The Department of Surgery is committed to providing a range of special clinical and educational services to the Long Island community.
Screening programs. We provide "free" screening programs at Stony Brook University Medical Center, as well as at our satellite offices in East Setauket and Hampton Bays. For information about our current screening programs, please call the appropriate clinical service.
Our Vascular Center currently offers annual screenings for carotid (neck) artery disease and abdominal aortic aneurysm, as well as screening for peripheral vascular disease. These screenings are designed to promote awareness of vascular disease, identify signs and symptoms of disease, and reduce the risk of atherosclerotic disease and abdominal aortic aneurysm by improving general health.
These screening programs not only provide free-of-charge or inexpensive clinical services to the community, but also offer opportunities for our physicians and support staff to provide health education in the community.
Health education. Health education as a community service is also achieved by visiting speakers from the Department.
Our transplant education specialist, David Bekofsky, presents numerous programs in the community—in schools, in churches and synagogues, for service organizations—to educate the public about organ donation. For more information, please call 631-444-1787.
Our breast care team at the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Care Center contributes to the Center's active educational outreach program. For more information, please call 631-638-1000.
Healthcare providers. Another important aspect of our community service mission is our training of surgeons for Long Island. As of 2007, 59 graduates of our residency training program in general surgery (nearly a third of all graduates since our first graduating class in 1975) are now in practice throughout the Island, serving the community with a range of surgical specialties.
All told, our diverse community service programs reflect our commitment to serving the Long Island community as both health care providers and educators—here at Stony Brook and out in the community.