Important Alerts
Office and Urgent Care Closures

Effective September 10, 2023, Carroll Gardens Urgent Care is closed.

Effective September 8, 2023, Plainview radiology is closed.

The Croton-on-Hudson lab, the Mahopac lab and the Patterson lab are temporarily closed until October 31, 2023.

The Women’s Health Center lab Poughkeepsie will be temporarily closed until October 31, 2023.

The Fishkill Merritt Campus lab will be temporarily closed from September 25 – October 8, 2023.

The Jefferson Valley Campus lab will be temporarily closed on September 30 and Saturdays for the month of October (October 7, 14, 21, and 28).

Effective August 15, the pediatric and internal medicine offices at 2440 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ are closed and providers have transition to surrounding locations.

April 29, the Drive-Thru COVID-19 RNA testing locations are closed. For COVID-19 testing visit one of our Urgent care offices.

Updates

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COVID-19 Information and Updates

At this time, we currently don’t offer the new Monovalent vaccine. We will update the website when it becomes available, please check back for updates.

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Gynecology

From prevention to birth control, menopause and other female-specific conditions, our gynecologists will create a relationship that helps you live a healthier life overall.

General care

While routine care can begin in the early teens, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends regular pap smears and annual visits beginning at age 21.

Your gynecologist can help you with a wide range of general services including:

  • Routine and yearly examinations
  • Adolescent gynecology and counseling
  • Contraception (birth control) counseling, medication and procedures
  • Pap smears and cervical cancer screening
  • Breast cancer and ovarian cancer screening
  • Premenstrual syndrome management (PMS)
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Sexually-transmitted disease (STD) screening
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Menopause management
  • Bone density testing (for osteoporosis)
  • Diagnostic ultrasound
  • Immunizations (including Gardasil)
  • Fitness, dietary and nutrition counseling

Gynecology surgery and procedures

When medication and non-invasive gynecologic procedures are unable to relieve symptoms, surgery is often the most effective treatment. We use the most advanced minimally-invasive techniques, supported by state-of-the-art robotic equipment to reduce pain and give you a faster recovery.

Our surgery and procedures include:

  • Hysterectomy: remove the uterus
  • Myomectomy: removal of non cancerous growths in the uterus called uterine fibroids or leiomyomas
  • Uterine fibroid embolization: shrinking of uterine fibroids by blocking off their blood supply
  • Endometriosis resection: removal of endometrial patches (displaced uterine lining) on and around your ovaries, fallopian tubes, bladder, intestines, and abdomen
  • Sacrocolpopexy: repair of pelvic organ prolapse; a weakening of pelvic muscles commonly caused by menopause, childbirth or a hysterectomy.
  • Advanced laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery: minimally invasive options
  • Colposcopy: test to look at cells in cervix, vagina and vulva
  • Dilation and Curettage (D & C): removal of abnormal tissue from inside the uterus
  • Loop electrosurgical excision (LEEP) : removal of abnormal tissue on the surface of the cervix
  • Uterine endometrial ablation: removal of a thin layer of tissue (endometrium) that lines the uterus to stop or reduce heavy menstrual bleeding
  • NovaSure: customized type of Endometrial Ablation procedure
  • Urogynecology: including pelvic reconstructive surgery

Obstetrics (Pregnancy care)

Our obstetrical care department is dedicated to providing individualized care and support throughout your pregnancy, delivery and recovery. Our highly-skilled obstetrical specialists offer:

  • Planning for pregnancy
  • Family planning
  • Reproductive medicine
  • Infertility testing and treatment
  • In vitro fertilization (IVF)
  • Preconception counseling
  • Prenatal care and testing
  • Prenatal visits
  • Birthing options
  • Prenatal classes
  • Labor and delivery care
  • Fetal monitoring
  • Obstetrical anesthesia
  • Male infant circumcision
  • Postpartum care
  • Postpartum depression
  • Postpartum hemorrhage
Virtual Classes

No-cost virtual parenting classes

Optum is here to help expecting families. Our virtual classes feature a live pediatrician that will answer your questions.

Learn more and register ›

Reproductive medicine and infertility

Patients experiencing infertility (difficulty getting pregnant), or those interested in preserving their fertility for the future (via egg, embryo, or sperm freezing) are in the caring hands of the fertility specialists at RMA of New York — Westchester. RMA of New York is a world-renowned in vitro fertilization (IVF) center, widely acknowledged for achieving success rates that exceed the national average year after year.

A full spectrum of fertility care for women and men

RMA of New York — Westchester offers a full range of treatments to achieve your fertility and family-building goals, including:

Learn more about reproductive medicine at Optum ›

Perinatal (high-risk) care and support

We offer fetal motoring and treatment leading up to high-risk pregnancy and after the delivery. Some risk factors and conditions our perinatal specialists treat are:

  • Preeclampsia: a condition characterized by high blood pressure
  • Preterm birth: when labor starts between weeks 20–37
  • Slowed growth of the baby and low birth weight
  • Blood disorders
  • Maternal weight: being over or underweight
  • Maternal age: special care for women under 17 and over 35
  • Diabetes and other serious preexisting conditions

Midwifery/Doula

For many, midwives and/or doulas are an important part or addition to an expectant mother’s birth plan, especially if you are planning for a natural birth, or non-hospital birth. Midwives and doulas can provide you with individualized education, counseling and prenatal care, continuous hands-on assistance during labor and delivery, and postpartum support.

Please note: Working with a midwife may not be an option for many women due to their personal health histories/situations. Consult your gynecologist about your birthing plan. 

At Optum, our certified nurse-midwives do more than deliver babies. They are trained to offer holistic and comprehensive gynecological care for life, including:

  • Annual check-ups
  • Health screenings
  • Family planning
  • Obstetrical care
  • Menopause symptom management
  • Senior care
Why work with a midwife?
  • Better chances of having a natural birth
  • Reduced need for intervention, drugs and even cesarean birth (pain management techniques)
  • Decreased risk of preterm birth
  • Lower costs for both clients and insurers
  • Increased chances of having a positive start to breastfeeding

Medical care and help

Your Optum gynecologist is an important partner in your overall health and it’s important to keep up with your annual visits and screenings.

To find OB/GYN care near you, visit our Providers page.

Contact us if you have any questions.