About

The skilled surgeons at the Division of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery are trained in all of the latest minimally invasive techniques, including robotic surgery and single-incision surgery. The benefits of a minimally invasive approach include a shortened hospital stay, decreased postoperative pain, improved cosmetic results and a rapid return to normal activities.

Our goal is to get patients back to their presurgical routine quickly without compromising quality of care. From social work to home care to evening appointments, our team members offer the entire range of services that patients need and deserve for a speedy and comfortable recovery.

A new standard of gynecologic care

Robot-assisted, minimally invasive techniques are becoming the gold standard for many gynecologic surgeries at Northwell.

Traditional laparoscopy gives surgeons a 2D view and tools that can move in three directions. With the robot, your surgeon can see a high-definition 3D view inside of your body and control delicate instruments that move in seven different directions, much like a human wrist. The robot is completely under your specialist’s control throughout the entire surgery.

More people than ever are now candidates for minimally invasive surgery. Before robotic technology transformed the operating room, many patients were not candidates for a minimally invasive approach due to factors such as prior surgical history, age, obesity or other complex needs. With the addition of robotic technology, Northwell surgeons can proudly offer minimally invasive options to the vast majority of our patients.

This benefit is especially important for women who are diagnosed with gynecological cancers. Studies show that women who receive surgery for a gynecologic cancer and leave the hospital after a shorter period of time have far fewer complications and improved outcomes.

Clinical expertise

While our doctors remain diligent in furthering their education and skill in these state-of-the-art operations, many Northwell Health physicians also take part in training their colleagues from all over the world. When you choose Northwell, you’re choosing a leading level of precision and care. 

Several Northwell Health locations have earned the title of a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (COEMIG) by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists and the Surgical Review Corporation by demonstrating a superior level of proficiency in these surgical techniques.