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Dr. Roger Duvivier

Obstetrics and Gynecology
The Bronx, NY, Guatemala
47 years experience male

About

Bio

Gynecologist, Obstetrician and Global Women's Healthcare Physician Trained at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Montefiore Medical Center, NY where he had remained on the fulltime faculty as teaching physician, educator, researcher, advisor and mentor of medical students and residents as well as clinician for girls and women. Please see article on "the power of one" at www.einstein.yu.edu. Involved in volunteering healthcare services in Haiti and Guatemala for more several decades and advocating for reproductive healthcare and sexual health services for girls and women everywhere.

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Licenses

United States: New York

Doctor Q&A

961 Answers
265 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Probably yes but why: Vagisil will probably cause no harm. But...Since it is not likely that there is a very pressing and immergent necessity to use Vagisil at 6 wks, it ma... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Need serial betaHCG: Your blood betaHCG of 59 seems a bit low and your concerns are understandable. But if your HCG levels are repeated about every 2 days and they cont... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Try med treatments: Endometriosis (in ovaries or in the pelvic-abdominal cavity) can be very difficult to treat medically and even by surgically removing both ovaries. Dr... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
1st trimester sonos: Pregnancy sonograms performed by a skilled certified sonographer between 6 and 14 weeks are very reliable "dating scans" and can help determine the g... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
See definition below: Oophorectomy means surgical removal of an ovary. Exploratory laparotomy refers to performing a surgical incicision of sufficient size in the abdomina... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
You could donate one: Donation of one ovary may or could take place in some controlled experimental settings or for some specific scientific research protocols.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
You probably could: You may want to consult a Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility Specialist for further information.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Seek cause and treat: Consult a gynecologist or a Reproductive Endocrinologist who can evaluate and examine you, establish a diagnosis and offer you the appropriate treatme... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Consult a Gyn soon: Although most episodes of postmenopausal vaginal bleeding are benign, they not a signal that "your period has started again" and they do need to be ev... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Very unlikely: Unless you are under more stress than usual or have some other hormonal changes affecting your health, It is very unlikely that your "waking up later... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
You may be pregnant: If you are a healthy woman and you had sexual intercourse with a healthy man, it would be wise to have a urine or a blood pregnancy test . You may ben... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Most probably yes: Normal Ovulation depends on a well functioning hypothalamus-pituitary-ovarian system and not on the presence of "a 4 cm hemorrhagic cyst" ( which may ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Ov. cysts should not: An ovarian cyst may cause pelvic or lower abdominal pains but not "vaginal cramps". Most ovarian cysts are transient, functional and silent ... and r... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Yes: If you are in "the mood for sex", if your abdominal incision has been healing nicely or is healed and you postpartum lochia is is minimal or gone...yo... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Blood or urine test?: A blood betaHCG pregnancy test performed by an accredited laboratory can be positive 10 to 12 days after fertilization i.e. several days before "expec... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Best to wait 30 days: It is not always possible to tell how quickly oral contraceptive pills will block your ovulation and reduce your risks of getting pregnant. Some times... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Probably not but: Be safe, check your blood pregnancy test and have a transvaginal sonogram scheduled or consult your gynecologist. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) is highl... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Likely transient: Changes in hormonal functions (hypothalamus- pituitary-ovarian-thyroid ...) , a persistent corpus luteum cyst or other similarly transient alteratio... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
An LH surge: The release of a large amount of the hormone LH (lutenizing hormone) from the pituitary gland is believed to be the trigger for ovulation and the subs... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Often transient find: At 20 weeks, the finding of a "partial placenta previa" (which usually implies that part of your placenta is perhaps on or near your cervical canal) ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Maybe, if u had SEX: Your symptoms of "spotting"and "dull cramping" about the middle of your cycle may be due to ovulation, a well known phenomenon which has been called "... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Yes! to all 3: "hemorrhagic ovarian cysts" imply the presence of blood inside a cyst of the ovary which can be of various types:follicular, corpus luteum, endometri... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Not likely: The diagnosis of PCOS can not be made on the basis of your ultrasound; it requires information on your personal Gyn and General health history plus so... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
When you ovulate: Your "fertile period" refers to 4 to 5 days surrounding your ovulation which tends to occur 12 to14 days before the onset of your period. It is usual... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Yes you may bleed: Early in pregnancy, you may experience (Not a light period) but some vaginal spotting, staining or bleeding due to "implantation of embryo" into your ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Recheck betaHCG: Since your sonogram did not show an embryo or fetus, it may be useful to recheck your betaHCG level and seek an evaluation by a Gyn if it is still ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
