Colon and Rectal Surgery

Our colon and rectal surgeons are trained to provide the most sophisticated surgical care for patients with a wide range of diseases and disorders.  They have expertise in the use of minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopy) and other minimally invasive procedures for the treatment of colorectal diseases, including cancer.  At Stony Brook, our surgeons approach more cases robotically to provide the saftest least invasive option for our patients. Types of Procedures we perform include robotic-assisted surgery with the da Vinci® Surgical System, laparoscopic surgery, open surgery


To schedule a consultation call  (631) 444-1825


Advanced Specialty Care
500 Commack Road, Suite 102
Commack, NY 11725


Stony Brook University Cancer Center
Lauterbur Drive
Stony Brook, NY 11794




222 Middle Country Road, Suite 209



Surgical Care Center
37 Research Way
East Setauket, NY 11733



Nurse Practitioner

Deborah Nagle, MD

Chief, Colon and Rectal Surgery Division

Jacob Joseph, NP

Marvin L. Corman, MD


Paula I. Denoya, MD


Kathreen P. Lee, MD


William B. Smithy, MD  

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Our Negative Pressure suite is uniquely designed to prevent the spread of airborne diseases.  By utilizing a ventilation system; air is pulled into the space and then completely filtered prior to releasing it back outside the room, providing our patients with the safest care and surgical experience available today.  The addition of this suite allows us to continue providing our patients the convenience of having procedures done right in the comfort of our office.

Anal Access/Fistula Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Anal Cancer Polyps of the Colon
Anal Fissure Rectal Cancer
Anal Warts Rectal Prolapse
Bowel Incontinence Rectocele
Colon Cancer Ulcerative Colitis 
Crohn's disease  
Diverticular Disease  

"Nurse/Navigator Lilliana Borelli RN was the BEST of all my experiences from pre-colonoscopy scheduling to post operation follow up.  Lilliana Borelli was there to greet me as promised at the new Cancer Center for my appointments with doctors Lee and Zhang.  Lilliana Borelli introduced me to financial aid at my request easing a lot of anxiety.  Lilliana Borelli was amazingly responsive.  If not picking up my phone call, calling back almost immediately answering my questions. If it was an unspecified time she would get it and call back right away.  I was NEVER left hanging.  Lilliana updated my wife post procedures always.  Lilliana Borelli's exceptional attitude, caring, patience, among many many more is amazing.  Dedicated workers such as Lilliana who love their work and job and serve are what makes Stony Brook Hospital and the new Cancer Center the best in medicine.  Lilliana is a perfect example for everyone." - Charles M.
“Dr. Deborah Nagle is an amazing colorectal surgeon. I am writing this because I feel great after only 4 weeks of robotic colorectal surgery. Dr Nagle is a savior, after a bowel perforation, caused from pain meds from a broken hip due to a fall. We had no choice but to do a colostomy. Dr. Nagle assured me that in 3 months she would be able to reverse it. As an 81 year old, I had my doubts but with Dr. Nagel and my daughter’s positive attitude I stayed strong and healed. Sure enough we started the process of testing and scans to be sure I was ready for the reversal. Just as she had promised within the time frame, Dr. Nagle performed the reversal surgery robotically. It was a great experience, less invasive than the incision like I previously had. I was up and walking within 24 hours. Had no swelling and very little pain. Thanks to Dr. Nagle and her team I was able to return to my old self very quickly.” - Alda Gesualda L.

"Dr. Denoya has been nothing short of amazing to me! She always takes the time to make sure that her patients have the best care possible. She saved my life about a year ago, and I will never be able to thank her enough!"- Gerald B.