THE CENTER FOR
ADVANCED LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY
GARTH H. BALLANTYNE, M.D.
BOARD CERTIFIED IN:
GENERAL SURGERY & COLON AND RECTAL SURGERY
DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR ADVANCED LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY
CHIEF, DIVISION OF LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY
ST. LUKE'S - ROOSEVELT HOSPITAL CENTER
PRACTICE LIMITED TO LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY
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The Center for Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center is unique in New York
City for its concentration of experienced laparoscopic surgeons who are prepared to work in close consultation
with referring physicians to match treatment with patient needs and preferences.
St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
is a teaching hospital of Columbia University.
Dr. Ballantyne primarily operates at the St. Luke's Hospital Site of St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. St.
Luke's Hospital was built in Morningside Heights in 1896 at the same time that construction of The Cathedral of
St. John the Devine and of Columbia University commenced. The photograph above shows St. Luke's Hospital
surrounded by the Cathedral (foreground right) and Columbia University (left and top). Moreover, new buildings
were built at both this site as well as at the Roosevelt Hospital site within the last five. As a result, St.
Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center offers the newest and most modern facilitiues in New York City. Patient care
and treatment facilities at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center include:
STATE-OF-THE-ART OPERATING ROOMS:
Laparoscopy is performed on both an inpatient and ambulatory basis in recently constructed, state-of-theart
operating rooms at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Because we conduct studies jointly with leading
suppliers of medical instruments, our surgical suites are equipped with the most advanced laparoscopic
technologies, including three-dimensional digital imaging, intraoperative ultrasound, and the "harmonic scalpel"
-a recent advance that protects against the possibility of surrounding tissue damage during surgery.
PLEASANT INPATIENT ROOMS:
The Hospital Center's attractive patient rooms are located in new and renovated hospital buildings at two West
Side locations: the St. Luke's Division, adjacent to the Columbia University campus, and the Roosevelt Division,
a few blocks south of Lincoln Center. Special amenity rooms and suites, available at both sites for an additional
fee, offer luxury furnishings and a variety of extra personal services.
CONVENIENT OUTPATIENT CARE:
Dr. Ballantyne's office for consultation, patient evaluation and post-operative follow-up care is located on the East
Side in a stately townhouse. The address is 50 East 69th Street between Park Avenue and Madison Avenue.
As part of St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, a teaching affiliate of Columbia University College o Physicians
and Surgeons,.the Center for Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery offers continuing medical education programs
leading to certification for the practice of several laparoscopic surgery procedures.
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