Dr. Melanie L. Marin, M.D.
OB-GYN (Obstetrician-Gynecologist) | Gynecology635 Madison Ave Fl 8 New York NY, 10022
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...
If you had a tubal ligation and yet missed your period, please do a pregnancy test. If you are pregnant after a tubal ligation, there is an increased risk of it being an ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy growing outside the uterus). An ectopic pregnancy can be life-threatening! If your pregnancy test is positive after a tubal ligation, you should see your doctor or go to an urgent care center immediately for evaluation! READ MORE
Please see a doctor as soon as possible to make sure you don’t have a sexually transmitted infection like gonorrhea or chlamydia! READ MORE
As you realize, this is not normal. There are many causes of abnormal bleeding, some serious and some not so serious. Please see a gynecologist as soon as possible! READ MORE
This is a very good question that you MUST speak to your doctor about. The risks of taking medication during pregnancy may be outweighed by the benefits in specific cases but this can only be determined by a conversation with YOUR doctor. READ MORE
Please talk to your pediatrician or ask your parents to bring you to a gynecologist. Some cramping with periods can be normal but severe pain is not. While medications like ibuprofen or naproxen can help cramps, you should be evaluated to make sure there are no underlying problems. Your doctor will talk to you further to help decide if you should have further testing for your pain and irregular periods READ MORE
This is a very easy question to answer. First: do a pregnancy test!!!!! ASAP!!! Second: talk to a gynecologist or go to Planned Parenthood and get both effective birth control and instructions on how to use it properly. What you are doing currently is playing Russian Roulette. READ MORE
This is absolutely not normal! You need to talk to your gynecologist or pediatrician as soon as possible! You may have a bleeding disorder, endometriosis, an abnormality in the lining of your uterus or a hormone imbalance. If you cannot convince your mom to take you to a gynecologist, please talk to your pediatrician or walk into Planned Parenthood to get an evaluation (and treatment) started. Please do not continue to suffer or put your life at risk because you faint and really hurt yourself when you fall! You are right! This is not okay! Get help! READ MORE
Don’t stop! Keep taking the pills every day. Check with your doctor to make sure those instructions were not an error. If they were not in error and your doctor is asking you to take a break every month to bleed, you should get a second opinion from a menopause specialist! You do not need to bleed on hormone replacement therapy. READ MORE
There is nothing wrong or unhealthy about an active sex life. The vagina should keep itself clean and balanced once you are settled into a rhythm. While the vaginal odor may certainly change, you may want to visit your gynecologist to make sure the change in odor is not due to a yeast or bacterial infection. You say neither of you has an STI. That is good news as long as you have both been TESTED negative for STI’s. If you have not BOTH been tested negative, you should go now for urine testing for gonorrhea and chlamydia and blood testing for HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. You are correct that douching is not recommended and may actually increase the incidence of infections. You can help balance the pH by drinking 8 ounces of cranberry juice per day and eating yogurt with acidophilus. You could take supplements for either instead if you don’t enjoy drinking cranberry or eating yogurt. Finally, if the pH still seems to be off, you can use the occasional boric acid suppository to re-acidify the vaginal pH. 600mg suppositories are available on Amazon or at drugstores. Of course, you should be performing proper vaginal hygiene. Wash with water only or a mild cleanser like Cetaphil if you must. Do not use vaginal wipes or other scented soaps or cleansers. Wear cotton panties. NEVER thongs. Take your panties off at night. If you must wear something at night, loose boxers or pajama bottoms of cotton are preferred. READ MORE
YES! If you have not already gotten the COVID vaccine, get it as soon as possible. There is NO vaginal infection that would prevent you from being able to get the vaccine! READ MORE
Your stomach should not hurt when you are pregnant. If you are pregnant and having stomach pains, you should contact your doctor immediately. READ MORE
If your pregnancy test is negative, but you still do not get your period as scheduled, you should make an appointment to see your doctor to get some blood tests and an exam to determine why your period is not coming. READ MORE
You cannot be sure you are pregnant without a pregnancy test. You can do a home pregnancy test as early as the first day after a missed period and it should be reliable. Your doctor can do that same test in the office as well. READ MORE
If you are pregnant, you will not be getting a period. If you miss your period or are late for your period, that is a good indication that you should do a pregnancy test and see a doctor for evaluation. Normally, the female hormones start rising until ovulation (the release of the egg) occurs. The rising hormones cause the lining of the uterus (called the endometrium) to thicken and grow in order to be able to support a pregnancy. If pregnancy does not happen after ovulation, the hormones start to fall and shedding of the lining of the uterus happens. This shedding results in the bleeding that we call the period or menses. If pregnancy does occur, the endometrium does not shed and there is no period. For more information, please take a look at a reputable website on women's health like: https://www.womenshealth.gov/menstrual-cycle READ MORE
Yes! You should be getting up and walking every day. Stand up straight. Take deep breaths. Walk to tolerance. The more you walk, the faster you will recover. Congratulations! READ MORE
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
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- 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
Hobbies / Sports
- Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do 2018
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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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