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    Guirguis Obstetrics and Gynecology Group of Brooklyn
    Guirguis Obstetrics and Gynecology Group of Brooklyn
    Street:
    522 3rd St
    City:
    Brooklyn
    State:
    NY
    Zip Code:
    11215
    Phone:
    (929) 226-0153
    Neighborhood:
    Park Slope

    Review and Rating

    Reviewed by 2021Review
    On 22-Aug-2021
    Subject:  OB/gyn recommendation at Guirguis ob/gyn group?
    Comment:  I saw all of the female docs at Guirguis during my recent pregnancy and delivery. They are all wonderful. Alexandra Moskaluk, the midwife, delivered my baby and she was wonderful - great bedside manner, incredibly caring and knowledgable etc. Same for Drs Swenson, Skoczylas, and Jones. I wholeheartedly recommend all of them.
    Reviewed by 2021Review
    On 11-Jul-2021
    Subject:  OB/GYN who takes GHI?
    Comment:  I have GHI and go to the Guirguis group (on 3rd street b/w 7th and 8th Ave in Park Slope). I really like all the doctors!
    Reviewed by 2021Review
    On 20-Apr-2021
    Subject:  recommended OB/GYN at Methodist?
    Comment:  I also delivered with Guirguis Obstetrics and had a great experience. I found them on the advice of my doula and switched later in my pregnancy from Mt Sinai. Agree with all the points above, they have a low key approach that I appreciated and were low intervention. Had a wonderful natural birth experience that met my wishes and respected my decisions. Really enjoyed having both OBs and midwives in the group
    Reviewed by 2021Review
    On 04-Apr-2021
    Subject:  Review from the 2021 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  I really like all of the practitioners at this group practice. I had great interactions with all of them and felt very comfortable. They were sometimes hard to get a hold of though. Wait times were far shorter than during my first pregnancy with them, but still variable from 0-45 minutes.
    Reviewed by 2021Review
    On 04-Apr-2021
    Subject:  Recommendation Needed for Switching OBs in 3rd Trimester
    Comment:  I moved from LA to BK in my third trimester and —after much stressful searching—went with Guirguis Group in Park Slope. It’s a group practice so you meet all the drs and get whoever is on call when you go into labor. I liked everyone, but was happy that Dr. Pete (Guirguis) was on call for me. He was thorough, warm, and very attentive to my birth plan.
    Reviewed by 2021Review
    On 01-Apr-2021
    Subject:  Recommendations for Dr./practice delivering at Methodist
    Comment:  I'm a patient with the Guirguis practice (mixed practice with midwifes and OBs). I've really liked them and they deliver at Methodist.
    Reviewed by 2021Review
    On 07-Feb-2021
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  Open and responsive team at Guirguis. Doesn’t pressure you to make certain decisions about your pregnancy and birth on most topics (though they do prefer vaginal birth over c-section if possible). Evidence based and provides lots of info and support on topics you want to know more about. Good about responding in their patient portal, easy to work with.
    Reviewed by 2021Review
    On 07-Feb-2021
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  They were absolutely great. I switched halfway through my pregnancy from a big practice because I felt guirguis was more accepting of me wanting a natural birth. They didn't force me to do any unnecessary tests and was able to labor /give birth how I wanted.
    Reviewed by 2021Review
    On 30-Jan-2021
    Subject:  OBGYN rec
    Comment:  I also went to Guirguis Group and loved it!
    Reviewed by 2021Review
    On 30-Jan-2021
    Subject:  OBGYN rec
    Comment:  Yup, Guirguis.
