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Northwell Health Rehabilitation Network offers back and spine care to help patients get back to their normal activities as quickly as possible. The team is composed of subspecialized and board-certified professional staff members that will help patients improve function through comprehensive treatment, patient guidance and education...


Back and spinal pain can range from mildly frustrating to extremely painful. There are many spinal treatments that can help, and your healthcare team will work closely with you to evaluate your condition and to recommend the right approach for treatment...


Infectious disease specialists consult with hospital and ER physicians to start patients on the proper antibiotics as soon as the diagnosis is confirmed...


The balance rehabilitation program provides state-of-the-art treatment to help patients reduce risk factors for falls and lessen dizziness or vertigo due to inner ear or central neurological dysfunction...


Balloon dilation is a minimally invasive procedure that reopens the sinus pathways and restores drainage. Learn more at the New York Head and Neck Institute.


Balloon dilation, also known as balloon valvuloplasty, is an interventional cardiac catheterization procedure commonly used to open blocked heart valves.


Banding, also called band ligation, is a treatment for complications due to cirrhosis and is performed during an upper endoscopy. This can be used to stop the bleeding from enlarged veins that may occur in the esophagus or upper stomach...


Bariatric surgery offers an effective approach to help patients eat less, lose excess weight, and regain their health by limiting the stomach’s capacity...


The Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG), also called gastric sleeve or vertical gastric sleeve, restricts the amount of food and calories that can be eaten by removing 80% to 90% of the stomach...


A barium enema, also called a lower GI series, involves filling the large intestine with diluted barium liquid while X-ray images are being taken. Barium enemas are used to diagnose disorders of the large intestine and rectum...


A barium swallow (also known as a barium esophagogram or upper GI series) is an examination of the esophagus and stomach using barium to coat the walls of the upper digestive tract so that it may be examined under X-ray...


The basal joint allows you to move your thumb into the palm of your hand, a motion called opposition. Repetitive motions can weaken the basal joint, wear down the articular cartilage surrounding the joint and make it more susceptible to degenerative arthritis...


When it comes to being overweight and seeking weight loss treatment, changing your lifestyle is just as important as any medical procedure you may receive...


Northwell Health’s Behavioral Health College Partnership (BHCP) is a unique community service program that works with undergraduate and graduate college/university students affected by acute mental health issues to access evidence-based behavioral health services...


Northwell Health Behavioral Health Services strives to address the diverse mental health needs of the communities we serve by providing a continuum of high-quality psychological services and behavioral health resources...


Learn about women's behavioral health resources, including care for anxiety disorders, eating disorders, postpartum depression and more.


If you’ve been diagnosed with Bell’s palsy, you will likely make a full recovery. In many cases, no treatment is necessary. However, medication or physical therapy may help reduce the amount of time you are experiencing symptoms...


Biceps tenotomy, tenodesis and transfer are surgical procedures that repair damaged bicep tendons. Strong cord-like structures of fibrous tissue, the tendons connect the bicep muscle in your upper arm to bones in the shoulder...


If the surgeon cannot completely remove bile duct cancer, he or she may do a bypass to lessen symptoms caused by the cancer. For example, if the cancer is blocking the bile ducts and bile builds up behind the blockage, surgery can help relieve the obstruction...


Biofeedback is a method used to help you be aware of and control specific physiological processes within your body. When used in conjunction with pelvic floor strengthening, like Kegel exercises, biofeedback techniques help women gain awareness, strengthen, and control their pelvic muscles...


Biomaterial implants are used in cases of defects of the facial and cranial skeleton. Learn more at the New York Head and Neck Institute.


Depending on the result of a biophysical profile (BPP), our expert team will individualize care options to match your condition and help you throughout every stage of your pregnancy...


A biopsy is a procedure done to remove tissue or cells from the body for examination under a microscope. Some biopsies can be done in a doctor's office while others need to be done in a hospital setting...


Our family-centered approach to care is especially evident in the birthing services at Staten Island University Hospital. Our family education classes will help you to get ready for the big day and adjustments after delivery...


