Robotic Surgery for Digestive & Gastrointestinal Conditions
At NYU Langone’s Robotic Surgery Center, our specially trained, highly experienced surgeons are at the forefront of robotic surgery for both benign and cancerous gastrointestinal and digestive diseases.
Minimally invasive surgery has long been a cornerstone in the treatment of people who have gastrointestinal diseases and disorders. For certain people, a minimally invasive approach decreases recovery time, so you can move on to the next phase of your care as quickly as possible.
Our gastrointestinal surgical oncologists and colorectal surgeons were among the first in the United States to use robotic techniques in the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers. We manage many types of cancer, including bile duct cancer, colorectal cancer, esophageal cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, primary peritoneal cancer, and stomach cancer. Other tumors that can be removed with robotic-assisted surgery include tumors of the adrenal gland, spleen, small intestine, and retroperitoneum.
Robotic surgery can also be used to manage benign conditions, including the following:
- acid reflux, which is also called gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD
- Crohn’s disease
- esophageal diverticulum
- fistulas between the colon and bladder
- fistulas between the rectum and urethra
- fistulas between the rectum and vagina
- hiatal hernia
- rectal prolapse
- ulcerative colitis
Robotic surgery to manage digestive and gastrointestinal conditions is performed by the following doctors:
- Mitchell A. Bernstein, MD
- Steven Cohen, DO
- Brian P. Harlin, MD
- Christian J. Hirsch, MD
- Elliot Newman, MD
- Jamie Levine, MD
- Josef Shehebar, MD