Newton-Wellesley

COVID-19 Info and Practice Updates

Welcome Back to Newton-Wellesley OB/GYN!

Our office has been and will continue to maintain the highest standards of cleanliness and safety for our patients and staff. Everyone is to wear masks. There will be fewer patients at any one time in the waiting room and office. Much of the check-in and check-out will be done by telephone. All counter services, door handles, exam rooms, toilets, and chair armrests are being cleaned multiple times throughout the day. In short, coming into the office for your appointment will be a safe experience. 

Currently, we are following the policy of Newton-Wellesley Hospital, so only the patient is allowed to come to the visit. We know this is upsetting for some patients, but we must follow these rules for the safety of everyone. 

As the guidelines change, we will update this information.

We look forward to seeing you soon. Please do not hesitate to call us at (617) 332-2345 with any questions, concerns, or to book your appointment.

Newton-Wellesley OB/GYN 

For Inquiries Regarding Schedules for Childbirth Classes

Rose Salvucci, nurse manager for the practice will be coordinating the class schedules. All inquires regarding schedules, availability, and cost should be sent to Rose. Rose can be reached by email at rsalvucci@partners.org or by calling (617) 332-2345, or on our Patient Gateway.

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery FAQs

Minimally invasive surgery allows our physicians to use specific surgical techniques that limit the size and number of incisions that need to be made during a surgical procedure. As a result, they can perform surgery without cutting into a lot of skin and muscle, as is done with open gynecologic surgery. Less trauma to the muscles results in less pain, less blood loss, and quicker recovery times.

Minimally invasive surgical approaches can be faster, safer, and require less recovery time. Other potential benefits include

  • Better cosmetic results from smaller skin incisions
  • Less blood loss from surgery.
  • Reduced risk of muscle damage due to reduced trauma to the muscles and soft tissues.
  • Reduced risk of infection and postoperative pain.
  • Faster recovery from surgery and less rehabilitation required.
  • Diminished reliance on pain medications after surgery.

Depending on the baseline health of the patient, many minimally invasive gynecologic surgeries can be done on an outpatient basis.

Typically, patients who undergo minimally invasive gynecologic surgery can return to normal activities within a few weeks. Oftentimes, patients can begin their physical therapy and recovery program sooner than patients who have had open gynecologic surgery, because their pain is less severe. Patients who have conventional (open) gynecologic surgery, typically, have a 6 week recovery period.

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