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Our experts remain diligent when it comes to staying ahead of the latest techniques for C-section delivery. Currently, we are implementing a skin-to-skin initiative...


If you are suffering from headaches, your doctor may recommend a CT scan, also called a CAT scan, to determine if there in any irregular activity in your brain that could be causing the problem...


The goal is to stimulate muscle building and prevent muscle wasting as much as possible. At Northwell, palliative care physicians may recommend: Medications to stimulate appetite, especially for patients who are undergoing chemotherapy Nutritional supplements Feeding tube for patients who cannot eat normally Education and support for patients and their families Consultations with nutritionists


Caldwell-Luc is the opening of the anterior wall of the maxillary sinus and the surgical drainage of this sinus into the nose via an antrostomy. With the introduction of endoscopic sinus surgery, Caldwell-Luc is much more selectively employed as intranasal approaches often permit excellent access to the maxillary sinus...


Learn about personalized care for breast, gynecological and other cancers impacting women.


Every year, genetics research scientists learn more about mutations in genes that are linked to certain cancers and increase a person's risk for getting those cancers...


The cancer rehabilitation program at Northwell Health Rehabilitation Network provides patients with results-oriented, comprehensive rehabilitation services across every level of care...


The Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program at Cohen Children’s Medical Center offers advanced, noninvasive heart imaging techniques.


Cardiac ablation is a procedure used to treat heart arrhythmia, such as rapid or irregular heartbeat. There are different types of cardiac ablation, including radiofrequency ablation, laser ablation and cryoablation.


The comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation program at Northwell Health Rehabilitation Network includes monitored cardiac rehabilitation for people who are recovering from heart surgery, cardiac stenting, heart attack and even heart transplant...


During cardiac resynchronization therapy, a specialized biventricular pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is implanted under your skin, through a vein and into your heart chamber. It re-coordinates the movements of the left and right ventricles of the heart, monitoring and treating abnormal heart rhythms and improving its pumping ability.


Learn about the wide range of cardiac surgery options offered by the specialists at Lenox Hill Heart & Lung, part of Northwell Health.


Our skilled cardiologists offer advanced cardiac programs in areas including cardiac rehabilitation, women’s heart health, electrophysiology, pediatric cardiology, heart failure and structural heart disease.


Pediatric Cardiology is dedicated to diagnosing and treating heart problems of fetuses, newborns, children, teens and adults with congenital and acquired heart disease.


Learn about the Women’s Heart Health Program at the Katz Institute for Women’s Health, in conjunction with the Department of Cardiology.


Our skilled cardiologists offer advanced cardiac programs in areas including cardiac rehabilitation, women’s heart health, electrophysiology, pediatric cardiology, heart failure and structural heart disease.


At Staten Island University Hospital, our Department of Cardiology nurtures heart-healthy attitudes and bodies with cardiology services. The divisions of clinical cardiology, noninvasive cardiology, invasive cardiology, and electrophysiology allow us to create a hands-on approach to heart health...


Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is a procedure used to remove plaque and clots from the carotid arteries. Endarterectomy may help prevent a stroke from occurring in persons with symptoms with a carotid artery narrowing of 70 percent or more...


Carpal tunnel release is a surgical procedure used to treat carpal tunnel syndrome, a painful condition caused by the compression of the median nerve in the wrist...


Carpal tunnel syndrome involves numbness, tingling, pain or weakening of the hand due to a compressed nerve in the carpal tunnel, located on the palm side of the wrist. The symptoms of carpal tunnel are usually caused by repetitive motions of the hand and wrist, pregnancy, and some illnesses such as diabetes, hypothyroidism and arthritis.


The Department of Ophthalmology at Northwell Health, Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital (MEETH), and our Queens and Bronx locations provide the latest in sutureless cataract surgery...


The pediatric cardiac catheterization program at Cohen Children’s diagnoses and treats a variety of heart conditions.


