Board Certified Colorectal Surgeons


What to Expect when you Arrive


At Colon & Rectal Surgical Specialists of New York, we have a team of exceptional doctors who can provide a full range of services in a comfortable environment. Headquartered in Garden City with five locations throughout Long Island and Queens, you can visit the office closest to you and receive the treatment you need from highly trained colorectal surgeons. We strive to make your experience with us as discreet and comfortable as possible.

More than 70 percent of our patients are diagnosed with hemorrhoids at some point, but the common condition can often be resolved without surgery. We provide gentle yet effective solutions to help you find relief–fast.

The highly trained team at CRSSNY has performed more robotic colorectal surgical procedures than any other institution on Long Island. Our colorectal surgeons are, in fact, pioneers in robotic surgery and use the state-of-the -art da Vinci Xi Surgical System

Patients can trust us for expert care and a sensitive, compassionate approach to treating conditions like incontinence, rectal or vaginal prolapse, and pelvic floor disorder. These treatments can be truly life-changing.


Colon & Rectal Surgical Specialists of New York has served the communities of Long Island and Queens since 2002. We now have several practice locations and multiple board-certified specialists that are all recognized as leaders in the field of colorectal surgery. Patients travel from all over the country to consult with our experts and receive life-changing care.

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What Sets Us Apart

Impressive Expertise

Our colorectal surgeons are all recognized leaders in their fields, and many of them serve as chiefs of colorectal surgery at various hospitals on Long Island and in the greater NYC area. Each of our physicians is double-board-certified and also an educator of future colorectal surgeons.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

We perform procedures in state-of-the art facilities. Colonoscopies and minor surgical procedures are performed in our own ambulatory surgical center, Meadowbrook Endoscopy Center, that is certified by the NYS Department of Health. Board certified anesthesiologists provide safe and reliable sedation. More complex procedures are performed at Mount Sinai South Nassau utilizing the most advanced technology available including the da Vinci Xi robotic surgical system and ALL of our patients stay in brand new private rooms.

Conservative Approach

We consider surgery to be a last resort in all cases. Before recommending surgery, our physicians will consider all non-surgical treatment plans and regimens. If colorectal surgery is the best choice for your health, we use the least invasive methods possible, utilizing laparoscopic and robotic technology.


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There are a variety of reasons to schedule an appointment with our colorectal surgery practice, such as:

• If you are experiencing anal or rectal pain, our physicians can perform an examination to determine the cause of your discomfort.

• If you have noticed concerning symptoms such as change in bowel habits or rectal bleeding, our doctors can provide a confident diagnosis.

• If you are over the age of 45, it is important to take preventive measures to maintain the health of your colon and rectum, including colonoscopies once every ten years.

Whatever the reason for your appointment, there is no practice better equipped to care for the health of your digestive system than the Colon & Rectal Surgical Specialists of New York. You can request an appointment at any of our five locations in Long Island and Queens by filling out the form or calling (516) 260-5119.

“I had a colonoscopy with Dr. Pappas. His facility and staff are top notch and he made me feel very comfortable before, during, and after my colonoscopy.”

-Ann M.

Offering a Range of Services

Preventive Care

Through regular screenings of your colon and rectum, we can detect and treat issues in their very earliest stages, when the prognosis is best.

Precise Diagnoses

At CRSSNY, we use advanced technology to detect and treat a range of colorectal conditions, including colorectal cancer.

Advanced Treatments

Through advanced technologies, we offer minimally invasive treatments to relieve your symptoms and restore the health of your colon and rectum.


Conditions We Treat

Changing Lives

“Being a cancer patient I felt I could not be in better hands. Dr. Pappas is a excellent surgeon. I recommend him to my entire family.”

-Satisfied Patient

"He actually gave me back my life"

In this testimonial, Karl discusses the benefits he has experienced as a patient of Colon & Rectal Surgical Specialists of New York. Karl says that because of Dr. Frank Caliendo’s attentive care and advanced treatments, he is experiencing a marked improvement in his quality of life. In fact, Dr. Caliendo has helped Karl to overcome life-threatening issues associated with Crohn’s.

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Francis M. Lucivero

Dr. Dean P. Pappas is the best Gastro./Surgical doctor I have ever met. I havery had multiple procedures done by him and his expertise is beyond compare and a terrific bedside manner! ….I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM! He is THE BEST!

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Irene Madeo

…Dr.Mala Balakumar is very attentive, pleasant to talk to and very knowledgeable doctor.She explained me my medical problems in the lay language, so everything was very clear to me and made sense. The office is very nice and clean. The staff is very pleasant… I highly recommend Dr.Mala Balakumar to anybody who is looking for a good proctologist.

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Your health and comfort are important to us, so we always use the most minimally invasive options possible for diagnosis and treatment. For certain conditions, we can provide diet and lifestyle counseling, or medications to treat symptoms. Rectal surgery can be considered if these solutions are not effective.

Our sedation options are safe and effective, and can help relieve any anxiety you might experience.

Our state-of-the-art ambulatory surgical center is equipped with the latest technology. Surgery using endoscopic and laparoscopic techniques allows us to precisely target the treatment area, while promoting faster healing and minimizing discomfort. For further comfort, we have an anesthesiologist who can provide sedation during treatment, as needed. Our sedation options are safe and effective, and can help relieve any anxiety you might experience. Our team will also keep you fully informed about what your treatments will involve every step of the way to further maintain your peace of mind.

Expert Colonoscopies

Colonoscopies are important for maintaining your health and detecting any potentially harmful conditions before they become more serious. We perform all colonoscopies at our state-of-the-art facilities, where your safety is our top priority. Thanks to our board-certified anesthesiologist, every procedure is painless, and we are able to minimize costs because all facilities and providers are in-network.

During a colonoscopy with CRSSNY, we use the most advanced Olympus® instruments. Olympus is the gold standard for endoscopy and colonoscopy. We are capable of handling any type of pathology identified during the procedure so there will never be a situation where you would have to be referred to a more specialized facility.

Our compassionate team genuinely cares about your health.

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