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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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How To Prepare For A Hysterectomy

Category: Gynecology

The very first way you prepare for a hysterectomy is making the decision to move forward. You have completed your research and understand why it will be beneficial. You will get relief from heavy bleeding, pain, or some other medical condition, and you believe your life will change for the better. From the time you set the date for surgery, let’s look at how to prepare for a hysterectomy both mentally and physically.

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When Should My Daughter Have Their First Well-Woman Exam?

Category: Gynecology

When should a teen have their first well-woman exam? Many moms struggle with this question, so we will try to make it a bit easier to navigate.

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What To Expect During An IUD Insertion

Category: Contraception

Once you have made the decision to get on contraception, you will need to decide on a contraceptive method. One popular form is an IUD. It is better than 99% effective, so it is considered the most reliable birth control method available. Let’s walk through what a woman can expect during an IUD insertion.

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Is There A Cure For Endometriosis?

Category: Gynecology

Is there a cure for endometriosis? Sadly, it is a chronic condition with no cure as of today. Fortunately, there are several treatment options available you can discuss with Dr. Russell to help reduce the symptoms of this very common condition.

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Maximizing Your Health Insurance Benefits Before The End Of The Year

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Maximizing your health insurance benefits before the end of the year should be a priority for you and your family. Don’t give up extra benefits just because you are busy or have forgotten about these perks. Now is exactly the time to review what you are still entitled to.

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How To Perform A Monthly Breast Exam

Category: Breast Cancer

A monthly breast self-exam is another tool women have in conjunction with annual mammograms to find cancers early and improve survival rates. You use your hands and eyes to detect any changes in the look and feel of your breasts. Not a replacement for annual mammograms, it is still valuable to be familiar with the normal consistencies of your breast. When cancer is detected early, the chances of survival are much improved. Let us go through how to perform a monthly breast exam.

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Is My Painful Intercourse Due to A Gynecologic Condition?

If you have never experienced pain during intercourse, consider yourself lucky. It is actually quite common. 3 out of  4 women have pain during sexual intercourse at some point in their lives. Sometimes it goes away, but for other women it becomes chronic. These women usually ask: Is my painful intercourse due to a gynecologic condition?

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When Is A Heavy Period Considered Too Heavy?

Category: Gynecology

More often than not, when a young girl begins having her period, hormones are not settled and her periods can be very inconsistent and a little heavy. It becomes difficult for her parents to know if she is bleeding too much and they should worry, but when is a heavy period considered too heavy?

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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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