Dr. David Kurss

Obstetrics and Gynecology
WIlliamsville, NY
41 years experience male

Locations

Women's Wellness Center of Western New York

WIlliamsville, NY

Address

100 College Parkway, Suite 100, WIlliamsville, NY, US
Directions

Insurances accepted

Independent Health Association

About

Bio

David I. Kurss, MD, FACOG, NCMP, is in solo private practice of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Williamsville, NY. He is the Founder and Medical Director of the Women's Wellness Center of Western New York, which houses his practice and a variety of other services including a Fitness Facility and Weight Loss programs. Dr. Kurss was the first in Western New York to perform such In-Office Gyn Procedures as Her Option Endometrial Ablation - to address heavy menses and Essure - for permanent birth control. Additionally, Dr. Kurss is presently the only North American Menopause Society Certified Physician in Western New York. Recently, Castle Connolly recognized Dr. Kurss as one of America's Top Doctors. He was also recognized by Business First as a Health Care Innovator in Western New York. Although regularly guest lecturing across the country, Dr. Kurss maintains a busy Ob/Gyn practice in a suburb of Buffalo, New York. In addition to extensive experience in all areas of Gynecology, Dr. Kurss has special expertise in helping patients have questions about Menopause, Abnormal uterine bleeding, in office GYN surgeries, Genital Herpes, Contraception, and Female genetic cancers - to list a few. Please feel free to contact Dr. Kurss to help you with any of your Gynecologic concerns.

