In Office Procedures Specialist

Stanley Niznikiewicz, MD, FACOG -  - OB-GYN

Stanley Niznikiewicz, MD, FACOG

OB-GYN located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY & Harrison, NY

Board-certified OB/GYN Stanley Niznikiewicz, MD, FACOG, has extensive experience performing gynecologic procedures. For your convenience, Dr. Niznikiewicz performs many procedures, including ultrasounds and colposcopies, in-office at his two locations in the Greenpoint area of Brooklyn and Harrison, New York. To learn more about in-office gynecologic procedures, call or book an appointment online today.

In Office Procedures Q & A

What are common gynecologic procedures?

Dr. Niznikiewicz performs various gynecologic procedures to diagnose and treat different conditions. Common in-office procedures include:

  • Dilation and curettage (D&C)
  • Ultrasounds (sonograms)
  • Doppler ultrasounds
  • Colposcopy and biopsy
  • Urodynamic testing

The type of procedures he performs depends on the symptoms or condition you have.

What is dilation and curettage?

D&C involves removing tissue from your uterus. The dilation step requires opening your cervix, which is located at the base of your uterus. A curette is a small surgical instrument Dr. Niznikiewicz uses to remove uterine tissue.

Dr. Niznikiewicz may perform D&C to diagnose and treat problems with your uterus, like abnormal uterine bleeding, or to remove your uterine lining after a lost pregnancy.

What is an ultrasound?

Also called a sonogram, an ultrasound is a safe and painless procedure that allows Dr. Niznikiewicz to view your reproductive organs. This test uses sound waves, which pass through your skin from a handpiece called a transducer. The soundwaves echo off of your internal organs and create an image on a screen.

Dr. Niznikiewicz may take an ultrasound to diagnose a condition like uterine fibroids or to monitor a developing baby. In some cases, he may use Doppler ultrasound, which also allows him to evaluate blood flow through the umbilical cord, placenta, and fetus.

What is a colposcopy?

Colposcopy is a procedure that allows Dr. Niznikiewicz to closely examine your cervix. A colposcope provides a lighted, magnified view of your cervix. Dr. Niznikiewicz may recommend colposcopy if your Pap test reveals abnormal results. If he finds areas of unusual cells on your cervix, he may take a small tissue sample (biopsy) for lab testing.

What is urodynamic testing?

Urodynamic testing measures how well your bladder, urethra, and the muscles that control urine flow are working. Dr. Niznikiewicz may recommend this procedure to determine the cause of urinary problems, including:

  • Frequent urination
  • Painful urination
  • Sudden, intense urges to urinate
  • Difficulty emptying the bladder completely
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections

Urodynamic testing ranges from simple observation to taking measurements with sophisticated instruments. The type of test you need depends on your specific symptoms.

To schedule an in-office procedure, call Stanley Niznikiewicz, MD, FACOG, or book an appointment online today.