Helai Hesham, MD

Board Certifications: 
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Accepting New Patients
Virtual Visits/Telehealth
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Overview

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Helai Hesham, MD is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and subspecialized in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology). Dr. Hesham completed her fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

She provides individualized medical and surgical care for women with pelvic organ prolapse, urinary and fecal incontinence, overactive bladder, fistula, pelvic floor trauma and pelvic pain. Surgically she utilizes minimally invasive techniques including vaginal, laparoscopic, robotic and cystoscopic surgery.

Dr. Hesham is passionate about helping care for women both locally and abroad and has specialized in obstetric fistula care in sub-Saharan Africa as well as international surgical training which she will continue here at Columbia.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Complex Gynecologic Surgery
  • Complex Pelvic Surgery
  • Female Genital Disorder
  • Female Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Female Pelvic Pain
  • Female Pelvic Surgery
  • Female Sexual Dysfunction
  • Gynecologic Laser Surgery
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Labial Hypertrophy
  • Laparoscopic Gynecologic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Pelvic Reconstruction
  • Urogynecology
  • Urologic Incontinance
  • Vaginal Fistula Repair
  • Vaginal Reconstruction
  • Vulvar pain

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Languages

  • Farsi

Gender

  • Female

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Phone Appointments

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Location(s)

51 West 51st Street
Floor 3, Suite 320
New York, NY 10019
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Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health

AgeWell

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs

Capital District Physician Health Plan

  • Capital District Physician Health Plan

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Traditional Medicare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

United Health Care

  • Columbia Employee POS
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, Albany Medical College
  • Residency: LeHigh Valley Hospital
  • Residency: 2016 Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • Fellowship: Massachusettes General Hospital
  • Fellowship: 2019 Massachuesetts General Hospital

Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology