Our multidisciplinary staff is committed to the health of your newborn. We encourage "rooming in" so that mother and baby can bond while still in our care, and offer parenting and breastfeeding classes to ensure that you have the skills you need to begin parenting with confidence.
Every newborn at Staten Island University Hospital receives the following health screenings:
- New York State Newborn Screening Program (blood specimen)
- Newborn intensive care
For premature or distressed infants, we have a level 3 neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) to address any emergencies that may arise. And we have access to the wealth of resources available through the world-renowned Cohen Children's Medical Center.
Visit maternity services to learn more.
Adolescence is a dynamic time of rapid physical, emotional and intellectual growth and development. Staten Island University Hospital provides special services to meet the unique healthcare needs of adolescents and young adults 12 to 21 years of age.
- Health maintenance
- Sick visits
- Pregnancy concerns
- Reproductive care
- HIV testing
- Mental health services
Appointments can be made at:
The Irving R. Boody, Jr. Medical Arts Pavilion
242 Mason Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305
School-based health centers
We provide comprehensive health care to students at two school-based health centers:
- New Dorp High School
- Port Richmond High School
Reproductive and mental health care is available for students who attend either school free of charge. And visits for sexual health care are confidential in accordance with New York State reproductive health law.
We are open on Monday through Friday (except school holidays and breaks) from 7:30 am - 4 pm.
Questions? Call (718) 987-0128.
Teen Risk Assessment Program (Teen R.A.P.)
We want your teen to live his/her healthiest life. Our Teen R.A.P. aims to improve the quality of life by providing education and access to care in an inclusive and sensitive way. Learn all about it here or call (718) 226-TEEN (8336).
Heart disease doesn't just happen to adults. In fact, eight out of every 1,000 children are born with a heart condition, and others may develop or acquire heart disease later in life.
The good news is that constantly improving technology is leading to better, earlier diagnoses that can save lives. At the Staten Island University Hospital's Pediatric Cardiology Program, we specialize in state-of-the-art technology that often doesn't require surgery, making us a frontrunner in the treatment of children with heart problems.
Safe, non-invasive methods of testing have been almost completely replaced by diagnostic cardiac catheterizations in children of all ages. Using fetal echocardiography and cardiopulmonary testing, babies who are at risk can be diagnosed in the womb. Learning of a potential problem before birth helps doctors plan prompt, appropriate treatment.
Occasionally, a child may require open-heart surgery to correct a congenital defect. As part of the Northwell Health system, we work in partnership with the renowned Cohen Children's Medical Center in New Hyde Park so that your child will benefit from the professional expertise of two of the finest hospitals in the country.
For an open-heart surgery, patients receive treatment locally and travel by special pediatric transport to Cohen Children’s Medical Center, where surgeons who are experts in the field of pediatric open-heart surgery perform the operation. After a brief recovery in Cohen Children's Medical Center pediatric intensive care unit your child returns home to our pediatric intensive care unit, where our highly trained staff carefully monitors the remainder of your child's recovery.
Children in need of dental care benefit from the Pediatric Dental Residency Program at Staten Island University Hospital.
Board certified dentists oversee gentle, compassionate dental care for children – including those with special needs -- from infancy through the teenage years.
We believe strongly in preventive dental care, so children are taught proper nutrition, as well as brushing and flossing techniques. We use fluoride and sealants (clear plastic coatings) to reduce the occurrence of cavities. For children who are very young or extremely frightened of the dentist, treatment under general anesthesia is available.
Orthodontic treatment (braces) is available for children with crooked and crowded teeth.
We offer sensitive, specialized care to children with developmental and behavioral needs and their families. We are experts in:
- Diagnosis and treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Diagnosis and follow up of autism spectrum disorder
- Evaluation of developmental delays and behavioral difficulties
- Screening for learning problems
- Prescribing evaluations and school interventions
Our staff of pediatric endocrinologists, pediatric diabetes nurse educators and nutritionists offers comprehensive evaluation and treatment of a variety of endocrine disorders, including:
- Disorders of growth and pubertal development
- Disorders of the thyroid
- Disorders of the adrenals
- Disorders in other glands of the body
We offer diagnostic evaluation, treatment and follow-up care for children from birth through age 21 dealing with nutritional disorders and a broad spectrum of medical conditions involving the gastrointestinal tract, liver and pancreas.
We regularly provide comprehensive care for conditions including:
- Celiac disease
- Constipation and soiling
- Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis
- Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)
- Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Nutrition issues
The Children’s Cancer Center at Staten Island University Hospital is focused on treating the whole person, not just the disease. We take the time to get to know your child and your family, and we are able to tailor an evaluation and treatment plan that takes into account all of your needs.
