Acute Care Surgery - Surgical Specialists of Greater NY
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Acute Care Surgery

Some medical conditions require immediate surgical intervention, such as appendicitis or an intestinal blockage. The team at Surgical Specialists Greater of NY includes surgeons with a subspecialty in critical care who perform acute care surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital. With three New York City offices, including locations on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Astoria area of Queens, and Bayside neighborhood in Flushing, the team welcomes individuals from all over the Tri-State area. Call the location most convenient to you or book an appointment online.

What is acute care surgery?

Acute care surgery is a specialty area of surgical medicine that provides emergency surgical intervention for trauma and critical care. The team at Surgical Specialists of Greater NY includes surgeons who specialize in acute care surgery and critical care.

Surgeons who specialize in acute care surgery have the skills and training to make quick and precise decisions about patient care and surgery.

The team at Surgical Specialists of Greater NY performs acute care surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital located on 100 E77th Street in Manhattan.

What conditions need acute care surgery?

Surgical Specialists of Greater NY provides acute care surgery for many needs. Some of the most common conditions that require immediate surgical intervention include:


Your appendix is a small pouch on your large intestine located on the lower right side of your abdomen. Inflammation and swelling of the appendix, or appendicitis, causes sudden and severe abdominal pain.

When left untreated, your swollen appendix may burst, leading to a life-threatening situation. Acute care surgery from the experts at Surgical Specialists of Greater NY is the only treatment for appendicitis.

Intestinal obstructions

Intestinal obstructions may affect your small or large intestine and stop or limit the movement of food and waste through your gastrointestinal tract.

An intestinal obstruction may perforate the bowel, allowing the contents to leak into the abdominal cavity and increasing your risk of developing a serious infection.

During surgery for intestinal obstructions, the team at Surgical Specialists of Greater NY removes the blockage and repairs any intestinal damage.


Diverticulitis is inflammation of diverticula, which are small pouches that develop along the wall of the large intestine. The surgeons perform acute care surgery for diverticulitis if you have a severe infection, perforation, or repeated bouts of diverticulitis.

Perforated ulcers

Perforated ulcers are holes in the stomach or duodenum — the first section of your small intestine — and requires emergency surgery.

What can I expect from acute care surgery?

At Surgical Specialists of Greater NY, the team takes a patient-centered approach to care. The team takes pride in its patient-doctor relationship and does its best to educate and counsel you about your diagnosis and surgical needs.

The surgeons love practicing medicine and view surgery as one of many tools they utilize to help their patients.

For skilled, compassionate, and attentive care, call Surgical Specialists of Greater NY or request an appointment online today.