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Qualifications and Experience
*2/16/2016 - Temporarily seeing patients in new location:
144 E. 44th Street
Dr. Inga Zilberstein is a board-certified obstetrician gynecologist who provides women with comprehensive care at each stage of their lives.
From the first consultation onward, we provide medical services which address women’s health issues while maintaining a high level of comfort, and an emphasis on individual concerns for health.
We provide a wide range of women’s health services, including:
* preventive and diagnostic gynecology and treatment
* normal and high-risk prenatal obstetric services
* bladder care and urinary care
* perimenopause and menopause health education
* treatment with bioidentical hormones, nutrition, and lifestyle changes
* aesthetic vaginal surgery
At our office located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, we offer you a comfortable care setting, in-office surgical procedures, convenient hours, and a friendly staff who speak Spanish and Russian.
Inga Zilberstein is board certified in Obstretics and Gynecology. She is a graduate of Barnard College in New York and the New York University School of Medicine. She performed her residency at Lenox Hill Hospital.
Dr. Zilberstein has been on staff at Lenox Hill Hospital for the past 20 years.
Our patients experience the most thorough, personalized care that our staff can provide.
Verified Patient Reviews
I have been a patient of Dr Z's for over 15 years. She delivered both of my children and continues to be my GYN whom I trust and feel supported by her.
I would not recommend Dr. Zilberstein! The wait was an hour, and when I was seen, she was not remotely apologetic, and asked me to "relax" (though I was perfectly calm) when I let her know that it had been that long since my scheduled appointment. Her bedside manner is cold and she is just overall very unpleasant.
Dr. Zilberstein was friendlier than the reviews make her out to be. She spend time with me in her office getting my background before bringing me into the room. The practically-a-napkin that they give you to change into was a bit ridiculous, I would have liked a sheet to put over me, but otherwise it was a good visit. And quick.
She has zero personality. She did not smile even once. Very robotic. I don't really care cause I need only an annual check up and referral for mammo etc and prescription refills. But I wouldn't use her if I were pregnant. She's flat and joyless.
I felt pressured into taking a voluntary diagnostic test.
She was very efficient and was able to get me out right away!
Very honest and approachable Doctor.
Very honest and accurate. Excellent facilities and staff!! Thanks
Great doctor, no nonsense attitude to solving any issues. Listens carefully and provides good recommendations. Though at times appointments can feel rushed, I am always able to get an appointment if needed. Really great with follow up and returning messages.
Was asked to change into XXS size gown, after which I waited in the room for about 20 minutes, super uncomfortable... The doctor herself is great though.
I did have to wait longer then I would have liked; total wait time was around 45 minutes or so. The staff was very nice and polite. I found Doctor Zilberstein to be very professional. I did think the office overall was slightly disorganized and the appointments did seem somewhat rushed but overall I think I would recommend. On A letter grade scale (A-F) I would rate a B.
She was great. Super quick, direct, friendly, and answered all the questions I had. I am very glad I found her!
I was a bit nervous about what to expect given all the reviews but I was referred to her by another doctor who said she comes highly recommended. I came for my first prenatal appointment and was very happy with how everything went. I was seen right away and Dr. Z was attentive and kind. She is a very "down to the point" kind of doctor which I appreciate. I feel confident in her knowledge and expertise.
She's great! I am pretty uncomfortable at all Dr's appointments but she makes it as absolutely quick and painless as possible. I really appreciate how fast and experienced she is.
Dr. Zilberstein was very efficient. She was not especially personable but was knowledgable and made me fd comfortable as a new patient.
Dr. Zilberstein spends less than 5 minutes with you and does not care about fully informing you about what is happening.
She was efficient direct and gentle
Dr, Zilberstein is a fantastic doctor, knowledgable and professional. She has been my doctor for over 20 years and is now my daughter's doctor too.
She was quick but personable. I will go back.
She is the Ron Swanson of doctors. Direct, blunt, to the point, no nonsense, quick... Just perfect.
