Northwell Health today announced the appointment of Darren I. Rohan, MD, FACS, as the first Westchester regional director of the health system’s thoracic surgery program. Advanced thoracic surgery services will be offered at both Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco and Phelps Memorial Hospital Center in Sleepy Hollow, NY, reinforcing Northwell’s commitment to enhancing surgical care in Westchester.
The new, regional Thoracic Surgery Program offers “the very latest in diagnostics, robot-assisted surgery and non-surgical medical care for chest and stomach problems, acid reflux, hiatal hernia, lung cancer, lung disease, and other chest cancers,” said Dr. Rohan.
Dr. Rohan is a member of Northwell Health’s growing medical group practice, called Northwell Health Physician Partners, and is treating patients at Northern Westchester and Phelps. “Residents of Westchester County and surrounding areas now have access to advanced minimally invasive, video-assisted and robotic-assisted thoracic procedures,” he said.
“Dr. Rohan is a leader in robotic surgery with extensive experience in robotic surgery for treatment of tumors of the chest, lung and mediastinum, and esophageal diseases. One of his specific interests and areas of expertise is treatment of hiatal hernia and gastroesophageal reflux robotically. We are proud to have one of the most accomplished surgeons in this field practicing in Westchester County at Phelps Hospital and Northern Westchester Hospital. I am certain that Dr. Rohan will bring a skill set in thoracic surgery utilizing the da Vinci robot that will benefit countless patients who otherwise would have had much more invasive thoracic procedures,” said S. Jacob Scheinerman, MD, Chair of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital.
Under Dr. Rohan’s leadership, the new Thoracic Surgery Program in the region will focus on:
- Robotic and Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
- Lung and Esophageal Cancer
- Thymus and Mediastinal Tumor
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
- Barrett’s Esophagus
- Hiatal Hernia
- Surveillance Program – Lung Cancer Screening
Dr. Rohan also serves as assistant professor of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, and is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgery, the New York Medical Society, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
About Northwell Health
Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 21 hospitals and over 550 outpatient facilities. We care for more than two million people annually in the metro New York area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 61,000 employees – 15,000+ nurses and nearly 3,400 physicians, including nearly 2,700 members of Northwell Health Physician Partners -- are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institute. We're training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine and the School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. And we offer health insurance through CareConnect. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit Northwell.edu.
About Northern Westchester Hospital
Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH), a proud member of Northwell Health, provides quality, patient-centered care that is close to home through a unique combination of medical expertise, leading-edge technology, and a commitment to humanity. Over 650 highly-skilled physicians, state-of-the-art technology and professional staff of caregivers are all in place to ensure that you and your family receive treatment in a caring, respectful and nurturing environment. NWH has established extensive internal quality measurements that surpass the standards defined by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA) National Hospital Quality Measures. Our high quality standards help to ensure that the treatment you receive at NWH is among the best in the nation. For more information, please visit www.nwhc.net and connect with us on Facebook.
About Phelps Hospital
Phelps Hospital, part of Northwell Health, is a full-service 238-bed acute care community hospital located in Sleepy Hollow, NY. With more than 1,700 employees and 500 medical staff members representing 60 medical specialties, Phelps offers one of the broadest ranges of community hospital services in Westchester County. Patients benefit from distinguished physicians, many of whom are pioneers in their field, offering the most advanced procedures using the latest technology. www.phelpshospital.org. Phelps’ primary and specialty care medical group, Phelps Medical Associates, has nearly 20 practices located on the hospital campus and in the surrounding communities. www.phelpsmedicalassociates.org