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Dr. David Kurss

Obstetrics and Gynecology
WIlliamsville, NY
40 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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Use backup : Use a backup method (condoms) or abstinence, wait for menses ( should happen any day now), and restart with a new NuvaRing after menses. If you had re... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Yes: If you are saying that you are experiencing a change in your cycle after a recent resolved ectopic pregnancy, then that certainly can happen. A tempor... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
No: You probably are referring to erosion of the cervix - seen frequently around pregnancy, younger ages, or after cervical surgery, for example. It doesn... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Probably temporary: Most women will experience occasional irregularity of their menstrual cycle. If it persists, and you are not pregnant ( obtain a pregnancy test), your... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
For: For hot flashes, options include: avoid hot drinks, stress, consider soy, herbs or prescription hormones.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
No: While transmission is more likely during outbreaks, most transmissions occur when there are no symptoms or outbreaks at all. That is a major reason wh... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Unlikely: Just continue using the pill. May want to obtain a pregnancy test for peace of mind if you miss your next menses. Occasionally an unscheduled bleed ca... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 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 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Ovary failure: Any disruption in the carefully balanced relationship between the brain and the ovaries can lead to premature menopause. A reduced number or responsiv... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 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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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 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 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
It can: It can if left untreated. It can cause damage to the tubes, potentially causing infertility and discomfort. Additionally it can be transmitted to your... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Unlikely: Usually cysts are embedded inside the wall of the ovary. As such, there may be something else that you are feeling- and not your ovary and cysts.- unl... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 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 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Not really: I believe that you are saying that you just started Lutera and are continuing on it, at present. Typically women may experience some breast tendernes... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 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 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 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 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Infections: Generally teenage girls would see a gyn to address vaginal discharge/infections or their need for birth control. Occasionally, a teenager hasn't deve... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
If +, HSV exposure: If 4.99 is a positive result, at your lab, that would be consistent with a past exposure to hsv 2. That means that you were exposed but, in the abse... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Yes : Micronor (norethindrone) is a good option for anyone who wants an oral contraception and who can't take estrogen or the regular birth control pill. ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Probable yeast inf. : In the absence of chafing from intercourse or prolonged use of a pad, for ex. A likely cause of this is a yeast infection. If this persists you may w... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 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 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Genetic, Hormonal, : Miscarriages occur very frequently. The first thing i tell pts is that is isn't their fault. Most frequently there is an error as the chromosomes ar... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Could be in 20's: Average age is 51 but the ovaries have been known to stop producing estrogen at a much younger age. Most premature menopausal women will need hormone ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Estrogen dosage: The original pill contained 150ug of estrogen. Over the last 50'years, the dosages have dropped to 35 and 30 ug - relatively higher dosages - to 20 ug... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 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 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
?ovulation: Its possible that you aren't releasing an egg every month, thus irregular menses and infertility. Frequently medication designed to bring ovulation on... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
No: Estrogen therapy, separate from the birth control pill for premenopausal women, typically is used to reduce such things as menopausal symptoms - hot f... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 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 36 years experience
Yes : Sometimes women have so much unpredictable bleeding, biopsies while bleeding are unavoidable. The results should be reliable.
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Nov 25, 2014
Very accurate and timely responses.
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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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