Stop smoking classes If you have returned to smoking, the Center for Tobacco Control can help. The center holds five-week stop smoking classes. Upcoming class start dates are: January 6, 2015 February 10, 2015 March 24, 2015 April 28, 2015 June 1, 2015 July 7,2015 August 11, 2015 September 29, 2015 November 3, 2015 Northwell Health Glen Cove Hospital January 7, 2015 This five-week intensive stop-smoking class emphasizes behavior changes and medication use...


Our Center for Voice, Airway, and Swallowing treats disorders of the larynx, pharynx, trachea and esophagus in both adults and children.


Jamie Kane, MD, Director Dr. Jamie Kane is board certified in Internal Medicine and is a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University and an M...


For individuals who are overweight and obese and are serious about losing weight on a sensible behavioral program, under the guidance of a physician, nutritionist, and psychologist The Center for Weight Management is a unique program that focuses on the individual issues behind previous weight loss attempts...


If you are diagnosed with a skull base tumor, your doctor will want to know that your brain is getting enough blood supply. Your doctor may order a cerebral angiography, which is a test that creates a detailed picture of the blood vessels that supply and surround the brain and skull...


Cerebral bypass surgery is a procedure that is similar to a cardiac bypass procedure but is performed on an artery in the brain. This procedure is used to treat cerebral artery stenosis when there is the narrowing of an artery in the brain that is either completely or partially blocked...


There is no cure for cerebral palsy (CP). However, long-term care can be beneficial in managing symptoms. Medications may be prescribed to decrease muscle tightness, treat pain and spasticity and improve functional abilities...


At Northwell Health, we believe that athletes should have access to coordinated care to ensure their safety and well-being during practice and competition...


Cervical decompression surgery is a procedure that removes any structures compressing the nerves in the cervical (neck) section of the spinal canal or vertebral foramen (the opening through which the spinal cord passes)...


Cervical fusion surgery is a procedure performed in the cervical area of the spine to relieve pressure on one or more nerve roots, or on the spinal cord...


Cervical laminectomy surgery is a procedure that is performed to alleviate persistent, often debilitating pain caused by pressure on the nerves (neural impingement), a herniated disc or a tumor of the cervical (neck area) spine...


Open 24 hours a day, our chapel provides a tranquil place for patients, families and staff of all faiths to reflect and pray as they cope with some of life's most profound moments.


It’s difficult to live with chronic headache pain. If you have frequent pain that keeps you from accomplishing your daily tasks, it’s important seek an evaluation...


Chemotherapy refers to the use of drugs, known as chemotherapeutic agents or chemo, to kill or slow the growth of rapidly multiplying cancer cells. It may be given with a curative intent or it may aim to prolong life and/or control symptoms...


Chest X-rays may provide important information regarding the size, shape, contour, and anatomic location of the heart, lungs, bronchi, great vessels (aorta, aortic arch, pulmonary arteries), mediastinum (an area in the middle of the chest separating the lungs), and the bones (cervical and thoracic spine, clavicles, shoulder girdle, and ribs)...


If you or a loved one has Chiari malformation, a rare structural condition that affects the cerebellum, you probably know that each case is different. There is a wide variation in the type and severity of symptoms...


At Cohen Children's, we host creative and engaging entertainment for our patients, such as individual or group music performances, select celebrity visits, magic shows, and more.


Chin and face implants are man-made materials that have been shown over many years to be safe without interfering with surrounding tissues. The implants are introduced through incisions under the skin or inside the mouth...


Cholangiography is a radiographic examination of the bile ducts using a special dye. It can be performed during an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ECRP)...


During your first prenatal visit, our expert Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Genetics specialists will discuss all your options for screening and genetic testing...


CMP adds another level of pain for patients who already suffer from chronic pain. At Northwell Health, palliative care specialists work with your primary care physician or pain specialist to coordinate your care...


Chronic, or lasting pain, touches every aspect of people's lives. Without chronic pain management it is not possible to fully work, move about or enjoy life...


Because patients with chronic pain often have other medical conditions, they need comprehensive care in addition to their disease treatment. Specialists work with your physicians and surgeons to provide palliative care that complements your medical treatment plan...


