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By Capital Women's Care
October 14, 2021
Category: OBGYN
Tags: Robotic Surgery  

The recovery period after a gynecologic surgery can be difficult, depending on individual patient factors. Precision surgery aims to help surgeons perform surgery with more accuracy and clearer vision. The daVinci robot is a computerized system in which the surgeon performs surgeries by making small incisions. A high magnification camera allows the surgeon to see the surgical area clearly without difficulty. It is easy to control all instruments used in the surgery. Dr. Leslie Masiky, Dr. Aliya Poshni, and Dr. Adam Footer from Capital Women's Care have incorporated Robotic Surgery in their practice in Rockville, MD.

Many have the misconception that a robot conducts surgery in robotic surgeries. It is a system where a computer-controlled robot assists the surgeon during the surgery. The incisions made in robotic surgery are precise, compared to traditional open incision methods allowing minimum damage to healthy tissues. The advantage of this method is less pain and blood loss, a shorter hospital stay, and faster recovery. Patients who require complex surgeries can benefit from Robotic surgery in Rockville, MD.

Surgeons can use precision surgery in removing the uterus (hysterectomy). It can also help in removing fibroids from the uterus (myomectomy). Some patients have tissue growing outside of the uterus that can cause considerable pelvic pain during menstruation. It is known as endometriosis and it can utilize the daVinci robot system for surgery. This advanced system is not limited to gynecologic surgeries and, various other surgeries use it. Highly skilled surgeons undergo special training in robotic surgery before operating on patients.

The field of precision surgery is evolving and looks promising for patients as well as surgeons. To know more about Robotic Surgery in Rockville, MD, schedule an appointment with Dr. Leslie Masiky, Dr. Aliya Poshni, or Dr. Adam Footer from Capital Women's Care by calling our office at (303) 569- 6301 today or (240) 790- 1725 for emergencies.

By Capital Women's Care
July 09, 2021
Category: Women Health Care
Tags: Myomectomy  

How a myomectomy from your gynecologists in Rockville, MD, can help you

If you have difficulty getting pregnant, or you are experiencing heavy bleeding or cramping during your period, you could have fibroids. A fibroid is a growth that isn’t cancer, however, fibroids can produce unpleasant symptoms like severe cramping and heavy bleeding.

A myomectomy can reduce or eliminate these unpleasant symptoms by removing the fibroids growing in your uterus. The gynecologists at Capital Women’s Care in Rockville, MD, offer comprehensive women’s health services, including myomectomy surgery to help you.

During a myomectomy, your surgeon will remove the fibroids and reconstruct any damage done to your uterus. Myomectomy surgery can:

  • Decrease heavy bleeding during menstruation
  • Reduce pelvic pressure and pain that occurs with menstruation
  • Decrease the severity of cramping during menstruation
  • Reduce or eliminate fertility issues caused by fibroids

A myomectomy is an excellent alternative to a hysterectomy because it is minimally invasive. To remove fibroids, a myomectomy may be indicated if you:

  • Want to remain fertile and have children
  • Have fertility issues due to fibroids
  • Want to keep your uterus and ovaries intact

A myomectomy can be performed using minimally invasive surgery, typically done using a laparoscope or a hysteroscope. Each of these methods uses a thin tube that contains a camera attached to one end. The camera allows your surgeon to view the inside of your uterus.

The instrument is inserted into your cervix or incisions to locate the fibroid growths. After the fibroids are located, they can be removed and evaluated or biopsied.

A myomectomy is an excellent alternative to a hysterectomy. Myomectomy surgery causes minimal scarring and bleeding, and requires only minimal downtime. To learn more about myomectomy surgery and how it can help you, call the gynecologists of Capital Women’s Care in Rockville, MD, at (301) 569-6301. Call today!

By Capital Women's Care
July 07, 2021
Category: Women Health Care
Tags: Regular Visits  

How regular visits from your gynecologists in Rockville, MD, can protect your health.

A gynecologist is an important part of a woman’s healthcare team. Your gynecologist is an expert at taking care of your reproductive system, so including regular visits to your gynecologist, every year can keep you healthy.

The gynecologists at Capital Women’s Care in Rockville, MD, offer a wide variety of women’s healthcare services, including annual visits to protect your health.

Your gynecologist treats women of all ages, from when menstruation first starts, to postmenopausal women.

For young women who are first menstruating, regular visits are important because your gynecologist can:

  • Advice on birth control methods if you are sexually active
  • Regulate your periods if they are irregular, late, or heavy
  • Perform an examination if you have missed a period to determine if you are pregnant
  • Treat severe cramping or severe bleeding associated with your period
  • Perform a pap smear to determine the presence of cancerous cells
  • Do a breast examination to check for lumps that may indicate breast cancer

For older women who are pre-menopausal, menopausal, or post-menopausal, your gynecologist can:

  • Treat symptoms associated with menopause, including hot flashes, cold sweats, weight gain, and other symptoms
  • Perform a pap smear to determine the presence of cancerous cells
  • Do a breast examination to check for lumps that may indicate breast cancer
  • Treat brittle bones or osteoporosis, one of the consequences of menopause

You should also visit your gynecologist in between regular visits if you:

  • Notice a yellow, green, or grey discharge from your vagina
  • Experience abdominal or pelvic cramping or pain that doesn’t go away
  • Notice a lump in one or both of your breasts
  • Experience breast tenderness that doesn’t go away

Your gynecologist can help you stay healthy, and it all begins with regular visits, at least once each year. To find out more about the importance of regular visits to your gynecologist and how they can protect your health, call the gynecologists of Capital Women’s Care in Rockville, MD, at (301) 569-6301. Call today.

