Long Island Community Hospital’s partnership with outstanding surgeons, anesthesiologists and staff make us one of the most patient and family-focused operating suites on Long Island.
At LI Community Hospital, our staff is dedicated to delivering a superior level of personalized care. Your surgical treatment will be performed in our fully equipped operating rooms using sophisticated instrumentation. Our surgical suites are equipped with the latest technologies, enabling us to offer the least invasive, safest and most-effective forms of treatment. Your surgeon will provide you with the most appropriate treatment option for your specific circumstances.
The Hospital’s wide range of surgical services includes:
- Colorectal Surgery
- Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery
- General Surgery
- Gynecologic Surgery
- Ophthalmology (Cataract and Retinal Surgery)
- Orthopedics and Spine
- Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Podiatric Surgery
- Thoracic Surgery
- Trauma Surgery
- Urological Surgery
- Vascular Surgery
Accredited as a Comprehensive Center by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), the only accreditation program recognized by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), our bariatric surgery program combines the expertise of our weight loss specialists with a patient-centered environment. We offer a dedicated and compassionate staff to support and guide you every step of the way.
In our Breast Health Services, which is recognized by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, we offer comprehensive care for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer or other breast health concerns. Expert consultation, in a supportive and nurturing atmosphere, is provided by our fellowship-trained breast oncology surgeons and specialized nurses who focus exclusively on breast health. We offer treatment that is tailored to the individual including minimally invasive surgery, breast conservation and complex breast reconstruction techniques.
Our surgical oncologists have both a mastery of surgical techniques and deep commitment to our community. If you need breast cancer surgery or reconstructive breast surgery, our skilled and experienced surgical oncologists are here for you.
Our colorectal surgeons work closely with gastroenterologists, primary care physicians, pathologists and oncologists to coordinate care for colon and rectal diseases as needed by each individual patient. We can diagnose and treat a wide variety of colon and rectal diseases such as: anal cancer, colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids, polyps, rectal prolapse, diverticular disease, anal condyloma, anal fissure, anal fistula, anal sphincter repair and pilonidal cyst.
Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery
In collaboration with distinguished, board-certified otolaryngologists, the Hospital provides diagnoses and treatments for a wide variety of ear, nose, throat, head and neck conditions for patients of all ages. We have extensive experience and training in treating pediatric patients so you can rest assured that you or your child will receive excellent care. The most common surgeries and conditions we treat are: tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, thyroidectomy, parotdiectomy, tracheostomy, myringotomy, CO2 laser vaporization of vocal cord polyps, laryngectomy, laryngoscopy, esophagoscopy, reduction nasal fracture, endoscopic and image-guided sinus procedures, SMR, ethmoidectomy, turbinectomy and balloon sinuplasty.
Commonly performed surgeries include: laparoscopic cholecystectomy, appendectomy, colon resection, excision of cysts, lipomas and lesions, diagnostic laparoscopy, biopsies, surgeries of the stomach, liver and spleen and more.
At the Hospital we respect a woman’s dignity when faced with gynecologic surgery and promise to provide you with privacy and comfort during this challenging time. We treat and diagnose a wide range of conditions including: stress incontinence, cervical and uterine cancer, miscarriage, uterine fibroids and polyps, abnormal vaginal bleeding, tubal pregnancy and ovarian cysts. Using state-of-the-art equipment, we can perform your hysteroscopy, hysterectomy, diagnostic laparoscopy or other indicted procedures with accuracy and minimal risk.
Ophthalmology (Cataract and Retinal Surgery)
In collaboration with many local ophthalmologists, we provide care for a variety of conditions associated with your eyes. Treatment of cataracts and intraocular lens insertion is one of the many operations our expert ophthalmologists perform. We also treat macular disease with retinal surgery and leading-edge technology.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Long Island Community Hospital is the perfect choice for cosmetic, aesthetic, reconstructive and surgeries needed as a result of trauma or disease. We realize that the decision to have surgery is not a minor one, so our specialized team assures you that we will perform your procedure with the utmost consideration of your safety and privacy. The surgeons affiliated with us are highly skilled in many procedures including: body reshaping after weight loss, cosmetic surgery of the face, breast enlargement/reduction and reconstruction after cancer, liposuction, surgery/microsurgery of hand injuries, maxillofacial trauma, scar reconstruction, treatment of skin cancer and skin grafts/wound healing.
