Caring for your reproductive system and following preventive care guidelines can help to prevent chronic illnesses like ovarian and breast cancer. Regular gynecological checkups also allow Dr. Angela Aslami at Horizons Health & Wellness in Bridgewater and Brockton, Massachusetts, to identify infections, polyps, and STDs early for more effective treatment. Schedule a visit by calling the office or click the 'Book Online' button below.
We manage a variety of gynecologic conditions including well woman exams and routine vaccinations (flu, Tdap, HPV). We also evaluate and manage symptoms and conditions related to the breasts, reproductive, urinary, and bowel systems. Examples of some common conditions we see include:
Office procedures performed for the diagnosis and management of abnormal pap smears and abnormal uterine bleeding include colposcopy, LEEPs, hysteroscopy and endometrial ablation.
We recommend a comprehensive cancer risk assessment yearly for all women to search for clues which may point to a possible hereditary cancer syndrome. We offer testing for hereditary cancer syndromes. For those women who have an elevated risk for cancer unrelated to a hereditary syndrome, we offer additional screening and cancer risk reduction strategies, particularly for breast, ovarian, uterine and cervical cancers.
If you are in good health, an annual well-woman exam allows your doctor to check for abnormalities in your reproductive system.
If you experience irregular periods, are going through menopause, or have other underlying medical conditions, your doctor may recommend more frequent visits to ensure your good health.
The professional medical staff at Horizons Health & Wellness offer routine well-woman exams that include a Pap smear and physical exam to check for early signs of disease.
Diagnosis and treatment is also available for a number of women’s health conditions, including:
The experienced medical team also offer minimally invasive procedures for treating conditions like pelvic organ prolapse, vaginal dryness, and endometriosis.
Prescription medications and hormone therapies are also available to treat irregular menstrual cycles and the common symptoms of menopause.
A Pap smear is a test your doctor uses to detect the presence of abnormal cells in your cervix. Abnormal results from a Pap smear may indicate a risk for cervical cancer.
Prior to your exam, you should avoid using tampons, having intercourse, or using other feminine hygiene products to ensure the most accurate results. Your doctor inserts a speculum to provide access to your cervix then inserts a swab to collect cervical cells. Your doctor sends the sample to a medical lab for testing.
If your results show abnormal cells, your doctor contacts you for additional testing to determine the appropriate treatment options.
Urinary incontinence is a loss of bladder control when you cough, sneeze, or laugh. You may also have difficulty making it to the bathroom in time.
Common causes of urinary incontinence include:
Effective nonsurgical treatments, including the MonaLisa Touch®, are available to improve the strength of the vaginal muscles and treat urinary incontinence.
The medical team also offers gynecological surgeries, including hysterectomies, endometrial ablation, and colposcopies. If you need to undergo any major surgery, Dr. Aslami performs it at Good Samaritan Medical Center.
To schedule a gynecology visit at Horizons Health & Wellness, book online or by phone.
Horizon’s Health and Wellness offers Nitronox! Nitronox is a delivery system that provides a gas mixture of 50% medical nitrous oxide and 50% medical oxygen and is used to help ease discomfort during some medical and aesthetic procedures. The gas mixture is a safe, self-administered by the patient through a mask or mouthpiece in which the patient inhales as needed. When it’s administered, patients are awake, responsive, and breathing on their own.
Once you stop inhaling the gas mixture it will be completely out of your system within 5-10 minutes. You will start feeling back to normal almost immediately. If you do not like how you feel during your self-administered application, you can stop and breathe room air, which should quickly reverse any negative effects. The effects of nitrous oxide are completely out of your system within a few minutes. Patients can safely drive home about 10 minutes after ceasing use of nitrous oxide and oxygen.