General Surgery Specialist

New York Minimally Invasive Surgery, PLLC

Marina Kurian, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery located in Upper East Side, New York, NY & Astoria, NY

No one relishes the thought of surgery, but sometimes, it’s the best way to preserve and improve your health. General surgery at New York Minimally Invasive Surgery, PLLC, offers effective treatment with the benefit of shorter recovery times and less pain. Contact Marina Kurian MD, FACS, FASMBS, and the team at their New York City-based offices in Manhattan’s Upper East Side and the Financial District, and in Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island. They also have additional offices in Harrison, Great Neck, and Lake Success, New York. Call or book online to learn more.

General Surgery Q&A

What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery?

Traditional surgical techniques required large incisions and often long recovery times. Minimally invasive surgery is at the cutting edge of surgical technology, and it can be a much safer option for patients undergoing many types of surgical procedures.

Dr. Kurian is a board-certified surgeon, and she’s specially trained in minimally invasive techniques. She uses tiny incisions, specialized cameras, and small surgical instruments to access the body and perform surgery without making a large incision.

People who have minimally invasive surgery may experience faster recovery times and less pain than if they’d had open surgery. Other benefits include less blood loss, lower risk of infection, and lower risk of complications after surgery.

What surgical procedures are available?

At New York Minimally Invasive Surgery, PLLC, Dr. Kurian offers a range of bariatric and general surgical procedures. She covers many clinical areas, including:

Hernia repair

Hernias are common, and they occur when internal organs push through your abdominal muscle wall. Two of the most common types of hernias are incisional hernias and hiatal hernias. Hernias don’t heal on their own, but Dr. Kurian offers minimally invasive surgery to repair hernias and reduce your risk of complications.

Gallbladder surgery

The gallbladder is a nonessential organ that aids in digestion. Most people never have issues with their gallbladders, but gallstones or other complications may necessitate gallbladder removal. Dr. Kurian offers minimally invasive gallbladder surgery for patients with gallbladder problems.

Lipoma surgery

Lipomas are fatty tumors found just below the skin. Dr. Kurian operates on lipomas, along with other masses and cysts found on the arms, legs, and trunk.

How is GERD treated?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is an extremely common condition that affects about 20% of American adults. It occurs when stomach acid travels backward into your esophagus, and it can cause complications like esophagitis.

Dr. Kurian offers two different treatments for GERD. The first is the LINX ® Reflux Management System, a small, flexible ring that’s placed at the upper opening of your stomach to prevent the backflow of stomach acid.

Fundoplication is another minimally invasive procedure for GERD. It involves surgically strengthening the stomach opening to help keep acid in your stomach and not in your esophagus.

Surgical treatment could improve your health. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Kurian to learn about your options. Call the office or request an appointment online.