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Saint Peter’s University Hospital Welcomes Physician Specializing in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

September 15, 2021

Saint Peter’s University Hospital Welcomes Physician Specializing in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
New Brunswick, N.J. – September 15, 2021 – Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a member of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, is pleased to announce that Kira Moore, DO, a gynecologist specializing in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, has joined Saint Peter's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN).
 
As a part of Saint Peter’s OB-GYN Department, Dr. Moore will see patients who need minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and provide services on the Labor and Delivery Unit. Dr. Moore is also a part of Saint Peter's Physician Associates (SPPA), a network of primary and specialty care physicians, and will see patients in her office located at 59 Veronica Avenue, Somerset, NJ. Dr. 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.
 
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. 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.
 
“We are so fortunate to have Dr. Moore join Saint Peter’s and to provide specialized gynecologic care to our patients,” said Carlos Benito, MD, MPH, MHA, chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Saint Peter’s. “Saint Peter’s has long been recognized for its care of women and our patients will greatly benefit from her minimally invasive surgical expertise.”
 
Dr. Moore received a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience from Lafayette College in Easton, PA, and her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from UMDNJ School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, NJ. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ, followed by a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery from Saint Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica, NY.
 
Prior to joining Saint Peter's, Dr. Moore was employed by Envision and served as a hospitalist at Saint Peter's and had previously served as an attending physician at the Bristol-Meyers Squibb Community Health Center at Penn Medicine Princeton Health. During her residency, she traveled to lloilo, Philippines in 2017 as part of the Marian Rose World Surgical Mission, performing 40 major gynecologic surgeries in four days with a team of five attending and two resident gynecologists.
 
“I am so happy to be joining the Saint Peter’s family,” said Dr. Moore. “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.”
 
Dr. 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.
 
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About Saint Peter’s University Hospital
Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a member of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, is a 478-bed acute-care teaching hospital sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen. Saint Peter’s, which received its sixth consecutive designation as a Magnet® hospital for nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2020, is a state-designated children’s hospital and a regional perinatal center, and is a regional specialist in diabetes, gastroenterology, head and neck surgery, oncology, orthopedics, and women’s services. The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital provides families with access to a full range of pediatric specialties, including a nationally recognized Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, pediatric surgery and orthopedic surgery featuring innovative anterior scoliosis correction. The hospital offers a midwifery service and the brand-new state-of-the-art Mary V. O’Shea Birth Center. Saint Peter’s is a sponsor of residency programs in obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics and internal medicine, and is a major clinical affiliate of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Visit saintpetershcs.com or call 732-745-8600.

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