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Dr. Elina Burstyn, DO

Obstetrics & Gynecology ·  Female · Age 49

Dr. Burstyn

Capital Region OB/GYN LLC

711 Troy Schenectady Rd Ste 205 Latham, NY 12110

Accepting new patients

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(518) 783-7070


Dr. Elina Burstyn, DO is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Latham, NY and has been practicing for 16 years. She graduated from New York College Of Osteopathic Medicine, New York Institute Of Technology in 1999 and specializes in obstetrics & gynecology.


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  • Explains conditions well . Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at top hospital . Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™ See hospitals
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Dr. Burstyn accepts the following insurance:

AARP
Aetna
Choice PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
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MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO
MVP Preferred EPO
UnitedHealthCare
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Burstyn's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Breast Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Burstyn treats Breast Pain more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Burstyn treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Burstyn treats Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Burstyn treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Burstyn treats Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Burstyn treats this condition more than 96% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bacterial Vaginosis

Dr. Burstyn's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Hypoplasia
  • Breast Pain
  • Breech Position
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Coagulation Defects in Pregnancy and Postpartum
  • Colpopexy
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • C-Section
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Endometriosis
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Female Infertility
  • Fetal Cardiac Monitoring
  • Genitourinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhage from Placenta Previa
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysterosalpingography
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Hysteroscopy Sterilization
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Placement
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction
  • Laparoscopic Myomectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Low Back Pain During Pregnancy
  • Maternal Anemia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Miscarriages
  • Multiple Gestation
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Nausea
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Obstetric Ultrasound
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Perimenopause
  • Placenta Previa
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
  • Vaginal Prolapse
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vaginoplasty
  • Vaginosis Screening
  • Venous Thrombosis and Phlebitis in Pregnancy
  • Vulvectomy
  • Wound Repair
  • Yeast Infections

Dr. Burstyn's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Burstyn

4.0

Based on 145 reviews

5 Stars
70.34482758620689%
(102)
4 Stars
4.827586206896552%
(7)
3 Stars
0.6896551724137931%
(1)
2 Stars
2.7586206896551726%
(4)
1 Star
21.379310344827587%
(31)

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No bedside manner; she is somewhat cold. She wrote the wrong script for the imaging she wanted done, causing me to lose leave time at my job because the imaging office couldn’t do what she wanted. When I called Burstyn’s office and explained the problem I never received an apology. I left her and went to another doctor who actually cares about her patients, not just their wallets.
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Doctor is good. The staff is very rude. They threatens the patients.
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The staff at Capital Region OBGYN are all so warm and welcoming. The girls at the front always will go out of their way in order to answer a question for me or work with me when trying to fit an appointment into my busy schedule. Even though there can be a wait, it is always worth it in the end! The providers there are absolutely amazing and take their time during appointments. It has always been a pleasure coming to this office, and I would recommend this office to everyone!
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Cold, careless, undignified. The front office staff are young and professionally inexperienced, rude. Don't expect a proper greeting. No degree of privacy at check-in/out- awful sliding windows they slam back 'n forth to speak. They double-book. I waited easily an hour most appointments, with a full bladder for ultrasounds. I was pregnant a second time at 40. They wanted to schedule 2 WKS AFTER I was found out I was pregnant. Lost baby before while waiting. Could have been prevented. Devasted.
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Staff is kind and helpful. I was not a fan of the old billing manager (he was rude and uncaring) but the new girls are polite and professional. I love Dr. B and would recommend her to anyone!
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Found this Dr on the Tricare website. I called and verified they took Tricare and are accepting new patients. The receptionist said yes. I then said I would like to make an appointment. She told me to hold while she asked her manager. (?) She came back 5 seconds later and said she spoke to her manager and they are NOT taking new Tricare patients. What? She JUST told me they did accept Tricare and were accepting new patients. She seemed very uncaring and rude. Very disappointed.
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Thank you Dr. Burstyn, Dr. Fickies, Sue, nurses, and staff for the excellent care that you gave me and my baby! I had a great pregnancy and birthing experience.
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I was very disappointed with Dr. Burnstyn and her office. Every time I made an appointment I was told I would be seeing the doctor but every time I ended up with a PA. At my last appointment I had to demand to see her. I felt as though the office did not care for my baby and my wellbeing. I expressed specific concerns and they were not addressed! I had to chase after them to get any answers. Dr. Burnstyn was very rude she didn't even give me a chance to express my concerns! No bedside manner
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Dr. Burstyn and her staff are awesome---can't say enough good things about them
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It is always a comfort to know that we can ask her any question we want and she will answer answer them honestly without sugar coating anything and without making us feel stupid or ignored. She never brushes anything off and followed up and resolved recent scheduling issue for us immediately ( hospital was giving us a hard time)
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Elina Burstyn, DO is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Latham, NY and has been practicing for 16 years. She graduated from New York College Of Osteopathic Medicine, New York Institute Of Technology in 1999 and specializes in obstetrics & gynecology.

Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Board Certifications

Education

2003
Svcmc-St Vincents Hospital Staten Island
Residency Hospital
2001
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Galloway Fellow
Undergraduate School
2001
Galloway Fellow, Memorial Sloan Kattering Medical Center
1999
New York College Of Osteopathic Medicine, New York Institute Of Technology
Medical School
2003
2001
2001
1999

Languages

  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Patients Choice Award, 2009
  • Patients Choice Award, 2008
  • Patient's Choice Award, 2010, 01/01/2011

Affiliated Hospitals

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64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

  • Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

Ellis Hospital

Schenectady, NY

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average

  • Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

Saint Clare's Hospital

Schenectady, NY
  • Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average