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At Long Island Jewish Medical Center, we offer a wide range of renowned OB/GYN programs and services in obstetrics, maternal fetal medicine, gynecology, gynecologic oncology, minimally invasive and robotic surgery, fertility and femaile pelvic and reconstructive surgery.

Obstetrics

Having a baby is one of the most important times in your life. We recognize that your experience during this time is one that stays with you forever. To make the birth of your baby as enjoyable and memorable as possible, we offer a variety of pain management options for the thousands of women delivering here each year.

Obstetric anesthesiologists provide pre- and post-operative anesthetic care for patients undergoing:

  • Labor and vaginal delivery
  • Cesarean section
  • Bilateral tubal ligation
  • Cervical cerclage
  • Cesarean hysterectomy
  • Other emergency obstetrical procedures

Obstetric anesthesiologists are available on Labor and Delivery at all times, and are committed to fulfilling the specific needs of each and every patient who require their services.

Personalized pain management choices

Requesting anesthesia to relieve pain during labor is a very personal and individualized decision that only a patient and her physician can make.

The chief of obstetrical anesthesia or a member of his team will see the patient in order to obtain a history, and then help them to make an informed decision regarding anesthesia. The anesthesiologist will take your personal preferences into consideration and then coordinate a pain management plan directly with your obstetrician.

We are committed to making your labor and delivery experience positive. Anything that we can do to assist you with your pain management needs will be done. Our goal is a healthy mother and baby.

Maternal fetal medicine

Maternal fetal medicine specialists care for pregnant women with obstetrical and/or medical complications, as well as normal pregnancies.

Our physicians specialize in caring for women during high-risk pregnancies, as well as for diagnostic ultrasound. Their education includes advanced knowledge in the obstetrical, medical and surgical complications of pregnancy and the effects of their complications on both mother and baby. Our doctors are also trained in the latest diagnostic and treatment methods used in the care of patients with complicated pregnancies.

This service is designed for pregnant women with complex obstetrical and/or medical complications, which affect both mother and baby, such as diabetes, multiple gestations, and advanced maternal age. Our Antepartum Testing Units (ATUs) offer state-of-the-art maternal and fetal testing, including:

  • Level II ultrasounds
  • 3D-4D ultrasounds
  • Nonstress tests
  • Biophysical profiles
  • Doppler velocimetry
  • Echocardiography
  • Genetic counseling
  • First-trimester screening for chromosomal abnormalities (ultrascreen)
  • Chorionic villus sampling (CVS)
  • Amniocentesis

High-Risk Pregnancy Center

A pregnancy may be considered high-risk due to pre-existing medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, lupus and heart disease, or when a woman has had problems with prior pregnancies. Our high-risk fellowship-trained team works closely with obstetricians and doctors specializing in genetics, hematology, infectious diseases, as well as heart, lung and kidney problems to ensure that each woman receives personal service to provide the healthiest outcome for herself and her baby.

Gynecology

Gynecology services routinely address common problems such as the treatment of fibroids, menstrual disorders, abnormal Pap smears, infections, bleeding, pain, menopausal symptoms, and vulvar disorders in the office. Our physicians have extensive experience and expertise in diagnosis and treatment of complex gynecologic problems, family planning, treating menopausal symptoms, menstrual disorders, infertility, gynecologic malignancies, and pediatric gynecology.

Our physicians perform minor and major surgical procedures with an emphasis on minimally invasive techniques including laparoscopy and hysteroscopy. Vulvar and endometrial biopsies, colposcopies, and saline sonohystograms may be performed in the office. Surgery for the diagnosis and treatment of such problems as endometriosis, cysts, fibroids, pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse, and birth defects/congenital anomalies of the reproductive tract are comprehensive and include extensive preoperative patient education as well as personalized postoperative care.

Specialty areas:

  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Single site incision
  • Robotics
  • Vulvovaginal disorders
  • Uterine disorders/Fibroid management
  • Menstrual disorders
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Abnormal Pap smears/HPV
  • Ovarian dysfunction disorders
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Menopausal management
  • Endometriosis
  • Family planning

Gynecologic oncology

The Division of Gynecologic Oncology offers a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of cancer and precancerous conditions of the female reproductive system. Through our convenient locations, we provide a variety of surgical procedures, ranging from extensive pelvic surgery to minimally invasive procedures (including robotic surgery), in combination with radiation therapy, chemotherapy and hormone therapy.

Comprehensive and coordinated cancer care

Our board-certified and fellowship-trained gynecologic oncologists see patients who have received abnormal screening results, those who are at risk for cancer due to family history, and those who need or are recovering from a variety of gynecological surgery procedures.

