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Gynecologic Laparoscopic Surgery

A new gynecologic laparoscopy Division headed by Allan Klapper, MD, Chairman and Director of Urogynecology & Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery now offers a comprehensive array of advanced procedures to treat disorders such as excessive bleeding, endometriosis, fibroids, urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse (bladder, uterus, vagina), ovarian disorders and other abnormal conditions of the uterus.

Dr. Klapper is a recognized leader in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology, female urinary incontinence, interstitial cystitis, pelvic support disorders as well as laparoscopic and minimally invasive treatment of gynecological disorders. Dr. Klapper received his medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and completed his residency at New York University Medical Center. Dr. Klapper has established and is directing the Center for Female Continence and Pelvic Health at New York Downtown Hospital. This comprehensive center specializes in the treatment of female health disorders such as urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, interstitial cystitis (bladder pain, etc.), pelvic organ prolapse (bladder, uterus, vagina), in addition to laparoscopic and minimally invasive treatments of disorders such as fibroids, ovarian abnormalities and endometriosis.

In addition to Dr. Klapper, the laparoscopic division also includes Dr. Herb Goldfarb. Dr. Goldfarb received his medical degree from New York Medical College and completed his postgraduate training at Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn and in Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital Center. He is board-certified in obstetrics/gynecology and has been in practice for more than 30 years. He is a leader in providing hysterectomy alternatives to women seeking relief for the treatment of fibroids tumors, benign but disabling growths that can lead to infertility during the childbearing years. He is the author of two books, No Hysterectomy Option, Your Body, Your Choiceā€¯ and Overcoming Infertility, which recounts the experiences of 12 couples.

Dr. Goldfarb pioneered the technique of myolysis in the United States, a laparoscopic procedure in which the blood supply that allows benign tumors in the uterus to grow is destroyed, resulting in shrinking of the fibroid and cessation of abnormal bleeding.

The division's recognized leaders specialize in treating numerous gynecological disorders through minimally invasive techniques of laparoscopy and hysteroscopy. Laparoscopy is a technique that utilizes a telescope and instruments placed through small incisions on the abdomen less than one inch in size to visualize and treat medical abnormalities that otherwise would require a large abdominal incision. Hysteroscopy is a technique that utilizes a telescope to visualize the inside of the uterus are remove abnormalities such as fibroids and scar tissue. There are no incisions with this technique. Disorders such as fibroids, abnormal uterine bleeding, adhesions (pelvic and uterine scar tissue), endometriosis, pelvic support disorders (bladder, uterine and vaginal prolapse), urinary incontinence, recurrent pregnancy loss, infertility, pelvic pain, bladder pain and ovarian conditions are treated by our expert physicians. The division has recently benefited from the acquisition of advanced high definition minimally invasive laparoscopy and hysteroscopy equipment. This allows for the performance of advanced laparoscopic and hysteroscopic procedures such as hysteroscopic myomectomy of large fibroids, hydrothermal ablation, balloon ablation, laparoscopic total hysterectomy, laparoscopic vaginal hysterectomy, laparoscopic myomectomy and laparoscopic lymph node dissection.

For more information about Gyn laparoscopic or hysteroscopic surgery and the Center for Female Continence & Pelvic Health, please call (212) 312-5880.

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