At Hackensack University Medical Center’s Division of General Surgery, we perform thousands of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures each year — many using advanced minimally invasive techniques.
In the Hackensack University Medical Center Division of General Surgery, all of our surgeons and staff are dedicated to the pursuit of excellence. We are guided by our commitment to providing advanced and appropriate care, delivering the best possible outcomes, and maintaining open communications with you and your family.
All of our surgeons are highly trained and board-certified in their practice areas. We perform thousands of inpatient and outpatient procedures to treat a wide range of abdominal medical conditions in adults, including:
- Hernia surgery
- Groin/inguinal hernia
- Ventral/incisional hernia
- Complex ventral hernias/abdominal wall reconstruction
- Gallbladder and biliary diseases
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), hiatal hernia
- Bariatric (weight loss) surgery
- Diseases of the colon and rectum
- Colon and rectal cancer
- Diseases of the stomach
- Diseases of the intestines
- Emergency surgery
- Liver surgery
- Pancreas surgery
- Diseases of the spleen
- Endocrine surgery
Our surgeons have advanced training and extensive experience using the latest minimally invasive surgical approaches — including laparoscopic, endoscopic, and robotic technology — to enhance safety and quality in the operating room and provide optimal patient outcomes. Our surgeons also use innovative methods and techniques to control pain after surgery to minimize the use of opioid pain medications.
By using minimally invasive surgical techniques and following our Enhanced Recover After Surgery (ERAS) protocols, our surgeons have been able to reduce the length of stay, improve recovery time, and lower the incidence of complications for patients. Our surgeons also follow evidence-based protocols to reduce surgical site infections.
Our surgeons have access to the latest surgical technology, including fluorescence imaging to improve the visibility of organs and tissues and assess blood flow during surgery. We use advanced robotic surgical technology to achieve outstanding patient outcomes, shorten recovery time, and lower the risk of post-surgical complications.
Advanced Robotic Surgery
Hackensack University Medical Center has one of the highest volume robotic general surgery programs in the country, giving our patients access to some of the nation’s most experienced general surgeons — and the most advanced robotic technology.
Quality and Safety
Our surgeons follow evidence-based protocols to reduce the incidence of surgical site infections and help patients recover quickly and safely.
Experience and Excellence in Robotic Surgery
Hackensack University Medical Center was the first center in New Jersey and the northeast to perform robotic surgery and one of the first in the country. Our hospital has a long and distinguished history in robotic surgery, and our surgeons are leaders and innovators in the field. They use robotic technology for virtually all surgeries. Most people are candidates for this approach.
Our hospital has one of the highest volume robotic general surgery programs in the country, giving our patients access to some of the nation’s most experienced general surgeons — and the most advanced robotic technology. We also are one of only a few medical centers nationwide with an ambulatory robotic surgery program, allowing us to provide same-day robotic surgical care at our Center for Ambulatory Surgery using the da Vinci X Robotic Surgical System®.
Our technology and expertise allow us to offer several innovative robotic procedures. As a result, our patients who undergo robotic surgery achieve excellent outcomes, shorter recovery times, less pain, and fewer complications.
Our general surgeons are some of the region’s most experienced in ventral hernia repair and complex abdominal wall reconstruction using robotic technology. During abdominal wall reconstruction, surgeons use robotic technology to reinforce surrounding tissues. This approach reduces the chance that the hernia will recur.
Training the Next Generation of Surgeons
The surgeons at Hackensack University Medical Center’s Division of General Surgery are committed to educating the next generation of surgeons and use their expertise and experience to provide advanced fellowship training on the latest surgical procedures and techniques. We offer two fellowship opportunities:
- A Robotic Surgery Fellowship, the first general surgery fellowship in the nation dedicated solely to robotic surgery techniques
A Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) Fellowship, one of the oldest minimally invasive surgery fellowship programs in the country, which provides fellows with extensive experience in a broad range of advanced bariatric and general surgery laparoscopic surgical techniques.