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Yelena Trakhtenberg is a compassionate and patient-driven OB-GYN serving her patients in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Trakhtenberg is bilingual, speaking English and Russian. Dr. Trakhtenberg is currently practicing at Dr. Gregory Shifrin’s private practice in Brooklyn. Originally from Russia, Dr. Trakhtenberg received her medical education from the Russian State Medical University in Moscow. She began an internship in Kaliningrad, and she has been practicing since 1998. In 2001, Dr. Trakhtenberg began working as a medical assistant to Dr. Gary Sherman until 2004, when she began her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn. Dr. Trakhtenberg treats women who are experiencing endometriosis, mastitis, osteoporosis, ovarian cysts, ectopic pregnancies, heavy or irregular bleeding, vulvar biopsies, and fibroids. She provides services such as ovarian cancer screenings, breast cancer screening, infertility consultations, contraception counseling and consultations, IUD insertions, and osteoporosis evaluations.
Verified Patient Reviews
She came in the room barely asked me any questions before going down and then left. No answers. Nothing. Didn't even tell me it was over and I should go get dressed
I showed up for my appointment at noon and was asked if I could come back at 5pm. The staff was extreamly unprofessional and unorganized. This place was trash! They really should learn to speak proper english as well! The worst Ive ever seen!
Everything was on time, very nice and attentive staff, great bedside manners. Thank you!
The staff was friendly and the visit was quick. Dr. Yelena answered my questions and I am happy with my visit.
Very pleasant and caring team!
Overall experience was just okay. I had a late appointment so I was seen right away. Receptionist lacked customer service skills, but Dr. Trakhtenberg and her Medical Assistant performed at a satisfactory level. Would not necessarily recommend to a friend due to the mechanical and impersonal nature.
Doctor made me feel very comfortable and did a thorough exam. I wasn’t afraid to ask questions and she was very knowledgeable. Staff were very friendly and explained the types of tests that would be completed today. Highly recommend.
This had been my gyn for 2 years. Doctor confirmed my pregnancy and saw me twice after. I came in for another check up, this time with my boyfriend so he can see the baby and a different doctor walks in, a male at that. I was very upset. I did not go through with the exam. When I went to the desk the receptionist had an attitude and told me that since I am pregnant my doctor will no longer take my insurance. I waited practically 2 weeks for this appointment and over an hour to be seen to find out this info that should have been shared with me. And if you look on zoc it says that the doctor takes my insurance.
She didn't call to follow up lab results. Its been months. Tried calling and got no answer. Not professional at all.
very detailed exam -very honest-prompt
Dr. Trakhtenberg is great. She’s thorough in her work and yet very calm and easy going. Her staff is also friendly and very helpful.
She was late and she answered her cell phone while talking to her in her office.
Very nice great doctor
I was happy to get an appointment 24 hours in advance although they called me to change to a later appointment. Also any documentation you provide on zocdoc doesn't get shared with them so a complete waste of time. Might not be there fault...perhaps zocdoc should give them options to state whether or not info is accepted via online (?). Generally the doctor was nice and efficient once with her. I waited close to 2 hours to be seen by the doctor. The bathroom was not clean and toilet overflowing...saw something on the bathroom floor I did not want to see. Not appealing for a drs office but could have been a bad day!
Very professional, not a long wait.
The staff was professional and great. And Dr. Yelena was excellent
The doctor was professional but very curt; when I asked a question she seemed annoyed, but gave me a reasonable answer. I will be looking for a more personable GYN for the future.
She is really awesome and very empathetic. She explains sensitive information and makes suggestions with care and consideration.
Wait time was fine, but the doctor had a very offputting and brusque manner. When I? asked if my ailment was what I? thought, she said “probably” but they would get back to me if my test results said differently. She gave me a prescription anyway for what we thought it was and never got back to me about the test results...
I only came in to get a prescription for birth control, which the doctor seemed confused by. She told me she would only refill my prescription later if I came back in for a pap smear, which I told her I had just had with another doctor. She did not believe me. High co-pay for a 3 minute office visit to write me a prescription for birth control. I wouldn't recommend.
