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Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery - Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgery

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At Weill Cornell Medicine, our team includes gynecologic surgeons who are highly trained in the most advanced and effective gynecologic surgery procedures, including minimally invasive techniques.

We understand that gynecologic surgery is very personal. It can be an overwhelming or isolating process. Our care team is here for you during every step. We work closely with you to ensure that you always feel supported, empowered with information and comfortable.

Many non-cancerous (benign) gynecologic conditions can be treated with surgery, such as heavy periods, endometriosisfibroids and more. Traditional (open) surgery uses a large incision to access the uterus to treat the conditions.

Minimally invasive techniques use smaller incisions. Typically, thin tubes are inserted into these small incisions to access the uterus and treat the conditions. Patients benefit from smaller incisions because it is less painful and faster to recover from. Patients can return to their normal daily activities faster than traditional (open) surgery.

Why Choose Weill Cornell Medicine for Treatment of Benign Gynecologic Conditions?

Convenient, individualized care: Through evidence-based medicine, we diagnose benign gynecologic conditions and develop a targeted treatment plan that takes into account each patient’s goals, symptoms and reproductive plans.

Our patients are empowered to make the best decision for their health and life goals, armed with the most current information on all treatment options, both surgical and nonsurgical.

Multidisciplinary care from leading experts: When you choose Weill Cornell Medicine, you have access to a network of doctors and specialists. Your gynecologic surgeon may consult with experts in pain management, interventional radiology, pelvic floor disorders and other medical professionals as needed.

Weill Cornell Medicine partners with NewYork-Presbyterian, one of the top hospital systems in New York City and the U.S.

Conditions We Treat

Our team of minimally invasive gynecologic surgeons helps patients suffering from:

● Adenomyosis
● Endometriosis
● Fibroids
● Ovarian cysts (non-cancerous growth)
● Pelvic pain
● Abnormal uterine bleeding (including heavy periods)

Diagnostic and Treatment Procedures by Leading Experts

At Weill Cornell Medicine, our team offers the most advanced and comprehensive diagnostic testing and treatments available, including:

● Diagnostic laparoscopy with biopsies
● Hysteroscopic procedures
● Laparoscopic or robotic myomectomy
● Laparoscopic or robotic hysterectomy
● Laparoscopic or robotic adnexal surgery (surgery involving the ovaries or fallopian tubes)
● Radiofrequency ablation of fibroids

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Whether you visit us virtually through a video visit or you see us in person, you can be assured that we will deliver the highest standards of care with compassion. Our team has taken every step to keep our facilities safe for you to continue your care. Learn more about our safety measures and the changes we’ve made to enhance your patient experience.

Meet Our Physicians 

The physicians at the Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology offer patients the highest level of safety and care. As a top-ranked academic medical center, you have access to our extensive network of specialists who provide seamless care throughout your treatment — to promote long-term physical and mental health.

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Tamatha Fenster, M.D., M.S., FACOG Profile Photo
Tamatha Fenster, M.D., M.S., FACOG
Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
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Yelena Havryliuk, MD, FACOG Profile Photo
Yelena Havryliuk, MD, FACOG
Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
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Kevin Holcomb, MD, FACOG Profile Photo
Kevin Holcomb, MD, FACOG
Gynecologic Oncology
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Kristen Pepin, M.D., MPH Profile Photo
Kristen Pepin, M.D., MPH
Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
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Ja Hyun Shin, M.D., FACOG Profile Photo
Ja Hyun Shin, M.D., FACOG
Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
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