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Women’s Health Center2020-05-20T10:44:13-04:00

A heated robe… a warm cup of tea… a cozy fireplace combined with the reassurance of knowing you’re taking good care of yourself. The Star and Barry Tobias Women’s Health Center at CentraState offers comfort, convenience, and unexpected pampering. With comprehensive women’s health services such as bone density and 3D mammography, access to expert women’s physicians, nutrition and wellness consultants, and fitness professionals, you’ll find everything you need to take care of you.

During the COVID-19 crisis, we are taking extra precautions to keep you safe, including: 

  • All staff members are screened daily for COVID-19 related symptoms and all patients are screened for COVID-19 symptoms each visit, including a temperature assessment.
  • All staff members and patients are required to wear masks while in CentraState facilities. Patients can use cloth face covers, personal masks or will be provided a procedure mask, if needed.
  • Patients are escorted from the main lobby to the Women’s Health Center and enter through the side door.
  • In most cases, patients are brought back to clinical area immediately after checking-in.
  • Patient care spaces have been reconfigured to maintain physical distancing.
  • Plexiglas barriers are placed at reception desks.
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A heated robe… a warm cup of tea… a cozy fireplace combined with the reassurance of knowing you’re taking good care of yourself. The Star and Barry Tobias Women’s Health Center at CentraState offers comfort, convenience, and unexpected pampering. With comprehensive women’s health services  and wellness services such as bone density and 3D mammography, access to expert women’s physicians, nutrition and wellness consultant, and fitness professionals, you’ll find everything you need to take care of you.

SERVICES

BREAST BIOPSIES & PROCEDURES

Stereotactic core needle biopsy (SCNB) is a core biopsy that uses X-rays and computer coordinates. It offers a groundbreaking alternative to standard, open surgical biopsy. SCNB procedures are performed in an outpatient setting using local anesthesia. During this procedure, small samples of tissue are removed from the breast for analysis using a hollow needle. This revolutionary diagnostic procedure is less invasive, less painful, and less costly than traditional surgical biopsy.

Prior to surgery, a radiologist localizes the area in the breast to be biopsied by inserting a guidewire. The guidewire “hooks” around the area in the breast to be biopsied. The patient is then immediately transported to the Operating Room, where the surgeon makes an incision in the breast following the guidewire and accurately removes the targeted breast tissue.
Ultrasound-guided breast biopsy is useful when suspicious changes are detected through mammograms and ultrasounds, but no abnormality can be felt during the breast exam. This minimally invasive procedure involves no exposure to radiation, is performed in an outpatient setting, and takes less time than a traditional surgical biopsy.
Cryoablation is an FDA-approved treatment for breast fibroadenomas (non-cancerous breast tumors) and is an alternative to open surgery. It uses extreme cold to completely destroy tissue. This simple, ultrasound-guided procedure can address the anxiety of living with an uncomfortable tumor. With cryoablation, the size and shape of your breast will not be affected as the treated tissue is gradually reabsorbed.

WOMEN’S HEALTH CENTER SUPPORT AND RESOURCES

The Women’s Health Center has dedicated nurses who understand that prompt results ease anxiety. They help guide women through the screenings, and, if necessary, any further diagnostic tests. Our nurses follow up with physicians to ensure receipt of patient test results and with each patient after testing.

A nurse is available to address any questions you may have during your visit or later. Health resources covering key health topics such as breast health, PMS, menopause, osteoporosis, and nutrition are also available through the Women’s Health Center.

SPA TREAT WITH ANNUAL MAMMOGRAM

Our Women’s Health Center has teamed up with Hand & Stone Spa to offer women a special gift. When you get a mammogram at CentraState, you will also receive $50 off a one-hour, regularly-priced, massage or facial at Hand & Stone Spa in Howell, Manalapan, or East Windsor.

Simply request an appointment with an OBGYN for your prescription. Then call us at 732-294-2778 or request a mammogram appointment online.

*Not convertible to cash or intended to induce referral. One offer per customer per year. Exclusions may apply.

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PHYSICIANS

Robert Portadin, M.D.

Robert Portadin, M.D.

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Borislava Burt-Libo, DO

Borislava Burt-Libo, DO

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Angela Markman, MD

Angela Markman, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Amit Kharod, M.D.

Amit Kharod, M.D.

Breast Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Surgery - General

Jyothi Rangadhama, MD JR

Jyothi Rangadhama, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Martin Michalewski, M.D.

Martin Michalewski, M.D.

Surgery - Gynecologic Robotic, Urogynecology

Sharon Smith, M.D.

Sharon Smith, M.D.

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Peter Mandel, M.D.

Peter Mandel, M.D.

Obstetrics and Gynecology, Surgery - Gynecologic Robotic

Michael Kirwin, M.D.

Michael Kirwin, M.D.

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Casandra Autry, M.D.

Casandra Autry, M.D.

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Safrir Neuwirth, M.D.

Safrir Neuwirth, M.D.

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Michael Dimino, M.D.

Michael Dimino, M.D.

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Margaret Dufreney, MD

Margaret Dufreney, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

John Pellegrino, M.D.

John Pellegrino, M.D.

Breast Surgery

Manish Gopal, M.D. MG

Manish Gopal, M.D.

Robotic Surgery, Urogynecology

Kira Moore, DO

Kira Moore, DO

Gynecology

Theodore Lygas, M.D. TL

Theodore Lygas, M.D.

Breast Surgery

Yana Markidan, M.D.

Yana Markidan, M.D.

Gynecology

Paul Matta, D.O. PM

Paul Matta, D.O.

Maternal Fetal Medicine

Helen Simigiannis, M.D.

Helen Simigiannis, M.D.

Gynecology

Natalie B.
Natalie B.

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Mildred G.
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Krisda A

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FAQs

To make an appointment at the Women’s Health Center, please call 732- 294-2778 or request an appointment online.

3D Mammograms are covered by Medicare and a growing number of private insurers. Please contact your insurance company for specific coverage details.

Financial assistance can be obtained through a grant from the William T. Morris Foundation. Please call the Women’s Health Center at 732-294-2626 for details. For more information on screening assistance, please visit The VNA Health Group.

The American College of Radiology (ACR) and Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) recommend that women start getting annual mammograms at age 40. The American Cancer Society (ACS), US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), ACR and SBI agree that this approach saves the most lives.

Getting mammograms starting at age 40 improves odds of survival and can help avoid more extensive treatment.

Women who have had breast cancer and those who are at increased risk due to a family history of breast cancer should seek expert medical advice about the frequency of screening and whether they should begin screening before age 40.

Yes, you need a prescription in order to receive a mammography.

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