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NWH's Minimally Invasive Colon Surgery Helps Patients Heal Faster

Michael discusses his robotic colon surgery experience with Dr. Jerald Wishner at NWH.
Michael discusses his robotic colon surgery experience with Dr. Jerald Wishner at NWH. Video Credit: Northern Westchester Hospital

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- After being diagnosed with a condition that required colorectal surgery, Michael was faced with the decision on where to seek treatment. After extensive research and consultation, he and his wife were led to Dr. Jerald Wishner and Northern Westchester Hospital.

Wishner is the director of Minimally Invasive and Colorectal Surgery and co-director of the Institute for Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Northern Westchester Hospital. Once Michael and his wife were introduced to Wishner, they knew they'd come to the right place. "Dr. Wishner's off-beat sense of humor really sold us, and he explained the procedure and really put us at ease," said Michael.

In the operating room Wishner performed minimally invasive robot-assisted colon surgery using the innovative da Vinci Surgical System. This robotic-assisted system at Northern Westchester Hospital puts sophisticated robotic surgical instruments in the complete control of specially trained surgeons. The result is unparalleled precision and visualization at the surgical site, and provides patients like Michael smaller incisions, faster recover and a quicker return to normal routines.

Thanks to the reduced invasiveness of the da Vinci Surgical System, Michael enjoyed greater post-surgery mobility sooner as well as a shorter hospital stay. He also appreciated the care of the hospital staff. "The environment really made it conducive to healing, and I would recommend Dr. Wishner and Northern Westchester Hospital to any patients."

To find out whether minimally invasive daVinci surgery is right for you, visit the Institute for Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Northern Westchester Hospital, or call 877-469-4362.

To find a physician, contact Northern Westchester Hospital at 877-469-4362, or submit a request online.

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