Your Forest Hills, Queens OB/GYN has a great medical impact on your health, comfort-level, everyday happiness and reproductive longevity. His or her advice can help shape your birth control decisions and the choices you make surrounding family planning. They can also spot potentially life-threatening conditions before they become dangerous.
That is exactly why having an open, candid and honest relationship with your OB/GYN is not only recommended, but required. It is wise to build a relationship with an OB/GYN you can trust. If medical issues arise, you have a trusted ally with compassion and experience who knows you and your medical history.
When you have the need for a gynecological procedure, whether it is something minor like treatment for a sexually transmitted disease or major like a hysterectomy, it is good to know that your trusted Forest Hills, New York gynecologist only has your best interests in mind.
Dr. James Gohar, Dr Nithya Gopal, Maris Huffman, NP and our entire team continue the tradition of compassionate personalized medical care for all of your patients. This tradition was started 30 years ago when Forest Hills Medical Service was founded by Dr Gohar’s parents.
The team has since completely revamped the offices to include the most advanced technology available today. The new technology really complements the old-fashioned service you receive. You can expect one-on-one personal care without the wait. And when your condition requires more extensive treatment, you will be pleased to know that our doctors are affiliated with New York-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center and Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital in midtown Manhattan. Both hospitals have been consistently ranked as one of the top hospitals for maternity and gynecologic care in the country.
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Our doctors are well known for their patient-focused attitude, they have been consistently getting the highest rankings from our patients on ZocDoc, Yelp, Google, etc.
Procedures offered by Forest Hills Medical Services include, but are not limited to:
- Ultrasound. Most people think of a sonogram when they want a live picture of the fetus in utero so they can tell the sex of the baby. A sonogram is the picture created by an ultrasound — a simple, painless test that’s performed in your Forest Hills doctor’s office. In addition to seeing a fetus, a sonogram can be used to create pictures of your uterus when your gynecologist suspects polyps or uterine fibroids.
- Endometrial Biopsy. The lining of your uterus is called the endometrium. When your New York gynecologist wants to ensure that the tissue is free of any cancer, he extracts a piece of tissue to be sent to the lab for verification. An endometrial biopsy also may be performed to test your fertility. This procedure is performed in the doctor’s office.
- Hysteroscopic Myomectomy/Polypectomy. This procedure refers to the viewing, testing and removing tissue when your gynecologist suspects you have uterine fibroids, or when you need to test for polyps. This procedure also is commonly used to test for fertility, too. You’ll never undergo a hysteroscopic myomectomy, a polypectomy or an endometrial biopsy when you’re pregnant, so tell your doctor if you even suspect a pregnancy.
- Laparoscopic Myomectomy/Hysterectomy. This is a surgical procedure that relies on the latest technology to minimize the size of the incision, even as it increases the field of vision your doctor has while performing the procedure. It is usually done if you have large or multiple fibroids, are having difficulty getting pregnant or are experiencing excessive bleeding during your period. The laparoscopic nature of the procedure means that it is minimally invasive, which reduces the risks usually associated with surgery.
- MyoSure. MyoSure is a patented system that your Forest Hills OB/GYN is proud to offer. It is designed to remove diseased or questionable tissue from your cervix or uterus. That can include fibroids, polyps or other tissue that needs to be analyzed for further treatment or for diagnoses. It is not appropriate if you are pregnant, have had uterine cancer in the past, or currently have a pelvic infection.
- IUD. An intrauterine device, commonly referred to as an IUD, is a form of birth control that your doctor inserts while you are in the office. Since there are a number of different kinds of IUDs, a trusted gynecologist will work with you to find the most appropriate IUD for your situation. And your gyno in Queens can check on you periodically to ensure you are not presenting with any side effects from the kind you are using.
- OB/GYN Exam. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that young women get their first gynecological exams before they turn 15 and then visit once a year after that to maintain good general and reproductive health. During the exam, you receive a general health assessment and may get a pelvic exam and Pap test. You may get certain vaccinations during your visits while you build a relationship with your OB/GYN. He or she will be with you during important steps in your life.
- Pelvic Exam. A pelvic exam is often performed during your appointment with an OB/GYN. Even though you may start seeing your gynecologist as early as 15 years of age, you will not get a pelvic exam until you are older — usually after you become sexually active or are on the verge of it. A pelvic exam includes a Pap test, a visual inspection of your genitals and an insertion of your doctor’s gloved fingers inside your vagina to check for any abnormalities.
- Colposcopy Procedure. This procedure is performed in the doctor’s office and is a lighter version of a biopsy. It’s done when abnormal Pap results come back, and your doctor needs a small tissue sample from your cervix or your vagina. You may get a local anesthetic to help with any discomfort you may experience. The tissue is then sent off to a lab for further inspection.
- STD Testing. You will appreciate the trust and personal attention you receive from your gyno in Queens when you suspect you may have a sexually transmitted disease (STD). To test for diseases such as gonorrhea or chlamydia, you need to provide a urine sample that is then sent off to a lab for verification. Sometimes, you may need a blood test. Most STD testing requires a physical pelvic exam as well, and your doctor very often can diagnose an STD after an inspection and a swab of any discharge you may be having.
Forest Hills Medical Services is a comprehensive clinical practice. In our office we believe that how you are treated is just as important as the medical care we provide. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality obstetrics and gynecology with warmth and compassion. Our physicians are easy to talk to and our entire staff is friendly and attentive to your needs.
The best gynecologists in Queens who are part of the Forest Hills Medical Services team are renowned for their extensive skills in performing a multitude of OB/GYN procedures and recommending the right course of treatment.
We will listen to all your concerns and together we will come up with the treatment plan that works for you and your unique circumstances.
Call FHMS to meet our staff in our state-of-the-art offices and be heard.
Gynecologists Dr. James Gohar (OBGYN Doctor), Dr Nithya Gopal and Maris Huffman, NP
Forest Hills Medical Services
108-16 63rd Rd
Forest Hills, NY 11375
☎ (718) 897-5331