Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery

The Minimally Invasive Surgery Center at NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital specializes in advanced laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery. The center offers the latest in orthopedic surgery, bariatric weight loss surgery and digestive surgery to address diseases of the esophagus, adrenal gland, spleen, colon and gallbladder, as well as, treatment of reflux (GERD); Paraesophageal Hernia Repair and achalasia (a swallowing disorder).

The Center is part of NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital’s Center for Surgery with operating rooms that are twice the size of the average OR and equipped with the latest technology including hi-def video capabilities. The OR suites and larger and brighter patient recovery suite, balance aesthetics with technology for an optimal healing environment. The center has its own entrance next to the Center for Rehabilitation Services.

The Hudson Valley Center for Digestive Health in the Medical Office Building adjacent to the hospital offers an outpatient procedure suite where colonoscopies, endoscopies and testing for digestive conditions is offered.

NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital also was the first in the area to perform Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery on gallbladder patients. SILS is a procedure that uses only one small incision as opposed to three in traditional laparoscopic surgery, leaving no scaring and speeding healing time.

Advanced laser technology for cataract surgery available at NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital

Cataracts are areas of cloudiness in the eye that occur when proteins in the lens clump together and don’t allow light to properly pass through. The changes gradually impair vision, which sometimes progresses to blindness. Surgery to remove the cataracts and replace the lens was once the only treatment option.

NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital offers a procedure that uses new technology to more effectively treat cataracts and provide patients with the highest level of care. It is called femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery and allows the ophthalmologic surgeon to perform the procedure bladelessly. Instead of cutting into the cornea, a high-tech laser is used to soften the cataract and break it into small pieces for removal by the surgeon.

The advantages of the laser option over the traditional cataract surgery are greater precision for the doctor, and quicker healing, less trauma and less downtime for the patient.

To make an appointment with an ophthalmologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital:

Phillip Calenda, MD
NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Hudson Valley

Kayvan Keyhani, MD

Kerline Marcelin, MD

To read a article by Dr. Phillip Calenda of NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Hudson Valley, click here.