Our Team

Bariatric Team

Annie Daniel, Bariatric Coordinator

Annie Daniel
Bariatric Coordinator

Ms. Annie Daniel is a Nurse Practitioner who is our clinical coordinator, with over 12 years experience as an RN, she has been with South Nassau for the past 6 years . She performs the pre-op & post-op assessments, education and conducts support group session for bariatric patient/family.

  • She is a graduate of Molloy College.
Gabe Bechnelli P.A., Hewlett Long Island, New York

Gabe Bechnelli P.A.

Mr. Gabe Bechinelli has over 15 years experience as a Surgical Physician
Assistant. He has been with South Nassau Communities Hospital for the past six
years and is one of the most experienced P.A.’s nationwide with Lap-Band
adjustments and follow-ups. He is a graduate of St. John’s University.

Registered Dieticians

Danielle Solomon, Hewlett Long Island, New York

Danielle Solomon R.D. CDE

Danielle has been a registered dietician for over 18 years. She has specialized with bariatric weight loss management including the OptiFast program. For the past 10 years, she has worked with our bariatric patients helping them along their weight loss surgery journey from the moment they arrive at our offices and throughout their journey helping them keep on track.

  • Graduate of B.S. degree with nutrition from CW Post College
  • Danielle interned at Cornell Medical Center


Jill Siegel, Hewlett Long Island, New York


Jill Siegel

Gail Kryshtalsky, Hewlett Long Island, New York

Gail Kryshtalsky
Office Manager

For over 22 years, Gail has worked in various aspects of the medical field. From pediatrics, rehab, internal medicine and for the past 8 years in Gastro/Bariatric surgery. Gail handles all aspects of the administrative pathway to surgery for our patients.

Alison Singer, Hewlett Long Island, New York

Alison Singer
Patient Liaison

Alison has been an administrator in the medical field with over 15 years experience. For the past 3 years, Alison has been at South Nassau Communities Hospital. As the patient liaison, Alison finalizes your insurance authorization. On a personal note, Alison is a post op LapBand patient and had the surgery 7 years ago.

Maureen Volpe & Diane Rodriguez – Receptionists

Maureen and Diane are the first faces you see when you come into our office.
They will help you schedule your appointments to best fit your needs. Any
questions or inquiries, feel free to ask either one.

Call: (516) 374-8631  for information regarding