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Todd Bashuk, MD

If anyone has any questions pertaining to OB/GYN, just shoot me a note and I'll do my best to give you current and accurate information. I look forward to getting to know the people of Loganville.

Hi I'm Dr Todd Bashuk.  I have recently relocated my practice to Loganville, GA from North Atlanta and Northside Hospital.  I am new to this area and have been looking for a unique (ok blogging may not be that unique) way to get to know the people of Loganville, Gwinnett, and Walton County.

A little about me, I am a board certified Ob/GYN.  I am well versed in all areas of my specialty however I do have some particular passions.  I am experienced in minimally invasive surgical techniques, including laparoscopy, Davinci Robotic procedures, and other outpatient techniques.  I did my first total laparoscopic hysterectomy in 2002, one year after I graduated residency.  Before that I performed many open abdominal procedures with a 6 inch scar to perform the same procedure that I can now do with 3 5mm incisions.  The first time a patient came back for a post op visit with no pain and no visible scars I was amazed that a hysterectomy could be done without a large incision.  Since that moment I have taken many courses, simulations, and surgeries to become proficient in laparoscopy and robotic surgery

I have many other interests including Bioidentical hormones, infertility, and 4d ultrasound. 

I used to have many hobbies and interests, then I had kids, Jake 16 (ugh he is driving), Noa, 13, and Aaron 9.  So now I watch/coach baseball, football, lacrosse, basketball, help with homework, and deal with the crisis of the day.  I wouldn't have it any other way. 

Enough about me, If anyone has any questions pertaining to my specialty, just shoot me a note and I'll do my best to give you current and accurate information.  I look forward to getting to know the people of Loganville.

