Women's Health Services

NewYork-Presbyterian Women's Health Services

Gynecologic Specialty Surgery

Advanced Gynecologic Surgical Care that is Individualized, Comprehensive, and Compassionate

Gynecologic conditions such as endometriosis, pelvic pain, fibroids, and abnormal uterine bleeding can affect women’s lives in myriad ways. They often cause debilitating symptoms and can substantially impact health, fertility, or quality of life. In some cases, these conditions are best treated with surgery.

At NewYork-Presbyterian, our expert gynecologic surgeons offer advanced and comprehensive gynecologic care, from routine testing to the most advanced diagnosis and treatment, for women of all ages. With subspecialty expertise in endometriosis, fibroids, pelvic reconstructive surgery, minimally invasive surgery including laparoscopic and robotic surgery, pediatric and adolescent gynecology and lesbian and transgender health, our surgeons provide individualized and compassionate care that meet’s each woman’s personal needs and goals.  We employ the least invasive therapies to minimize complications and recovery times for the best outcomes. 

About Our Program

Leaders in minimally invasive surgical techniques for the most complex gynecologic conditions

Harnessing decades of clinical experience and state-of-the-art minimally invasive surgical techniques and technologies, the gynecologic surgery teams of NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center provide unmatched excellence in expertise and innovative approaches to the most complex and challenging gynecologic conditions.  Our teams include fellowship-trained gynecologic surgeons, including those who pioneered state-of-the-art robotics technology for advanced pelvic surgery. With well over 50 years of combined robotics experience, our gynecologic surgeons have treated the most complex and challenging endometriosis cases, uterine fibroids, and pelvic masses. The team is dedicated to providing women with the least invasive but most effective treatment options, including surgical and nonsurgical approaches.  When surgery is deemed necessary, we use tiny incisions and achieve outstanding results.

Cutting-edge technologies

At NewYork-Presbyterian, our gynecologic surgeons are continually committed to incorporating the latest evidence-based treatment technologies into patient care:

  • The Acessa Procedure®, laparoscopic-guided radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of fibroids
  • The Sonata System®, incisionless radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of fibroids
  • Fertility-sparing and fertility-enhancing robotic surgery, including robotic myomectomy
  • Single-port laparoscopic surgery to perform various procedures, such as hysterectomy, through a single entry point in the navel, leaving only a single scar.
  • Minilaparotomy, which combines the simplicity of traditional open hysterectomy with physical appearance and recovery similar to laparoscopy.
  • Laparoscopic abdominal cerclage for women with cervical insufficiency in pregnancy

Unique multidisciplinary and comprehensive programs for fibroids and endometriosis

The fibroid treatment programs at NewYork-Presbyterian provide comprehensive, advanced treatment for women with uterine fibroids. Our patients have access to the latest fibroid treatments, including novel therapeutics, hormonal management, myomectomy and hysterectomy, and laparoscopic-guided and incisionless radiofrequency fibroid ablation.

The endometriosis treatment programs at NewYork-Presbyterian help patients navigate the complex issues surrounding endometriosis. Our fellowship-trained surgeons specialize in diagnosing and managing complex endometriosis pathology using advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques for optimal results. Using fertility-sparing surgery and multispecialty management with reproductive endocrinologists, we provide superior care throughout the continuum of a woman’s reproductive years.

Our Approach to Care

Advanced gynecologic surgical care that is individualized, comprehensive, and compassionate

One of our greatest assets is the compassionate care delivered every day by our dedicated physicians and staff. We view each patient as a whole person with emotional, ethical, spiritual, and physical needs.

We efficiently diagnose the condition for each patient and develop a targeted treatment plan that considers the patient’s symptoms, goals, and reproductive plans. We offer a variety of innovative, state-of-the-art approaches, including minimally invasive surgical procedures and fertility-protecting treatments. Through every step of diagnosis, treatment, and recovery, we empower the patient with the information she needs to make informed decisions.

Seamless and Comprehensive Care for Women Across the Lifespan

NewYork-Presbyterian’s extensive resources, facilities, and multi-dimensional care platforms address every aspect of women’s health care. Our gynecologic surgeons closely collaborate with subspecialists in obstetrics and gynecology, such as maternal-fetal medicine, reproductive endocrinology, infertility, and other physician-specialists to provide seamless, comprehensive care that meets each woman’s unique needs through every phase of life.

Beyond surgery, NewYork-Presbyterian’s vast patient support services meet women’s needs.  Our gynecologic surgeons work with specialists throughout the NewYork-Presbyterian enterprise to provide care that addresses the emotional, social, and physical needs of our patients, including:

  • medical advice on lifestyle, exercise, diet, and nutrition
  • psychological counseling and support groups
  • consultation on pain management and integrative medicine
  • patient web portals offering easy access to test results, appointments, and follow-up care

Empowering patients with information, support, and guidance to achieve health and life goals

We understand that managing a gynecologic condition can be an overwhelming or isolating process. Our team is here for you through every phase of care. We work closely with you to ensure that you always feel supported and empowered with the most current information on all treatment options — surgical and nonsurgical, and guidance and support that will enable you to make the best decisions for your health and life goals.

