Dr. Karim Paracha, MD

Laparoscopic SurgeryMaleAge 47

Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. Karim Paracha, MD is a Laparoscopic Surgery Specialist in East Setauket, NY. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Huntington Hospital and Huntington Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Karim Paracha, MD

Karim A. Paracha, M.D.

4 Technology Dr Ste 240 East Setauket, NY 11733 ()
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Dr. Paracha is affiliated with Mather Hospital Port Jefferson, a highly rated hospital.

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Dr. Paracha's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Inguinal Hernia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Paracha treats Inguinal Hernia more than 59% of his peers

Dr. Paracha treats this condition more than 59% of his peers

Cholecystitis and Gallstones
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Paracha treats Cholecystitis and Gallstones more than 57% of his peers

Dr. Paracha treats this condition more than 57% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Gallstones
Gallstones
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Paracha treats Gallstones more than 55% of his peers

Dr. Paracha treats this condition more than 55% of his peers

Dr. Paracha's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Bowel Infarction
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Gynecomastia Repair
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Obesity
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Grafts
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tubo-Ovarian Abscess
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Paracha accepts the following insurance:

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Humana
Choice Care PPO
Locals (any local)
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
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Dr. Paracha's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Paracha

4.9

Based on 59 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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Extremely happy!
I had emergency surgery at St. Charles hospital. Dr. Paracha was wonderful. He has empathy, he cares, he is thorough. I felt very cared for. He explains everything to you. My husband was also very impressed and happy with the care and how Dr. Paracha explained everything to him. He is basically an awesome caring Doctor who I highly recommend!
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Janet Love Hamrah – May 18, 2022
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Dr. Paracha. Is a caring and personable surgeon. I would definitely recommend him.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Janice Mangano – May 04, 2022
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Very friendly and professional
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Apr 15, 2022
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Best surgeon
I was in the hospital on 3/8 for severe upper quadrant pain . I met Dr Paracha and he explained ( after testing) that my gallbladder had to come out. I was nervous about the surgery and he made me feel completely comfortable. I’m 2 weeks post op and healing nicely. Great bedside manner, I recommend Dr Paracha if you need this surgery .
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Joann Hansen – Mar 26, 2022
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Was admitted to Mather Hospital with an upper GI bleed. I needed immediate surgery or I would bleed out within the hour. Dr. Paracha performed surgery & removed bleeding polyp. He later did a procedure for a wound VAC, to help in the healing process of my large wound. Dr. Paracha was there explaining everything in a clear & calming matter. I feel he saved my life. During my ordeal, my daughter spoke with him on a daily basis. She said he returned phone calls in a timely manner & couldn’t be more understanding. His office is clean & beautiful and his staff is professional and courteous. On behalf of my family, we would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Paracha.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kathy La Regina – Mar 03, 2022
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Dr. Paracha was assigned to my daughter in the emergency room at Mather Hospital. I couldn't have asked for a better surgeon. He was very friendly, and informative. He checked in on us regularly while waiting for an operation room to open up. The surgery went beautifully. My daughter's incisions look absolutely perfect. Our follow up visit with him was on time and he answered all our questions. I highly recommend him for surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jessica Licata – Feb 17, 2022
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Dr. Paracha is a knowledgeable, skilled professional. Following emergency surgery for appendicitis, I experienced a very smooth, comfortable, and quick recovery. Dr. Paracha's office staff was patient and extremely helpful in completing the necessary paperwork that I needed to move forward following surgery. At my follow-up visit, I was very impressed with the short wait time and the cleanliness of the waiting and examination rooms in his office. Dr. Paracha spent adequate time with me clearly defining post-surgery provisions and offered suggestions to keep in tip-top health. I couldn't be happier with Dr. Paracha and the positive attitude and caring atmosphere he and his office staff provide. I wholeheartedly recommend all to consider Dr. Paracha should you require the services he provides.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Linda C. – Nov 24, 2021
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Very kind and capable. Did emergent surgery for abdominal adhesions and obstructed bowel . Did comphrensive explanation of the complexity of surgery and was very cautious with post op care. Follow up in office good and easily reachable with questions. Kind and courteous office staff.
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Nov 17, 2021
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Dr Paracha stepped in and performed my gall bladder removal while I was hospitalized for Sepsis, and the scheduled surgeon was no longer available. This Dr was wonderful! He is polite, friendly and gave me a very warm feeling about his abilities to perform my surgery. First off, how many Drs have you had that pulled up a chair and sat next to you bedside to explain the procedure? To make sure I fully understood , he then drew a diagram for me to explain the procedure. I totally felt at ease having him perform the procedure. All went well and I fully recovered without any issues. At my follow up visit, he again had the same warm friendly confident demeanor as he did before the surgery. I must also add that the office staff was also top notch!! They were extremely friendly and helpful. Weeks later when I needed some medical records forwarded to another MD, they were right on the ball! Once again extremely friendly and happy to help!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Louis Digena – Aug 19, 2021
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I was very fortunate to have Dr. Paracha perform my emergency surgery. Dr Paracha is a leader in his field. I would recommend this provider to anyone needing internal surgery. My surgery was complicated and Dr Paracha handled it with ease Dr Paracha made me feel so comfortable and he is so easy to talk to. Dr Paracha explained every detail to me. I am 1000% pleased that I had Dr Paracha as my doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Martha Kuinlan – Aug 14, 2021