By Capital Women's Care
April 09, 2021
Tags: Pregnancy   Nutrition  

Improving your nutrition while you're pregnant helps you and your baby stay healthy. Your OB/GYNs at Capital Women's Care in Rockville, MD, can help you make the best nutritional choices and offer support, advice, and treatment for all of your pregnancy needs.

Eating for two in Rockville, MD?

Although you'll definitely need to increase the number of calories you eat every day, you won't need to double your usual intake of food. In fact, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends adding 340 calories during the second trimester and a little more during the third trimester. Twin pregnancies require an additional 600 calories daily, while you'll need 900 more calories if you're having triplets, according to the ACOG.

What good nutrition during pregnancy looks like

Avoiding or limiting sugary treats, caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, fried and processed foods is a good start if you're pregnant. Focus on:
 

  • Fruits and Vegetables: Fresh or frozen fruits and a selection of healthy vegetables, such as broccoli, carrots, beans, asparagus, cauliflower, spinach, greens, peppers, and tomatoes, offer tasty, healthy meal choices.
  • Healthy Carbohydrates: When you visit a Rockville, MD, grocery store, purchase healthier carbohydrates, like potatoes, peas, winter squash, and corn. Choose whole-grain bread, pasta, bagels, and muffins, and substitute brown rice for white rice.
  • Lean Protein: Skinless poultry, lean beef, fish, lentils, peanut butter, hummus, tofu, low-fat yogurt, and cheese are good sources of protein.

At mealtime, fill half of your plate with vegetables and fruit, 1/4 with carbohydrates, and 1/4 with protein. Cook with healthier fats, like olive oil, canola oil, or grapeseed oil.
 

While you're pregnant, avoid undercooked fish and uncooked sushi, hot dogs, luncheon meats (unless they're heated), raw eggs or meat, unpasteurized milk, and fish that's high in mercury, including swordfish, shark, king mackerel, and tilefish. If you like tuna, eat no more than six ounces per week.

What about vitamins?

During pregnancy, you'll need extra minerals and vitamins. Although eating a healthy diet is important, you may not get all of the nutrients you need through your diet alone. Taking prenatal vitamins that include B vitamins, folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin D, calcium, iron, omega-3 fatty acids, and choline, is a simple way to give your baby the best possible start.
 

A healthy pregnancy starts with regular visits to your Rockville, MD, OB/GYNs at Capital Women's Care. Call them at (301) 569-6301 to schedule an appointment.

By Capital Women's Care
February 19, 2021
Category: Women Health Care
Tags: Menopause   Gynecologist  

Menopause is a natural process that occurs later in life when a woman’s body stops producing reproductive hormones. Several symptoms can occur in conjunction with menopause, such as hot flashes and night sweats. These symptoms are normal but can cause some women discomfort. The experienced gynecologists at Capital Women’s Care in Rockville, MD, can help with your menopause by recommending specific treatment options for managing symptoms.
 

Symptoms of Menopause
 

Menopause can occur anywhere between the 30s and late 60s, but 51 years is the average age of onset for most women. Menopause is considered to officially have begun when 12 months have elapsed since a woman’s last menstrual cycle.
 

Menopause can be associated with a wide range of symptoms, many of which are due to a decrease in the body’s hormone levels.

Common menopause symptoms include:
 

  • Cessation of menstruation
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Night sweats
  • Hot flashes
  • Weight gain
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue

The decrease in hormone levels can also lead to diminished sex drive. Additionally, the lower hormone levels can increase a woman’s risk of developing osteoporosis after menopause. Osteoporosis is a condition associated with a loss in bone density. This can lead to brittle bones that are more prone to injury. Other symptoms of menopause include feelings of anxiety, depression, and irritability.
 

Treatments for Menopause Symptoms
 

Several treatment options are available at our office in Rockville, MD, for managing menopause symptoms. Some methods for managing menopause symptoms include lifestyle changes, over-the-counter supplements, prescription medications, and topical lubricants for vaginal dryness and discomfort. Hormone replacement therapy is another treatment option, but should not be used by women with a history of certain types of cancers. Our knowledgeable gynecologists can discuss the different treatment methods with you and help you make an informed decision.
 

Experiencing menopause is a natural process, but the symptoms can affect the overall quality of life for some women. Various treatments are available that can reduce symptoms and help you feel more like yourself again. Schedule an appointment with one of our skilled gynecologists to learn about the different treatments for menopause by calling Capital Women’s Care in Rockville, MD, at (301) 569-6301.





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