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Licenses

United States: New York

Doctor Q&A

243 Answers
38 Agrees
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Immediately if...: I usually recommend to pts to start their pill on day one of their cycle. If done this way, and it is truly your normal menses, the pill should protec... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Give it another day : Assuming that you generally have an approx. 28 day cycle, you may not be sign. Late. A pregnancy test could be run at approx. The time that the mens... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Probable menses: Assuming you have a monthly flow, ovulation is approx day 15 and menses is approx day 28. A slight change in the flow can occasionally occur but if tr... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Yes: Endometrial ablation is the procedure which alters the uterine lining to improve heavy menses. The novasure, one of several types of ablation, is safe... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Pregnancy & Bleeding: Birth control pills work best when taken at the same time everyday, without missing any. Studies have shown that many women are late in taking their ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Common: The most prevalent (how many have it a given time)is herpes simplex type 2. One in three american women are positive for the antibody to hsv 2 . Most ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Maybe: It appears that ahd blocks estrogen production- thus potentially boosting testosterone. Of greater importance is the action of ahd that blocks the ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Ask her : Oftentimes, as opposed to men, women may not have any std symptoms. If suspicious, she and you should have a thorough std screening panel done- inclu... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Plan B: I assume that you are asking which pill can you take to prevent a pregnancy after just having had unprotected intercourse. If that is the case, and y... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Both are risky: Pill failure can occur when any pill is missed - usually takes more than a few - but- the most important pills not to miss or delay are the starting ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Probably OK: So predictable is the menses with many women that any time there is a change - timing. Duration, consistency, color, for ex. - red flags are raised - ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Unlikely: Unlikely that pregnancy will occur. Double up the pill the next day - as soon as you noted the missed pill- is a good move.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Not needed : Just continue taking the pill as you are, if you aren't bleeding now. If you are, your doctor could prescribe estrogen tablets to take for approx. 7 ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Possibly : Every form of birth control, short of abstinence and hysterectomy, has a failure rate. Given your history, it is very unlikely but nonetheless you sho... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Hematologist: If it is a simple DVT associated with a recognizable clinical event (pregnancy, accident, prolonged immobilization) then your general doctor is oftent... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Compl Carbs/Prot/H2O: Typically people feel overall more alive and energetic when eliminating processed foods and simple carbohydrates. Focusing on how good you feel, coupl... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Depends: Typically people feel overall more alive and energetic when eliminating processed foods and simple carbohydrates. Focusing on how good you feel, coup... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Ok but why?: Usually the morning after pill is used when a women has not been on the birth control pill. If the bc pill was not taken correctly - on time every da... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
NSAIDs : Generally the pill is the most reliable method to lighten the menses. Nsaids, like ibuprofen, motrin, advil, may be helpful, as well, but it is unlike... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Hormone therapy : Alleviating moderate to severe hot flashes is best handled by hormone therapy. If that is not desirable, there are a variety of herbs and homeopathic ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Meds/exer/fall prev: Fractures are usually due to osteoporosis - poor bone quality and low bone quality- is very common, esp. In post- menopausal women. 50% may have a fra... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Yearly: Seeing your gyn every year is a good idea. Though there are discussions in the literature about the need for yearly pap smears, it is prudent to see ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Just need one open : Technically only one tube and ovary are needed to effect pregnancy. A dye test to determine tubal patency has the side benefit of potentially prying ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Very : Endometrial ablation, while designed to improve heavy menses, has been shown to improve cramping, irregular, lengthy menses and some other pre-menstru... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Yes: The pill doesn't lose it's effectiveness while using most other medications, including almost all antibiotics. An exception is the antibiotic Rifampin... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Yes : Sometimes women have so much unpredictable bleeding, biopsies while bleeding are unavoidable. The results should be reliable.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Yes: With time, outbreaks generally become less frequent and less lengthy. Anti-herpes meds have been shown to further reduce the frequency and severity o... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Numerous: First be sure that the lack of menses is due to permanent ovarian failure. There are several reasons for no menses - hyperthyroidism, elevated prolact... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Safe/effective: Not sure of your question but birth control pills are safe, effective, easy to take - 1 per day, well tolerated, and have other benefits like shorter... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Sloughing lining: Generally after an ablation- esp. After the her option cold technique - where an ice ball forms- you can expect such a discharge as the lining of the ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Direct Contact: Genital herpes is essentially spread by direct contact with an infectious area. It is so common primarily due to its ability to infect another even i... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Advil, (ibuprofen) Heat, Pill: If you are experiencing uterine cramping around your menstrual cycle, you will probably find some relief with some analgesics, heat, or consider using... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Hormone therapy: While herbs and homeopathic remedies have been known to help, the most reliable and quick way to deal with menopausal symptoms is with hormone therapy... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Probably OK: So predictable is the menses with many women that any time there is a change - timing. Duration, consistency, color, for ex. - red flags are raised - ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Yes. : Frequently a doctor doesn't need to do a pelvic exam before prescribing the pill. Occasionally it is important. Sometimes an ultrasound can be substit... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Follow the vagina: Follow the curve of the vagina - whether inserting fingers, tampons, etc. Never push too hard, esp. With fingernails or the tampon inserter.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Hesitantly: Fertility requires a host of factors to function in exquisite synchronicity. Infertility tests that are important include : spermanalysis, ovulation ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
No: Virtually everything that transpires in the dr's office remains confidential, unless the patient agrees to sharing certain information.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Yes: All meds have side effects. The pill has been associated with irregular bleeding, for ex. But typically women have more predictable, and shorter, ligh... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
No: The pill doesn't lose it's effectiveness while using most other medications, including almost all antibiotics. An exception is the antibiotic Rifampin... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Yes : If it is truly menopause - ie. No further menses related to the failure of the ovaries- then conception is not an issue.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Not to worry : Menopause is defined as a point in time, after which there is no menses for one year- due to ovarian failure. Most likely you are having some temporar... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Pad/tampon usage: It is often difficult to gauge the heaviness of one's own menses. However, if the menses lasts 6-7+ days, is heavy with clots, and is associated with ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Yes : Valtrex (valacyclovir) has been shown to reduce, but not eliminate, the risk of transmission of genital herpes. Be aware that most transmissions occu... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
It's possible: Occasionally i will hear from a pt. Who strongly feels that her reduced libido is related to her birth control pill or her iud, libido is influenced ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Probably: As your body and its hormones adjust to the non-pregnant state, your menstrual flow will gradually return to its usual pattern. You may notice a diff... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Probably lighter: Day one start is a good idea when taking the pill. It offers more immediate protection and is oftentimes an easier schedule to remember. Frequently t... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Normal to go back: It is quite common for women who had a resolution of irregular periods on the pill, to revert back to an irregular pattern when she stops the pill. I... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Its possible: Genitalia development depends on the chromosomes and exposure to testosterone. There is a sequence of events starting with the internal genitalia ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Probably: The pill controls your cycle artificially and generally predictably. Any alteration in the regimen will usually result in unscheduled bleeding. Fortun... Read More
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Nov 25, 2014
Very accurate and timely responses.
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kurss is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kurss is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I travelled 900kms for a 3rd opinion which gave me the same advice you gave! Thank you so much! It was actually an appendix and endemetriosis!
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I've recently lost a little weight. Nothing extreme. I was on lutera a couple of years ago for a long time and didn't experience this. Thank
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! And now I can go on with one less worry and stress about my plans in the future with pregnancy.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, NY
Graduated 1982MD

Medical/Graduate school

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, NY
Graduated 1982MD

Awards

Top Doctors Award
Most Influential, Third Place, Buffalo, NY - Winter
2013
Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Second Place, Buffalo, NY - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Women's Wellness Center of Western New York
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