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Richard J. Batista, MD

  • Specialty: General Surgery
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 516-663-1145
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About Me

My parents were endlessly supportive in helping me pursue medicine as a challenging professional career. From high school to medical school, I worked as a lifeguard, where I first had the opportunity to save people’s lives. It was extremely rewarding. When I wasn’t working as a lifeguard, I was in our basement working with my hands using wood, metal, and plastic. I knew that medicine, and in particular surgery, would allow me to use both my hands and my scholarly aptitude.

Presently, I am a surgeon at Level 1 Trauma Centers. In addition to trauma surgery, I am also trained in general surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and open vascular surgery.

I have been a surgeon for nearly 30 years. I treat patients with a broad spectrum of medical and surgical conditions, including simple or complex wounds, arterial and venous insufficiency vascular conditions, and general surgery conditions requiring either open or laparoscopic approaches.

I believe surgery should be a last resort if other modalities are not available or have been exhausted. I am an active Advanced Trauma Life Support instructor as well as an Advanced Trauma Operative Management instructor. I have co-authored and published five peer-reviewed articles and I am actively involved in research and teaching surgical residents and medical students.


  • Clinical Instructor, Department of Surgery
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery - Surgery, 1994
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Metropolitan Hospital Center (New York, NY), Vascular Surgery, 1991
  • Residency, North Shore University Hosp (Manhasset, NY), General Surgery, 1990
  • Residency, North Shore University Hosp (Manhasset, NY), 1990
  • MD from Cornell University, 1985

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Winthrop Surgical Associates

173 Mineola Blvd, Suite 401
Mineola, NY 11501


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