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Alphonse M. Pecoraro Jr., MD

  • Accepting New Patients
  • Position: General Surgery
  • Gender: Male

About Alphonse

Dr. Pecoraro, a native of New Jersey, completed his undergraduate degree in biochemistry and completed his medical degree at New Jersey Medical School in Newark in 1992, graduating as Valedictorian of both his college and medical school class. Subsequently, he completed both his internship and residency training in General Surgery at New York University/Bellevue Hospital, where he also served as Executive Chief Resident from June 1996 to 1997.

Dr. Pecoraro’s clinical interests encompass a broad spectrum of surgical specialties and diseases including disorders of the breast, colon, stomach, gallbladder and pancreas, hernia surgery, complex wound care and skin related disorders. With a special interest in surgical oncology, Dr. Pecoraro held appointment as the Cancer Liaison Physician to the American College of Surgeons and received two consecutive nation recognition awards for his work in this role. In addition, he has held numerous appointments including the Chief of Surgery and Chief of Medical Staff at Cape Canaveral Hospital and Director of Residency Education and Chief of Surgery at Staten Island University Hospital in Staten Island, NY. More recently, he served as Chief of Surgery at Rockledge Regional Medical Center, Chairman of Credentials Committee and a past member of the Board of Trustees of RRMC.

As Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, he maintains membership in many medical organizations including The American Society of Breast Surgeons, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgery and Society of Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT). He has also been elected as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, The national medical honor society. He has held a board position on the Brevard County American Cancer Society Board and has served as their Medical Director as well.

Dr. Pecoraro has lived with wife and two children Brevard County since 2002 and is currently practicing surgery at Parrish Medical Center and is a member of Parrish Medical Group.

Awards
  • America's Top Surgeons 2008
  • America's Top Surgeons 2009
  • America's Top Surgeons 2010
  • America's Top Surgeons 2011
  • America's Top Surgeons 2012
Education
  • College
  • BA - Biochemistry Saint Peter's College
    Jersey City, NJ
  • Medical School
  • Medical Degree, Valedictorian UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School
    Newark, NJ
  • Internship
  • General Surgery Bellevue Hospital
    New York, NY
  • Residency
  • General Surgery Bellevue Hospital
    New York, NY
  • Chief Residency - General Surgery Bellevue Hospital
    New York, NY
  • Training
  • Affiliates Tisch Hospital, Bellevue Hospital, Manhattan VA Hospital and New York Downtown Hospital
    New York, NY
Medical Interests Areas of Interest:

PRESENTATIONS

“Breast Cancer Risk Assessment “- Holmes Regional MC GR ; Nov 2013

“Breast Cancer Risk Assessment “- Cape Canaveral Hospital GR ;June 2013

“Breast Conservation” - NYU Multidisciplinary Breast Conference: Dec. 1994

“Vascular Infections” - NYU Department of Surgery: Grand Rounds: Feb. 1995

“Innovations in Transplantation” - NYU Department of Surgery: Grand Rounds: Nov. 1995

“Advance in the Treatment of Breast Disease” - Staten Island University Hospital: Medical Grand Rounds: Nov. 1998

“Appendicitis - The Diagnostic Balancing Act” - Staten Island University Hospital: Medical Grand Rounds: June 2001

“The Acute Abdomen” - Staten Island University Hospital: OB/GYN Grand Rounds: June 2001

“The Acute Abdomen” - Staten Island University: Medicine Grand Rounds:

May 2002

PUBLICATIONS

De Turris SV, Cacchione RN, Mungara A. Pecoraro AM, Ferzil GS: Laparoscopic Hernorrhaphy: Beyond the Learning Curve. Journal of the American College of Surgeons; Vol. 194, NO. 1, January 2002, 65 - 73.

Pecoraro AM, Cacchione RN, Sayad P Ferzil G: Utility of Bedside Laparoscopy. Surg Endosc (2001) 15:638 - 641.

Cacchione RN, Sayad P, Pecoraro AM, Ferzil GS: Laparoscopic Autopsies: Surg Endosc (2001) 15:619 - 622.

Ferzil GS, Frezza E., Pecoraro AM: “Prospective Randomized Study of Staples vs. Unstapled Mesh in a Laparoscopic Preperitoneal Inguinal Hernia Repair”

Journal of the American College of Surgeons; Vol. 188, No.5, May 1999, 461 - 465.

“Investigation of Distillation Fraction of Hallogenated Ethers by Gas Chromatography and Nuclear Magnetic Imaging” Anaquest Project Reports (Company publications) 1986.

POSTERS

Pecoraro, A., Ferzil, G

“New Algorithm in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Ischemic Bowel Using Laparoscopy”

American College of Surgeons San Francisco, CA (October 1999)

Ferzil, G., Pecoraro, A.

“Feasibility of Laparoscopic Extraperitoneal Hernia Repair Under Local Anesthesia”

American College of Surgeons Orlando, FL (October 1998)

Ferzil, G., Pecoraro A.

“Recurrent Hernias Treated With Total Extraperitoneal Endoscopic Approach”

American College of Surgeons Orlando, FL (October 1998)

Ferzil, G., Pecoraro, A.

“The Extraperitoneal Approach and its Utility”

American College of Surgeons Orlando, FL (October 1998)

Ferzil, G., Pecoraro, A.

“Stapled or Unstapled Mesh in a Laparoscopic Preperitoneal Inguinal Hernia Repair? One Year Follow-Up”

American College of Surgeons Orlando, FL (October 1998)

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