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The Hernia Program at Care New England
Ambulatory Services Pavilion
A Kent Hospital Facility
455 Toll Gate Road
Warwick, RI 02886
P: (401) 468-5455

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Referring physicians will receive continuous communication provided by the surgeon at Kent Hospital. The goal is to keep patients and physicians comfortable, yield exceptional outcomes, and create a patient-centered experience that is positive for each individual choosing to get their care at The Hernia Program at Care New England.

Lucas Beffa, MD
Lucas Beffa, MD

Lucas Beffa, MD leads the hernia program at Care New England, offering highly specialized, cutting edge, and evidence-based care for people with all types of hernias through a multidisciplinary approach that includes surgical care, post-operative recovery, and optimizing nutrition. Dr. Beffa is American Board of Surgery Certified and has also received certification for the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS), Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery, and Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Fellow.

As a physician and minimally-invasive surgeon, he strives to exceed his patient’s expectations, while delivering new surgical techniques to New England. He is committed to advancing the field of robotic surgery through innovative research and is currently pursuing research in robotic ventral hernia repair and pre-operative TAP blocks for outpatient hernia surgery. He is an active member of Americas Hernia Society, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, and participates in the Americas Hernias Society Quality Collaborative.

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Guy R. Nicastri, MD, FACS
Guy R. Nicastri, MD, FACS

Dr. Guy Nicastri, a board certified general surgeon, has joined the medical staff at Kent Hospital, having served as the surgeon-in-chief at Memorial Hospital from 2007-2012 and again in 2017.

A recognized educator, Dr. Nicastri is currently an Associate Professor of Surgery and Family Medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and also teaches at Johnson and Wales University Physician’s Assistant School. Prior to this, Dr. Nicastri held academic appointments at the medical schools of both Yale and Tufts Universities with several awards for excellence and dedicated surgical teaching. He is a charter member and former president of the American Society of General Surgeons, a member of the New England Surgical Society, and is a fellow, and currently a governor to the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Nicastri practices the full spectrum of general surgery including GI and biliary tract disorders, colorectal, endoscopy (including screening), breast, melanoma, and thyroid. He has particular interests and expertise in advanced laparoscopy and robotics, complex abdominal wall hernia repair, and surgical treatments of gastroesophageal reflux disease. Dr. Nicastri sees patients in both Pawtucket and Warwick.

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