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2016/09/11

The Laparoscopic Surgical Center of New York has always prided itself on having a skilled and well-respected team of surgeons. The expertise of the entire team has allowed us to address a whole host of wellness matters using the latest techniques and technologies.

With that said, we're proud to announce that our own Dr. Brian Jacob will be hosting a professional conference this week in New York City on advanced hernia repair surgery techniques. Presented by the International Hernia Collaboration (IHC), The 2nd Annual Global Symposium on Robotic-Assisted and Minimally Invasive Hernia Repair will be held at the Marriott Marquis on September 16th and 17th.

Tagged with: Hernia Repair,Laparoscopic Surgery
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2016/08/11

All phases of surgery are important. This means the pre-op planning phase, the procedure itself, and the post-operative recovery and follow-up care. This focus on all phases of a surgical procedure is what makes us one of the leading rectal and colon surgery centers in New York.

Recovering from surgery is an important concern for many of our patients. Because of this, we'd like to go over some of the basics when it comes to healing after colorectal surgery.

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2016/07/11

At the Laparoscopic Surgical Center of New York, are goal is to restore wellness and relieve pain using the latest surgical techniques. This often involves minimally invasive techniques that boast many advantages over traditional open surgery.

Laparoscopic hernia surgery is highly effective, and it allows people who have suffered from a hernia to recover quickly and safely. Let's cover some of the basics of hernia and their treatment right now.

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2016/06/11

At Laparoscopic Surgical Center of New York, we provide minimally invasive treatment for a variety of disorders of the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract and colon conditions. These conditions can be painful, affecting a person’s quality of life and ability to function; in some cases, they can even be life-threatening. It is our mission to treat these conditions in such a manner that we are able to resolve pain, restore function, and give patients back their quality of life by performing surgery that disrupts the anatomical stability and integrity of their bodies as little as possible. Our experienced, highly esteemed surgeons use the most advanced techniques and technologies available, which, in combination with their extraordinary skills, help to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients.

In treating gastrointestinal bleeding and colon conditions, our New York, NY laparoscopic surgeons hold themselves to the highest standards of excellence, keeping in mind at all times that real people with real lives are on the line. At Laparoscopic Surgical Center of New York, you’ll never have to worry about being considered just another patient, let alone just another statistic. Your care will always be our highest concern.

Tagged with: Colorectal Conditions
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2016/05/12

Discussing symptoms and medical history with a doctor may make some patients feel uncomfortable. When colon conditions are involved, many feel an added degree of sensitivity. However, colon conditions negatively impact health, may cause a number of uncomfortable side effects, and often lead to more serious complications. For these reasons, it is vital that these conditions be treated in a timely manner. Familial adenomatous polyposis, also known as FAP, is a rare genetic condition that affects the colon, and can lead to a number of complications, if left untreated. The primary risk of FAP is the development of colon cancer. In order to avoid this risk, as well as the uncomfortable side effects that are likely to develop as this condition progresses, it is important to seek medical treatment.

At the Laparoscopic Surgical Center of New York, our team of doctors offers treatment for a variety of colon conditions, including FAP. We take a conservative approach to these treatments, offering minimally invasive surgical procedures that can effectively improve colon health while minimizing recovery time. When seeking treatment for familial polyposis, our New York, NY patients should consider the benefits of laparoscopic surgery.

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2016/04/12

The team at Laparoscopic Surgical Center of New York offers excellent treatment of stomach and bowel disorders that affect people's overall health and wellness. This includes treatment of serious colon conditions and rectal problems, including obstructions and more severe problems.

We'd like to use this post to consider a type of obstruction known as volvulus, which can start as a painful case of constipation but then lead to serious issues with overall wellness.

About Volvulus

Volvulus refers to a malrotation of part of the intestine, leading to twisting of the lower bowel or colon. This is a potential cause of bowel obstruction. One of the more well-known and most common forms of volvulus is sigmoid colon volvulus, a condition common in Asia and India due to their high-fiber diet, and also common in Peru and Bolivia because of high altitude.

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2016/03/11

The team at the Laparoscopic Surgical Center of New York is proud to offer some of the safest and most effective minimally invasive treatments available today. By performing state-of-the-art surgery using laparoscopic techniques, patients are able to undergo advanced surgical procedures and recovery much faster than before.

Many patients have questions about same-day/outpatient surgery and what its benefits are over open surgery and hospital stays. Let's go over the basics of this issue right now.

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2016/02/11
Laparoscopic Surgical Center of New York is pleased to announce the publication of The SAGES Manual of Groin Pain, co-edited by our very own Brian P. Jacob, MD. This resource serves an important need that has gone largely unfulfilled until now. Each year, more than 40,000 patients seek out a diagnosis for pain in the groin, pelvis, or lower abdomen and are often frustrated by the relative lack of information available, as well as the scarcity of professionals with specialized knowledge of the subject. Although The SAGES Manual of Groin Pain is intended for surgeons, the frustration faced by patients highlights the need for a specialty or specialists focused on groin pain.
 

Dr. Jacob edited The SAGES Manual of Groin Pain along with Dr. Bruce Ramshaw, Dr. David C. Chen, and Dr. Shirin Towfigh. The manual provides surgeons with a comprehensive guide to all aspects of groin pain they might encounter at their practices. In addition to serving as an editor, Dr. Jacob also contributed as an author to several chapters, including “Chronic Post-inguinal Herniorrhaphy Pain: A Patient’s Perspective” (co-authored with David C. Chen) and “Right Inguinal Hernia with Osteitis Pubis: A Case Report of Osteitis Pubis and Ipsilateral Inguinal Hernia” (co-authored with Naif A. Al-Enazi).

Laparoscopic Surgical Center of New York would like to congratulate Dr. Jacob on the latest of his many impressive career accomplishments.

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2016/01/12

Based in Manhattan, the surgeons of the Laparoscopic Surgical Center of New York pride themselves on offering minimally invasive procedures that enhance patient wellness. We offer a whole host of state-of-the-art laparoscopic procedures, from weight loss surgery to organ removal and hernia repair.

We've received a few questions from patients about solid organ surgery, and we've like to go over the basics of the topic right now.

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2015/12/12

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, affects millions of Americans, causing them seemingly endless pain and detracting from their overall quality of life. While some of these GERD sufferers find some relief through lifestyle changes and medication, other people may only find a definitive solution through surgery, such as the state-of-the-art laparoscopic procedures we offer at Laparoscopic Surgical Center of New York. The anti-reflux surgery performed at our New York, NY surgical center offers patients the opportunity to reduce or even eliminate the symptoms associated with GERD and lead happier, healthier lives.

Are you a suitable candidate for laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery? To find out, schedule a consultation with one of our esteemed surgeons today.

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