Our team uses the latest innovative techniques, working in concert with teams from medical oncology and radiation oncology, to provide the most comprehensive and coordinated cancer care available. Services include:

  • Laparoscopic and robotically assisted cancer surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Laser surgery
  • Chemotherapy (intravenous and intraperitoneal)
  • Hormone therapy
  • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), which allows for precise radiation doses to navigate to specific areas within the tumor through three-dimensional imaging
  • Fertility-sparing surgical techniques
  • Clinical trials for gynecologic cancer

Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

The Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) program of Long Island Jewish Medical Center has performed the most gynecologic surgeries in New York state. Our program encompasses highly skilled surgeons from the Divisions of Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology and Urogynecology who are trained in all of the latest MIS techniques including robotic and single incision surgery. These physicians offer patients requiring gynecologic surgery the benefits of a minimally invasive approach which include a shortened hospital stay, decreased postoperative pain, improved cosmetic result, and a rapid return to normal activities when compared to conventional surgery. 

Procedures and conditions treated include:

  • Laparoscopic/Robotic myomectomy
  • Laparoscopic/Robotic hysterectomy
  • Endometrial ablation and hysteroscopic surgery
  • Laparoscopic cerclage
  • Hysteroscopic sterilization
  • Laparoscopic/Robotic cancer surgery/Robotic radical hysterectomy
  • Robotic correction of genital prolapse
  • Single incision laparoscopic surgery
  • Uterine fibroid embolization
  • Fibroid tumors
  • Gynecologic cancer
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Hysterectomy alternatives
  • Endometriosis
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Infertility
  • Pelvic pain
  • Adenomyosis
  • Robotic gynecologic surgery
  • Single incision surgery
  • Congential uterine anomalies

Robotic surgery

The Northwell robotic surgery program was one of the first programs to offer the robotic approach to gynecology patients in the Northeast. With participation of urogynecologists, gynecologic oncologists, and general gynecologists, our team of robotic-trained surgeons utilizes the da Vinci™ Surgical System as an alternative to both traditional open surgery and standard laparoscopy. The da Vinci™ Surgical System places the surgeon’s hands at the control of a state-of-the-art surgical platform, enabling the surgeon to perform even the most complex procedures through a minimally invasive approach.

For complex hysterectomies and other gynecologic procedures, robot-assisted surgery with the da Vinci™ Surgical System may be the most effective, least invasive treatment option. Through tiny, 1-2 cm incisions, surgeons using the da Vinci™ Surgical System can operate with greater precision and control, minimizing the pain and risk associated with large incisions while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes.

It is important to know that surgery with da Vinci™ does not place a robot at the controls; your surgeon is controlling every aspect of the surgery with the assistance of the da Vinci™ robotic platform. Many complex gynecologic conditions can now be treated effectively without a big incision using the da Vinci™ robotic surgery system:

  • Endometriosis/adenomyosis
  • Abnormal periods (menorrhagia)
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Uterine prolapse/urinary incontinence
  • Gynecologic cancer

Types of robotic procedures include:

  • Myomectomy
  • Hysterectomy
  • Correction of genital prolapse
  • Gynecologic cancer surgery

Reproductive endocrinology and infertility

Northwell Health Fertility offers all diagnostic and treatment services for infertility. With a focus on infertility treatment, we utilize the most innovative technology that is most likely to result in pregnancy while also considering factors such as cost. Our in vitro fertilization (IVF) clinic is one of the most active in New York and we have the experience that results in excellent success rates.

Our services 

All services are offered in a compassionate, individualized setting with emphasis on each patient’s comfort.

  • Infertility diagnosis
  • Oral fertility drugs
  • Intrauterine insemination (IUI)
  • In vitro fertilization (IVF)
  • In vitro fertilization with intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
  • Donor egg program
  • Donor sperm program
  • PGD/PGS
  • Egg freezing
  • Fertility preservation for cancer patients
  • Genetic disease screening
  • Surgical infertility treatments
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Ovarian stimulation
  • Male infertility testing
  • Embryology lab
  • Andrology lab
  • Counseling

Female pelvic and reconstructive surgery (Urogynecology)

The Division of Urogynecology: Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery was the first Urogynecology department on Long Island and is one of the largest in New York state. Our goal is to provide comprehensive care for women with pelvic floor disorders through a multidisciplinary approach. The practitioners in the division collaborate with colorectal surgeons, gastroenterologists, urologists and physical therapists.

Within the division, care is provided by fellowship-trained physicians, fellows, nurse practitioners, medical assistants and clerical support staff. Our fellowship training program is designed to educate the future leaders in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery.

We are committed to offering each patient a personalized treatment plan. Surgical and nonsurgical treatment options are offered and decisions are made based upon the best treatment modalities in conjunction with the patient’s needs and physician consultation. If surgery is selected, many cases can be performed with minimally invasive techniques, vaginally or laproscopically/robotically, that offer long-lasting results with a quick recovery. Conditions treated include but not limited to:

  • Urinary incontinence
  • Urogenital prolapse
  • Pelvic or bladder pain
  • Overactive bladder
  • Sexual dysfunction

Our goal is to help women live comfortably and enhance their quality of life.

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