein on your blood cells, known as...

Help Garden OB/GYN Support Breast Cancer Research May 18th, 2018

Breast Cancer is the second most common cancer in women in the United States, with about over 266,000 new cases being diagnosed each year. That’s why a lot of research and funding is focused on investigating breast cancer risk factors, treatments and other aspects related to the disease. The American...

Depressed After Pregnancy? Recognize Postpartum Depression May 17th, 2018

At Garden OB/GYN, we believe that women’s wellness is not just physical, but also emotional and mental. With the increasing incidences of mental health issues occurring in our society, we believe it is important to bring awareness to certain emotional, mental and behavioral conditions that are very much related to...

Pregnancy Stretch Marks May 14th, 2018

Stretch Marks Are Common And Harmless It is completely normal and harmless to experience stretch marks around your stomach region, breast, thighs, hips, lower back and buttocks during your pregnancy. Most women (almost 90% of pregnant women) experience them after the sixth month of pregnancy. Stretch marks appear as the...

Specialized Infertility Treatments May 11th, 2018

If you are facing fertility issues, we know it can be an emotional and difficult process to face. That’s why Garden OB/GYN is here to help. Our practice offers specialist doctors, as well as treatments that are specific and personalized for each patient’s circumstance. Garden OB/GYN specializes in helping our...

What To Know About Pap Smear Tests May 9th, 2018

Pap smears are a routine part of the Well Woman’s Exam or Annual Gynecological Exam. The Pap smear is a physical exam that is used to detect and diagnose cervical cancer, as well as Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).  During the exam, the healthcare provider extracts cervical cells so that they can...

National Cancer Survivors Day May 9th, 2018

National Cancer Survivors Day is celebrated the first Sunday in June. We celebrate for those who have survived and provide inspiration for those that were recently diagnosed with cancer. Garden OB/GYN supports cancer research, fundraising and sharing knowledge about cancer and prevention. We are proud to be a 2018 Flagship...

Types Of Breast Cancer Testing May 7th, 2018

You’ve probably heard about the importance of breast cancer testing and screening to promote your personal women’s wellness, but it’s likely that you’re unsure of exactly what each type of test is for? Luckily we have the explanations for you! Here is a description of the common types of breast...

Pregnancy & Dehydration May 4th, 2018

Summer is approaching! If you’re pregnant it’s especially important to make sure you are drinking enough water to stay hydrated in these warm-weather months. During pregnancy, your body will need more water than the average woman. That’s because the extra water helps your baby develop through providing proper fluids and...

New Garden OBGYN Commack Office May 1st, 2018

Garden OB/GYN is proud to announce the opening of our new Commack OB/GYN Office! Located at 500 Commack Road, Suite 150D in Commack, NY 11725. Our Commack Office offers all of the comprehensive services offered by Garden OB/GYN, including Annual Exams, Pregnancy Care, Birth Control Consulations, Cancer Screening, Breast Exams,...

Premature Births & Depression - Garden Can Help Apr 30th, 2018

Premature birth is associated with a wide variety of health implications for both the baby and their family.  The health of our patients and their babies is particularly important to the team at Garden OB/GYN. Garden OB/GYN therefore specializes in preventing premature births. We help save babies’ lives, promote their...

Helpful Information On OSTEOPENIA & OSTEOPOROSIS Apr 27th, 2018

Osteopenia/Osteoporosis Often times, when women who are in menopause come in for their annual exams we ask if you have had your bone density exam. Bone density exams are very important in determining if you are at risks of fractures due to osteopenia or osteoporosis.  WHAT IS OSTEOPENIA AND OSTEOPOROSIS?...

What To Know About Bacterial Vaginosis Apr 26th, 2018

Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) is the most common cause of vaginitis and will happen to most women at some point in their life. What is it? BV is an overgrowth of bacteria that exist naturally in the vagina. Usually an increase in the local pH of a normal vagina produces a...

