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Dr. Russell Completed her 1000th Robotic Assisted Surgery!

Category: News

On 9/18/2020, Dr Russell celebrates 1000 robotic surgery caseSpecializing in minimally invasive, robotic-assisted gynecologic procedures since 2006 has allowed Dr. Russell to offer her patients a surgical option that improves outcomes, lessens pain, and allows for surgeries to be scheduled as outpatient procedures. Due to the use of the robot, patients experience less blood loss, quicker healing, and return to normal activity. Congratulations Dr. Russell!

To commemorate the outstanding achievement, Dr. Russell was presented with the above award from Intuitive Surgical, makers of the DaVinci Robot.


Learn how we are keeping patients safe during COVID-19.

Category: News

The health and safety of our patients and staff are at the foundation of our practice.

We are excited to reopen our office for patient appointments on Monday, 6/1/2020. Please be aware our waiting room is closed at this time. Please call our office upon arrival for your appointment and you will be escorted inside directly to your room by a medical assistant. Face masks are required. Currently, no visitors will be allowed to attend patient appointments. One caregiver per patient will be allowed if required. Telephone service hours will also resume; 8 am until 5 pm, Monday through Thursday.

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7 Signs Menopause May Be Beginning

Category: menopause

Some women glide right through menopause while others agonize for months or years with uncomfortable symptoms. Every woman is different so there is no way to tell how your own passage will affect you. If you are between 45 and 50, you may begin to notice 7 signs menopause may be beginning.

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What To Expect If You Have An Abnormal Pap Smear

The first thing you should know if you have an abnormal Pap smear is not to panic. There are many possible causes for an abnormal result, and most of them are not something to get concerned about immediately. If it does happen, here is what to expect if you have an abnormal Pap smear.

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Choosing A Contraceptive Method That’s Right For You

85% of women who have unprotected sex, even occasionally, get pregnant within a year. Those odds are not in your favor if you’re not ready to have a child. Choosing a contraceptive method that’s right for you can involve some due diligence and clear thinking.

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What Is Causing My Female Pelvic Pain?

Category: Gynecology

“What is causing my pelvic pain?” is a refrain we hear quite frequently at our office in Saginaw, MI. It can be an issue with the digestive, urinary, or reproductive system, and finding out the primary cause is the only way to reduce or eliminate the symptoms.

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An Annual Well Woman Exam Is Important At Any Stage Of Womanhood

An annual well woman exam is important at any stage of womanhood. Women who are twenty-somethings and women who are post menopausal plus everyone in between can benefit from a well woman exam. It’s a great way to know that you are healthy, you are preventing any issues, plus it is covered by most insurance.

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6 Signs You May Have Endometriosis

Category: Gynecology

Endometriosis is a confusing condition with various symptoms, no symptoms, or severe symptoms. It’s not always easy to diagnose, leaving many women to suffer with pelvic pain and other unpleasant symptoms for years. Here are six signs you may have endometriosis.

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When To Schedule Your First Gynecological Visit

For parents of adolescent girls, or if you are a young teenager yourself, you may wonder about when to schedule a first gynecological visit. You may be surprised by the answer including both when and why.

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Sensitive Topics Worth Mentioning To Your OBGYN

Most of us are wary of looking stupid or asking stupid questions, but at your OBGYN, there is no such thing as a “stupid” question or subject. Trust us, we have heard it all. So squelch that feeling, and ask us whatever you want. That’s why we’re here. Here are just some sensitive topics worth mentioning to your OBGYN.

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Serious Conditions That Are Often Mistaken For PMS

Premenstrual syndrome or PMS describes a variety of symptoms that occur a week or so before the onset of a woman’s period. Many women have tender breasts, become moody or irritable, and experience bloating and a number of other symptoms to some degree. Any symptom of PMS can vary from mild to severe and women may think they are all normal. This is not necessarily true because there are some serious conditions that are often mistaken for PMS.

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