219-49 Jamaica Ave Ste A, Queens Village, NY 11428

(718) 217-5336

Gynecologic Care for Adult & Senior Women

As women age, they can develop conditions such as uterine fibroids, abnormal uterine bleeding, cancer (ovarian, uterine or cervical), osteoporosis (thinning bones), perimenopause and menopause.

Hysterectomy

Hysterectomy is a therapeutic procedure in which a woman's uterus or womb is removed. Hysterectomy is commonly performed to treat uterine fibroids, abnormal bleeding or cancer. A woman may have a hysterectomy for different reasons, including:

  • Uterine prolapse into the vaginal canal
  • Cancer of the uterus, cervix or ovaries
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Adenomyosis, thickening of the uterus
  • Endometriosis

Hysterectomy for noncancerous reasons is usually considered only after all other treatment approaches have failed. Hysterectomy can be performed traditionally as an open exploratory procedure or using minimally invasive procedures.

Open hysterectomy through the abdomen accounts for about 65% of all hysterectomies. A minimally invasive hysterectomy can use one of several approaches:

  • Vaginal hysterectomy (through the vagina) leaves no visible scar.
  • Laparoscopic hysterectomy involves several small incisions in the belly or, in the case of a single-site laparoscopic procedure, one small incision at the belly button.
  • Robot-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy is similar to laparoscopic hysterectomy, but uses a sophisticated robotic system that allows the surgeon to use more precise wrist movements and view the procedure on a 3D screen

Tubal Procedure

This procedure is performed on the fallopian tubes connecting the ovaries to the uterus. Tubal procedures are commonly performed to prevent future pregnancy (tubal ligation), enable pregnancy by correcting adhesions, treat severe infections and in the treatment of ovarian cancer.

Menopause & Perimenopause

Menopause occurs when a woman stops having her monthly period. A normal part of aging, it marks the end of a woman's reproductive years. Menopause typically occurs in a woman's late 40s to early 50s. Women often begin to experience early symptoms of menopause as early as the 30s. This stage is called perimenopause or “transitional menopause” because it signals the onset of normal hormonal changes in the woman’s body.

The hormone estrogen, produced by the ovaries, typically begins diminishing up to 10 years before menopause. Dr. Todd diagnoses menopause after you have missed 12 consecutive monthly periods. Menopausal women are at increased risk of osteoporosis and heart disease due to the lower estrogen levels, and they often benefit from hormone replacement therapy (HRT). You may be transitioning to menopause if you begin having the following symptoms:

  • Hot flashes (sudden feelings of spreading warmth)
  • Night sweats, cold flashes
  • Vaginal dryness & discomfort during sex
  • Urinary urgency (urge to urinate more frequently)
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Irritability, mood swings, mild depression
  • Dry skin, eyes, mouth

If you are still in perimenopause, you may also experience:

  • Breast tenderness
  • Worsening of premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Irregular periods or skipped periods
  • Periods heavier or lighter than usual
  • Racing heart
  • Headaches
  • Joint & muscle pain
  • Changes in sex drive
  • Difficulty concentrating, temporary memory lapses
  • Weight gain
  • Hair loss or thinning

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis, also known as "brittle-bone" disease, occurs when the bone tissues become less dense, making them more fragile and likely to fracture. The female hormone estrogen plays an important role in preserving bone tissue and density.

When estrogen drops during menopause, it increases your risk of osteoporosis by decreasing bone density. The average woman can lose 25 percent (one quarter) of her bone mass between menopause and age 60, due mainly to lost estrogen. Lost bone density can lead to more frequent bone fractures. There are many treatment options, including estrogen therapy, for brittle bones. Dr. Todd will be happy to advise you about the right therapy and help you manage your symptoms so you can enjoy your life again.

Learn more about adult and senior gynecologic conditions and treatment. Call (718) 217-5336 or use our Request an Appointment form. Our adult and senior patients come to us from Queens Village, Valley Stream, Elmont, Hempstead, Floral Park and surrounding NY locations.

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219-49 Jamaica Ave Ste A,
Queens Village, NY 11428

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(718) 217-5336

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Angela H. Todd, MD, FACOG, is the medical director of Phoenix Obstetrics & Gynecology Services, located at 219-49 Jamaica Avenue, Suite A, in Queens Village, NY 11428. Call (718) 217-5336 for information.