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Our Surgical Services in Staten Island, NY

Since opening our doors, our mission at Richmond University Medical Center has been to provide patients with top-quality care. We are proud to be considered one of the premier healthcare providers on Staten Island, NY. We honor that distinction by continuing our mission and offering a full spectrum of advanced surgical services and procedures. Discover more about the full spectrum of surgical services offered at Richmond University Medical Center.

Surgical nurse arranging surgical tools in operating room

There is a reason the Department of Surgery at Richmond University Medical Center has a long tradition of providing superior surgical services for the community. Performing over 10,000 surgical procedures a year, the Department of Surgery offers surgical treatments on both ambulatory and in-patient bases. Our team of surgeons performs comprehensive general and subspecialty surgery, including:

Richmond University Medical Center serves Staten Island as a Level I Adult and Level II Pediatric Trauma Center. Verified by the American College of Surgeons, the James P. Molinaro Emergency Department cares for over 50,000 trauma patients annually.

Our Surgical Staff and Facilities

The Surgery Department at Richmond University Medical Center includes a team of medical professionals who adhere to rigorous standards to provide the highest quality of care. We are proud to boast that our team of over 20 board-certified anesthesiologists has specialties in both adult and pediatric anesthesia. Board-certified surgeons lean on the assistance of the 18 general and specialist physician assistants who help ensure excellent care during patients’ surgical experiences with us. Physician assistant specialties include critical care, which involves post-surgical care, and subspecialty care, which covers neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery.

Surgeons at Richmond University Medical Center perform procedures in a state-of-the-art facility. The Surgical Department features 11 operating suites with the latest technology, including robotic surgical systems, surgical towers, multidetector CT scans, and digital mammography screens.

Pre-Admission Testing

Generally, physicians consider surgical procedures only after patients have exhausted other treatment options, pain and other symptoms are worsening, or a patient’s ailment affects their quality of life.

Physicians thoroughly evaluate every patient to ensure surgery is the best course of action and that patients are fit to undergo procedures. During examinations, physicians address a wide range of health topics, such as allergy information, current medications, and family medical history. In some cases, they also may perform blood tests and X-rays.

Robotic Surgery

In addition to conventional surgical methods, Richmond University Medical Center offers robotic surgery. The surgeons are trained using the versatile da Vinci robotic surgical system. With the assistance of a robot and small surgical tools attached to the arms to perform the procedure, surgeons can deliver a variety of minimally invasive procedures, including:

Many patients opt for robotic surgery over conventional methods because of the well-known advantages. Robotic surgery allows surgeons to be more controlled and precise with their movements. Patients benefit from this with the following advantages:

  • Smaller incisions
  • Less pain than conventional surgery
  • Reduced risk of complications post-surgery, including infections
  • Minimal or less noticeable scarring
  • Less blood loss
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Faster recuperation and recovery

Seek Top-Rated Surgical Care at Richmond University Medical Center

At Richmond University Medical Center, every patient we care for will receive the utmost respect and be met with professionalism and compassion during their medical journey. To ensure surgery is the proper course of action, all patients will be examined by physicians and given the appropriate tests.

In addition to traditional surgery and conventional surgical alternatives, we also offer leading nonsurgical procedures and pain management services. During examinations, physicians will discuss with patients their options and recommend treatments they believe are in the patient’s best interest.

Anyone in the Staten Island, NY, area wishing to learn more about our surgical offerings or schedule an appointment with the Surgery Department can contact us today or make an appointment.

To contact the department, call (718)-818-2420.

Fax: (718)-818-1252

To find a surgeon, call the Physician Referral Line: (800)-422-8798