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NYU Langone Provider

Ilene M. Fischer, MD

NYU Langone Provider
  • Specialty: Gynecology
  • Treats: Adults
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 646-754-2700
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I chose a career in medicine because it allows me to combine my love of science with my desire to help people. As a child, I admired many of the doctors I saw. When I became an obstetrician–gynecologist, I aspired to emulate the high standards and caring nature of those doctors.

My practice is currently focused on gynecologic care, which can involve very personal issues. These include fertility, sexual health, menstruation, contraception, menopause, and cancer. I am attentive and compassionate and offer patients an unbiased viewpoint on treatment options.

I provide both primary care and surgery. I use hysteroscopy—in which a thin, lighted instrument is inserted into the uterus—to manage abnormal uterine bleeding, fibroids, and endometrial polyps. I also perform endometrial ablation, in which the lining of the uterus is destroyed, as a treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding.

I have expertise in genetic testing and perform it in my office. I determine whether patients are good candidates for it, and I counsel them about their risk of developing certain types of cancer based on their family history. I also educate other doctors, so they can offer hereditary cancer screening.

I am passionate about ensuring my patients have access to new technologies that may improve their health. For example, I offer the Sonata® procedure, which uses radiofrequency energy to shrink fibroids. This procedure, which does not require incisions or stitches, gives women an alternative to hysterectomy or myomectomy, in which fibroids are removed. It allows them to return to normal activity quickly.

During my 30 years of practice, I have developed long and deep relationships with my patients. They often refer me to coworkers or friends because I have helped them solve a difficult problem or insisted they have a genetic test, colonoscopy, or mammogram that revealed a health problem. Other times, people see me because they are not satisfied with the advice or treatment options they were given. Some of my patients are children I delivered years ago, who come to see me at their mothers’ recommendations.

My patients benefit from the NYU Langone specialists I call upon regularly to help address their problems. These include colleagues who specialize in breast surgery, fertility, oncology, robotic surgery, endometriosis, urology, and radiology. These doctors always find time in their busy schedules to see my patients because of our close working relationship.


Conditions and Treatments

Conditions
  • abnormal pap test results
  • endometriosis
  • fertility
  • fibroids
  • human papillomavirus
  • infertility in women
  • menopause
  • menstrual disorder
  • pelvic pain
  • premenopause
  • sexually transmitted disease
  • urinary tract infections
  • uterine bleeding
Treatments
  • annual gyn screening
  • birth control
  • cancer screening
  • cervical cancer screening
  • colposcopy
  • endometrial ablation
  • gynecological surgery
  • hysteroscopy
  • loop electrosurgical excision procedure
  • minimally invasive surgery
  • osteoporosis screening

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology - Obstetrics & Gynecology, 1993
Education and Training
  • Residency, UMDNJ - Newark, Obstetrics & Gynecology, 1991
  • MD from Temple University, 1987

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This provider accepts the following insurance plans.

  • Aetna
     
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Indemnity
    • Aetna International
    • Aetna Medicare Managed Care
    • Aetna Open Access EPO
    • Aetna Open Access HMO
    • Aetna POS
    • Aetna POS (American Express Employer)
    • Aetna PPO
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
    • Aetna Student Plan
    • Allied
    • Chesterfield Resources Inc
    • Christian Brothers Services
    • CoreSource
    • Healthscope
    • Nippon Life of America-Aetna
    • Nippon Life-Aetna
    • Starmark
    • WellNet
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
     
    • BCBS Blue Access EPO Large Group
    • BCBS Blue Access EPO Small Group
    • BCBS Blue Access GEPO Small Group
    • BCBS Blue Access PPO Large Group
    • BCBS EPO
    • BCBS EPO (BlackRock Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS Federal Program
    • BCBS Florida Blue Care HMO
    • BCBS Florida Blue Medicare PPO
    • BCBS Florida Blue Options PPO
    • BCBS Florida Blue Select
    • BCBS Florida MyBlue HMO
    • BCBS Florida Simply Blue
    • BCBS Florida Traditional PPC
    • BCBS HMO
    • BCBS Indemnity
    • BCBS Local 32BJ Employees
    • BCBS Mediblue Medicare HMO
    • BCBS Mediblue Medicare PPO
    • BCBS Mediblue Select HMO/Extra HMO
    • BCBS POS
    • BCBS PPO
    • BCBS PPO (BlackRock Employees)
    • BCBS PPO - Empire PPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS PPO/EPO Small Group
    • New York Hotel Trades
  • Cigna
     
    • Apwu Health Plan
    • Cigna Oscar
    • Cigna Great West PPO
    • Cigna HMO
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Cigna Managed Care/POS
    • Cigna Medicare Advantage
    • Cigna NALC
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access PPO
    • Cigna PPO
    • Cigna Premier Plus
    • Great West HMO
    • MVP-Cigna Network
    • Wellfleet-NYU Student
  • Connecticare
     
