NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital Welcomes Robotic Surgeon Justin Steele, MD
Brooklyn, New York
NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital is pleased to welcome surgeon Justin Steele, MD, to its Department of Surgery. Dr. Steele specializes in robotic surgery, hepatobiliary-pancreatic and complex abdominal hernia surgery.
Dr. Steele’s arrival coincides with the acquisition of a new robotic surgery system used to perform minimally invasive procedures at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist, further evidence of the Hospital’s commitment to the latest technology and advancement in medicine. While the robot is used for many types of surgery, Dr. Steele is the only surgeon in Brooklyn utilizing this cutting-edge technology to treat complex abdominal hernias by performing a procedure called transverses abdominis muscle release (TAR) that reconstructs a patient’s abdominal wall. This robotic procedure is ideal for patients with large abdominal wall, flank or multiple recurrent incision hernias because it often results in lower recurrence rates, wound complications and recovery times.
Dr. Steele has more than ten years of experience performing general, laparoscopic, and robotic surgical procedures and has been named a Castle Connolly Top Doctor for the last two years for his work in those areas. He earned his medical degree from Stony Brook University and completed his residency in surgery at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan.
“We are very happy to have Dr. Steele join our medical staff,” said Steven Silber, DO, chief medical officer at NYP Brooklyn Methodist. “He has an excellent skill set and his expertise in robotics and hernia repair is a great demonstration of NewYork-Presbyterian’s commitment to providing the most advanced medicine to our Brooklyn communities.”
Dr. Steele sees patients at 340 Fourth Avenue in Park Slope and at NYP Brooklyn Methodist Hospital at 506 Sixth Street. To make an appointment with Dr. Steele, please call 718-499-CARE or visit www.nyp.org/brooklyn/doctor.
NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital has been providing outstanding medical care to the surrounding communities for over 135 years. Located in Park Slope, Brooklyn, the 591-bed teaching hospital, in collaboration with Weill Cornell Medicine, provides specialized services in advanced and minimally invasive surgery, neurosciences, orthopedics, digestive and liver disorders, and cancer and cardiac care. The Hospital’s Emergency Department provides separate areas for adult and pediatric patients, as well as a separate women-only area. More than 5,000 babies are delivered annually in the Hospital’s Department of Maternal Child Health. The Hospital houses Centers of Excellence for bariatric surgery and breast imaging, a cancer program accredited by the Commission on Cancer, and a New York State-designated stroke center. NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Hospital Network. For more information or to find a physician, please call 718-499-2273 or visit nyp.org/brooklyn.
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