Research Journal Publishing: Meconium In Amniotic Fluid: An Algorithm Has Changed Apr 24th, 2018

We are thrilled to share that Garden OB/GYN Physician Boris Petrikovsky, MD, PhD, has been published in the Winter 2018 Neonatal Intensive Care Journal for his discussion on the guidelines for infants with meconium-stained amniotic fluid and routine intubation and tracheal intrapartum suctioning. To read the full Journal Publishing, click the...

Birth Control Options Your Body Apr 23rd, 2018

Choosing a contraceptive method is a very personal choice. Each woman's body and circumstance is different. That's why Garden OB/GYN offers a variety of contraceptive options. Our Garden OB/GYN doctors and providers are specialists in contraception. They can provide expert guidance on considerations for hormone levels, frequency, effectiveness and permanence...

March Of Dimes' Information On Gestational Diabetes Apr 20th, 2018

Want more information about Gestational Diabetes? Check out Garden OB/GYN's partner organization, March of Dimes', informational helpful post about how to control blood sugar while pregnant. If you have diabetes, or are worried about your blood sugar levels during pregnancy, click the link below to find out more details about...

Garden OB/GYN Health Tip Of The Day: Can I Drink Coffee While Pregnant? Apr 20th, 2018

During pregnancy, coffee intake is only recommended in moderation as the effects of caffeine on the developing baby are not definitive. If pregnant, you should not drink more than 200mg of caffeine per day, including tea and other caffeinated beverages. If you are in your first trimester, it is recommended...

Research Journal Publishing: Fetal Intubation In Management Of Nearly Fatal Shoulder Dystocia Apr 18th, 2018

We are thrilled to share that Garden OB/GYN Physician Boris Petrikovsky, MD, PhD, has been published in the Winter 2018 Neonatal Intensive Care Journal for his case report on fetal intubation in management of a nearly fatal shoulder dystocia (sixty seconds or more delay between delivery of the baby’s head and...

Should You Increase Your Micronutrients (Electrolytes And Minerals) During Pregnancy? Apr 16th, 2018

Generally, the answer is yes! But it is important to talk to your OB/GYN clinician before adding supplements into your diet during pregnancy. You should also speak with your clinician about the best foods for your pregnancy, as well as what to avoid in your diet. Regarding nutrients, the body...

What To Know About Iron Supplementation During Pregnancy Apr 13th, 2018

During pregnancy, it is important to meet the recommended daily dose of iron to promote maternal and fetal well-being. Deficiency in iron may be associated with pre-eclampsia, preterm labor, and other disorders. Since most pregnant women's diet may not reach the recommended dose of 27mg/day, iron supplementation may be useful....

Cervical Cerclage Does The Location Of The Suture Placement Make A Difference? Apr 13th, 2018

We are thrilled to share that Garden OB/GYN Physicians Dr. Boris Petrikovsky, Dr. Michael Terrani, Steven Swancoat, DO, and Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, Alison Dillon have been published in the Spring 2017 Neonatal Intensive Care Journal for their research on cervical cerclage location and preterm births. Their research provides evidence to support that...

Stay Up-To-Date On The Latest Premature Birth & Infant Health Research Apr 11th, 2018

Want to learn about the most recent research on premature birth, birth defects and other infant research topics? Read about our Partner, March Of Dimes', latest research findings. https://www.marchofdimes.org/research/research.aspx   Want to get involved? Join in on this year's March For Babies Walk fundraiser event: https://www.marchforbabies.org/Account/Enter?utm_source=marchofdimes.org&utm_medium=bottom-promo&utm_campaign=mfb18&utm_content=twin

Clinician Education On Weight Loss Apr 10th, 2018

Every week our Garden OB/GYN clinicians have a “Clinicians Meeting.” During these meetings, our medical providers are able to discuss ways to improve patient care, communicate about office happenings, as well as remain up-to-date on recent medical innovations. This week’s meeting was focused on education around the latest weight loss...

Help Fight Prevent Premature Births With March Of Dimes & Garden OB/GYN Apr 4th, 2018

You can help Garden OB/GYN and non-profit organization, March of Dimes, battle incidences of birth defects, premature births and infant mortality rates by donating to March of Dimes or by participating in this year's March For Babies fundraiser event on April 29, 2018 at Jones Beach Field 5. Visit marchofdimes.org or marchforbabies.org for more...

Garden OB/GYN – Compassionate, Convenient Care Nov 24th, 2017

Along with our expertise and compassion, Garden OB/GYN offers you convenience on many levels. We are open 7 days a week with extended office hours. We have 6 office locations and welcome walk-in appointments. All the more reason to choose Garden OB/GYN as your women's health practice!

Endometriosis Awareness Month Nov 23rd, 2017

Endometriosis is an incurable gynecological condition with unknown cause. It occurs when endometrial implants, comprised of tissue normally found within the uterus, are present in other areas of the body. Such as on the ovaries, intestines, GI tract and there have been cases of it being found in the lungs!This...

Miscarriage Prevention Nov 22nd, 2017

Below is a link to a perspective piece from the Washington Post. The author describes the powerful, overwhelming, and devastating feelings she has from her late miscarriage. At Garden Ob/Gyn, we help prevent stories like this from occurring. Our procedures, protocols, research and expertise help prevent miscarriages and preterm births....

Ovarian Cancer: The Importance Of Recognizing The Symptoms Nov 20th, 2017

According to American Cancer Society Statistics, in 2017, 22,440 women received a new diagnosis of ovarian cancer in 2017 and 14,080 died from this cancer. Ovarian Cancer is the fifth leading cancer death in women in the United States. It is very important to recognize the symptoms and consult your...

World Prematurity Day Nov 17th 2017 Nov 17th, 2017

Premature births not only impact American families, but effect families worldwide. Premature birth is the number one cause of death in children under age 5 worldwide. The impact of premature births goes beyond risk of death, as babies who are born preterm and survive usually have more health issues than...

STD Testing Dec 14th, 2015

In many cases, sexually transmitted diseases may have no symptoms, especially in women, so a person may not even know if they are infected. Periodic testing is recommended for anyone who may be at risk for an STD, including those who have multiple sexual partners, even if they are having...

Breast Cancer Screening Dec 10th, 2015

Breast Cancer screening involves checking a woman’s breasts for cancer before there are signs or symptoms of the disease. Screening and Detection is important because, usually, the earlier the breast cancer is detected, before it is big enough to cause symptoms, the easier it is to treat. Breast cancer is caused by damage...

Annual Gynecological Examinations Dec 9th, 2015

Annual Gynecological Exams are important for monitoring women’s health. They help clinicians detect and treat gynecological issues. These examinations are recommended for all women as soon as she becomes sexually active or once she reaches age 21. As the name suggests, a patient should schedule her annual gynecological exam once...

HPV Vaccine: It Prevents Cancer! Dec 7th, 2015

Nearly all American women and men will become infected with the Huma Papillomavirus (HPV) at some point in their lives. Currently, more than 80 million Americans ar infected with HPV. About 14 million people are newly infected each year. Most HPV infection are managed by our immune systems and will...

Pap Smear Screenings Dec 4th, 2015

The Pap smear is the one test that is responsible for decreasing the incidence of the cancer that used to kill many women. It is a screening test that is simple to perform. It detects not only cancer of the cervix, but also the precursors of cancer, allowing the physician...

Research Journal Publishing: Weekly Antepartum Testing And Reducing Incidence Of Stillbirth Dec 2nd, 2015

We are thrilled to share that Garden OB/GYN Physicians Dr. Terrani, Dr. Gonzales, Dr. Korman, and Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, Dillon have been published in the Spring 2017 Neonatal Intensive Care Journal for their research on weekly antepartum testing and decreasing near term and term stillbirths. Their research provides evidence to support that weekly antepartum...

Research Journal Publishing: Premature Birth Universal Screening Cost Effectiveness Study Nov 20th, 2015

We are thrilled to share that Garden OB/GYN Physicians Dr. Terrani, Dr. Dynkin, Dr. Silverstein, and Dr. Graham-Dillon have been published in the Spring 2017 Neonatal Intensive Care Journal for their research on the cost effectiveness of screenings and interventions for premature births on Long Island, New York. Their research provides evidence to support the...