This was an excellent appointment. Everyone in the office was kind, professional and friendly. I highly recommend this doctor.
Didnt wait at all! She was really sweet and professional! Thank you!
Ptofessional and comfortable atmosphere. She had the latest of medical eqipment which made the appointment fast and accurate.
Very professional staff. Had a great experience.
I had an appointment at 12:15 and didnt get seen until 2:30. It was highly unprofessional but Dr. Yelena did her job well.
I think she is the best Doctor I've ever met in my life.
This is my second time going to this office. I have to say both times,I waited for a REALLY long time BUT the staff is friendly; Office is clean; Bathroom is clean. And all the doctors that work in this office are all nice and have great bedside manner. They talk to you like u are a human being. Im pleased w my obgyn.
Horrible receptionists, no one knows anything. Very unhelpeful and rude.
Very quick! Answered questions.
Office management needs work. They made my doctor take patients of a doctor who called in. It's double the load and unfair to Dr. Trakhtenberg patients. The doctor was very apologetic and nice about it but it was not her fault to begin with she is just trying to help people. The office should have been on the phone with the patience of the other doc cancelling their appt instead of trying to get paid for double booking.
Great staff. Very kind people. The doctor is great. Definitely recommended!
I was running close to ten minutes late so I called to see if I needed to reschedule. They said it was fine. I waited over two hours- more than 30mins of which I was sitting in a cold room in a paper gown alone. I also felt as if the nurse wasn't really paying attention to my intake and I noticed several mistakes and pointed them out to the doctor. Dr. Traktenberg? and the sonogram technician worked quickly and efficiently.
Very pleasant and professional doctor! Clean, modern, nice looking office. Unpleasant and unprofessional front desk people.
Dr.Tralhtenberg was a pleasant surprise to visit with. She not only helped me through a seamless first time visit, but she also took wonderful care of my mother. All the professional staff (nurses, doctor assistants, etc.,) were incredible, especially Diana, however the front-desk clerks need quite a bit of an attitude adjustment.
She listened, she advised & she made me feel extremely safe and comfortable. Great doc to have for years ahead.
Doctor was great - however, I waited 2.5 hrs to be seen and the receptionists were rude. They clearly overbooked and were unapologetic about it.
Overall. Dr. Yelena is appears to be a competent OBGYN. However, we had to wait more than two hours during our firsy visit, and once we saw the doctor she spent less than 10 minutes with me. Would recommend to women who prefer to have very little communication with thier OBGYN's.
This dr is one of the worst doctors i would not recommend. 1st waiting time is lonng 2nd we paid all the co-pays and at end o got billed with the co-pays 3rd the prescription she gave to my wife was not good at all it felt like she just wanted to advtise the product anyways was my first and last time going in there and be aware of what you paying
All the staff at Dr. Trakhyenberg's office are very pleasant. I got the medical care I was seeking. The wait to see the doctor was very long.
My doctor recommended to me over a year ago to get a pap smear for the first time, and I had been putting it off. After turning 23 I finally made an appointment with Yelena Trakhtenberg. The wait was pretty long, but not worse than I expected for a busy day. When I got into the room the nurse asked me my background info, including if I had ever had sex (I hadn't). She then asked me why I was there. I told her I wanted a pap smear, and she responded that because I was a virgin I didn't need one. I mentioned that my GP recommended it and she said she didn't think the doctor would do it but I could talk to her. Dr. Trakhtenberg also tried to convince me that I didn't need a pap smear, but when I insisted she complied. I have since gone to a new gynecologist who told me I definitely made the right decision and was surprised a health professional would behave the way she did. I'm pretty confident in myself, but hearing this misinformation from a doctor made me falter. I would not recommend her to a friend.
Very nice and professional. I was waiting approximately 30 min after my scheduled time, but in general - i recommend.
Very professional excellent bedside manner I would recommend all to visit her.
