Surgical Associates of Penn Yan

Medical Arts Building

418 North Main Street

Penn Yan, New York 14527

Phone (315)536-3368

Fax (315) 536-4729

About Surgical Associates

Surgical Associates of  Penn Yan was established in 1961 by Robert O. Jensen, M.D., and is one of the oldest medical groups in the Finger Lakes Region.

Our mission is to provide the Penn Yan community with surgical care of the highest quality. We strive to establish a trusting, caring relationship with each patient, based on good communication, genuine cooperation and shared commitment to general health.

Health Care Providers

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Herbert P. Gaston, M.D.

Dr. Gaston was born and raised in Haverford, PA. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from St. Laurence University in Canton, NY in 1984 where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in chemistry. While in college, Dr. Gaston was elected to Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. He received his Doctorate of Medicine from Hahnemann University College of Medicine in 1988 where he was the recipient of the Rufus Weaver Scholarship. Dr. Gaston completed his residency in General Surgery at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City and the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, NY. Dr. Gaston has served as President of the Yates County Medical Society and is Board Certified in General Surgery. He and his wife Anita reside in Penn Yan with their three children.


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Diane C. Robinson, M.D.

Dr. Robinson is a native of Dickinson, Texas. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology at the University of Houston in 1986. She received her Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX in 1990. Dr. Robinson completed residency in General Surgery at the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, NY in 1996. She has a special interest in management of diseases of the breast. Dr. Robinson is currently Board Eligible in General Surgery and resides in Penn Yan, NY.

To Make An Appointment....

You may call to schedule your appointment during normal office hours. Our office is open Monday through Thursday from 9 AM until 5 PM, and on Fridays from 9 AM until 4 PM.

Telephone Calls

We encourage you to call our office whenever you have questions regarding your condition, treatment, or medication. Often, your questions can be answered promptly by one of our personnel. If your situation requires that you speak with a physician, he or she will return your call as soon as possible.

One of our physicians is always on call. If a situation occurs which requires Immediate assistance, you may call our office number at any time. If emergencies arise when the office is closed, patients are directed to call Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital directly at (315) 531-2000. The hospital switchboard will page the physician on call.

Patient Feedback

We welcome your comments and suggestions. We value your input and strive to serve you better.

Hospital Affiliation

Surgical Associates of Penn Yan is affiliated with Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, at 418 North Main Street, Penn Yan, NY 14527.

Billing and Insurance

Surgical Associates of Penn Yan participates with all of the areas predominant insurance carriers. If you are a member of a health maintenance organization (HMO), your primary care physician will need to provide you with a referral authorization number prior to your appointment. If you participate with an HMO, your co-payment is required on the day of your office visit. Our billing staff will be happy to discuss any additional questions you may have regarding billing related matters.

Our practice consists of a team of physicians, nursing and support personnel committed to providing you with the highest quality medical care.


Joy E. Schank, RN, MSN, NP, CETN

Ms. Schank is both a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner and Enterostomal Therapy Nurse who specializes in ostomies and chronic wound care. She is an independent practitioner and treats outpatients, nursing home residents, and makes home visits.


Office Location

Medical Arts Building, 418 North Main Street, Penn Yan, New York 14527.

The office is located adjacent to Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital at the corner of  North Avenue  and Main Street in Penn Yan, NY.

Phone (315) 536-3368         Fax (315) 536-4729


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