Dr. Zilberstein is my GYN doctor for last 3.5 years. She helped me to deliver 2 children without any complications during this years. She might seen not very friendly at first, but it will pass. She is amazing doctor and great professional. I would highly recommend her!
I saw this doctor because my regular doctor was unavailable. She was incredibly brusque. I told her I was there for a generic revisit and had no symptoms of any problems. Not good enough. I finally told her I was sexually assaulted and had been working with my doctor, but he was unavailable for the date I needed and that I really only needed bloodwork done for monitoring. I also requested a receipt. I didn't get a receipt or any test results. Apparently their email is broken-- and still is. Can they please join 2015?
Dr. Zilberstein is a true professional, she is knowledgeable and makes you feel like you're in good hands.
She is good but sometimes the wait could be long.
Nice woman. No Nonsense. Very efficient.
Dr. Zilberstein listened carefully and, you could tell, knew what she was talking about. I will be back in the future!
Dr. Inga was very inpatient. She rushed all questions and seemed like she was rushing to her next patient. She was rude and extremely sarcastic, not in a good way. I asked her questions about my health and wanted her to explain to me in details, but she was extremely rude and seemed bothered to even answer important questions. I will never see this rude gun again.
The doctor and her nursing staff are terrific. Her staff at desk need to be more patient friendly and more professional. They are a contrast from the doctors and nursing assistants.
Rude and rushed. It felt like there was a woman at each room waiting for her so she had to be fast. Wouldn't recommend.
Inga is efficient. You never have to wait, but she also isn't about to chit chat with you unless you have an issue you need to talk through. It's a great obgyn experience if you are on the go!
This doctor has terrible bedside manner and the office is disorganized and unsanitary. They had a buffet of food outside my room when I was getting my annual and it was very unsettling. Additionally, they never called in my medication (I had to call them three times) and they didn't submit my blood test so I didn't receive any results. I have never had a more unprofessional experience in my life, not to mention a waste of time and money. Stay far away from this place.
IDr. Zilberstein is very smart and good at her job. You might think that she is curt but when I recently went through something devastating, her kindness helped me through.
I was able to be seen before my appointment time since I arrived early which was a plus. Dr. Zilberstein was professional and quick. She was direct and to the point which I liked.
I wasn't very impressed. It all seemed very rushed and the strangest thing was that she was reccomending me dietary supplements (as she couldn't think of another solution for my problem), recommended probiotics, came back with three pill jars and when I was leaving they were charging me for those. I am not sure if they were samples or WHY she wouldn't write a prescription and my insurance could pay for it. I thought it was strange that she was giving me three sets of pills, without me knowing what they were and also charging me.
Felt quite rushed as well as a disinterest in what I was saying, though I got the Rx I needed, and it did alleviate my conditions. OK appointment.
Dr. Zilberstein barely spoke to me during my appointment, and when I called to get the results of my tests the system was not working. A month later I got a message to check for result. When I called in (and this time it worked) there was a very brief, rather terse voice message from Dr. Zilberstein explaining that I had tested positive for HPV and should get a follow up in 6 months. She did say that there was no sign of cancer, but I had no idea what any of this meant. She also booked me for a mammogram in a place that would have meant paying out of pocket, when my insurance covers the procedure completely elsewhere. Thankfully, the woman who was booking the appointment caught it. While I wouldn't say that Dr. Zilberstein is a bad doctor (how would I know?), I did feel that her bedside manner left a lot to be desired.
I've been going to Dr. Zilberstein for 3 years. Wait time is great, I've never had to wait more than 5 minutes to be seen and I'm usually out within 15 minutes. She's direct and to the point but is happy to answer any questions that you have.
I accomplished what I wanted to accomplish but the doctor's bedside manner is not great.
Very quick appointment, which I like, but I feel very rushed when I want to discuss some of the concerns I have. She is very friendly, I just need to remind myself of the list of items I wish to bring up and stick to it.
