Frequently Asked Questions
Is MRSC affiliated with Kofinas Fertility Group?
MRSC is the dedicated surgical facility for the patients of Kofinas Fertility Group. MRSC is also available and utilized by surgeons not affiliated with Kofinas Fertility Group.
Why is my procedure taking place at MRSC?
MRSC was designed, built, and equipped to provide the most advanced surgical treatment for our patients. We provide the resources and safety of a larger hospital while ensuring a private experience for our patients.
Will I need an escort for my procedure?
All patients undergoing anesthesia will require an adult escort. You will not be able to drive yourself home. We strongly encourage making arrangements for someone to stay with you during your first 24 hours after surgery as well while you recover.
When will I know the confirmed time for my procedure?
All procedure times are confirmed the prior business day.
How can I get to MRSC via public transportation?
There are many ways to reach us. Currently, due to COVID-19, the building entrance is now located at 47 Trinity Place in the back of the building. We also have a parking garage.
- 65 Broadway, 21st floor, New York, NY 10006
- (On Broadway between Trinity Place & Greenwich Street)
- Subway Lines
- Rector Street – 1, N, R, W
- Wall Street – 2, 3, 4, 5
- Broad Street – J, Z
- PATH Train from NJ
- World Trade Center
- Bus Lines
- M55, SIM4, SIM4C, SIM4X
- Parking Garages Nearby
- LAZ Parking- 56 Greenwich Street
- Closer to tunnel/West Side Hwy – 80 Washington Street
Is there a waiting area?
Yes, we have a spacious and comfortable waiting area in the facility with Wi-Fi available. Due to our current policies in place for COVID-19, we are only allowing active patients into the facility. We are asking all visitors and escorts to stay at home or in the area. We will contact you when patients are ready to be picked up.
I have finance questions. Who can I speak to?
For all finance questions, please contact MRSC directly at 212-818-0001.
How long will my stay be?
Your stay involves checking in one hour prior to your scheduled time to be brought to the preoperative area where a nurse will be getting you ready for your procedure. Your surgery time ranges from between one to three hours but can possibly be longer depending on your condition. Your recovery time will be about one or two hours. In the recovery area, you will be closely monitored by a nurse the entire time.
Will I be in pain after my surgery?
Monitoring and controlling pain is a priority for us. During your laparoscopy, local pain will be associated with incisions for the operative ports. Your surgeon may use a local anesthetic that lasts up to eight hours around your incisional sites. Cramping and retained gas pains are some of the expected complaints. You can manage these discomforts with non-opioid prescriptions.
Will I feel nauseous after my surgery?
Your anesthesiologist will also go over nauseous feelings post-surgery. They will give you available medications and take all measures to help prevent you from feeling uncomfortable. Please let your anesthesiologist know if you have previously experienced nausea as they will be able to prescribe more helpful medications for you.
Who will be my anesthesiologist?
At Manhattan Reproductive Surgery Center, you will have one of our dedicated, private board-certified Anesthesiologists with you for the duration of your procedure.
Do I need to see my anesthesiologist before my surgery?
Only a small subset of patients need a pre-surgical anesthesia visit depending on various factors. After careful review of the pre-anesthesia questionnaire filled out by the patient, your anesthesiologist will determine if a physical interview is needed, and we will make arrangements accordingly.
What is the expected recovery time?
Expect about two weeks of recovery time to feel back to normal. For a month, try not to do any heavy lifting or impact exercising. The first could of days following your procedure will be the hardest.
What type of anesthesia will I receive?
There are several types of anesthesia available. Our anesthesiologist will speak to you before your surgery. Most frequently, we use general anesthesia, IV sedation, and spinal anesthesia, depending on your procedure and health status.
Will the pills I take interfere with the anesthetic drugs?
Any drugs you take, including those used for recreation, should be known by your anesthesiologist prior to your procedure, for interactions are always possible. However, modern anesthetic techniques allow you to continue to take your scheduled medications even prior to the operation unless you are specifically advised not to do so. Please disclose all the medications (prescription, over the counter, and herbal) you are taking in the preoperative anesthesia questionnaire.
Will my sleep apnea impact anesthesia?
If you know that you have sleep apnea, please alert your surgeon and anesthesiologist before surgery. If you have special home equipment for sleep apnea, such as a nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) mask, please bring it to the hospital on the day of surgery. You may need special screening before the surgery and specific measures after the procedure are completed.
Why can’t I eat or drink before my surgery?
You should refrain from eating and drinking at least eight hours prior to your surgery to reduce the risk related to aspiration. Aspiration is when the contents of your stomach are expelled into your lungs, causing significant damage.
Can I smoke before the surgery?
There is some evidence that suggests a brief abstinence from cigarette smoking (e.g., abstaining from smoking on the morning of surgery) can dramatically reduce both nicotine and carbon monoxide levels and reduce risks for some perioperative complications. We encourage all patients to abstain from cigarette smoking after midnight on the day of surgery.