Long Island Physician Associates was formed for the purpose of providing community hospitals with quality, affordable medical and surgical care by physicians renowned in their fields. Our formation was inspired by the desire to reverse the trend of physicians abandoning private practice to join large health networks and withdrawing from many insurance programs. Our General Surgery Division is comprised of board certified and eligible physicians who support our community hospitals and participate in major insurance plans. The General Surgery Division has practice offices located in Port Jefferson and Riverhead, New York and its physicians are affiliated with John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, St. Charles Hospital and Peconic Bay Medical Center.
Evan Geller, M.D., F.A.C.S., a founding member of Long Island Physician Associates, is the Medical Director of its General Surgery Division and board certified in both General Surgery and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Geller is currently a Governor on the Board of the American College of Surgeons, an Associate Professor of Surgery at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and past Chair of the Department of Surgery at St. Charles Hospital. Proficient in all aspects of general, laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery, Dr. Geller has devoted his career to serving the community patients for more than twenty years. Dr. Geller is the leading surgeon providing care to patients of the Fortunato Breast Health Center at John T. Mather Memorial.
Joseph Pinkhas, D.O. is board eligible in General Surgery and completed his residency at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Born in Queens, New York and a long-standing resident of Long Island, Dr. Pinkhas obtained his Doctor of Osteopathy from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, New York and his undergraduate degree in Biology from Adelphi University in Garden City, New York. Dr. Pinkhas is proficient in all aspects of general, laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery.
“Dr. Durkin by his attention to details saved my life when at S.B. He has diagnosed other problems perfectly like no other!!”
"Dr. Geller took his time to listen to me and review my extensive history and I feel much better!"
“Incredible bedside manner, thorough, attends to details, great follow-up. You are in good care with this doctor!”
"Good, very pleased, pain relief reached my expectations."
"Dr. Durkin has been great, I consider him a friend. He has been helping me with pain issues and his bedside manner is terrific."
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