Amazing, professional, nice and quick. Will be back and would recommend.
She knows I'm really uncomfortable with the exam so she is always amazing at being in and out really quickly and making sure to keep me as relaxed as possible. Entire hands on part was well under 5 minutes.
Very professional, to-the-point, fast and easy visits. Very happy to be her patient.
I am a younger woman and have had trouble finding a doctor I feel comfortable with. Inga made feel very comfortable. She took her time and asked all the right questions and heard what I had to say as well. She explained to me what was going on and I tuly appreciated her making me fully aware of my condition. Everyone in New York always seem to be in such a rush but not Inga, she made me feel like a valued patient. I highly recommend her.
Dr. Zilberstein is excellent. Nice, professional, and efficient.
I have had her as my GYN for more than 20 years. I travel from Queens to see her. She does not accept my insurance but for me she is worth the money.
Not personable, very cold. Answered all my questions in monosyllables and did not elaborate. Did not make me feel like she cared about my concerns.
It was fast, painless and helpful. I thought she was great- I bet the appointment would have been on time, but there was a huge snow storm and I was the first appointment of the morning- so- she was about 10 minutes late- not too shabby at all.
She was wonderful!!!!!
Dr. Zilberstein herself was fine, though she was a bit curt and spent probably 10 minutes total on my entire exam. The issues I have are with her office--they couldn't find my paperwork, although they made a copy of my insurance card I was billed for the full amount with "no record of my insurance on file", and they submitted the wrong prescription for me. I never heard back about the results of my tests and have had to follow up multiple times myself. I won't be back.
Dr. Zilberstein was very helpful with my problem and I did not stay in the office for long. Very good and professional environment. I would recommend her to my acquaintances.
Great. We got straight to the point. She asked me if I wanted to be examined or just to talk. I like when im given the option and not feel like im forced into anything. She was very comfortable and it made me feel comfortable.
I waited over 30 minutes for my appointment, and am pretty sure that they didn't even have me on their schedule or know how to use zocdoc.com. When I finally did see the doctor she was brusque and rude, did not take the time to listen to my symptoms, and clearly wanted me out of her office ASAP, no matter whether I was properly treated. I will absolutely not be going back to Dr. Zilberstein and wouldn't recommend that anyone else go to her either.
The office visit was very quick - I was in and out in less than 30 minutes. The staff was friendly, although they did seem slightly disorganized and rushed.
It went well. Unfortunately my appointment was at 1115 I was not taken to her back office until about 12. And I was not examined until about 1215. I was out of the office by 1240 after my examination and tests were done so that was fast. Dr. Inga was very professional and straight to the point. I liked that, during her examination she tried to distract me with personal talk because she saw that I was a little uneasy. Her nurse did the same as she drew blood because she knew I did not like needles. It was my first time there and I was very pleased.
I've been going to Inga for a long time. She is very intelligent and caring.
Dr. Zilberstein is an amazing doctor! I love her!
She is an excellent doctor. Knowledgeable and patient! I asked a question not related to her field and she was honest and said "I just don't know" and referred me. Her nurse is amazing too. The nurse drew blood from me on two separate occasions and it was almost painless. This is usually not the case for me as I have "deep veins"
Ugg. Terrible bedside manner.
I wish wait time was less:(
It was great, and the staff was pleasant and very helpful. I also like Dr. Zilberstein a tough cookie but I can tell she is really committed to what she does.
Very fast and efficient; gets to the point.
Fast and efficient. Friendly, but to the point. I was in and out in about 15 minutes.
Dr. Zilberstein is an excellent specialist. She delivered my first baby and did an excellent job. I felt safe with her and I will surely want her to deliver my future kids if any:))) She is not so super gentle sometimes but she is a pro and knows what she does. I think this is better than any bedside manners.
I really like Dr. Zilberstein. She is straightforward and efficient. She may not be for everyone, she doesn't make a lot of small talk but certainly listens and provides thoughtful feedback.