Research Journal Publishing: Routine Universal Cervical Length Screening And Preterm Birth Incidence Nov 18th, 2015

We are thrilled to share that Garden OB/GYN Physicians Dr. Terrani, Dr. Gonzalez, and Dr. Korman have been published in the Spring 2017 Neonatal Intensive Care Journal for their research on Routine Universal Cervical Length Screening and Reducing the incidence of Preterm births. The study, which began in 2006, with over 3,800 patients, provides...

Stillbirth - ISUOG Presentation Nov 18th, 2015

We are very pleased to announce that this past September 2016 we were chosen to present at the ISUOG (International Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology) in Rome, Italy. Two of our abstracts on Cervical Length and Cervical Cerclage were presented in poster format and our abstract on Stillbirth was orally...

Urine Testing During Pregnancy Nov 16th, 2015

You May Be Wondering, Why Is A Urine Sample Required At Every Prenatal Visit? Analyzing your urine is an easy way to screen for various conditions that can be harmful to mom or baby during the pregnancy. How Do I Provide A Urine Sample? You will use a wipe provided...

Chlamydia- A Devastating STD With A Pretty Name Nov 13th, 2015

What is Chlamydia? Chlamydia Trachomatis? What is this? I know, it sounds like the name of some ancient royal, "Presenting your highness, queen Chlamydia Trachomatis"...NOT!Actually, Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted bacteria. It is estimated that 4 million people in the US are infected...wow! it is most prevalent among teenagers....

Endometriosis- What You Need To Know! Nov 11th, 2015

Endometriosis is a benign chronic disorders that mostly causes distressing and debilitating symptoms such as pelvic pain, painful periods, painful intercourse, and infertility. The endometrium is the normal lining of the uterine cavity. Its function is to accept a fertilized egg. If pregnancy does not occur, the normal lining of...

Preventing Preterm Birth - Cervical Length Monitoring Nov 10th, 2015

Can Cervical LENGTH Monitoring And Treatment Affect Prematurity Rate? Authors: M Terrani, F Gonzales, B Petrikovsky, A DillonInstitutions: Ocean Perinatology, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center Objective:Prematurity remains a major contributor to perinatal morbidity and mortality. In 2007 the Institute of Medicine reported that the annual costs associated with preterm births exceed $26...

Pregnancy Outcomes And Cervical Cerclage Placement Nov 6th, 2015

Introduction:The efficacy of cerclage to treat cervical incompetence had been a subject of controversy. The majority of studies fail to address the importance of the location of cerclage placement for pregnancy outcomes. The goal of the study is to report clinical outcomes of cervical cerclages in patients with various locations...

An Easy Guide to HPV Nov 3rd, 2015

What is HPV? Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a very common infection that infects the genital and anal skin. There are more than 100 different kinds of HPV, which can be categorized as Low Risk HPV or High Risk HPV. Low Risk HPV can cause genital warts. High risk HPV increases...

Weekly Antepartum Testing Nov 2nd, 2015

Introduction:In industrialized countries, there is an expectation that every pregnancy will end with the birth of a healthy child. Yet, one fetus out of 200 is stillborn. Sudden fetal death syndrome, also known as stillbirth, continues to be an emotionally devastating outcome for both parents and caregivers. The global burden...

Diabetes in Pregnancy Jun 12th, 2015

The mainstay of the medical management of diabetes involves frequent monitoring of blood glucose levels with adjustment of diet and insulin therapy to achieve normoglycemia. Normoglycemia is important because maintenance of maternal blood glucose concentration at or near normoglycemic levels decreases the likelihood of adverse pregnancy outcomes, such as miscarriage,...

Prematurity Prevention Conference 2015 Jun 2nd, 2015

Garden OB/GYN is pleased to have attended the 2015 Prematurity Prevention Conference. We are proud to announce that we were accepted to present at this conferences’ poster session. Our poster was directly related to our practice success in reducing preterm birth. The title of our poster was, “ Routine Cervical...

Welcome! Jun 1st, 2015

Welcome to our blog! Within this regularly updated feature of our website, we will provide visitors with practice news and specials, as well as information regarding the most recent technological advances and new treatments in Obstetrics & Gynecology. We believe that patient education and open communication with your doctor are...