The Hernia Institute
was created in 1997 to bring the advantages of Laparoscopic
Hernia Surgery to the New York Capital District. We have a special interest in hernia surgery
and are the only specialized hernia practice in the area.
Approximately 300 hernias per year are repaired by the Hernia
In 2006, we expanded our
practice to include surgical treatment of venous reflux (varicose
veins) using Sclerotherapy, Phlebectomy, and the VNUS Closure
In keeping with the latest advances in technology, Dr. Goldstein
is now performing single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS). This
minimally invasive procedure allows operations such as appendectomy and gall bladder removal to be performed through a single incision
in the belly button, leaving the patient with no visible scars. Dr. Goldstein is the first community surgeon
to perform this revolutionary procedure in the New York Capital District.
Watch this informative interview with Dr. Goldstein.
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