Sierra J Seaman, MD

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Overview

Dr. Sierra Seaman is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center in the Division of Gynecologic Specialty Surgery, specializing in the medical and surgical treatment of complex gynecologic conditions, including fibroids, endometriosis, abnormal uterine bleeding, intrauterine pathology, pelvic pain, ovarian cysts, and infertility with a special interest in fertility optimization.

After earning her medical degree at the University of Virginia, she completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as her Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery and Complex Gynecologic Conditions at CUIMC. She received several awards during this time including the prestigious Jay M. Cooper Foundation of the AAGL Signature Award, the AAGL award for Excellence in Minimally Invasive Surgery, the Excellence in Teaching Award, induction into the Gold Humanism Honors Society, and a 100K grant for the Future of Robotics. Dr. Seaman's 3-year AAGL-accredited fellowship training alongside experts in minimally invasive surgery provided her with specialized training and expertise in the fields of advanced robotics, laparoscopy and hysteroscopy. She remains heavily involved in medical education with a goal to advance the future of surgical training through didactics, simulation, and coaching.

Dr. Seaman is an advocate for patient-centered care and favors a minimally invasive approach to surgery. She aims to provide exceptional care to each individual patient.

 

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Abnormal Uterine and Vaginal Bleeding
  • Advanced Gynecologic Surgery
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain In Female
  • Complex Gynecologic Surgery
  • da Vinci Robotic Surgery Gyn Proced
  • Endometriosis
  • Female Pelvic Pain
  • Female Pelvic Surgery
  • Fibroids
  • Gynecological Surgery
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysteroscopic Procedures
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laparoscopic Gynecologic Surgery
  • Laparoscopy
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Myomectomy
  • Pelvic Mass
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Uterine Fibroid

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at CUMC

Gender

  • Female

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Location(s)

161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032
51 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan

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 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

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

World Trade Center Health Plan

  • World Trade Center Health Plan

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • University of Virginia
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • OBGYN - Obstetrics and Gynecology

Research

Selected Publications

Seaman, S. J., Han, E., Arora C., & Kim, J.H. (2021). Surgical site infections in gynecology: the latest evidence for prevention and management. Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 33(4), 296-304.

Seaman, S.J., Jorgensen, E>M., Tramontano, A.C., Jones, D.B., Mendiola, M.L., Ricciotti, H., Hur, H.C., 2020. Use of Fundamentals of Laparascopic Surgery (FLS) Testing to Assess Gynecologic Surgeons: A Retrospective Cohort Study of 10-Years Experience. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology. doi:10.1016/j.jmig.2020.07.005

Seaman, SJ, Arora, A, & Advincula, AP. (July 2020). Isthmocele Repair: Simultaneous Hysteroscopy and Robotic Assisted Laparoscopy. OBG Manag. 2020 July; 32(7):50 | DOI:10.12788/obgm.0009

Seaman, SJ, Mattingly PJ, & Advincula, AP. (2019). Minilaparotomy: Minimally invasive approach to abdominal myomectomy. OBG Manag. 31(3):52

Advincula, A.P., Seaman S.J. Chapter 10: Principles of Robotic Surgery. In: Te Linde's Operative Gynecology, 13th Edition. Van Le, Linda, and Victoria L. Handa. Te Linde's Operative Gynecology. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2023.

Baxter BL, Seaman SJ, Arora C, Kim JH. Radiofrequency ablation methods for uterine sparing fibroid treatment. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2022 Aug 1;34(4):262-269.