This is a good hospital with good doctors. They have quite a good number of specialized departments and doctors. Children and Surgery are the two best department. New born baby department (for the name) is really good. Mothers deserve to have such nice environment. Most of the time we are at the ER/ Children department. Children has a new thing- free food by Roland McDonald's. Don't be shy to use this service. It was indeed a needed service.
Only problem is, ER. It's crazy. Unless you are dying is better not go emergency. Get ready for 4 to 5 hours easily for anything or nothing. Yes sometimes ER moves around based on the urgency at that time. Their Children ER, on the other hand, is much better. During 8am and 5pm this area has huge traffic.
The best hospital for children’s,smiling faces,good gifts 🎁 from 👮 🐕 🚔 📚🎨Dr and nurses are so awesome 👏
Staff doesn't care about their patients, too focused on paperwork that they can't even get right
Fast ER check in but the wait to actual diagnosis and treatment is over 4 hours! ER and hospital pretty dirty and run down in areas! Encountered some uncaring and clearly overwhelmed staff mixed with some amazing professional ones! The cardio unit on 5th floor is the best! You have to take the good with the bad at Stony Brook!
Wendy Throckmorton IV
I was recommended for surgery and the doctor in the cancer center came highly recommended. The doctor was amazing to talk to and explained everything very thoroughly. I was told to sign a document saying Dr & Associates will perform the surgery by an office worker. When I asked the doctor about it, I was told it was required that a Resident doctor (doctor in training) perform the surgery, while medical students (no one with a doctorate degree), watch the operation. The doctor said she would be in the room, scrubbed and ready to assist if needed. When I asked to decline the student obsevers and everyone who was not the highly recommended doctor, I was told Stonybrook doesn't allow that and would have to be treated somewhere else. The doctor was respectable and beyond knowledgeable but what type of learning hospital tells patients that they aren't allowed to opt-out of watchers and students doing the surgery?? I understand people need experience but it shouldn't come at the cost of my privacy and preference.