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Dr. Joseph Raccuia is a hepatobiliary and general surgeon with over 20 years of surgical expertise. His focus involves surgery of the abdomen, upper digestive tract, liver, pancreas and colon surgery. The robotic approach to these diseases has afforded a new perspective in treating selected cases where open and laparoscopic surgeries have certain limitations. In fact, the robotic technology combines all the known indications of open and laparoscopic surgery to a level, in many instances, that surpasses traditional methods of surgery. Robotic surgeries Dr. Raccuia performs include: robotic Nissen fundoplication, diaphragmatic and hiatal hernia repair, gastrectomy, colectomy, small bowel resection, operation and reoperation for benign and malignant pelvic disease and soft tissue tumors of the gastrointestinal tract. Linked to these cases are shorter hospital stays, less postoperative pain and significantly smaller incisions.
Dr. Raccuia is a graduate of the University of Rome Medical School in Italy. He initiated his surgical training at Columbia Presbyterian College of Physicians and Surgeons at Harlem Hospital in New York and went on to do two years of research on surgical hemostasis, publishing one of the only prospective randomized trials on topical hemostatic agents used in the operating room. He then spent two years at University of Paris–Sud in France with one of his mentors, Professor Henri Bismuth, a pioneer in hepatobiliary surgery.
Dr. Raccuia spent more than 11 years in surgical training after medical school and was the Chief of Hepatobiliary Surgery at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in New York for over 10 years. He brought his expertise to the Department of Surgery at NYU prior to working at CarePoint Health.
Dr. Raccuia has published dozens of peer reviewed articles that encompass his vast clinical research experience in topics such as: benign and malignant liver tumors, primary and metastatic liver tumors, biliary tract surgery for benign and malignant disease, colorectal cancer, liver cirrhosis, percutaneous biopsy techniques, liver ultrasound, pancreas surgery and retroperitoneal sarcoma—including one of few publications on first-time reoperation for uterine leiomyosarcoma. He is author of four book chapters for liver and hernia surgery. Dr. Raccuia has lectured in cities around the world—from Geneva, Paris and Brussels to Beijing, Jerusalem and beyond. He has also consulted surgeons internationally from the Caribbean Islands, the Mid-East and Western Europe.
Dr. Raccuia is a Board Certified Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the Americas Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Association, and the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. He is also one of the initial members of the international Hepato-Biliary Companion Society in Paris, France.
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