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Robotically-Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Hysterectomy and Lymphadenectomy

This is a minimally-invasive surgical treatment for cervical cancer. In the following video of the procedure, Farr Nezhat, MD, will remove the lymph nodes, uterus, parametrium, and cervix. Dr. Nezhat is Director of Minimally-Invasive Surgery and Gynecologic Robotics.

Gynecologic Oncology Physicians

Farr R. Nezhat, MD, FACOG, FACS

Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Gynecologic Robotics
Director, MISGR Fellowship Program
Member, Division of Gynecologic Oncology

Office Location 425 West 59th Street, Suite 9B, New York, NY 10019; (212) 523-7752.
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Board Certification Board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, and in the gynecologic oncology subspecialty.
Academic Appointment

Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

  • 1983-1987 Ob/Gyn Residency, Nassau County Medical Center, East Meadow, New York
  • 1997-2000 Fellow, Gynecologic Oncology, Mount Sinai Medical Center
Special Interests or Skills
  • Diagnosis and treatment of all gynecologic malignancies, including vulvar/vaginal, cervical, endometrial/uterine, fallopian tube, ovarian, and gestational trophoblastic disease.
  • Widely known for developing advanced minimally-invasive surgery for gynecologic cancers and benign disease, in which increasingly complex procedures are done without a major incision.

Farr R. Nezhat, MD, FACOG, FACS, is the department’s Director of Minimally-Invasive Surgery and Gynecologic Robotics, Director of the MISGR Fellowship Program, and a member of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology. In addition, he is a professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is a board-certified subspecialist in the treatment of women’s cancers who also provides surgical treatment for complex benign conditions.

He is nationally and internationally known for his development of minimally-invasive surgical treatments, which have allowed increasingly complex procedures to be done without a major incision. These include radical pelvic surgeries for ovarian, cervical, and endometrial cancers; treatments for endometriosis and pelvic masses; and hysterectomy.

He joins us from Mount Sinai Medical Center, where he completed fellowship training in gynecologic oncology, and where he was Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science, and Director of Gynecologic Minimally-Invasive Surgery.

Dr. Nezhat has published 135 scientific articles, 53 book chapters, and three textbooks detailing operative techniques. He is a member of many professional societies and a reviewer for several journals. He sits on the editorial board the Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, and is past president of that society.

Among awards recognizing his teaching, research, and clinical contributions, Dr. Nezhat has received the Blue Ribbon for laparoscopic treatment for recurrent endometrial cancer at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and the First Prize for the teaching video, “Laparoscopic Staging in a Patient with Fallopian Tube Carcinoma,” at the 2002 ACOG meeting. He has been listed in Best Doctors in America since 2003; in the New York Times Magazine’s New York Super Doctors since 2007; and in the Consumer Research Council of America’s Top Obstetricians and Gynecologists since 2008.

Dr. Nezhat has been a visiting professor at academic events and an invited lecturer at professional conferences around the globe, presenting and teaching minimally-invasive surgical techniques.

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Farr Nezhat, MD, Director, Division of Minimally-Invasive Robotic and Laparoscopic Gynecologic Surgery