    • Connecticare Bridge
    • Connecticare Commercial
  • Emblem
     
    • Emblem Select Care Basic Exchange
    • Emblem Select Care Bronze Exchange
    • Emblem Select Care Bronze Small Group
    • Emblem Select Care Catastropic Exchange
    • Emblem Select Care EPO
    • Emblem Select Care Gold Exchange
    • Emblem Select Care Gold Small Group
    • Emblem Select Care HMO
    • Emblem Select Care PPO
    • Emblem Select Care Platinum Exchange
    • Emblem Select Care Platinum Small Group
    • Emblem Select Care Silver Exchange
    • Emblem Select Care Silver Small Group
  • Fidelis Care
     
    • Fidelis Care Bronze Exchange
    • Fidelis Care Catastrophic Cvg Exchange
    • Fidelis Care Child Health Plus
    • Fidelis Care Gold Exchange
    • Fidelis Care Medicaid Managed Care
    • Fidelis Care Native American Exchange
    • Fidelis Care Platinum Exchange
    • Fidelis Care Silver Exchange
    • Fidelis Essential Plan 1
    • Fidelis Essential Plan 2
    • Fidelis Essential Plan 3
    • Fidelis Essential Plan 4
    • Wellcare by Fidelis Care Medicare
  • GHI
     
    • American Plan Administrators
    • GHI CBP (City of New York Employees)
    • GHI Emblem Health EPO
    • GHI Emblem Health PPO
    • GHI HMO
    • GHI HMO Medicare
    • GHI Medicare PPO
    • GHI Medicare Supplement
    • GHI Network Access - Benefit Services of PA
    • GHI Network Access - Humana
    • GHI Network Access - Total Plan Concepts
    • IUOE Local 14-14B
    • Wlny-TV Inc.
  • HIP
     
    • HIP Access I
    • HIP Access II
    • HIP Bridge
    • HIP Child Health Plus
    • HIP EPO
    • HIP HMO
    • HIP Medicare Supplement
    • HIP POS
    • HIP PPO
    • HIP Prime Bronze
    • HIP Prime Gold
    • HIP Prime Platinum
    • HIP Prime Silver
    • HIP VIP Medicare Bold
    • HIP VIP Medicare Prime
    • Vytra HMO
  • Health Smart
     
    • World Trade Center - Logistic Health Incorporated
  • Humana
     
    • Humana Medicare Advantage
  • Local 1199
     
    • Local 1199 - NYU Hospital Member Choice
    • Local 1199 PPO
  • Magnacare
     
    • Bricklayers Ins and Welfare Fund
    • Magnacare PPO
  • Medicare
     
    • Medicare Part B
  • Multiplan
     
    • AXA Assistance USA
    • Administrative Concepts
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Diversified Administration Corporation
    • Fiserv Health
    • GEHA
    • Global Excel
    • Global Health
    • Guardian Life Insurance Co Of America
    • Health Net Of California
    • Health Republic Of NJ
    • Humana Health Plan
    • Insurance Design Administrators
    • Kaiser Foundation
    • Kaiser Permanente
    • Meritain Health
    • Multiplan PPO
    • Multiplan-Capital Dist Phys Health
    • Mutual Of Omaha
    • Nippon Life Ins Co
    • PHCS
    • Professional Benefit Admin
    • Qualcare Inc
    • Screen Actors Guild
    • Teamsters Allied Benefits
    • US Life Insurance Company
  • NYSHIP - The Empire Plan
     
    • NYS Health Insurance Plan - The Empire Plan
  • Oxford
     
    • Oxford Health Plans Freedom
    • Oxford Health Plans Liberty
  • POMCO Insurance Company
     
    • POMCO Insurance Company
  • Qualcare Inc.
     
    • Qualcare Direct
  • Railroad Medicare
     
    • Palmetto GBA Railroad Medicare
  • Senior Whole Health
     
    • Senior Whole Health Medicare Advantage
  • Tricare
     
    • TriWest
    • Tricare
    • US Family Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
     
    • AARP Medicare Complete
    • Bind Benefits inc
    • Oxford Health Plans Medicare Advantage
    • UMR
    • United Healthcare AARP
    • United Healthcare All Savers
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Choice (AMEX employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (Blackrock employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (CBS employees)
    • United Healthcare EPO
    • United Healthcare EPO (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare HMO
    • United Healthcare Indemnity
    • United Healthcare Indemnity (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Medicare
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare POS
    • United Healthcare PPO
    • United Healthcare Plus (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Student Resources
    • United Healthcare Value, Advantage and HDHP (New York University employees)
    • UnitedHealthcare Choice (NY Power Authority Employees)
  • VA Community Care Network
     
    • VA CCN Optum
  • WTC Health Program
     
    • WTC Health Program
  • Wellcare
     
    • WellCare Medicare
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NYU Langone Obstetrics and Gynecology Associates

159 East 53rd Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10022

Interests

endometrial ablation, Sonata System for minimally invasive fibroid treatment, PCOS

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419 Park Avenue South

Thirteenth Floor

New York, NY 10016

Phone

212-545-5400