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Brooklyn is fortunate to have two Board-certified female gynecologists who take the time to speak with women, to listen to them, and to see that their health needs are taken care of — Dr. Faina Akselrod and Dr. Genia Bekker of Advanced Gynecology & Surgery (1517 Voorhies Avenue, 718-332-6525).

Their practice is a beautiful, modern facility, with all the latest state-of-the-art equipment., and both doctors are experts in their field. Dr. Bekker is the associate director of Gynecology at Nassau University Medical Center and Dr. Akselrod is director of Family Planning and Colposcopy at the same center.

Their expertise is such that they are educators who train physicians on how to perform gynecological surgeries. Both hold academic positions at the State University of Stony Brook and are Associate Professors at the New York College of Ostopathic Medicine. They are published in their fields. Dr. Bekker has written extensively about uterine fibroids. Dr. Akselrod has published articles on urinary incontinence and other gynecologic topics. These Board-certified physicians graduated from Downstate Medical School.

They see patients regarding a wide range of women’s issues, and have performed numerous gynecological procedures, many of them right at the office. For example, tubal ligations and endometrial ablations (a procedure to stop abnormal bleeding) may now be performed without making a trip to the hospital.

Dr. Akselrod and Dr. Bekker are certified in Colposcopy, a field of expertise that deals with women who have abnormal pap smears. They recommend that women come in for a pap smear “at least once a year.” The human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine is recommended for females, ages 9-26, says Dr. Bekker. “It is the first vaccine on the market for prevention of cervical cancer and genital warts,” she says. “This is the virus that may lead to cancer.”

Advanced Gynecology & Surgery can treat women who are experiencing many uncomfortable issues concerning their health. These include breast pain, incontinence, sexual dysfunction, and cosmetic gynecology. No matter what you wish to discuss, the doctors are here to offer advice and guidance. Doctors can assist with contraception, including patches, vaginal rings, the morning after pill, and the latest contraceptive technology called ESSURE.

Couples dealing with infertility may be comforted to note that intra uterine insemination can be performed right at the office, says Dr. Bekker, and that “a lot of people get pregnant” this way.

The doctors are available when you need them, with flexible office hours, including Saturdays, evenings, and on some Sundays. It is recommended that women call for an appointment and for further information. Most medical insurance plans are accepted.

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