Amazing. Made me feel comfortable and answered all my questions.
She is a good doctor.
Dr. Inga use to be my OB-GYN for 3-years but ill take my annuals and follow-up 's elsewhere it gets worst every year. First of all the wait time is always ridiculous, the reception-staff is okay but not very organized or helpful. Dr. Inga is very rushed after she has you waiting well over an hour, not attentive to concerns, amd extremely cold and dismissive. Despite I knew her for quiet sometime she was never warm or inviting. Honestly I wemt to her for so long because I did love her nursing staff, it was easy to get "emergency" appointments with her ahe would accommodate me, and have my medicine sent out without seen her. i would never bash her she is knowledgeable but you never get results, horrible beside manners , and extreme wait time. :(!!!
Nice doctor; though seemed disinterested.
She has been my dr for years and I always feel like she is so focused on me and whatever issue I may be having...she is the best!
I did not like the fact the the Dictor would not wear white robe. I would say the exam rooms can use some extra cleaning. Otherwise she seems friendly and knowledgeable.
dr Z is no nonsense, straight to the point, asked the right questions and I felt taken care of for what I needed!
I am a new patient and was nervous to go to her because of reviews, however, someone I really trusted recommended her. Turns out I liked her a lot, she is straight to the point. She doesnt small talk and isnt warm and fuzzy, but she seems to know what she is talking about and did make me feel very comfortable. It was uncomfortable in the waiting room as it was extremely hot, not sure if something was wrong but the wait was liess than 5 minutes so I lived. The front desk wasnt very friendly and welcoming when I initially came in but when I checked out one of the girls ended up being very friendly and nice.
Very professional md.
Dr. Zilberstein gets right to the point but definitely makes you feel comfortable and let me ask as many questions as I wanted.
Dr Zilberstein is not the cozy / feel good doctor, but very professional and easy to talk to. Have gone to her twice and have no complaints. Definitely recommend her if you want someone straight forward.
I've been going to Inga for over 2 years now. She is a very competent and intelligent doctor. I recommend her highly to anyone who asks.
Experienced, skilled,short waiting time.
It's not something I would care to repeat. The office was cold and I was kept waiting in the room after changing into the skimpy robe. When the doctor came in I was covered in goosebumps and she proceeded to touch me with cold hands. She spent maybe five minutes with me. I'd recommend it for the short exam except that I spent almost an hour waiting for it. Not worth the wait.
okay, but noone was dressed professionally and the ofice leaves alot to be desired/
I appreciate her no-nonsense manner. She is efficient, skillful and I felt comfortable during the exam. You can ask her any question.
Dr. Z and her staff are the best! They always remember me and my history which is very reassuring. She made my first pregnancy worry free and I am happy to go through another pregnancy under her care.
She is very fast, doesn't have much bedside manner. I waited about 30 minutes to see her, but the appointment itself was very quick and didn't seem very thorough. She's not the worst doctor I've ever had though. She's professional, just very quick.
She is not the most friendly person, but she gets the job done and knows her stuff.
This is honestly the worst gynecologist I have ever been to. She was very rude and intimidating. During my appointment, she seemed to be irritable and also seemed like she didn't want to be there.
Dr. Zilberstein was very efficient and brief. I went for a simple gyn checkup with no current problems, so the visit suited my needs. However, if you are looking for someone who is going to really take time to get to know you and your medical history, I am not certain whether she would meet these needs.
don't bother with this one
She did not look at my profile at all, rushed and rude. I was a little early but she made me wait over an hour from my original time and then saw the girl who arrived 30 minutes after me. They sounded like best friends. **Not LGBT friendly ** I've never seen someone write HOMOSEXUAL in caps before next to my information. I get it's important to know but it should be in a good way! She was awkward and rude.I felt terrible after.
I was very pleased with my first visit to Dr.Zilberstein's office. She was very kind, warm and knowledgeable. The office staff and the nurse were very nice too.
