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Surgical Services

Comprehensive Surgical Services

Kent Hospital offers nearly every surgical specialty. The hospital's operating suites and outpatient surgical suites are staffed by a skilled surgical, anesthesiology and nursing team who is committed to providing safe and comfortable surgical experiences at all times. The team is supported by the latest technology and advanced diagnostics.

Information on specific physician specialists is available through the hospital's Physician Referral Service at (401) 737-9950.

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Contact Information

Ambulatory Surgery Center
(401) 737-7010 ext. 32843

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

Surgical Services Scheduling
P: (401) 681-2777

All Surgical Services

Colorectal Surgery

Our colorectal surgeons are board certified in general, colon and rectal surgery, providing the latest in diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the colon, rectum and anus. As part of our clinical affiliation with Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, our surgeons work closely with colleagues in gastroenterology, oncology, radiation oncology, urology, and gynecology oncology to ensure patients receive comprehensive, innovative and supportive care.

We have an expertise in treating:

  • Inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis
  • Diverticulitis and diverticular disease, rectal prolapse
  • Anal problems such as hemorrhoids, fistula-in-ano, and fissures
  • Bowel incontinence

Our colorectal surgeons offer the following services:

  • Robotic surgery
  • Sphincter sparing surgery, total mesorectal excision
  • Complex minimally invasive laparoscopic colectomy
  • Transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS)
  • Sacral nerve stimulation for bowel incontinence
Endoscopy

Endoscopic procedures are done inside Kent Hospital's Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC), weekdays by appointments made through the referring physician's office. The ASC is equipped with eight surgical suites, five expansive suites and three rooms designed specifically for endoscopic technology. Each suite has the latest equipment and is staffed by experienced endoscopy nurses, technicians and assistants. These procedures are performed by board certified private physician specialists who are credentialed to the Kent Hospital medical staff and have full access to the Care New England Department of Surgical Services.

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Orthopedics

Our orthopedic surgeons provide the highest quality care for patients with musculoskeletal injuries. They specialize in healing fractures, sports injuries, arthritic conditions and work related problems. Each of our physicians offers subspecialty expertise including: spine surgery, joint replacement, foot and ankle surgery, hand surgery and arthroscopic procedures for shoulder, ankle and knee injuries.

Services
  • Fracture care
  • Sports medicine
  • Hand surgery
  • Spine surgery
  • Joint replacement
  • Shoulder surgery
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Neurosurgery

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Surgical Weight Loss

Kent Hospital is a MBSAQIP-Accredited Comprehensive Center. Having surgical weight loss is a big decision. We offer a free webinar so you can easily find the answers to your questions, all from the privacy of your own home. By participating in the free webinar, led by Dr. Jeannine Giovanni, director of bariatric surgery at Care New England, you’ll learn more about the considerations of surgical weight loss, get to know Care New England’s expert bariatric team, and take the first steps to start your journey to a healthier life.

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ENT (ear/nose/throat)
Kent Hospital offers a full array of ear, nose and throat services for children and adults.
Gynecologic/Obstetric
Kent Hospital offers comprehensive obstetric and gynecologic surgical procedures for low and high-risk patients. Obstetric and gynecologic surgery refers to procedures that are performed to treat a variety of conditions affecting the female reproductive organs.
Aesthetic/Plastic Surgery

Kent Hospital has board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeons on our medical staff. If your procedure requires ambulatory surgery or an inpatient stay, you will benefit from the use of our modern surgical facilities, experienced nursing staff and state-of-the-art technology. Kent Hospital offers a full range of cosmetic surgery including:

  • Liposuction
  • Face lifts
  • Breast enhancement
  • Breast reduction
  • Tummy tucks
  • Eyelid surgery
  • Nose reshaping

Most plastic surgery is not covered by insurance. You should discuss your particular needs and interests in full with your physician. After your plastic surgery procedure, if an overnight stay is appropriate, you'll enjoy the hotel-like setting of a comfort­able, private patient room.

Podiatry
Kent Hospital offers podiatric surgery for the treatment of conditions affecting the foot, ankle and related lower extremity structures by accredited and qualified specialist podiatrists. Podiatric surgery is designed to ensure continued functionality of the foot and ankle areas. Patients who complain of joint and ligament problems, as well as those with congenital deformities, may be offered surgical solutions to fix bones, muscles, and joints.
Thoracic

Thanks to our clinical affiliation with Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, we can provide patients with a team of thoracic specialists considered among the best in the region, offering care in a convenient setting close to home. Non-cardiac thoracic surgery involves evaluation and treatment of benign and malignant problems with the lung, mediastinum, pleura, chest wall and esophagus such as:

  • Lung nodules.
  • Lung cancer.
  • Mediastinal lymph nodes, masses and cysts.
  • Metastatic cancer to the thoracic cavity (lung, pleura).
  • Pleural tumors, effusions, infections.
  • Pericardial disease, benign and malignant.
  • Chest wall tumors.
  • Esophageal tumors.

Information on specific physician specialists is available through the hospital's Physician Referral Service at (401) 737-9950.

Urology
Focusing on the surgical and medical diseases of the male and female urinary tract system and the male reproductive organs, Kent Hospital's urologists are well-trained in minimally-invasive techniques, using real-time ultrasound guidance and fiber-optic endoscopic equipment in the treatment of multiple benign and malignant conditions. The organs under the domain of urology include the kidneys, adrenal glands, ureters, urinary bladder, urethra, and the male reproductive organs. Kent's urologists may use robotics during laparoscopic surgery procedures.
Vascular

Kent Hospital provides vascular surgery in which diseases of the vascular system, or arteries and veins, are managed by medical therapy, minimally-invasive catheter procedures, and surgical reconstruction.

Stroke or "brain attack" is a vascular illness that can be a devastating and often unexpected event for patients and their families. Often, a stroke is related to the narrowing of the carotid artery in the neck. Another serious vascular event is a weakening in the wall of the aorta, the main blood vessel supplying the body from the heart. This weakening can result in an aortic abdominal aneurysm (AAA), in which the blood vessel bulges and then ruptures. AAA is frequently called a "silent killer" since it can also strike without warning. Venous insufficiency can result in varicose veins, pain, fatigue and swelling of the ankles. Left untreated, these conditions can lead to ulcers. 

Our vascular services include: Aneurysms, Carotid Artery Disease, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Peripheral Arterial Disease, Varicose Veins, and Dialysis Access.

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Ambulatory Surgery Center

Welcome to Kent Hospital’s Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC). We are proud to provide you, our valued patients, with a new, unique and truly special outpatient surgical experience that you won’t find anywhere else in Rhode Island. Our new surgery center combines an exceptional outpatient experience with new, specially designed space, state-of-the-art equipment and, right next door, the 24-hour support of our full-service hospital. The result is unparalleled ease of access, comfort and peace of mind for those who need our services.

But there is more that makes this surgery center impressive and unique. By involving our physicians in the design and construction process of the surgery center, and by committing to work with our physicians to manage the surgery center going forward, Kent Hospital has built into the facility a culture and an expectation of continuous quality improvement, safety and efficiency.

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Meet the Team

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, 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.

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.

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.

Marcelo C. DaSilva, MD, FACS

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.