Recalling his decision to become a surgeon, Dr. Zonenshayn says, "It's
very gratifying to play a key role in resolving a patient's pain and discomfort . . . "

Meet Martin Zonenshayn, M.D., Chief, Division of Neurosurgery, New York Methodist Hospital.

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The Institute for Advanced and Minimally Invasive Surgery

Advanced and Minimally Invasive Surgery

New York Methodist Hospital was one of the first surgical teaching hospitals in the United States. Its Department of Surgery was founded by a pioneer surgeon, Lewis S. Pilcher, M.D., who also founded the Annals of Surgery. The Hospital's Institute for Advanced and Minimally Invasive Surgery at NYM continues a proud tradition. Just as Dr. Pilcher was an advanced and innovative physician and surgeon in his time, today's NYM surgeons serve Brooklyn with the most advanced and innovative surgical techniques currently available.

The Institute offers a range of procedures involving surgical techniques that encompass laparoscopy ("key hole surgery"), endoscopy (imaging through small tubes), robotics, and other advanced surgical technologies. Advanced and minimally invasive surgery mean smaller incisions, less pain, less scarring, a shorter hospital stay, and faster recovery. They also offer more surgical options for patients.

Find a surgeon affiliated with the Institute for Advanced and Minimally Invasive Surgery or call 877.DOCS.14U (877.362.7148). Download the Institute's brochure here.

To request educational speakers or other community participation from NYM relating to the Institute for Advanced and Minimally Invasive Surgery, or for more information, please visit the relevant Community Education and Programs pages and contact the Department of Public Affairs with your request or inquiry.

Advanced and Minimally Invasive Surgery Programs


Medications and heart procedures such as stenting work effectively to keep arteries to the heart from

General Surgery

NYM general surgeons evaluate and treat a full range of complex problems.


Brooklyn's finest neurosurgeons treat brain and spine disorders.

Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder

To provide an exceptional level of care for patients who are coping with hand, wrist, and arm injuries, New York


New York based doctors use effective and minimally invasive treatments for urologic disorders and cancers.


New York City's top physicians treat abdominal aortic aneurysm, carotid arterial disease, and peripheral artery


Highly trained surgeons perform gastric band surgery, gastric bypass surgery, and sleeve gastroectomy for


New York Methodist Hospital offers minimally invasive robotic (Da Vinci System) and laporoscopic surgical

Breast Cancer

Breast conservation therapy has become a treatment of choice for many women. When this less invasive form


Laparoscopic surgery became available during the last decade of the twentieth century with the development


The best physicians and facility for thoracic surgery are in Brooklyn at New York Methodist Hospital,

Plastic Surgery

New York Methodist plastic surgeons are specialists in improving a patients’ quality of life through a range of

Other Advanced and Minimally Invasive Surgery Services

Pediatric Surgery

Children whose conditions require surgery receive care from one of the board-certified pediatric surgeons who practice at NYM. MORE

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