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There Is Comfort in Experience

Comfort in Experience

There is wisdom to be gained from experience, even when it’s not your own. Our patients can speak to the expertise of our doctors and nurses — and to the quality of our care in a way that even our most prestigious awards can’t.

And when it comes to treating your symptoms, surgery is never our Plan A.
But sometimes noninvasive methods are not enough — and patients need a more aggressive approach. In those instances, we’re here for you with an excellent Plan B — a nationally recognized surgical team that places an emphasis on care; collaboration; and smart, minimally invasive techniques that help patients recover faster.

Empowered by ROBOTICS

At St. Joseph’s Health, our surgeons are brilliant. And thanks to state-of-the-art robotic techniques, they’re taking their talents even higher by achieving minimally invasive results that were impossible just a few years ago.

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ROBOTIC-ASSISTED SURGERY

Our Advantages

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Shorter, safer operations

Our patients are getting back on their feet faster than ever before thanks to the high levels of precision of robotic-assisted surgical procedures.

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Less pain

Using the latest minimally invasive procedures, our doctors are delivering outcomes with significantly less discomfort for patients.

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Heal faster

Less trauma means that our patients have a shorter hospital stay. That way, you can get back to doing what you love — faster.

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MINIMAL SCARRING

Our team has elevated the art of minimally invasive surgery so that patients have smaller incisions — leading to smaller, less-noticeable scars.

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PATIENT SAFETY

Our Advantages

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ST. JOSEPH’S HEALTH

Quality Matters

Quality Matters

To us, quality is everything. Many of the procedures and services we offer are recognized for their excellence — both by our patients and across the region.

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5-Star Overall Bariatric Surgery

Patients having bariatric surgery at
5-star-rated hospitals are significantly less likely to experience in-hospital complications, and they spend less time in the hospital.

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A Best Regional Hospital

Ranked the #1 hospital in Syracuse* by U.S. News & World Report.
Our commitment to CNY has also made us A Best Regional Hospital for a
5th-consecutive year.

* U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals 2019–2020 – Onondaga County

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Magnet® Designation

We’re the only hospital in the region to receive the most-prestigious designation for nursing excellence and high-quality inpatient care.

ACUTE CARE/EMERGENT
BARIATRIC
BREAST CARE
COLORECTAL
GALLBLADDER
HEARTBURN CENTER
HERNIA
THORACIC
THYROID & PARATHYROID
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SPECIALTIES

ST. JOSEPH’S HEALTH

ST. JOSEPH’S HEALTH

Designed with Care

From our state-of-the-art facilities to our team of dedicated board-certified experts, we offer a unique patient-centric experience designed to get you back to doing what you love most as quickly as possible.

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SPECIALIZED,
EXPERIENCED TEAMS

Specialized, experienceD teams

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Surgeons
Physician assistants
Anesthesiologists
Registered nurses
Certified scrub technicians
Radiology technicians

Our team has the specialized training and experience to give you safe, effective care. Read More >

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state-of-the-art
surgical SUITES

STATE-OF-THE-ART SURGICAL SUITES

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Our 15 operating rooms have full digital integration, with boom-mounted technology and space to accommodate large surgical teams. Most importantly, our suites are completely adaptable — ready to integrate the latest advances in medical technology. Read More >

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Track your loved one’s
Progress in comfort

Track your loved one’s
progress in comfort

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Track your loved one’s progress through surgery and recovery with our automated status boards. After the procedure is completed, you’ll receive a review from the surgeons themselves. Read More >

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ROOMS DESIGNED
For HEALING

ROOMS DESIGNED For HEALING

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Our patient rooms — filled with natural light — are large enough for family visits and are designed to provide the peace and quiet that patients need to get better. The rooms also feature smart beds that are completely adaptable — so that the necessary equipment comes to our patients and not the other way around. Read More >

ST. JOSEPH’S HEALTH

Meet our Surgeons

Scott Albert, MD

Scott Albert, MD

Breast Surgery

Ransford Commey, MD

Ransford Commey, MD

Bariatric Surgery

Evan Dentes, MD

Evan Dentes, MD

General Surgery

William Graber, MD

William Graber, MD

Bariatric Surgery

Kara Kort, MD

Kara Kort, MD

Breast Surgery
Parathyroid Surgery
Thyroid Surgery

Atul Maini, MD

Atul Maini, MD

HBC Medical Director
Acute-Care Surgery
Anti-reflux Surgery
Breast Surgery
Colon Surgery
Foregut Surgery
Gallbladder Surgery
General Robotics Surgery
Hernia Surgery
Thyroid Surgery
Vein Surgery

Michael A. Moffa, MD

Michael A. Moffa, MD

Colorectal Surgery

John D. Nicholson, MD

John D. Nicholson, MD

Colorectal Surgery

Vladan Obradovic, MD

Vladan Obradovic, MD

Bariatric Surgery
Robotic-assisted Bariatric Surgery

Anthony S. Oliva, MD

Anthony S. Oliva, MD

Acute-Care Surgery

Margaret D. Plocek, MD

Margaret D. Plocek, MD

Colorectal Surgery

Balasubramaniam Sivakumar, MD

Balasubramaniam Sivakumar, MD

Anti-reflux Surgery
Breast Surgery
Colon Surgery
Foregut Surgery
Gallbladder Surgery
General Robotics Surgery
Hernia Surgery
Thyroid Surgery

C. Melinda Stevens, DO

C. Melinda Stevens, DO

Acute-Care Surgery
Colon Surgery
Gallbladder Surgery
General Robotics Surgery
Hernia Surgery
Thyroid Surgery

Travis Webb, MD

Travis Webb, MD

Acute-Care Surgery
Colorectal Surgery
Gallbladder Surgery
General Robotics Surgery
Hepatobiliary Surgery
Hernia Surgery
Thyroid Surgery

J. Alan Ziegler, MD

J. Alan Ziegler, MD

Colorectal Surgery

Move closer to feeling better

A Healthier You Awaits With a Higher Level of Care.

A Healthier You Awaits With
a Higher Level of Care.

Let’s take the first step to your better health — together.