Gynecology Specialist

Mahin Amirgholami, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. -  - Preferred Women's Care

West Hills OBGYN

Mahin Amirgholami, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Preferred Women's Care located in West Hills, CA

Mahin Amirgholami, MD, FACOG, is a gynecology expert who has devoted her life to helping women manage their health as they go through all the stages of their reproductive life, from adolescence through menopause. If you’re searching for an experienced and knowledgeable gynecologist and live in or near West Hills, California, call West Hills OBGYN to schedule an appointment, or use the online booking button.

Gynecology Q & A

What is gynecology?

Gynecology is a specialized area of medicine devoted to the reproductive health needs of women. To become a gynecologist, Dr. Amirgholami successfully completed extensive education and training in the health of the female reproductive system, including the diagnosis and treatment of disorders and diseases.

What can I expect during a gynecology exam?

For the best preventive care, Dr. Amirgholami recommends you come in annually for your gynecology exam once you reach puberty and have your first menstrual period. This is a thorough examination that evaluates your physical and reproductive health.

During the exam, Dr. Amirgholami checks your:

  • Height and weight
  • Blood pressure and heart rate
  • External genitalia
  • Internal pelvic exam

 

During the pelvic exam, she evaluates your internal reproductive organs. You will sit on the gynecological table with your knees spread and your feet in stirrups as she inserts a speculum to examine your vagina and cervix.

Dr. Amirgholami may also do a Pap smear to examine your cervical cells for abnormalities and risk of cancer. She also offers mammograms to assess your risk of breast cancer. These tests are age-specific and Dr. Amirgholami will determine how frequently you need the exams based on your personal health and family history.

Your annual gynecological exam is a good time for you and Dr. Amirgholami to discuss your health concerns, including family planning and your contraceptive needs.

What are common gynecological health issues?

Dr. Amirgholami is a women’s health expert and can diagnose any medical condition that affects your reproductive health. Some of the most common conditions include:

  • Heavy bleeding or premenstrual syndrome
  • Fibroids and polyps
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Endometriosis
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Painful intercourse

 

Dr. Amirgholami also provides treatment for women going through menopause, using traditional or natural hormone replacement options.

What if I need surgery?

Dr. Amirgholami is also an expert surgeon and can perform any necessary gynecological surgery you may need using the most advanced surgical methods. To reduce your risk and improve your recovery time, Dr. Amirgholami performs both noninvasive and laparoscopic procedures. She’s also certified to perform minimally invasive procedures using the da Vinci® Surgical System for robotic gynecological surgery.

For expert gynecological care, call West Hills OBGYN, or book an appointment online.