Dr. Gregory Shifrin, OB/GYN
Gregory Shifrin OBGYN PC

Ultrasound

OBGYN located in Brooklyn , New York and Bronx, NY

Ultrasound services offered in Midwood and Homecrest, Brooklyn, Upper East Side, New York and Co-Op City, Bronx, NY

If you’re pregnant or think you may be pregnant, see obstetrics and gynecology specialist Gregory Shifrin, MD, in the Homecrest and Midwood neighborhoods of Brooklyn, the Upper East Side, or Co-Op City of The Bronx in New York City. He and his team offer onsite ultrasounds to evaluate your and your baby's health during pregnancy. Call Dr. Gregory Shifrin OBGYN PC to schedule an appointment, or use the online booking tool today.

What are ultrasounds?

Ultrasounds are diagnostic procedures that use painless sound waves to create pictures of the inside of your body. Your provider uses ultrasounds to evaluate your reproductive organs and the health of an unborn baby during pregnancy. They offer onsite ultrasounds for added patient convenience, so you don’t have to schedule two separate medical visits. 

What are ultrasounds used for?

Dr. Shifrin uses ultrasounds to:

  • Confirm a pregnancy
  • Look for birth defects or disabilities
  • Evaluate your reproductive organs
  • Estimate the age of an unborn baby
  • Assess the health of an unborn baby
  • Evaluate the position and size of your baby
  • Find the cause of pelvic pain or irregular bleeding
  • Determine potential causes of infertility 

Unlike X-rays, ultrasounds don’t emit radiation. They are safe, highly effective, and provide important health information.

Is an ultrasound right for me?

If you’re pregnant, your specialist recommends you undergo ultrasounds during certain times within the pregnancy. They weigh you, check your vital signs, review your symptoms and medical history, and complete a physical exam.

In addition to ultrasounds, he may recommend blood tests, a Pap test, urine testing, or other diagnostic evaluations during obstetrics visits.

What happens during ultrasounds?

During an ultrasound, which may last up to 30-60 minutes, you lie down on a reclining chair or exam table and stay still. There are two main types of OB/GYN ultrasounds, including:

Transvaginal ultrasound

During vaginal ultrasounds, your OB/GYN provider inserts a transducer into your vagina. It emits sound waves to develop images of an unborn baby and your reproductive organs.

Pelvic ultrasound

Pelvic ultrasounds use the application of a special gel on your pelvic area or abdomen. Your specialist gently glides a handheld transducer over the area to develop images of your baby.

They may ask you to drink water to have a full bladder before you undergo an ultrasound.

What should I expect after ultrasounds?

After your ultrasound, your provider discusses the results with you. They may recommend no treatment, lifestyle changes, watchful waiting, further diagnostic testing, medications, or other treatments if necessary, and answer questions you may have. They also let you know when to schedule your next OB/GYN appointment.

Schedule a visit at Dr. Gregory Shifrin OBGYN PC by phone or online today to take advantage of onsite ultrasounds.