Dr. Jeannine Ann Villella, DO

Dr. Jeannine Ann Villella, DO

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    Jeannine Villella, DO, FACOG, FACS, is vice chair of gynecology, chief of gynecologic oncology at Lenox Hill Hospital and an associate professor at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. She is a board-certified gynecologic oncologist and leader and mentor at Lenox Hill Hospital. She’s committed to screening, diagnosis, treatment, outcomes and research to improve the lives of women with gynecologic cancers. She has created a robust and comprehensive program at Lenox Hill Hospital that is expanding across the region. Dr. Villella believes cutting edge patient care can be delivered with a humanistic approach that optimizes patient quality of life. Her practice provides screening, diagnosis, surgery, chemotherapy, clinical trials, translational research, survivorship and palliative care, all to deliver the optimum continuity of care. “We provide a continuum of state-of-the-art care to patients in a place that feels like home. It’s the awareness and attention to detail in all aspects of patient care that matters.” She’s highly experienced in minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgical techniques, which treat cancers with a faster recovery and minimal pain. For women with more advanced tumors, Dr. Villella performs comprehensive advanced open abdominal procedures aimed at maximal tumor resection to enhance surgical outcome. Dr. Villella emphasizes the importance of patient education to complement clinical therapies and to support recovery. “I genuinely care about my patients and want to help them understand the diagnosis and treatment plan. It’s a partnership, and this transparency provides calmness that contributes to excellent outcomes. I am with them throughout their journey.” Dr. Villella is committed to research and advancing science. She participates in progressive ovarian cancer immunotherapy clinical trials aimed at harnessing the immune response to malignancy. She has studied this novel approach for more than 19 years. “I am fascinated by the immune system and the potential it has to eliminate cancer.” She has become widely known for her passion and expertise in Phase I clinical trials, which are opportunities for patients to receive novel therapeutics with tremendous promise when other options have been exhausted or toxicities prohibit the use of other agents. “Typically, these trials enroll a limited number of patients globally, so these are coveted opportunities that provide hope for patients who otherwise may not have viable or tolerable alternatives for treatment,” she states. “Although the responsibility is tremendous, it’s my passion, and I’ll continue to search for ways to eradicate gynecologic cancers.”

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    Medical Specialties and Areas of Expertise

    Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OBGYN)


    Education & Training

    Columbia University College (Fellowship)

    Roswell Park Cancer Institute (Fellowship)

    NYU Langone Hospital Long Island (Residency)

    NYU Langone Hospital Long Island (Residency)

    Medical Degree - New York College Of Osteopathic Medicine

    Board Certifications

    American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology




    Medical Procedures Performed

    procedures performed by an Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OBGYN), like Dr. Jeannine Villella, may include:

    OB-GYN Consultation, Birth Control / Contraception, Annual Pap Smear / GYN Exam, STD Check, Osteoporosis Evaluation, Ultrasound, Menopause Consultation, OB-GYN Follow Up, Pregnancy Follow Up, Menopause Follow Up, Gynecology Consultation, Gynecology Follow Up, Abortion (Surgical), Tubal Ligation / Sterilization, Vulvar Biopsy, Colposcopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Freezing of Gynecologic Warts, Genetic Counseling / Pregnancy Screening, Gynecologic Biopsy, Artificial Insemination / Intra-Uterine, IUD Insertion, Lunelle Removal, Maternal Fetal Medicine Consultation, Maternal Fetal Medicine Follow Up, Abortion (Medical), Miscarriage Management by Vacuum Aspiration, Post-Partum Visit, Essure / Incision Free Sterilization, Laparoscopic Tubal Ligation, IUD Removal, Nexplanon Removal, Nexplanon Insertion, LEEP Procedure (For Abnormal Pap Smear), Endometrial Ablation, Hysteroscopy, Pregnancy Test, Epidural Catheter, Cesarean Delivery, Cervical Cerclage, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Obstetric Follow Up, Prenatal Care, Cardiotocography, Fetal Scalp Blood Testing, Fetal Scalp Stimulation Test, Oxytocin Challenge Test, Group B Streptococcus Screen, Hysterectomy, Fetoscopy, Fertility Awareness / Natural Family Planning, Pessary Fitting, Pessary Follow Up, Nexplanon Replacement, Tubal Ligation Reversal, Fertility Counseling, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy, Minimally Invasive Excision of Endometriosis, Minimally Invasive Fibroid Removal, Gynecologic Surgery Consultation, Gynecologic Surgery Follow Up, Contraception Removal, Laser Treatment for Gynecologic Warts, Well Women's Exam, Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation, Bioidentical Hormone Therapy, Birth Control / Contraception Consultation, Hormone Pellet Therapy, Sonohysterogram, Potassium Chloride Sensitivity Test (PST), Fetal Non-Stress Test (NST), Abortion Consultation, Antepartum Care, Anterior Repair, Bladder Training, Breast Examination, Cervical Conization, Cone Biopsy, Dilation And Curettage (D&C), First Trimester Screening, Myomectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Maternal Fibroids, Needle Suspension Surgery, Oophorectomy, Ovarian Cystectomy, Partial Hysterectomy, Pelvic Reconstruction, Posterior Repair, Postpartum Care, Prophylactic Oophorectomy, Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulation, Abortion Follow Up and Confirmation of Pregnancy

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    Northwell Health

    111 East 57th Street

    Floor 3

    New York, NY 10022

    (212) 434-3770

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Dr. Jeannine Villella accepting new patients?

    Yes, Dr. Jeannine Villella is accepting new patients at this time.

    Does Dr. Jeannine Villella offer online booking?

    Please contact Dr. Villella's office at (212) 434-3770 for information about online booking, telehealth, or to schedule an appointment.

    Does Dr. Jeannine Villella offer telehealth appointments?

    Please contact Dr. Villella's office at (212) 434-3770 for information telehealth appointment availability or for scheduling assistance.

    Which language(s) does Dr. Jeannine Villella speak?

    Dr. Jeannine Villella speaks English, Portuguese and Spanish.

    Which board certifications does Dr. Jeannine Villella have?

    Dr. Jeannine Villella is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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