The podiatrists affiliated with the Hospital are not only extremely personable, but they are also committed to providing care beyond measure in the treatment of various conditions of the foot including bunions, hammertoes, plantar warts, arthritic deformities and more. Our specialty team also has expertise in the management of diabetic foot problems.
Long Island Community Hospital offers the latest and most trusted treatments in thoracic surgery. Our board-certified surgeons can accurately treat and diagnose your condition assuring personalized care. Minimally invasive video-assisted thoracotomy (VATS) is just one of the few innovations that our team uses to provide more comfortable and safer care to diagnose and treat your lung condition.
Trauma Surgical Services
As a Level III Trauma Center, we provide coverage around the clock and can perform rapid and precise interventions in life and death situations. We hope that you or your loved ones will never suffer from traumatic accidents, but critical injuries can occur. The Hospital’s trauma team is ready and dedicated to saving the lives of our neighbors in their most vulnerable hours.
Long Island Community Hospital offers urological care to men and women with disorders of the urethra, urinary bladder, kidneys, penis, testicles and prostate. If you suffer with stones of the urinary tract, incontinence, impotency, urinary tract infections, benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH), hematuria (blood in the urine) or cancer, we can diagnosis and treat your problem with the most advanced modalities. The team of urologists collaborating with us is distinguished and renowned. Together, our goal is to provide you with the most effective treatment choices, including: cystoscopy, ureteroscopy/stent placement, lithotripsy, TURP (transurethral resection of the prostate), TURBT (transurethral resection of a bladder tumor), nephrectomy (removal of the kidney), prostatectomy (removal of the prostate), vaginal sling, penile implants, vasectomy, orchiectomy, torsion of the testicle and hydroceles.
The Hospital has great success in treating peripheral vascular disease (PVD) and other vascular conditions such as carotid stenosis and abdominal aortic aneurysm. We also provide vascular access for patients.
Our operating suites combine the ability of vascular interventions requiring high-tech angiography in conjunction with the sterile environment. This facilitates both surgical exposures and catheter-based interventions.
According to the American Heart Association, more than 8 million Americans have peripheral artery disease (PAD). A large percentage of these do not have symptoms until the disease progresses. People with PAD have a higher risk of death from heart attack or stroke. While many people can be treated with medications, lifestyle changes or both, some will require surgery or angioplasty. The Vascular/Endovascular experts at LI Community Hospital will provide you with unprecedented care.
Surgery & Perioperative
Our services include Surgical Pre-Admission Testing, Ambulatory/Outpatient Surgery, Pain Management, Post-Anesthesia Care, Endoscopy, as well as services provided for longer-stay inpatients.
What to Expect:
At LI Community Hospital, we understand that no surgery is routine from a patient’s point of view, so we promise to provide the personal attention you deserve. We want you to be as informed as possible, and we want to know as much about you as we can to assure that we provide you with the safest possible care. Here’s what you can expect from us.
Located on the north side of the building next to the Emergency Department, our Presurgical Testing will treat you and your family with respect and dignity while gathering all of the information that your surgical team needs in order to provide an individualized plan of care for you. Enter through the Outpatient entrance, and an employee from our friendly team will be happy to direct you.
We will call you to set up an appointment for testing prior to your scheduled surgery. The Hospital’s compassionate, caring staff encourages your participation in the care that you will receive, so be prepared to ask questions and express your concerns.
Before Your Surgery
The day before your scheduled surgery, we’ll call and give you a time to come into the Ambulatory Surgery Unit. All of the instructions that you need will be clearly communicated to you.
The Hospital’s Outpatient Procedure Area is another example of our commitment to excellence. Located in the southeast corner of the hospital in newly renovated suites, the private setting offers procedures in a quiet and comfortable atmosphere while your family and friends are close by.
Our aim is to provide prompt service by qualified professionals who are dedicated to performance excellence and collaboration in a compassionate environment.
After Your Surgery
Following your operation, you will be moved to an area referred to as the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU). Here you will be closely monitored and cared for while recovering from your anesthesia. You will remain here until you are medically stable, your pain is managed, and the effects of anesthesia are such you are safe to be transferred to a surgical unit or discharged home.
The PACU nursing staff will monitor your vital signs frequently and encourage you to breathe deeply and cough. You may receive oxygen through a mask or a device called a nasal cannula. Your physical and emotional status will be evaluated frequently.