    Reviewed by 2021Review
    On 30-Jan-2021
    Subject:  OBGYN rec
    Comment:  I highly recommend Guirguis Group here in Park Slope. Every single person I met there was so nice and beyond helpful. My baby was breech so I actually had an unsuccessful ECV procedure + then C-section experience with them and they were really wonderful and supportive through the whole process. My friend goes there too and had a great birth experience as well.They were also supportive of my unmedicated birth plan (before we knew baby was stubbornly breech), Dr. Guirguis was very non-alarmist. I also saw they had great reviews on the Park Slope Parents site too.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 27-Nov-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  I like the style of care provided at this practice. They are pretty relaxed, listened to what I wanted, provided me with information and recommendations, and let me guide my experience. So A+ on clinical care. I will say that office management is pretty disorganized - it was hard to get in touch with a provider with their COVID hours, sched appts, and they forgot to tell me some things (like to get a tdap shot and how to reach them if I went into labor). So maybe a B or B- on things that happen between conversations with clinical staff.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 09-Nov-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  I like all the providers at Guirguis. I really wanted a VBAC and during delivery, Dr. Peter knew it and worked with me to make it happen. At all my visits, they listened to me, answered my questions, and had a calm approach to my pregnancy and birth, which is what I wanted.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 13-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  I went to Guirguis OBGYN for my second pregnancy. The office feels like an old-school Brooklyn practice. It's not fancy and does not have shiny, new equipment, but they get the job done. All that aside, the OBs are kind and attentive. I recommend making a point to meet every doctor at Guirguis because you never know who will be on the schedule when your baby is ready to come out. Biggest benefit of all – I live a 15-minute walk to Guirguis's office on 3rd Street, so it was incredibly convenient. Also glad I was able to deliver at Methodist for the same reason.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  I really love the staff and female doctors here; they are personable, respectful, helpful, and knowledgeable. The office is homey and friendly. I only had one check-in appointment during my pregnancy with Dr. Guirguis himself. While he was warm and affable, he treated most of my questions with responses like, "Don't worry, everything will be fine." I guess he has been around the block and that was his way of saying he thought the baby and I were healthy and it was going to be a low-risk birth, but I found it annoying and patronizing and really just wanted my questions answered. We switched to midwife care around halfway through my pregnancy (not because of Dr. Guirguis, but because I wanted to try for a home birth), so my experiences in his office were just during the first few months.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  I loved going to The Guirguis Obstetrics & Gynecology Group. I went to the Park Slope office most of the time but once went to the Bay Ridge office. On Fridays they only have appointments for pregnant women which will help with the wait. I found that Mondays were the most crowded in the waiting room. I ended up seeing every provider during my time there except the eventual midwife who delivered my daughter.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  Dr Skocylas delivered both my kids - my first vaginally and the 2nd was a scheduled C section since the baby was breech. She was very respectful of my more holistic and earthy nature/wishes even when we were faced with a c section (which threw me for a loop since my first was vaginal). I felt so well taken care of during both births and she’s a great communicator with not only her patients but with her medical teams including my doula.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  I started my pregnancy w/Guirguis- but ended up switching providers in Mar 2020. This was due to COVID restrictions not allowing birthing people to have support at Methodist (where Guirguis delivers). The people at Guirguis are GREAT in person- office staff, nurses and doctors alike. They are respectful and kind. My only complaint is their communication outsideof the office. If you don't need a lot of outside of office communication, then I wouldn't hesistate to suggest them.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  Dr Guirguis was our OB for the first two trimesters but we ended up delivering in Florida due to Covid-19. Our baby was ultimately born at 29 weeks, one pound and seven ounces. Dr. Guirguis had told us the baby looked a little small early on in the pregnancy, but not to the extent that he was at birth. I don't know if the size problem was something that should have been caught sooner or not.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  Overall, I was extremely pleased with the care I received with the Guirguis practice. They were definitely better at returning my phone calls then the practice I was with for my first baby and while I was decided to do a VBAC or scheduled c-section, I never felt pressured to go one way or another. Similarly, when I had some slight complications in my pregnancy, the doctors were proactive, but not alarmist. Dr. Pete and Dr. Skoczylas were my favorites, but I felt that everyone I saw provided me with good care. My scheduled c-section was a really positive experience (as opposed to my previous emergency one) and I really appreciated Dr. Pete and Dr. Jones setting a calm, positive mood--especially because it was in the height of Covid-19 and I was there by myself (aside from the actual surgery.) After the surgery I had some complications with my c-section incision healing, and I wish that the practice had been more responsive to me during that experience--it kind of felt like since the baby was out, I was no longer a priority. All that being said, especially compared to the previous practice I used for my daughter 4 years ago, I would definitely recommend the guirguis practice. The office ladies were warm and friendly and the wait was only sometimes very long. My appointments never felt rushed and I always felt comfortable asking questions or voicing worries.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  We had a great experience with this group practice. Throughout our pregnancy, we were seen by most of the practitioners and all were friendly, kind, caring, and supportive. The front office staff was always easy to deal with and flexible with scheduling. We would use them again
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  They were great!
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  Warm, attentive, positive experience. I felt cared for and supported.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  We had a great experience with Guirguis. We mostly went to the Park Slope office. The nurses and front office staff are very kind and friendly. I always felt like I was in good care - my concerns were validated and heard and the appointments never felt rushed. I appreciated that the doctors aren't alarmists and spoke to us empathetically and calmly about big and "small" things. My desire for a natural birth was validated and encouraged. The response time to portal messages were sometimes a day or two but phone calls were returned the same day. One negative was that we were rarely seen at the time of our appointment and could wait up to 45 minutes at times to go back.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  Loved them all. Very relaxed, low-key, and low-intervention.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  Been a patient since 2017. The office admins are sweethearts and all the doctors and midwives I've met have been friendly and professional. I was previously going to an OB in Manhattan, but in hindsight, they were rather "fear mongerning". I liked that the Drs. at Guirguis practice were laid back and professional. Yes, I was over 35 for my pregnancy, but everything else was normal so they didn't worry my unneccesarily.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  I always had a positive experience with Guirguis’ office. As a first time mom I would have like a little more structure and help with expectation management but overall they were always there when I needed them.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  Home grown feeling practice, easy to get appointments at desired times, enjoyed all the practitioners I worked with (especially the female midwives). If you want fancy rooms, 3-D imaging, frequent sonograms, this is NOT the place. I really enjoyed their low-tech, low-worry, minimally invasive approach - the front desk staff are sweethearts, the nurses were wonderful as well. I found their online portal especially useful for questions that arose, a practitioner would always get back to me within a day (and you can direct questions to specific practitioners as well, so like whoever last saw you or knows your situation, etc would give you a direct response).
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  I always had a positive experience with Guirguis’ office. As a first time mom I would have like a little more structure and help with expectation management but overall they were always there when I needed them.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  Heather jones in Giurguis practice Very supportive and encouraging! Held my baby during my 6 week checkup so I could get dressed
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 12-Mar-2020
    Subject:  Experience with Guirguis office
    Comment:  I spent two weeks over the summer trying to get my doctor on the phone for a specific reason and could not. I'd either get no call back, or I'd get a call that I'd miss, call back 3 minutes later, and the doctor was already in with another patient. I must have called 10 times and never ended up speaking to my doctor. Maybe it was worse because it was a time when a lot of people were on vacation, but it frustrating and completely turned me off to the group.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 12-Mar-2020
    Subject:  Experience with Guirguis office
    Comment:  Hi! I had a similar experience after my first appointment at Guirguis and looked to switch practices because of it. However, I had a friend/patient who gave me some communication tips and I stuck with them and am very happy there now (currently in the homestretch of my first pregnancy).Tips: - don’t use their website contact info! Everything is out of date. Hours listed are not accurate, phone #s listed are not the best for getting through. Even provider names are not up to date! (For the Park Slope office: 718-768-8500 — Mon 7am-2pm, Tues 1-6pm, Weds 10am-5pm, Thurs 9am-2pm, Fri 9am-2pm, closed weekends)
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 12-Mar-2020
    Subject:  Experience with Guirguis office (and Methodist)
    Comment:  They’ve been really responsive to me (within 48hrs). As a healthcare professional, 24-48 hrs is the timeframe we aim for in responding to messages but things can get busy!
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 12-Mar-2020
    Subject:  Experience with Guirguis office
    Comment:  I’ve been going to the Guirguis practice in Park Slope for my current pregnancy, and though my visits and the docs are fine, I am finding they never return my calls, emails or patient portal messages. When I mentioned this to one of the doctors he wasn’t surprised and said that was something they do struggle with.Anyone else experiencing this? How is this acceptable for an OB office? I’ve read so many positive reviews of the practice through PSP which is why I’m there (I was at NYU for my first and it was all great) but I am questioning my choice even now in my 3rd trimester.
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 01-Mar-2020
    Subject:  HELLLOOOO??? Welcome May 2020 Families!
    Comment:  We're at Guirguis OB and delivering at NYP Methodist. It's a group practice and I've liked everyone I've seen so far. Waits aren't long if you get an early morning appointment, and the staff is friendly and accommodating. (December 2019)
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 01-Mar-2020
    Subject:  HELLLOOOO??? Welcome May 2020 Families!
    Comment:  I've been seeing the Guiruis Group here in Park Slope, and so far everyone has been very nice and friendly. I've met with Dr. Peter Guirguis, Dr. Swenson and I'm scheduled to meet the midwife in their practice next week as well. (Rotating practice) Also, I've scheduled appointments for first thing in the morning so no wait times. (December 2019)
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 27-Feb-2020
    Subject:  obgyn rec?
