Dr. Melanie Marin has spent over 22 years practicing office gynecology and gynecologic surgery at New York Physicians. This practice is dedicated to providing the holistic, thoughtful and integrative care. Dr. Marin will generally spend a full hour with you reviewing your concerns, medical history and goals along with providing a complete examination and recommendations on how to maintain your best, healthy self.
Dr. Marin is an expert laparoscopic surgeon with a long time focus on treating endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain. She is one of the few doctors who can provide comprehensive care for these very devastating problems. Dr. Marin will treat your whole person using holistic and alternative approaches as well as a full arsenal of medication and surgery when those options are best for you.
Managing the complex hormonal issues of endometriosis led Dr. Marin to become an enthusiastic student of the management of polycystic ovarian syndrome and menopause. She is a NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner.
She also maintains a general gynecology practice geared at obtaining wellness for all of her patients. Whether you feel fine and just want the best partner for maintaining your health or you have concerns about your pap smear, ovarian cysts, fibroids or (the needlessly dreaded) menopause, Dr. Marin will help you find the path and plan that are optimal for you.
Visit our practice. You will find the kind of health care you always wished you had.
This office does not accept insurance but we will help you submit to your insurance for reimbursement.
Education and Training
Columbia College BA 1988
New York University School of Medicine 1993
Obstetrics and GynecologyAmerican Board of Obstetrics and GynecologyABOG
Dr. Melanie L. Marin, M.D.'s Expert Contributions
Endometriosis is a condition in which the same type of cells that grow and bleed in the uterus to make a woman's period are found outside the uterus. These cells also grow and bleed but because they are not in the uterus, they create inflammation that can result in scarring and pain. We do not know...
Birth control pills are very safe and have many benefits. They are highly effective birth control. They generally will make your periods lighter and less painful. They treat endometriosis. They can help relieve the symptoms of PMS. They also significantly decrease the risk of developing uterine and ovarian cancer. Overall, for healthy non-smokers the benefits are large and the risks are negligible. There are some risks associated with birth control pills in smokers and for women with certain medical problems. You should make sure you have reviewed your specific situation with your doctor to understand if there are any risks to the birth control pill for you. READ MORE
Birth control pills are by prescription only in the US. You have to see your gynecologist or primary care doctor. You can also go to Planned Parenthood or a family planning center for a prescription. If you are a full time college student, you should be able to get them from your student health center. READ MORE
I think the question you are really asking is, when do you ovulate. If your cycle is regular, you ovulate 14 days BEFORE your period comes. So, you need to know the length of your cycle so you can estimate when you are ovulating. You are fertile for about 4 days before ovulation and 4 days after ovulation. You should aim to have intercourse at least every other day for those 8 days. If your cycle is not regular, you should see your gynecologist for evaluation because you may not be ovulating regularly. READ MORE
The best way to figure out when you are ovulating is to discuss your cycle with your gynecologist. If you have a regularly timed cycle, you ovulate 14 days BEFORE your period starts (not 14 days after). You can get a better sense of this by keeping track of the first day of your cycle for several months. Once you know how long your cycle is (26 days, 28 days, 31 days), you can figure out when you are ovulating. A woman with a 26 day cycle will be ovulating on Day #12. A woman with a 31 day cycle will be ovulating on Day #17. If your cycle is not regular, you should see your gynecologist because you should be evaluated to determine why you are not regular. Once you know when you are ovulating, you should know that you can get pregnant by having sex up to four days before and up to four days after ovulation. You should never rely solely on ovulation prediction for contraception. Sometimes ovulation will occur early -- and you won't know that until your next period comes. READ MORE
Ovulation is a clinical word that means the same as when we say "releasing the egg". Not everyone has pain with ovulation. It is perfectly normal and common to ovulate without pain. However, some women feel some pain or cramping with ovulation. This is called mittelschmerz, germain for "middle pain". If the menstrual cycle is regular every month, ovulation is occurring 14 days before the first day of the period. Pain during the 2-3 days around ovulation is common and generally not of concern. You may take ibuprofen or aleve if the pain is bothersome. Please be aware that some mid-cycle pain might be cause for concern. Endometriosis can cause pain at ovulation as well. The best course of action is to discuss your symptoms with your gynecologist to be sure you do not need further evaluation. READ MORE
Folic acid, or folate, is Vitamin B9. Taking this vitamin while you are trying to get pregnant and during pregnancy decreases the risk of neural tube defects (malformations of the brain, spine and spinal cord) in the fetus. All women of child bearing age who are having heterosexual intercourse and not using birth control should be taking at least 400mcg of folic acid daily. Some women may be advised to take higher doses depending. READ MORE
There is no science suggesting that any supplement will increase your fertility. You should be taking at least 400mcg of folic acid (folate) while you are trying to get pregnant and when you are pregnant in order to prevent a specific group of birth defects called neural tube defects. There does seem to be some benefit of acupuncture for increasing your chances of getting pregnant. READ MORE
A normal, healthy couple can take up to one year of trying to achieve pregnancy. This is presuming that both partners are healthy, without a history of previous sexually transmitted infections and that the woman gets regular, monthly periods. Of course, it is possible to get pregnant on the first try so you should continue to use effective birth control until you are ready to get pregnant. While trying to get pregnant, you should be sure that you are taking at least 400mcg of folic acid (folate) on a daily basis to help prevent birth defects. You should make sure you know when you are ovulating and that you are having intercourse from about 4 days prior to ovulation to 4 days after ovulation at least every other day to optimize your chances of getting pregnant. With each ovulatory cycle, there is about a 30% chance of getting pregnant. If you are not pregnant after one year of trying, you should ask for your doctor to evaluate both you and your partner for any potential causes of infertility. If you are a female over age 35, you should be evaluated sooner because fertility declines with age. READ MORE
- Endovascular aortic repair is associated with greater hemodynamic stability compared with open aortic reconstruction.
