The Department of Surgery at Richmond University Medical Center has a long tradition of providing superior surgical services for the community. At this premier institution, our team of surgeons performs comprehensive general and subspecialty surgery, including:
The department performs over 10,000 surgical procedures a year, in both an ambulatory and inpatient basis. The hospital serves Staten Island as a Level I Trauma Center, responding to 1,000 traumas a year with excellent outcomes. The hospital also boasts 11 operating suites with the latest technology, including surgical towers, multidetector CT scans and digital mammography screens.
Richmond University Medical Center has a state-of-the-art cystoscopy suite for performing lithotripsy cases. We perform over 7,000 endoscopies every year, and are now currently completing a new Ambulatory Services Project with six new endoscopy suites and new Pre-Admission Testing offices.
The Surgery Department is supported by an outstanding team of 22 board-certified anesthesiologists with specialties in both adult and pediatric anesthesia. We also provide an excellent pain management service, offering leading nonsurgical procedures as well as conventional surgical alternatives, and 18 general and specialist physician assistants to ensure excellent care during your surgical experience at Richmond University Medical Center.
Michael O. Bernstein, M.D., F.A.C.S., Chairman of Surgery
Mark Song, M.D., F.A.C.S., Chief of Vascular Surgery
Akella Chendrasekhar, M.D., F.A.C.S. Director of Trauma
Xin Li, M.D., Vascular Surgeon
Jeffrey Cane, MD, Director of Thoracic Surgery
Theresa Dombrowski, RN, Assistant Vice President Peri-Operative Services
Regina Arminas, Executive Assistant & Residency Coordinator
Theresa Mineo, Billing Services
To contact the department, call 718-818-2420.
To find a surgeon, call the Physician Referral Line: 800-422-8798.