Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
In the Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at NYU Long Island School of Medicine, our surgeons are experts in the latest evidence-based surgical treatments for a range of benign and malignant gynecologic conditions.
We provide comprehensive, compassionate care for people with gynecologic cancers as well as complex noncancerous pelvic conditions. Our division chief, Farr R. Nezhat, MD, a board-certified gynecologist oncologist, is recognized as one of the best endometriosis specialists in the world. Dr. Nezhat has performed more than 10,000 gynecologic surgeries and combines his expertise and knowledge as a gynecologic oncologist to help countless patients with ovarian, uterine, and cervical cancers. He is a pioneer and leading authority in the minimally invasive surgical treatment of both malignant and benign gynecologic pathologies.
Dr. Nezhat is also a recognized expert in fertility-sparing surgery, helping to increase pregnancy rates in patients with endometriosis. As the director of the Advanced Endometriosis Center, he is at the forefront of endometriosis research and treatment, recognizing that awareness and educational outreach is needed to systematically address the unmet needs of those with the disease.
Our surgeons collaborate with other subspecialists and specialists, including gynecologists, obstetricians, and general, colorectal, and urology surgeons, as well as the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility to perform innovative procedures designed to enhance and preserve patients’ fertility.
In addition to clinical care, our team is committed to advancing the field by training the next generation of specialists and leading pioneering research studies that have contributed breakthrough discoveries in this rapidly evolving field.
Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Education
Our faculty proudly mentor trainees pursuing an interest in minimally invasive and robotic gynecologic surgery.
Residents in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency rotate with our team to build a foundation in core gynecologic surgery techniques, including advanced laparoscopic, hysteroscopic, and robotic-assisted approaches. We provide comprehensive training to ensure that residents not only gain clinical skills, but also develop the awareness and responsiveness required to advance patient care system-wide.
In our two-year Minimally Invasive and Robotic Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship, we offer post-residency training for those who elect to specialize in gynecologic minimally invasive surgery. Fellows become proficient in advanced laparoscopic, robotic, hysteroscopic, abdominal, and vaginal surgery, and develop skills in risk management, teaching, and fiscal responsibility.
Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Research
Our faculty lead pioneering research projects in basic and clinical science, publishing widely on topics that include identifying a link between ovarian cancer and endometriosis; demonstrating the safety and efficacy of laparoscopic techniques, thereby reducing the number of invasive procedures performed; advancing best practices for screening and preventing ovarian cancer; and validating the use of robot-assisted laparoscopic techniques in the management of early-, advanced-, and recurrent-stage ovarian, fallopian tube, and primary peritoneal cancer.
Dr. Nezhat has published more than 200 articles in academic and scientific journals, presented award-winning videos and abstracts globally, and is a sought-after resource for textbooks and book chapters. He has authored four textbooks covering operative gynecologic and robot-assisted laparoscopy and hysteroscopy. His decades-long contribution to the field has resulted in numerous advances that help surgeons provide the best, safest, and most effective care for patients.
Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Clinical Services
Our team provides individualized surgical care for each patient based on their specific needs. We treat patients with conditions including ovarian cancer; endometriosis; ovarian cysts, adnexal masses, and other causes of pelvic pain; uterine cancer; ovarian remnant syndrome; cervical cancer; uterine fibroids; cervical incompetence requiring abdominal cerclage; cesarean scar defect; congenital uterine abnormalities; gynecologic fistula; pelvic and uterine prolapse; and urinary incontinence.
We also perform minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic-assisted fertility-sparing surgery, helping patients who are receiving treatment for benign or malignant conditions retain the ability to conceive.
We provide care at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island, NYU Langone Long Island Women’s Health Associates—Mineola, and the Advanced Endometriosis Center in Valley Stream.
Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Faculty
For more information, please email Dr. Nezhat, chief of the Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery and director of the Minimally Invasive and Robotic Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship, at email@example.com.