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(754) 202-0162
General Gynecology

Contraceptive Options

At Benjamin Graber MD, FACOG VIP Gynecologic Services our gynecologist is pleased to offer several contraceptive options to patients in Coral Springs, Florida, including, birth control pills,  the "NuvaRing" IUD, and Depo-Provera injection. Receiving birth control always begins with an examination, and our initial examination process includes a complete health history and physical exam. All our examinations are done very gently and only with the understanding and permission of our patient.

While on birth control, some women may experience painful menstrual cycles, menstrual cramping, severe acne, and unusual hair growth due to hormonal imbalances. When recognized early, we are able to treat these conditions with medications. We personalize each contraceptive treatment to our patient's needs, making sure that she is using the correct birth control method for her body.


Hormonal Imbalance Treatment

We specialize in the treatment of hormonal imbalances. These include PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome), pre-menopause, menopause, PMS/PMDD, as well as general anxiety and depression. We treat these by conducting a personal assessment and performing lab tests.

We can help with anxiety, depression, and even bipolarism, and, because you are only working with one physician, you are guaranteed to receive individualized service specific to your needs. We may need to consult with additional physicians if your case should prove particularly complex, but you will always be treated in our office and consistently receive the same level of personal care.

Infections

Our women's gynecology specialist screens, treats, and teaches about the prevention of sexually transmitted infections such as HPV (Human papillomavirus) and Herpes. Our doctor uses physical examinations, advanced pap smears, lab testing and colposcopy to diagnose any particular infections. Upon the completion of diagnosis, we offer our patients in-office treatments for most conditions, rather than sending you to a hospital.

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Our doctor offers confidential treatment to the patient and, when necessary, the patient's partner. The greatest tool we can offer our patients is preventative knowledge, which we always have available. We also aim to make sure all our patients maintain proper feminine hygiene to prevent other forms of infection.

Caring For Menstrual Irregularities

It's not uncommon for some women to have occasional menstrual irregularities, but if is recurrent or particularly painful we want to be certain. With every patient we begin by assessing a number of factors:

 » Patient's Age
 » Menstrual History
 » Current Sexual History
 » When Their Cycle Started
 » How Often It Occurs
 » How Long It Typically Lasts


After considering these and other factors, such as diet changes or use of protection, we assemble a detailed assessment of our patient to create the correct diagnosis. If you are experiencing menstrual irregularities with any kind of pain for an extended period of time, please come see our gynecologist right away, so we can rule out any major threats to your health.


Pap Smears

Our practice provides patients with comprehensive pap smears to screen for any threats to their health. An abnormal pap smear is usually caused by exposure to HPV (Human Papillomavirus), which can cause cancer of the cervix. However, many women will experience pre-cancer symptoms prior to actually developing cancer, which is why it is important to have a pap smear done.

Pap smears are graded in levels one through four, one being normal and four being cancerous. We recommend all women get a pap smear yearly from ages 15-25 so we can continually monitor for HPV. We monitor during these 10 years because the body can best fight off the virus during this time, so we can help combat any early signs effectively.

After age 25, we treat any pre-cancer conditions to further prevent the development of cancer. If your pap smear should be abnormal, we can use a colposcopy to help. The doctor uses cryo-freezing to treat abnormal paps, as this is the least invasive and painful procedure to address the threat.

Pelvic Pain Diagnosis

Pelvic pain should never be taken lightly, as it could be a sign of infection, cysts, endometriosis, or worse. However, just because you are experiencing some pain, doesn't mean you should assume the worst, as it could just as easily be something as common as ovulation or even irritable bowel syndrome.

Our gynecologist diagnoses and treats pelvic pain through an escalating series of examinations. Typically this begins with a physical examination, and can move up to pap smears, lab work, and even ultrasound. Your treatment is then individualized based on these diagnostics.

We strive to make the correct diagnosis from the very start; instead of treating the symptoms we want to treat the problem. With each patient we go through the same list of questions as with menstrual irregularities, so we can rule out any common causes from the beginning. We assemble a very detailed assessment of our patients to insure that they are treated correctly from that very first step.