Dr. Peter Guirguis is an obstetrician-gynecologist practicing in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Guirguis specializes in women's health, particularly the female reproductive system, pregnancy and childbirth. As an obstetrician-gynecologist, or OB-GYN, Dr. Guirguis can treat a number of health issues related to the vagina, uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes and breasts. Dr Guirguis can also treat women during pregnancy, labor, childbirth and the postpartum period. In this specialty, doctors focus on reproductive care from puberty through adulthood.
Education and Training
MD at Syracuse University
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine 2007
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. Peter Guirguis M.D.'s Expert Contributions
A cerclage is a suture that is placed circumferentially around the cervix in the hopes of strengthening a cervix that has been proven to be weak in the past (multiple previous pregnancy losse). It is meant to be a physical method to keep the cervix long and closed. When done in a preventative manner in the right context, they are quite successful. READ MORE
Implantation bleeding often happens between 5-8 weeks of pregnancy. By that time, you have already "missed" a period and many women are aware that they are pregnant. The bleeding would also be significantly different than that of a regular period. To be safe, any abnormal bleeding should be evaluated by a woman's health specialist. READ MORE
A trial of labor after cesarean (TOLAC) is certainly still attempted now as it has been in the past. Many factors play into why one may or may not attempt a trial of labor after a prior cesarean. These include but are not limited to: the type of incision she had on her uterus, the reason for her prior cesarean, how much time elapsed between her last surgery and her current pregnancy and the capability of the delivering hospital to perform an emergency cesarean should one be needed. There are other factors involved in the decision making so ultimately, a discussion between her and her provider is necessary to determine whether she is a good candidate for TOLAC or not. Many women still attempt TOLACs and with great success so long as they are good candidates in a safe medical setting. READ MORE
This is a very common occurrence and often is not the result of anything harmful. If your pap smear results are normal then you do not need to worry about cervical cancer or pre-cursors to it. There may be an infection of the cervix, a benign polyp or simply increased sensitivity of the cervix to trauma. The more important question is why you are getting a pap smear every 6 months. We have generally moved away from such frequent screening in recent years. I would bring up your concerns to your provider. READ MORE
Hi, Most women should start screening mammograms at age 40 or 10 years younger than the youngest affected family member. With your specific family history however, it is possible that your family may carry a gene mutation which increases your risk of developing cancer beyond that of the general population. I would recommend genetic testing for either your mother or grandmother and then specific screening recommendations for you based on their results. If your primary care physician or Ob/Gyn is not familiar with these tests or guidelines then feel free to come in for a consultation and I will gladly assist you. READ MORE
Dental X-rays are not harmful to a pregnancy, especially with the correct shielding in place. Nothing to worry about. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Local Lecturing -
- High Blood Pressure (hypertension)
- Urinary Tract Infection (uti)
- University of Connecticut
- University of Connecticut
Professional Society Memberships
- American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
What do you attribute your success to?
- The good people he works with and the patients he takes care of.
Favorite professional publications
- Green Journal, Gray Journal
- New York Methodist Hospital
- Staten Island University Hospital
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Get to know Obstetrician-Gynecologist Dr. Peter Guirguis, who serves patients in Brooklyn and Staten Island, New York.
As a proud advocate of educating women to empower them in their health care decisions, Dr. Guirguis provides personalized care to women of all ages. A board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist, he is proud to serve women in Brooklyn and Staten Island, New York.
A Brooklyn native, Dr. Guirguis is the son of the founder of The Guirguis Obstetrics & Gynecology Group – Dr. Fayez Guirguis. At the core, The Guirguis Obstetrics & Gynecology Group offers premier gynecologic services for women throughout all stages of life, as well as personalized obstetric care throughout pregnancy, labor and delivery, and the postpartum period. Providers at the practice also perform both inpatient and ambulatory surgeries, including minimally-invasive, robotic hysterectomy, and myomectomy. The mission of the practice is to provide state-of-the-art healthcare to women during both wellness and illness.
Dr. Guirguis is also affiliated with New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital and Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Guirguis earned his undergraduate degree from Tufts University in Boston, and continued his education at SUNY-Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York, where he earned his medical degree. He then went on to complete his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Connecticut and is affiliated with Hartford Hospital.
Since joining the Guirguis Group practice in July 2011, Dr. Guirguis has become certified in robotic surgery. He is especially interested in minimally-invasive gynecologic surgery. As a proponent of the latest, evidence-based women’s medical care, he keeps current on all modern thinking and technologies.
Dr. Guirguis is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG). The ABOG is a non-profit organization that board certifies obstetricians and gynecologists (OB-GYNS) and offers continuing certification to OB-GYNS in the United States and Canada. Board certification is a voluntary process for those physicians who choose to pursue certification.
Dr. Guirguis is a member of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. To become a Fellow, a candidate must become certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, an independent organization, and then nominated to the College by another Fellow.
Obstetrics and gynecology is the medical specialty that encompasses the two subspecialties of obstetrics and gynecology. Obstetrics involves care during pre-conception, pregnancy, childbirth, and immediately after delivery. Gynecology involves care of all women’s health issues. An obstetrician-gynecologist, or OB-GYN, is a healthcare professional who specializes in female reproductive health. Dr. Guirguis has vast experience in several areas relating to his line of work, particularly in general women’s health. He attributes his success to the good people he works with and to the patients he takes care of. Additionally, Dr. Guirguis speaks both English and Arabic.
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