Innovative HealthCare Physicians -  - OB-GYN

Innovative HealthCare Physicians

OB-GYNs located in Financial District, New York, NY

PCOS Specialist

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) can cause significant symptoms like facial hair growth, abnormal periods and infertility. Dr. Pilshchik stays up-to-date on emerging medical treatments to ensure her New York City patients get the most effective care for conditions like PCOS.

PCOS Q & A

Innovative HealthCare Physicians

What is PCOS?

Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, is a medical condition that occurs in women whose body's produce too many androgen hormones. It's also a common cause of infertility among women. When the body makes too much androgen, little cysts, or fluid-filled growths, form inside the ovaries, making it difficult for eggs to be released during ovulation. Researchers believe excess insulin, genetics and even chronic inflammation may also play a role in PCOS.

What symptoms does PCOS cause?

In addition to problems becoming pregnant, PCOS can cause:

  • significant acne
  • hirsutism – abnormal hair growth, especially on the face and chest
  • abnormal periods
  • mood disorders including depression
  • weight gain

PCOS may also increase the chances of developing type II diabetes and heart disease.

How is PCOS diagnosed?

PCOS can be diagnosed with ultrasound of your ovaries or with blood tests to measure your levels of specific hormones and to check for insulin resistance. If PCOS is diagnosed, Dr. Pilshchik may also recommend screening tests for type II diabetes, heart disease and uterine and cervical cancer.

How is PCOS treated?

PCOS cannot be cured, but symptoms can be managed with lifestyle changes like regular exercise and diet to help you lose weight, as well as medications to help regulate menstrual cycles, promote regular ovulation and control and reduce excess hair growth. Dr. Pilshchik will develop a treatment regiment that's based on your symptoms, your health and your lifestyle.

How does PCOS affect pregnancy?

PCOS has been linked with higher rates of miscarriage, preeclampsia (high blood pressure during pregnancy), gestational diabetes and premature delivery. If you have PCOS and you're pregnant, Dr. Pilshchik will watch you closely to make sure you and your baby stay as healthy as possible during pregnancy.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

Our office is committed to helping you maximize your insurance benefits. Because insurance policies vary, we can only estimate your coverage in good faith but cannot guarantee coverage due to the complexities of insurance contracts. Your estimated patient portion must be paid at the time of service. As a service to our patients, we will bill insurance companies for services.

To the right is a short list of the insurance we accept.

If you have any questions, our courteous staff is always available to answer them.

1199SEIU
Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
GEHA Health Plans
HIP
Multiplan PHCS
Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)
UnitedHealthcare
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    "You can always get an appointment, and the support staff is terrific. I have referred multiple friends to this office, and everyone has been happy."

    Bm S.
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    "I liked that he has a consultation room, and he will review the information from the last appointment, inquire and update your profile."

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    "The office is clean, spacious, and well-maintained. The front desk staff and nurses have always been helpful."

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    "I have never experienced this level of service. From the moment I made the appointment through the visit itself, he and his staff were excellent."

    Chi M.
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    "He is, undoubtedly, one of the best listeners I've seen in the medical profession, and all the staff at his office is top-notch."

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    "He is, undoubtedly, one of the best listeners I've seen in the medical profession, and all the staff at his office is top-notch."

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Location
Innovative HealthCare Physicians
225 Broadway, Suite 901
Financial District

New York, NY 10007
Phone: 646-679-1171
Fax: 212-393-9405
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646-679-1171