Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery. The Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens, Long Island City, New York, USA.
Dr. Tsin graduated from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, School of Medicine in 1965. He trained as an Endocrinologist at the Instituto de Endocrinologia of the Instituto Nacional de la Salud, Haedo, Province of Buenos Aires. He is Board Certified in Endocrinology in Argentina. In 1968, he attended a conference in coelioscopy given by Dr. Raoul Palmer. This conference was the beginning of his interest in diagnostic laparoscopy in polycystic ovaries and infertility, as he participated as an observer during numerous laparoscopies in 1969.
Dr. Tsin moved to the USA in 1971 and trained in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Roosevelt Hospital, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York City, under the supervision of Dr. Thomas F. Dillon, a pioneer in laparoscopy. He is certified by the Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Laser Surgery in the USA.
Dr. Tsin was in charge of the Reproductive Endocrinology Clinics at Roosevelt Hospital and the Knickerbocker Hospital in New York City. In 1987, he transferred to The Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens, where he was the Director of Gynecology, a position he held for 15 years. Since 2002, he has been the Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery at The Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens.
During Dr. Tsin’s career, he has developed techniques for minimally invasive surgery, including:
- The Laparoscopy Leash;
- Minilaparoscopy Assisted Natural Orifice Surgery (MANOS);
- The Laparoscopy Rein;
- Transvaginal Cholecystectomy without abdominal ports; and
- Secured Independent Tools (SIT): a deployment system for instruments, lights, cameras and micro robotics.
In addition, Dr. Tsin has described safe practice modifications for laparoscopy and natural orifice surgery. He is a member of the New European Surgical Academy, natural orifice surgery working group. Furthermore, Dr. Tsin has participated in the safe implementation of Natural Orifice Transvaginal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) in many countries.
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