Dr. Trakhtenberg is a fantastic gynecologist if you love for someone to be rough with your lady parts! She has a nonchalant bedside manner and lacks the warmth of other gynecologists (that for some reason, most women enjoy). If you love to wait for over an hour to be seen, I would highly recommend Dr. Trakhtenberg. However, I prefer to be seen promptly, and not waste my valuable time sitting in the waiting room. My experience with Dr. Trakhtenberg involved me sitting in the waiting room for 45 minutes, and then taken into examination room so I could wait another 45 minutes (only, this time, I got to be cold and wear nothing but the paper robe!). Also, the management is pretty terrible (if that's your thing). I would highly recommend Dr. Trakhtenberg to anyone who enjoys mediocre healthcare!
The wait time was a little long but I think that's pretty typical - especially if you want a doctor who actually listens to you. The appointment itself went well, I have a high risk pregnancy and left the office less scared than when I entered it. Everyone was kind and professional, would highly recommend this doctor.
This insurance is not in network
Doctor was great, loved the office. Not sure if ZocDoc was off or if the office gave the wrong hours, but I booked a 9am appointment on the site and was told when I got there that the doctor doesn't come in until 10am. Duly noted for next time, and will definitely keep visiting Dr. Trakhtenberg!
I arrived for my appointment early to fill out paperwork. I then watched every other patient in the waiting room (including several who arrived after me) see the doctor while I sat for hours. I was the last patient of the day to be seen before the office closed, even though my scheduled appointment was certainly not the last of the day. The medical assistant did not leave the room while I changed. Once the doctor finally came in, she was there for maybe 5 minutes. She was fine. Then the woman at the front desk tried to charge me for a procedure I did not have and would not believe me until the medical assistant spoke up and vouched for me. I would never go back.
Very nice! Pap smear was quick and painless! Dr. Trahhtenberg answered all my questions and was very kind!
She's the best as always.
Dealing with her was a very professional experience even if I had a long wait. She was professional but her staff hung up on my pharmacist who called two minutes before closing. The staff did not use the check in I wrote with Zocdoc.
The Doctor and the medical assistant was nice but I felt like the receptionist was afraid to greet me because I am a woman of color. I didn't really feel entirely welcomed.
Professional, knowledgeable, and compassionate
Dr. Trakhtenberg was so nice and I totally recommend. The wait time did suck but the exam itself didn't take long at all.
She was very thorough.
Dr. Trakhtenberg was very professional and friendly. She made me feel very comfortable and answered all my questions. Awesome staff as well!
Very professional. They took care of you right away.
What a personable doctor great bedside manner answered all my questions and concerns supporting staff were very sweet as well.
My appointment was for 10am I got there 5 min late I was in the office till 12:30 ... I don't know what to say she is a good doctor but the wait is horrible.
Dr. Trakhtenberg is very personable and efficient. She was straight to the point, attentive to concerns/questions, and easy to speak with. Office is very clean and staff was very friendly.
All my concerns were addressed and she calmed me down more than any other provider I have every seen. She explained everything thoroughly, properly diagnosed me and made me feel normal again. She is professional, caring, compassionate and knowledgeable.
Everyone was extremely nice!! From the secretary at the front desk, to the doctors assistant to the doctor herself. It was my first visit, once I filled the paperwork fast, I was seen right away. Everyone was very pleasant including the environment.
The wait time before getting called into the office and waiting in the exam room for the doctor is long and probably because of disorganization or lack of leadership within administration. Besides the long wait time, the doctor herself was very pleasant and explained everything I needed to know and understand. She took her time talking to me about all my concerns and gave me the comfort that she will assist me in an y way possible. The office is clean and well equipped. I will definitely return to this doctor.
Dr. Trakhtenberg seemed to know what she is doing. She checked out my problem & gave me appropriate meds. Time will tell to see if they really help. I am rescheduled to return to her office in two months. I can't really recommend her entirely until I see the results of this visit & treatment.
Very nice and friendly. She is compassionate to your needs.
She answered all my questions . She did good counseling and explained everything clearly .
First time patient. Dr Yelena was very polite and professional. The office was very clean, bright and updated. All the staff were professional and polite. Would recommend to all females of all back grounds that is looking for a comfort zone during this uncomfortable time of the year.
