At Weill Cornell Medicine, our team of highly trained physicians, nurses and clinicians provide care for every stage in a woman's life — from young adulthood adolescence through child-bearing to menopause and the post-menopausal years.
We have a long tradition of providing excellent obstetrical and gynecological care to its patients and their families, while advancing the field through research that leads to new and better treatments.
Our nationally ranked program offers a full range of gynecological and obstetric services, including well-woman visits, routine and high-risk prenatal care and surgical and non-surgical procedures for pelvic floor disorders and cancers that affect the reproductive organs.
Other services include ultrasounds to screen, evaluate and diagnose fetal conditions, as well as the pelvis, ovarian masses and ovarian and endometrial cancer. Fertility treatments are also available.
We are dedicated to meeting the unique and changing medical needs of women and help them maintain and improve their health. We strive to create a warm, supportive and comforting environment for women. Our physicians work with patients to provide custom treatment plans that address their needs and concerns.
Visit the links below to learn more about our physicians, some of the services we offer and how to make an appointment.
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Fetal heart rate monitoring and ultrasound are the primary methods our physicians use to get an accurate measure of how well a pregnancy is proceeding for mother and child. Is the fetus receiving sufficient oxygen via the placenta? Are its anatomy and organs developing properly? Fetal heart rate monitoring provides invaluable screening for any evidence of fetal compromise, while ultrasound gives us the ability to evaluate and assess a fetus' development, estimate its weight and growth, and determine if there are signs of any abnormalities.
The following tests are among the most common we perform in the Antepartum Testing Unit:
The Biophysical Profile (BPP) is a test that measures the health of the fetus during pregnancy. A BPP test may include a nonstress test with electronic fetal heart monitoring and a fetal ultrasound. The BPP measures the fetus' heart rate, muscle tone, movement, breathing, and the amount of amniotic fluid. This test is commonly done in the last trimester of pregnancy.
Non-Stress Test (NST) is a simple, non-invasive test that measures the response of the baby's heart rate to each movement the baby makes. The test is named "non-stress" because no stress is placed on the fetus during the test. The test involves attaching one belt to the mother's abdomen to measure fetal heart rate and another belt to measure contractions. Movement, heart rate and "reactivity" of heart rate to movement is measured for 20-30 minutes.
Doppler Ultrasound is a noninvasive method to assess and measure the fetus' blood flow using ultrasound technology.
The Obstetrics and Gynecology division brings together a highly trained and specialized team of physicians, nurses and clinicians to provide the most comprehensive healthcare services for every stage in a woman's life—from adolescence through child-bearing to menopause and the post-menopausal years. With an eye toward the emotional well-being of our patients, our practitioners create a warm, supportive and comforting environment for women. We also encourage our patients to be informed about their healthcare needs and to participate in their own care and treatment.
Our services offered include, but not limited to:
Well-woman care, with health maintenance exams, including cancer screening
Comprehensive family planning
Complete obstetrical care
Evaluation and management of abnormal PAP smears/HPV infections
Diagnosis and treatment of menstrual disorders, including abnormal bleeding, amenorrhea and polycystic ovarian syndrome
Minimally invasive surgeries including laparoscopic and robotic surgeries
Surgical and non-surgical management of uterine fibroids
Individualized management during menopause, using both hormonal and non-hormonal treatment options
While our focus in the division is principally on general obstetrics and gynecology, we are concerned with the overall healthcare needs of our patients. We work closely with specialists throughout the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College to coordinate care, as necessary.
The gynecologic oncologists at Weill Cornell Medical College are specialists trained to diagnose and treat different types of cancer of the reproductive organs. The dedicated focus of their practice, backed by years of specialty training, is just one reason why women under the care of gynecologic oncologists achieve better outcomes. Another reason for higher rates of success by gynecologic oncologists is the remarkable range of skills they possess and the breadth of their specialized skills – from prevention regimens and advanced diagnostic capability to surgical skills for the removal of tumors, and even the administering chemotherapy and radiation therapy for many forms of cancer, including:
Endometrial and other uterine cancers
Cancer of the vulva
Our gynecologic oncologists also play a significant role in coordinating multidisciplinary team treatment options that include the following:
Minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgery
Advanced reconstructive and complex pelvic surgery
Intra-operative radiation therapy
We know how important it is that a patient be seen by a qualified specialist as soon as possible. Our aim is to get you into the office without delay, so we can review your case, establish the best treatment plan -- and put it into action.
