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Surgery

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CentraState provides state-of-the-art, minimally invasive surgery, including the ‘da Vinci® robotic surgery,’ for conditions ranging from endovascular procedures to joint replacements. Compared to traditional surgery, minimally invasive surgery may result in faster healing and a shorter recovery time for patients. Our surgical services are delivered in state-of-the-art operating rooms by highly trained physicians and nurses. Same-day surgery procedures—those not requiring an overnight stay—are performed in CentraState’s Ambulatory Surgery Center. And when appropriate, patients receive pre- and post-operative care in our Short Stay Surgical Unit.

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CentraState provides state-of-the-art, minimally invasive surgery for conditions ranging from endovascular procedures to joint replacements. Compared to traditional surgery, minimally invasive surgery may result in faster healing and a shorter recovery time for patients. Our surgical services are delivered in state-of-the-art operating rooms by highly trained physicians and nurses. Same-day surgery procedures—those not requiring an overnight stay—are performed in CentraState’s Ambulatory Surgery Center. And when appropriate, patients receive pre- and post-operative care in our Short Stay Surgical Unit.

SERVICES

The Short Stay Unit, located on the first floor of CentraState Medical Center, is staffed by nurses and a trained team of medical professionals working in collaboration with your doctor. It offers comfortable, specialized care before and after certain procedures, such as endoscopies, biopsies, spinal taps, interventional radiology, and various surgical treatments. While in this unit, patients receive careful evaluation, monitoring, and assistance with recovery.

The Ambulatory Surgery Center in the Donna O’Donnell, RN, Medical Arts Building is devoted to outpatient care, offering same-day surgery in a variety of specialties. The surgery center was designed to care for your same-day surgery needs in one convenient location. With ongoing advances in medicine, many routine procedures can be performed with no overnight stay.

CentraState’s da Vinci® Surgical System, also known as a robotic surgery system, offers an advanced, minimally invasive approach to surgery. It enables our specially trained surgeons to provide an alternative to traditional open surgery for procedures considered too complex or delicate to treat using standard minimally invasive technology.

Robotic-assisted surgery offers physicians the control, range of motion, and visibility of open surgery, but it also allows them to work through tiny incisions. This means that patients may benefit from reduced blood loss, less pain and scarring, decreased risk of infection, fewer complications, and a faster recovery time. At CentraState, our da Vinci surgery specialists treat many conditions and diseases, including:

  • Achalasia (swallowing disorder)
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroid tumors
  • Gall bladder disorders
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Hernia
  • Kidney cancer
  • Kidney disorders
  • Obesity
  • Pelvic prolapse
  • Prostate cancer
  • Ulcerative colitis
As an alternative to open surgery, CentraState’s Endovascular Lab provides state-of-the-art, minimally invasive surgery for non-cardiac vascular conditions, such as clogged or collapsed blood vessels or other problems with the veins or arteries.

SURGICAL PROCEDURES PERFORMED

PHYSICIANS

Michael Menack, M.D. F.A.C.S.

Michael Menack, M.D. F.A.C.S.

Robotic Surgery, Surgery - General

Gregg Berkowitz, M.D., FAAOS

Gregg Berkowitz, M.D., FAAOS

Orthopedics, Surgery - Orthopedic

Mark Lehman, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Mark Lehman, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Surgery - General, Surgery - Vascular

Troy Sukkarieh, M.D.

Troy Sukkarieh, M.D.

Robotic Surgery, Urology

Gregory Fedorcik, M.D. GF

Gregory Fedorcik, M.D.

Hand Surgery

Alexander Kirshenbaum, M.D.

Alexander Kirshenbaum, M.D.

Robotic Surgery, Urology

Doh Cha, M.D. DC

Doh Cha, M.D.

Robotic Surgery, Urology

Amit Kharod, M.D.

Amit Kharod, M.D.

Breast Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Surgery - General

William Kohlberg, M.D.

William Kohlberg, M.D.

Robotic Surgery, Urology

Thomas Kayal, M.D.

Thomas Kayal, M.D.

Colorectal Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Teddy Atik, M.D. TA

Teddy Atik, M.D.

Surgery - Hand

Alison DeWaters-LaBianca, D.P.M. AD

Alison DeWaters-LaBianca, D.P.M.

