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Meet Our Robotic Surgery Team

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At Richmond University Medical Center in Staten Island, New York, we use the da Vinci robotic surgical systems to perform a host of procedures with greater efficiency, as well as to promote a speedier recovery for our patients. Our surgeons who work with these devices are highly qualified, trained, and experienced, so you can trust their expertise and accuracy in treating your condition.

Our Physicians

Loren J. Harris, MD, FACS, FCCP

Loren J. Harris, MD, FACS, FCCP
Chair, Department of Surgery
Chief, General Thoracic Surgery
Board-certified – General and Thoracic Surgery

Loren Harris, MD, FACS, FCCP, received his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine in 1987, where he graduated in the top 10 percent of his class and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He then completed his training in General and Cardiothoracic Surgery at New York University Medical Center and has been in clinical practice for over 20 years. He specializes in minimally invasive surgery using the latest robotic techniques for both benign and malignant diseases of the lung, esophagus, and mediastinum, which reduce post-operative pain and hospital stay while improving overall outcomes.

Alex Barkan, MD, MBA, FACS, FASMBS,

Alexander Barkan, MD, MBA, FACS, FASMBS
Chief, Bariatric Surgery
Director, Bariatric and Metabolic Institute
Board-certified – General Surgery

Alexander Barkan, MD, MBA, FACS, FASMBS, is a board-certified general surgeon who received his medical degree from St. Georges School of Medicine. He completed his general surgery residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn and went on to receive his fellowship training in minimally invasive surgery as well as laparoscopic and robotic surgery. He has been practicing for 15 years. In addition to performing the full spectrum of general surgery, his specialties include bariatric surgery. Dr. Barkan has performed thousands of bariatric surgery procedures since entering the field of weight loss surgery in 2006. Dr. Barkan has also developed several cutting-edge procedures including robotic surgeries. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He also holds a master’s degree in Business Administration.

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If you would like to meet with one of these expert physicians and discuss whether robotic surgery might be a viable option for you, schedule an appointment today.