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 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.
Dr. Nezhat is currently the Fellowship Director of a postgraduate program covering minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery in gynecologic malignant and benign pathologies. This is a highly sought after multidisciplinary program, attracting international applicants.
Additionally, he is the Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery, a faculty position at NYU Winthrop Hospital.
Robotic surgery is an enhanced system of laparoscopic surgery incorporating the use of robotic arms to maneuver surgical instruments, which are controlled by the surgeon from a console.
The surgeon is in complete control of the robotic arms at all times. It is not an automated system, is an assistive system.
Robotic surgery offers advantages similar to those of laparoscopic surgery, with a few unique advantages as follows:
Dr. Nezhat performs the vast majority of his surgical cases by leveraging minimally invasive techniques, either by traditional laparoscopy or robotic-assisted laparoscopy. Since he is a pioneer and advocate of minimally invasive surgery, his goal is to minimize open incisions.
Dr. Nezhat can safely and effectively adapt either technique to his surgical cases.
Each patient case is unique, and Dr. Nezhat decides on a case-by-case basis which “tool” is best to use; whether to use conventional laparoscopy or robotic-assisted laparoscopy.