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Neha Bhardwaj, MD:

What Happens When You Quit the Pill?

Dr. Bhardwaj, a faculty member at Mount Sinai West and an assistant professor at the Icahn School of Medicine, was recently interviewed for Health.com’s story, “9 Things That Might Happen to Your Body When You Quit Birth Control Pills.” In the story, Dr. Bhardwaj discusses acne and irregular periods that may occur when you discontinue oral contraceptive pills, but offers reassurance that quitting the pill is not likely to make you gain weight. In addition, she comments on a particular benefit of using contraceptive pills. "Decreasing the risk of pregnancy for a woman may allow her to enjoy the experience of sex more," says Dr. Bhardwaj.


General Obstetrics & Gynecology - Primary Care For Women

Our faculty of general obstetrician/gynecologists is a large group of doctors who are trained to care for a woman’s total health, including general care, pregnancy, gynecologic problems, and reproductive health care. In addition, some physicians focus on particular areas, such as alternatives for treatment of fibroid tumors, as noted below. You may also choose a midwife for your obstetric or gynecologic care. All those affiliated with the department are highly-trained, certified nurse-midwives, and each works in collaboration with one of our faculty physicians.

To find a general obstetrician-gynecologist or a midwife, click on the appropriate item in the Ob/Gyn Resource Section on the right side of this page. All contact information is included on each provider’s web page.

The faculty of general obstetrician/gynecologists comprises the Division of Gynecology. Director Anne Hardart, MD, is seated, third from right.


Alternatives to hysterectomy for uterine bleeding and fibroids

Women may face a variety of problems related to uterine fibroid tumors. These may include abnormal uterine bleeding, pain, infertility, and symptoms due to compression of abdominal organs by a large or misshapen uterus. Until recently, the only treatment options for such uterine problems were a hysterectomy or conservative management-essentially, benign neglect. Today, however, there are many alternatives available. Many members of our Gynecology Division are experts in laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery, which avoid large incisions by viewing the organs with a camera. Our late chairman emeritus, Robert S. Neuwirth, MD, pioneered the use of these procedures for treatment of uterine fibroids using a small fiber optic scope.

The division also offers the state-of-the-art treatment for abnormal vaginal bleeding, balloon ablation. This procedure was invented, developed, patented and tested by Dr. Neuwirth. Other division members specialize in resection of fibroids, that is, removal of fibroids without hysterectomy. Additionally, they perform uterine artery embolization, a technique that prevents abnormal bleeding by selectively blocking uterine arteries.


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Register for Gynecologic Surgery & Procedures

Have you and your physician determined that you need gynecologic surgery, or any other gynecologic procedure in which you will be admitted to Mount Sinai West or Mount Sinai St. Luke’s?

If so, please register for gynecology admission as soon as possible! This can be done online at the link below.

But first, gather together your insurance information and the insurance information of anyone who bears or shares financial responsibility for your care.

Once on the registration page, please sign up for a new account, and then sign in. You will be guided quickly and easily through all the forms necessary for registering for inpatient gynecology services at Mount Sinai West or Mount Sinai St. Luke’s including documentation of all your insurance coverage. If you start the process and find you are missing information, you can always save your work, sign out, and return to finish and submit. When you submit your form, it will be delivered to the hospitals’ Department of Finance.

Register for Gynecology Services

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