When you feel overwhelmed by caregiving, Northwell is here to help. Our Circle of Care program offers expert support and guidance to seniors as well as younger disabled persons to help navigate the worlds of eldercare and healthcare...


Circumcision is a removal of the foreskin that covers the tip of the penis. The 2 most common reasons for this procedure in adults are recurrent infections of the foreskin and the inability to pull back the foreskin...


Clavicle fracture treatment can include any form of nonsurgical or surgical treatment used to correct a clavicle fracture (fracture of the collarbone)...


As a state-of-the-art facility, we offer superior diagnostic, medical and surgical care for infants and children with cleft lip. Our expert multidisciplinary team features pediatric plastic surgeons, oral surgeons, dentists, orthodontists, prosthetic specialists, ear/nose/throat specialists, geneticists, social workers, speech and hearing professionals and dedicated cleft coordinator nurses.


As a state-of-the-art facility, we offer superior diagnostic, medical and surgical care for infants and children with cleft palate. Our expert multidisciplinary team features pediatric plastic surgeons, oral surgeons, dentists, orthodontists, prosthetic specialists, ear/nose/throat specialists, geneticists, social workers, speech and hearing professionals and dedicated cleft coordinator nurses.


When it comes to treating fertility issues and ovulatory dysfunctions, our experts consider it a collective effort. Before prescribing fertility treatments such as clomid, your physician will work side-by-side with fertility specialists to determine the best treatment approach...


Clozapine is an antipsychotic used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life and strong or inappropriate emotions) in patients who have not been helped by other medications or who have tried to kill themselves and are likely to try to kill or harm themselves again...


A cochlear implant is essentially a microphone that converts sound into electrical impulses. After a portion of the temporal bone called the mastoid is drilled away, small wires corresponding to several sound frequencies are passed into the cochlea (hearing part of the inner ear)...


Cohen Children's provides top pediatric care services to Northwell patients.


Similar to a loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) cone biopsy, a cold knife cone biopsy uses a laser or surgical scalpel to remove tissue from the cervix...


Colorectal surgery is used to treat a variety of conditions affecting the anus, rectum and colon. This includes frequently seen benign problems such as hemorrhoids, fissures and fistulas, as well as the management of malignant tumors of the bowel...


This is the surgical removal of part of the colon and/or rectum and nearby lymph nodes, typically through an incision in the abdomen.This procedure is tyipcally performed to treat and prevent diseases and conditions that affect the colon such as colon cancer and rectal cancer...


Colonoscopy is a diagnostic procedure that allows the doctor to examine the entire length of the large intestine. Colonoscopy can assist in identifying problems with the colon, such as early signs of cancer, inflamed tissue, ulcers, and bleeding...


The Division of Colorectal Surgery at Northwell Health offers comprehensive surgical care for diseases of the colon, rectum, small intestines and anus...


Colposcopy is a procedure that uses an instrument with a magnifying lens and a light, called a colposcope, to examine the cervix (opening to the uterus) and vagina for abnormalities...


If you have epilepsy and epilepsy medications are not effective enough to control your seizures, you’re not alone. In fact, almost one-third of patients who suffer from epilepsy experience this issue...


Complete blood counts are drawn during treatment very frequently. Physicians monitor complete blood county to determine how well a patient's bone marrow is functioning and if the patient is tolerating treatment...


Complete decongestive therapy is a noninvasive, nonsurgical approach to managing the symptoms of lymphedema.


Not all conditions that occur in breasts are cancerous. In fact, most that are biopsied are benign (non-cancerous). But benign conditions need to be addressed, as they may put you at higher risk of developing breast cancer in the future...


Advances in breast reconstructive surgery have allowed even more women undergoing breast removal to choose to have their breast or breasts rebuilt. This surgery involves creating a breast mound that comes as close as possible to the form and appearance of the natural breast...


A lump or other change in your breast, or an abnormal area on a mammogram, may be caused by cancer or by another, less serious problem. Our team of specialists is able to give you an expert, accurate diagnosis using a number of techniques, including: Breast examination by a physician To determine the cause of any symptoms you may be experiencing, we will perform a thorough physical exam that includes a personal and family medical history and evaluation of your current overall health...


