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Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery

  • Founded: 1999
  • Purpose: To teach and train fellows and visiting surgeons in the techniques of minimally invasive surgery involving the use of videoscopically guided or assisted operative procedures.
  • Objectives:
    • To improve overall operating room (OR) organization and efficiency
    • To improve working relationships among hospital staff members and with representatives of technology manufacturers
    • to facilitate research and development of new techniques and instruments
    • to increase interest in and competence of OR personnel
    • to streamline postoperative care
  • Current research: Establishment of database registry providing comprehensive pre-, intra- and postoperative data on all gastric surgery performed by Institute faculty.
  • Contact: Ashutosh Kaul, M.D., Director, (914) 493-7614 or (914) 594-2050