Hospitals //

Dr. Lobel has operating and admitting privileges at the following hospitals:


St. Peter’s Hospital


Albany Memorial Hospital


Samaritan Hospital



Ellis Hospital
Ellis McClellan Campus
Every other Wednesday
Bellevue Women’s Hospital

Surgery //

Surgery to correct urinary “stress” incontinence

  • Burch procedure

  • TVT procedure

  • Fascial sling procedure


Surgery to correct urinary “urge” incontinence, frequency, and retention

  • Sacral nerve stimulation (Interstim implantation)


Surgery to correct pelvic organ prolapse

The vagina is divided into three compartments for the sake of identifying and correcting support defects: anterior, central, and posterior. Anterior compartment defects generally involve either the bladder (cystocele) and/or small intestine (enterocele). Central compartment defects typically involve the uterus (uterine prolapse) and/or small intestine (enterocele). Posterior compartment defects involve the rectum (rectocele) and/or small intestine (enterocele). Defects in one compartment can exist independent of or in combination with defects in one of the other compartments. For example, if the vagina is turned completely inside out, all three compartments have defects. Surgical correction of any given patient’s prolapse may include one or more of the following procedures:

  • Cystocele

  • Anterior colporrhaphy

  • Paravaginal repair

  • Rectocele

  • Posterior colporrhaphy

  • Uterine prolapse

  • Correction of uterine prolapse

  • Vaginal vault prolapse

  • Sacrospinous vaginal vault suspension

  • Uterosacral vaginal vault suspension

  • Sacrocolpopexy

  • Other prolapse operations

  • Urethrocele repair

  • Colpocleisis

  • Perineoplasty


Surgery to correct fecal incontinence

  • Anterior anal sphincteroplasty


Surgery to correct fistulas (holes in the vagina)

  • Urethrovaginal fistula repair

  • Vesicovaginal fistula repair

  • Rectovaginal fistula repair


Surgery for painful vulvar and vaginal conditions

  • Vulvar vestibulectomy with vaginal advancement

  • Excision of swollen glands and masses


Surgery for congenital vulvar and vaginal conditions

  • Reduction of enlargened labia or labial hypertrophy

  • Excision of vaginal septum

  • Hymenectomy

  • Creation of new vagina