Helai Hesham, MD

Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery
Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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
  • Female Pelvic Pain
  • Female Pelvic Surgery
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Labial Hypertrophy
  • Laparoscopic Gynecologic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Pelvic Reconstruction
  • Robotic Gynecologic Surgery
  • Urologic Incontinance
  • Vaginal Fistula
  • Vaginal Laser Therapy
  • 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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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
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • Student Health

Affinity Health Plan

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

AgeWell

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs

Amida Care

  • Special Needs

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

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

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • Medicare Managed Care

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

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

Fidelis Care

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

Healthfirst

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

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

Quality Health Management

  • Quality Health Management

RiverSpring

  • Special Needs

UnitedHealthcare

  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Empire Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford HMO
  • Oxford Liberty
  • POS
  • PPO

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

World Trade Center Health Plan

  • World Trade Center Health Plan

*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
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