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General Surgery

The General Surgery Division provides minimally invasive (laparoscopic) as well as traditional (open) surgical treatment options to thousands of patients each year, including those with:

  • Hernia
  • Gallbladder disease and gallstones
  • Gastro-esophageal reflux disorder (GERD)
  • Pancreatitis
  • Appendicitis
  • Diverticulitis disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Biliary (liver) diseases
  • Trauma.

Minimally Invasive Treatment and Diagnostic Procedures
Along with traditional, open operations, the divisionís surgeons perform many therapeutic procedures using minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques, including those for complex hernias and gallstones as well as gallbladder disease. In fact, Mount Sinai Beth Israel is one of the cityís first hospitals to acquire state-of-the-art, high-definition laparoscopic equipment.

Minimally invasive surgery provides patients with the advantages of less pain, a shorter recovery time and a faster return to all activities.

Diagnostic procedures such as colonoscopies and endoscopies are also done laparoscopically.

Multidisciplinary Approach and Interdisciplinary Support
Due to the nature of general surgery and the collegial environment of Mount Sinai Beth Israel, the Division of General Surgery routinely integrates its treatment of patients and works closely with other services requiring assistance. For instance, surgeons in the Bariatric Surgery Program often work with endocrinologists regarding obese patients with diabetes. Trauma patients are often admitted through the Emergency Department (ED) and their surgical care is typically delivered in seamless collaboration with the ED team.

Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn
The Brooklyn Division of Beth Israel is an integral member of the Department of Surgery. The surgical staff hold a weekly teaching conference and, via teleconferencing technology, participates in weekly educational conferences at the Manhattan campus of Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Furthermore, surgical residents work at both Manhattan and Kings Highway campuses.

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