I’m The Gynecologist!

May 6, 2010 at 4:32 pm 13 comments

Welcome to my blog!  Here you will find information about minimally invasive gynecologic surgery as well as some more general information about common gynecologic disorders such as endometriosis, ovarian cysts, fibroids, infertility, and pelvic pain

I hope to introduce the reader to the field of minimally invasive surgery including the use of laparoscopy and hysteroscopy.  New and exciting frontiers in gynecologic surgery, inclucing the use of mini-laparotomy and robot-assisted surgery, will also be touched upon. 

This forum is designed to provide easy access to basic information which may be helpful to women suffering from gynecologic problems.  It is not intended to be comprehensive and is in no way a substitute for prompt medical attention.  I hope that providing this resource will empower women to improve their experience in health care.  Knowledge is power!


For my introductory post, I’d like to tell you a little about myself.  I grew up in the suburbs around New York City but went upstate to receive my bachelors in science from Cornell University in Ithaca.  I received my MD degree from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn, NY.  I then completed residency in obstetrics and gynecology at New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan, NY. 

After residency, I wanted to advance my surgical skills through fellowship training.  I chose to pursue fellowship in advanced laparoscopic surgery because it was among the most technically challenging and cutting-edge training programs in gynecology.  I completed fellowship at the Center for Special Minimally Invasive Surgery at Stanford University Hospital in 2009. I now live and practice in New York City.

So, why blog?  Well, don’t you wish you had more time to spend asking your doctor about the newest and best therapies available?  Don’t you wish you had time to ask even the most basic medical questions about the important issues that you (or your loved ones) face?  This is where the internet can help fill in the information gaps that are left when you leave the office.  And since I often find medical information on the internet questionable in both content and source, I hope it will help people to start providing my own content.  You will find my style frank and straightforward.  Remember, I’m from New York!

I hope you enjoy this blog and encourage your contributions.  I look forward to hearing from you!

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13 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Erika Schwartz  |  May 7, 2010 at 3:50 am

    Finally access to the top young woman gynecologic surgeon right at our fingertips. Thank you Dr. Nicoll for taking the time and opening the door to so many women who need your help.
    You know all my patients who need you are directed to you posthaste. All the best! One of your top three fans! Erika

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  • 3. Gynecologist NYC  |  September 22, 2011 at 9:12 am

    Wow! really good. you are the best gynecologist. you are to helpful people. And this post is really nice. Thanks to sharing with us.

  • 4. madhavi  |  June 14, 2012 at 11:48 am

    I have been through the whole content of this blog which is very informative

    • 5. drnicoll  |  July 3, 2012 at 4:13 pm

      Thank you so much!
      Dr. N

  • 6. Jaime  |  September 20, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Hi there, after reading this awesome paragraph i am also
    glad to share my knowledge here with friends.

  • 7. Sarah Reagan  |  January 10, 2013 at 4:40 am

    I recently had open surgery on December 15, 2012 to treat a ruptured ovarian cyst. What is the typical amount of time you should wait to have sex? More specifically, will having an orgasm without penetration be harmful prior to waiting 4-6 weeks post-op?

    • 8. drnicoll  |  February 5, 2013 at 4:25 am

      Dear Sarah,
      I don’t dispense individual medical advice on my blog. While I am encouraged to hear you’re anxious to return to normal intimate activities, this is a question you should ask your doctor. The doctor who performed the surgery is in the best position to know what is safest after a procedure.
      Best of luck,
      Dr N

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  • 10. Kendra  |  January 18, 2015 at 2:02 am

    Been waiting for my appointment with you for months and it’s 2 weeks away. Looking forward to meeting you and hope you can help or refer me regarding my fertility questions!

    • 11. drnicoll  |  February 20, 2015 at 7:44 pm

      Hey thanks! See you in the office.
      -Dr N

  • 12. Inyiama Anuli  |  June 26, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    I hav an endometrial of 7.1mm does it mean i wont get pregnant

    • 13. drnicoll  |  October 2, 2015 at 4:44 pm

      Hi Inyiama,
      As I have said numerous times on this blog, I do not dispense individual medical advice on this site. Please call your doctor or see a physician at an emergency room/urgent care.
      Best regards,
      Dr N


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Linda M. Nicoll, MD

Welcome to my blog! Here you will find information about minimally invasive gynecologic surgery as well as some more general information about common gynecologic disorders such as endometriosis, ovarian cysts, fibroids, infertility, and pelvic pain.

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