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Sinai welcomes new Head of Gynaecology and Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Jonathon Solnik wants to improve the lives of women who seek gynaecological care at Mount Sinai Hospital by offering them less invasive surgery options with faster recovery times and lower risks of complications and infections. In his new role as Head of Gynaecology and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital, he will be able to do just that as he expands the program, which currently includes five other fellowship trained gynaecologic surgeons. Dr. Solnik, an established leader in the field, will build on his role  as Division Director of Urogynaecology and the Center of Excellence for Minimally Invasive Surgery at Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai  Medical Centre, where he was recognized by US News & World Report: Health in its ‘Best Doctors in America’ and ‘Best Doctors in Los Angeles’ reports.

Choosing to come to Mount Sinai Hospital, part of Sinai Health System, was an easy choice for the Toronto native. “I immediately connected with the team and the vision at Sinai, which has really prioritized its outstanding Women’s & Infants’ Health Program,” said Dr. Solnik. “It was a great opportunity to make a valuable contribution doing the work I love and to collaborate with today’s leaders to train the next generation.”

Mount Sinai currently offers a wide range of gynaecological services through the Women’s and Infant’s Health program, the hospital’s largest flagship clinical program.  The program serves women in every stage of their lives, providing a continuum of care that addresses surgical and non-surgical treatment options for common reproductive disorders such as abnormal uterine bleeding, uterine fibroids and endometriosis, and addresses a spectrum of other conditions from infertility to urinary incontinence and symptoms associated with menopause.

Dr. Solnik focuses on minimally invasive surgical options for these conditions, offering them a range of alternatives to major abdominal surgery, many of which are fertility-preserving procedures. He uses laparoscopic and other advanced technological instruments to treat young women with benign reproductive disorders that require surgery, like uterine fibroids. He often handles complex cases, providing innovative and individualized care focused on improving quality of life. He hopes to offer Sinai patients the benefit of his extensive experience in robotic surgery, which can enable surgeons to perform extremely delicate procedures through very small incisions, in the future.

“I’m very proud to welcome Dr. Solnik to the team – he brings new expertise and experience to a strong program, which will benefit our patients and community,” said Dr. Mathew Sermer, Chief of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Mount Sinai Hospital. “Our Gynaecology program is an extensive clinical program for women at every stage of their lives – it’s the work that underlies and connects many of our specialized initiatives. Our patients know they can count on us for the best care – and Dr. Solnik will help us continue to offer the most advanced options.”