The goal: Changing gynecologic surgery for the better

Moore, who specializes in minimally invasive surgery, joins Saint Peter’s

Traditional open gynecologic surgery has for many years been the standard approach to many gynecologic procedures, even though it can result in pain, trauma and a long recovery process.

For women facing gynecologic surgery, the experience of post-operative pain, discomfort and extended time away from normal daily activities that usually follows traditional surgery can understandably cause concern.

Dr. Kira Moore is out to change that.

Moore, a gynecologist specializing in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, has joined Saint Peter’s University Hospital’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the hospital announced. Moore, along with other gynecologic surgeons at Saint Peter’s, specializes in minimally invasive surgery, where smaller incisions are made in the patient, resulting in a faster recovery.

“I am so happy to be joining the Saint Peter’s family,” Moore said. “Many women come to me seeking additional information about their reproductive health. I am passionate about comprehensive education and empowerment, so that patients can make informed decisions about their own care. It is a true honor for me to care for women throughout their life, be it at an annual exam or in the operating room.”

As a part of Saint Peter’s OB-GYN department, Moore will see patients who need minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and provide services on the Labor and Delivery Unit. Moore also will be a part of Saint Peter’s Physician Associates, a network of primary and specialty care physicians, and will see patients in her office located at 59 Veronica Ave. in Somerset.

Moore provides routine well-woman care, along with the medical and surgical treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding, irregular and painful periods, uterine fibroids (noncancerous growths in the uterus), endometriosis (uterine tissue growing outside the uterus) and ovarian cysts. She also performs hysteroscopic surgery and laparoscopic surgery, including laparoscopic hysterectomies (removal of the uterus) and the laparoscopic treatment of endometriosis.

Dr. Carlos Benito, the chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Saint Peter’s, welcomed Moore.

“We are so fortunate to have Dr. Moore join Saint Peter’s and to provide specialized gynecologic care to our patients,” he said. “Saint Peter’s has long been recognized for its care of women, and our patients will greatly benefit from her minimally invasive surgical expertise.”

Moore received a Bachelor of Science in neuroscience from Lafayette College, and her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from UMDNJ School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, followed by a fellowship in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery from Saint Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica, New York.

Moore is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a member of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists and the Society for Gynecologic Surgery. She is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.