Hernia U Live: Robotic Paraoesophageal Hernia Repair | LiveFrom New York City

May 13, 2021 | 8:15 am EDT - 10:15 am EDT

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Rasa Zarnegar, MD
Rasa Zarnegar, MD
Dr. Rasa Zarnegar is an Associate Professor of Endocrine/Minimally Invasive Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and Surgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
As the Director of the Motility Center at Weill-Cornell, his two major areas of focus include:
• Foregut Disorders: Hiatal/Paraesophogeal Hernia, GERD, Achalasia, Gastric and complex GI disorders
• Endocrine Disorders: Thyroid, Parathyroid, Adrenals
Dr. Zarnegar has focused on minimally invasive approaches for the management of these disorders and currently performs over a 150 robotic procedures a year. He is widely published and been involved in multiple studies assessing outcomes in reflux and esophageal surgery. Dr. Zarnegar has written over 100 peer reviewed articles and 9 book chapters in the field of Cancer and Surgery and has had the privilege of presenting his work both nationally and internally.
Tanuja Damani, MD
Tanuja Damani, MD
Dr. Damani is the Surgical Director for Center for Esophageal Health at NYU Langone Health and Associate Professor of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. She has been in practice for over 15 years, and her surgical experience includes over 3,000 laparoscopic procedures and over 1,000 robotic procedures. She specializes in fundoplications and LINX/magnetic sphincter augmentation for gastroesophageal reflux, hiatal and paraesophageal hernia repairs, and myotomy for achalasia. A significant part of her practice is revisional robotic surgery for prior failed fundoplications and hiatal hernia repairs. Dr. Damani is a national proctor and case observation surgeon in the field of robotic foregut surgery, and is one of the four national mentors for robotic foregut surgery selected by the American Foregut Society.

Dr. Damani is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, serves on the Foregut Task Force and Robotics committee for of the Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, and sits on the Program Planning committee for the American Foregut Society. She has several publications in peer-reviewed journals on robotic and esophageal surgery.


Flavio Malcher, MD
Flavio Malcher, MD
Director Abdominal Wall Program Department of Surgery Montefiore Medical Center, NY

Assistant Professor of Surgery Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY

Governor-Americas Hernia Society