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SUNY Downstate Cancer Institute

Centers of Excellence

Surgical Oncology Centers of Excellence

The Department of Surgery at SUNY Downstate Medical Center provides comprehensive surgical care for routine and critically ill patients. Our surgeons perform a wide variety of procedures, including:

  • Breast Surgery
  • Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgery,
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Robotic Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Pancreatic, Geriatric and Bariatric Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive (Laparoscopic) Surgical Procedures
  • Upper and lower endoscopy
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy
  • Laser ablation of gastrointestinal tumors
  • Balloon dilatation & insertion of self-expanding metal stents for gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary cancers

With the assistance of the state-of-the-art da Vinci Robotic Surgical System Downstate Medical Center surgeons can perform minimally-invasive surgery, with faster recovery, less pain and risk of infection. DaVinci Surgical System is a platform that provides surgeons with superior vision of patients' anatomy, higher degree of precision and range of motion.

Faculty

Devon John, MD, FACS

Chairman of Surgery (Interim)
Chief of Transplantation Surgery
Department Of Surgery
SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Phone: (718) 270-1898
Fax: (718) 270-1699

Antonio E. Alfonso, MD, FACS

Distinguished Teaching Professor
Clarence and Mary Professor & Chairman
Department of Surgery

Phone: (718) 270-1421
Fax: (718) 270-2826

Alexander Schwartzman, MD, MBA, FACS

Vice Chair, Department of Surgery
Clinical Professor of Surgery
Surgical Director of SUNY Downstate Bay Ridge
Department of Surgery

Phone: (718) 270-1791
Fax: (718) 270-2826

Gainosuke Sugiyama, MD., FACS

Associate Professor, Clinical Surgery
Director, Surgical Clerkship
Division of General Surgery
Department of Surgery

Phone: (718) 270-6718
Fax: (718) 270-2826

Dale Distant, MD, FACS

Clinical Professor of Surgery
Department of Surgery

Phone: (718) 270-3168
Fax: (718) 270-4789

Lisa Dresner, MD, FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery
Chief, Breast Surgery
Program Director, Surgical residency program
University Hospital of Brooklyn
SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Phone: (718) 270-1973
Fax: (718)-270-2826

Roseanna Lee, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery
Department of Surgery
SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Phone: (718) 270-6718
Fax: (718) 270-2826

Francesco Serafini, MD

Director of Surgical Oncology
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Phone: (718) 270-1973
Fax: (718)-270-2826

Henry Talus, MD

Director of Colorectal Surgery
Kings County Hospital Center

Phone: (718) 245-4145 / 4146
Fax : (718) 245-3011

Heena Patel, PA

University Hospital of Brooklyn
SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Phone: (718) 270-1973
Fax: (718)-270-2826

Jeanine A. Rosa, BSN, RN

Clinical Coordinator, Dept. of Surgery
Downstate Medical Center

Phone: (718) 270-2688
Fax: (718) 270-4063

Desiree Viviano, PA

University Hospital of Brooklyn
SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Phone: (718) 270-1973
Fax: (718)-270-2826

Yael Goldstein RPA-C

University Physicians of Brooklyn.INC

Phone: (718) 270-1980
Fax: (718) 270-7325




Appointment and Contact Information:

Department Of Surgery
SUNY Downstate Medical Center

For appointments call: (718) 270-1973


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