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Gynecology Specialist

South Shore Women's Care

Larissa Fomitcheva, MD, PhD, FACOG

Obstetrics and Gynecology located in Lindenhurst, NY

If you have female reproductive organs, you should see a gynecologist at least once a year, regardless of your gender identity. OB/GYN Larissa Fomitcheva, MD, provides comprehensive obstetrics and gynecology services at South Shore Women's Care in West Islip and Lindenhurst, New York. For excellent care in gynecology, call the nearest office today or request an appointment online.

Gynecology Q & A

What is gynecology?

Gynecology is the medical specialty focused on diagnosing and treating conditions that affect a woman’s reproductive system, including the ovaries, uterus, fallopian tubes, and vagina.

As a skilled obstetrician and gynecologist, Dr. Fomitcheva has expertise in the full spectrum of gynecological issues, from menopause management to sexual health.

How is gynecology different from obstetrics?

While obstetrics focuses on pregnancy, labor, and delivery, gynecology targets all other aspects of women’s health. Dr. Fomitcheva is an OB/GYN who specializes in gynecologic surgeries, including laparoscopic hysterectomies and other types of minimally invasive surgery, as well as managing high-risk pregnancies.

What does a gynecologist treat?

Dr. Fomitcheva treats a wide range of conditions that relate to the female reproductive system, including:

  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Issues related to menopause
  • Abnormal Pap tests

She also provides comprehensive family planning services, including birth control management and fertility evaluations.

When should I see a gynecologist?

You should see Dr. Fomitcheva at South Shore Women's Care at least once a year for an annual well-woman exam. Additionally, schedule an appointment if you experience any of the following:

  • Pelvic pain
  • Irregular periods
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Pain during sex
  • A foul vaginal odor
  • Vaginal dryness, itching, or discomfort
  • Difficulty with bladder or bowel control
  • Bumps, growths, or swelling around your labia or in your vagina


If you suspect you may have contracted an STD, schedule an appointment for testing right away, even if you don’t have any symptoms.

What should I expect from a gynecology visit?

At South Shore Women's Care, Dr. Fomitcheva provides personalized gynecology treatment for adults and teens from a vast array of backgrounds. She tailors treatment to your specific needs based on your age, medical history, and overall health.

Generally, most gynecology appointments involve a discussion about your menstrual cycles and lifestyle habits. If you’re sexually active, Dr. Fomitcheva asks about your sexual health and may ask if you’re trying to get pregnant or interested in birth control. She performs a physical and pelvic exam, which may include a Pap test if needed.

If you’re experiencing symptoms, such as pelvic pain or bleeding in between periods, Dr. Fomitcheva may recommend an ultrasound and/or lab tests.

For patient-centered gynecology treatment, call South Shore Women's Care or request an appointment online today.