THE CENTER FOR
ADVANCED LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY

at St. LUKES'S-ROOSEVELT
HOSPITAL CENTER


GARTH H. BALLANTYNE, M.D.
F.A.C.S., F.A.S.C.R.S.

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


CONTACT US AT:
1-800-LAP-SURG or
ghb@lapsurgery.com

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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 Hospital, Columbia University and the
Cathedral of St. John the Devine
are siuated on contiguous sites in Morningside heights.

 

St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
is a teaching hospital of Columbia University.


 

FACILITIES:

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.

 

EDUCATION PROGRAMS:

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.

 


 MORE INFORMATION:
CALL 1-800-LAP-SURG

EMAIL ghb@lapsurgery.com
or browse these other pages:

  • MAIN MENU for The Center for Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • GARTH H. BALLANTYNE, M.D. - BACKGROUND AND TRAINING Dr. Ballantyne's background, training, academic career and clinical experience are outlined. In addition a full list of his PUBLICATIONS and LECTURES are inluded on linked web pages. Finally, the INSURANCE PLANS in which Dr. Ballantyne participates are indicated on another linked page.
  • LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY - A new type of surgery that decreases the size of incisions used by surgeons that causes less pain and speeds recovery compared to traditionsl surgical techniques. It is also called Keyhole Surgery, Band Aid Surgery and Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • CENTER FOR ADVANCED LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY - A new state of the art laparoscopic surgery center at a major university teaching hospital in Manhattan. Our Center is based at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center which is a Teaching Hospital of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
  • LAPAROSCOPIC COLECTOMY - Laparoscopic removal of a part of the colon for diverticulitis, colon cancer, rectal cancer, colorectal cancer, Crohn's Disease, Chronic Ulcerative Colitis, rectal prolapse, volvulus, sigmoid volvulus, cecal volvulus or constipation.
  • LAPAROSCOPIC CHOLECYSTECTOMY - Surgical removal of the gallbladder for gallstones, cholelithiasis, acute cholecystitis, chronic cholecystitis, choledocholithiasis, biliary colic or common bile duct stones.
  • LAPAROSCOPIC INGUINAL HERNIA REPAIR - Surgical repair of inguinal hernia, femoral hernia, double hernia, recurrent hernia, groin hernia, indirect hernia or direct hernia.
  • GASTRO-ESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE (GERD) - Hiatal hernia, heartburn, acid reflux, Barrett's esophagus, reflux esophagitis, or esophageal stricture.
  • THERAPY OF GASTRO-ESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE - Treatment of hiatal hernia, heartburn, acid reflux, reflux esophagitis, Barrett's esophagus or esophageal stricture.
  • SURGICAL TREATMENT OF GASTRO-ESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE - Selection of patients and selection of a surgeon for Laparocopic Nissen Fundoplication.
  • LAPAROSCOPIC NISSEN FUNDOPLICATION - Surgical repair of a hiatal hernia, acid reflux or heartburn.
  • WHICH IS ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE? TRADITIONAL WESTERN MEDICINE, MODERN EXPERIMETAL MEDICINE or LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY.
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