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Care New England Department of Surgical Services
Ambulatory Surgery Center | Kent Hospital
455 Toll Gate Road
Warwick, RI 02886
P: (401) 737-7010, ext. 31287
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Care New England health care services are staffed by Care New England Medical Group (CNEMG) clinicians who provide primary care and specialty services.

Guy Lancellotti, MD
Guy Lancellotti, MD

Guy Lancellotti, MD, brings nearly 40 years of surgical experience to Care New England. As the chief of surgery at Kent Hospital, Dr. Lancellotti oversees a team that provides exceptional patient experience with specially designed space, state-of-the-art equipment and the 24-hour support of a full-service hospital.

Specializing in vascular surgery, Dr. Lancellotti has been voted one of the Top Doctors in Rhode Island for more than 20 years in a row. Dr. Lancellotti received his medical degree from University Autonoma de Guadalajara and the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, completing both his internship and residency in General Surgery at Rhode Island Hospital.

Dr. Lancellotti is past president of the Kent Hospital Medical Staff as well as the Rhode Island Chapter of the American College of Surgeons.

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Lucas Beffa, MD
Lucas Beffa, MD

Lucas Beffa, MD leads the hernia program at Care New England, offering highly specialized, cutting edge, and evidence-based care for people with all types of hernias through a multidisciplinary approach that includes surgical care, post-operative recovery, and optimizing nutrition.

Dr. Beffa graduated from University of Missouri - Columbia. During his time at the University of Missouri he received multiple distinctions including: Michael DeBakey Scholar in Cardiothoracic Surgery, 2011; Marion S. Deweese Excellence in Surgery Recipient, 2011; Outstanding Resident Educator Award, 2013; Most Outstanding Resident Award, 2015; Outstanding Resident Educator Award, 2015; and Administrative Chief Resident, 2016. He then pursued a MIS fellowship at Greenville Health System.

Dr. Beffa is American Board of Surgery Certified and has also received certification for the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS), Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery, and Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Fellow.

As a physician and minimally invasive surgeon, he strives to exceed his patient’s expectations, while delivering new surgical techniques to New England. He is committed to advancing the field of robotic surgery through innovative research and is currently pursuing research in robotic ventral hernia repair and pre-operative TAP blocks for outpatient hernia surgery. He is an active member of Americas Hernia Society, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, and participates in the Americas Hernias Society Quality Collaborative.

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George V. Cristescu, MD
George V. Cristescu, MD

George V. Cristescu, MD, was born in Ploiesti, Romania and he attended medical school in Bucharest. He emigrated from Romania seven years ago and graduated from The Cleveland Clinic General Surgery Residency Program in 2011. Dr. Cristescu been in practice in eastern Kentucky until summer of 2013. He is a board-certified general surgeon with an interest in advanced laparoscopic techniques including complex hernia repair, anti-reflux surgery and intestinal surgery. He is married and has a daughter.

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Marcelo C. DaSilva, MD, FACS, Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Care New England Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Care New England
Marcelo C. DaSilva, MD, FACS, Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Care New England

Marcelo C. DaSilva, MD, FACS, serves as chief of thoracic surgery for Care New England. He is board certified in thoracic surgery, surgical critical care and general surgery. Dr. DaSilva has special interests in lung cancer, lung cancer screening program, and is a pioneer in the introduction of lung cancer genetic testing (RNA expression profile with myPlan™) in the clinical arena.

He is recognized internationally for the diagnosis and treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma with heated intraoperative chemotherapy (HIOC). Dr. DaSilva’s surgical experience involves treatment of esophageal cancer as well as benign esophageal disease; achalasia, diverticulum, repair of giant paraesophageal hernia, surgery for reflux (GERD), and thoracoscopic sympathectomy for hyperhydrosis (a condition with increase sweating of hands and palms). Special interests also include rib plating for acute, as well as chronic, rib fractures and minimally invasive diagnostic procedures for pleural effusions and pleural disease.

Dr. Marcelo DaSilva is an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and an associate surgeon of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He is a member of the International Association Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC), International Society of Heart & Lung Transplantation, Society of Thoracic Surgery, International Society of Surgery, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the European Society of Thoracic Surgery, and of the Brazilian Society of Thoracic Surgery. He also belongs to the Massachusetts Medical Society, and Illinois Thoracic Surgery Society.

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Garima Dosi, MD, RPVI
Garima Dosi, MD, RPVI

Dr. Dosi received her medical degree from Topiwala National Medical College, Mumbai, India, and a general surgery residency and research fellowship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), in Newark, NJ. She completed a fellowship in vascular surgery at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Dr. Dosi has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and has written a book chapter on arterial disease. She was awarded as best trauma resident during her training. Dr. Dosi is an instructor in surgery at Harvard Medical School.

