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Multiple myomectomies.. does anyone know a good NYC doctor for 2nd opinion?

By June 24, 2009 - 11:24am
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I'm 33 and I've already had 2 myomectomies and seem to be in need of a 3rd. my first one was an abdominal one when I was 24, the 2nd was a hysteroscopic one when I was 30. The fibroids have been back for quite some time and are growing, my last ultrasound which was a few weeks ago show them being at 5cm and 8cm and a lot of smaller ones plus the cavity of my uterus couldn't even be seen.. my doctor recommended nothing.. he said that I should wait till I decide to have kids and then have the surgery again before i start to try to conceive. I have no children and would like to preserve my fertility. my symptoms are getting worse by the day.. bulkiness feeling to the max, I literally feel the fibroids walking, sitting, standing.. i have to use the bathroom atleast 12 times a day and night.. sometimes not even being able to go even though my bladder is full, and my periods are long, painful and heavy. I would like a 2nd opinion, or atleast talk to a doctor who can explain to me my options and tell me exactly why is going on inside of my uterus. If anybody knows any specialist if NYC I would greatly appreciate it..


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Mount Sinai cost is 45 thousand for those with no insurance. it is a fact that only the rich live healthy. does anyone know of a good doctor willing to do a myomectomy for under $3000.00 ? this is all i have managed to save. my periods are so heavy i feel i am going to bleed to death. please help.

August 8, 2016 - 10:24am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I am going though the same thing. Apply for medical insurance at your local HRA office. I have a doc call and speak with her. Her name is Dr. Dunkin 516-437-1953

September 11, 2016 - 4:14am
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon

See if you can apply for Medicaid. Your surgery will then be paid for. Contact your state agency asap.


August 8, 2016 - 12:58pm
EmpowHER Guest

Hi All, I'm not in the NY area, still I wanted to recommend a website with more information than I'd gotten in my other research and seeing 2 doctors: www.fibroidsecondopinion.com.

All the best to everyone -- after waiting 5 years for my fibroids to resolve by themselves (am 52),
I'm considering an abdominal myomectomy as they're really big. I will also try one more shot at vibrational/energy healing I facilitate because that made them really shrink for awhile...

February 9, 2016 - 4:17am
(reply to Anonymous)

Thank you so much for the link to Dr. Parker's website -- most comprehensive I've seen in 5 years of my own research -- what a relief! And he still leaves open the possibility of myomectomy for large fibroids and that is encouraging.
I have facilitated energy/vibrational healing and got them down to where I couldn't feel them anymore (vs. the size of a 6 month fetus)
but they came back. I will do that again but am comforted to know that I have options and also a good place for info.
Thanks again and best wishes and support to us all : )

August 10, 2016 - 3:14pm
EmpowHER Guest

I' m 35 years old & I had my 3rd myomectomy done by Dr Michael Brodman at Mt Sinai..not only did he save my life but fixed my scar tissue from my previous surgery. The best Dr I have ever met

June 10, 2014 - 6:42am
EmpowHER Guest

Hi Jasmine,

I highly recommend Dr. Kenneth Levey. He performs surgery at NYU. His office is downtown on Maiden Lane. He performed my myomectomy this past April to remove a fibroid 11cm large. I healed very quickly. He is a great, caring man, who is honest and positive.

November 10, 2013 - 5:03pm
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anyone know a good doctor that specializes in myomectomy in ny and excepts Medicaid

November 10, 2013 - 9:28am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I have fibroid and I do not want to remove my uterus I have Medicaid so please let me know I will like to have myomectomy

August 31, 2015 - 5:38am
EmpowHER Guest

Hello everybody-
I see that this post is very old. But I wanted to add my recommendation because when I was looking for a fibroid specilist in nyc I found this post.

I had an abdominal myomectomy April 2013 with Dr. Taraneh Shirazian at Mt. Sinai Hospital. I highly recommend her! She was excellent from start to finish. She specializes in fibroids- 80% of her patients are fibroid/fibroid surgery cases. She is extrememly knowledgeable, very current with newest developments, extremely nice and patient, never rushing you. She is very easy to understand- she will explain everything slowly and clearly and with diagrams. 
The surgery went smoothly and was very successful. She removed 11 fibroids. There was only 4 fibroids seen by 3 different doctors on saline sono and mri. She said she always finds more than what was diagnosed.
The surgical incision is small and my recovery was quick! I had 1 very rough week, after that it started to get better. I went back to work parttime at my 2 week mark. At 4 weeks, I felt almost 100%.
The entire surgical team was great. Very nice and explained everything to me.
She's great too with follow-up and checking up on you. I really felt in the best care with this doctor!

June 17, 2013 - 1:02pm
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