Ruth A. Tessler, MD

  • Specialties: Obstetrics, Gynecology
  • Languages: English, Hebrew
  • Phone: 212-545-5400

About Me

For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be a doctor, so that I could help others. I specifically wanted to help women with their medical issues. As a gynecologist, I’ve found that there’s no better feeling than when I know I’ve improved someone’s life through medicine. I love when a patient returns to the office after a visit or surgery and tells me she’s feeling so much better or that I’ve helped to fix a problem.

Some of my patients have been living with conditions for so long that they don’t remember what it was like to live without them. It’s incredibly gratifying to help them realize what a healthier life feels like.

When a woman comes to my office, I initially assess what she needs—perhaps it’s a discussion about preventive health or menopausal symptoms, or treatment for abnormal bleeding, fibroids, or cervical dysplasia. Then I follow through on the discussion or treatment plan to completion. This continuity of care, from assessment to treatment and beyond, helps my patients be their better and healthier selves.

I perform surgical procedures in my office and have an anesthesiologist on staff. This offers a much easier and convenient option for patients who need minor surgeries. 

I also perform minimally invasive robotic-assisted procedures at the Robotic Surgery Center at NYU Langone, which includes nurses, surgical staff, anesthesiologists, and gynecologists. Together, we provide patients with expert care that allows them to return to their typical daily lives quickly and, often, healthier than they were before.

Conditions and Treatments

menstrual disorders, minimally invasive surgery, gynecological surgery, myomectomy, fibroid tumor, uterine bleeding, abnormal pap smear, menopause, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), endometrial ablation, pelvic pain, birth control, cervical cancer screening, premenopause, screening for osteoporosis, cancer screening, checkup, endometriosis, laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH), vaginal hysterectomy, robotic surgery
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  • Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology - Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2000
Education and Training
  • Residency, Beth Israel Medical Center, OB-GYN, 1998
  • MD from Wayne State University, 1994

Locations and Appointments

52 Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Indemnity
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Agewell
  • Cigna EPO/POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • ElderPlan
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield MediBlue
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathways, Enhanced
  • HIP Access I
  • HIP Access II
  • HIP Child Health
  • HIP Medicare
  • HealthPlus Child Health (Amerigroup)
  • HealthPlus Family Health (Amerigroup)
  • HealthPlus Medicaid (Amerigroup)
  • HealthRepublic
  • HealthSmart (WTC)
  • Humana Medicare
  • Local 1199 PPO
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan/PHCS PPO
  • NYS Empire Plan
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Exchange
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford Liberty
  • Oxford Medicare
  • Tricare
  • United Exchange- Compass
  • UnitedHealthcare Community & State Plan
  • UnitedHealthcare EPO
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare
  • UnitedHealthcare POS
  • UnitedHealthcare PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Top Tier
  • Village Caremax
  • Visiting Nurse Service (VNS) Medicare
*Insurance listed above may not be accepted at all office locations. Please confirm prior to each visit. The information presented here may not be complete or may have been changed.
NYU Kips Bay Gynecology

419 Park Avenue South, Suite 1305
New York, NY 10016

NYU Langone Ambulatory Care West Side

355 West 52nd Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10019

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  • Polymorphisms in the dopamine D4 receptor gene (DRD4) contribute to individual differences in human sexual behavior: desire, arousal and sexual function

    Ben Zion, I Z; Tessler, R; Cohen, L; Lerer, E; Raz, Y; Bachner-Melman, R; Gritsenko, I; Nemanov, L; Zohar, A H; Belmaker, R H; Benjamin, J; Ebstein, R P
    Molecular psychiatry. 2006 Aug. 11 (8): 782-786