Mount Sinai Queens is committed to providing you with the highest quality of care in a reassuring, patient-centered environment. Surgical teams comprised of highly trained surgeons and anesthesiologists perform a wide range of traditional “open” as well as minimally invasive surgeries, including robotic-assisted procedures. Our surgical team employs multiple patient-centered protocols to shorten hospital stays and improve outcomes.

Our surgical team has greater capabilities than ever before with the opening of the hospital’s state-of-the-art surgical suite. Located in our new $175-million, 140,000-square-foot Mount Sinai Queens Pavilion, we now offer more extensive surgical services, including procedures previously only available at Mount Sinai locations in Manhattan. Our new operating suites include private pre-surgical rooms, a recovery room, and a large and light-filled comfortable family waiting area.

Our state-of-the-art operating rooms enable our surgeons to perform elective, emergency, and complex surgeries using the latest advances in medical technology. With the installation at Mount Sinai Queens of the da Vinci Xi robot, the most technologically advanced version of the surgical robot, we can offer you the advantages of robotic assisted surgery right here in Queens.

Our dedicated nurses, both in the operating room and at your bedside after surgery, are known for their expertise and compassion. Our staff has been awarded Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Studies have shown that Magnet hospitals provide a safer environment for patients (fewer falls, pressure ulcers, and infections), increased satisfaction, and better outcomes.

We provide comprehensive surgical care across a wide range of specialties, including breast, colon and rectal, endocrine, general, metabolic and bariatric, minimally invasive, plastic and reconstructive, surgical oncology, thoracic, urologic, and vascular. We look forward to providing you with the best possible perioperative care and making your time with us as pleasant and comfortable as possible.

Meet Our Team

Michael Choi, MD
Bariatric and General Surgery

Eric D. Edwards, MD
Chief, Surgery

Dong-Seok (Dan) Lee, MD
Thoracic Surgery

Dawar Mahmood, MD
General Surgery

Gustavo Fernandez-Ranvier, MD
Endocrine Surgery

Jeffrey Sandhaus, MD
Chief, Urology

Rodrigo Sequeira, MD
General Surgery

Gary W. Swain, MD
General Surgery

Nikhil Waingankar, MD
Urologic Surgery

Soma Brahmanandam, MD
Medical Director, Quality and Patient Safety
Vascular Surgery

John Phair, MD
Vascular Surgery