Alecia Giovinazzo MD
Board Certified Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Staten Island, NY
You deserve the best when it comes to your gynecological needs. At the practice of Alecia Giovinazzo, MD in the Sunnyside neighborhood of Staten Island, New York City, you receive the highest-quality care for your reproductive health. The expert team seeks to get to know you as a person so they can provide you with expert, customized care and make you feel welcome and supported. Call the office or book online to set up a gynecology appointment today.
What is gynecology?
Gynecology is the medical field that focuses on women’s reproductive health. As board-certified gynecologists, Dr. Giovinazzo and the other doctors provide preventive care, evaluate unusual symptoms, and manage any chronic conditions for women in every stage of life. Patients can also see a nurse practitioner or physician assistant for their gynecological visits.
Routine well-woman exams and screenings, such as mammograms and Pap smears, are also available. Women may seek gynecological support if they notice any unusual changes related to their pelvic or reproductive health. This may include irregular periods, unusual discharge, or symptoms of a urinary tract infection or sexually transmitted disease.
What types of issues are addressed with gynecological care?
At Alecia Giovinazzo, MD, the experienced gynecological team can help with:
- Abnormal Pap smears or HPV tests
- Sexually transmitted disease
- Pelvic pain
- Abnormal bleeding
- Menopause and aging issues
- Birth control, including insertion of IUDs
The expert team gets to know you, your concerns, and your medical history, allowing them to expertly manage your gynecological health.
What specialized gynecology treatments are available?
The team at Alecia Giovinazzo, MD provides comprehensive gynecological care. This includes specialized procedures, such as in-house diagnostic ultrasounds using the latest technology.
The doctor also performs colposcopies when an abnormal Pap smear suggests you need one. In this procedure, a magnifying device is used to get a better view of your cervix, and a special tool can take a biopsy of any abnormal cells, if necessary.
If you need gynecological surgery to remove a mass or fibroids, the practice is also available to help. They also offer labiaplasty surgery, a procedure performed on the vaginal area to modify the labia minora (inner lips) and/or the labia majora (outer lips).
What is a well-woman exam?
A well-woman exam provides a thorough evaluation of your overall health and wellness with particular attention to gynecological and breast health. While each exam may differ slightly according to your age and medical history, in general it will include a:
- Pelvic exam
- Breast exam
- Blood test
- Pap smear
- Physical exam
Additional screenings may be ordered, depending on your age and any symptoms you’re experiencing. These screenings may include a mammogram, ultrasound, or colposcopy.
Regular well-woman exams are an important part of your preventive care. The exams can catch any issues early, when they’re most treatable, and monitor your reproductive and pelvic organ health.
If you’re in need of top-notch gynecological care, call Alecia Giovinazzo, MD or use this website to schedule an appointment.