Fertility-Sparing Surgery Specialist

Nezhat Surgery for Gynecology/Oncology

Farr Nezhat, MD, FACOG, FACS

Gynecologist & Oncologist located in New York, NY & Valley Stream, NY

Dr. Farr Nezhat, MD, FACOG, FACS, is a recognized pioneer and subject matter expert in the discipline of minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic gynecologic surgery. He routinely performs fertility-sparing surgical techniques to treat both malignant and benign conditions. He frequently publishes articles in peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals and presents lectures worldwide at medical congresses about the utility, safety, and efficacy of minimally invasive surgery and recognizing, preventing and managing surgical complications. Dr. Nezhat’s clinical practice is a long-standing high-volume surgical referral center welcoming women from across the United States and abroad for consultations in the New York, NY, metropolitan area, with offices in downtown Manhattan and Valley Stream, Long Island.

Fertility-Sparing Surgery Q & A

Depending on the disposition of their particular cases, Dr. Nezhat offers fertility-sparing surgery for both malignant and benign conditions for select patients.  These techniques require advanced surgical skills and may make it possible for a woman to achieve pregnancy.

Dr. Nezhat always seeks to minimize the removal of healthy tissues and organs.  This is part of his philosophy toward minimally invasive surgery (MIS), including Laparoscopic Surgery and Robotic Surgery, which he teaches and for which he is renowned.

What are some fertility-sparing surgery options that Dr. Nezhat offers for malignant conditions?

  • Ovarian Cancer can sometimes be treated by unilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (removing one ovary and fallopian tube), saving the contralateral ovary, fallopian tube, and uterus, and proceeding with cancer staging
  • Uterine Cancer such as endometrial cancer may sometimes be treated by medical management with hormonal therapy after thorough hysteroscopy and dilatation and curettage (D&C), thereby avoiding hysterectomy
  • Cervical Cancer in some early instances may be treated by removing the cervix (lower portion of the uterus), performing radical trachelectomy (removal of the cervix and adjacent tissue) and pelvic lymphadenectomy (removal of pelvic lymph nodes), and preserving the main body of the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes

What are some fertility-sparing surgery options that Dr. Nezhat offers for benign conditions?

  • Endometriosis may possibly be treated laparoscopically or robotically, preserving the main body of the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes, thereby avoiding hysterectomy
  • Uterine Fibroids can often be treated laparoscopically by performing a myomectomy, which is the removal of fibroids and reconstruction of the uterus, thereby avoiding hysterectomy