At Phelps, you’ll find advanced thoracic surgery expertise
We know that the idea of thoracic (chest) surgery can be scary. You can rest assured that you are in good hands at Phelps Hospital and that the entire care team will develop a treatment plan that is right for you.
Our expert surgeons have been at the forefront of surgical technology and have pioneered new procedures for thoracic surgery. Our team performs both minimally invasive and traditional open surgeries to treat diseases of the chest. This includes procedures for lung surgery, esophageal surgery, anti-reflux surgery, and hernia surgery, among others.
Dr. Darren Rohan is the Westchester Regional Director of the Thoracic Surgery Program and was the first thoracic surgeon in the United States to use the da Vinci Xi® Surgical System for chest surgery.
Dr. Darren Rohan
Phelps Hospital uses state-of-the-art surgical technology
The da Vinci Xi robot is used for minimally invasive procedures, which let your doctor operate through a few tiny cuts instead of one large opening. This type of procedure has benefits for both you and your doctor. Having a robot-assisted surgery may help you recover faster, experience less pain, and you may be able to go home from the hospital sooner.
Using the robot’s camera allows your doctor to see a 3-D image of your lungs or chest area, which is magnified 10 times greater than what can be seen with a person’s normal vision. Your surgeon’s hands also have precise control over the tiny tools that are attached to the robot’s arm. Learn more about robotic surgery and explore FAQs.
Robotic surgery is less invasive and can mean reduced pain and a quicker recovery time.