Archive for May, 2011|
Tuesday, May 31st, 2011
A hysterectomy, which is the surgical removal of the woman’s uterus, may be recommended by the physician if the patient has fibroids, excessive bleeding, endometriosis, pelvic support problems, such as a uterine prolapse and finally, for cancer of the uterus or cervix. This surgery could be performed through a large incision in the abdomin (open hysterectomy), through an incision in the vagina ( a vaginal hysterectomy), laparoscopically assisted through an incision in the vagina, or most recently completley through laparoscopy, which is the removal of the uterus and cervix through a tiny incision in the abdomin without having to undergo open surgery. This is referred to as the Laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy or LSH. This last type of hysterectomy entails the least amount of hospital time ( usually less than 24 hours), and least amount of recovery time ( typically in less than a week). Anthony C. Quartell, MD has performed more than 500 laparoscopic and robotic laparoscopic hysterectomies and myomectomies. Appointed to the Clinical Advisory Board of the American Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Anthony C. Quartell is also the Director of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, N.J. Anthony C. Quartell,MD & Associates serves the Northern New Jersey areas of Essex, Morris and Passaic Counties and surrounding areas.
Monday, May 23rd, 2011
A pregancy that occurs in the fallopian tube as opposed to the uterus which is the normal location for a pregnancy to occur, is known as an ectopic pregnancy. Should a patient have pain in her lower abdomen during pregancy, the physician may evaluate her for an ectopic pregnancy. The pregnancy could rupture the tube possibly causing abdominal bleeding. Should this happen, the patient may require surgery. This surgery could be performed through an instrument called the laparoscope. During the surgery, a small cut near the navel allows for the insertion of the laparoscope, along with another instrument inserted through a second cut allowing for the organs to be moved for a clear view. Laparoscopic surgery warrants a shorter hospital stay, smaller incisions and a shorter recovery than open abdominal surgery. Anthony C. Quartell, MD is a board certified obstetrician gynecologist, who has been in practice for more than 35 years. Appointed to the Clinical Advisory Board for the American Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery in 2010 and as the Director of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, N.J., he has performed countless laparoscopic surgeries with successul outcomes. Anthony C. Quartell, MD & Associates serves the areas of Livingston, N.J., Caldwell,N.J., West Caldwell, N.J., West Orange, N.J. and surrounding areas of North Jersey.
Monday, May 16th, 2011
Even though sometimes problems with the fetus’s chromosomes could be inherited, more than likely they could be the result of a problem with the egg or sperm as they were being created. There are several causes for chromosomal disorders, such as an extra or missing chromosome or peice of chromosome. For instance, in Down Syndrome, which is a well known disorder, instead of two number 21 chromosomes, newborns with down syndrom have three of them. There are other types of chromosomal disorders, such as fragile X syndrome, Klinefelter syndrome (in males)or Turner Syndrome( in females) which are tested for at specific times of pregancy. Many couples prefer to seek counseling even before becoming pregnant. Anthony C. Quartell, MD & Associates serves the areas of Livingston, NJ, Short Hills, N.J., Millburn, N.J. , Florham Park, N.J., East Hanover, N.J. and surrounding areas.
Monday, May 9th, 2011
The average increase in weight that a female gains during pregnancy usually ranges from about 25- 35 pounds. This weight gain consists of many different areas, which includes the baby- usually weighing around 7-8 pounds, the placenta, the uterus, the amniotic fluid and of course increased weight from body fluids, blood, and the breasts. Usually there is an increased weight gain resulting from retained water as well. This is all normal weight gain and to be expected. However, it is important to eat a healthy diet consisting of proteins, vitamins, minerals, fats and carbohydrates in order for you and your growing baby to remain healthy. The poplar belief that “you are eating for two” is completely valid, as your healthy diet provides the energy needed for your baby’s growth and for your own health and energy. It will also be easier to shed the extra weight gain later, after the baby’s birth, during the post partum period. For an appointment, pregnant patients should call Anthony C. Quartell, MD & Associates, serving the areas of Livingston, N.J., West Orange, N.J., Verona, N.J., and the Caldwells.
Monday, May 2nd, 2011
Some symptoms or risk factors that may indicate a risk for dysplasia (a cervical disorder resulting from the change in normal cells on the cervix to abnormal cells. These abnormal cells, if left untreated, could turn into cancer cells) or cervical cancer include the following: genital warts, having more than one sexual partner or a partner who has had more than one partner), smoking, having sex at a young age. Should a female experience any of these risk factors, she should seek an appoinment with a gynecologist for evaluation. Often treated with success, dysplasia is usually easily diagnosed and treated. Anthony C. Quartell, MD & Associates serves the areas of Livingston, N.J., West Orange, N.J., Millburn, N.J., the Caldwells, N.J and surrounding areas.