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Dr. Paracha was amazing. He made me feel so comfortable before my surgery as I was so about about it. And he made sure to call my husband as soon as he finished to let him know I did great and everything went well. He did a phenomenal job. And best of all I feel amazing after my surgery!! Thank you so much!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lori – Jul 30, 2021
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Dr. Paracha and his team in the office were fantastic to work with and I was blessed to have found him. He is extremely knowledgeable, explains everything. I was never rushed and he made sure I understood everything. I would recommend him highly to everyone should the need arise.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Rob P. – Apr 13, 2021
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Dr Paracha is a talented surgeon, confident in an infectious (so to speak) way, not remotely arrogant. He and his office staff - Dana & Liz - are incredibly responsive, compassionate and professional. There’s no one I’d rather have remove an organ from me! Seriously, a wonderful Doctor with a first-rate support staff. ???????????? (Yep, 6 stars)
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feldsher – Feb 18, 2021
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He took his time to explain everything and was very courteous, professional and respectful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 28, 2021
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After many failed doctor visits and endless scans, It wasn’t until I met Dr. Paracha that I finally feel good again. Dr Paracha and his office staff didn’t stop until I got answers. What scans didn’t show Dr. Paracha went in and found. Great communication and bedside manor. Highly Recommend
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Colon cancer stinks – Jan 15, 2021
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Dr. Paracha was professional, kind, confident and caring. He immediately made me feel comfortable and explained the procedure. He was upbeat and really put our minds at ease.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Joann Kaplan – Dec 31, 2020
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Dr. Paracha was exceptional. I needed emergency surgery to correct an intestine blockage. Dr Paracha was not working at the time I was admitted, but after a call from a family member that also had a similar surgery with Dr Paracha, he immediately responded and completed my surgery. I had adhesions throughout my intestines which doubled the time of my surgery to properly remove all of the scar tissue. I am so grateful Dr Paracha completed my surgery. He saved my life and also increased the quality of my life moving forward. He made me feel comfortable before and after surgery by taking the time to help me understand each step of my surgery and recovery. Thank you.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Alan Cardinale Jr – Nov 03, 2020
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I was lucky enough to have Dr Paracha as my surgeon while I was admitted in St Charles Hospital with Acute Pancreatitis and Gallbladder disease which led to the need to remove my Gallbladder..Due to his pristine attention to detail, he basically saved my life and prevented any further serious medical issues. I had to continue care after my discharge and go in for an additional surgery with him and everything went perfectly! I thank God that I met Dr Paracha and his staff; they really care about their patients and will go above and beyond to make sure everything you need is taken care of in a timely matter. You will without a doubt be in the best hands under his care!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Laura Simeone – Oct 30, 2020
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Dr. Paracha was excellent. I had my gallbladder removed in an emergency. The operation went very well. I went home the same day (not doctor recommended) and had no issues at all. The surgery was on a Friday night at 8:00 and I left the hospital by midnight. There was very little pain and I went to work on Monday. I had a follow up in his office 10 days later and the office experience was very pleasant as well. The wait was short and the doctor went over the procedure and what did and found. I highly recommend Dr. Paracha based on my experience.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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John DiSalvo – Sep 10, 2020
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I can’t say enough about Dr. Paracha. We I first visited him, I was very nervous but he was so warm and friendly. He explained in detail that I would need 3 Hernia Repairs and that it would be done Lapaoscopic, after listening to him he put my mind at ease. I found him to be very knowledgable and so gentle, I said, okay, lets do it. Well, my Surgury is completed everything went so well and I have it all to thank you, Dr. Paracha. Your very Professional and very Skilled in what you, not only what you do as a Surgeon but your mannerism and your patience. Dr. Paracha, your an excellent Surgeon, thank you so much. As far as the Office is concerned they also have been wonderful. Very Professional Staff, Liz and Danna helpful, kind and very efficient to answering to any questions you might and if it’s something they can’t answer they notify Dr. Paracha and they get back to you right away. Overhaul, can’t say enough, just fortunate I made an excellent choice.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lorraine Bartek – Sep 02, 2020
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Biography

Dr. Karim Paracha, MD is a Laparoscopic Surgery Specialist in East Setauket, NY. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Huntington Hospital and...Read more

Specialties

  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • General Surgery

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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What are Dr. Karim Paracha, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Paracha frequently treats Inguinal Hernia, Cholecystitis and Gallstones, and Gallstones. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Paracha treats.

Where is Dr. Karim Paracha, MD's office located?

Dr. Paracha's office is located at 4 Technology Dr Ste 240, East Setauket, NY 11733. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Paracha speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Karim A. Paracha, M.D.

Karim Paracha, Physician, PC4 Technology Dr Ste 240 East Setauket, NY 11733
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Paracha is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Huntington Hospital

Huntington, NY

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Huntington Hospital

Huntington, NY

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Long Island Community Hospital

Patchogue, NY

45% Patients that would definitely recommend, 25% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Mather Hospital

Port Jefferson, NY

78% Patients that would definitely recommend, 8% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Peconic Bay Medical Center

Riverhead, NY

70% Patients that would definitely recommend, Equal to the national average

3 Awards Received

Saint Charles Hospital

Port Jefferson, NY

74% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center

Smithtown, NY

62% Patients that would definitely recommend, 8% lower than the national average