The Obstetrics and Gynecology division brings together a highly trained and specialized team of physicians, nurses and clinicians to provide the most comprehensive healthcare services for every stage in a woman's life; from adolescence through child-bearing to menopause and the post-menopausal years. With an eye toward the emotional well-being of our patients, our practitioners create a warm, supportive and comforting environment for women. We also encourage our patients to be informed about their healthcare needs and to participate in their own care and treatment. Our services offered include, but not limited to: I. Well-woman care, with health maintenance exams, including cancer screening II. Comprehensive family planning III. Complete obstetrical care IV. Evaluation and management of abnormal PAP smears/HPV infections V. Diagnosis and treatment of menstrual disorders, including abnormal bleeding, amenorrhea and polycystic ovarian syndrome VI. Minimally invasive surgeries including laparoscopic and robotic surgeries VII. Surgical and non-surgical management of uterine fibroids VIII. Individualized management during menopause, using both hormonal and non-hormonal treatment options While our focus in the division is principally on general obstetrics and gynecology, we are concerned with the overall healthcare needs of our patients. We work closely with specialists throughout the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center of to coordinate care, as necessary.
The division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) at Weill Cornell Medical College enjoys international acclaim for the quality of comprehensive and innovative care our specialists provide for women and their fetuses during high risk pregnancies. The physicians within our division are all board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and have subspecialty board certification in MFM. These doctors are academic leaders who bring to every patient the benefits of the most advanced knowledge of the obstetrical, medical, genetic and surgical complications of pregnancy and their impact on both mother and fetus.
Most women seek consultation or care from an MFM specialist because they are either considering becoming pregnant and may be at risk; or because they are already pregnant and have a medical history or condition and they require the expertise of specialists with experience in managing complicated pregnancies with the best possible outcomes.
Medical complications of pregnancy addressed by Weill Cornell's MFM specialists include:
High blood pressure
Diabetes or other endocrine disorders
Kidney or gastrointestinal disease
Lupus in Pregnancy
MFM physicians also provide special care for otherwise healthy women, whose pregnancies are at increased risk due to other conditions, including:
Abnormal AFP (alpha fetoprotein) blood test
Expected twins, triplets or more
Recurrent pre-term labor and delivery
Premature rupture of membranes
Recurrent pregnancy loss
Suspected fetal growth restriction (baby not growing enough)
Delivering outstanding medical care with compassion and concern for each patient is part of Weill Cornell's over 100-year tradition of excellence in academic medicine. If you or your unborn child has been diagnosed with a high-risk condition, consider a consultation with one of our MFM specialists who can provide the highest level of assessment and care throughout your pregnancy. We also work closely with the physicians in the Perinatal Center to help coordinate every aspect of care for you and your pregnancy.
About Making an Appointment
When you call to make an appointment with an MFM Specialist (please click here for contact numbers), we would like to prepare you that the secretary will ask you the screening questions below. The answers you provide will be given to the MFM Specialist for review and the secretary will call you back to schedule an appointment within 48 hours.
Name: Date of Birth: Age: Phone Number: Last Menstrual Period: Expected Due Date: Number of Gestational Weeks: Pharmacy Information: Insurance: Conception type: If applicable, date of Embryo Transfer: Was it a day 3 or day 5 transfer: How many prior pregnancies: Prior delivery mode: Any problems with previous pregnancy: Medical or other issues: Taking any current medications other than prenatal vitamins: Referred by:
Perhaps no other technology in recent times has been as effective in successfully monitoring pregnancies as Ultrasonography. The faculty of the Ultrasound Services Unit at Weill Cornell Medical College, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has been leaders in fetal evaluation and prenatal diagnosis since the unit's inception in 1989; using the most advanced ultrasound machines—some with 3D capabilities. All members of the unit have been at the forefront in advocating that all pregnant women have access to quality ultrasound during pregnancy. The unit's sonographers and Maternal-Fetal Medicine physicians are highly skilled in evaluating fetal development, and identifying a wide variety of abnormalities. They perform detailed evaluation of fetal anatomy in the second trimester, and can identify or exclude many types of birth defects. First-trimester ultrasound, commonly performed to evaluate the risk of genetic abnormalities, has allowed for the early detection of some major abnormalities before the second trimester.
If physicians suspect or diagnose fetal or maternal complications, they will work with you and your obstetrician to provide you with access to and coordinate care with some of the world’s finest specialists. Together, we will develop the very best treatment options for you and your baby. Detecting early evidence of complications and establishing an effective course of action helps everyone achieve the goal of healthy mothers delivering healthy babies.