Bisphosphonates are drugs that slow the progression of abnormal bone destruction and formation that bone metastases cause. The drugs do the following: Decrease risk for fractures Reduce bone pain Lower high blood calcium levels Slow bone damage that is caused by cancer Different types of bisphosphonates are available, such as: Aredia (pamidronate) Zometa (zoledronate) Each has somewhat different effects...


A blood sample is checked to measure the amounts of certain substances released into the blood by organs and tissues in the body. The balance of substances in the blood represents the balance of body functions...


Blood donation is a voluntary procedure where a donor has blood drawn so it can be given to someone else who needs a blood transfusion. According to the American Red Cross: Every two seconds someone in the U...


When it comes to managing diabetes during pregnancy, Northwell Health is leading in blood glucose monitoring and ketone testing. The Center for Diabetes in Pregnancy, one of the few programs in the tri-state area recognized by the American Diabetes Association, the Center for Diabetes in Pregnancy, is devoted to offering continuous care for pregnant women with diabetes...


There are several different components of the blood that can be transfused into an adult. Red blood cells are the most common type of blood product transfusion...


People who have lost a significant amount of weight often find that their skin hangs off their frames in undesirable ways. Body lift surgery addresses the sagging skin after significant weight loss.


The Bone Marrow Failure Program at Cohen Children’s was established to provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for children with acquired and inherited bone marrow failure syndromes.


A bone densitometry test is used to diagnose osteoporosis, a condition in which bones become fragile and brittle. This testing technique assesses the bone mass of bones in your spine, pelvis, forearm and thigh...


Transplantation is offered to a very select group of patients who are thought to be at high risk of relapse, or to patients who have relapsed and now have their disease back under control...


Bone marrow aspiration and/or biopsy is a procedure that involves taking a small amount of bone marrow fluid (aspiration) and/or solid bone marrow tissue (called a core biopsy), usually from the back of the hip bones, to be examined for the number, size, and maturity of blood cells and/or abnormal cells...


A bone scan is a specialized radiology procedure used to examine the various bones of the skeleton. It is done to identify areas of physical and chemical changes in bone...


Most commonly used for frown lines and crow's feet near the eyes, Botox blocks the nerve signals to the muscles that control the contractions that cause wrinkles. Botox injections are given in the office and are one of the most common procedures performed today. It is a noninvasive way to achieve a fresh, rested look.


Botulism is a serious illness, and you will need to be hospitalized for treatment. Infectious disease specialists may recommend one or more of the following treatment options: Botulism antitoxin injections to fight the toxin or bacteria Ventilator or breathing tube to help ease breathing Surgery of infected wounds with follow-up antibiotics Feeding tube or intravenous fluids for patients who have difficulty swallowing


Orthodontics is the dental specialty that focuses on the development, prevention, and correction of irregularities of the teeth, bite, and jaws. Orthodontists also have specialized training in facial abnormalities and disorders of the jaw...


Multiple sclerosis, or MS, slows down your nerve impulses and over time this may weaken important muscle groups, particularly in your legs. If you find leg weakness is a problem, your medical team will evaluate you and suggest the right treatment...


Ruptured brain aneurysms happen unexpectedly, requiring immediate medical attention. In other cases, unruptured brain aneurysms are detected during testing for other conditions...


If you or a loved one has experience a trauma to the head, a stroke or similar condition, your brain may not be getting enough oxygen. Oxygen is essential to brain function, and without enough oxygen, hypoxia can occur which can quickly lead to serious complications...


When you learn that you have a brain tumor, you may feel scared, confused and unsure of what to do next. The specialists at Northwell Health Neuroscience Institute’s Brain Tumor Center are here to guide you through the next steps...


