Minimally Invasive Surgery
The Laparoendoscopic Surgery Center at Staten Island University Hospital remains at the forefront of this procedure and serves as a training center for surgeons developing their skills, both individually and through group conferences. In addition, members of our laparoendoscopic faculty have been selected to travel throughout the world, lecturing and demonstrating their techniques.
What is laparoendoscopic (minimally invasive surgery) surgery?
Laparoendoscopic surgery differs from traditional surgery in that no large incisions are necessary. Instead, the surgeon inserts a rigid tube less than 1/2-inch diameter through the abdominal wall. This tube (known as a laparoscope), is attached to a tiny video camera. This image "seen" by the laparoscope is transmitted to a monitor in the operating room. The surgeon inserts various instruments through an additional set of tiny holes and operates while viewing the procedure on the video monitor.
The Laparoendoscopic Surgery Center was founded at Staten Island University Hospital in 1990 as surgeons there became the first on Staten Island, and among the first in New York City, to perform major surgical procedures without large incisions. Today, laparoscopy is revolutionizing the practice of surgery, and surgeons at the Laparoendoscopic Surgery Center remain at the forefront of its development. The Center's surgeons represent a broad range of sub-specialties. Many are actively involved in research and the publication of scientific papers. The Center is a major training facility for surgeons throughout the country who are learning the many intricacies of laparoendoscopic surgery. Surgeons from the Laparoendoscopic Surgery Center have lectured and demonstrated their techniques throughout the United States and around the world.
Laparoendoscopic (minimally invasive surgery) procedures performed:
- laparoscopic common bile duct exploration
- incisional/ventral - inguinal - revision
- gastrostomy tubes - jejunostomy tubes
- Hiatal hernia repair
- Nissen fundoplication
- Heller myotomy
- Roux en Y gastric bypass - gastric banding - sleeve gastrectomy - obesity surgery revision
- Colon surgery
- diagnostic - therapeutic - gastrotomy tube placement
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy -