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:
Gallbladder disease and gallstones
Gastro-esophageal reflux disorder (GERD)
Inflammatory bowel disease
Biliary (liver) diseases
Minimally Invasive Treatment and Diagnostic
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
Multidisciplinary Approach and Interdisciplinary
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
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