If you’ve been diagnosed with a benign or malignant brain tumor, your brain tumor team will discuss the most appropriate treatment options. These may include: Chemotherapy CyberKnife Gamma Knife GliaSite radiation therapy NICO BrainPath surgery Radiation therapy Stereotactic radiosurgery Visualase laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) Your treatment plan will depend on a variety of factors, including: Type, size, and location of your tumor Whether it is benign or malignant Your general health and treatment preferences The Brain Tumor Center at the Northwell Health Neuroscience Institute is one of the country’s leading brain tumor centers...


Northwell Health Rehabilitation Network provides intensive brain injury evaluation and treatment from experienced therapists in a nurturing environment...


We know that cancer can be especially frightening when it affects sensitive areas like the brain, liver, and lungs. That's why we use equipment that offers a high degree of precision...


Breast augmentation involves using breast implants or fat from your own body (called fat transfer breast augmentation) to increase the size of your breasts or restore the volume of your breasts after weight loss or pregnancy to achieve a rounder, fuller shape.


Breast brachytherapy using various implanted balloons is a method of delivering internal radiation therapy to patients with breast cancer. Several types of devises are used by the department, such as the Mammosite or the Contura balloon...


Breast conservation surgery, or breast saving surgery, spares as much of the breast as is safely possible when breast cancer is present. There are two types of breast conservation (tissue-sparing) surgery...


A woman’s breasts change over time due to many factors, including pregnancy and breastfeeding, weight fluctuation, genetic factors and the natural aging process. A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a procedure that raises the breasts by tightening the surrounding tissue and removing excess skin, creating a lifted, more youthful appearance.


The breast pathology division of the Northwell Health Department of Pathology provides fast and accurate interpretation of breast core biopsies, resection specimens, and offers second opinions...


If a patient plans to have a mastectomy or a lumpectomy for breast cancer, they should consult a plastic surgeon to discuss reconstructive options. Understanding the techniques available may help the patient decide how to treat their cancer...


Some women find that their breasts are too large and cumbersome, or do not look proportionate to the rest of their body. Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammoplasty, involves the surgical removal of some of the fat, tissue and skin from the breasts to reshape them and reduce their size.


Surgery is a common treatment for breast cancer, as well as other conditions affecting the breast. The following types of breast surgery are performed to change the appearance of the breasts...


Do you know how you will feed your new baby? For most mothers and infants, breastfeeding is the safest and healthiest choice. Choosing whether to breastfeed is one of the most important decisions you can make as an expectant parent...


Bronchoscopy is a procedure that allows the doctor to directly visualize the interior passageways of the lower respiratory tract through a bronchoscope (a long, narrow, fiberoptic, lighted tube inserted through the nose or mouth)...


A brow and forehead lift is done to literally lift and remove excess, sagging and wrinkled tissue of the forehead and eyebrows. The procedure results in the flattening of the wrinkles and furrows of the forehead and lifting of sagging eyebrows, restoring a more youthful appearance...


A brow lift restores the face to its natural, more refreshed appearance, allowing you to look vibrant and rejuvenated. An adjunctive procedure that can be done along with eyelid surgery, facelift surgery, or both, a brow lift will raise the position of the brow.


The single best way to remove harmful plaque ?" a thin, sticky film loaded with bacteria ?" from teeth and gums is to brush teeth regularly and properly...


Bunion correction is surgery used to treat a bunion that has formed on the big or little toe. A bunion is a bump at the toe joint which may cause misalignment of the toe...


Bunion correction includes a variety of surgical and non-surgical treatments. Initial treatment of bunions may include wearing comfortable, well-fitting footwear (particularly shoes that conform to the shape of the foot and do not cause pressure areas) or the use of splints and orthotics (special shoe inserts shaped to the feet) to reposition the big toe...


The Jerome L. Finkelstein, MD, Regional Burn Center at Staten Island University Hospital offers expert burn care for people of all ages. Established in 1998 by Dr...


“A burn can change a life forever.” - Dr. Michael Cooper, head of the Staten Island University Hospital's Jerome L. Finkelstein, MD, Regional Burn Center Such insight into the nature of burn injuries is at the root of our Burn Center’s family-centered care philosophy...