The Department of Surgery at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center offers comprehensive surgical services in Queens, NYC, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As one of the busiest surgical centers in Queens, we work hard to deliver a warm, welcoming environment, as well as comprehensive, high-quality care to all of our patients utilizing the latest in advanced surgical technology.
When a patient undergoes a procedure at Jamaica Hospital, they’ll receive guidance every step of the way. The surgical process generally involves pre-op examinations and care, patient registration, the procedure itself, and recovery.
Our 11-bed operating suite features state-of-the-art equipment, and our modernized Ambulatory Surgery Unit provides pre- and post-op care to patients who do not require an overnight stay after surgery. All procedures at our facility are performed by experienced, board-certified surgeons in a variety of medical specialties, all of which are continually growing in scope and quality to meet the needs of our patient population. These specialties include:
- Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery (Otolaryngology)
- Pediatric Surgery
- Podiatric Surgery
- Thoracic Surgery
- Trauma Surgery
- Urological Surgery
- Vascular Surgery
Jamaica Hospital has been recognized as one of the top 250 hospitals in the United States and received the 2023 Surgical Care Excellence Award from Healthgrades. We strive to offer high-quality care to all of our surgical patients.
General Surgery Services
General surgical procedures include a variety of different types of treatments, including robotically-assisted surgery, minimally-invasive procedures, and laparoscopic surgery, all of which allow our surgeons to work with increased precision and minimize tissue damage. This reduces patients’ discomfort and recovery time after surgery. Some of the general surgical procedures routinely performed at Jamaica Hospital include:
Our breast surgeons can treat various medical problems affecting the breasts. This can include a breast biopsy, in which a small piece of tissue is removed from the breast and tested for cancer cells; lumpectomy, which involves the removal of a tumor from the breast; and mastectomy, in which one or both breasts are surgically removed.
Several conditions affecting the colon and rectum, including severe infections, birth defects, cancer, injuries, or blockages, can be treated through surgery. Some commonly-performed procedures include colectomy, which removes part of all of the colon; colostomy, which involves connecting the colon to an opening in the abdomen; and hemorrhoidectomy, which surgically removes hemorrhoids.
Surgery may be performed as part of your treatment for a gastrointestinal (GI) disorder. Some of these procedures include gastric bypass surgery, which decreases the size of the stomach or alters your stomach and intestines to ingest food more easily, and a liver biopsy, which involves collecting a small tissue sample from the liver to test for disease.
Surgical procedures are available at Jamaica Hospital to treat conditions affecting the esophagus. Some of the services we offer include acid reflux surgery, which wraps the upper part of the stomach around the bottom of the esophagus to prevent GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), and esophagectomy, which removes part or all of the esophagus to treat conditions such as esophageal cancer.
The gallbladder, an organ which aids in digestion, may be removed to treat several different conditions, including gallstones (hardened bile deposits that form in the gallbladder), inflammation, infection, and cancer.
A hernia, which occurs when an organ bulges through a weak area of tissue or muscle, can be corrected through a surgical procedure that shifts the organ back into its proper place and repairs the weakened tissue or muscle.
The thyroid, a gland located at the bottom of the front of your neck which produces hormones for your metabolism, may be surgically removed if it becomes enlarged, obstructing your breathing, or overactive, producing too much of a particular hormone. Thyroid removal is also commonly performed as a treatment for thyroid cancer.
If you have a serious wound, you may require surgical care to treat it and prevent infections or other complications. Some of the procedures our surgeons perform as part of wound treatment include stitching, skin grafts, and debridement (the removal of dead tissue and foreign substances from the affected area).
Varicose Vein Removal
When veins become thick and twisted, they are referred to as varicose veins and can increase your risk for medical problems such as blood clots and skin sores. Our surgeons can surgically remove these veins, both to prevent these complications and reduce any pain they may be causing.
A splenectomy is the surgical removal of the spleen, which destroys damaged blood cells, prevents infections, and aids in the process of healthy blood clotting. The spleen may need to be removed if it becomes enlarged, which prevents it from effectively carrying out these responsibilities and increases your risk of complications such as infection or internal bleeding.
Specialty Surgical Services
In addition to the general surgery services provided by our doctors, Jamaica Hospital also offers a wide variety of treatments across many major medical specialties, many of which are provided by dedicated teams and departments.
Our board-certified neurosurgeons treat many different conditions affecting the brain and spinal cord, including (but not limited to) tumors, malformations of the head and neck, spinal stenosis, spinal compression, and stroke. Surgical interventions for these conditions utilize cutting-edge, minimally-invasive technology to improve patients’ treatment and recovery experience.
Our expert team of ear, nose, and throat surgeons use their specialized expertise to perform a variety of advanced surgical procedures. Conditions affecting the head and neck, such as physical injuries, pinched nerves, thyroid problems, or certain types of cancer, can have a significant impact on your life. Our surgeons recognize this and will walk you through every step of your treatment, from preparation for your procedure to recovery.
The pediatric surgeons at Jamaica Hospital provide many different surgical services to younger patients. These procedures cover multiple medical specialties, such as cardiology, pulmonology, dentistry, critical care medicine, and emergency medicine. Thousands of children are treated at our Pediatric Emergency Room each year; additionally, at our Pediatric Ambulatory Surgery Unit, our pediatric surgeons regularly perform various outpatient procedures for our patients.
Jamaica Hospital’s board-certified team of podiatric surgeons provides a comprehensive variety of medical treatments and surgical procedures for adults and children experiencing various conditions and injuries affecting the feet, such as plantar fasciitis, ingrown toenails, and diabetes. Some of the services our doctors provide include wound care, surgical management, and the fitting of braces and orthotics.
Thoracic surgery (also known as chest surgery) is performed to treat conditions and injuries affecting the organs of the chest, such as the esophagus, trachea, and chest wall. Our expert thoracic surgeons are well-versed in the latest tools and procedures to provide you with the most effective treatment possible for a variety of conditions, such as chest tumors, lung disease, and chest injuries.
Jamaica Hospital is designated as a Level 1 Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons and New York State and provides 24/7 treatment to patients requiring immediate critical care. Our team of trauma surgeons treats thousands of patients each year and includes recognized experts in trauma, emergency medicine, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, anesthesiology, radiology, intensive care, and rehabilitation medicine.
The team of board-certified urological surgeons at Jamaica Hospital treats a comprehensive array of common and complex urological conditions affecting the male and female urinary tract, as well as the male reproductive system. Some of the conditions our specialists treat include kidney stones, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, prostate cancer, and urinary fistula.
Jamaica Hospital’s Division of Vascular Surgery treats patients suffering from vascular disease, which includes any condition affecting the circulatory system. Some of these conditions include peripheral artery disease, carotid artery disease, aortic aneurysms, deep vein thrombosis, and varicose veins. The hospital is also designated as a primary thrombectomy-capable stroke center and has been recognized as one of the top 5 hospitals for stroke care in New York State by Healthgrades, making us one of the premier local providers of high-quality stroke treatment.
Jamaica Hospital’s interdisciplinary surgical team is composed of board-certified experts in a wide variety of medical specialties, ensuring that all of our patients are able to receive high-quality treatment, no matter what kind of procedure they may require. Our surgeons work closely with nurses and other support staff to evaluate and treat patients effectively and efficiently.
Our friendly on-site staff members are happy to provide you with the information you need about the surgical options available to you at Jamaica Hospital. For more information about our Queens, NYC surgical services or to make an appointment, please call (718) 206-7001 now.