Sergei Dolgopolov MD General Surgeon NYC
Valery Dronsky MD General Surgeon NYC
Roman Grinberg MD General Surgeon NYC
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Surgical Experts Dedicated to Improving Lives

At Lenox Hill Surgeons, our dedicated team of nyc surgeons and medical professionals provide compassionate care with the highest ethical & professional standards. In our state of the art facility, we offer surgical services using only the most cutting edge and current procedures and treatments.We specialize in general surgery, including extensive experience in performing hernia repair surgery. Our expertise is in minimally invasive surgery and robotic surgery. Minimally invasive and robotic surgery often allow patients to experience easier recovery than traditional open surgery. They also allow for more precise and less traumatic surgery. When robotic and minimally invasive surgery is not an option, we are also skilled and experienced in traditional open surgical procedures.

All of our doctors are experienced and skilled surgeons having undergone extensive training in school, residency and fellowships. They all practice medicine with ethical behavior, compassion and superb bedside manner. In the operating room they all exhibit precise mechanical abilities, analytical thinking and the ability to visualize tissue in three dimensions. These innate and learned skills allow our surgeons to be some of the most dexterous and skilled professionals in all of New York City and the Country.

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Recent Awards

We are honored and deeply appreciative to have consistently received prestigious awards and recognition year after year, establishing us as one of New York’s foremost hospitals for a wide range of general surgeries, safety measures, specialized procedures, and overall excellence in healthcare. At Lenox Hill Surgeons, our unwavering commitment lies in delivering exceptional care and unwavering support to our patients, guaranteeing their safety and successful recovery throughout their entire surgical experience.

Hospital Quality Awards

Americas 50 best hospitals award 2022 2023-best surgeons nycAmerica’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2023, 2022)

Top 1% in the nation for providing the highest clinical quality year over year.

Best Surgeons NYC-America's 100 Best Hospitals Award Healthgrades

America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

Top 2% in the nation for consistently delivering clinical quality year over year.


America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2023, 2022, 2021)

Top 5% in the nation for consistently delivering clinical quality.

Helathgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award 2022 2023 - Best General Surgeons

Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2023, 2022)

Top in the nation for providing excellence in patient safety by preventing infections, medical errors, and other preventable complications.

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards


Americas 100 best cardiac care award | Healthgrades

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award™ (2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in heart bypass surgery, coronary interventional procedures, heart attack treatment, heart failure treatment, and heart valve surgery.


America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention Award™ (2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in coronary intervention procedures (angioplasty with stent).


America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery Award™ (2023, 2022, 2021)

Superior clinical outcomes in prostate removal surgery and transurethral resection of the prostate.

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Monthly Archives: May 2024

Minimally Invasive Surgery: Benefits and Procedures

Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) has revolutionized the field of surgery, offering numerous benefits over traditional open surgery. This guide explores the advantages and common procedures associated with minimally invasive techniques.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery involves smaller incisions compared to traditional surgery, which leads to several key benefits:

  • Reduced Pain: Smaller incisions result in less tissue damage, leading to decreased postoperative pain and discomfort.
  • Shorter Recovery Time: Patients typically experience faster recovery times, allowing them to return to normal activities sooner.
  • Lower Risk of Infection: The smaller incisions used in MIS reduce the risk of infection and other complications.
  • Minimal Scarring: With less tissue disruption, patients benefit from minimal scarring and improved cosmetic outcomes.
  • Reduced Blood Loss: MIS techniques often involve less blood loss during surgery, reducing the need for blood transfusions.

Common Minimally Invasive Procedures

Several surgical procedures can be performed using minimally invasive techniques. Here are some of the most common ones:

Laparoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopic surgery uses a thin, flexible tube with a camera and light at the end (a laparoscope) to view the inside of the abdomen. Surgeons make small incisions to insert surgical instruments and perform procedures such as gallbladder removal, hernia repair, and appendectomy.

Arthroscopic Surgery

Arthroscopic surgery is used to diagnose and treat joint problems. A small camera, called an arthroscope, is inserted into the joint through a tiny incision. This technique is commonly used for procedures on the knee, shoulder, elbow, and wrist.

Robotic-Assisted Surgery

Robotic-assisted surgery involves the use of robotic systems to enhance the precision and control of the surgeon. The surgeon operates the robot from a console, allowing for highly accurate movements. This technique is often used for complex procedures such as prostate surgery, hysterectomy, and cardiac surgery.

Endoscopic Surgery

Endoscopic surgery involves using an endoscope, a flexible tube with a camera, to access internal organs and tissues. This technique is commonly used for gastrointestinal procedures, such as removing polyps from the colon or treating conditions like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Patient Eligibility for Minimally Invasive Surgery

Not all patients are candidates for minimally invasive surgery. Factors such as the type and severity of the condition, patient health, and previous surgical history play a role in determining eligibility. A thorough evaluation by a qualified surgeon is essential to decide the best surgical approach.

Preparing for Minimally Invasive Surgery

Preparation for MIS involves several steps, including preoperative evaluations, discussing medication adjustments, and understanding the procedure and recovery expectations. Patients should follow all preoperative instructions provided by their surgeon to ensure the best possible outcomes.

Postoperative Care and Recovery

Postoperative care following MIS is typically less intensive than traditional surgery. Patients can expect shorter hospital stays, quicker return to normal activities, and less postoperative pain. However, it is crucial to follow the surgeon’s postoperative instructions to promote optimal healing and prevent complications.

Minimally Invasive Surgery: Conclusion

Minimally invasive surgery offers numerous benefits, including reduced pain, shorter recovery times, lower risk of infection, minimal scarring, and reduced blood loss. Understanding the procedures and preparing adequately can help ensure a successful outcome.

For expert guidance on minimally invasive surgery and to determine if you are a candidate, contact Lenox Hill Surgeons.

155 East 76th Street
Suite 1C
New York, NY 10021
Phone: 646-846-1136