Gynecology Specialist

Horizons Health & Wellness

OB/GYNs & Functional Medicine Specialists located in Bridgewater, MA & Brockton, MA

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.

Gynecology Q & A

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:

  • Problems with menstrual periods including cycle regularity, pain, headaches and recurrent infections
  • Urinary incontinence, painful and or frequent urination, urinary tract infections
  • Pelvic pain, constipation, sexual pain, pelvic organ prolapse
  • Infertility
  • Recurrent yeast and/or bacterial infections
  • Contraception

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.

How often do I need to see a gynecologist?

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.

What gynecological services are available?

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:

  • Vaginal infections
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Pelvic pain
  • Menopause
  • Birth control
  • Infertility
  • Sexual dysfunction

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.

What happens during a Pap test?

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.

What causes urinary incontinence?

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:

  • Age
  • Pregnancy
  • Childbirth
  • Menopause
  • Birth defects

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.