Podiatry, Surgery - Foot

Michael Greller, M.D., FAAOS

Michael Greller, M.D., FAAOS

Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Surgery - Orthopedic

Peter Mandel, M.D.

Peter Mandel, M.D.

Obstetrics and Gynecology, Surgery - Gynecologic Robotic

Marc Cohen, DPM

Marc Cohen, DPM

Podiatry, Surgery - Foot

Gerardo Goldberger, D.O.

Gerardo Goldberger, D.O.

Orthopedics, Surgery - Orthopedic, Surgery - Spine

Brent Rosenthal, D.P.M.

Brent Rosenthal, D.P.M.

Podiatry, Surgery - Foot

Alan Nasar, M. D.

Alan Nasar, M. D.

Orthopedics, Surgery - Orthopedic

Steven Lemberger, D.P.M

Steven Lemberger, D.P.M

Podiatry, Surgery - Foot

John Brandeisky, DPM, F.A.C. F.A.S.

John Brandeisky, DPM, F.A.C. F.A.S.

Podiatry, Surgery - Foot

Cynthia Kocsis, MD CK

Cynthia Kocsis, MD

Surgery - Breast, Surgery - General

George Gabuzda, M.D. GG

George Gabuzda, M.D.

Hand Surgery

Elena Ng, M.D.

Elena Ng, M.D.

Ophthalmology, Surgery - Retinal and Vitreous

Emad Rizkala, M.D. ER

Emad Rizkala, M.D.

Robotic Surgery, Urology

Val Prokurat, MD, DO

Val Prokurat, MD, DO

Bariatric Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Surgery - General, Surgery - Weight Loss

Gary Pess, M.D. GP

Gary Pess, M.D.

Hand Surgery

Steven Goldstein, M.D.

Steven Goldstein, M.D.

Obstetrics and Gynecology, Surgery - Gynecologic Robotic

Seun Sowemimo, MD, FACS

Seun Sowemimo, MD, FACS

Bariatric Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Surgery - General, Surgery - Weight Loss

Ayotunde Adeyeri, M.D.

Ayotunde Adeyeri, M.D.

Bariatric Surgery, Surgery - General, Surgery - Weight Loss

Viswanath Ashok, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Viswanath Ashok, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Robotic Surgery, Surgery - General, Surgery - Vascular

Nikesh Patel, M.D. NP

Nikesh Patel, M.D.

Plastic Surgery

Naveen Ahuja, M.D. NA

Naveen Ahuja, M.D.

Plastic Surgery

Tushar Patel, M.D.

Tushar Patel, M.D.

Plastic Surgery

Martin Michalewski, M.D.

Martin Michalewski, M.D.

Surgery - Gynecologic Robotic, Urogynecology

Steven Curtiss, M.D. SC

Steven Curtiss, M.D.

Surgery - Vascular

Scott Rosen, M. D. SR

Scott Rosen, M. D.

Surgery - Vascular

Owano Pennycooke, M.D.

Owano Pennycooke, M.D.

Surgery - Vascular

Michael Nakashian, M.D.

Michael Nakashian, M.D.

Hand Surgery

Jean-Philippe Bocage, M.D.

Jean-Philippe Bocage, M.D.

Surgery - Thoracic

Tushar Tripathi, M.D.

Tushar Tripathi, M.D.

Endovascular Intervention, Surgery - Vascular

Rahul Vemula, M.D. RV

Rahul Vemula, M.D.

Plastic Surgery

Rudolf Thompson, M.D. RT

Rudolf Thompson, M.D.

Plastic Surgery

Michael Nagy, M.D. MN

Michael Nagy, M.D.

Plastic Surgery

Robert Caccavale, M.D.

Robert Caccavale, M.D.

Surgery - Thoracic

Janet Parler, M.D. JP

Janet Parler, M.D.

Plastic Surgery

Michael Rose, M.D. MR

Michael Rose, M.D.

Plastic Surgery

Emil Shakov, M.D. ES

Emil Shakov, M.D.

Surgery - General

Lora Melman, M.D. LM

Lora Melman, M.D.

Bariatric Surgery, Surgery - General, Surgery - Weight Loss

Charles Franco, M.D. CF

Charles Franco, M.D.

Surgery - General, Surgery - Vascular

Earl Noyan, M.D.

Earl Noyan, M.D.

