Expecting a Baby?
Planning a Baby?
Village Obstetrics™ offers a rare blend of highly sophisticated medical care and the personal touch of a small private practice. The former Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the legendary St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dr. George Mussalli is one of the few maternal-fetal medicine specialists who still delivers babies. Dr. Jaqueline Worth brings more than a decade’s experience as a busy obstetrician. They have delivered thousands of babies in New York City and share a genuine love of obstetrics. Village Obstetrics believes that immediate easy access of patients to their doctors translates into the best pregnancy outcomes with the highest patient satisfaction. At VOb, your doctors are available 24 hours a day for medical emergencies. Throughout your pregnancy, we are always happy to answer any questions you have about your health and the health of your baby. Village Obstetrics delivers at Mount Sinai Hospital, ranked the #3 hospital in New York.
Trust, Joy, Caring, Dependable, Excellent, Fun
We approach your pregnancy with enthusiasm. We understand the joys as well as the challenges that pregnancy brings. With a genuine reverence to the natural process of birth, we strive to balance the best of modern medicine with the wisdom of unhurried care. Informed by the experience delivering countless babies, we are aware of the uniqueness of each patient and family. We recognize your autonomy as the most important principle and strive for honest communication as the best way to build mutual trust. We recognize the physical, psychological, social, and even economic impact that pregnancy can have on our patients. We believe that sensitivity and the highest clinical standards in collaboration with other outstanding practitioners is the way to nurture the complex opportunities that new life brings. The guiding posts of our practice are respect, quality and safety. We are thrilled and honored to be your doctors and are proud of our unyielding commitment to outstanding medicine and compassionate unhurried care.
Our Mission: Minimally Invasive Obstetrics (MIO)
Village Obstetrics™ is an elite private practice dedicated to normal birth and high-risk obstetrics. We aim to assist women and their partners in achieving safe and satisfying pregnancy, birth, and parenthood. We recognize that women should not have to choose between a safe delivery and a beautiful experience. The philosophy of Village Obstetrics™ is one of deep respect for the natural process of pregnancy and birth. Yet as expert doctors we recognize that at times carefully selected treatments are needed. We call our approach “minimally invasive obstetrics”. MIO™ is basically doing the least necessary interventions to achieve a healthy pregnancy and birth. Sometimes no intervention is needed and at other times quite a bit is required, but our approach is always gentle and respectful. Our philosophy of care has yielded outstanding results and great patient satisfaction.
OCT '08 – MAY '14
Delivery Rate (NTSV)
Uncomplicated Cesarean Delivery (NTSV) excludes cases with abnormal or breech presentation, pre-term, twins, and prior cesarean.
VBAC (vaginal delivery after c-section) includes all births with prior cesarean delivery in the denominator.
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Our Passion: Highest Patient Satisfaction
Letters from VOB parents:
“Dear Dr. Worth and Dr. Mussalli,
Where do we begin? We truly feel like you two are angels that entered our lives and changed it forever. We hope you know how much what you have done means to our entire family. You have blessed us with a healthy and beautiful child, a positive and safe experience and done what we thought was impossible by healing past trauma. If every doctor were as caring, skilled and patient as you both are the world would be a much better place. We feel like we won the lottery to have found your practice.
When R and I first discussed having a second child, while my heart longed for another baby, the thought of childbirth terrified me. And when I did become pregnant I knew I needed a fresh slate with a different ob/gyn practice. It was then that I started thinking about vbac more seriously. I reached out to J and she gave me your names. I knew immediately from our meet and greet that I had found my home for this pregnancy. Along the way I appreciated the time you took to answer questions at every appointment and how you never made me feel rushed. You also never made me feel that my questions were silly or stupid and you always responded to my emails with so much warmth. I really enjoyed my pregnancy this time and worried so much less because I knew that if I had a question you were both there for me. During this time I went back and forth in my mind about how it would all end and what I would do: cesarean or vbac. As I neared the end of my pregnancy and my trust grew, I felt that anything was possible in your hands. And I was right. If I had been with any other doctors and attempted labor I believe that the labor I had would have ended in a repeat c-section. You fought for me to have the experience I desired and didn't give up on me even when I had given up on myself. Thank you for believing in me. I feel so fortunate that I got to go through my labor and delivery with both of you too. The dream team! Dr. Mussalli you were like the knight in shining forceps that rode in at the end. Thank you for coming in when you did. So unbelievable!
I am still pinching myself that I had a successful vbac and that this beautiful baby boy is mine. Everything has been so great and different than the early postpartum period with my first. The less challenging recovery has allowed me to be more present with my daughter and that is helping the overall adjustment for her immensely. So the gift that you gave me keeps on giving to her.
R and I want to show our gratitude for all that you've done, for how selfless you both are, and for how much time you give of yourselves to others and their families. Thank you for being our heroes!
Love L, R, big sis C and baby R”
“Doctors W and M,
Thank you does no justice to how we feel -- we are so grateful and indebted to you for our two beautiful girls. My whole pregnancy, and in particular, my labor and delivery last night were incredible and would not have been that way without you. My birth experiences with both A and J -- while very different -- were each, in their own way, transformative and empowering to me as a person and as a mother. I know I'd never have gotten that with other doctors.
You two are doing more than delivering babies, you're helping build mothers and fathers and families.
Thank you thank you. We hope that there's a third birth adventure in our future!:)
S and I”
“A long overdue THANK YOU for another wonderful experience with Village Obstetrics. I feel so blessed to have been in the care of such talented, wise and compassionate doctors. You certainly have changed my life and my family’s. Had I not discovered VOB after my first c-section, pregnancy, labor and delivery would have been a scarier and more negative experience -- much like I’ve heard from other “high risk” women with GD or polyhydramnios or trying for a VBAC. If my second delivery when I came to you had been a c-section and not my VBAC I don’t know that I would have wanted to get pregnant again because of my fear of a third surgery. And I never would have given myself the option of having more than three. To have that option today is incredible because it so easily could not have been the case! Your phenomenal skill and patience made that VBAC possible. And that experience gave me the confidence in my own body that I needed for my latest delivery. (Yes, I am still reeling and amazed from giving birth naturally without pain medication!) So thank you again for all that you and your family must sacrifice to make the Village Obstetrics experience possible. I hope that everyone who is dear to you knows what a phenomenal impact your work has on your patients and their families. Your practice is the standard by which all should be measured!
With much respect, gratitude and affection, A, A, S, M and K”