Tag Archives: Minimally invasive surgery

Ask the Urologist: What You Need to Know about PSA and the Increase of Metastatic Prostate Cancer in the US

Posted on: August 19, 2016

By Dr. Warren Bromberg  

In 2012, the US Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) stunned the medical and lay community with its recommendation against routine prostate-specific antigen tests or, PSA screenings, for prostate cancer. This screening can detect high levels of PSA that may indicate the presence of prostate cancer. The Task Force gave PSA screening a grade of “D” primarily based on the results of the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovary (PCLO) trial, reported in 2009, which showed no difference in prostate cancer incidence or mortality between the screening and control groups after 7 years. Since this seminal declaration, screening has decreased from 33% to 18.7% in men aged 55-69 years, the age range generally thought to be most critical in identifying and treating the second-leading cause of cancer death in men.

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New York Surgeon Discusses Benefits of Laparoscopy for Seniors

Posted on: October 10, 2013

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.

Wishner,(Jerald Wishner, MD)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
  • earlier ambulation
  • shorter hospitals stays
  • earlier return to their baseline activities

These advantages can be particularly important to the elderly.

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

Posted on: July 12, 2013

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.

Wishner,(Jerald Wishner, MD)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 precise than even more. Using the da Vinci Surgical System Robot is paramount for NWH surgeons.  This pioneering instrument is proving to be an appreciated top choice for the department, and perhaps a game changer for doctors at NWH in Westchester County.

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NY Robotic Surgeon Explains Minimally Invasive Surgery with the da Vinci® Robot

Posted on: October 8, 2012

Robot-assisted Surgery Got its Start on the Battlefield

by Dr. Warren Bromberg

The original destination for guided robotic surgery was the battlefield: The hope was that expert surgeons could operate on injured soldiers remotely. While these plans have yet to pan out, robotic technology has been adapted for civilian use.

Northern Westchester Hospital now has two such devices, the da Vinci® Surgical System.  

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