Dr. Elina Burstyn, DO

Obstetrics & Gynecology •  Female • Age 50
  
Dr. Burstyn
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Capital Region OB/GYN LLC

711 Troy Schenectady Rd Ste 205 Latham, NY 12110

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Dr. Elina Burstyn, DO is a Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialist in Latham, NY and has over 21 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Burstyn has more experience with Obstetric Care than other specialists in her area. She graduated from New York College Of Osteopathic Medicine, New York Institute Of Technology medical school in 1999. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Albany Medical Center Hospital and Bellevue Woman's Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Burstyn to book an appointment.


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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Obstetric Care

Obstetric care specialists focus on the health of both mother and baby during pregnancy and through labor and delivery, including prenatal screening, treatment of complications, and vaginal or C-section delivery.Compare with other Obstetric Care specialists.

Dr. Burstyn typically treats 49% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

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C-Section
Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
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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
  • C-Section
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Coagulation Defects in Pregnancy and Postpartum
  • Colpopexy
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • 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
  • Mastodynia
  • 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

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Dr. Burstyn accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Open Access
Open Access Plus
EmblemHealth
GHI HMO
GHI PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Guardian
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO
MVP Preferred EPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO

Dr. Burstyn's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Burstyn

4.0

Based on 146 ratings

5 Stars
69.86301369863014%
(102)
4 Stars
4.794520547945205%
(7)
3 Stars
0.684931506849315%
(1)
2 Stars
2.73972602739726%
(4)
1 Star
21.91780821917808%
(32)
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She was nice and was a good doctor. So I thought. WRONG!! I saw her back in 2014. Told me I had large cyst on my ovaries and that I should differently have a total Hysterectomy. She told me she would not recommend laparoscopic surgery because I was too small down there and was afraid everything might not come out. She was going to due total abdominal surgery. She also lead me to believe that the cyst were cancer. Well, thanks be to God, I went to someone else. Was told that the cyst were not cancer and that they were in fact tiny. She maybe good for delivering babies, but please get a second opinion if she tells you that you need surgery.
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Feb 24, 2020
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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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Mar 08, 2019
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Doctor is good. The staff is very rude. They threatens the patients.
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Bon in Albany – Dec 14, 2018
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Oct 06, 2018
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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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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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none – Sep 26, 2018
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Happy Customer – May 21, 2018
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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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Donna C. – May 17, 2018
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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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Mel in Albany, NY – Sep 26, 2017
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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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Schenectady, NY – Sep 06, 2017
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Dr. Burstyn and her staff are awesome---can't say enough good things about them
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EB in Watervliet, NY – Aug 23, 2017
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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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Eve in Schenectady, NY – Aug 11, 2017
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My beautiful girls; you are my friends, my supporters and practically my family. Thank you so much for your endless support, love and patience through my pregnancy. I'm going to miss seeing you so much!
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Jane in Clifton Park, NY – Aug 10, 2017
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Thank you for making both of our pregnancies so enjoyable!!!!! You have been there every step of the way---you are absolutely awesome at what you do!!!!!
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Loudonville, NY – Aug 08, 2017
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Thank you so much Dr. Burstyn for coming in on your night off to deliver my son--as always you were calm and made me feel so comfortable. I was so grateful to have you there. You have been such an amazing doctor and we appreciate the care you provided me with.
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HK in Watervliet, NY – Aug 04, 2017
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Thank you so much for all that you do at the capital region obgyn !!! It was and is always a pleasure to see you!!! You have made this pregnancy so easy for me and you will always be grateful to you and your nurses for your professionalism
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Taylor in Saratoga Springs – Aug 02, 2017
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Dr. Burstyn and everyone I met today was very kind and professional. I have to rave about her small hands, and chocolate kisses at the check out add to the pleasant atmosphere
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JR in Watervliet, NY – Aug 01, 2017
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I cannot even tell you how severely disappointed I am in the "Manager" (who never even told us his name) of Dr. Burstyn's office (her husband). We never even were seen by Dr. Burstyn so I cannot tell you anything about that because we were refused care because of a form we would not sign. The form indicates that even if it is an INN network provider, if some ambiguous amount of time goes by and they do not get paid--they can BALANCE BILL YOU. Which is not allowed for INN providers-EVER. So not o
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Jul 25, 2017
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Dr Burstyn and her entire practice are very effective at seeing a woman through pregnancy. Dr B herself is very caring and comforting in a way that she always sets your mind at ease. She can sometimes come across as flippant but it generally comes from her quick processing of your questions and her depth of experience in answering the same question from many moms-to-be.
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West Charlton, NY – May 25, 2017
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Dr. Burstyn and her entire staff are truly the best at what they do. I had my first child last spring and I had such a wonderful experience through the pregnancy, the birth and postpartum. They take the time with each patient at each appointment to make sure all questions and concerns are thoroughly discussed. I am currently expecting my second child and feel so comfortable and confident with the staff at dr. Burstyn's office. I am so happy and so lucky to have found dr. Burstyn.
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Dr. Burstyn delivered both of my kids and made it the best experience of my life. She answered all of my questions and made the overall pregnancy enjoyable. The friendly nurses and front desk staff made the environment pleasant and inviting.
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Biography

Dr. Elina Burstyn, DO is a Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialist in Latham, NY and has over 21 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Burstyn has...Read more

Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

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

Languages

  • English
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Awards

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

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Locations

Capital Region OB/GYN LLC

Capital Region OBGYN, L.L.C.711 Troy Schenectady Rd Ste 205 Latham, NY 12110
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Albany Medical Center Hospital

Albany, NY

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

Bellevue Woman's Hospital

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

Ellis Hospital

Schenectady, NY

54% Patient experience rating, 15% lower than the national average

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

Saint Peter's Hospital

Albany, NY

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
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