Surgical Oncology

Expert Care, Innovative Treatment Options

Our surgical oncologists provide care for patients with cancers or complex problems of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. These specially-trained surgeons direct the preoperative evaluation, definitive operative treatment, and long-term postoperative care of patients. They are experts in laparoscopic and other minimally invasive surgical methods and also in regional therapies for advanced cancers, such as cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC for abdominal tumors (see patient testimonials). In addition, they are experts in robotic procedures; including the robotic Whipple procedure for pancreatic cancer. Our team of specialists in robotic cancer surgery performed the first totally robotic Whipple procedure ever done on Long Island (read more).

In another first, we recently hosted a Pressurized Intraperitoneal Aerosol Chemotherapy (PIPAC) Workshop for surgeons, which was the first held in the northeastern U.S. This workshop also included a case observation, which was the first performed outside of research studies in the U.S. PIPAC is generally used for end-stage peritoneal carcinomatosis, stomach cancer, ovarian cancer, colorectal cancer and other tumors that have been disseminated in the peritoneal cavity (e.g., appendix cancer). Additional PIPAC training workshops at Stony Brook University Hospital are being planned for the near future. For more information, please call or email Luis Ehrman in the Division of Surgical Oncology at (631)444-8086 and

Through the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) program, a multi-disciplinary team (including anesthesiologists, surgeons, nurse practiioners, physicians, assistants, pharmacists and social workers) will work with you to ensure that you are getting the best care, both before and after any surgical procedure. Our ultimate goal is to have you back to your normal lifestyle as quickly as possible.


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Stony Brook Cancer Center
Lauterbur Drive
Stony Brook, NY 11794

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Meet Dr. Georgios Georgakis, Surgical Oncologist


Our surgical oncologists specialize in the treatment of a wide range of conditions, including malignant and benign tumors of the esophagus, stomach, pancreas, bile ducts, small intestine, and liver.

In 2018, Stony Brook Cancer Center was designated by the National Pancreas Foundation (NPF) as a Pancreatic Cancer Center. The NPF designation is a respected seal of approval.

Using a fully integrated multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of cancer, our surgical oncologists work closely with Stony Brook's radiologists, pathologists, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, and gastroenterologists.

Their patient care team includes physicians who provide direct diagnostic and therapeutic care, surgery nurse specialists, and ancillary support staff who ensure that patients achieve the maximum benefit from their therapies.

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