No cause for alarm: The Pap test report that you described is “normal” for a 27 year old woman and is not a cause of concern.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Try "nipple stim": Consult your obstetrician, midwife or nurse practitioner and ask for their simple instructions regarding the technique , frequency and duration of "... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Possibly; need data: It seems unlikely that cannabis or its byproducts could interfere with or trigger side effects to metronidazole use (Flagyl) . The risks are probably ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Miscarriage unlikely: Since the failure rate of tubal sterilization (pregnancy 12 years after “tubes tied”) is quite low, the likelihood that your “ heavy bleeding10days af... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Just repeat the scan: Once your betaHCG level passes 1000 to 1500 mIU/ml, a small seemingly empty gestational sac is the first transvaginal-sonographic finding of a very e... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
The most reliable way to find out if you are pregnant (despite "protected sex") is by asking for a blood betaHCG pregnancy test. Your "negative uri... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Adenomyosis options: Medical (non-surgical) treatments for "suspected" adenomyosis exist. Hormonal trials with continuous oral contraceptive pills, or injections of DepoPr... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
You may skip the placebo pills this month and skip them for at least 90 days and possibly longer. Do ask your male partner (s) to use condoms too.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Positive betaHCG: If your blood betaHCG level was reported to be 102,942 mIU/ml, there are trophoblastic cells in your body, probably still in your uterus, producing t... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Seems fairly normal: You are using one of the most effective methods of contraception and can anticipate some changes in your menstrual bleeding periodically which are fai... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Laparoscopy usually : Although your symptoms, clinical history, pelvic sonogram and Gyn exam may raise the possibility of pelvic endometriosis, the diagnosis of intraabdomi... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Consult neuro + gyn: Severe dysmenorrhea can be quite debilitating; painful menstrual cramps can be associated with a variety of mood changes , gastrointestinal symptoms ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Possibly: Since many of 200 or more strains of HPV can trigger a lesion or cause a pregnant woman to be an asymptomatic carrier of the virus, it is theoreticall... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Non-coital ways: Non-sexual or non-coital transmission of microbes (viruses, bacterias...) can occur from mother to fetus or baby; from blood transfusions; from contam... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Once well enough: If your surgical operation was performed about the time of your ovulation, you may want to wait 2 to 4 days to be safe . If your “tubal ligation” was... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Between 60 and 80%: If you had sexual vaginal intercourse with a fertile man on "your ovulation day" , are healthy and have normal tubes, cervix and uterus, your chances... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Clips should not: It is quite unlikely that your Filshie clips could come off after your fall or after any kind of pelvic or abdominal trauma. After 8 years, you are st... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Patience, expectancy: Your betaHCG may take several weeks to return to normal depending on the gestational age at which your pregnancy was terminated. If you have no pain, ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Opt for safer ways: Your risks may be low, yet most effective reversible ways to prevent pregnancy are the IUD's and the subdermal implants. If you do not want to become ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Risk is very small: A combination of persistent on-demand around the clock breastfeeding and injection of 150 mg of Depo-Provera every 12 to 14 weeks is a very effective ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Few if any: If your pregnancy test, pelvic ultrasound and hormone levels (FSH, LH, TSH..) are normal and you are not troubled by any symptoms of premature menopau... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Yes but not likely.: Your ParaGard is a highly effective way to prevent pregnancy and has a very low failure rate. Unfortunately it can be displaced, lose some of its effe... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Probably not: If the sonographic appearance of the 8 cm asymptomatic ovarian cyst is "suggestive of a benign lesion" and you and your MFM Ob are not suspecting a ma... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Probably not: Neither endometriosis nor adenomyosis has been associated with or been reported to "cause an itchy vagina". You may need to have a Gyn exam, a microsc... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Duvivier is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Duvivier is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Nov 26, 2015
I am grateful for this doctor this Thanksgiving!
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I'll be going to get those checked. They say u follow your mothers, mine was in perimenopause but died before I could ask her when she stopped. Sisters younger then ...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you Dr. Duviver. I have been stressing since I have not been told about any benign lesions that this could be. Just suspicious and I need a hysterectomy. This i...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you for your help. Panicking a little because of the bleeding but at least your answer allows me to prepare myself :) thank you

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, NY
Graduated 1974MD

Residency

Einstein / BMHC

Residency

MM!C

Awards

Who's Who, AMA Special Recognition Awards, NY Castle Connolly Best Doctors, AMHE Specialist of the Year Award, NYMH Best Ob-Gyn Service Attending of the Year Award, National President of Einstein Alumni Association, The Carmen and Francis Carryl Humanitarian Service Award of OMAT
Founding Rx Editor, First Place, National - Winter
2015
Thought Leader, First Place, Bronx Region - Spring
2015

Affiliations

ACOG, the NY Obstetrical Society and others
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