Having the right doctor is essential when it comes to managing gynecological issues such as: fibroids, endometriosis, PMS, and menopause. Midtown, New York based OB/GYN Dr. Andrea J. Capalbo gives her patients the customized and compassionate medical management that they need, both in times of wellness and illness.
Fibroids are the most common type of tumor found in the reproductive system. Fibroids are composed of muscle cells and connective tissues, and form bumps that can range from pea-sized to the size of a baseball. They develop in most women at some point during their fertile years. Fibroids are generally found during a well woman exam, although diagnostic imaging is needed to confirm specifics about the growth. Medical management of fibroids is important. Dr. Capalbo will monitor fibroid growth during each exam, and will prescribe specific treatments if the patient is experiencing symptoms.
Endometriosis is a condition in which the uterine lining starts to grow outside the uterus. The endometrial growth typically occurs on the ovaries or the fallopian tubes, but can spread to the abdomen or even occur in other areas of the body. Although endometriosis sometimes doesn't cause symptoms, it commonly causes pelvic pain and unusually heavy periods. Many women who suffer from endometriosis struggle with fertility, as well. Proper medical management of endometriosis is important because it can be difficult to deal with. Dr. Capalbo helps patients manage endometriosis symptoms in several ways.
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is the medical term for recurrent and unusual physical and/or emotional changes that occur immediately prior to the onset of menstrual periods. The difference between PMS and normal pre-menstrual changes is that PMS repeatedly has a negative impact on a woman's life, interfering with her ability to live normally during that time. PMS can cause excessive anger, depression, extreme irritability, changes in social behavior, inability to concentrate, insomnia, and dramatic swings in sexual desire. It can also entail clear physical signs, such as food cravings, bloating, weight gain, headaches, swelling of the extremities, chronic exhaustion, stomach pain, skin breakouts, and aches and pains all over the body. Medical management of PMS can include recommendations for specific lifestyle changes as well as medication, when needed.
At Dr. Capalbo's office, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office and ask for Trish if you do not see your insurance provider listed here.
"Dr. Capalbo takes time to listen and think about your specific problems, seems extremely knowledgeable and has many years of experience. I would recommend her."
"Met the doctor and she is amazing. She listened to all of my concerns and went with the needed exam. She was very friendly and gentle. Highly recommend her!"
"I have been seeing Dr. Capalbo for a number of years now. She is such a nice woman and I am very happy with her overall."
"Dr. Capalbo was so wonderful! She was patient, attentive, a good listener. She really took everything I was saying seriously and was so knowledgable and calm."
"Dr. Capalbo is a great doctor who is always available for questions. I've been going for 3 years now and plan to continue."