Advanced Diagnostics and Treatment

Stony Brook offers pediatric surgery on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Our inpatient procedures take place at Stony Brook Children's where we have world-class support from physicians and nursing, along with advanced technology. In addition we provide a clinical environment that supports children and families medically, emotionally and socially through child life professionals, an “ouchless” protocol and parental involvement throughout their child’s care.

Some of the more common pediatric conditions treated surgically at Stony Brook:

Common Illnesses

  • Appendicitis
  • Hernia
  • Undescended testicles
  • Chest wall deformities (pectus excavatum and carinatum)
  • Neck masses (lymphadenopathy and branchial cleft cyst)
  • Extra digits
  • Tongue tie
  • Umbilical granulomas 
  • Pilonidal cysts 
  • Gallstones
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease and Ulcerative Colitis)
  • Vascular malformations (hemangiomas)
  • Achalasia
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease

Malignant and Benign Tumors

  • Benign Tumors 
  • Soft tissue masses
  • Breast masses
  • Ovarian masses
  • Splenic cysts
  • Hepatoblastoma
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Teratomas
  • Sarcomas
  • Wilms tumor

Birth Defects 

  • Lung masses
  • Gastroschisis
  • Esophageal atresia
  • Intestinal atresia
  • Hirschsprung disease
  • Anorectal malformations
  • Choledochal cysts
  • Biliary atresia

Minimally Invasive Interventions
Stony Brook Children's is the only hospital in Suffolk County that performs minimally invasive surgery on kids of all ages—important because, with the right specialty team in place, less invasive surgery typically results in fewer complications, shorter hospital stays and improved outcomes.

The surgical team uses laparoscopy for abdominal surgeries such as appendectomies and antireflux surgeries, and thoracoscopy for lung surgeries. Minimally invasive surgery employs three to four tiny incisions that generally heal with minimal visible scarring.

The Ambulatory Surgery Center
Loop Road
Stony Brook
Phone: (631) 444-9400
Fax: (631) 444-9480