She was great... very patient and caring
WHEN I FIRST WALKED IN I WAS LOOKED AT LIKE AN ALIEN AND I QUICKLY KNEW WHY BECAUSE THERE ARE NO MINORITIES IN THIS OFFICE AND ME BEING PUERTO RICAN I FELT OUT OF PLACE AND WAS TREATED AS SUCH. THE DR WAS OK BUT NOT VERY WELCOMING AND COMFORTING BEING THIS WAS MY FIRST TIME SEEING THIS DR FOR A GYN APPT IT IS VERY AWKWARD. SOME OF THE GIRLS THERE DO NOT EVEN UNDERSTAND OR SPEAK GOOD ENGLISH AND YOU HAVE TO ASK SOMEONE ELSE TO EXPLAIN WHAT YOU NEED FROM THEM
It was terrible. first time at a gyno and she helped me in no way get comfortable, actually she did quite the opposite. I made it clear it was my first time and she seemed rude when I was uncomfortably sitting there having something cold and foreign put inside me. I was like she just wanted to get it over with. I was done fairly quickly. I only saw the doctor herself for about 5 min than when she was done I was not told all my procedures for her were complete. knowing that doctors leave the room at times I sat there waiting and than the nurse came in and said "what are you still doing in here you are done". Extremely unprofessional. Never again will I step foot into that office.
she is so professional and listens to what you say. To go to the Ob-Gyn is not a pleasant visit, but she makes it easier with her cozy changing area and her highly trained staff.
Great doctor. Most tolerable trip to the OB -GYN ever. Pap was quick and painless. No one had an accusatory tone, just asked questions politely.The lab tech took my blood painlessly! Everyone was nice! Quick, but nice! I would definitely go back here! Bring a book and be prepared to wait at least 30 minutes, but overall, not too shabby.
The wait time here was ridiculous. I was in the examination room for 40 mins before I saw the doctor. Aside from that, she's very nice and thorough.
Very professional Doctor
I went in for a 6:30pm appt but wasn't called until 7:30pm. Usually, they leave the room for you to undress/dress and that was not the case here. When the doctor came in there were 2 other assistants there as well. The doctor started my pap smear but the assistant took it over and the doctor left the room. They sent my RX out and i was done by 8:00pm after them taking bloodwork. I spent more time with the assistants than I did with the doctor. I felt that she was questioning me with my BC and if I was being honest about which one I used before. It was a little uncomfortable because of what I've been used to but I do plan on going back there. One of the assistants were great- wish I got her name.
I went in for a routine check up - good location, easy to get to from the train or driving. I went on a Monday so my wait time was very short (less than 30 minutes). They didn't take my weight or BP (just asked me if I knew it and wrote down what I told them) and afterward, they didn't give me anything to clean myself. I appreciated the doctor's speedy technique, very non-invasive and no fuss, straight to business and no need to hold my hand or walk me through a routine I've been through since my teens. The staff was very nice, the Medical Assistant couldn't be sweeter, and the Dr. was very professional and didn't waste my time. All in all, I had a good experience, but just a tip, if you're paying cash, make sure that you ask for prices regarding SPECIFIC procedures and tests. They charge way more for a PAP with HPV screening (which I didn't need) than without so double check at the front desk while you fill out your paperwork, and again at the other window when you're leaving!
It was nice. Everyone was nice. Everything was explained nicely.
Dr. T was booked so I actually saw one of the male Gynos at the office but he was really nice and not weird and explained everything very well. It was my first time at the gynecologist and he made me very comfortable.
The office was so clean and modern. This was my first time there since I was changing doctors. I made the right decision. The staff was highly professional. The intake was complete and nothing was missed. Dr. Trakhtenberg was remarkable. She was knowledgable and very professional. I felt so comfortable. I recommend her to all women needing an OB-GYN doctor.
Dr. Trakhtenberg and the other doctors have a lot of patients - so no matter what time or day of your appointment, you always seem to be the eighth, ninth, or 10th person there. Bring your phone charger and a good book. She's a very good doctor but the wait time can be murder: her receptionist staff is at best just okay. If you speak Russian, then they're probably much easier to understand.
It was My first time thats why I took a little while but everything went smoothly. Highly recommended.
