Hysteroscopy: Evaluation and treatment of abnormal bleeding

Hysteroscopy:  Evaluation and treatment of abnormal bleeding Part 1 in our series on Minimally Invasive Solutions Written by Dr. Teng   Many women at some point in their lives will report abnormal uterine bleeding.  It is the single most common reason for gynecology referrals and accounts for one third of outpatient visits to the gynecologist. […]

Intuitive Surgical Announces Support for 2016 Gynecology Fellowship Programs

El Camino Women’s Medical Group offers the latest Minimally Invasive Solutions for gynecologic problems.   Drs. Amy Teng and Erika Balassiano, both members of AAGL (American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy) are highly trained and experienced in the field of Minimally Invasive Gynecgologic Surgery.   Dr. Erika Balassiano is also a graduate of the Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery […]

Menopause: What else can I take besides hormones?

Written by Dr. Teng   Menopause is a natural transition that occurs when a woman’s ovarian function slows down, resulting in decreased estrogen production.  As ovarian activity declines, women may experience hot flushes, night sweats, mood swings, and vaginal dryness due to rapid oocyte depletion and hypoestrogenism.  This menopausal transition, also known as perimenopause, has […]

Sexual function after fractional microablative CO₂ laser in women with vulvovaginal atrophy

  Salvatore S1, Nappi RE, Parma M, Chionna R, Lagona F, Zerbinati N, Ferrero S, Origoni M, Candiani M, Leone Roberti Maggiore U. Author information   Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of fractional microablative CO2 laser on sexual function and overall satisfaction with sexual life in postmenopausal women with vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA). METHOD: This […]

Postpartum contraception: When should I start?

Written by: Dr. Teng     In 2012, a systematic review of the research on the effectiveness of postpartum contraception counseling found that patient education results in more family planning use and fewer unplanned pregnancies.  Family planning is integral to our roles as OBGYNs.  Though planning your next pregnancy may be the last thing on […]

Family Matters: Know your risk for hereditary cancer

Family Matters: Know your risk for hereditary cancer   Written by Dr. Teng    When you see your doctor for your annual checkup or for another reason, you undoubtedly will get asked about your family history.  Not only are we interested in family history of diabetes or heart disease, but we also will ask about […]

When should I get a mammogram?

When should I get a mammogram?  by Amy Teng, DO   For those of you who have not visited with your primary health provider or OBGYN recently (and I strongly recommend that you do!), you may be wondering when you need to start getting mammograms.  Yes, the dreaded mammogram!  If you have heard from your […]

What is my birth plan?

What is my birth plan?   Written by Dr. Teng   As a follow up to my last blog, I wanted to focus on the birth plan, which is a set of preferences regarding the birth of your child.  Discussing your birth plan with your doctor should occur throughout your pregnancy.  On average, you will […]

To Pap or not to Pap

To pap or not to pap?   Written by Dr. Teng  The guidelines for cervical cancer screening have changed several times in the last decade.  You may have been told by someone that you need your pap test every year, or you may have read somewhere else that you don’t.  You may be wondering why people […]