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Surgical Specialties

At NYC Health + Hospitals/South Brooklyn Health, our board-certified surgeons provide expert care to patients with a variety of surgical needs, including several surgery specialties in our surgery centers. The surgeons collaborate with other care providers to meet each patient’s unique needs.

General Surgery

Board-certified general surgeons perform a wide variety of operations and are skilled in minimally invasive techniques that offer patients the strongest recovery possible. Our robotic-assisted procedures and advanced laparoscopic surgery techniques enable patients to recover faster, experience less blood loss and less post-operative pain, have a decreased chance of infection and decreased length of stay, and are satisfied with their experience. 

We treat an assortment of conditions, including hernia repairs, appendicitis, abdominal disorders, and conditions of the stomach, intestines, gallbladder, and spleen. 

Aquablation Robotic Therapy

South Brooklyn Health is the first hospital in Brooklyn, and the first NYC Health + Hospitals facility to offer patients Aquablation therapy for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or an enlarged prostate, a non-cancerous condition where the prostate has grown to be larger than normal.

The AquaBeam® Robotic System performs aquablation therapy, the first FDA-cleared surgical robot that combines a camera with ultrasound imaging and a heat-free waterjet for targeted, controlled, and immediate removal of prostate tissue. This one-of-a-kind procedure allows surgeons to create a personalized treatment plan with long-term relief tailored for each patient.

Read Frequently Asked Questions on Aquablation Robotic Therapy

Surgical Oncology

Surgical oncology plays a significant role as part of our comprehensive cancer care offering at South Brooklyn Health, and we offer inpatient and outpatient surgical care. Our board-certified surgical oncologists collaborate with our experts in medical oncology, radiation oncology, radiology, and pathology to provide care that will yield the best results. Every cancer treatment is tailored to the specific needs of the individual patient and, when possible, we utilize minimally invasive techniques for a faster and stronger recovery.

In addition to specializing in advanced gastrointestinal surgical oncology, including surgery for cancers of the pancreas, liver, stomach, small intestine, and biliary tract, our board-certified surgeons also specialize in surgeries for breast cancer, colorectal cancers, melanoma, and other skin cancers, head and neck cancers, lung cancers, and brain cancers.

NYC Health + Hospitals/South Brooklyn Health is a proud academic affiliate of SUNY Downstate General Surgery Residency Program. We are dedicated to training the rising leaders and experts in clinical surgery who will provide excellent care and influence the field of surgery for generations to come. 

Breast Surgery

The breast service team at NYC Health + Hospitals/South Brooklyn Health provides comprehensive, compassionate, and clinically superior care for individuals with various conditions, including breast mass, breast pain, nipple discharge, mastitis, and breast abscess. We focus on prevention, risk reduction, early diagnosis, and optimal treatment. Treatment options include surgery, chemotherapy, endocrine therapy, and radiation therapy. Our surgeons follow the standards of evidence-based medicine and provide individualized care tailored to each patient’s unique situation. Our Breast Tumor Board represents our commitment to a multidisciplinary approach and ensures we provide the best possible cancer treatment and care plan for each patient.

South Brooklyn Health also hosts a survivorship program to support the patient as well as their families and friends during treatment and beyond. 

Proctology and Colorectal Surgery 

The highly skilled proctology and colorectal surgeons at NYC Health + Hospitals/South Brooklyn Health provide personalized, compassionate, and patient-centered care, and specialize in the minimally invasive surgical treatment of colon and rectal pathologies, diverticular disease, inflammatory bowel disease, rectal prolapse, constipation, and incontinence, anorectal conditions such as hemorrhoids, fissure and fistulas, anal cancer, and pilonidal disease. We also offer rubber band ligation and sclerotherapy treatment for hemorrhoids in our office.

Dental Surgery

The Dental Service of NYC Health + Hospitals/South Brooklyn Health provides oral health care services to all who require them because we believe that patients have the right to receive the highest quality of oral health care possible and education in good dental habits. Our treatments include oral and maxillofacial surgery, dental implants, Invisalign (invisible braces), bonding, cosmetic bleaching, veneers, removable and fixed bridgework, root canals, fillings, and extractions. We also provide comprehensive hygiene treatment, including nutritional and hygiene counseling, periodontal treatment, oral cancer screening, sealants, and prophylaxis with fluoride.

Hand Surgery

Our hand surgeon is board-certified in plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery, and uses an effective multidisciplinary approach to treat conditions that affect hands, wrists, and upper extremities. This includes chronic conditions, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, and acute hand injuries and fractures, such as those resulting from accidental lacerations and amputations. We perform surgery on cysts, infections, tumors, and injuries of hand and upper extremity nerves, tendons, and joints. We also treat burns and other conditions with skin grafts and related surgeries.

Head and Neck Surgery

The endocrine head and neck division in NYC Health + Hospitals/South Brooklyn Health provides care as part of a multidisciplinary, patient-centered approach with our colleagues in medical endocrinology, oncology, radiology, pathology, and anesthesiology. We cover all aspects of care for benign and malignant conditions of the thyroid and parathyroid glands. We also perform evaluation and management of neck masses and management of airways. We offer same-day biopsy and minimally invasive thyroid and parathyroid surgery.


The NYC Health + Hospitals/South Brooklyn Health Division of Neurosurgery is comprised of board-certified neurosurgeons who provide cutting-edge and comprehensive treatment to patients with a variety of nervous system, spinal, and brain conditions, including spinal stenosis (compression of the spinal cord and nerves), herniated or slipped disc, abnormal spine alignment or spinal instability, spinal fractures, hydrocephalus, trigeminal neuralgia, Chiari malformation, brain and spinal tumors, and head and spinal trauma.

Ophthalmological Surgery

The team in our Division of Ophthalmology at NYC Health + Hospitals/South Brooklyn Health provides care for a wide range of eye conditions, including cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, strabismus, and dry eye disease. Our board-certified ophthalmologists and optometrists are experts in comprehensive ophthalmology as well as the subspecialties of the cornea, retina, glaucoma, pediatric ophthalmology, and oculoplastics. Our operating suite is fully equipped with the most advanced technologies to provide patients with the highest level of surgical care. Ophthalmologists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to treat eye trauma and other ocular emergencies. 

We also provide the following services in our outpatient medical center: laser treatments for diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma, excision of eyelid lesions, eye injections (intravitreal injections) for diabetic retinopathy, Humphrey visual field testing, and imaging of the retina and optic nerve. 

Orthopedic Surgery

Led by board-certified orthopedic surgeons, the Division of Orthopedic Surgery at NYC Health + Hospitals/South Brooklyn Health is comprised of a team of skilled and caring physicians, physician assistants, and medical technologists. We provide a wide range of services related to your mobility and function, including fractures, sports and other injuries, and arthritis. We work closely with our colleagues in rehabilitation and pain management to derive the best possible treatment plan for each patient, often without the need for surgery. When surgery is needed, we perform joint replacement, fracture fixation, soft tissue repair, and arthroscopic surgery using the latest techniques and tools.

Otolaryngological (Ear, Nose, Throat) Surgery

Otolaryngology services at NYC Health + Hospitals/South Brooklyn Health include the diagnosis and treatment of all disorders of the ear, nose, and throat. Our highly trained physicians have extensive experience in general otolaryngology services and offer a multi-subspecialty approach to treatment through its clinical centers of excellence in otology/neurotology, head and neck surgery, pediatric otolaryngology, snoring, apnea (a pause in breathing during sleep), sinus disease, and voice disorders.

Plastic Surgery

At our state-of-the-art facility, plastic surgeons at NYC Health + Hospitals/South Brooklyn Health employ the latest techniques in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery to help make our patients look better and feel better about themselves and improve their quality of life. Procedures include rhinoplasty (nose reshaping), breast reduction, breast lift, breast augmentation, post-bariatric surgery body sculpture, and hand surgery.

Podiatric Surgery

The Division of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at NYC Health + Hospitals/South Brooklyn Health offers comprehensive care to patients of all ages with a variety of foot and ankle ailments. Our team of board-certified podiatrists serves the community through preventative diabetic foot care, treatment of bunion and hammertoe deformities, minimally invasive operative techniques, arthroscopic surgery, fracture management, wound care, and other foot and ankle pathologies.

Our wound care clinic is part of the Wound Care and Limb Salvage Fellowship Program which focuses on the treatment and prevention of lower extremity ulcerations through bracing and offloading pressure on vulnerable areas of the foot. We use a multidisciplinary approach to tailor treatment to the unique needs of each patient, using advanced wound care techniques and products. We take great pride in offering patients the highest quality of care and are committed to keeping our community healthy and on its feet. 

We offer the following in our outpatient settings: 

  • Routine foot care
  • Wound care
  • Injections
  • Ingrown nail procedures 
  • Padding/ strapping 
  • Orthotics 
  • Fracture management

Thoracic Surgery

The Thoracic Surgery Division at NYC Health + Hospitals/South Brooklyn Health has an excellent reputation for innovative treatments for disorders of the structures and organs of the chest, particularly the lungs and esophagus. Our team of highly qualified physicians performs and offers treatment for many ailments including lung tumors, esophageal lesions, esophageal reflux, and stenosis (narrowing of the esophagus).

Urologic Surgery

The Department of Urology at NYC Health + Hospitals/South Brooklyn Health provides comprehensive, individualized urological care in a soothing environment. Our highly trained board-certified surgeons and physician assistants specialize in treating conditions of the urinary tract through minimally invasive surgery, including laparoscopic and robot-assisted procedures that provide minimal scarring, reduce post-operative pain, and shorten recovery time. We treat enlarged prostate, elevated PSA, hydrocele, kidney stones, urological cancers, and conditions related to male sexual and reproductive health, including infertility, varicocele, erectile dysfunction, and penile curvature. Additionally, our urologists can help patients who suffer from functional voiding disorders, including urethral stricture, male and female incontinence, pelvic prolapse, and urinary retention disorders. We also perform vasectomies and reconstructive surgery.

Vascular, Vein, & Ulcer Surgery

The board-certified vascular, vein, and ulcer surgeons at NYC Health + Hospitals/South Brooklyn Health perform major surgery and minimally invasive endovascular procedures for the management of peripheral vascular disease, carotid artery disease, stroke prevention, and aneurysmal disease. In addition to vascular surgery, we offer preventative and diagnostic screenings in our well-established vascular lab. We also provide comprehensive wound care management, including laser debridement of chronic ulcers, compression therapy, minimally invasive laser sclerotherapy, and injection sclerotherapy for vein ulcers. We also provide outpatient injection sclerotherapy services for patients with telangiectasia and spider veins. 

For more information on our Surgery Department, or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please call: 1-844-692-4692.