Associate Professor of Surgery (General Surgery)
Chief of Gastrointestinal Surgical Oncology, NYU Langone Medical Center
Member of NYU Group Surgical Associates
“Robotic surgery facilitates a minimally-invasive surgical approach to many gastrointestinal cancers—pancreas, bile duct and liver, gastroesophageal; and particularly for colorectal cancers that are situated in the lower rectum. In this type of procedure, the robot’s precision and maneuverability can make it easier to preserve the patient’s normal bowel function and avoid the need for a permanent colostomy.”
To make an appointment with Dr. Newman by phone, call his office at 212-731-5466, or call the GI Surgical Oncology Nurse Coordinator, Carol Wind Mitchell, at 212-731-6002.
Dr. Newman specializes in the surgical treatment of gastrointestinal cancers and is the Chief of GI Surgical Oncology at the NYU Cancer Institute. A board-certified general surgeon with extensive experience in both open and minimally-invasive procedures, he uses robotic surgery to facilitate a minimally-invasive approach to the surgical removal of tumors that are difficult to operate on purely laparoscopically—including certain colorectal cancers, cancers involving the liver, bile duct and pancreas, and cancers of the esophagus and stomach.
Dr. Newman received his medical degree from NYU School of Medicine in 1986. He went on to complete his post-doctoral training at NYU Langone Medical Center, then did both research and clinical fellowships at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center before joining the NYULMC faculty in 1996.