Throughout its history, Lenox Hill Hospital and its Department of Surgery have had a reputation for providing stellar care to its patients. Our surgeons have been leaders in the field of surgery since the hospital’s founding in 1857.
Lenox Hill has been first in multiple medical modalities over the years, including:
- First physical therapy department in the nation
- First tuberculosis clinic
- First coronary angiogram
- First ICU in New York
- First gynecologic oncologic surgeon in the world
- First coronary artery angioplasty in the nation
- First coronary artery stent in New York,
- First hospital-based sports medicine center in the U.S.
This list of superb leaders includes faculty who were the pioneers in the use of surgical stapling techniques to the earliest proponents of laparoscopic surgery in New York City and presently includes leaders in the modern use of robotic techniques in operating theatres. The Department of Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital consists of faculty members who are innovators, leaders and pioneers in their respective fields.
We are not resting on our laurels.
Since 2012, we have added thirteen new members of the department. We have created new divisions in minimally invasive surgery, acute care surgery and hepatobiliary surgery.
We’ve created the new Department of Plastic Surgery from what used to be a division within the department. Lenox Hill Hospital’s two robot surgery machines are assisting surgeons on a daily basis. Our surgeons are available and operating 24 hours per day, seven days a week.
We’ve expanded our ambulatory surgical procedures and now perform many at our facilities in Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital (MEETH) which has been an integral part of Lenox Hill since 2000.
The Department of Surgery remains committed to education. We train future generations of general, vascular and plastic surgeons, in addition to educating physician assistants and medical students. Our residency program in general surgery has been fully accredited and was recently granted approval for expanding the number of residents that we train. Our general and vascular surgery residents are involved in multiple research projects which they publish and present nationally and internationally each year.
Quality remains one of our highest priorities. Each week every Department of Surgery patient encounter within the hospital is reviewed by a committee made up of surgical and nursing leaders with the goal of improving the quality of care that is provided to our patients. Not only does this scrutiny allow us to avoid problems but it educates future surgeons and leaders to do the same in their careers throughout the country.
Our partnership with Northwell Health has expanded our future potential. Our multiple clinical practice facilities allow us exposure in many of the areas in which our patients live, thus bringing the surgeons closer to the communities and referring physicians. Our faculty and resident staff take advantage of our centers for learning and innovation, surgical simulators, and access to research in the world renowned Feinstein Institute for Medical Research.
At Lenox Hill Hospital, and particularly within the Department of Surgery, our focus remains providing the most advanced and best care on a personal level to our patients. The department strives to attract the very best surgeons, residents, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and ancillary personnel.
Gary Giangola, MD
- Chairman of Surgery - Vascular Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital
- Medical Board President of Surgery - Vascular Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital
- System Chief Vasc Surg Srvcs of Surgery - Vascular Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital
- Chief of Surgery - Division of Vascular Surgery, North Shore University Hospital
- Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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