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Laparoscopic and robotic liver and pancreatic surgery is a new and emerging field. Surgeons need not only extensive experience in traditional operations on the liver and pancreas but also separate laparoscopic and robotic training and experience. Dr. Dmitri Alden has extensive training and experience in laparoscopic and robotic liver and pancreatic surgery.

Please note: Dr. Alden accepts insurance if he participates with your plan. Additionally, if Dr. Alden does not participate with your insurance plan, Dr. Alden’s office is frequently able to obtain pre-authorization from your insurance plan based on the uniqueness of his specialty. We will contact your insurance company to understand your benefits and additionally submit them for you. You will enjoy the luxury and benefit of academic medicine in a top rated concierge environment without the hassle of long hospital waiting room times and paperwork. Most policies reimburse patients for most of the cost of surgery. Our surgical coordinator will help you with a quote.

In addition to an office-based consultation, the NYC liver cancer & pancreatic cancer surgeon offers remote consultations to patients and medical professionals anywhere in the world. Please call our office for details.

Laparoscopic and robotic surgery procedures are extremely challenging technically and require major physical effort, concentration, and mental capabilities to be completed safely. The reward is quick healing and recovery, a short hospital stay, faster access to additional necessary treatment, and an excellent cosmetic outcome. Such operations leave virtually no scars on the abdomen. Critics state that scars are irrelevant to the patient being treated for major cancer. Our surgeons think otherwise.

My appendix decided to act up so I ended up at the Lenox Hill ER. Dr. Alden performed my laparoscopic appendectomy. It was the most uneventful surgery ever. Minimal post-op pain, after one day I switched to Tylenol. Two days after that, no need for Tylenol. It’s been three weeks now and I can’t even tell where the punctures are. Completely healed without a trace.
Dr. Alden is an amazing surgeon. ~ Google

We take the psychological aspects of surgery very seriously. Good cosmetic results might not be the primary concern of our patients, but they are extremely important to many. The absence of large disfiguring scars improves not only the patient’s physical condition and performance status but also their mental well-being and overall quality of life, which many patients are concerned about.

Laparoscopic and Robotic Cancer Surgery Procedures Performed

  1. Liver resection (open approach): right/left hepatectomy, lobectomy, sectoral and segmental anatomic resections, non-anatomic resections
  2. Laparoscopic liver resection
  3. Robotically assisted liver resection using the da Vinci Robot system
  4. Vascular resection and reconstruction of the liver blood vessels (portal vein, hepatic artery, and vena cava)
  5. Microwave Ablation (MWA) of liver tumors including minimally invasive transcutaneous and laparoscopic ultrasound-guided procedures
  6. Implantation of an intra-hepatic pump for intra-arterial chemotherapy
  7. Biliary reconstruction and repair including intra-hepatic complex cases requiring multiple bile duct connections
  8. Surgery to correct portal hypertension (porto-caval, meso-caval, and other types of surgical shunts)
  9. Whipple procedure
  10. Distal pancreatectomy (currently almost exclusively performed with the da Vinci Robot system)
  11. Surgery for chronic pancreatitis (Puestow procedure, Frey procedure)
  12. Laparoscopic surgery for pancreatic pseudocysts (almost exclusively done laparoscopically or with the da Vinci Robot system)
  13. Other laparoscopic surgeries of the upper abdomen for problems of the stomach, spleen, and adrenal gland
  14. Surgery for extremely large abdominal tumors (sometimes extracorporeal blood circulation or venous bypass is used)

Laparoscopic and Robotic Cancer Surgery Technology Overview

Current developments in surgical techniques, instrumentation, and technology have made minimally invasive surgical procedures possible on the liver, bile ducts, and pancreas. These procedures, while rarely offered worldwide, are routinely performed with great success by Dr. Alden at Lenox Hill Hospital.

For more information pertaining to Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery or to schedule a consultation with the Laparoscopic and Robotic Cancer Surgeon, please feel free to contact the NYC Liver, Pancreatic & Bile Duct Oncological Surgeon, Dmitri Alden, MD, FACS, today by phoning his New York office (212) 434-6216 or contacting us online.

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Dmitri Alden, MD, FACS

(212) 434-6216

186 E 76th Street,
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