Skills that Contribute to Successful Patient Outcomes
| Dr. John M. Cosgrove, Chairman, Surgery.
|The Department of Surgery, under the leadership of Dr. John
Cosgrove, is continually moving forward and achieving successful
outcomes for their patients. Their overriding goal is surgical
excellence. “Our surgical team is second to none, and we take
pride in the advanced procedures our surgeons use in addressing
many challenging situations,” stated Dr. Cosgrove.
Bronx-Lebanon offers a full range of general and subspecialty
surgical services, including gastrointestinal, thoracic, trauma/
emergency surgery, and critical care. Minimally invasive procedures
are increasing to serve the needs of the community. Advanced
laparoscopic surgeries are also now utilized.
plastic surgeons provide cosmetic and reconstructive surgery,
while vascular surgery specialists offer both a non-invasive
testing laboratory and minimally invasive techniques, including
endovascular procedures for patients with aortic and peripheral
In the Urology area (an integral part of the Department of
Surgery), services were expanded to include advanced surgical
approaches to kidney diseases.
Urologists also provide treatment
for erectile dysfunction, as well as surgery, when necessary, for
urinary incontinence and prostate cancer. “The laparoscopic and
minimally invasive procedures we utilize for our patients, including
those with renal and urological problems, are translating into
less time spent in the hospital and a speedier recovery,” stated
Dr. Joseph Silletti, Chief, Urology.
|Dr. Joseph Silletti, Chief of Urology, performing
procedure on patient, with assistance from Evelyn Rivera, Surgical
Technician, Operating Room.
surgeons are also
responding to difficult
challenges by performing
cutting edge operative
procedures for cerebral,
gastrointestinal problems, as well as colon cancer, among
numerous other conditions. For children and adolescents,
the Pediatric Surgery Division uses sophisticated technology
to provide the highest level of care.
Surgeries range from
emergency appendectomies in adolescents, to complex
intestinal operations in newborns. Most procedures are done
laparoscopically. Bronx-Lebanon’s neonatologists, pediatricians,
and pediatric anesthesiologists provide the appropriate
consultation and follow up.
In emergency situations, the Department of Surgery works
closely with the ER staff to provide 24/7 coverage.
surgery are brought to the Operating Room for necessary
intervention. There, the OR nurses and staff provide surgeons
with necessary support. The OR team works in newly modernized
operating and recovery rooms. It is noteworthy that the OR
maintains among the lowest surgical site infection rates in
New York State, a tribute to the high quality care provided.
|Dr. John M. Cosgrove, Chairman, Surgery, performing surgical
procedure with OR team.
|Dr. Ajay Shah, Associate
Program Director, Surgery,
performing breast surgery