Southside Hospital Welcomes Two New Surgeons

Dr. Scott Wodicka

BAY SHORE, NY – Southside Hospital is expanding its already robust surgical services with the recent addition of two new surgeons.

Lauren Licata, MD, is a general surgeon certified by the American Board of Surgery. She is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons and the American Hernia Society. Dr. Licata is based in the department of surgery at Southside Hospital at 301 East Main St.

Pablo De Los Santos, MD, is a vascular surgeon who is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Society for Vascular Surgery and New York Society for Vascular Surgery.

Both physicians speak multiple languages – Dr. Licata is fluent in French and Spanish and Dr. De Los Santos is fluent in Spanish. The doctors are also both members of the North Shore-LIJ Medical Group, a multi-specialty group practice of world-class physicians employed by North Shore-LIJ Health System.

Southside Hospital has been recognized for its high-quality trauma surgical services with verification as a Level II trauma center from the American College of Surgeons. The hospital is also a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology.

“These two physicians are a wonderful additional to Southside’s existing top-notch surgical offering for patients,” said Scott Wodicka, MD, chairman of surgery at Southside Hospital.

For more information about Southside Hospital’s surgical services, call 631-647-3800.

About North Shore-LIJ Health System -- North Shore-LIJ is changing its name to Northwell Health in January 2016.
One of the nation's largest health systems, the health system delivers world-class clinical care throughout the New York metropolitan area, pioneering research at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, a visionary approach to medical education highlighted by the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, and healthcare coverage to individuals, families and businesses through the CareConnect Insurance Co. Inc. The health system cares for people at every stage of life at 21 hospitals and about 450 outpatient physician practices throughout the region. The health system’s owned hospitals and long-term care facilities house more than 6,600 beds, employ more than 13,300 nurses and have affiliations with about 10,300 physicians. With a workforce of more than 61,000, the health system is the largest private employer in New York State.  For more information, go to

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