Robotic Surgery

Mount Sinai Queens offers the latest in technologically advanced robotic surgery using the da Vinci® Xi robot. This high-tech system enables our specially trained, skilled surgeons to perform delicate and complex procedures with a precision that is difficult to achieve with more traditional methods, and leads to excellent patient outcomes. Additional patient benefits include less bleeding and pain, lower risk of infection, quicker recovery, and smaller, less noticeable scars.

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery 

Robot-assisted surgery is used in bariatric (weight loss) surgery to perform Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy as well as complex revisions of bariatric procedures.  

General Surgery/Endocrine Surgery

The robotic approach has allowed our surgeons to repair abdominal wall hernias that were historically only able to be corrected through open surgery or more debilitating and painful laparoscopic procedures. We also offer robotic-assisted colon surgery that results in better oncologic outcomes for cancer patients as well as shorter hospital stays and a quicker return to normal life. Additionally, our surgeons are also able to offer more precise operations for pancreatic and adrenal conditions.

Urologic Surgery

Robot-assisted surgery is performed for many types of urologic conditions, including benign and malignant (cancerous) conditions of the prostate and kidney. In addition to the usual advantages of decreased pain, less intraoperative bleeding, and improved cosmesis (appearance of the skin), with less scarring, robotic prostatectomy may be associated with a beneficial impact in preserving erectile function, shorter hospital stay, and faster return to work.

Meet Our Team 

Eric D. Edwards, MD
Chief of Surgery
Director, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Gustavo Fernandez-Ranvier, MD
Endocrine Surgery

John Sfakianos, MD

Nikhil Waingankar, MD
Urology and Urologic Surgery