- Intraoperative transoesophageal echocardiography as an adjuvant to fluoroscopy during endovascular thoracic aortic repair.
- Endovascular grafts.
- Posterior approach to the deep femoral artery.
- Experience with endovascular grafts in the treatment of infrarenal aortic aneurysms associated with proximal aortic dissection.
- Stent grafts in occlusive arterial disease.
- A novel missense mutation, GLY424SER, in Brazilian patients with 21-hydroxylase deficiency.
- Endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms in patients with congenital renal vascular anomalies.
- Intraoperative rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm during an endovascular stent-graft procedure.
- Endovascular grafts in the treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysms and pseudoaneurysms.
- The value of the oblique groin incision for femoral artery access during endovascular procedures.
- Soft-tissue images. Bilateral large iliac artery aneurysms.
- Alternative techniques for management of distal anastomoses of aortofemoral and iliofemoral endovascular grafts.
- Safety and efficacy of high-dose adenosine-induced asystole during endovascular AAA repair.
- A laser flash photolysis and pulse radiolysis study of primary photochemical processes of flumequine.
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology The Mount Sinai Hospital 14 - Present
- Best Doctors in America 9 Best Doctors
- America's Top Ob/Gyns 7 America's Top Docs
- New York Super Doctors 13 superdoctors.com
- American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
- American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
- Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons
- North American Menopause Society
- Ny & Presby Hp-Columbia Campus, Obstetrics And Gynecology
- Columbia - Presbyterian Medical Center
Hobbies / Sports
- Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do 2018
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Patient Experience with Dr. Marin
Get to know Gynecologist Dr. Melanie L. Marin, who serves patients in New York City, New York. Dr. Marin practices office gynecology and gynecologic surgery at New York Physicians, a private group practice with a clinical staff of preeminent physicians representing multiple specialties in internal medicine, allergy-immunology, obstetrics-gynecology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, rheumatology, and orthopedic surgery. The multispecialty group of dedicated physicians remain committed to providing high quality health care and treating their patients with the whole person in mind. Dr. Marin is also an Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology with Mount Sinai Hospital. It is there that she performs surgeries and trains residents and fellows in gynecologic surgery and minimally invasive surgery, including advanced laparoscopic surgery. Back in 2002, Dr. Marin limited her practice to gynecology in order to concentrate on her areas of special expertise, including laparoscopic surgery, endometriosis, chronic pelvic pain, the treatment of fibroids and menopause management. In 2007, she became a nationally certified menopause practitioner. Dr. Marin is a Fellow of The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Fellows of ACOG are board certified ob-gyns whose professional activities are devoted to the practice of obstetrics and/or gynecology, who possess unrestricted licenses to practice medicine, and who have attained high ethical and professional standing. Dr. Marin completed her Bachelor’s degree in Biology and French at Columbia College of Columbia University. She received her medical doctorate from New York University School of Medicine. Thereafter, she completed her internship and residency at Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia University, before joining New York Physicians and the faculty of Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Marin has received numerous awards for her clinical expertise, including the CREOG Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Education (2012), Award for “America’s Top Obstetrics and Gynecologists” (2011 and 2015), Award for “New York Super Doctors” (2009), and “Award for Best Doctors in America” (2003-2004, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, and 2013). Gynaecology or gynecology is the medical practice dealing with the health of the female reproductive systems and the breasts. Outside medicine, the term means “the science of women”. As a gynecologist, Dr. Marin diagnoses, treats, and helps prevent diseases of the female reproductive system. She encourages women to seek medical attention if they are experiencing any uncomfortable symptoms and continuously stresses “It is not in your head, it is in your pelvis and it can be treated.”
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