Women are uniquely special in many ways, and they are NOT simply smaller, curvier men, as they are often perceived through the lens of conventional medicine. We have very specific organs that can develop unique problems at any stage of life, problems which can be devastating from a reproductive point of view, interfere with the ability to enjoy life, and threaten the foundations of health.
As one of only a few Board-Certified OB/GYNs who are also fellowship trained in Integrative Medicine, Dr. Gersh has an expanded understanding of the female body and a far greater array of therapies upon which to draw. Her expansive expertise with gynecological problems includes: breast concerns and lowering breast cancer risk, infertility, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, chronic vaginitis, interstitial cystitis and pelvic pain syndromes, menstrual irregularity and cramps, painful intercourse, loss of sexual interest and response, and PMS.
As surprising as it may sound, all of these conditions involve inflammation! Dr. Gersh will ferret out the source of this inflammation and by damping it down; will assist your body in reducing its symptomatic responses. The evaluation of the inflammation is similar to the evaluation we do with any chronic disease, and the treatments involve the full array of holistic, integrative, and conventional medicine.
Dr. Gersh also helps couples prepare for pregnancy, ensuring optimal health and nutritional status, and lowering levels of toxins within the body prior to attempting conception. With proper pregnancy preparation, the chance to conceive increases and the potential for pregnancy related complications and problems with the baby decreases. We urge all women to receive pre-conception care and counselling with Dr. Gersh. Maximizing your chance for a successful pregnancy is of great importance.
Dr. Gersh is a trained gynecologic surgeon with a special interest and expertise in hysteroscopic surgery. She can evaluate abnormal bleeding with an in-office hysteroscopy and biopsy, utilizing the newest surgical device, an incredibly small hysteroscopic instrument. The goal is to avoid major surgeries when feasible. Biofeedback, cystoscopies, and urodynamic studies to evaluate voiding issue are also performed in-office. Dr. Gersh is also skilled at labioplasties and all forms of excisions and biopsies of skin lesions.
Dr. Gersh is one of the very few board-certified gynecologists in the country who has also completed the 2-year fellowship program at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. She lectures widely on women’s health issues and has recently spoken before national audiences at conferences held at Harvard University and in Miami, San Diego, Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and locally throughout Orange County. She presented two days of lectures on the latest approaches to women’s healthcare issues in Dubai in May, 2016, and presented the results of her research studies at an international conference in Melbourne in October, 2016.
Simply put, there are very few doctors specializing in women’s healthcare with the clinical experience, advanced skills, and far-ranging knowledge possessed by Dr. Gersh. She utilizes all of these talents in finding unique solutions for you and then directing the efforts of our team in executing your treatment plan.
We have all the tools necessary to diagnose your problems and treat them in the most effective and most natural way. Instead of simply managing your care from one acute episode to the next, we search for root causes and then address them with well-conceived complementary therapies personalized to your situation and preferences.
We use cutting-edge laboratory testing, advanced vascular imaging, holistic, functional, and integrative therapies, homeopathy, fitness evaluations and prescriptions, detoxes, acupuncture, diet advice, intermittent fasting programs, bioidentical hormones, and, if necessary, conventional pharmaceuticals.
Our goal is for you to reclaim your health and enjoy your natural birthright of vitality and happiness. We would be honored to assist you in this quest and look forward to being your partner in health.
Finding knowledgeable and compassionate medical care in any community can be challenging, particularly when complex medical conditions are involved. And finding a fellowship-trained integrative medical doctor may be impossible. To answer this need we offer the following telemedicine options.
TeleMedicine Appointments for California Residents
Though we always encourage initial visits to be in person, in-state residents have the option of scheduling initial and all follow-up visits via phone or Skype, during which all aspects of health can be specifically addressed. Callers under 18 years old require parental consent.
TeleMedicine Appointments for Residents Outside California
Differing state laws make telemedicine more challenging, though certainly not impossible. Your first visit must be at our Irvine, California, office. Follow-up appointments can be accomplished by phone or Skype, but periodic visits to our office are required. State laws are expected to change and will become less restrictive in the future. International patients have more flexibility with appointments. Callers under 18 years of age require parental consent.
If you would like to arrange a TeleMedicine Appointment, please call our office at 949-753-7475.