Dr. Elizabeth Kavaler, MD

Urogynecology & Reconstructive Pelvic SurgeryFemaleAge 56

Dr. Kavaler
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

New York Urological Associates

7 W 51st St Fl 8 New York, NY 10019

Make an Appointment

(212) 218-3900

Dr. Elizabeth Kavaler, MD is a Urogynecology & Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery Specialist in New York, NY. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Lenox Hill Hospital and Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kavaler to book an appointment.

Healthgrades Provider Compare™

Quickly compare more Urogynecology & Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery Specialists in your area

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
    This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital
    America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ See hospitals

Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
Learn more about background checks

Experience Check

Check Dr. Kavaler's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Kavaler's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kavaler treats Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Kavaler treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Urinary Incontinence
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kavaler treats Urinary Incontinence more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Kavaler treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Overactive Bladder
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kavaler treats Overactive Bladder more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Kavaler treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Kavaler's conditions and procedures:

  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bedwetting
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Stones
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Blood in Semen (Hematospermia)
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Botox® for the Bladder
  • Cancer
  • Chlamydia Infections
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Chronic Prostatitis
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Epididymitis
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Excision of Testicular Lesion
  • Hydrocele
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Stone Removal
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Kidney Stones
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Labiaplasty
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lithotripsy
  • MonaLisa Touch Laser Treatment
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Oophorectomy
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Polyuria
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostatitis
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sonography
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urethral Stones
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Prolapse
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Varicocele
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • Yeast Infections

Insurance Check

Search for your insurance provider

Dr. Kavaler accepts

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

(212) 218-3900

Dr. Kavaler accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Commercial HMO
Freedom Plan
Freedom Plan HMO
Liberty Plan HMO
Oxford Health Plans HMO
Oxford Health Plans POS
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty
United Healthcare

Dr. Kavaler's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kavaler

4.8

Based on 180 ratings

5 Stars
93.88888888888889%
(169)
4 Stars
1.1111111111111112%
(2)
3 Stars
0.5555555555555556%
(1)
2 Stars
0.5555555555555556%
(1)
1 Star
3.888888888888889%
(7)
healthgrades logo

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Kavaler?
(Select your rating)
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions (131)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (130)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (127)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (20)
  • Appointment was rushed (10)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (8)
RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
Reply Flag
Dr Kavaler is wonderful- She is patient, understanding, takes the time to explain everything and makes me feel very comfortable discussing anything. Dr Kavaler is a lovely person aside from being an excellent doctor- an expert in her field!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
MERYL – Mar 24, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Elizabeth Kavaler, MD?
Reply Flag
I have just completed my treatment with Dr.Kavaler. The whole experience was positive, Dr. Kavaler is kind, thoughtful and provides all the information to make a decision. She never makes you feel rushed as she is willing to take the time to discuss any questions. She is available and does not talk down to you. She is what all doctors should aspire to be in their treatment of patients. The front office staff was very pleasant and the people doing evaluations prior to seeing the doctor were professional and courteous. I highly recommend entrusting her with your care, my quality of life has improved significantly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Mar 06, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Elizabeth Kavaler, MD?
Reply Flag
Not thrilled. We went to Dr Childrey at this practice as a second opinion. She added nothing to the mix. She was sweet and seemed knowledgeable but was 2.5 hours late and the staff never updated us as to why. Worse though, was that the office twice billed the wrong insurance (one that had been defunct for 6 years) even though I GAVE them my current card of which they made a copy, and also emailed a copy of the card to Dr Childrey after the first rejection. She was not happy that I dealt w her directly but said she would let the office know. I guess that never happened. Naturally the visit was rejected again. I have yet another call into them now. NOT WORTH IT. Find another practice that can handle routine insurance matters.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
Helpful
Emily Kurtz – Jan 26, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Elizabeth Kavaler, MD?
Reply Flag
Office staff went the extra mile to get me an appointment. I was seen quickly and all tests were done right in the office. But the best part was Dr. Kavaler herself. She really cares and that was evident in the care I received. Recommend most highly
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
Helpful
Jan 23, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Elizabeth Kavaler, MD?
Reply Flag
It was very easy to make an appointment. The staff was lovely, helpful, patient, and helps you feel welcome. The office itself is well-designed, quiet, and comfortable. Dr. Kavaler is straight-forward, informative, kind, clear when offering information, and seems very willing to answer questions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
Barbara – Jan 16, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Elizabeth Kavaler, MD?
Reply Flag
Dr. Kavaler and her team are amazing. The welcome of the team is warm; the office has all the equipment onsite to do all tests and exams (and get results!) without any wait time; and Dr. Kavaler is wonderful. Her explanations are very clear, and her concern in one’s wellbeing is palpable - thank you.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
Helpful
KarenD – Jan 07, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Elizabeth Kavaler, MD?
Reply Flag
Very efficient staff and office. Dr Kavaler explained my diagnosis and called me later on the same day with follow up information...would definitely recommend Dr Kavaler to any person needing an excellent MD
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Dec 31, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Elizabeth Kavaler, MD?
Reply Flag
This doctor is outstanding I have seen her as a doctor and she is the best Urogynecologist I have ever had the fortune of seeing . She is extremely knowledgeable and she is driven to do the best by her patients and give them the best care . Not only is she qualified to treat women’s health but she is also a top urologist for both men and women. She is a rare find and I have ordered this book because I trust her implicitly and love the way she handles patients needs.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Bonnie Pollard – Dec 19, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Elizabeth Kavaler, MD?
Reply Flag
I have been a patient of Dr. Kavaler for some time (I think 20 years or so) and am grateful that she is my doctor. She is extremely competent, very knowledgeable, sympathetic. I am sorry that I have my urological issue, but I am glad that Dr. Kavaler is the physician addressing my needs.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Erlinda B. – Dec 08, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Elizabeth Kavaler, MD?
Reply Flag
Wonderful doctor!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Dec 03, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Elizabeth Kavaler, MD?
Reply Flag
On my first visit, Dr. Kavaler listened and understood the interrelationship of my various problems and I believe will help me to better cope with them.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
Oct 23, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Elizabeth Kavaler, MD?
Reply Flag
I was very satisfied with my visit and trust Dr. Kavaler's knowledge and experience to help me resolve my issue and help me take the right next step.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
Oct 22, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Elizabeth Kavaler, MD?
Reply Flag
I find Dr. Kavaler very confident, knowledgeable and caring...she LISTENS!! I feel assured that my pain issue will be treated and I will start my life again. I don't know her long enough yet but I feel she won't stop until I feel better.. The staff is also terrific...very cordial and attentive.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
Helpful
Susan Vartholomatos – Oct 12, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Elizabeth Kavaler, MD?
Reply Flag
Staff were professional and caring. Doctor was engaging and gave good information. She really listens. my only complaint is that the visit took a very long time.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
Helpful
KATHY SANTO – Oct 10, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Elizabeth Kavaler, MD?
Reply Flag
I was having pretty bad bladder issues in my late 20s-early 30s, and had been to several male urologists who all seemed to dismiss my symptoms. I found Dr. Kavaler and she immediately helped me feel at ease, never rushed, gave a proper diagnosis, and developed a treatment plan that we worked on together and evolved over several years until I was feeling better. I guess the only downside to having one of your favorite docs help you feel better, is that you don’t get to visit the office as often! ?? Highly recommend Dr. Kavaler
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
KG – Sep 06, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Elizabeth Kavaler, MD?
Reply Flag
She was great... very thorough in her exam and took time to listen to me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Aug 28, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Elizabeth Kavaler, MD?
Reply Flag
I felt very comfortable speaking to Dr. Kavaler. She was very nice and informative.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Aug 26, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Elizabeth Kavaler, MD?
Reply Flag
She's the best and never gives up. I've written many reviews before and that's all you need to know. I've referred quite a few that other doctors gave up on. All thrilled with her treatment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Aug 26, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Elizabeth Kavaler, MD?
Reply Flag
Very kind person with excellent communications skills. She seems to be able to read my mind on delicate matters. She is an excellent surgeon in whom I have total confidence.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Aug 10, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Elizabeth Kavaler, MD?
Reply Flag
Yes. She listens to my descriptions of problems and conditions and offers good treatments and advice.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Elaine Jancourtz – Jul 31, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Elizabeth Kavaler, MD?

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Kavaler?

About Me

Care Philosophy

OUR MISSION IS TO PROVIDE COMPASSIONATE AND EVIDENCE-BASED CARE TO ALL MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY, REGARDLESS OF COLOR, RACE, PHYSICAL CONDITION, GENDER ORIENTATION, OR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS.

Biography

Dr. Elizabeth Kavalar, M.D. is is a Board Certified Urologist, practicing with Total Urology Care of New York where her clinical and research efforts focus...Read more

Specialties

  • Urogynecology & Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery
  • Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Urology

Board Certifications

  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Urology

Education

2000
Ucla Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1998
Mt Sinai Med Center
Residency Hospital
1993
Mt Sinai Med Center
Internship Hospital
1986
Barnard College
Undergraduate School
,

Languages

  • English
  • French

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Elizabeth Kavaler, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Kavaler has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Elizabeth Kavaler, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Elizabeth Kavaler, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Kavaler's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Elizabeth Kavaler, MD accept my insurance?

Use the Healthgrades insurance check to verify if Dr. Kavaler accepts your insurance.

What are Dr. Elizabeth Kavaler, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kavaler frequently treats Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Urinary Incontinence, and Overactive Bladder. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kavaler treats.

Where is Dr. Elizabeth Kavaler, MD's office located?

Dr. Kavaler's office is located at 7 W 51st St Fl 8, New York, NY 10019. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Elizabeth Kavaler, MD speak?

Dr. Kavaler speaks French and English. View profile to see all.

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Elizabeth Kavaler, MD?

Find contact information here to make an appointment.

Locations

New York Urological Associates

New York Office7 W 51st St Fl 8 New York, NY 10019
1

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Kavaler is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Lenox Hill Hospital

New York, NY

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

26 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)

Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center

Bronx, NY

51% Patient Experience Rating, 18% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received