I felt so comfortable and throughly taken care of with Dr Zilberstein I hopefully won't have to find another OB-GYN in a long time!
After 16 years with the same Dr I had to find someone new, as he retired. I spent the next five years searching for a Dr to take his place, but still haven't found the right professional...until today. Dr. Zilberstein was pleasant, very thorough and made me feel very comfortable and confident. My search is over, I now have a Gynocolist I trust and like.
She was very attentive and listened to all the concerns. I would definitely recommend her to friends and familly.
My experience was fine, although the Dr. was very routine about my medical history. With the way she asked questions I might have well been talking to a computer. She might have slowed down and actually talked with me had I had questions though. Overall, she is fine, but would not go to her if you are looking for a more personal experience.
Dr. Z was very well informed, made me feel comfortable and answered all my questions. She is a true professional; and, I would recommend her to anyone!
I felt very comfortable with Dr. Zilberstein, and would definitely recommend her as an OB/OBGYN. Her staff was very personable and treated me kindly.
I felt terrible after leaving this appointment. I was a first time patient and she rushed through a list of questions, barely giving me a chance to respond and making it appear as though she could have cared less about me. She was cold and impersonal and made the entire experience uncomfortable and unpleasant. When a woman is seeing a gynecologist she wants to feel as though she is in caring kind hands since its already a very personal and uncomfortable situation. I would not recommend this doctor.
This was by far one of the worse experiences ever. I was rushed into a room without a thorough consultation about my past medical history. Then I received a automated voicemail with my results! Not even the decency of a human voice. Awful.
She's a little cold. Other than that the exam was perfectly adequate. Idk though. I prefer a little more friendliness to set me at ease as I lay spread eagle on an exam table.
I was seen by Dr. Fein that day. She had an excellent bedside manner and was very receptive to all my concerns.
very efficient and thorough, pleasant disposition, excellent availability
I was disappointed with my experience - the entire visit was both impersonal and at times, unprofessional. The history asking portion felt rushed and the doctor seemed detatched, I was told that my next career choice was "weird"; there was eating at the front desk and neither the doctor or the nurse/MA washed her hands... I would not go back here nor would I advise anyone else to.
The Dr. was wonderful. There was a long wait but I wasn't in a hurry and I appreciated that she took her time with me as well.
Today was my first OB appointment with Dr. Zilberstein. She was very professional and comforting and made me feel completely confident in her expertise. She was quick and efficient, but I never felt rushed. My overall experience was very positive.
Would not go back
I was very annoyed to have to wait so long, and the front-desk staff didn't seem to notice that I had been waiting a long time--45 minutes--even though I was the only person in the waiting room. When I finally asked one of the women if she could tell me how much longer she thought it'd be, she said "What's your name again?" and had to look through my paperwork to give me an answer. Again, I was the only person in the waiting room!!
intake process was really rushed! tad brash demeanor. hard to talk to being she was in such a rush. felt like speed gyn examination. her rushing made me forget things as i felt like i had to rush as well. being this is a gyn examination, a bit of delicacy/tact in your demeanor could have been nice. may not return to see her after i get my results.
Great doctor. Very quick. I waited a while, but the exam and appointment took a total of 20 minutes, so a really quick appointment. I was overall very satisfied. Will be going back to her again.
Very thorough, knowledgeable, friendly and supportive. She spent ample time and was not rushed. Dr. Zilberstein is indeed one-of-a-kind. She is among the very best, truly a rare gem!
Okay--- very quick, didn't ask so many questions.
fast clean and professional defenetly recommend her to others
Extremely bad communication skills. My worst experience with a physician. She was overwhelmed, overworked, and stressed out. Overall: a bad experience. Would not go back there again.
