Lisa Dresner, MD
About Brooklyn General Surgeon Dr. Lisa Dresner
Dr. Lisa Dresner is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical School who joined the Surgery faculty in 1993. She is an Associate Professor of Surgery, is Board Certified in General Surgery, and Surgical Critical care. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Association of Breast Surgeons.
Dr. Dresner practices general surgery with a special focus on the surgical evaluation for women with suspected breast cancer, determined by mammogram or clinical breast exam.
Dr. Dresner’s academic responsibilities are centered around surgical education. She was appointed a Vice Chair of Surgical Education in 2019. She is the program director of the General Surgery Residency Program at Downstate, and is the Associate Designated Institutional Officer for Institutional Oversight.
After a consultation with Dr. Dresner for Breast disease, the patient’s additional care is coordinated by the doctor’s staff. Each woman receives assistance with scheduling and completing her plan of care, which may include further diagnostic radiology studies, biopsy, chemotherapy before or after Dr. Dresner’s surgery, radiation therapy, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and psychosocial support.
The multidisciplinary team at our home institution, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, collaborating with Dr. Dresner, includes medical school faculty in Radiology, Pathology, Medical Oncology, Oncology, and Reconstructive Surgery, along with Mammographers, Therapists, Oncology Nurses, Social Workers, and Health Educators. The physicians participate in weekly tumor conferences to determine the individualized treatment plans for breast cancer patients. Dr. Dresner’ s patients also have access to clinical trials of new modalities of breast cancer treatment.
Dr. Dresner’s expertise includes:
- Treatment of benign and malignant breast diseases
- Management of diseases of the gastrointestinal system including small bowel obstruction, diverticular disease, colon cancer and peri-anal disease
- Repair of hernias including ventral/incisional, inguinal, umbilical, and epigastric
- Surgical treatment of gallbladder disease (Cholecystectomy)
- Surgical treatment of benign soft tissue and skin tumors
- Tracheostomy and tracheotomy
- PEG and open gastrostomy tube placement
- Pre- and post-operative critical care of surgical patients
- Management of single and multiple organ failure