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General Surgery                    

Our Experts


Albany Med's surgeons are experts in many fields and provide the highest quality pre- and post-operative care for general surgeries to the most complex cases. Our highly skilled team of surgeons ensures that our patients' experiences and care are top priorities from start to finish with the use of innovative new treatment methods and knowledge of the most up-to-date research and techniques.

Our team of experts and specialty areas includes:

 

Steven Stain, MD
Henry and Sally Schaffer
Chair of Surgery

General surgery
Hepatobiliary surgery (liver, gallbladder, bile ducts and bile)
Pancreatic surgery
Oncology surgery
Critical care surgery

 

Todd Beyer, MD

General surgery
Breast Surgery
Thyroidectomies
Treats thyroid cancer
Minimally invasive parathyroidectomies
Adrenal disease
Neuroendocrine tumors
Hyperparathyroidism
Ultrasound diagnostics and procedures

Brian Binetti, MD 

Brian Binetti, MD

General surgery
Minimally invasive procedures (laparoscopic and robotic surgery)
Gasteroenterology
Robotic gastric bypass surgery
Lap-banding (a band is implanted around the upper part of the stomach)
Hernia repair
Gastro-esophageal reflux

Daniel Bonville, DO

General surgery
Minimally invasive procedures (laparoscopic and robotic surgery)
Gasteroenterology
Robotic gastric bypass surgery
Lap-banding (a band is implanted around the upper part of the stomach)
Hernia repair
Gastro-esophageal reflux

 

Valerie Brutus, MD

General surgery
Breast surgery
Benign and malignant tumors
Skin and nipple sparing mastectomies

 

Jonathan Canete, MD

General surgery
Colorectal surgery
Minimally invasive treatments
Treatment for diseases of the colon, rectum, and anus

Carrie Carsello, MD

General surgery
Treats diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands
Thyroidectomies
Minimally invasive parathyrpodectomies

A. David Chismark, MD

General surgery
Colorectal surgery
Minimally invasive treatments
Treatment for diseases of the colon, rectum, and anus

David Conti, MD
Neil Lempert Professor

General surgery
Renal and pancreas transplants
Transplant grafts
Transplant immunology
Transplant surgery
Vascular access for dialysis


 

Muhammad Hena, MD

General surgery
Surgical oncology
Breast surgery
Hepatobiliary surgery
Pancreatic surgery
Gastric surgery

David Kuehler, MD

General surgery
Trauma surgery
Laparoscopic surgery

 

Edward Lee, MD
Morris Alpert Professor

General surgery
Gastrointestinal problems/diseases
Benign and malignant conditions of the colon, rectum, and anus
Colon and rectal cancer
Diverticulitis (inflammation of small bulging pouches that can form anywhere in the digestive system)
Inflammatory bowel disease
Crohn's disease
Ulcerative colitis
Transanal endoscopic microsurgery (resection of rectal polyps and tumors)


Richard MacDowell

Chief of Surgery,
South Clinical Campus

General surgery
Breast surgery
Benign and malignant breast diease
Hernia repair
Gall bladder removal

Ankesh Nigam, MD 

General surgery
Cancer surgery
Pancreatic and liver tumors
Gastrointestinal surgery
Intra-operative guided ultrasound dissections
Multi-vessel tumor surgery
Radiation for sarcomas (tumors of bone, muscle, fat, cartilage, vascular, and hematopoitic tisues)

 

Donna Pietrocola, MD

General surgery
Breast care
Breast cancer
Surgical oncology
Medical oncology
Radiation oncology

 

Carl Rosati, MD

General surgery
Acute Care Surgery (combined disciplines of trauma, burn, critical care, and emergency general surgery)
Trauma and emergency surgery
Gastrointestinal surgery
Laparoscopic surgery

 

Sharon Samuels, MD

General surgery
Breast surgery
Trauma surgery
Critical care surgery

 

Tejinder Singh, MD

General surgery
Minimally invasive procedures (laparoscopic and robotic surgery)
Gasteroenterology
Robotic gastric bypass surgery
Lap-banding (a band is implanted around the upper part of the stomach)
Hernia repair
Gastro-esophageal reflux

Fletcher Starnes, MD

General surgery
Laparoendoscopic surgery
Oncological surgery


 


 

Brian Valerian, MD

General surgery
Gastrointestinal problems/diseases
Benign and malignant conditions of the colon, rectum, and anus
Colon and rectal cancer
Diverticulitis (inflammation of small bulging pouches that can form anywhere in the digestive system)
Inflammatory bowel disease
Crohn's disease
Ulcerative colitis
Transanal endoscopic microsurgery (resection of rectal polyps and tumors)