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How to Ease Your Fear of Surgery

Jun 7, 2016


Many patients are too afraid to have surgery that will improve their life. There's even a name for this, it is called "tomophobia." But if you suffer from tomophobia and have surgery scheduled or you want to schedule it but are too afraid, the following is evidence why PBMC is a choice you should consider. Some of the reasons why your anxiety can be managed by your surgeon, your anesthesiologist and yourself include:

  •  Highly-skilled fellowship-trained physicians and top surgical technicians who are certified and trained for working in the operating room.
  • Because of the Kansas Center and its da Vinci Robotic System and other advanced technology capabilities, general surgery at Peconic Bay Medical Center is safer for patients, it is ranked in the Top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation for general surgery 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.
  • Many procedures are done in our ambulatory surgical center requiring IV sedation rather than a general anesthesia. Procedures done this way allows most patients to leave the recovery room bed and go home.
  • Smaller incisions are used when laparoscopic surgery is performed - this decreases the risk of infection as the other name for procedures using this technology is minimally invasive surgery (MIS).

Ready to take the next step toward your surgery? Contact Peconic Bay Medical Center today at (631) 548-6000.