Ok, hear me out. Dr.Z delivered my baby. There is no question in her competency she did a great job as far as skills go... BUT, as hard and dramatic giving birth is, he provided NO COMPASSION. It was like being with a robot who just has no feelings. Every consultation was rushed, most of the time I didn't even hear a goodbye from her-she would just leave the room. She works like a maniac, never has time for extra questions, treats her pregnant patients like cattle. I'm switching...
She was nice, quick, and efficient. I will go back to her. I was able to get an appointment before work, and still make it in on time.
I did not like Dr Zilbertsein at all and I would not reccomend her to anyone who is going in for anything other than a routine checkup. She rushed though my exam, brushed off my questions, and completely disregarded my concerns.
I had been to about 4 other doctors over the 10 years since my old gyn retired. I finally found my new doctor, Dr. Zilberstein. - New patient May, 2011
She was very patient with me and answered all of my questions. This was my first time going to her for an annual, and I felt extremely comfortable.
No bedside manner, she completely rushed me, she even left the door open when I was changing! Did not explain what she was doing, or what she observed, didn't ask if I had any questions.. should I keep going? WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS DOCTOR
Usually a wait in the office, but once you're in she is super quick! Very friendly office.
Everything was quick, easy, and painless. However the doctor seemed rushed and somewhat unconcerned about my concerns. Also she made me feel bad about carrying a heavy load of my students' work with me to grade in case there was a wait. All and all though it was a pleasant experience and I will go back to her.
Professional with excellent bedside manner!
Insanely fast and easy. Possibly not the most thorough examination I've ever had, but I was just looking for a PAP and a renewal on my birth control script. Both were accomplished with ease and I was in and out in around 20 minutes.
Horrible bedside manner! I paid out of my pocket ans she literally spend 3 minutes with me!. Would not recommend her to anyone!
Very fast and businesslike, which is exactly what I want in this sort of thing. No wait, very professional.
Dr. Zilberstein is very professional and has a good personality. She made me feel comfortable in the exam room, and didn't seemed rushed. I, personally appreciate not feeling rushed, especially after dealing with other doctors in NYC that always seem to be in a hurry.
Dr. Zilberstein wasn't the friendliest person in the world, but she seemed very knowledgeable and efficient. She also gave me a birth control prescription for a full year, which is really nice, since a lot of doctors in NYC will only give you 6 months and make you come back for no reason at all.
Very thorough and smart. Not the touchiest-feeliest, but that's not what I look for in my doctors.
Dr. Zilberstein sat down with me in her office, asked me a few questions, examined me, snapped off her gloves and left the room. It was so quick, about 5 minutes. She was not personable and didn't even offer me time to ask any questions.
I came to see her for a pepsmear, so I actually like her cold approach. She's very, get to business and dont keep other patients waiting. Plus an uncomfortable procedule as this, I rather have someone like her to do it, very professional and very quick. But for someone looking to deliver a baby might not be best option IMO. Pretty high tech office though, they even give you a pin number and a phone system to call to hear your blood results.
She's very direct, straight-forward, and super professional.
She was down to business but im not one to need any hand holding. she was knowledgeable and asked a lot of questions and overall gained my trust and id definitely go back. A bit of a longer wait than expected but I did have the last appt of the day. The staff overall were friendly and helpful.
very professional and organized
Singlehandedly the worst obgyn I have ever dealt with. Not only did I wait a significant amount of time for my initial appointment and all follow up visits, but the organization I her practice is horrible, her manner with patients is cold and impatient. When I had an issue with one of my test results, she left a message warning me of my condition that unnecessarily scared me, explained nothing, and was the last message you would want to receive if something were wrong with test results. When I came back for follow up and additional procedures, she explained nothing, gave me unhelpful, annoyed answers to all of my questions, and ended the visit by trying to sell me very expensive vitamin supplements that she sells on the side. When I came for the follow up procedure, I waited for an hour and when someone finally came in to do it they had been informed they needed to perform a completely incorrect test. A year later after finding a good doctor, I am continuing to find all of the mistakes and omissions she made in diagnosing and treating me.