Montefiore Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery

The Montefiore Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIMIS) is the most comprehensive, state-of-the-art facility in the New York–New Jersey–Connecticut area. Among the most significant advancements in recent medical history, minimally invasive surgery has revolutionized surgery.

We are furthering education, treatment and research in the field through excellence in patient care, advancement of the latest surgical techniques and development of new technology.

Multiple Benefits of Small-Incision Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery involves using state-of-the-art, specially designed instruments to perform sophisticated surgery through small incisions in the body. In many cases, these advanced techniques are replacing traditional open surgery completely.

The benefits of minimally invasive approaches over more extreme surgery are many. There is significant reduction in blood loss, scarring and pain, which means less pain medication. Hospital stay, recovery and rehabilitation time are also drastically reduced.

World Leaders, World-Class Facility

MIMIS is a world-class facility and the premier training and research facility in the tri-state area. We have the largest residency training program in the Northeast. Our physician leaders are committed to training residents, fellows and practicing physicians from around the world in the most current minimally invasive surgical techniques.

Firmly positioned on the leading edge, Montefiore teaches both on-site and through virtual means, thanks to our sophisticated telecommunications technology. Our teleconference facility enables us to perform live surgery and broadcast it around the world in real time. In addition, we use revolutionary virtual reality teaching stations.

Test Site for New Technologies

In addition, MIMIS is constantly researching the best and latest uses of minimally invasive surgery. We serve as an introductory site for new technologies, evaluating and testing them before they're introduced to the public sector.

MIMIS is a truly unique facility, offering both our patients and healthcare professionals unrivaled access to the benefits of and advancements in minimally invasive surgical techniques and superior patient care.