Message from the Chairman

Welcome to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Hackensack University Medical Center.  Our department includes more than 100 physicians skilled in providing high-quality, highly compassionate healthcare services for women of all ages.

We know that women today are extremely busy with many responsibilities dividing their time. That is why one of our priorities is to provide women easy access for all their healthcare needs at Hackensack University Medical Center’s beautiful modern Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital.  Whether it is preventive, well woman exams, prenatal care and childbirth services, infertility treatment, gynecologic surgical care, gynecologic cancer care or urogynecology for women with incontinence and other pelvic floor disorders, our medical team can provide a full-spectrum of care.

Advanced diagnostic and therapeutic technologies enable our medical team to treat many gynecologic and obstetric problems with a minimally invasive approach.  Our maternal-fetal medicine specialists diagnose and treat women with complex, high-risk pregnancies while our highly specialized physicians in reproductive endocrinology offer advanced reproductive technologies that increase a couple’s chance of achieving a pregnancy. Additionally, our gynecologic oncology services and research are nationally recognized.

Our obstetrical unit is consistently ranked among the busiest Labor & Delivery units in the tri-state area, with annual deliveries in excess of 6,000.  The Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital is an exceptional facility that provides our patients with state-of-the-art care provided by highly skilled professional physicians, nurses and allied health professionals.

HUMC offers a wide range of gynecologic services, including minimally invasive surgical technologies which have revolutionized the practice of gynecology.  Using these technologies, has transformed many gynecologic procedures from traditional surgeries that required days of hospitalization and weeks of recovery, to minimally invasive procedures that can be performed on an outpatient basis and take only days of recuperation. 

Hackensack University Medical Center is the designated training site for the use of the daVinci Robotic Surgical System.  The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology currently has many accomplished minimally invasive surgeons using the daVinci Robotic Surgical System.  Our department has continued to explore the use of this advanced telerobotic technology in performing a variety of benign and malignant gynecologic conditions. 

I encourage you to read through our Web site for more information about our comprehensive services offered at The Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital.  Thank you for your interest in our institution and know we are committed to stand ready to provide your healthcare needs in the future.

Manuel Alvarez, M.D.
Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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