Ambulatory Care

Due to less invasive procedures and quicker healing times, about 85% of our surgeries are performed in the Advanced Ambulatory Care Center. Ambulatory surgery patients are educated prior to their scheduled surgery to ensure that they fully understand the procedure, ensuring both patient and family have all their questions answered to their satisfaction. 

Our goal is to provide streamlined patient care in a beautifully designed contemporary environment. The team of healthcare professionals includes dedicated nursing staff, certified operating room nurses, certified registered nurse anesthetists, certified operating room technicians, and board-certified specialists in anesthesiology, gastroenterology, general surgery, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and urology.

For patients requiring a more extended stay, the Medical-Surgical and Intensive Care Units provide award-winning professional nursing staff who closely monitor patients every step of the way, from admission to discharge. Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital nurses and physicians take great pride in delivering an extra measure of “care” to our patients. 

Some of the most common surgical procedures performed include minimally invasive procedures, appendectomy, gallbladder procedures, hernia, colon resection, other gastrointestinal procedures, venous ulcer care, and wound care including management of complex wounds.

General Surgery

With state-of-the-art laparoscopic instrumentation, minimally invasive surgery is performed with maximum results. Enhanced ancillary services, including pathology, histology, cytology, microbiology, and pre-surgical diagnostics, support positive outcomes. SBELIH was the first hospital on Long Island to acquire and operate with the Olympus 4K Ultra High Definition Surgical Camera System, leading-edge surgical equipment that allows superior visualization.

Stony Brook Medicine 
Melany C. Hughes, MD, MPH, FACS

Vice Service Chief, SurgerySBELIH

Stony Brook Medicine Meeting House Lane Medical Practice
George D. Keckeisen, MD, FACS
Sang I. Pak, MD

General Surgery Office - Greenport: (631) 477-5386
Advanced Ambulatory Surgical Services: (631) 477-5350