Why Our Clients Love Us


At the Laparoscopic Surgical Center of New York, we have a unified philosophy to treat our patients as we would treat our family. Our doctors work together to determine the best techniques for each surgical patient. We work arduously to help our patients feel comfortable and achieve the gratifying results they deserve.
Patient 1: The doctors are first rate in terms of surgery and particularly laparoscopic. Mark Reiner, M.D.: It's important that a group has a unified philosophy, and our philosophy has always been that patients count, do good surgery, don't operate on anyone that you wouldn't do the same thing to a member of your family, give them your cell phone number if they need it, take care of them, make sure that the result is good. Patient 2: He gave his personal cell phone number to myself, to my parents, and we have a very close family. I'm very close to both of my siblings and he even gave it to them. Brian Jacob, M.D.: It's not uncommon to see the four of us in the operating room together helping each other out to make sure that that patient's outcome is optimized. Brian Katz, M.D.: We try and promote a professional attitude to our patients. We are dedicated to patient care. Anthony Vine, M.D.: So we like to have that same gratification for ourselves that I think the patient is feeling once they have the procedure that fixes the problem.

Patient Reviews

Dear Dr. Reiner, I would like to thank you for your surgical care of my daughter. As you know , she is the joy of my life and the thought that I might lose her was too much for me to handle. Your surgical expertise and timely diagnosis made her well and brought her home to me. I found it so assuring the way you explained the situation, always answering all my questions with honesty and patience. Your warmth and caring for my daughter and my family will never be forgotten.
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by ​​​​​​​A.T.
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Very satisfying, professional.
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by ​​​​​​​Leonard P.
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Dear Dr Reiner, What a good man you are ! We want you to know how grateful we are for fitting in our old frail father so quickly and being so accommodating on all levels. We feel incredibly lucky to have a father in our hands. You have given us, his children, peace of mind knowing that you’re the best doctor to get him best odds for an easy recovery. Thank you , Thank you , for being not only an incredible doctor but also an exceptionally generous and caring human being.
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by ​​​​​​​J.M.
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Dr. Jacob, Thanks very much for an excellent procedure. From start to finish your staff was great. The pre- and post op nurses were excellent, and they even pushed me in a wheelchair to the parking garage! The anesthesiologist was excellent too… Thanks again for the professional service from all
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by ​​​​​​​Mark T.
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Hey Dr Jacob, Thank you so much for taking care of me and my friend. You went above the call of duty. You truly are one of a kind. You changed MY life, and now you changed my friend’s too. Thank You.
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by ​​​​​​​ Jim B.
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I came away with today's visit quite satisfied and relaxed. My questions were answered in a clear, concise, caring manner, as I continue the post-op journey. I received good, pragmatic advice which I am able to use in daily functioning. Dr. Vine's office assistants were also very kind. It was a model visit, and once again, made me glad that I chose Dr. Vine as a surgeon. I wish other patients and doctors will replicate the knowledge, professionalism, and thoughtfulness which were characteristic of today's visit. I will certainly try to emulate this level of care with my patients.
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by ​​​​​​​Marilyn S.
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I approached Dr. Jacob to consult whether repair of my inguinal hernia with absorbable mesh was a viable option. It was not; he opined that a lap surgery with a regular mesh would be the best choice for my big hernia, assuming I can take a gen. anesthesia. Earlier I was considering traveling across the country to have a Desarda repair, but Dr. Jacob’s confidence, competence, and support made me trust his expertise and I am glad I did. The surgery was scheduled about three weeks later; his staff was very helpful. No pain pills were needed (not even one); the next day I easily walked four miles along the beach, and three days before the week was over I found myself running intervals for about 25 min. each (I don’t remember Dr. Jacob making any restriction on running). I am grateful to be a patient of Dr. Jacob.
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by ​​​​​​​Vlad
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I could not have been more fortunate than to have been in the care of Dr. Vine and his staff They are the definition of professionalism, responsiveness and caring. I could not have been happier with every experience and interaction.
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by ​​​​​​​Andra S.
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Good Morning Dr. Jacob, Well another year is here ,and to me this is a big one, it is 5 years since my surgery…I don’t think anyone could have convinced me then that I would be here and like this 5 years later…I am not going to say it was easy getting here but I did it…I do not regret one day on the way I learned so much about myself and the strength i have. So again thank you for being such a remarkable surgeon as i have said before I believe you were given a gift to be one…I also thank you for being there always with words of encouragement , I owe my life to you and it is a debt I don’t think I can ever repay…
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by ​​​​​​​Joanne F.
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Dear Dr. Reiner, It has been 10 years since you operated and performed a Whipple procedure on my mother for carcinoma of the pancreas. Since that time she has moved to Florida and has experienced the joy of six new grandchildren and untold happiness. Our thoughts are with you everyday and thank you for giving us our mother and grandmother for these many and more years. Sincerely,
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by ​​​​​​​A.S.
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I wanted…to thank you for getting me to this point….not only are you a gifted surgeon but a very wise man…you taught me to [think positively and focus on moving forward]. I joined a gym and starting claiming my life back…and this past month they chose me to do a photo shoot for their magazine cover which will be published throughout the tri-state area…So I wanted you to see and again thank you for anything!
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by ​​​​​​​Joanne F.
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Dear Dr. Reiner, When I went to your office with my diagnosis of two inguinal hernias, I already had formed opinions of the discomfort, pain and limited activity I would suffer based on conversations with friends and co-workers. To hear you say I would be on a stationary bike or treadmill the day after my laparoscopic double hernia operation was to be frank unbelievable. However, I trusted you and was impressed by the length of time you spent explaining the procedure, going over all aspects of the surgery and recovery period. The day of the surgery came, and you made me feel at ease, told my wife what to expect and even called the night of surgery to see how I was doing. You even demonstrated exercises I needed to perform to lessen my discomfort and speed up my return to full activity. To say I was shocked is at a minimum , to find myself being able to get on and do a stationary bicycle the next day. Back to work on the third day after surgery and playing golf ( better than ever ) the following weekend . It is not often people live up to their promises , and you did. Thank you.
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by ​​​​​​​J.B.
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Dr. Jacob I wanted to thank you for the excellent outcome of my hernia repair. You treated me with respect and care. The surgery went very well and now, at the two and a half week point after surgery, I can run, lift boxes, etc and don’t ever feel the repair. You are clearly very good at what you do. Also, I want to mention that the Midtown Surgery Center staff are very good and I would not hesitate to recommend the center to anyone. All in all, I feel that I got the very best care available today.
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by ​​​​​​​TT
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