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Surgeon-designed for enhanced safety and technology

State-of-the-art surgical facilities

Considered by many to be the best hospital for advanced surgical procedures in Eastern Suffolk County, Peconic Bay Medical Center features one of the Northeast's most modern and well-designed surgical pavilions, the award-winning Kanas Center for Advanced Surgery, which includes the state-of-the-art daVinci Robotic Surgical System.

The Kanas Center for Advanced Surgery

Designed in consultation with top surgeons to maximize surgical efficiency and patient safety, the Kanas Center features six state-of-the-art surgical suites. It is a top choice of the region’s best surgeons for complex bariatric surgery, cancer surgery, colon and rectal surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, thoracic surgery, and urologic and urogynecologic procedures.

For more information about the Kanas Center, click here.

The daVinci Robotic Surgery System

Designed to enable incredibly precise, complex surgery using a minimally invasive approach, the daVinci Surgical System enables smaller incisions, less pain and blood loss, shorter hospital stays, and faster recoveries. Our experienced robotic-certified surgeons have performed thousands of robotic-assisted surgeries.

For more information about PBMC's daVinci Robotic System, click here.

General Surgery

Because of the Kanas Center with its daVinci Robotic System and other advanced technology capabilities, general surgery at Peconic Bay Medical Center is safer for patients, ranked in the Top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation and among the Top 10 hospitals in the State of New York with a five-star rating from the oldest and largest independent health care quality ratings agency in the country, and rated in the top three hospitals in both the Tri-State Area and all of New York State for patient safety by a leading national consumer rating agency.

Peconic Bay Medical Center's expert team of surgeons, anesthetists and perioperative staff perform a wide range of surgical procedures with consistently excellent outcomes.

Peconic Bay's staff strives to ease the hospital stay for patients by offering sensitive pre-surgical preparation, by utilizing the most highly developed and up-to-date surgical techniques and by working to minimize postoperative discomfort.

Common problems treated by general surgeons at Peconic Bay Medical Center include hernias, breast tumors, gallstones, appendicitis, pancreatitis, bowel obstructions, colon inflammation and colon cancer.

The Kanas Center for Advanced Surgery

  • Ranked in the top 10 percent in the nation for general surgery
  • Designed with input from top surgeons to maximize patient safety and surgical capability
  • Surgical venue for our Joint Commission-designated Center of Excellence for Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery
  • Home of the sophisticated, minimally invasive daVinci Robotic Surgery System.

Learn more about this remarkable advance in surgical technology and safety.

One of the most advanced surgical facilities on Long Island, the 21,000-square-foot Kanas Center pavilion comprises open spaces and natural lighting which offer a comfortable and confidence-building environment for patients and their families. Each 650-square-foot operating room is equipped with the latest in-patient safety equipment, surgical technology and real time audio and video feeds:

  • Latest generation physiological monitoring and anesthesia systems
  • State-of-the-art computer-controlled air filtration system to protect against airborne infections
  • The highest definition monitors and latest generation of medical video systems for exceptional viewing capability
  • Audio and video connections allowing real-time consultations or teaching applications anywhere in the world
  • Advanced LED lighting producing true to life color accuracy with virtually no shadows Surgical field video linked to pathology microscopes
  • Instant access to patient imaging studies, electronic medical records, pathology, intra-operative imaging
  • Ergonomic room design means less surgical fatigue, fewer distractions, and faster surgeries

The Kanas Center also features an in-unit patient registration suite that includes a 12-bed ambulatory surgery area with individual bedside flat-screen televisions; four private pre-surgery anesthesia suites; and a 12-bed post-anesthesia care unit with advanced patient monitoring.

The daVinci Robotic Surgery System

Certified robotic surgery expertise means safer surgeries and faster recoveries

Cervone.pngAgostino Cervone, MD
Board Certified: General Surgery Robotic Certified: daVinci Surgical System

Denis James Nankervis, DO
Board Certified: General Surgery

Contact us: (631) 548-6000

Call to schedule an appointment with one of our experts. Representatives are available on weekdays from 8am to 6pm and weekends from 9am to 5pm.

Ruffo.pngBrett E. Ruffo, MD
Dual Board Certified: General Surgery & Colorectal Surgery Robotic Certified: daVinci Surgical System

Ragheed Saoud, MD
Board Certified: Single Port robotic-assisted surgery using the daVinci robotic surgery system

Steven Paul Ouzounian, MD
Board Certified: General Surgery Robotic Certified: daVinci Surgical System

Benefits of minimally invasive surgery with the da Vinci System:

  • Smaller incisions
  • Less pain
  • Lower risk of infection
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster recovery
  • Less scarring

A sophisticated platform designed to enable incredibly precise, complex surgery using a minimally invasive approach, the daVinci Surgical System represents a remarkable advance in surgical technique. Peconic Bay was the first community hospital in Suffolk County to have this technology.

In conventional laparoscopy—the previous standard in minimally invasive surgical technology—the surgeon operates while standing and uses hand-held, long- shafted instruments which have no wrists, and the surgeon must view a two- dimensional video monitor to see an image of the target anatomy and rely on their patient-side assistant to position the camera correctly.

In contrast, the daVinci Surgical System's ergonomic design allows surgeons to operate from a comfortable, seated position at the console with their eyes and hands positioned in line with the instruments.

Powered by state-of-the-art robotic technology, the da Vinci System is designed to scale, filter and seamlessly translate the surgeon's hand movements into precise, delicate movements, which in turn result in an intuitive interface with breakthrough surgical capabilities. The da Vinci Surgical System's fail-safe design minimizes risk of human error when compared with traditional surgical approaches.

The daVinci Surgical System has three main features:

  1. A surgeon console, which includes a video screen, hand controls and foot pedals
  2. A vision tower and bedside cart, which is equipped with four robotic arms — one that holds a three-dimensional, high-definition endoscope camera and three that feature miniaturized wristed instruments
  3. A high-performance three-dimensional, high-definition vision system

By providing surgeons with superior visualization, enhanced dexterity, greater precision and ergonomic comfort, the da Vinci Surgical System makes it possible for more surgeons to perform minimally invasive procedures involving complex dissection or reconstruction. This ultimately raises the standard of care for complex surgeries, translating into numerous potential patient benefits.

For the patient, a daVinci procedure can offer all the potential benefits of a minimally invasive procedure, including less pain, less blood loss and less need for blood transfusions. Moreover, the da Vinci System can enable a shorter hospital stay, a quicker recovery and faster return to normal daily activities.

Robotic Assisted Procedures

Colon, Rectal, Urologic and Pelvic Floor Surgeries

  • Anal surgery
  • Colon surgery
  • Colorectal cancer treatment
  • Prostate cancer surgery
  • Rectal surgery
  • Urogynecology procedures
  • Urologic surgeries

Gastrointestinal and Hernia Surgeries

  • Achalasia Surgery
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Bilateral hernia repair
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Gastroparesis surgery
  • Hernia repair without mesh
  • Incisional hernia repair with mesh

Thoracic Surgeries

  • Chest surgery
  • Lobectomy
  • Lung removal surgery
  • Lung valve operation
  • Lymphoma surgery
  • Partial lung removal surgery
  • Thoracic oncology procedures

Listen to the experts

Dr. Agostino Cervone discusses Peconic Bay Medical Center’s leading-edge robotic surgery program.