She is very nice doctor
Felt very comfortable she takes the time to talk to you ask questions highly recommended
The doctor was very professional, although she is straight-to-business and doesn't take much time to explain. My first impression was definitely damaged by my experience at the front desk. They were very short with me, and intimidating instead of helpful. Maybe the staff member was having a bad day, but it definitely made me question if I wanted to return.
I thought she was skilled in her job but too "rough around the edges"
Very professional doctor:))
My visit was good , I will go back to her......
The doctor and nurse were great. Direct, easy going, helpful. The only issue is wait time in the actual patient room, especially sitting undressed for an hour waiting.
Front office ladies were DISGUSTING. So rude.
not satisfied at all..
Very uncomfortable. Felt like she really did not want to be bothered. When I asked her certain questions, she stared at me with an expression of "Not today ma'am". I did not know if she knew it but her facial expression was less than inviting. It made it difficult for me to go on with my other concerns.
Went to the doctor because of the good reviews. Waited for over an hour to be seen. The doctor spent somewhere between 3-4 minutes with me. I already knew my issue from other check up outside United States, and just needed to find a doctor to treat it here. When i told her about it, she did not seem to care. 3 weeks after my visit i did not receive any call backs or any sign of results of my tests. I tried to call and just got rude responses from Nella (receptionist) who said we do not call back customers unless there is something wrong. Honestly worst experience i've got with gynecologists so far
The office employees were very friendly however the wait was very long. My appt.. Was for 10:45 and I wasn't seem until 12:30 or so. The doctor and nurses moved very quickly and I would have liked for them just to slow down a bit with the questions that I had.
Terrible bedside manner, poor "diagnosis" ( "maybe try eating chicken and no rice for a few weeks ")
Very informative, caring, professional already had my first visit an recommended her to others.
She was very patient and explained what was happening.
The doctor had a great bedside manner which dispelled any anxiety. Her nurse\associate was equally professional with a pleasing attitude.
I found the whole office visit & the exam to be very professional, but also comfortable & easy going! I have one question do I call for my pap result?
Although the receptionists seemed a bit cold in personality they were very professional and made my process of checking in smooth and simple. The doctor was very knowledgable in this field. I was very happy to know that the facility had the proper machinery to examine my ovaries in the office - preventing me from having to make another appointment elsewhere.
Receptionists were incredibly rude but the doctor was the complete opposite.
Very Great Doctor
the only good part was short wait. it's not a doctor's office, but business first and most. my concerns were addressed with subtle ridicule and complete lack of explanations and care. i've definitely had better doctors than that.
No problem...Dr was very professional and sweet..staff was very helpful..
Very kind and thorough Doctor, the staff was also very pleasant and helped with questions and information.
Issues with zoc doc poor bedside so many reasons, I would never go back
Very nice doctor and helpful
This is the worst experience ever! The Total Waiting time was more than 2 hours. First I was waiting an hour in the lobby to be called in the exam room. Then I was waiting a doctor in the exam room more than 1 hour and 20 min. How ridiculous it can be?! They don't respect the patients and the patient's time. The doctor just made and exam and left before I asked questions about my treatment.
I felt great with her. Very very nice person!!!!!
Everyone was very nice and friendly.
Yelena was extremely patient to answer all of my questions and explain things in great detail. I appreciated this very much and would recommend her to anyone!
Dr. Yelena Trakhtenberg is deliberately disrespectful to her patient, rude and insulting. i would never recommend anyone to be seen by by this Dr.
She is a very professional and gave a lot of good recommendations
She's very good!! very calm and explained everything that become my concerned. I'm very comfy with her, and definitely will not change to another doctor. The staff also very nice, keep up the good work! Thanks!
I was pleased!!! Wait time was long but once I was seen, I knew why it was a long wait. This doctor actually talks with you.
I've gone to Dr. Trakhtenberg a few times over the years but if I didn't have to get check ups, I would not. The main thing that was a major concern for me was the way in which she talks to me. It could be a cultural difference but some things she has said have come off as extremely inconsiderate without diving into more personal examples.
I am super happy I found Dr. Trakhtenberg. Her office is easy to get to by subway, is close to my home and the office was very clean. The staff was very friendly, especially the medical assistant. The Doctor made me feel very comfortable and answered all my questions.
