Surgical Services

The team of healthcare professionals include: board certified specialists in anesthesiology, gastroenterology, general surgery, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, otolaryngology (ENT), plastic and reconstructive surgery and urology in addition to certified operating room nurses, certified registered nurse anesthetists and operating room technicians.

A skilled nursing staff closely monitors you every step of the way -- from pre-surgical testing to recovery. ELIH nurses take great pride in delivering an extra measure of “caring.”

Due to less invasive procedures and quicker healing times, 85% of today’s surgeries are performed in the Advanced Ambulatory Care Center. Ambulatory surgery patients are briefed prior to their scheduled surgery to ensure that they fully understand the procedure. Patients are closely monitored after the procedure, given written post-operative care instructions and receive a personal telephone call from a registered nurse to follow up on their recovery.

For more information about ambulatory surgery, call 631.477.5350.

General Surgery

Today even complex surgeries can be performed on a same day basis. ELIH OR suites are fully equipped with state-of-the-art laparoscopic instrumentation. Additionally enhanced ancillary services including-- pathology, histology, cytology, and microbiology and pre-surgical diagnostics support consistent positive outcomes.

Common surgical procedures include:

  • Minimally Invasive Procedures
  • Appendectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Gallbladder
  • Hernia
  • Colon Resection

John M. Cosgrove MD
Diplomate, American Board of Surgery
Fellow American College of Surgeons

Greenport, 631-477-5836

Lawrence Kelly, MD
Diplomate, American Board of Surgery
Fellow American College of Surgeons 

Cutchogue, 631-734-7184




At Eastern Long Island Hospital we strive for excellence in all that we do for our patients. Our Board Certified Urologist, Scott Press, MD, has made great strides and advances in the field of Urology to bring you unsurpassed diagnosis and treatment.

Urological conditions can sometimes be very sensitive matters. Dr. Press approaches every patient with the utmost understanding and brings you an immense knowledge of Urology in order treat each patient with the greatest rate of improvement and cure

Regular urological screenings for men over the age of 50 should include a prostate specific antigen (PSA) test.

The PSA is a simple blood test, performed in combination with clinical exam.

Early detection is always the BEST defense in a course of treatment.

The Pulpit Rock
Scott M Press MD

Diplomate, American Board of Urology
Board Certified, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Fellow American College of Surgeons 

Greenport, NY 631-591-3120

Urology Services

Diagnosis and treatment of the following cancers:

  • Prostate Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Non-Cancerous Prostate Disease
    • Diagnosis and treatment of enlarged prostate (BPH)
    • Microwave thermotherapy (TUMT)
    • Greenlight laser 
  • Kidney Stone Disease
    • Kidney stone treatment and prevention
    • Shock wave lithotripsy 
  • Incontinence Male/Female
    • Stress Incontinence
    • Urge Incontinence – "Overactive Bladder"
    • Sacral Nerve Stimulation



Great advances have been made in cataract surgery.

Millions of people undergo this vision-improving procedure every year.
And, they experience excellent results.

Cataract surgery is performed millions of times every year in the United States. In fact, it is the most commonly performed surgery in the U.S. About 98 percent of patients have a complication-free experience that results in improved vision. Nevertheless, cataract surgery has risks and complications. Most complications resolve in a matter of days to months. In rare cases, patients lose some degree of vision permanently as a result of the surgery.

FAQ Ophthalmology Cataract Surgery

How will it feel?
Cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure. You'll spend just a few hours at the site. Because your eyes will be treated with anesthetic, you should feel little to no discomfort. After the surgery, you'll be given a short time to rest. Then, the very same day, you can go home. Within the next 24 hours, your doctor will probably want to see you for an evaluation. Drops will be prescribed to guard against infection and help your eyes heal. For a few days, you may need to wear a clear shield, especially at night, to prevent you from rubbing your eye.

How do I know if I have cataracts?

Typical symptoms include:

  • Cloudy, fuzzy, foggy, or filmy vision. 

  • Changes in the perception of colors. 

  • Problems driving at night because headlights seem too bright. 

  • Problems with glare from lamps or the sun. 

  • Frequent changes in your eyeglass prescription. 

  • Double vision.

These symptoms can also be signs of other eye problems. Consult an ophthalmologist for an eye examination.



Lawrence Buono, MD
Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology

Christine Buono, MD Diplomate,
Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology
Riverhead, 631-727-0880
Southold, 631-765-5051

Louis Pizzarello, MD
Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology
Southampton, 631-283-5152
Riverhead, 631-727-6555

Marc Dinowitz, MD
Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology

Daniel Hamou, MD
Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology

Scott Sheren, MD
Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology
Riverhead, 631-369-0777
Southold, 631-765-0088


Whether you are an active athlete or someone experiencing chronic joint pain due to osteoarthritis, our Orthopedic specialists are here to help you improve your physical condition.

Our goal is to decrease your pain and improve your overall range of motion. Education, strengthening exercises, reduction of stress on joints, anti-inflammatory medications, and surgery are all tools available to help improve your condition.

  • Joint Replacement Surgery 
  • Fractures and Sprains
  • Sports Related Injuries
  • Arthroscopic Surgery 

Fred M. Carter II, MD
Diplomate, American Board Orthopedic Surgery

Mattituck, 631-298-4579

Mark G. Creighton, MD
Diplomate, American Board Orthopedic Surgery

Hampton Bays, 631-723-0223

Plastic Surgery

Procedures at ELIH include:

  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Hand & Microvascular Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Breast Surgery-Reconstruction/Augmentation
  • Face & Eyelid Surgery/Nose Reshaping
  • Scar Revision/Birthmark Removals
  • Body Contouring/Liposuction 

Patients often need emergency plastic surgery. Reconstructive plastic surgery is often performed to correct congenital abnormalities such as cleft lip or cleft palate, facial bone fractures, tumors, or to compensate for tissue removed in cancer.  

Plastic surgery procedures include both cosmetic enhancements as well as functionally reconstructive operations. In the former case, where aesthetics are considered more important than functionality, plastic surgery is sometimes referred to as cosmetic surgery. Most procedures involve both aesthetic and functional elements.  

Judy Ann Emanuele, MD
Diplomate, American Board of Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery
Fellow American College of Surgeons
Riverhead, 369-0490


FAQ Plastic Surgery

How long will I have to stay in the hospital?

A: Most plastic surgery procedures are performed on an outpatient basis. In some cases, usually when the surgery is very extensive or complications arise, an overnight stay might be required.  


What is the proper age for plastic surgery?

A: It is not the question of too old, but whether one is healthy enough to have the surgery. We always individualize your care. We will work closely with your physician (s) or medical specialists to develop a surgical plan that is thoughtful and safe for you.
Your desire to change your appearance is the biggest factor for when to choose plastic surgery. Younger aged people seem to have better results due to factors such as better skin resiliency and healing abilities, but those factors are very individual.

How do I know if I am a good candidate for plastic surgery?

A: The best plastic surgery candidate is someone with realistic expectations and an understanding of the limitations set by medicine, technology, and each patient's own body. Good candidates have a strong self-image, and well-developed reason for pursuing a plastic surgery procedure. They are looking for improvement of a physical trait, knowing that while this positive change may enhance their self-image, it will not change people's perception of them. Dangerous motivations for plastic surgery would be purely doing it to gain popularity, or attempting to reverse recent life crises.

Spine & Neurosurgery Treatment Services

The Spine Program at ELIH brings a team of neurosurgeons to the community who specialize in the latest neurosurgical procedures for the treatment of complex spinal conditions, such as:

  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated Discs
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumors

Neurosurgical services include comprehensive screening, diagnosis and treatment for recent neck, back and spine injuries, as well as, chronic debilitating conditions —herniated disks, spinal stenosis, and degenerative arthritis of the spine. The neurosurgery team provides coordinated care with interventional pain management and neurology specialists through consultations and referrals.

New York Spine and Brain Surgery, PC
Department of Neurosurgery, Stony Brook Medicine

Raphael P. Davis, MD
Diplomate, American Board of Neurological Surgery

Robert M. Galler, DO
Diplomate, American Board of Neurological Surgery

Frederick B. Gutman, MD
Diplomate, American Board of Neurological Surgery

Arthur P. Rosiello, MD
Diplomate, American Board of Neurological Surgery

East Setauket & Riverhead, 631-444-1213