Comprehensive, Integrated Care

All women over 18 years old, or younger if sexually active, should have annual gynecological examinations as part of their health care routine. Our approach to providing expert obstetric and gynecological care is centered around you. Our highly-credentialed obstetricians and gynecologists are here for all of your needs, from adolescence to family planning, motherhood to menopause, and beyond. Find world-class care as exceptional as you are at Stamford Health.

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The board-certified gynecology team at Stamford Health includes many expert physicians in the full range of gynecological specialties. We offer expert specialized care that addresses pelvic pain, menopause, fibroids, incontinence, and more.
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Our obstetrics team is here to meet all your needs, from genetic counseling and your first prenatal visit to post-delivery care. Our team includes maternal-fetal medicine specialists who provide care for conditions including complicated and high-risk pregnancies.
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The labor and delivery unit at Stamford Hospital is staffed 24/7 by in-house attending OB-GYNs and highly trained nurses who are prepared for any circumstance during childbirth and post-delivery.

Why Choose Stamford Health?

Comprehensive services provided by world-class women’s health experts make Stamford Health a top choice for women at every age and stage of life.


The Women’s Specialty Center offers a team of specialists as well as advanced technology for services that require a higher degree of specialization and expertise beyond what is offered in traditional care settings and OB-GYN offices.


Whether you’re seeking routine health care or dealing with a serious condition or ailment, our team will be there for every part of your health journey. Our experts will address any concerns you may have, work with you on a plan, and provide compassionate care at every stage.


Our team includes board-certified OB-GYNs, the only double board-certified OB-GYN geneticist in Connecticut, two maternal-fetal medicine specialists, experienced neonatologists, radiologists, and surgeons.

Gynecology Care

Our board-certified gynecology team includes many outstanding physicians in the full range of gynecological specialties. We offer expert specialized care that addresses infertility, pelvic pain, menopause, fibroids, incontinence, sexually transmitted diseases, and more. Whether you’re seeking a trustworthy physician for routine care or need emergency care, Stamford Health is here to support you.

Find A Gynecologist

Treatment for:

  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Symptoms of menopause
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Gynecological emergencies

Visit a specialist to address discomfort in your pelvic floor.
Seek treatment for infections, incontinence, pelvic floor conditions, and more.
Work with specialists to determine the best treatment plan for your specific cancer.
Gain support for the discomforts of menopause from our multidisciplinary team.
Consider options like medication, physical therapy, or surgery.
Discuss the best possible treatment option for your uterine fibroids.
Strengthen and improve the function of your pelvic floor.
Gain an understanding of your cancer risk and customize a plan that’s right for you.
Address issues like low sex drive, pain during sex, and vaginal dryness.
Learn about the effectiveness, side effects, and convenience of each method.
Partner with an adolescent gynecologist to provide individualized care for your child.
Work with fertility specialists to support your family planning goals.

Obstetrics Care

Our obstetrics team is here to meet all your needs, from genetic counseling and your first prenatal visit to postpartum care. As a multidisciplinary team, we offer comprehensive education programs, from childbirth preparation to infant care. You and your new baby’s well-being are always our top priority. Whether your pregnancy is straightforward, high-risk, or somewhere in between, our OB-GYNs and nurses will work with you one-on-one to develop a plan that meets your needs.

What you can expect from Stamford Health:
  • The ideal combination of medical expertise and advanced technology.
  • A compassionate, evidence-based approach to care.
  • Special attention to all pregnancies, no matter the complexity.
  • Support for both moms-to-be and new parents.
  • The highest standards of safety, quality, and disease prevention.


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Shaquita had health issues in the 24th week of her pregnancy. Learn how the staff at Stamford Hospital helped her deliver at 29 weeks and then continued to care for her daughter in the Cohen Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.


OB-GYN Providers

Elana  Peck
Obstetrics and Gynecology

(203) 637-3337

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Russell F Turk
Obstetrics and Gynecology

(203) 637-3337

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Sara L. Coca
Obstetrics and Gynecology

(203) 276-4282

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Carol A. Fucigna
Obstetrics and Gynecology

(203) 276-4282

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Mitchell  Clark
Gynecologic Oncology

(203) 276-2030

Stephen M. Gallousis
Obstetrics and Gynecology

(203) 276-4282

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Elisabeth A. Aronow
Obstetrics and Gynecology

(203) 276-4282

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Shehzeen A Kamil
Obstetrics and Gynecology

(203) 276-4282

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Locations Close To You

Schedule an appointment with one of our board-certified gynecologists or obstetricians when (and where) it’s convenient for you.