Dr. Trakhtenberg was great! The office was very clean and professional.
Zodiac and doctors office does not communicate. They didn't have me on their schedule even though Zocdoc confirmed me.
To begin with, the office was completely dirty, there was no professionalism on behalf of the Doctor and the staff specially the receptionist which she only seem interest in chatting over her cellphone. I'm not coming here again WORST EXPERIENCE EVER! They only seems to be interest in the money and not their patients
The doctor was very nice and informative. Her assistants were very welcoming as well.
I think she was great
Amazing, very comfortable area and polite front desk staff as well, as the nurses and MD . Highly recommended !
The visit was nice the parking sucks
I was not happy with my visit. It was overly packed. I waited an hour and a half. I felt that my wait was probably worth it, but I was worng. I felt this doctor was rough with me and she just wanted to get the check up over with. I was extremely dissappointed.
She was very nice and comforting. For my first time, I thought it was going to be awkward but the medical assistant, Anna, and Dr. Trakhtenberg were very nice and comforting. Anna is wonderful. She is cheerful and always smiling so that really helped comfort me.
Very rude and undelicate.
I went to Dr. Trakhtenberg with concerns about fertility. She did find a polyp and did a procedure to remove it. However, she was not interested in reviewing the data I had collected for 4 months which I thought could shed some light on the situation. She could smile more to put patients at ease.
Wow experience .
I liked this doctor, she was very pleasant and attentive to what I've explained to her. Though it's a distance from my home, I'd definately make the trip again despite the fight for parking in that area.
she was great and she sees patients on Sundays!
She was great!
warm greeting, professional and helpful, everyone.
I went to this office, I didn't feel very welcomed. The medical assistant didn't even take my weight or anything doctor office usually take. The receptionist wasn't rude but not welcoming either. They gave me privacy practices policy to sign and they had no copy of the privacy practices for me to see how my information will be useful.
Seamless! The staff is friendly and efficient. Dr. Trakhtenberg was funny and helpful. Everything went smoothly. I'll definitely be back!
I was very pleased with my appt! Dr.Trakhtenberg was very nice, didn't seem like she was in a hurry and answered all my questions. I would def keep her as my regular gyno.
Dr Trakhtenberg is great. She spent a good amount if time getting to know my medical history and reason for my appointment. She answered all my questions thoroughly and I left feeling like I am in good hands.
I recently changed gyno and Dr. Yelena was recommended to me. This was a very pleasant trip to the gyno. Staff there are incredibly friendly. I would definitely recommend this to someone I know
She was very easy to talk to, and I felt comfortable to ask all the questions I was interested in. Also her assistant was really nice to. I previously scheduled with somebody else, but that office cancelled last minute , now my husband and I are glad that we ended up going to doc. Trakhtenberg.
My first visit with Dr. Yelena Trakhtenberg far exceeded my expectations.I felt comfortable and cared for immediately.Dr. Trakhtenberg administered her advice and direction very professionally and with the most refreshing sense of personal interest. The front office was pleasant, able and efficient. I am so happy that I found her!
Doctor was kind knowledgeable and very patient. The staff was warm and I would go again. Only down side long wait in front.
She made me feel uncomfortable and she didn't seem to care. I will not be going back there again. I need a doctor whis warm and inviting and this is not her.
By far the BEST OBGYN a woman could ask for! If there are 10 stars to rate Dr. Trakhtenberg, I'd give her all the stars! I experienced her and her staff as highly professional, caring, and patient. Besides for an EXCELLENT bedside manner, she responded with sensitivity and genuine care. I highly recommend her, and wish for every woman to be under the care of such a doctor. THANK YOU Dr. Trakhenberg and your staff! PS: Great office hours!
If you are looking for doctor who is going to take time and listen to you, find smbd else. Just not a pleasant experience, wouldn't go again. Felt awkward even addressing my issues.
I have a pleasant experience with Dr. Trakhtenberg. She had a very nice bedside manner and was very gentle. She made me feel very comfortable and welcome. I would recommend her to friends and family.