Blog Archive

Understanding the Role of Collagen and Elastin in Your Skin Oct 10th, 2021

Do your stretch marks and wrinkles make you feel self-conscious? When you age or go through major life changes like pregnancy or weight loss, your skin can be affected. Fortunately, there are solutions for skin that’s lost its supple tightness.  Dr. Gae Rodke is an OB/GYN located on the Upper...

It Hurts when I Have Sex Sep 7th, 2021

Unfortunately, pain during sex is a common problem; three in four women have reported painful intercourse at some point during their lives. Having to stop your partner due to pain can be an embarrassing mood-killer, but simply enduring it isn’t good for your mental or emotional wellbeing.  If pain is...

5 Possible Causes of a Double Chin Aug 10th, 2021

Under-the jaw-fat, called submental fat, plagues many who have done the hard work to get and maintain a tight, healthy body. This fat is almost impossible to exercise or diet away, but there’s a solution. Gae Rodke, MD provides double chin treatments with the safe and effective SculpSure® system. This...

Do I Just Have to Live with Unsightly Stretch Marks? Jul 19th, 2021

Stretch marks are a completely normal part of puberty, gaining or losing a lot of weight, and pregnancy. However, they can also be a source of self-consciousness. If you’re tired of hiding your hips, thighs, and belly underneath your clothes, you might benefit from Votiva treatments. This system by InMode...

How Menopause Impacts Your Vaginal Health Jun 23rd, 2021

Many women encounter new and uncomfortable issues after hitting menopause, caused by massive hormonal changes within their bodies. That’s why it’s important to have a gynecologist who has experience dealing with these changes. If you’re struggling with symptoms like dryness, itching, and painful intercourse, getting treatment for vaginal atrophy can...

The Link Between Smoking and Premature Aging May 4th, 2021

Recent data show that 14% of Americans still smoke cigarettes, and most die-hard smokers picked up the habit while they’re young. If you’ve noticed wrinkles, sun spots, and saggy skin, there’s a good chance that your smoking habit is a big contributor. The good news is that stopping now can...

Things Your Health Teacher Didn't Tell You About Vaginal Health Apr 11th, 2021

While formal sex education has come a long way, there’s a lot that the lesson plan leaves out. Most of these lessons focus on human anatomy, preventing STDs, and abstinence. For many women, their sex education began with menstruation and ended at abstinence and HIV/AIDS. This leaves out a lot...

How Anxiety Can Impact Sex Mar 8th, 2021

Anxiety can make any situation difficult, from ordering a pizza to having an intimate encounter. If you already have a condition that makes sex difficult, your anxiety can make it nearly impossible. With help from an experienced gynecologist, though, you can find a solution for the physical aspect of the...

Treatments to Stop Painful Intercourse Feb 9th, 2021

Age can cause changes in your body and alter the way you respond to intercourse. Around 25% to 45% of women suffer from painful sex, with menopausal women most likely to be affected.  At the OB/GYN practice of Gae Rodke, MD, FACOG, we encourage you to talk openly about your...

How Radiofrequency Energy Can Reduce the Appearance of Your Wrinkles Jan 12th, 2021

When it comes to getting older, many people feel that plastic surgery or injectables like Botox® are the only ways to roll back the years. However, medical technology has advanced over the past few decades, and radiofrequency (RF) energy is being used to tighten the skin and diminish signs of...

Votiva for Your Stretch Marks Dec 1st, 2020

Stretch marks mean something different to everyone. For one person, they might be a source of pride, but for someone else, they can be a source of discomfort and self-consciousness. If you’re unhappy with your stretch marks, you don’t have to accept them. Votiva can provide an easy, noninvasive way...

I Don't Like My Double Chin: Can You Help? Nov 9th, 2020

No matter how much weight you lose, it can be difficult to shed the stubborn fat deposits in your belly, flanks, and jaw. If you’re feeling frustrated with your double chin, it might be time to consider a cosmetic therapy to rid yourself of your under-the-jaw fat. If you start...

Do You Have Vaginal Discharge? It Could Be Vulvar Disease Oct 15th, 2020

It can be difficult to talk about certain issues, especially if you don’t feel comfortable with intimate topics. Vulvar disease is often overlooked and ignored by women who feel too shy or ashamed to mention it to their doctor. However, if you’re experiencing vulvar pain, abnormal discharge, itching, or other...

Why You Should Never Ignore Pain with Sex Sep 17th, 2020

Approximtaely 25% to 45% of women struggle with painful sex, and this number is higher among menopausal women. If you’ve noticed that sex has become increasingly uncomfortable as you’ve grown older, you can benefit from a chat with your OB/GYN.   At the OB/GYN practice of Gae Rodke, MD, FACOG, sex...

