As in most institutions, the activities of the Department of Surgery at NYHQ revolve around its general surgical core. Our staff provides expert care in literally every aspect of general surgical practice and is also committed to diverse and interesting academic pursuits.
Our large patient population has made possible the generation of extensive experience in a host of areas, and the Department generates clinical research which has been critical to the development and implementation of important clinical treatment protocols. Experience with different treatment plans and modalities is constantly cataloged and reviewed to ensure continuous improvement in the quality of care provided.
Among the programs of particular interest are those involving laparoscopic surgery, breast surgery, and surgery for gastrointestinal malignancy. In each of these areas staff surgeons have established capabilities which are the envy of many institutions the nation over.
Experience in laparoscopic surgery was developed early at our institution, and today the full gamut of procedures including cholecystectomy, common bile duct exploration, hernia repair, and intestinal resection are practiced. Each surgeon who performs such procedures is specifically trained in these interventions and has been proctored by our most experienced surgeons to demonstrate his individual expertise.
The commitment to excellence in clinical performance and to proper review and evaluation of outcomes has led to our Department establishing among the finest records in the safe and effective employment of laparoscopic techniques.
Common malignancies such as those involving the colon and rectum are treated in large numbers using both standard open and endoscopic techniques. We are also to take considerable pride in our experience with some of the most demanding upper gastrointestinal malignancies, including those of the stomach, pancreas, and biliary tree. Our staff enjoys outcomes comparable to those achieved in the finest centers throughout the world.