Why should I choose Good Sam for my child’s surgery? Recognition by the US News and World Report as one among the best hospitals in New York, magnet recognition for nursing, gold seal of approval by the Joint commission are among some of the many awards that Good Samaritan Hospital has been recognized for. But what patients value most is the service provided by experts in a caring environment. Much like in the timeless story of the Good Samaritan, the sick receive expertise, comfort and personal care, making Good Sam a natural choice for many.

Good Samaritan Hospital offers the only pediatric surgical service along the South Shore of Long Island, is one of the handful of centers providing minimally invasive surgery for kids on Long Island and the first center to provide robotic surgery for general pediatric surgery patients in New York. The operating rooms are equipped with the latest instruments to provide laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgery even in neonates. The state of the art da Vinci Si robotic system along with miniature instruments make robotic surgery feasible in kids.

The pediatric surgery program is supported by a team of pediatric anesthesiologists, a Level 3 neonatal intensive care unit, a pediatric intensive care unit and the whole gamut of pediatric specialties, including pediatric gastroenterology, emergency medicine, pulmonology, cardiology, neurology, infectious diseases, hematology, nephrology, pathology and radiology under one roof, providing patients with availability of comprehensive care. Consequently the division of pediatric surgery attracts patients from not only the South Shore, but most of Suffolk county and parts of Nassau.