Summer Isn't Over: Get a Bikini-Ready Body Using WarmSculpting™ with SculpSure® Aug 19th, 2020

You’ve been fighting to lose those final inches around your waistline in time to enjoy the sand and sun. Are you tired of trying your swimsuit on over and over, hoping in vain to see the body you’ve been working so hard for? There’s no shame in needing a little...

What Are Uterine Fibroids, and What Can You Do about Them? Jul 27th, 2020

Approximately four out of five women have uterine fibroids by age 50, but many women show no symptoms and don’t even know they’re affected. Others, however, suffer painful symptoms and seek a way to minimize the effects.  At the practice of Gae Rodke, MD, FACOG, located on the Upper West...

Banish Your Double Chin without Surgery Jun 24th, 2020

Are you tired of looking in the mirror and seeing the area under your chin slowly expanding and bulging? If you’re looking for a way to avoid cosmetic surgery, but still want to get a toned and tightened under-chin, there’s a minimally invasive procedure that can help. At the practice...

5 Signs You Should Seek Help for Pelvic Pain May 27th, 2020

Pelvic pain is an extremely common complaint, especially for women. While some pelvic pain can be easily attributed to a certain cause, such as a muscle strain or menstrual cramps, unexplained pelvic pain should prompt you to see a medical professional. At the OB/GYN practice of Gae Rodke, MD, FACOG,...

Painful Intercourse After Menopause: Here's What You Should Know Apr 22nd, 2020

Is pain during intercourse causing you to lose interest in sex? Is your partner worried about your reaction to penetration? Between 25-45% of postmenopausal women say they have pain during sex, so if this sounds familiar, you’re not alone.  At the OB/GYN practice of Gae Rodke, MD, FACOG, in the...

5 Symptoms of a Vulvar Disease You Shouldn't Ignore Mar 24th, 2020

Pain or discomfort in your vulvar region can make it impossible to enjoy sex, and it can turn every day into a morass of anxiety and uncomfortable squirming trying to find relief. You shouldn’t ignore warning signs like itching or burning, as these could be early symptoms of vulvar disease....

Show Yourself Some Love with WarmSculpting™ Body Contouring with SculpSure® Feb 1st, 2020

Months of adhering to a strict fitness regimen and watching your caloric intake can get you to your ideal weight and slim your figure. However, there can be stubborn bulges of fat that just won’t smooth away no matter how hard you work out. At the OB/GYN practice of Gae...

New Year, New You: Turn Back Time with Noninvasive Wrinkle Reduction Jan 1st, 2020

Fine lines and wrinkles are among the first signs of aging. While they may be a normal byproduct of the passage of time, most people take steps to help keep their skin looking as young and fresh as possible, whether it’s in the form of anti-aging serums and creams or...

Why Is Collagen So Important for Youthful Looking Skin? Dec 1st, 2019

Most women want to look as beautiful as possible. In most societies, including ours, beauty and youthfulness go hand in hand. But as we get older, it requires more effort to fight the visible signs of aging. One reason for this is because of two essential proteins, collagen and elastin,...

What Can I Do About Stretch Marks? Nov 1st, 2019

Stretch marks can be upsetting to many who feel their skin is marred by these visible signs of previous pregnancy, weight gain, or rapid growth. While not harmful to you physically, these marks may impact your psychological health and hamper your self esteem.  Dr. Gae Rodke treats stretch marks and...

Most Common Causes of Pelvic Pain Oct 1st, 2019

Chronic pelvic pain plagues women all over the world. Studies show up to 32% of women report pelvic pain that lasts six months or more and keeps them from daily activities and work. The term “pelvic pain” covers a vast array of ailments and conditions, and several are difficult to...

Turn Back Time and Restore Your Youth with Votiva by InMode® Sep 1st, 2019

When you have fine lines and wrinkles, they can send the wrong message; not just about your age, but about how you feel. Dr. Gae Rodke on New York’s Upper West Side understands how your appearance can boost your confidence. That's why she offers the most advanced aesthetic treatments available...

4 Symptoms of Vaginal Atrophy to Look For Aug 12th, 2019

It’s no fluke that a substantial number of women experience unrelenting vaginal dryness for the first time once they reach middle age. Along with hot flashes and mood swings, vaginal dryness is one of the most familiar (and bothersome) symptoms of menopause.  But while hot flashes and other interim symptoms...

MonaLisa Touch: The Solution for Painful Intercourse Jul 15th, 2019

Pain during sex is something that many women experience, yet it’s not discussed much at all. It is believed that three out of every four women experience this for a multitude of reasons. For some, the cause may be a hormonal imbalance, perhaps due to menopause. For others, it could...

Not Loving Those Love Handles? Non-Invasive, FDA Cleared SculpSure Can Help Jun 26th, 2019

Do you feel like you’re on the losing side of a battle against body fat, despite your most ardent efforts? Take heart, the odds are stacked against you when it comes to stubborn fat thanks to powerful forces like genetics and gender. Which is why we’ve equipped ourselves with a tool...