Obstetrics/Gynecology – Jackson – Healthy Woman
Our practice, known to many as Healthy Woman, makes your health and well-being our top priority.
We stay on the cutting edge of women’s health to deliver the best that modern medicine has to offer, including: robotic surgery, Essure, a permanent birth control procedure, Cryoablation services, and in-office early transvaginal ultrasounds.
Our pregnancy and gynecology concierges and support staff are at your service to ensure that your time with us is easy, informative and empowering. We take the time to provide answers to your important questions, and offer personalized care through our talented and caring team.
Hackensack Meridian Health Village
27 South Cooks Bridge Road
Jackson, NJ 08527
Monday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. or 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.*
Tuesday: 7:15 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
*Please call for more details.
312 Professional View Drive
Building 300, 2nd Floor
Hackensack Meridian Health Village
27 South Cooks Bridge Road
1 Route 70
656 Shrewsbury Avenue
Our practice is the only practice in New Jersey to offer a full-time prenatal coordinator, aka our Maternity Concierge.
What does that mean for you? It means that for the next forty weeks (and beyond), you have your very own go-to team member for all of your prenatal and postnatal needs. Have a question about prenatal vitamins? Just email your prenatal coordinator. Not sure what an upcoming test is all about? Just give your coordinator a call.
Between our caring doctors, friendly staff, and prenatal, we’ve got all of the information, answers and support you need to have a great birth!
Newer techniques, such as Endometrial Cryoablation and Laparoscopic surgical techniques, provide our patients with the most up-to-date care. Additionally, one of our physicians is always on-call after office hours to address any emergent health issues. Below is a partial listing of the vast services we offer.
- Annual Exams (using Thin Prep Pap)
- GYN medical visits
- Adolescent GYN services
- Pelvic and Breast Exams
- Cryoablation Services
- Endometrial Biopsy
- Vulvar Biopsy
- IUD insertion/removal
- Pessary Insertion/Cleaning
- STD testing
- Urinary Incontinence Testing
- Essure – In Office Permanent Sterilization
- In-office early transvaginal ultrasounds
In addition we offer counseling services that include birth control, pre- and post-Menopausal questions, family planning, STD counseling, and adolescent health.
Adolescence marks a time of transition from childhood to adulthood and encompasses many psychological and physical milestones.
Many young women have special needs and concerns about changes in their bodies. Our care team welcomes your adolescent daughters to our practice so we can provide the kind of one-on-one care young women want in an atmosphere that allows them to feel comfortable talking about their health and lifestyles.
In addition to providing initial or routine gynecologic care, we provide care for adolescents with a variety of gynecologic problems, including:
- Menstrual irregularities
- Heavy bleeding
- Missed periods
- Menstrual cramps
- Delayed first period
- Pelvic pain
- Vaginal and pelvic infections
- Uneven breast growth
- Breast lumps
- Vaginal discharge
Do you suffer from heavy periods (called “menorrhagia”)? Do heavy periods get in the way of your daily activities? Did you know there is a new, safe, effective in office procedure to lighten and in some cases eliminate heavy periods?
Our practice now offers our patients an alternative to hysterectomy called endometrial Cryoablation. The procedure is a 10-15 minute procedure performed under local anesthetic within the comfort of our office. Most patients can leave the office within 1 hour and experience little to no pain after the procedure.
How the Procedure Works:
Cryoablation is a safe and effective procedure. The procedure uses sub-zero temperatures (Cryoablation) to reduce or eliminate excessive menstrual periods. The cold temperatures destroy the endometrium (your uterine lining), which is responsible for menstrual bleeding. When the endometrium is eliminated, there is less tissue to shed each period, and therefore, dramatically less or no menstrual bleeding.
Every patient interested in Cryoablation will schedule a consultation appointment with one of our physicians. During the consult, you will be asked detailed medical history questions and discuss the actual procedure. Our physicians will determine if this procedure is right for you through a variety of diagnostic tests (including a consultation, endometrial biopsy, and blood work if indicated).
After reviewing the results of these tests, the physician will determine if you qualify as a candidate for the procedure.
Who is a candidate?
You may be a candidate for the Cryoablation if you experience one or more of the following:
- Flow that soaks through one or more sanitary pads or tampons every hour for several hours
- The need to use double sanitary protection to control your menstrual flow
- The need to change sanitary protection during the night
- Heavy menstrual flow that interferes with your regular lifestyle
- Constant pain in your lower abdomen during menstrual period
- Menstrual Period that lasts longer than seven days
- Irregular menstrual periods
Who is not a Candidate?
You may NOT be a candidate for the Cryoablation if you:
- Have not completed childbearing
- Have been diagnosed with uterine cancer
- Have an active urinary tract infection
- Have a pelvic inflammatory disease
- Have an IUD
- Have another type of uterine abnormality
- Have been diagnosed with a bleeding disorder
Our practice offers Essure – a permanent birth control procedure that works with your body to create a natural barrier against pregnancy. This gentle procedure can be performed in less than an hour without general anesthesia. Talk to our doctors to see if Essure is right for you.
With Essure, you’ll never have to worry about unplanned pregnancy again. The Essure procedure is permanent and is not reversible. Therefore, you should be sure you do not want children in the future.
The Essure procedure does not require any cutting into the body. Instead, an Essure-trained doctor inserts small flexible micro-inserts™ through the body’s natural pathways (vagina, cervix, and uterus) and into your fallopian tubes.
The procedure can be performed in the comfort of a doctor’s office without general anesthesia, and most women resume their normal activities within one day.
During the 3 months following the procedure, your body and the micro-inserts work together to form a natural barrier that prevents sperm from reaching the egg. During this period, you must continue using another form of birth control (other than an IUD or IUS).
Three months after the Essure procedure, a doctor will perform an Essure Confirmation Test to confirm that the tubes are fully blocked and that the women can rely on Essure for permanent birth control.
Unlike birth control pills, patches, rings, and some forms of IUDs, Essure does not contain hormones to interfere with your natural menstrual cycle. Your periods should more or less continue in their natural state.
Essure is covered by most insurance providers – depending on your specific insurance plan, payment may be as low as a simple co-pay. Always consult your insurance plan for specific coverage details.