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Ultrasound Specialist

John Gomes, M.D. -  - Obstetrics & Gynecology

Women's Healthcare Of Garden City

John Gomes, M.D.

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Garden City, NY

If you’re pregnant, suspect you’re pregnant, or experience symptoms of a gynecological problem, turn to obstetrics and gynecology physician John Gomes, MD. At Women's Healthcare of Garden City, Dr. Gomes and his staff offer state-of-the-art ultrasound equipment operated by sonographers who are among the most experienced in the Garden City, New York, area. Call the friendly office staff at 516-222-8883 to schedule an appointment today.

Ultrasound Q & A

What is an ultrasound?

Ultrasound is a type of diagnostic procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of structures inside of your body. Dr. Gomes can use the results from your ultrasound to detect or rule out gynecological problems. Ultrasound is also useful for viewing your unborn baby during pregnancy.

What are the benefits of ultrasounds?

Some of the many benefits you can expect with ultrasounds at Women's Healthcare of Garden City include:

  • Clear images
  • No pain
  • No downtime
  • No risks
  • No side effects
  • Real-time images

An ultrasound allows Dr. Gomes to offer you the most effective women’s health care services available. 

What are common types of ultrasounds?

Two main types of ultrasounds available at Women’s Healthcare of Garden City include transvaginal and pelvic ultrasounds. During a transvaginal ultrasound, he inserts a transducer into your vagina to get an in-depth view of your uterus and ovaries. During a pelvic ultrasound, your specialist places a painless handheld device over your pelvis and abdomen.

How should I prepare for an ultrasound?

To get ready for an ultrasound, there’s no special preparation. However, Dr. Gomes could ask you to have a full bladder by drinking water before the procedure and not emptying your bladder until afterward. Wear loose clothing to your appointment. You may need to change into a gown.

What happens during an ultrasound?

During ultrasounds at Women's Healthcare of Garden City, you relax on a comfortable exam table. Your provider might use a special gel and place a handheld transducer inside of your vagina or over the skin on your abdomen and pelvis. 

The procedure is painless and usually takes about 30-60 minutes. However, it could take less time as every patient is different.

What should I expect after the procedure?

After undergoing an ultrasound at Women's Healthcare of Garden City, there’s no downtime required. You can resume a normal routine immediately. Dr. Gomes reviews the results with you and lets you know if you need further diagnostic testing or treatment.

If you receive an ultrasound to view your unborn baby, you have the option of taking an image of your baby home with you.

To find out if ultrasound is right for you, call the Women's Healthcare of Garden City office at 516-222-8883 to schedule an appointment today.