Dr. Farr Nezhat, MD, FACOG, FACS, was among the first surgeons to apply minimally invasive surgery (MIS) to the treatment of ovarian cysts and adnexal masses. He believes they can be managed by MIS, no matter how large they are. He demonstrated the utility, safety, and efficacy of laparoscopy for these conditions and published many peer-reviewed papers on this topic. He is frequently invited to national and international congresses, speaking about and demonstrating surgical techniques for treating malignant and benign gynecological pathologies. Dr. Nezhat’s clinical practice is a 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.
OVARIAN CYSTS are fluid filled sacs within or on the surface of an ovary. In many cases they are small, harmless, and devoid of symptoms. However, if they are large, rupture, cause the ovary to twist, cause symptoms such as pain or infertility, or are suspicious for cancer, they may require surgical intervention.
The term “adnexal” refers to structures connected or related to the uterus, such as ovaries, fallopian tubes, and connective tissue. Ovarian cysts and uterine fibroids are sub-types of adnexal masses. Other common types of adnexal masses include:
Adnexal masses can sometimes cause torsion of the ovary and cut off the blood supply, resulting in pain and possibly impeding ovarian function.
Dr. Nezhat specializes in the application of minimally invasive surgical techniques to treat ovarian cysts and adnexal masses. Laparoscopy and robotics are particularly well suited to treating these conditions due to increased magnification and reach of the surgical instruments.
Dr. Nezhat has contributed numerous surgical “firsts” to the medical literature, establishing evidence-based protocols for improved patient care. He demonstrated the ability to manage adnexal masses by laparoscope instead of by laparotomy.
A listing of over 210 of Dr. Nezhat’s research articles can be found at the PubMed search engine, which pulls references and abstracts from the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) database maintained at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).