Services & specialties

Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery (MIGS) 

The gynecologic surgeons at NewYork-Presbyterian have subspecialty training in a wide range of state-of-the-art, minimally invasive surgery techniques, such as laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, and robotic-assisted surgery, to treat conditions such as endometriosis, fibroids, and pelvic floor disorders. Compared with traditional or “open” surgery, minimally invasive surgery results in significantly less pain, less blood loss, fewer and smaller incisions, less risk of infection, a shorter hospital stay, and a faster recovery and return to normal activities. Additionally, the smaller incisions result in better cosmetic results and minimal scarring. These procedures are typically performed on a same-day, outpatient basis.

Endometriosis

The endometriosis treatment programs at NewYork-Presbyterian help patients navigate the complex issues surrounding endometriosis. Our fellowship-trained surgeons specialize in diagnosing and managing complex endometriosis pathology using advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques for optimal results. Using fertility-sparing surgery and multispecialty management with reproductive endocrinologists, we provide superior care throughout the continuum of a woman’s reproductive years.

Uterine fibroids

The fibroid treatment programs at NewYork-Presbyterian provide comprehensive, advanced treatment for women with uterine fibroids. Our patients have access to the latest fibroid treatments, including novel therapeutics, hormonal management, myomectomy and hysterectomy, and laparoscopic-guided radiofrequency fibroid ablation.

Urogynecology & pelvic floor disorders

Our fellowship-trained female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgeons provide a full range of evidence-based surgical and nonsurgical options to women with pelvic floor disorders.

Menstrual disorders

Menstrual disorders such as cramps or heavy or prolonged bleeding may be caused by gynecologic conditions such as fibroids and endometriosis. We provide a range of treatment options for menstrual disorders that may include relaxation exercises, medications, or minimally invasive surgery.

Complex gynecologic surgery

Our surgeons have extensive experience treating the most complex and challenging gynecologic conditions, including endometriosis, uterine fibroids, and pelvic masses. We make every effort to use minimally invasive surgical approaches whenever possible but will use an open surgery approach if deemed necessary.

Congenital reproductive anomalies

Our skilled surgeons address congenital anomalies such as Mullerian anomalies of the uterus that develop during embryonic life. They closely collaborate with reproductive endocrinologists to provide treatment that enables women to achieve their personal and reproductive goals.

Pediatric & adolescent gynecology

NewYork-Presbyterian offers a hybridized pediatric gynecology program that provides seamless, coordinated care for children as they move from childhood to adolescence.

Fertility-sparing surgery

NewYork-Presbyterian is one of the few centers in the U.S. that provides innovative fertility-sparing and fertility-enhancing surgery.  Our gynecologic surgeons collaborate with specialists in maternal-fetal medicine and reproductive endocrinology to help women achieve their fertility goals.

Lesbian & transgender health

Our gynecologic surgeons provide consultation and surgical care for people who are  LGBTQ+ — lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer (or questioning). 

Other conditions we treat that can cause pelvic pain include interstitial cystitis or painful bladder syndrome, myofascial abdominal wall pain, and pelvic floor tension myalgia. Our physicians have expertise in these areas and routinely collaborate to identify all possible pelvic pain sources to ensure the best outcome for each patient.

Why Choose Us

Multispecialty Management for Continuity of Care

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Multispecialty Management for Continuity of Care

Our unique approach to women’s health care combines doctors' expertise across multiple specialties to address gynecologic issues for women at every stage of life. Given the complex nature of many gynecologic and related pelvic pain conditions, we have a multidisciplinary team comprised of surgical subspecialists who are leaders in state-of-the-art minimally invasive surgical techniques.

We collaborate with medical subspecialists from a wide range of disciplines, including Reproductive Endocrinology, to provide the absolute best health care with superb outcomes, even for the most complicated cases. We also work closely with specialists in pain management, integrative medicine, and urogynecology to treat all aspects of a woman’s health and well-being affected by the gynecologic condition and pelvic pain, including other conditions that commonly occur together.

Convenient and Superior Care, Closer to Home

Across our New York City and Westchester locations, we provide superior care with renovated operating rooms and state-of-the-art technology, including the Da Vinci Xi robotic platform, in an intimate and convenient setting.

Virtual visits are also available for most new and follow-up visits.

locations

Our Providers are Conveniently Located in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, & Westchester:

Weill Cornell OB/Gyn Faculty Practice

Columbia University Irving Medical Center

855-969-7564 Phone number for new patients

212-305-5904 Phone number for existing patients

NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley

NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence

NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

ColumbiaDoctors - Westchester

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