Welcome to the Division of Gynecologic Surgery at Columbia University. We offer patients comprehensive gynecologic surgical care, including a wide range of consultation and treatment options, from routine testing to the most advanced diagnosis and treatment for women of all ages.
All of our physicians hold academic appointments at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons and have completed an accredited residency training program. Many have completed sub-specialty training in robotic surgery, female pelvic floor disorders, infertility, and laparoscopic surgery. We work closely with specialists throughout NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center (NYP/CUMC) to coordinate your care, if necessary.
Our surgeons treat female reproductive tract problems, from babies born with reproductive disorders to women in menopause. We consult with our patients to explore different diagnostic and treatment options to treat and manage gynecologic and urogynecologic problems, from fibroids to incontinence. We work with each patient to design an individualized care management plan. Furthermore, we provide comprehensive care, from routine examinations to check for minor conditions, to sophisticated diagnostic tests and surgical treatment for complex problems.
Our gynecologic surgery specialists are experienced in urogynecology, pelvic reconstructive surgery, minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, pediatric and adolescent gynecology and lesbian and transgender health.
Minimally Invasive Approach
Our surgeons employ the latest technologies to treat various female reproductive tract disorders. We provide surgical care for adults, children, and adolescents; strive to take the least invasive approach to surgery whenever possible; and regularly use laparoscopic and robotic techniques to minimize patients’ recovery times. For additional information about robotic surgery, please see the da Vinci website.
Standard of Excellence
The standard of excellence our physicians bring to patient care matches the standards they have established in medical student education and world class academic research. US News & World Report ranks Columbia’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University’s medical school, among the top institutions nationally for women’s health and for research.
As part of the vibrant medical community at CUMC, our doctors and patients benefit from NYP/CUMC’s facilities and expertise in patient care, collaboration with cutting edge medical researchers, clinicians and multidisciplinary specialists. NYP is consistently ranked #1 in New York City, included on the national Honor Roll, and listed in the top 10 for gynecology in US News and World Report’s 2011-2012 survey.
- Arnold P. Advincula, MD
- Constance A. Young, MD
- Jody Blanco, MD
- John C. Evanko, MD, MBA
- Cara Grimes, MD
Areas of Focus
Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery br>
Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation br>
Urodynamic Testing br>
Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology