World-Renowned Colorectal Surgeon Appointed to ELIH Medical Staff

Posted on 11/21/2016

Roberto Bergamaschi, MD, PhD, FRCS, FASCRS, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery
Department of Surgery/Stony Brook Medicine


Eastern Long Island Hospital announces the appointment of Roberto Bergamaschi, MD, PhD, a world-renowned colorectal surgeon, to its medical staff.  Professor of Surgery at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery for Stony Brook University Hospital, Dr. Bergamaschi specializes in the treatment of diseases associated with colorectal disorders including abscesses, bowel obstructions, polyps, colitis, diverticulitis, hemorrhoids, colon cancer, constipation, incontinence, Crohn’s disease, rectal cancer and anal cancer.

One of the first colorectal surgeons in the United States to master laparoscopic colorectal surgery, Dr. Bergamaschi offers several options for patients undergoing surgery for colorectal cancers.   He is one of the few colorectal surgeons in the U.S. to perform a procedure known as “intracorporeal laparoscopic colorectal surgery” which requires extensive and highly specialized training because it takes place entirely inside the body. 

“Though both conventional open surgery and laparoscopic-assisted surgery are safe and common procedures, there is less bleeding, less risk of infection, less pain and less scarring for the patient who undergoes the intracorporeal laparoscopic procedure,” explains Dr. Bergamaschi.

“Dr. Bergamaschi is internationally recognized for his expertise in laparoscopic surgery for colorectal diseases. We are very fortunate to have a surgeon of this caliber available to our patients on the East End of Long Island,” states Paul J. Connor, III, President/CEO. 

At the Stony Brook School of Medicine, Dr. Bergamaschi leads an extensive one-year residency program to ensure a growing number of qualified colorectal surgeons are trained to perform intracorporeal laparoscopic surgery as well as other colorectal surgical procedures.   

Dr. Bergamaschi will be speaking on WLNG, 92.1 FM on December 12, 2016 with host Dan Duprey and Frank J. Adipietro, MD, Eastern Long Island Hospital’s Medical Staff President to explain colorectal issues that are often difficult to understand.  The hour- long program, entitled, “Frequently Asked Questions About Colorectal Care” will give listeners an opportunity to call in between 1 pm and 2 pm and have access to Dr. Bergamaschi and his expertise. 

Roberto Bergamaschi, MD, PhD holds Board Certifications in several countries including Italy, Denmark, France, Norway and the United States. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, London England, and a Fellow of the American Society of Colorectal Surgeons as well as the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Bergamaschi received Medical Degrees from the School of Medicine, University of Milan, Italy and the School of Medicine, University of Bergen, Norway.  He maintains as office in the Health Science Center, Stony Brook.  Dr. Bergamaschi is part of a subspecialty group that will be providing colorectal surgical care on the North Fork.  For an appointment, call 631.477.5386.