Surgical Procedures & Innovations

NYP/Columbia surgeons perform scarless operations for a variety of procedures that previously required abdominal incisions and considerable recovery time.
  • Retro-uterine surgery: In female patients, gallbladder removal, or cholecystectomy, is performed through a small internal incision behind the uterus. This procedure is known as a retro-uterine cholecystectomy. Appendectomy can be performed using the same technique.
  • Single port surgery, in which articulating instruments are inserted through a single incision in the navel, is utilized for cholecystectomy, appendectomy, and gastric sleeve obesity surgery.
  • Endoscopic procedures performed through the mouth with a suturing device on a standard endoscope for revision/ restorative obesity surgery to tighten an enlarged stomach pouch after gastric bypass. The same endoscopic technology is used to perform endoscopic stomach plication (ESP) as a primary weight loss procedure.
  • Single Port
  • Endoscopic/Natural Orifice Procedures
  • Surgical Instrumentation

In the past, gallbladder surgery required major abdominal surgery that left patients with a long scar.

Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery creates small scars.

Now, natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) eliminates even those small scars.