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Ejsplusg November 05, 2012 at 05:18 PM
How often should i do a self breast exam? Is it best to do it in the shower or lying down?
Dr. Todd Bashuk November 05, 2012 at 05:36 PM
40% of breast cancers are discovered by the patient. The breast exam should be done at the same time during your menstrual cycle at a time when your breasts are not tender. Breast exams, once thought essential for early breast cancer detection, are now considered optional. While screening mammograms have been proved to save lives, there's no evidence that breast exams can do this. What's now stressed is breast awareness — being familiar with the normal consistency of your breasts and the underlying tissue, as well as inspecting your breasts for new changes that may signify potential breast problems. Doing breast exams frequently will increase the chance that you will notice changes. The best place to do a BSE is where ever you feel comfortable
kari November 05, 2012 at 06:21 PM
Hi Dr. Bashuk, I am a 45 year old female having heavy menstrual cycles that seem to be getting worse as I get older. Is there anything I can do?
Mike Chubre November 05, 2012 at 06:26 PM
My left aches when I bend it this way. Any suggestions?
Dr. Todd Bashuk November 05, 2012 at 06:29 PM
YES, Heavy Menstrual bleeding or menorragia is caused by a wide variety of reasons. Fibroids (benign uterine tumors), infection, wacky hormones, and endometrial (uterine) cancer are some of the possible diagnosis. Your MD will perform diagnostic tests including ultrasound, cultures, biopsies, and blood work to determine the reason for your heavy bleeding. The most common cause of abnormal bleeding is simply wacky hormones. Medical options include Oral contraceptives, depo provera, and Mirena IUD. Surgical options include Endometrial ablation (a 10 minute in office procedure that can eliminate the heavy bleeding up to 90% of the time), and laparoscopic and robotic hysterectomies The treatment for menorragia needs to be tailored to meet your needs in a discussion with your gynecologist
Dr. Todd Bashuk November 05, 2012 at 07:02 PM
We are currently not hiring medical assistants, however you can go to the clearview regional health care web site and under career oppurtunities that is where open positions are posted. I hired both of my assistants through this web site
loganvillechic November 06, 2012 at 12:29 AM
Dr. Bashuk, Are there certain medications that can affect my regular menstral cycle?
Dr. Todd Bashuk November 06, 2012 at 02:17 AM
Yes. Is there a specific medicine or class of medicine you want to know more about Some of the more common medicines such as Anti depressants hormones, diabetic, and thyroid medicines can all effect your cycle
loganvillechic November 06, 2012 at 10:41 PM
Yes, what effect can anti-depressants have on my menstral cycle?
Dr. Todd Bashuk November 07, 2012 at 04:40 PM
Stress can absolutely effect menstrual cycle, some women lose weight and don't have periods, some women gain weight and bleed alll the time. The Anti depressants can help with management of stress therefore can help your periods. anti depressants are used by obs to treat pre menstrual syndrome. Typically prozac or other ssri antidepressants are given starting on the day you ovulate until your cycle begins. Prozac, Zoloft, and Paxil typically can increase the amount of bleeding however the mechanism is unknown, Lexapro does not effect the menstrual cycle to the same degree. The caveat I would make when it comes to the anti depressants is they are extremely strong drugs that affect the chemistry of the brain, They are valuable tool to combat severe depression, but many of the side effects of these meds are very individualized.
Dr. Todd Bashuk November 07, 2012 at 04:43 PM
Ok this is a medical Blog but I have to comment on election day. For 18 months the airways have been inundated with campaign ads, discussion, debate. The candidates spent 2 billion dollars and countless hours. After all was done where are we. Obama is president, Republicans control the house, Dems control the senate. We are exactly in the same place today as we were yesterday.
Dr. Todd Bashuk November 08, 2012 at 05:53 PM
Birth Control…which option is right for you? Would you believe that there are almost 400 different birth control options on the market today? Each manufacturer wants you to think theirs is unique, special and is going to do a better job of keeping you from getting pregnant. Here’s an insider secret, they’re pretty similar. If used correctly, each birth control option provides you with a 99% effectiveness rate based on typical use. In reality there are just a few key factors that help us help you find the right birth control. Do you want a product that uses estrogen, one that’s estrogen free or one that uses no hormones at all? How often do you want to have to deal with your birth control? Are you looking for temporary birth control or something permanent? With that said, here are the basic options available today…
Dr. Todd Bashuk November 08, 2012 at 05:54 PM
Short Term Birth Control Oral Contraceptive (OCP) - Your Daily Option. There are 4 basic varieties of “The Pill,” which differ due to the amount of estrogen in each pill. There are mini-pills with no estrogen, low dose pills, high dose, and pills that vary the amount of estrogen throughout the monthly cycle. End result, the higher the dose of estrogen the better cycle control but the risk of side effects increases. Nuva Ring — Your Monthly Option. The Nuva Ring is a small plastic ring that fits into your vagina. It’s a time-release device that slowly releases a small amount of estrogen and progestin. You wear the device for 23 days and then remove for 7 days. Injectable Depo Provera —Your 3 Month Option. Depo Provera is a very effective birth-control option that is usually injected into your arm or upper thigh muscle just once every three months. As another benefit, many patients report that after 2-3 doses of Depo Provera they begin to have light to almost absent periods.
Dr. Todd Bashuk November 08, 2012 at 05:54 PM
Long Term Birth Control Mirena IUD — Your 5 year, non-estrogen option. Mirena is a hormone-releasing system, placed in your uterus to prevent pregnancy for up to 5 years. It’s made of flexible plastic and contains a progestin hormone. Unlike many birth control pills, Mirena does not contain an estrogen. Mirena is 99.5% effective in preventing pregnancy without the hassle of taking a daily pill. Paraguard® IUD — Your 10 year, hormone-free option. Paraguard Intrauterine Contraceptive (IUC) is more effective than the Pill and unlike the Pill, ring, and shots it’s hormone-free. It’s currently the best option for women who prefer not to use hormones or cannot due to health reasons. It’s virtually hassle-free, no more daily of weekly routines.
Dr. Todd Bashuk November 08, 2012 at 05:54 PM
Permanent Birth Control ESSURE —Your Permanent option. ESSURE is a simple in office solution for the women whose finished with child bearing. ESSURE works by stimulating your body’s own tissue to grow in and around tiny coils that are placed inside your fallopian tubes. The procedure is non hormonal and does not cut through the skin. It is performed at the offices of Clearview Womens Health Care or at Clearview Regional Medical Center.
Dr. Todd Bashuk November 14, 2012 at 04:14 PM
Recommended supplements in pregnancy Prenatal Vitamin with folic acid for general nutrition Calcium 1000 mg per day to replace the calcium the baby utilizes DHA - Fish Oil or vegetarian sources. Studies have shown multiple benefits including help developing fetal brains. I recommend enteric coated to avoid the dreaded fish burps. If there are any questions or supplements you are taking in addition to those listed just contact me
Sheila Early December 03, 2012 at 07:04 PM
I am a 42 year old women that leaks urine when i exercise and play tennis, are their any treatments besides surgery

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