We offer outpatient and inpatient care, including cancer chemotherapy, blood transfusions, gamma globin infusions and more. Our state-of-the-art facility is also home to HistioCare, a specialty center for histiocytic disorders (a rare blood disease similar to cancer) where we see patients from around the world who seek us out for evaluation and treatment.
Pediatric cancer patients often have other complex medical problems. As a part of Northwell Health, the largest healthcare provider in New York, we have access to the a wealth of resources to attend to all your child’s needs. We provide comprehensive care, including nutrition, psychosocial support, complementary medicine, rehabilitation and pain and ‘child-comfort’ management. Our team includes pediatric oncologists, radiation oncologists, oncological surgeons, pathologists, nurse practitioners, pediatric oncology certified nurses, and related health care personnel. We regularly participate in research and clinical trials to advance treatment options.
Our board-certified physicians are specialists in diagnosing and treating infants, children and adolescents with infections, particularly those that are recurrent, severe or caused by unusual germs.
Some of the diseases we treat include:
- Lyme disease
- Kawasaki syndrome
- HIV infection
Our Division of Critical Care treats children with life-threatening illnesses and injuries in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). Our team is specially trained to provide advanced life-saving treatment, including mechanical ventilation, intensive monitoring, trauma care and post-operative management.
As home to a state-designated level 3 neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), we are ready to treat newborns with a wide range of medical and surgical issues, including prematurity and its complications, respiratory disorders, infections, congenital heart disease, jaundice, genetic disorders and feeding and nutritional issues. The NICU team is onsite 24 hours a day and includes a dedicated group of neonatologists, neonatal nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pediatric residents, respiratory therapists, occupational/rehabilitation therapists and lactation consultants.
We understand how precious your newborn is to you and your family. We practice family-centered care with open visitation to maximize time spent bedside with your child.
Our state-of-the-art medical care includes mechanical ventilation (both conventional and high frequency), several modes of non-invasive ventilation, inhaled nitric oxide and whole body cooling. In addition, our pediatric surgical specialists are available to operate on a wide range of congenital abnormalities in the tiniest of patients. Pediatric radiologists are also available to provide assistance in diagnosis and evaluation.
We deliver specialty care for infants, children and adolescents with kidney disease, fluid and electrolyte imbalance, and hypertension. For children with kidney failure, replacement therapies including home-based peritoneal dialysis and outpatient hemodialysis are available. We also provide expert care and follow-up for kidney transplant recipients.
Our Department of Pediatric Neurology specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents with disorders including:
- Neuromuscular disorders
- Developmental delays
- Neurologic conditions related to prematurity and congenital disorders
- Neurologic conditions resulting from infection, autoimmune disorder and trauma
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
We offer both in-house and outpatient management of seizures.
Our board-certified orthopaedic doctors specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of conditions related to the musculoskeletal system. We treat your child’s infections, sports injuries, broken bones, congenital conditions like scoliosis and more.
We treat and help you manage your child’s respiratory disease. Our team provides advanced diagnosis, treatment and follow-up for children with a wide spectrum of respiratory conditions including:
- Chronic bronchopulmonary dysplasia
- Sickle cell lung disease
- Chronic cough
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
The team at our Division of Pediatric Radiology uses cutting-edge technology and experienced, expert imaging interpretation to aid your doctor in diagnosing and treating your child.
We provide service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including:
- Plain film
- CT scan
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Examination under fluoroscopy including barium enema, upper GI series and esophagram
Pediatric surgery requires special training and skills. Our board-certified surgeons are highly experienced in general and thoracic surgical care of infants, children and adolescents, including:
- Surgery of the esophagus, stomach and intestine (including colorectal)
- Surgery of the liver, gall bladder, spleen and pancreas
- Hernia surgery
- Endocrine surgery (thyroid, parathyroid)
- Testicular surgery (undescended testis, varicocele, tumor)
- Surgery in the newborn (correction of congenital abnormalities)
- Surgery of the neck, chest and lungs
- Surgery for cancer and other tumors
To speed your child’s recovery and reduce risk, we use the latest in minimally invasive techniques including laparoscopy, thoracoscopy and endoscopy when appropriate.
We evaluate and treat all conditions involving the kidneys, ureters, bladder, adrenal glands or genitalia in both boys and girls, including:
- Congenital anomalies
- Urinary tract infections
- Voiding disorders