    Comment:  Another vote for the Guirguis practice! They delivered all three of my kids. (November 2019)
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 27-Feb-2020
    Subject:  obgyn rec?
    Comment:  I have been happy with Guirguis on 3rd too! (December 2019)
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 27-Feb-2020
    Subject:  obgyn rec?
    Comment:  Guirguis on 3rd street is great! The office itself is behind the times but the staff is amazing. Dr. Pete delivered [my baby]....he is the son of the original Guirguis that started the practice way back. The practice has 4 obs and 2-3 midwives. They are affiliated with Fem-Gyn just around the corner on 7th ave which does urgent care walk ins and sonograms. (December 2019)
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 27-Feb-2020
    Subject:  obgyn rec?
    Comment:  I am a big fan of Guirguis Obstetrics & Gynecology, they delivered [my daughter] and I went back for my IUD and other care there. (December 2019)
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    On 24-Dec-2019
    Subject:  Seeking New OBGYN
    Comment:  Guirguis is amazing!! I highly recommend! Doctors and midwives are kind, attentive, and knowledgeable. And so were the nursing and secretarial staff. They didn’t push interventions, as I’ve heard can happen. If you have specific questions feel free to message me!
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 10-May-2019
    Subject:  OB/GYN recco
    Comment:  I recommend the Guirguis practice. If you go on Fridays (OB only) wait times are not too bad.
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 29-Mar-2019
    Subject:  2019 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Excellent! Exactly what I was looking for in a practice. Very laid back, helped me sustain a low stress experience throughout my pregnancy. I carried past 41 weeks, and they allowed me to wait to go into labor naturally. I so greatly appreciated it this.
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 29-Mar-2019
    Subject:  2019 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Great! There were long waits, but it was worth the care and time they gave during my appointments. I never felt rushed and they’d answer all my questions. I saw everyone over the course of the 9 months.
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 29-Mar-2019
    Subject:  2019 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Had a great experience with the Gurguis practice. I appreciated their low-intervention approach, and even though I needed extra monitoring at the end of my pregnancy, they were very calm and unalarmist. I liked that the practice includes doctors and midwives, but had positive experiences with all staff.
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 29-Mar-2019
    Subject:  2019 Birth Survey
    Comment:  I saw almost all of the midwives and doctors at this practice and enjoyed my experience with each person. I especially loved Dr. Jill-Anne Swensen, and was lucky enough that she was at the hospital for my delivery! The one doctor I did not actually appreciate is the practice's namesake and founder. He was very rough the two times I saw him and I would not want to have an appointment with him again.
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 22-Mar-2019
    Subject:  2019 Birth Survey
    Comment:  I had an absolutely wonderful experience and found the Guriguis team to be warm, supportive and attentive. I switched practices twice because I was uncomfortable (I was first at Spring Ob Gyn and then at Park Slope Midwives--both felt off to me interpersonally).
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 21-Feb-2019
    Subject:  OB Recommendation Delivering at Methodist or NY Presbyterian Lower Manhattan
    Comment:  I delivered and had a great experience with the Gurguis Practice (in park slope). They deliver at Methodist and are a small practice of rotating obs and midwives. The only downside is wait times can vary. Sometimes they were fairly on schedule and other times I waited for up to an hour.
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 21-Feb-2019
    Subject:  ISO OBGYN in Brooklyn
    Comment:  I second the Guirguis office on 3rd St. I see midwife Jill Swenson for wellness visits. She’s been totally lovely, respectful, thorough etc...
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 10-Feb-2019
    Subject:  Dr. Guirguis
    Comment:  I have been with Dr. Guirguis' practice since October and so far have been pleased with the experience. The team is a mix of OBs and midwives and you do have time to meet most of them before you deliver (although may depend if you start seeing them later during your pregnancy). Overall I have felt more comfortable with the midwives' approach during appointments, but I'm generally happy with the team. The main downside - aside from wait times at appointments - is if you really prefer to have a midwife for your delivery you can't "secure" this choice. It depends on who is on call that day. For this reason we are currently giving some thought to Park Slope Midwives because of our overall preference with having a midwife (over an OB) for the delivery.Following our visit to Methodist Hospital, where we confirmed that a lot of our birthing preferences could be accommodated (non-drug pain management techniques, delayed cord clamping, etc.), we asked the same questions to the folks at Guirguis. We still need to go over a few items but overall they are quite progressive. I have felt well supported during my pregnancy, but I have not had any issues arise so it has been very simple.
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