Better for Women Series

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April 8, 2021

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding – The Importance of Patient Education and Minimally Invasive Treatment Options

Dr. Hendessi (he/him/his) is the Vice Chair of Gynecology at Boston Medical Center. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Boston Medical Center, where he served as Administrative Chief Resident and received an award for Excellence in Gynecologic Laparoscopy. Dr. Hendessi is a Clinical Associate Professor at Boston University School of Medicine and is interested in resident education as well as minimally invasive and robot-assisted surgery. He is also a practicing General Gynecologist at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center and is fluent in Spanish. Dr. Hendessi is the recipient of the 2005 and 2009 National Faculty Award, sponsored by ACOG and CREOG. He is also the first recipient of the BMC M. Adel Hamid Alumni Award for residency alumna or alumnus who has distinguished themselves as a dedicated clinical educator and surgeon, as well as advocate for underserved patient populations.



February 22, 2021

The Value of Hysteroscopy as a Diagnostic Tool for Women with Suspected Endometrial Cancer

Presented by: Yelena Havryliuk, MD, FACOG

Dr. Yelena Havryliuk is a Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist. She received her medical degree at the University of Medicine and Dentistry – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and completed her residency training at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center. She initiated her career at New York University Langone Medical Center, where her career focus was on benign gynecological conditions and women’s health. In 2011 she returned to New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center to join the faculty as an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Havryliuk provides care in all aspects of gynecology and women’s health including the management of contraception, abnormal pap smears, endometriosis, abnormal uterine bleeding, hormone replacement therapy, as well as preventative care. In addition, Dr. Havryliuk has a special interest in the surgical management of fibroids and adnexal masses. When indicated, she strives to offer all of her patients minimally invasive therapy using robotically assisted surgery. Robotically assisted surgery provides the surgeon increased precision and control, allowing for the treatment of complex pathologies using small incisions. As compared to conventional surgery, it provides patients with less post-operative pain and enables a faster recovery.

Dr. Havryliuk has also fostered collaborations with other departments within the medical center in order to offer a multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach. This is particularly true with regards to the treatment of fibroids, where she performs complex hysteroscopic resections of fibroids following uterine fibroid embolization, performed by the department of Interventional Radiology.

Lastly, Dr. Havryliuk’s goal is to always establish an environment that is conducive to an open and clear dialogue with her patients. Her belief is that patients do better when they fully understand their condition and are empowered and confident through a thoughtful and well-informed decision-making process.



January 1, 2021

Hysteroscopic Fibroid Resection: Tips and Tricks to Minimize Challenges and Bleeding

Presented by: Samar Nahas, MD

Samar Nahas, MD, is a board-certified ob/gyn and an assistant clinical professor in obstetrics and gynecology. She practices in a state-of-the-art, safe and comfortable environment providing excellent, innovative care.



January 1, 2021

Putting Blind D&C in the Rearview Mirror

Presented by: Dr. Ido Sirota

Ido Sirota, MD, MHA, FACOG, is the Division Director of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery and Robotics at New York-Presbyterian Queens. Director of OBGYN Residency Gynecologic Surgery and Robotics Simulation Program and Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City. He specializes in advanced Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery with focus on elevating gynecologic surgery by offering state of the art surgical treatment for women.



January 1, 2021

The Role of Hysteroscopy in Managing Miscarriage

Presented by: Aaron Styer, MD

Aaron Styer, MD, works to improve access to fertility treatment and to expand emotional support for patients. He is active nationally in patient outcomes research and patient education, serves on several committees in reproductive medicine which direct national clinical care standards, and is nationally recognized for his expertise and research.



January 1, 2021

The Role of Hysteroscopy in Reproductive Health

Presented by: Charles Miller, MD, FACOG

Featured physician Charles Miller, MD, FACOG assesses the value of using hysteroscopy for certain patients, and describes his hysteroscopic techniques for endometrial polyps, retained products of conception, and small fibroids.

Charles Miller, MD, FACOG, is founder, president, and medical director of the Advanced IVF Institute and the Advanced Gynecologic Surgery Institute in metropolitan Chicago. He specializes in the treatment of infertility, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, and fertility preservation.