THE MOST EXPERIENCED SURGICAL TEAM MEANS THE BEST EXPERIENCE FOR YOU

As with any other complex skill, the more surgical experience you have, the better you get. We perform the most adult inpatient general surgeries in the region* and more robotic-assisted general surgeries than any other area hospital.** When you choose St. Joseph’s Health for your surgery, you can expect less pain, a minimally invasive surgery and a faster recovery—so you can get back to the experiences that matter most to you.

THE CLEAR LEADER IN ROBOTIC-ASSISTED SURGERY*

You can heal faster and go home sooner when your surgeon uses minimally invasive robotic techniques. St. Joseph’s Health is Central New York’s leader in robotic-assisted general surgeries, having performed more than 500 in 2016 alone, significantly more than any other area hospital.

4 Advantages of St. Joseph’s Health's General Robotics surgery

1 SHORTER, SAFER OPERATIONS Robotic surgery allows surgeons to perform complex surgical tasks that are now minimally invasive, with greater accuracy, flexibility and control. 2 LESS PAIN With minimally invasive surgeries, the body goes through less trauma, so you experience less pain and discomfort in recovery. . 3 heal faster Less trauma means our patients have a shorter hospital stay and quicker recovery time. That way you can get back to doing what you love faster. 4 MINIMAL SCARRING Compared with traditional, or “open” surgery, robotic-assisted, minimally invasive surgery results in smaller incisions, which leave smaller, less noticeable scarring.

Learn more about the da Vinci® Surgical System

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A HIGHER LEVEL OF CARE

At St. Joseph’s Health, "A Higher Level of Care" is the guiding philosophy that drives our continuous improvement in all areas of performance, from technology to safety, efficiency to clinical outcomes. Here are just a few measures of our success.

Best Regional Hospital
and #9 in the State

By U.S. News & World Report for high performance in ten types of care, including colon cancer surgery and lung cancer surgery, 5x more than any other local hospital, making us #9 in New York State.

High Performing in
Lung Cancer Surgery

Rated for our performance in lung cancer surgery using data on patient survival, nurse staffing and volume.

High Performing in
Colon Cancer Surgery

U.S. News & World Report also gave
St. Joseph’s Health Hospital the highest performance rating for colon cancer surgery.

Women's Choice Award® for Bariatric Surgery

St. Joseph’s Health Hospital is the only hospital in Central New York to be named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Bariatrics, Obstetrics, Orthopedics and Heart Care.

Excellence in Healthcare Award by Central New York Business Journal

“Surgical Facility of the Year” for the first and only operating room in CNY with a negative-pressure ante-room, offering customized safety for complex patient scenarios.

Magnet Recognition

The highest recognition for nursing excellence; we are proud of our nurses, who exemplify the values of professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care.

Meet our Surgeons

Our surgeons are board-certified experts in their fields dedicated to staying in the forefront of the latest medical advancements and technologies. Their personalized, patient-centered approach helps our patients and their families feel more at ease on their way to the fastest recovery possible.

Scott Albert, MD

Breast Surgery

 

Thomas Certo, MD

Acute Care Surgery

Breast Surgery

Colon Surgery

Gallbladder Surgery

Hernia Surgery

Abdominal Wall Hernia Repair

Thyroid Surgery

Evan Dentes, MD

Acute Care Surgery

Breast Surgery

Colon Surgery

Gallbladder Surgery

General Robotics Surgery

Hepatobiliary Surgery

Hernia Surgery

Thyroid Surgery

William Graper, MD

Bariatric Surgery

January Hill, MD

Bariatric Surgery

Kara Kort, MD

Breast Surgery

Parathyroid Surgery

Thyroid Surgery

Atul Maini, MD

Acute Care Surgery

Breast Surgery

Colon Surgery

Gallbladder Surgery

General Robotics Surgery

Hernia Surgery

Thyroid Surgery

Vladan Obradovic, MD

Bariatric Surgery

Anthony S. Oliva, MD

Acute Care Surgery

Breast Surgery

Colon Surgery

Gallbladder Surgery

Hernia Surgery

Thyroid Surgery

Balasubramaniam Sivakumar, MD

Breast Surgery

Colon Surgery

Gallbladder Surgery

General Robotics Surgery

Hernia Surgery

Thyroid Surgery

C. Melinda Stevens, DO

Acute Care Surgery

Colon Surgery

Gallbladder Surgery

General Robotics Surgery

Hernia Surgery

Thyroid Surgery

Travis Webb, MD

Acute Care Surgery

Colorectal Surgery

Gallbladder Surgery

General Robotics Surgery

Hepatobiliary Surgery

Hernia Surgery

Thyroid Surgery

David Wormuth, MD

Thoracic Surgery

Nicholas Yerkes, MD

Thoracic Surgery

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St. Joseph's Health earned the Magnet Designation for nursing excellence.
1 SHORTER, SAFER OPERATIONS Robotic surgery allows surgeons to perform complex surgical tasks that are now minimally invasive, with greater accuracy, flexibility and control. 2 LESS PAIN With minimally invasive surgeries, the body goes through less trauma, so you experience less pain and discomfort in recovery. . 3 heal faster Less trauma means our patients have a shorter hospital stay and quicker recovery time. That way you can get back to doing what you love faster. 4 MINIMAL SCARRING Compared with traditional, or “open” surgery, robotic-assisted, minimally invasive surgery results in smaller incisions, which leave smaller, less noticeable scarring.
1 SHORTER, SAFER OPERATIONS Robotic surgery allows surgeons to perform complex surgical tasks that are now minimally invasive, with greater accuracy, flexibility and control. 2 LESS PAIN With minimally invasive surgeries, the body goes through less trauma, so you experience less pain and discomfort in recovery. . 3 heal faster Less trauma means our patients have a shorter hospital stay and quicker recovery time. That way you can get back to doing what you love faster. 4 MINIMAL SCARRING Compared with traditional, or “open” surgery, robotic-assisted, minimally invasive surgery results in smaller incisions, which leave smaller, less noticeable scarring.
St. Joseph's Health earned the Magnet Designation for nursing excellence.
St. Joseph's Health earned the Magnet Designation for nursing excellence.
1 SHORTER, SAFER OPERATIONS Robotic surgery allows surgeons to perform complex surgical tasks that are now minimally invasive, with greater accuracy, flexibility and control. 2 LESS PAIN With minimally invasive surgeries, the body goes through less trauma, so you experience less pain and discomfort in recovery. . 3 heal faster Less trauma means our patients have a shorter hospital stay and quicker recovery time. That way you can get back to doing what you love faster. 4 MINIMAL SCARRING Compared with traditional, or “open” surgery, robotic-assisted, minimally invasive surgery results in smaller incisions, which leave smaller, less noticeable scarring.
St. Joseph's Health earned the Magnet Designation for nursing excellence.