5 Star Rating for Hysterectomies


Top Rated Hysterectomy Care

In 2022 SBUH received a 5-star rating for Hysterectomy procedures from Healthgrades. 

"The vast majority of hysterectomies performed at Stony Brook Hospital can be done as minimally invasive procedures, allowing patients in many cases to return home the very same day.

Additionally, patients can have a lower risk of infection, reduced pain and scarring, and a faster recovery so they get back to their normal daily activities.  We have a comprehensive, team approach to the pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative care of patients undergoing hysterectomy with the aim of ensuring the very best possible outcomes.”

Dr Burke


William Burke, MD,  
Clinical Associate Professor and Interim Chair – Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine, and Director of Gynecologic Oncology at Stony Brook Medicine

Healthgrades analyzed all-payer data for 16 states from 2018 through 2020, and found that there is a significant variation in hospital quality between those that have received 5 stars and those that have not.

For example, patients having a Hysterectomy in hospitals with 5-stars have, on average, a 65.1% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated by hospitals with 1-star. * Patients having a Hysterectomy in hospitals receiving 1-star are, on average, 2.9 times more likely to experience one or more complications than if they were treated in hospitals with 5-stars.

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of All-Payer data for years 2018 through 2020 and represent 3-year estimates for patients in 16 states for which all payer data was made available.

In 2023 Stony Brook University Hospital was named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals.