Northern Westchester Hospital Blog



Northern Westchester Hospital Colorectal Cancer Surgeon Stresses Importance of Colonoscopy

Posted on March 21st, 2014 by

Turning 50? It’s Time for a Colonoscopy. By Dr. Jerald D. Wishner, FACS, FASCRS, Co-Director, Institute for Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery and Medical Director, Colorectal Surgery Program at Northern Westchester Hospital One of the most common killers is colon cancer, yet fewer than half of eligible Americans get a colonoscopy. It’s a statistic that […]

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New York Robotic Surgeon on Colonoscopy

Posted on November 1st, 2013 by

Preventing a Precancerous Polyp from Becoming Colon Cancer 150,000 new cases of colon & rectal cancer are diagnosed each year in the United States. Screening to identify early stage tumors or precancerous polyps is critical to optimize the chance to cure this otherwise fatal disease. Colonoscopy is the optimal way to facilitate this. Despite its […]

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New York Surgeon Discusses Benefits of Laparoscopy for Seniors

Posted on October 10th, 2013 by

The Benefits of Laparoscopy are Particularly Apparent for Seniors by Jerald Wishner, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Co-Director of the Institute for Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery at NWH. Laparoscopic surgery offers many advantages when compared to similar procedures performed through a large open incision. Patients undergoing a laparoscopic surgery experience: less pain earlier return of intestinal function […]

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Dr. Jerald Wishner Explains How a Progressive Surgical System Robot Improves Colorectal Surgery and More

Posted on July 12th, 2013 by

NWH Adds Innovative Surgical Robot for Minimally Invasive Surgery by Jerald Wishner, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Co-Director of the Institute for Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery at NWH. A recent article in MD News chronicles the latest move by NWH to ensure that colorectal surgery and other laparoscopic procedures performed at Northern Westchester Hospital is more […]

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Training Simulator at Northern Westchester Hospital Helps NY Surgeons Refine Robotic Surgery Skills

Posted on November 6th, 2012 by

An Interview with Dr. Jerald Wishner The Institute for Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery (IRMIS) at Northern Westchester Hospital offers many patients an effective alternative to both open surgery and laparoscopy with the da Vinci® Surgical System. Jerald Wishner, MD, Medical Director of the Colorectal Cancer Program at Northern Westchester Hospital, and Co-Director of IRMIS […]

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