General Surgery

Common surgical procedures at SBELIH include:

  • Acute care surgery
  • Benign skin and soft-tissue tumors
  • Colonoscopy
  • Diseases of the liver, spleen, upper/lower gastrointestinal systems
  • Emergency general surgery
  • Feeding tubes
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Hernia repairs (laparoscopic and open)
  • Laparoscopic appendectomy
  • Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery
  • Minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Wound care

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

A skilled nursing staff closely monitors you every step of the way -- from pre-surgical testing to recovery. SBELIH nurses take great pride in delivering an extra measure of “caring.”

Melany Hughes, MD, MPH
Melany Hughes, MD, MPH, FACS
Vice - Chief of Surgery
Board Certified General Surgery
George D. Keckeisen
George D. Keckeisen, MD
Board Certified General Surgery
 San Pak
Sang I. Pak, MD
Board Certified General Surgery