Steven R Goldstein MD is a NYC Obstetrician and Gynecologist, author, professor at NYU and inventor of the Goldstein Catheter.


Menopausal women often have many questions, ranging from the signs and symptoms, treatment options and emotional support. Dr. Steven R. Goldstein, a widely renowned menopause expert, works closely with many women to educate them on the changes happening in their bodies, identify possible health risks and customize therapies to manage menopause-related symptoms and promote healthy aging. He focuses on each individual woman, taking into account family history, medical history, symptoms, health concerns and issues before recommending the best management course for his patient.

Common symptoms and health issues related to menopause include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Skin flushing
  • Sleeping problems (insomnia)
  • Headaches
  • Mood swings including irritability, depression, and anxiety
  • Urine leakage
  • Bone loss
  • Decreased interest in sex
  • Vaginal dryness and painful sexual intercourse
  • Joint pains
  • And others

Osteoporosis and Bone Loss in Menopausal Women

Women experiencing menopause often have a higher risk of bone loss and osteoporosis. Estrogen helps control bone loss, and decreasing estrogen levels during menopause impacts the body’s ability to replace bone. There are approximately 1 million osteoporotic fractures among women in the U.S. each year. Reducing the risk of osteoporotic fractures in women at high risk is essential.

Dr. Goldstein provides insight on patients’ risk of developing osteoporosis and will recommend if a bone density scan or a bone loss management plan is necessary. He works closely with each individual patient, assessing her family history, medical history and bone scan results to make the best treatment recommendation to help reduce the risk of fracture. As Co-Director of the Bone Density Laboratory at NYU Medical Center, Dr. Goldstein lectures to medical students and practicing physicians and contributes articles and updates to medical journals, including the annual update for OBG Management on Osteoporosis.


Perimenopause is the transition into menopause when a woman’s body begins to slow the production of hormones. Women most often experience perimenopause signs and symptoms in their early 40s, but for some it can begin in their 30s. This transition time can last anywhere from 4-7 years. Symptoms include:

  • Irregular periods
  • Occasional hot flashes
  • Sleep problems
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Mood changes
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Free floating anxiety

Perimenopause and Menopause Expert

Dr. Goldstein has extensive experience working with menopausal and perimenopausal women and is considered a menopause expert across the nation. He has written two books and countless articles and chapters dealing specifically with the signs, symptoms, management and treatment of menopause and perimenopause related conditions. Dr. Goldstein has conducted numerous studies on health concerns related to menopause and perimenopause, including abnormal uterine bleeding, bone loss and osteroposis in post-menopausal women. He is a Certified Menopause Practitioner and a Past President of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). Dr. Goldstein also serves on the editorial board of Climacteric, journal of the International Menopause Society.

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Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding Many women experience what they perceive as abnormal uterine bleeding at least once in their lives. Women in their 20s and early 30s often have unusual bleeding due to a hormonal imbalance. Abnormal uterine bleeding becomes more common as women near menopause. However, con...

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Gynecologic Ultrasounds

The Use of Ultrasounds to Diagnose Thick Uterine Lining, Abnormal Uterine Bleeding and Ovarian Cysts Ultrasound is an important tool to determine if surgery is truly necessary for women who have been diagnosed with a thick uterine lining (post-menopausal), abnormal uterine bleeding (pre and post-m...

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Pap Smear Screening

Pap Smear A Pap smear (or Pap test), is a routine exam that checks for changes in the cells of the cervix. Pap smears are the best tool to identify abnormal, pre-cancerous or cancerous cells and provide immediate and effective treatment. We now understand that abnormal cervical cells are related t...

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Cancer Screenings

Gynecological Cancer Screenings Dr. Goldstein provides several different types of gynecological cancer screenings to his patients, including ovarian and cervical cancer. Ovarian Cancer Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cancer among women, according to the U.S. Library of National Medicine. ...

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Birth Control

There are many misconceptions about birth control pills. When Dr. Goldstein was a medical student, pills came in 80 and 50 microgram strengths of estrogen. By the time he was a resident, they were 50 and 35 micrograms. Most of his career, they have been 35, 30, 25 and 20 micrograms. Now they make a ...

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