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Commitment without compromise…
we make a difference.

Our board-certified physicians are devoted to helping women make choices about their healthcare in a supportive, nurturing environment. We offer a wide range of experience in gynecology and obstetrics with additional areas of specialty that include endometriosis, infertility evaluation, adolescent health, and perimenopause and menopause management. We have one of only a few Fellowship-trained advanced gynecological surgeons in the Greater Hartford area. Dr. Rachel LaMonica offers a full spectrum of Robotic, laparoscopic, hysteroscopic, vaginal, and other minimally invasive procedures. Minimally Invasive Surgery reduces trauma and scarring associated with surgical procedures and also helps to promote healing. Dr. Ursula Steadman and Alison Birdsey bring their 30+ years of combined experience with women's health and obstetrical care to the practice, offering a wide range of services that help women maintain a healthy lifestyle through every life transition. The newest addition to our staff is Dr. Cristina Dinicu, a 2015 recipient of the Patients' Choice Award, and a provider of gynecological and obstetrical services for women throughout their adolescence, child bearing years, menopause and beyond.

Personalized, progressive services.

Gynecology

We offer gynecological care for women of all ages, from adolescence through menopause and beyond. Our physicians and staff understand how important a woman's sexual and reproductive health is to her, both physically and emotionally. We are fully capable of dealing with most healthcare issues that confront women throughout their lives and always listen and take the time to answer your questions. Specific services we offer and problems we commonly address include gynecological exams and preventative screenings, gynecological infections, pap smear evaluation and treatment, birth control options, bone density testing, urogynecology, genetic testing, in-office ultrasound, hysteroscopy, sterilization, and both major and minimally invasive surgery.

Obstetrics

We specialize in comprehensive maternity care, low and high-risk obstetrics, and individualized birthing alternatives. We provide on-site ultrasound and monitoring, prenatal testing and offer a range of services to address your physical and emotional needs during pregnancy, throughout your delivery and postpartum. Our range of services—including childbirth education, lactation support, and breastfeeding support—will ensure that you have a happy and healthy pregnancy!

Family Planning

Whether you need birth control or help getting pregnant, we've got you covered. We provide contraceptive counseling to educate women on temporary and permanent methods of birth control. If you are looking to conceive, we provide pre-pregnancy counseling to help us to evaluate your health, target important issues in your personal and family history, address diet/nutrition/exercise, and identify any potential health risks to you and your future baby. We also offer infertility diagnosis and evaluation services.

Surgical Procedures

If you have a condition that requires surgery, such as endometriosis, ovarian cysts, fibroids, or heavy periods, we can provide a full range of options. Our physicians will work with you to develop a surgical plan that reflects your needs, is minimally invasive, and provides the most effective outcome. Our highly-experienced, Fellowship-trained physician, Dr. Rachel LaMonica, performs over 100 minimally invasive gynecological surgeries yearly. Whether laparoscopic or robotic surgery, benefits of this type of surgery can include less pain, less scarring, and a shorter recovery time. Dr. Steadman and Dr. Dinicu also provide gynecological surgery services.

Gynecological Services & Procedures

  • Annual Exams
  • Pap Smear Evaluation & Treatment
  • Adolescent Care & Counseling
  • Endometriosis
  • Heavy Bleeding
  • Gynecologic Ultrasounds
  • Contraception Counseling
  • Family Planning
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Dysmenorrhea (menstrual cramping)
  • Infertility Evaluation
  • Perimenopause Care
  • Menopause Care

Obstetrical Services

  • Lactation Consulting Visits
  • Breastfeeding Support
  • Prenatal Exams
  • OB Ultrasound
  • Fetal Monitoring
  • Childbirth Education
  • Pre-Pregnancy Genetic Evaluation & Counseling
  • Nutritional Counseling

Robotic & Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery (offsite)

  • Myomectomy
  • Hysterectomy
  • Ovarian Cyst Surgery
  • Removal of Ovaries
  • Fallopian Tube Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Tubal Ligation
  • Endometriosis Surgery

Office Procedures*

  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Hysteroscopy
  • D&C
  • Uterine Polyp Removal
  • Tubal Occlusion (Sterilization)
  • Colposcopy
  • Vulvar and Vaginal Biopsies
  • Treatment of Abnormal PAP Smears
  • Sonohystograms

* For your comfort, we offer IV sedation for selected office procedures with anesthesiologist care.