Newton-Wellesley

Patient Gateway

Newton-Wellesley OB/GYN offers Partners Healthcare “Patient Gateway,” a secure online portal that allows you to communicate with our office by email and provides you with access to portions of your medical record.

Patient Gateway conveniently allows you to submit routine communications (e.g. appointment requests, prescription renewal requests) to our office staff 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Patient Gateway also allows you to take a more active role in your healthcare by providing you with access to your lab results, medication list, allergy list, and appointments. Having your medical record at your fingertips to review and print ensures the accuracy of your chart.

Patient Gateway should not be used for emergencies or if you need an immediate response to your question. Your communication will be monitored and responded to by our office staff during normal business hours.

Patient Gateway is available to registered patients of our practice. There is no charge to you for this service. It is not intended to be used as a substitute for an office visit.

Patients 18 and older can enroll online by going to www.patientgateway.org. Patient Care Representatives can enroll by picking up a form at our reception desk.

We’re excited to offer this secure and valuable service!

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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