Dr. Sagar Patel, MD, OB/GYN
Board certified: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sagar Patel M.D., a practicing Obstetrician and Gynecologist, is currently seeing patients in his office in Atlantic Highlands, NJ. Dr. Patel has hospital privileges in Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, NJ and Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, NJ. Dr. Patel, completed his residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center as Chief Resident in 2008. During his residency, he was honored all 4 years, with the Robert Wood Johnson Best Teacher Award, a prestigious award voted on by students, residents and faculty. Dr. Patel, received his medical degree from University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, New Jersey after receiving his Bachelor of Science with Distinction from Steven’s Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey.
A New Jersey native and son of a well respected OB/GYN, Dr. Patel, currently resides in Long Branch, NJ. He enjoys spending time with his wife, who is a Radiation Oncologist, and his two Yorkshire Terriers, Gizmo & Chewy.
Dr. Patel’s PHILOSOPHY
Dr. Patel’s approach to his obstetrical patients and the labor process is patience. He believes that Mom should deliver her baby, when they are both ready naturally, without unnecessary inductions. He also performs his own in office ultrasounds, so he can guide his patients and answer questions throughout the sonograms. Dr. Patel also has expertise in high-risk obstetrics, and regularly gives lectures in maternal fetal medicine.
Dr. Patel is well trained and highly skilled in all of the newest medical and surgical techniques, which are in line with the latest recommendations from American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).
Dr. Patel specializes in serving women’s gynecological needs, including but not limited to: contraception , STD testing, vaginal discharge, urinary tract infections, irregular vaginal bleeding, painful periods, pelvic pain, pain during intercourse, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, polycystic ovary syndrome, fibroids, PMS/PMDD, infertility, breast problems, and postmenopausal symptoms.
For the safety and convenience of his patients, Dr. Patel performs in-office, minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. He also performs various gynecological surgeries at Riverview Medical Center and Jersey Shore University Medical Center.
In addition to performing annual and routine Pap tests, for women with abnormal or precancerous cervical lesions, Dr. Patel performs diagnostic Colposcopy and if needed, therapeutic Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP).
For women with lesions on their vulva, Dr. Patel offers treatment of genital warts and removal of skin tags.
For women who are seeking long-term reversible contraception, Dr. Patel performs in office IUD Insertion, such as the 5-year Mirena and 10-year Paraguard.
For women who are done with childbearing and desire permanent sterilization, Dr. Patel is one of the few highly trained OB/GYNs who perform the new same day, minimally invasive, incision-free, Hysteroscopic Sterilization procedures such as the ESSURE and ADIANA procedures. He also performs the traditional Post Partum Sterilization and Laparoscopic Sterilization procedures.
In addition to performing routine in office obstetrical and gynecological Ultrasounds, Dr. Patel performs specialized in office ultrasounds such as Sonohysterography, which are used to diagnose the cause of heavy irregular vaginal bleeding or infertility in some women. He also performs the traditional Hysteroscopy procedure which is used to diagnose the cause of heavy irregular vaginal bleeding or infertility.
For treatment of women with heavy irregular vaginal bleeding, Dr. Patel performs same day, minimally invasive, incision-free hysterectomy alternatives including Endometrial Ablation such as the NOVASURE procedure.
For women with symptomatic fibroids and/or heavy irregular vaginal bleeding that can’t be controlled with the Endometrial Ablation, Dr. Patel can perform a Hysterectomy. However, he encourages less invasive routes than the traditional Abdominal Hysterectomy, such as Vaginal Hysterectomy (NO incision in the abdomen), Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy (small incisions in the abdomen) and Laparoscopic Hysterectomy (small incisions in the abdomen), which allows patient to return to work and resume regular activities much sooner.
For women with pelvic pain, suspected endometriosis, pain during intercourse or ovarian cysts, if conservative observation and medical management are unsuccessful, Dr. Patel can perform a same day diagnostic and/or therapeutic Laparoscopy.
In addition to specializing in obstetrical care and medical and surgical management of gynecological problems, Dr. Patel is a strong believer of adolescent and well-woman visits, during which he educates his patients about preventative care such as contraception, STD testing, HPV, (and HPV Vaccine), Pap tests, breast exams, mammograms and osteoporosis screening. He has given lectures to the community and posted articles in local news papers such as: Preventing Cervical Cancer and HPV.