The Section of General Surgery at Westchester Medical Center includes general surgeons who perform routine colon and rectal procedures and treat complications of inflammatory bowel disease as well as unusual gastrointestinal malignancies which require ileo anal pouches or sphincter-sparing resections.
Multiple Surgical Services
Our department also provides surgical oncologic care for a wide range of malignancies, including those affecting the gastrointestinal tract, liver, pancreas, biliary system, breast, esophagus, melanoma and soft tissue sarcoma. We routinely perform a significant variety of advanced procedures, including hepatic resections for primary and metastatic tumors, pancreatic resections (Whipple procedure), and pelvic exenterative operations.
Our surgeons include specialists in the surgical management of diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, endocrine, pancreas and neuroendocrine tumors of the gastrointestinal tract and surgery for morbid obesity. We utilize minimally invasive laparoscopic approaches in many of these surgeries and provide advanced procedures such as:
- Nissen fundoplication
This laparoscoic surgical procedure treats gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and hiatal hernias.
Adrenalectomy is the surgical removal of one or both adrenal glands, usually due to the presence of tumors.
A common procedure in the treatment of colon cancer or diseases of the large intestine, this surgical treatment consists of resectioning (removing) of a portion of the large intestine, or colon.
- Inguinal herniorrhaphy
Used to treat hernia, this laparoscopic procedure involves four small incisions through which a surgeon repairs the hernia, leaving very little scarring.