Dr. Jerald D. Wishner to Present “Next Evolution in Robot-Assisted Colorectal Surgery” at Executive Conference

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The conference will focus on the clinical and economic value of da Vinci Surgery

Jerald Wishner, MD

"This advanced technology is enhancing the skills of highly-trained surgeons by providing greater visualization and dexterity when performing minimally invasive procedures."

Northern Westchester Hospital announced today that Jerald D. Wishner, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Co-Director of the Institute for Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery and Medical Director of the Colorectal Surgery Program will be presenting on advanced robot-assisted colorectal surgery techniques. The conference will focus on the clinical and economic value of da Vinci Surgery and is being hosted by Intuitive Surgical on December 4, 2014 in New York City.

Dr. Wishner is the first surgeon in the region to perform advanced robot-assisted procedures for patients requiring colon resection for both benign and malignant disease. Northern Westchester Hospital is a designated observation training facility and surgeons are traveling from across the United States to observe Dr. Wishner perform these leading-edge procedures.

“This advanced technology is enhancing the skills of highly-trained surgeons by providing greater visualization and dexterity when performing minimally invasive procedures,” stated Dr. Wishner. “We are now able to perform procedures through smaller incisions and with less trauma to our patients. This approach results in smaller scars, less blood loss, a shorter hospital stay, and in many cases a faster recovery.”

Surgeons at Northern Westchester Hospital perform the highest volume of robot-assisted surgeries in the region utilizing two da Vinci robotic surgical systems. The hospital’s multispecialty robotics program includes expertise in colorectal, urology, gynecology, oncology, and general surgical procedures. Robot assisted surgery requires a great deal of training. In addition to learning by observing surgical cases at Northern Westchester Hospital, surgeons are able to utilize a training simulator to master various robotic surgery techniques. This system works similarly to a flight simulator that pilots use when training to fly jet airplanes. The device simulates a surgical environment, enabling surgeons to gain greater familiarity with instrumentation and perfect the skills necessary to meet the stringent requirements for performing robot-assisted surgery.

About Jerald D. Wishner, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Jerald Wishner, MD is the Co-Director for The Institute for Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery and the Medical Director for the Colorectal Surgery Program at Northern Westchester Hospital. Dr. Wishner is Fellowship trained in both colorectal and minimally invasive surgery, has received advanced training in robot-assisted surgery, and has been designated as a trainer for robot-assisted General and Colorectal surgery by Intuitive Surgical.

Dr. Wishner performs advanced colon resections using robot-assisted surgery for both benign and malignant disease and is one of the first surgeons in the U.S. to conduct single incision robot-assisted gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He has published numerous articles in the field of general surgery and helped develop minimally invasive surgical techniques for a variety of procedures including colon resection for benign and malignant disease, gallbladder removal, anti-reflux surgery for hiatal hernias and chronic heartburn, hernia surgery, pancreatic and splenic surgery.

About Northern Westchester Hospital
Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH) 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. More than 700 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). Our high-quality standards help to ensure that the treatment you receive at NWH is among the best in the nation. For a complete list of our services, please visit http://www.nwhc.net.

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Mark Vincent
Northern Westchester Hospital
914.666.1200

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