Dr Mualin is a Board Certified Gynecologist serving the Miami, Florida area. He is the medical director and will be the only physician/gynecologic surgeon addressing your health issues. Personalized service is Dr Mualin's mission statement. Whether it is s a well-woman exam or you are contemplating a surgical procedure, he will aim to comfortably ease all your concerns and make the process as safe and comfortable as possible.
At our clinic the majority of procedures are performed under local anesthesia avoiding the risks of general anesthesia and a stressful hospital setting. We provide a wide range of in-office services as detailed below:
- Well woman/annual exam
- Urinary incontinence/urodynamic evaluation and slings
- Abnormal bleeding and bleeding irregularities
- Endometrial ablation (heat treatment of uterus lining for bleeding)
- Abnormal pap smears: Colposcopy, cryosurgery, LEEP
- Pelvic pain: Endometriosis, Interstitial cystitis
- Family planning/contraceptive choices
- Essure (safer alternative to tubal ligation)
- Fibroids, treatment and removal
- Infertility: evaluation and available options
- Intrauterine Devices/Evaluation and insertion
- Sexually transmitted diseases/screening and treatment
- Menopause/evaluation and treatments including hormone replacement
- Laser vaginal reconstructive surgery (tightening relaxed membrane and muscle)
- Counseling on alternatives to hysterectomy/drugs, minimally invasive procedures
- Hysteroscopy (scope uterus for evaluation of abnormal bleeding and/or pain)
- Minimally invasive surgery including removal of lose flaccid skin in tummy area
- Colposcopy: evaluation of cervix and vagina following abnormal pap smears
- Cryosurgery: procedure to treat abnormal pap smears with a freezing technique
- Ultrasound: Conventional approach to evaluate pregnancies, pelvic pain, abnormal bleeding,etc.
HPV Information: Gardisil and Cervarix
Facts You Should Know Regarding HPV
Eighty percent of women will have had HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) by the time they are fifty. Because the virus often has no signs or symptoms, many people don't even know they have it. Dr. Mualin routinely tests you for HPV (Human Papilloma Virus)) at the same time you get your annual pap smear done. Getting the facts about HPV and the diseases it causes is the first step toward helping protect against it.
We currently offer Gardisil. A vaccine that serves to protect against four different types of HPV viruses. So whether you wait until next yearly exam or you make an appointment today talk to Dr Mualin about it to answer your questions.
Human Papilloma Virus Quadrivalent Vaccine Recombinant.
Gardisil is a vaccine that helps protect against four types of HPV: two types that cause 70% of cervical cancer cases and two more types that cause 90% of genital wart cases.Gardisil is a shot that is usually given in the arm muscle.
You will need three shots:
- Dose 1 At first appointment
- Dose 2 Two months after first dose
- Dose 3 Six months after first dose
This vaccine has close to 100 % efficacy in preventing HPV disease caused by HPV types 6, 11, 16, and 18. Although there are many types of HPV and most of them are of minimal consequence, the four viruses (type 6,11,16, and 18) for which the vaccine protects account for the prevention of up to 70% of cervical cancers and 90% of genital warts.
This vaccine is currently recommended for girls and women 9 through 26 years of age. Gardisil can protect against the following diseases caused by HPV: cervical cancer, vulvar and vaginal cancer, genital warts and genital precancerous lesions.
If you already know to have HPV you can still benefit from gardisil. This vaccine is very safe. After gardisil injection you may experience side effects such as: redness at injection site, headache, fever, nausea, dizziness, vomiting and fainting.
Cervarix is a vaccine recently approved by the FDA that protects against two types of HPV (Human Papilloma Virus): 16 and 18, for the prevention of cervical pre-cancers and cervical cancer. It is currently indicated for use in girls and young women aged 10 to 25.
Cervarix was shown to be 93% effective in the prevention of cervical precancers associated with HPV 16 or 18, in women without evidence of current infection with, or prior exposure to the same HPV type at the time of vaccination. Cevarix is administered as three shots within a six month period. This vaccine is very safe. Common side effects include: pain and redness at injection site, fatigue, headache, muscle pain, gastrointestinal symptoms and joint pain.