Bariatric Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Surgery - General, Surgery - Weight Loss

Sigmund Sattenspiel, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Sigmund Sattenspiel, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Plastic Surgery

John Pellegrino, M.D.

John Pellegrino, M.D.

Breast Surgery

Danial Khalifa, DPM DK

Danial Khalifa, DPM

Surgery - Foot

Nirav K. Shah, M. D.

Nirav K. Shah, M. D.

Neurosurgery

Vincent Moss, M.D. VM

Vincent Moss, M.D.

Surgery - Thoracic

Christopher Godek, M.D. CG

Christopher Godek, M.D.

Plastic Surgery

Michael Donaire, M.D. MD

Michael Donaire, M.D.

Bariatric Surgery, Surgery - General, Surgery - Weight Loss

John Gallucci, M.D. JG

John Gallucci, M.D.

Surgery - Pediatrics

Jonathan Lustgarten, M.D.

Jonathan Lustgarten, M.D.

Neurosurgery

David Estin, M.D.

David Estin, M.D.

Neurosurgery

Rose Ann Caruso, D.P.M

Rose Ann Caruso, D.P.M

Podiatry, Surgery - Foot

Christopher Doumas, M. D. CD

Christopher Doumas, M. D.

Hand Surgery, Orthopedics

Steven Lisser, M.D. SL

Steven Lisser, M.D.

Hand Surgery, Orthopedics

Eric Wimmers, M.D. EW

Eric Wimmers, M.D.

Plastic Surgery

Bennet Togbe, M.D.

Bennet Togbe, M.D.

Bariatric Surgery, Surgery - General, Surgery - Weight Loss

Mark McLaughlin, M.D.

Mark McLaughlin, M.D.

Neurosurgery

Joseph Gower, M.D. JG

Joseph Gower, M.D.

Surgery - Hand

Marc Levine, M.D. ML

Marc Levine, M.D.

Spine Surgery

Ragui Sadek, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Ragui Sadek, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Bariatric Surgery, Surgery - General, Surgery - Weight Loss

Theodore Lygas, M.D. TL

Theodore Lygas, M.D.

Breast Surgery

Matthew Tormenti, M. D.

Matthew Tormenti, M. D.

Neurosurgery

James Gervasoni, M.D. JG

James Gervasoni, M.D.

Surgical Oncology

A.K. Bhattacharya, MD, FACS

A.K. Bhattacharya, MD, FACS

Plastic Surgery

Andrew Harrison, M.D. AH

Andrew Harrison, M.D.

Orthopedics, Surgery - Orthopedic

John Tydings, M.D. JT

John Tydings, M.D.

Surgery - Spine

Sergey Grachev, M.D., F.A.C.S. SG

Sergey Grachev, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Robotic Surgery, Surgery - General

Russell Ashinoff, M.D. RA

Russell Ashinoff, M.D.

Plastic Surgery

Alissa Brotman-O'Neil, D.O. AB

Alissa Brotman-O'Neil, D.O.

Surgery - Vascular

Joanna Partridge, M.D. JP

Joanna Partridge, M.D.

Plastic Surgery, Surgery - General

Steven Fulop, M.D. SF

Steven Fulop, M.D.

Neurosurgery

Nina Paonessa, D.O. NP

Nina Paonessa, D.O.

Colorectal Surgery

Jarrod Kaufman, M.D. F.A.C.S

Jarrod Kaufman, M.D. F.A.C.S

Surgery - General

Elliott Lehrer, D.P.M. EL

Elliott Lehrer, D.P.M.

Podiatry, Surgery - Foot

Manish Gopal, M.D. MG

Manish Gopal, M.D.

Robotic Surgery, Urogynecology

Seth Joseffer, M.D.

Seth Joseffer, M.D.

Neurosurgery

Boris Volshteyn, MD, MS

Boris Volshteyn, MD, MS

Hand Surgery, Microsurgery, Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive

Raymond Decker, M.D. RD

Raymond Decker, M.D.

Hand Surgery

Nazer Qureshi, M.D. NQ

Nazer Qureshi, M.D.

Neurosurgery

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Walter B.

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Edward S.
Edward S.

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Alan S.
Alan S.

Alan Schultz had dealt with pain in his left knee for nearly a decade. More recently, however, his throbbing knee was waking him up like clockwork every night at 3 a.m., and he had trouble walking up stairs. At that point, the 65-year-old retiree knew it was time to [...]

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