Common Questions about OB-GYN Care

  • What is an OB-GYN? What's the difference between an obstetrician and a gynecologist?

    An OB-GYN, or obstetrician-gynecologist, specializes in women's reproductive health care. From routine care to more complex needs, these physicians are trained to diagnose, treat, and care for a wide range of conditions women may experience in every age and stage of life.

    Obstetrics (OB) and gynecology (GYN) are both medical specialties in women's health. While many Stamford Health physicians specialize in both, the main difference between the two fields is the area of focus and expertise. An obstetrician, or OB, is a doctor who specializes in the care of women during all aspects of pregnancy, from family planning, genetic counseling and the first prenatal visit, to labor and delivery, and post-delivery care and plans.

    A gynecologist, on the other hand, is a doctor who focuses on all other aspects of a woman’s reproductive health from the onset of puberty through menopause and beyond. They perform routine checkups and provide care for issues related to sexual health and menstruation, and can also offer expert specialized care that addresses pelvic pain, fibroids, incontinence, or even cancer.

    Regardless of what kind of care you need, Stamford Health has an expert team of compassionate physicians ready to provide you with world-class personalized care. If you are looking to book an appointment, search our team of physicians or find a location today.

  • How often should you visit a gynecologist?

    The frequency of gynecological checkups depends on several factors, including a woman’s age, health history, and current health status. The following are recommended guidelines:

    • Adolescence: A first visit to a gynecologist is recommended between the ages of 13-15 or when a girl starts her period. After that, annual checkups are recommended.
    • Women in their 20s and 30s: Annual checkups are recommended, including pap smears every three years.
    • Women in their 40s and 50s: Annual checkups and pap smears are still recommended. Women in this age group may also start menopause and may need additional care and support.
    • Women over 60: Women who have gone through menopause may only need to visit a gynecologist every two or three years, unless they have other health concerns.

    It’s important to note that these are general guidelines and every woman’s needs are different. Women who have a family history of gynecological cancer or other health conditions may choose to visit a gynecologist more frequently. Women who are sexually active or who have been sexually active in the past may also need more frequent checkups.

    It’s best to discuss the frequency of gynecological checkups with your health care provider, who can make recommendations based on individual needs and circumstances.

  • Do you need an OB-GYN for pregnancy?

    It is recommended that you see an OB-GYN during pregnancy. An OB-GYN will provide prenatal care, which includes regular checkups, monitoring the baby’s growth and development, and managing any potential complications. They will also be responsible for managing labor and delivery and providing postpartum care for both the mother and the baby. At Stamford Health, your OB-GYN will work with a team of health care providers, such as nurses and midwives, to address your concerns and provide comprehensive care for you and your baby throughout your pregnancy.

  • Can you keep a gynecology appointment when you have your period?

    Yes, it is generally safe to keep your gynecologist appointment even if you have your period. Your gynecologist will be able to examine you and perform necessary tests or procedures during your appointment. Some women may prefer to schedule their appointments for a time when they are not menstruating, but this is not required.

    It is important to note that during your period, your gynecologist may not be able to perform a pap smear as menstrual blood can affect the results. If you need a pap smear, it is best to schedule your appointment for a different time. At Stamford Health, your gynecologist will be able to advise you on whether it’s better to have your appointment during or after your period depending on what tests or procedures are needed. They will also provide you with proper care and comfort during the exam and make sure that you feel safe and comfortable throughout the visit.

  • How often do you need a pap smears and exam?

    Pap smears are an important part of women’s health care and should be done regularly. A pap test looks for abnormal cervical cells that could lead to cancer. The test is done by taking cells from the cervix with a brush. The frequency of pap smears depends on a woman’s age, medical history, and other factors. Most women ages 21 to 29 should get a pap smear every three years. Women ages 30 to 65 may be able to extend the interval to five years. Women with certain risk factors may need more frequent testing or additional tests. It is important for women to discuss their individual needs with their health care provider in order to determine how often they should get a pap smear. Contact Stamford Health for more information on services and appointments.

  • What are the diagnostic exams and screenings for gynecological cancer?

    Stamford Health provides a range of diagnostic exams and screenings to detect several types of gynecological cancers. Some of the diagnostic exams and screenings available include pelvic exams, pap smears, colposcopy exams, biopsies, ultrasound, Computed Tomography (CT) Scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET) scans, and more.

    Early detection is crucial for effective treatment and recovery from gynecological cancers. For early detection, it is important for women to have regular pap tests, learn about warning signs of gynecological cancers, and talk with your primary care physician to learn what you can do to reduce your risk. Talk with your doctor, or book an appointment if you have questions or concerns about your health.

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