Welcome to the

Robotic Surgery Center

For more than a decade, we’ve been using robotic surgery to treat patients with even the most complex conditions.

Experts at NYU Langone’s Robotic Surgery Center are international leaders in using robotic technology for a wide range of advanced robotic-assisted procedures. 

VIDEO: Dr. Michael Stifelman explains the cutting-edge technology used at NYU Langone's Robotic Surgery Center.

For more than a decade, our surgeons have been performing minimally invasive robotic surgery in multiple specialty areas, including cardiothoracic surgery, colorectal surgery, general surgery, gynecologic surgery, urologic surgery, and ear, nose, and throat surgery. A team of specialized physician assistants, nurses, surgical technicians, and anesthesiologists supports our surgeons during every procedure. 

Robotic Surgical Technology

Our extensive experience and access to the most intelligent robotic technology available allows us to offer procedures for many complex conditions. We have the ability to operate with pinpoint accuracy, ensuring the best possible result for each patient.

The procedures we perform include: 

  • robotic hysterectomy for benign and cancerous conditions of the uterus
  • robotic prostatectomy for prostate cancer and urinary obstruction
  • robotic kidney surgery for kidney cancer, including robotic partial nephrectomy, or partial kidney removal; nephrectomy, or complete kidney removal; and nephroureterectomy, or removal of the kidney and ureter
  • robotic urologic procedures, including cystectomy, or bladder removal, for bladder cancer; pyeloplasty to relieve ureteral obstruction; ureteral reconstruction for ureteral obstructive disease or cancer; and sacrocolpopexy to repair uterine prolapse
  • robotic lung surgery
  • robotic cardiac surgery, including robotic mitral valve repair or replacement 
  • robotic colorectal surgery 
  • robotic myomectomy, or removal of uterine fibroids

Robotic surgery at NYU Langone is performed in dedicated operating rooms using one of our five state-of-the-art da Vinci® surgical systems that include advanced infrared imaging and dual consoles on which surgeons can work collaboratively.

Surgeon Performs Robotic-Assisted Surgery

Currently, we perform more than 1,800 robotic-assisted surgeries each year. NYU Langone pioneered the development and refinement of many robotic surgery techniques and procedures, including the first robotic-assisted cardiac bypass surgery, partial kidney removal with enhanced imaging, and ureteral reconstruction using the inner lining of the cheek. We were also the first in New York City to use enhanced fluorescence imaging in cardiac, gynecologic, and general urologic robotic surgeries. 

As leaders in robotic surgical techniques, we train surgeons from some of the most prestigious hospitals in the nation and from around the world in how to perform the latest robotic-assisted cardiac, thoracic, gynecologic, colorectal, and urologic robotic procedures. Last year alone, we welcomed more than 250 physicians from countries including England, Italy, Australia, France, Japan, Brazil, and South Korea, and our teaching programs have been recognized by Intuitive Surgical®. Learn more about our research and educational programs.

To make an appointment or learn more about our services, call 877-ROBO-NYU (877-762-6698). 

More About Robotic Surgery at NYU Langone

Our Team

More than 20 surgeons across six medical specialties use the most advanced technologies to perform minimally invasive robotic-assisted procedures.

Meet Our Doctors

Our Leadership

  • Michael D. Stifelman, MD
    Director, Robotic Surgery Center | Urologic Oncology, Urology

    Dr. Stifelman was appointed director of the Robotic Surgery Center in 2009. He is among the world’s most experienced robotic surgeons, with one of the largest robotic kidney and upper urinary tract reconstruction experiences nationally, and one of the largest robotic prostatectomy surgery practices in New York City. He is recognized internationally for his contributions in robotic kidney-sparing surgery, known as partial nephrectomy, for kidney cancer, as well as for his work in developing robotic urinary reconstructive procedures to correct obstructions of the upper urinary tract.

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  • Didier F. Loulmet, MD
    Director, Surgical Robotics Transcatheter Valve Program | Cardiac Surgery

    Dr. Loulmet’s surgical interests include heart valve surgery, aortic surgery, and coronary revascularization. A pioneer in cardiac surgery, he specializes in mitral valve repair using endoscopic robotic techniques.

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  • Michael Zervos, MD
    Director, Robotic Thoracic Surgery | Thoracic Surgery

    Dr. Zervos’ clinical interests focus on all aspects of thoracic oncology, including lung cancer, esophageal cancer, mediastinal tumors, and chest wall tumors. He has a particular interest and expertise in all diseases affecting the trachea and bronchi, including benign and malignant conditions.

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  • Kathy Huang, MD
    Director, Gynecologic Robotic Surgery Program | Gynecology

    Dr. Huang specializes in minimally invasive surgery. She performs more than 300 robotic-assisted procedures a year—more than 1,200 in her career—and has a special interest in endometriosis and fertility-sparing surgeries that leave the uterus intact, including myomectomies, or the removal of fibroid tumors.

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  • Mitchell A. Bernstein, MD
    Director, Colorectal Robotic Surgery Program | Colorectal Surgery, General Surgery

    Dr. Bernstein’s clinical interests focus on all aspects of colon and rectal surgery with an emphasis on malignant conditions, including colon and rectal cancer as well as benign conditions that include diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease, and rectal prolapse. Dr. Bernstein uses the robotic platform to treat all of these conditions.

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    Suzannah Sorin, PA-C, MPAS
    Physician Assistant Coordinator, Robotics Coordinator

    Ms. Sorin has been working with the Robotic Surgery Center since its establishment. She has participated in more than 1,500 robotic surgeries in various specialties at NYU Langone, and assists in teaching robotic surgery to NYU School of Medicine residents.