Michael Fishman, MD Named Medical Director of the Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery Program

February 20th, 2024

Michael Fishman, MD, is stepping into a new role as Medical Director of the Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery Program at Grand View Health.

Since joining Grand View in 2013, Dr. Fishman has played a vital role in enhancing the quality of our surgical services. For over a decade, he has been providing advanced laparoscopic care to patients in our community. In 2019, he led the successful integration of the da Vinci®XI™ robotic surgery system across multiple procedures, including inguinal, ventral and hiatal hernias and bariatric weight-loss surgery. To date he has performed over 750 robotic cases at Grand View Hospital.

Today, due to his efforts, Grand View surgeons use the da Vinci platform to perform colorectal, urogynecology, urological, gynecologic surgeries, along with general surgery cases, including gallbladder removal. Across all specialties, robotic surgery allows for greater precision, leading to less blood loss, less post-surgery pain and shorter recoveries for patients.

Dr. Fishman earned his medical degree at the Temple University School of Medicine and performed his internship and residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center. Dr. Fishman is fellowship-trained in both Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery, having completed his fellowship at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Recognized by his patients for being supportive and personable, Dr. Fishman has been recognized as a Top Doctor by Philadelphia Magazine five years in a row. I’m confident he’ll take our robotic and minimally invasive surgery program to new heights.

In his new role, Dr. Fishman will seek to enhance and grow our capabilities in both robotic and minimally invasive surgeries.