Dr. Richard Barakat, MD

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Gynecologic Oncology | Male

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I am a gynecologic surgeon who specializes in surgery for women with ovarian, endometrial, cervical, vulvar, or vaginal cancer. Each year, more than 500 patients newly diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer come to Memorial Sloan-Kettering for treatment, and in most cases surgery plays a role in their treatment. When possible, we use minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopy) to remove their tumors, which typically shortens hospital stays and allows patients to recuperate faster. My main areas of surgical expertise are advanced laparoscopic surgery and radical procedures for debulking ovarian cancer. The latter involves removing not only the cancerous ovaries but as much other tissue as possible (such as portions of the bladder, bowel, and/or liver) that the cancer may have invaded. This makes the tumor much more responsive to additional treatment. I am also very involved in clinical research to help determine the best treatments for patients with gynecologic cancers, including studies that have helped show a benefit to the role of intraperitoneal therapy in the treatment of women with advanced ovarian cancer. I also am the lead investigator of several studies at MSKCC. This includes a study to compare the benefits of laparoscopic vs. standard surgery for patients with endometrial cancer. I joined the MSKCC staff in 1991 and became Chief of the Gynecology Service in the Department of Surgery in 2001. In addition to my clinical and research activities at MSKCC, I am actively involved in gynecologic oncology on a national level. I am currently the Vice Chairman of the Cancer Prevention Committee of the Gynecologic Oncology Group. I am also an examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In addition, I am the co-founder and past-president of the Metropolitan Gynecologic Cancer Society of New York as well as president-elect of the New York Obstetrical Society. I serve on the editorial boards of the journals 'Gynecologic Oncology' and 'Oncology,' and I am the lead editor of the MSKCC-MDACC Handbook of Gynecologic Oncology, associate editor of an Atlas of Procedures in Gynecologic Oncology, and one of the associate editors of the 4th edition of 'Principles and Practice of Gynecology Oncology,' one of the leading texts in the field.Read more

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Specialties

  • Gynecologic Oncology

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  • Gynecological Oncology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
  • Endometriosis
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Female Infertility
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Nausea
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Perimenopause
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Scleroderma
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Thrombosis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vulvar Cancer

Procedures Performed

  • Abdominal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colposcopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • HIV Screening
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Vaginal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Salpingo-Oophorectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Total Salpingectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginectomy
  • Vulvectomy

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Education

  • Medical School
    SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1985

  • Internship Hospital
    Nyu-Bellevue Med Ctr

    Completed in 1986

  • Residency Hospital
    Nyu-Bellevue Med Ctr

    Completed in 1989

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Memorial Sloan Kettering

    Completed in 1991

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
  • Board certified in Gynecological Oncology and Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Barakat's Care Philosophy

I am a gynecologic surgeon who specializes in surgery for women with ovarian, endometrial, cervical, vulvar, or vaginal cancer. Each year, more than 500 patients newly diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer come to Memorial Sloan-Kettering for treatment, and in most cases surgery plays a role in their treatment. When possible, we use minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopy) to remove their tumors, which typically shortens hospital stays and allows patients to recuperate faster. My main areas of surgical expertise are advanced laparoscopic surgery and radical procedures for debulking ovarian cancer. The latter involves removing not only the cancerous ovaries but as much other tissue as possible (such as portions of the bladder, bowel, and/or liver) that the cancer may have invaded. This makes the tumor much more responsive to additional treatment.

I am also very involved in clinical research to help determine the best treatments for patients with gynecologic cancers, including studies that have helped show a benefit to the role of intraperitoneal therapy in the treatment of women with advanced ovarian cancer. I also am the lead investigator of several studies at MSKCC. This includes a study to compare the benefits of laparoscopic vs. standard surgery for patients with endometrial cancer.

I joined the MSKCC staff in 1991 and became Chief of the Gynecology Service in the Department of Surgery in 2001. In addition to my clinical and research activities at MSKCC, I am actively involved in gynecologic oncology on a national level. I am currently the Vice Chairman of the Cancer Prevention Committee of the Gynecologic Oncology Group. I am also an examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In addition, I am the co-founder and past-president of the Metropolitan Gynecologic Cancer Society of New York as well as president-elect of the New York Obstetrical Society. I serve on the editorial boards of the journals 'Gynecologic Oncology' and 'Oncology,' and I am the lead editor of the MSKCC-MDACC Handbook of Gynecologic Oncology, associate editor of an Atlas of Procedures in Gynecologic Oncology, and one of the associate editors of the 4th edition of 'Principles and Practice of Gynecology Oncology,' one of the leading texts in the field.