Dr. Robert Turoff, MD

Dr. Robert Turoff, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 68
Dr. Robert Turoff, MD is a general surgery specialist in Bay Shore, NY and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University in 1975 and specializes in general surgery, surgical oncology, and more.Read his story

10 Brentwood Rd

Bay Shore, NY 11706

Contact Information

(631) 665-8200

Insurance Accepted

  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Turoff performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Anal or Rectal Pain
more than 84% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
more than 84% of peers
Breast Diseases
more than 81% of peers

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Dr. Turoff's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Turoff "Robert David Turoff, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.P.W.C.A. A Board Certified Surgeon, Robert D. Turoff, MD, F.A.C.S.,F.A.P.W.C.A., is a senior attending surgeon at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, New York, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, New York and attending surgeon St. Joseph Hospital, Bethpage, New York. He is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Stony Brook Medical Center, Stony Brook, New York. Dr. Turoff attended Cornell University Medical College, graduating in 1975. He did his surgical residency at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York and Nassau County Medical Center in East Meadow, New York. He then completed a Fellowship in Surgical Oncology at Roswell Park Memorial Institute in Buffalo, New York in 1983, where he was an American Cancer Society Clinical Fellow. Dr. Turoff has been in practice on the South Shore of Long Island, New York for 30 years."


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4  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

136  Conditions Treated


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47  Procedures

  • Abdominal Mass Biopsy
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Breast Needle Localization
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Debridement
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia and Hydrocele Repair
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paracentesis
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Varicose Vein Procedure


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • North Shore University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Nassau County Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • North Shore University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Roswell Park Meml Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Turoff has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Turoff's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Turoff to family and friends
14 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
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Dr. Turoff's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

I was sent to Dr.Turoff at the behest of worker's compensation for a second opinion concerning one or more hernias.Dr.Turoff claimed I had a small ventral hernia,which he advised to leave alone.I was quickly put in my place when I suggested otherwise.Fortunately,a court approved MRI confirmed that...more
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Dr. Turoff has knowledge of many areas of surgery and is an expert in his field. He is concerned and spends time with his patients to make sure that they understand all aspects of a procedure or surgery.
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