Institute for Advanced and Minimally Invasive Surgery

The Institute for Advanced and Minimally Invasive Surgery

NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital was one of the first surgical teaching hospitals in the United States. Its Department of Surgery was founded by a pioneer surgeon, Lewis S. Pilcher, M.D., who also founded the Annals of Surgery. The Hospital's Institute for Advanced and Minimally Invasive Surgery at NYP Brooklyn Methodist continues a proud tradition. Just as Dr. Pilcher was an advanced and innovative physician and surgeon in his time, today's NYP Brooklyn Methodist surgeons serve Brooklyn with the most advanced and innovative surgical techniques currently available.

The Institute offers a range of procedures involving surgical techniques that encompass laparoscopy ("key hole surgery"), endoscopy (imaging through small tubes), robotics, and other advanced surgical technologies. Advanced and minimally invasive surgery mean smaller incisions, less pain, less scarring, a shorter hospital stay, and faster recovery. They also offer more surgical options for patients.

Find a surgeon affiliated with the Institute for Advanced and Minimally Invasive Surgery or call 877-DOCS-14U (877-362-7148).

To request educational speakers or other community participation from NYPBMH relating to the Institute for Advanced and Minimally Invasive Surgery, or for more information, please visit the relevant Community Education and Programs pages and contact the Department of Public Affairs with your request or inquiry.

Advanced and Minimally Invasive Surgery Programs

Cardiothoracic

Medications and heart procedures such as stenting work effectively to keep arteries to the heart from

General Surgery

NYP Brooklyn Methodist general surgeons evaluate and treat a full range of complex problems.

Neurosurgery

Our neurosurgeons treat brain and spine disorders.

Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder

To provide an exceptional level of care for patients who are coping with hand, wrist, and arm injuries,

Urologic

Our doctors use effective and minimally invasive treatments for urologic disorders and cancers.

Vascular

Top physicians treat abdominal aortic aneurysm, carotid arterial disease, and peripheral artery

Bariatric

Highly trained surgeons perform gastric band surgery, gastric bypass surgery, and sleeve gastroectomy for

Gynecologic

NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital offers minimally invasive robotic (Da Vinci System) and laporoscopic

Breast Cancer

Breast conservation therapy has become a treatment of choice for many women. When this less invasive form

Laparoscopic

Laparoscopic surgery became available during the last decade of the twentieth century with the development

Thoracic

The best physicians and facility for thoracic surgery are in Brooklyn at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital,

Plastic Surgery

NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital plastic surgeons are specialists in improving a patients’ quality of life

Other Advanced and Minimally Invasive Surgery Services

Pediatric Surgery

Children whose conditions require surgery receive care from one of the board-certified pediatric surgeons who practice at NYPBMH.