Dr. Richard Barakat, MD

Dr. Richard Barakat, MD

Gynecologic Oncology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 58
Dr. Richard Barakat, MD is a gynecologic oncology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in gynecologic oncology.

1275 York Ave

New York, NY 10065

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • QualCare

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Top Care Areas

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Uterine Fibroids
very high
more than 99% of peers
HIV Screening
very high
more than 98% of peers
Uterine Diseases
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Barakat "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."


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1  Specialties

  • Gynecologic Oncology

2  Board Certifications

  • Gynecological Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*

49  Conditions Treated


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40  Procedures

  • Abdominal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Birth Control
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • HIV Screening
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • 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
  • Vulvectomy
  • Wound Repair


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Nyu-Bellevue Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Nyu-Bellevue Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Barakat has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Barakat's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Barakat to family and friends
23 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Barakat's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Doctor Barakat is an amazing doctor. I knew I was in good hands when I had a suspicious cyst and ovary removed. He was very throrough in his explainations and has great bedside mannar. He was a good sport when my dad collapsed on him in teary relief when he told my family the tutor was not...more
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Hi, my name is Valerie Gregorio. I met Dr. Barakat when he was a fellow in 1989. He is an amazing doctor. He is the ONLY doctor I TRUST to perform surgery on me. He saved my life. If ever I require surgery again, I only want Dr.Richard Barakat. He ROCKS!
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