Gynecology

At Mount Sinai Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Services, we focus on your reproductive system throughout all phases of life. From yearly wellness physical exams to complex medical and surgical care, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mount Sinai offers a full scope of services in all areas of gynecologic care. This includes:

  • Abnormal menstruation
  • Cancer screening.
  • Contraception
  • Endometriosis
  • Menopause
  • Pelvic pain
  • Preventive and routine gynecologic care
  • Sexually-transmitted diseases
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Oral contraceptives (birth control pills) and other forms of family planning

From the Teenage Years to Pregnancy, Menopause, and Beyond

Our patients benefit from treatment by a highly experienced, multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, scientists, researchers and counselors committed to providing outstanding care while recognizing the psychological, emotional and social aspects of gynecologic problems and provide the requisite support in these areas.

We care for young women concerned with irregular cycles, the latest in contraceptive advances, and stress appropriate, preventive gynecologic care. We have a team of highly experienced and caring obstetricians for routine as well as high-risk obstetrical care. As women complete their families, we provide counseling and therapeutic management for mid-life women in the peri- and post-menopause. Our outstanding surgeons provide state of the art minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic procedures for removal of fibroids and ovarian cysts, as well as treatment of endometriosis and irregular heavy vaginal bleeding. We also provide diagnostic and preventive therapy for urinary and fecal incontinence and pelvic floor prolapse.

Treatment

We use the least invasive, safest solutions possible to optimize patient outcomes and wellness. Additionally, we offer the latest advances in technological approaches. We are also studying the use of alternative therapies such as biofeedback and electrical stimulation to treat disorders of the pelvic floor.

Robotic Surgery

Robotic tools allow us to treat a vast majority of patients with a minimally invasive approach. Our robotic system is capable of translating a surgeon's hand movements at a console into real-time procedures inside the patient. This improves surgical precision and instrument range of motion. As a result, we have very low complication rates, decreased lengths of stay, minimal scarring, and high overall satisfaction ratings from our patients. Though not all surgeries can be performed with robotics, we've used this technique in more than 400 pelvic surgeries since 2005.

The Mount Sinai Fibroid Center

Mount Sinai Fibroid Center helps patients whose conditions benefit from surgical and non-surgical treatment and management of complex pelvic floor disorders in collaboration with colorectal surgeons and urologists at Mount Sinai. Under the leadership of Mamta Mamik, MD, Director of the Fibroid Center, physicians also work in tandem with their colleagues in the Pelvic Pain Center to treat patients. The Fibroid Center focuses on using minimally-invasive treatment methods such as laparoscopic or robotic approaches whenever possible. Patients often go home the same day after such surgeries and can return to work and other normal routines much more quickly than with traditional surgery.

Some of the newer remedies are even less invasive: patients with overactive bladders who don't respond well to a class of medicines known as anticholinergics are given Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) injected directly into the bladder muscle which causes the organ to relax, increasing its storage capacity and reducing episodes of urinary incontinence. The procedure is performed using cystoscopy which allows a doctor to visualize the bladder's interior while Botox is being administered.

For more information or to make an appointment, please call us at 212-241-7952.

The Mount Sinai Pelvic Pain Center

Mount Sinai Pelvic Pain Center helps women deal with pain from fibroids, disorders of the pelvic floor and painful sexual intercourse. The Center, which opened in September 2013 and is the only one of its kind in New York City, is under the direction of Suzanne Silverman Fenske, MD, a minimally-invasive pelvic surgeon with special training in treating sexual dysfunction and pelvic pain. The Center is currently conducting clinical trials on the potentially ameliorative effects of Vitamin D on fibroid growth which may reduce the need for surgery in some patients with painful fibroids. Approximately 40 percent of all American women suffer from pelvic pain at some time in their lives. Another current study is looking at women who have undergone robotic myomectomy to determine how long after surgery they have lived without pelvic pain.

For more information or to make an appointment, please call us at 212-241-7952.

Support Services

We provide a range of support services for patients experiencing gynecologic issues, including The Perinatal Bereavement Program, a highly specialized program is for women and families experiencing fetal loss. This program provides counseling and guidance to help patients and family members copy with loss, including support groups in English and Spanish, strategies for coping, community based referrals and the facilitation of meaningful rituals sensitive to families' spiritual, cultural and religious beliefs.

We can help

Mount Sinai in New York City ranks as a top regional hospital for gynecologic care, according to U.S. News & World Report. To make an appointment, please call us at 212-241-7952.

Division Leadership

Charles Ascher-Walsh
Division Director, Gynecology and Urogynecology
Assistant Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science


Contact Us

Family Planning
Tel: 212-241-4569

Gynecologic Cancer
Tel: 212-427-9898

Gynecology
Tel: 212-241-7952

Incontinence & Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Tel: 212-241-7952

Maternal Fetal Medicine
Tel: 212-241-6551

Obstetrics
Tel: 212-241-9393

Prenatal Care & Childbirth Preparation
Tel: 212-241-7491

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Tel: 212-756-5777

Mount Sinai ranks among the best in the region for OBGYN in the U.S. News & World Report 2013-2014 "Best Hospitals" issue. Learn More

New Patient Packets

New patients, please download these forms, fill them out and bring them to your first appointment.

Maternal Fetal Medicine Form Packet [PDF]

OBGYN Form Packet [PDF]

Urogynecology Form Packet [PDF]