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Caring for a COVID-19 Patient


These are very scary and uncertain times. We have no idea of when the end of this is in sight. When will things get back to some semblance of normalcy? When will many of us get back to work? Will it be safe to even go back to work?  Will schools and day camps open back up? How will I feed and care for myself and my family? There are so many questions with little answers. It appears that we are in this for the long haul. Which means staying diligent in our effort to protect ourselves and our families, [...]

Caring for a COVID-19 Patient2020-05-18T17:44:41+00:00

Coping During COVID-19


“I hope you are doing well”    Nowadays, that seems like a loaded question.    I hope that everyone is doing as well as they can be in the face of this international pandemic.  We have over 120,00 cases of coronavirus in New York State, and collectively in the United States we have more cases than any other country.  Many of us have been furloughed, laid off, fired and released from our places of duty without knowing if these businesses will ever re-open. And many of us on the front lines are going to work each and every day, despite [...]

Coping During COVID-192020-04-08T00:33:11+00:00

A Message to My Patients: CRSNY During COVID-19


Dear Patient:   We hope you are doing well and staying safe in these uncertain times.  We at Colon & Rectal Surgery of New York wanted to reach out to you directly to reassure you that we do remain open to treat our patients.  We have also taken the necessary measures and precautions to ensure that all patients and staff members are able to come to the office safely while continuing to practice social distancing.  We have limited the number of patients who will be allowed in the office at any given time, facilitating the opportunity to have a solo [...]

A Message to My Patients: CRSNY During COVID-192020-04-08T00:21:39+00:00

CFN Live: Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and Staying Safe During the Coronavirus Outbreak


I’m passionate about educating and caring for my patients. The best way to prevent any type of disease is to arm oneself with information and to act early.  I recently appeared on The Catholic Network’s CFN Live with Colleen McVey. In my interview, I talked about how to take active measures when it comes to preventing colorectal cancer and preventing the spread of COVID-19.  Watch my interview with Colleen here starting at 4:48.   Since March is National Colorectal Awareness Month, it’s the perfect time to raise awareness and take action toward prevention. The good news about colorectal [...]

CFN Live: Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and Staying Safe During the Coronavirus Outbreak2020-03-19T15:07:16+00:00

New Section Chief for Colon & Rectal Surgery Named at Two Catholic Health Services Hospitals


Rockville Centre, NY and Bethpage, NY — December 18, 2019 — Mercy Medical Center and St. Joseph Hospital, both members of Catholic Health Services, have named Lynn O’Connor, M.D. section chief of colon and rectal surgery. Dr. O’Connor brings over 20 years of experience to the Nassau County hospitals, garnering many honors and awards throughout her career. Each year, over 1,500 men and over 1,500 women in New York State die from colorectal cancer*. Fortunately, most colon cancers are preventable through lifestyle changes and the removal of precancerous polyps through screening. “Dr. O’Connor fills an important need at both [...]

New Section Chief for Colon & Rectal Surgery Named at Two Catholic Health Services Hospitals2020-02-14T15:55:18+00:00

Radio Interview: Colon Facts & Cancer Risks


When it comes to colon cancer, 30 is the new 50. When people think of colon cancer, they often think of it as something that affects people older than the age of 50. That’s not necessarily the case anymore. Researchers predict that there will be roughly 97,000 new cases of colon cancer in 2018, and 43,000 new cases of rectal cancer. The most startling part? More than 13,500 of those people will be under the age of 50. […]

Radio Interview: Colon Facts & Cancer Risks2020-02-25T15:17:40+00:00