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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.
Patients with diabetes, both Type 1 and Type 2, need regular endocrinologist follow-up long after childhood ends. Providers at Winthrop-University Hospital have established a transition program for emerging adults with diabetes that eliminates gaps in care.
There seemed to be no options. After undergoing an organ transplant, the patient was prescribed high-dose immunosuppressants, which facilitated acceptance of the donated organ but also crippled the patient’s infection-fighting mechanisms. The muted immune response allowed Clostridium difficile (C. diff) bacteria to disrupt the patient’s gut bacterial balance.
The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak is an international threat that has now reached the shores of the United States.
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.
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.
Physicians at Winthrop-University Hospital’s academic sleep medicine program have years of experience treating common and rare sleep disorders.
In Suffolk County, families have access to one of the few general pediatric surgeons in the country performing robot-assisted laparoscopic operations, a comprehensive roster of subspecialty services and an institution that emphasizes forging supportive relationships with patients and their families.
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.
Men can be hesitant to seek medical treatment, especially in nonurgent situations. Providing comprehensive men’s services, Winthrop-University Hospital makes it easy for Long Island men to receive multispecialty preventive care and medical management.
Beyond routine clinical and lab data analysis concerning prenatal and postpartum obstetrical care, infection-related scenarios and other unexpected complications can arise, posing serious risks and emotionally fraught treatment options to be discussed with patients. Such situations impact the prospective management plan in significant ways.
MAKOplasty partial knee resurfacing allows patients with cartilage breakdown in the knee to pursue fuller, more active lives.
While providing competent, innovative, accessible and personalized care for patients has always been the focus of any healthcare organization, the recent trend of many institutions has been to widen this focus on wellness to the healthcare providers — namely, their employees. 
When it comes to complex spine surgery, it’s not only the novel treatment that makes the difference, but knowing when to use it. As one of the New York metro area’s leading private neurosurgical groups, Neurological Surgery, P.C. features an expansive roster of experienced, erudite surgeons.
One of the most distressing moments a physician, nurse or other healthcare provider can experience is when learning he or she has been named as a defendant in a medical malpractice lawsuit. Among the first questions posed to defense counsel is how the individual can be dropped from the litigation. How this can be accomplished varies, depending on the stage of the case. For instance, if another defendant, such as a hospital, appears to be the “target,” the plaintiff’s counsel will sometimes agree to discontinue against a nurse, resident or attending physician shortly after the initiation of the case. However, this is not always possible due to potential prejudice the plaintiff may suffer if the client is later found to be more involved than initially appreciated.
Whether patients need bariatric surgery or any general surgical procedure, the Bariatric Surgery Center and Department of Surgery provide a comprehensive array of options, many performed robotically and laparoscopically.
Tertiary-level standards of care for the spectrum of thyroid conditions are now available to the Long Island community.
With more than 30 years’ experience in the community, American Access Care/Fresenius Vascular Care now has offices conveniently located in Queens and Roslyn.
The Joint Commission has recently announced new and revised diagnostic standards for accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals and ambulatory healthcare organizations that provide diagnostic imaging services.1