Developed with specialists’ expertise and advanced robotic surgery technology as its base, an interdisciplinary lung cancer screening and treatment program at Westchester Medical Center and MidHudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center is designed to change patient outcomes in the Hudson Valley.
It is a balmy Friday morning in June. You feel a bit giddy because your assistant scheduled the last procedure for 2 p.m. Your kids left for summer camp last week, and you have a great early dinner with friends planned. It’s rained a little during the week, but the weekend forecast is glorious. Nothing is going to ruin your warm, relaxing spring weekend. Nothing, until your junior partner — only years out of his fellowship — knocks on your office door and gives notice. Can he do that? There goes the weekend.
The addition of the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Cardiac Catheterization Unit at NYP/Lawrence Hospital broadens access to emergent and elective cardiology services for patients in the lower Hudson Valley.
Over the past decades, there has been a steady increase in litigation against long-term care facilities and hospitals for the development, progression and management of decubitus ulcers. Recently, there has been an increasing trend to include attending physicians as defendants in these actions.
The Infusion Center at Nyack Hospital, the latest leading-edge addition to the hospital, combines specialists’ expertise and a team approach to infusion therapy to better serve patients throughout the region.
In recent years, new anticoagulants such as Pradaxa (dabigatran), Xarelto (rivaroxaban) and Eliquis (apixaban) have been approved by the FDA. They have benefits over older drugs such as Coumadin (warfarin), as they do not require frequent blood monitoring. Apart from their FDA-approved uses, these drugs are being used “off-label” to address conditions for which they have not been formally tested.
Revolutionizing bunion surgery, Dr. Blitz developed the Bunionplasty procedure and a patented implant that gets patients walking immediately after surgery, resulting in extremely positive outcomes and high levels of satisfaction.
The newly renovated Family Birth Place gives expectant mothers the option to deliver their babies at a facility featuring state-of-the-art technology carefully incorporated into a luxurious environment.
The effort to reduce colon cancer deaths is endowed with a unique opportunity. With screening by colonoscopy, lesions can be removed before they become cancerous. People age 50 and older are recommended to undergo colonoscopy, and the procedure is typically repeated thereafter at varying intervals. Consequently, millions of colonoscopy procedures are performed in the United States each year.
Expertise in open, laparoscopic and robotic-assisted laparoscopic modalities led one prostate surgeon to develop the revolutionary SMART prostatectomy, which reduces operative times and postoperative complication rates. Now, he offers this innovative procedure to patients from across the globe in a customized unit at Lenox Hill Hospital.
Troubling lapses in memory or judgment can be frustrating for patients, their families and medical providers. Physicians at the Memory Evaluation and Treatment Service (METS) at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital can diagnose various forms of dementia, provide curative treatment for non-progressive dementias and offer excellent supportive services for patients diagnosed with neurodegenerative cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Sec. 6002, once referred to as “The Sunshine Act” and now known as “Open Payments,” establishes a disclosure program on a national scale that promotes transparency of the financial relationships between the medical industry (“reporting entities”) and physicians and teaching hospitals.
While attending high school in his native Puerto Rico, Carlos R. Flores, MD, FACEP, Director of the Department of Emergency Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, knew he was destined to become a physician.
The Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC), a branch of the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), has recently undertaken a more aggressive approach to investigate and, in some cases, begin disciplinary action against physicians who have failed to update their New York State Physician Profile.
The volume of lawsuits against pediatricians appears to be relatively low. However, the exposure may be substantial because a large portion of lawsuits filed against pediatricians claim the injury includes brain damage. Based on a lifetime of pain, suffering, as well as enormous special damages for medical care and therapies, these suits often translate into a larger monetary exposure.