Her clinical interests include aortic occlusive disease, peripheral vascular disease, cerebrovascular disease, thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysm, thoracic and abdominal aortic dissection, dialysis access, mesenteric ischemia, visceral aneurysm, venous disease, varicose veins, lymphedema, endovascular surgery and non-invasive vascular testing.

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Jeannine Giovanni, MD
Jeannine Giovanni, MD

Jeannine Giovanni, MD, is the director of bariatric surgery for CNE. She is a board-certified general surgeon with advanced training in bariatric surgery. She did her surgery training at Boston Medical Center and completed a fellowship in bariatric surgery at Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT. She has been practicing since 2005 and has performed more than 1,000 laparoscopic bariatric procedures including the lap band, roux-en-Y gastric bypass, and sleeve gastrectomy.

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Erik A. Hoy, MD, MBA
Erik A. Hoy, MD, MBA

Dr. Erik Hoy is a board certified plastic surgeon specializing in aesthetic surgery of the breast and body, reconstructive breast surgery, autologous fat grafting and anatomic breast implants, as well as soft-tissue reconstruction after cancer resection.

Prior to joining Care New England in 2016, Dr. Hoy worked as a plastic surgeon for Premier Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery in Newark, DE. Dr. Hoy completed an aesthetic/reconstructive breast fellowship in 2012 at Maxwell Aesthetics in Nashville, TN, with the developer of the newest generation “gummy bear” breast implant. He completed his plastic surgery residency at Rhode Island Hospital in 2011 and that same year obtained his Master of Business Administration from the University of Rhode Island. He received his medical degree from Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School in 2005.

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John Isaac, Jr,, MD
John Isaac, Jr,, MD

John Isaac, MD, is a general surgeon at Kent Hospital. With a wide range of laparoscopic and endoscopic surgical expertise, Dr. Isaac can assist patients with the majority of their surgical needs.

Dr. Isaac completed his graduate studies at the University of Tennessee before completing a general surgery residency at the Hospital of St Raphael Campus of Yale University. He has amassed nearly 30 years of service at Kent and Women & Infants hospitals, previously serving as chief of surgery at Kent. He is a former president of the Rhode Island Chapter of the American College of Surgeons and remains connected with the Medical and Cancer Committees.

In his free time Dr. Isaac enjoys cycling, reading, traveling, and helping his wife with her garden.

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Melissa M. Murphy, MD, MPH
Melissa M. Murphy, MD, MPH

Melissa M. Murphy, MD, MPH, received her medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. Prior to matriculating in medical school, she received her Master of Public Health and Master of Medical Science degrees from Boston University. Dr. Murphy completed a research fellowship and her general surgery residency at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and completed her fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

She has published in peer-reviewed journal including Cancer, Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, and Annals of Surgery. She has won several awards during her training including H. Brownwell Wheeler Award Outstanding Resident and awards for her research from the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract and from the New England Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery.

Dr. Melissa Murphy is an instructor in surgery at Harvard Medical School. Her clinical interests include colon and rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease), diverticulitis, anorectal disease, fecal incontinence, and rectal prolapse with a focus on minimally invasive techniques including laparoscopic surgery and transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM).

Her research interests include mesenteric venous thrombosis among patients with inflammatory bowel disease, and disparities in care for patients with colorectal disease.

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Guy R. Nicastri, MD, FACS
Guy R. Nicastri, MD, FACS

Dr. Guy Nicastri, is a board certified general surgeon. Before joining the medical staff at Kent Hospital, Dr. Nicastri had served as the surgeon-in-chief at Memorial Hospital from 2007-2012 and again in 2017.

A recognized educator, Dr. Nicastri is currently an Associate Professor of Surgery and Family Medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and also teaches at Johnson and Wales University Physician’s Assistant School. Prior to this, Dr. Nicastri held academic appointments at the medical schools of both Yale and Tufts Universities with several awards for excellence and dedicated surgical teaching.

Dr. Nicastri practices the full spectrum of general surgery including GI and biliary tract disorders, colorectal, endoscopy (including screening), breast, melanoma, and thyroid. He has particular interests and expertise in advanced laparoscopy and robotics, complex abdominal wall hernia repair, and surgical treatments of gastroesophageal reflux disease. Dr. Nicastri sees patients in both Pawtucket and Warwick.

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Abby White, DO
Abby White, DO

Abby White, DO, is a thoracic surgeon who received her medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. White received her thoracic surgical training at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, where she completed a thoracic surgery fellowship.

Dr. White’s areas of interest include lung cancer, esophageal cancer, benign esophageal disease, anti-reflux surgery and minimally invasive and video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS). Dr. White is an instructor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. White has published articles regarding minimally invasive thoracic surgery in national and international journals, and has also written textbook chapters and presented at national meetings. She is the co-director of the Thymic Disorders program as part of the Lung Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

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