All women having ultrasound at the Weill Cornell Medical College, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Ultrasound Services Unit have the opportunity to consult with one of the Weill Cornell Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialists to discuss any ultrasound findings. If complications are suspected, Weill Cornell physicians will work with patients and their obstetricians in formulating the best plan.
The range of fetal ultrasonography services includes:
First and second trimester Down syndrome screening
Miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy screening
Multiple pregnancy screening
Fetal anomaly screening
Assessment and Evaluation
First trimester evaluation
Second and third trimester anatomical assessment
3-D ultrasound evaluation
Testing and monitoring
Biophysical profile and Doppler velocimetry/non-stress testing
Chorionic villi sampling (CVS)
Cordocentesis/Fetal blood sampling
In addition, we also perform screening, diagnostic, and interventional ultrasound for general gynecology, oncology, and reproductive endocrinology patients.
Gynecological ultrasound services include, but not limited to:
Evaluation of ovarian masses
Screening and detection of ovarian and endometrial cancer
For over two decades, the physicians and staff of the Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine (CRM) of Weill Cornell Medical College have been helping people from around the world to complete their families.
Excellence in Patient Care: Turning Patients into Parents
Since 1988, over 21,000 babies have been born as a result of in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles performed at CRM. Though many of our patients have been treated unsuccessfully elsewhere, our world-renowned fertility experts have helped them to realize their dream of parenthood. Indeed, CRM succeeds under some of the most challenging circumstances.
One key to our high success rates is our emphasis on personalized medicine: We take the time to learn each patient’s unique story. This knowledge helps our physicians to choose the most medically sound, cost-effective and least-invasive treatment.
CRM offers comprehensive fertility services in a state-of-the-art setting. Our patient-care facilities at 1305 York Avenue in Manhattan’s Upper East Side include 30 examination and consultation rooms, on-site blood testing and clinical laboratories performing the most sophisticated tests and procedures, including sperm analysis, preimplantation genetic testing and intracytoplasmic sperm injection. Our physicians also see patients at offices in Garden City, Long Island; Mount Kisco, Westchester County; Tribeca; and the Upper West Side.
We offer on-site psychological support services to help patients cope with the stress that can accompany fertility treatment. CRM’s patient coordinators and financial coordinators help patients navigate the logistics of IVF and other assisted reproductive technologies.
Excellence in Research: Expanding the Possible
CRM is committed to the highest academic and scientific standards in patient care and biomedical research. Under the leadership of Dr. Zev Rosenwaks, CRM’s physicians and scientists conduct research on the frontiers of reproductivemedicine, focusing on improving existing treatments and finding new ways to help patients become parents. In fact, many fertility treatments in use around the world were developed by CRM’s physicians and scientific experts.
Excellence in Education: Training the Next Generation of Fertility Specialists
Our commitment to excellence in medical education and status as one of the premier reproductive medicine programs attract national and international obstetrician/gynecologists who wish to become fertility specialists. CRM’s former fellows continue to carry out our mission of excellence in patient care and research at leading reproductive medicine centers throughout the United States and around the globe.
Pelvic organ prolapse, urinary or fecal incontinence, urinary frequency and urgency are relatively common symptoms that affect women of all ages. While many women have these symptoms, many are embarrassed to discuss them even with their primary care doctors and do not seek treatment.
At Weill Cornell, our physicians and surgeons are trained in the state of the art diagnosis and treatment options for the various pelvic floor disorders women may encounter in their lifetime. Our goal is to provide women options in the treatment of the above conditions and guide them to make the appropriate treatment decisions. This may involve behavioral and physical therapy, as well as medical and surgical treatment. We believe in a personalized approach to provide women safe and durable treatment.
If surgery is part of the treatment plan, we provide all modalities of care, including minimally invasive approaches vaginally, robotically assisted/laparoscopic means, as well as traditional abdominal repairs.
We believe in working with teams of specialists and primary care providers to bring about the best health services. This includes collaborating with the best specialists in the region, particularly at Weill Cornell Medical College, as well as private physicians in the community.
The Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery team provides evaluation and treatment for conditions, such as:
Pelvic-organ prolapse, commonly known as dropped bladder, uterus or rectum
Urinary incontinence, the inability to control bladder function
Recurrent urinary tract infections
Fistulas involving the genitourinary tract and rectum
Congenital abnormalities, such as vaginal cysts and other abnormalities of the vagina
Fecal incontinence, the inability to control bowel function
Abnormalities of the urethra, such as Skene's gland cysts and urethral diverticulum