GENERAL SURGERY

Drs. Pinkhas and Sellers are committed to providing patients with the highest level of preoperative care. Whether it’s minor outpatient surgery or a more complex procedure, the goal is to make your general surgery experience the best possible with the most successful outcome.

When you need surgery, you deserve the highest quality of care possible. We are committed to providing outstanding, comprehensive and compassionate surgical care to the Long Island area. Our surgeons combine top-notch medical expertise with incomparable levels of patient care.

If you or a loved one have a medical condition that requires general surgery or seeking a surgical consultation, we are here to support you and to provide you with the absolute best medical care. Contact us to schedule a consultation with Drs. Pinkhas and Sellers.

INGUINAL (GROIN) HERNIA

Most of these hernias present themselves as occasional bulges in the groin. In men, it may extend into the scrotum. Symptoms are usually related to physical exertion or long periods of standing with complaints of groin discomfort (with or without a bulge). Inguinal hernias are very common, and present mostly in men. The lifetime prevalence for a man is 25%. For women, the lifetime prevalence is 2%. With time, all hernias become larger and many times, more symptomatic. Hernias do not get better with time, and can only be repaired surgically. Our practice strongly believes that the best approach to hernia repair is a minimally invasive approach using the da Vinci robotic system.

UMBILICAL/VENTRAL HERNIA

Hernias are defects in the abdominal wall. Umbilical (bellybutton) hernias are most often detected and repaired in children. However, in some patients, these hernias occur into adulthood. These hernias may also present as an uncomfortable or painful bulge on the abdomen. Hernias may become incarcerated, or strangulated. An incarcerated hernia is a hernia in which abdominal contents become stuck in the hernia defect and cannot be reduced back into the abdomen. A strangulated hernia is the most severe complication of a hernia, in which the contents of the hernia get squeezed to the point of no blood supply leading to tissue death. Many times, the tissue entrapped in such a hernia is bowel. Many patients are candidates for a robotic repair of these hernias before they become incarcerated or strangulated

GALLBLADDER DISEASE

In the US, between 30-45 million people have gallstones. However, only approximately 20% of people with gallstones have symptoms at some point in their lives. Gallstone disease is the leading cause for hospital admissions and clinic visits for gastrointestinal symptoms in the US.  Biliary colic is the main symptom, characterized by epigastric and/or right upper quadrant abdominal pain lasting 30 minutes to several hours usually within hours of eating a meal. The work up typically includes a right upper quadrant abdominal ultrasound. If your symptoms are due to gallbladder disease, the treatment of choice is either laparoscopic or robotic cholecystectomy (surgical removal of the gallbladder).

BREAST CANCER

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, with a lifetime risk of 1 in 8 women. Over the last ten years there has been significant progress made with both oncologic and surgical treatment of breast cancer. We strongly believe that screening mammograms save lives and that all women should start at the recommended age of 40 (or earlier if there is a strong family history). We work very closely with the Fortunato Breast Center to ensure a multidisciplinary approach to every case we encounter.  The team consists of, but is not limited to, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, and surgeons to provide you the most comprehensive review of each presented case.