Cancer is a disease of the genes. We know that some people are more at risk of developing breast cancer than others because of their personal history, family history or both...


The neuropsychological evaluation is an important part of the workup when you have epilepsy. The results of the evaluation can be used to assist with epilepsy treatment planning by providing targeted recommendations aimed at maximizing strengths and minimizing weaknesses...


Epilepsy is a neurologic disorder that affects both men and women, children and adults. However, women in all stages of life may need to deal with special circumstances when they have epilepsy...


If you have epilepsy, you likely have questions and concerns. The following are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions from patients like you...


Epilepsy is a neurologic condition which affects your nervous system. If you have more than one seizure not caused by a known medical condition, such as alcohol withdrawal or extremely low blood sugar, you’re considered to have epilepsy...


The Division of Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation at Cohen Children’s provides several comprehensive hemoglobinopathy programs, including our Sickle Cell Program and Thalassemia Program.


A CT or CAT scan is a diagnostic imaging procedure that uses a combination of X-rays and computer technology to produce horizontal, or axial, images (often called slices) of the body...


A concussion can happen in an instant with a blow to the head or body. When the force causes the brain to move rapidly back and forth in the skull, it can change how the brain cells work and cause a variety of side effects...


Contact us at for information and appointments with our thoracic surgery experts.


Contact the Katz Institute for Women's Health, part of Northwell Health, a connection to care, screenings and treatment for many women's health conditions.


Contact us for information and appointments with cardiovascular and thoracic services at Lenox Hill heart and lung.


Contact us for a call back to schedule an appointment with one of our cardiac surgery specialists.


Continuous peripheral nerve blocks provide targeted analgesia (painkillers) for a range of surgical procedures. A catheter is inserted through a small puncture in the skin close to the targeted nerve...


A continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine is primarily used by patients at home for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). When a patient has obstructive sleep apnea, their airway becomes restricted as the patient's muscles relax naturally during sleep...


A cordectomy is the surgical removal of part or all of the vocal cords. It can be performed using an endoscopic laser, where a special type of light is focused on the cancer through a small tube...


The Cornea and External Disease Service at the Department of Ophthalmology at Northwell Health and Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital (MEETH) provides the medical evaluation and management for disorders affecting the cornea, conjunctiva and sclera...


Your coronary arteries can become narrowed by the buildup of plaque, which is an accumulation of cholesterol and other substances. The buildup can decrease the amount of oxygen-rich blood flowing through your arteries into your heart. Using coronary angiography, your doctor can determine how much of your arteries are blocked and how to work with you to develop the most appropriate treatment plan.


Coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) is performed to treat a blockage or narrowing of one or more of the coronary arteries, thus restoring the blood supply to the heart muscle. There are two methods of CABG surgery: open (traditional) surgery and minimally invasive surgery. While the traditional "open heart" procedure is still performed and often is preferred in many situations, newer, less invasive techniques have been developed.


Coronary brachytherapy is a treatment that is used to combat restenosis (the repeat narrowing of a coronary artery) in patients undergoing treatment of coronary artery disease with angioplasty or stents...


Sometimes, epilepsy can cause frequent and very severe seizures, putting you at risk for falls and injury. If medication and noninvasive treatments have not worked, and you are not a candidate for resective epilepsy surgery, your treatment team may recommend corpus callosotomy...


Cosmetic ear surgery is an operation that is done to correct ears that are too far from the head (lop ear deformity), which is a congenital (born with) condition...


If you suffer from Chiari malformation, you may have a series of symptoms that range from headache and neck pain to trouble with reflexes and balance. Depending on your individual case and symptoms, your doctor may want to perform craniocervical fusion surgery on you to improve your overall wellness...


Craniosynostosis repair is usually done at a very young age, and a variety of techniques may be used, including minimally invasive endoscopic repair.


Craniofacial skeletal contouring is a procedure used to make the skull and the face more normal in shape. Learn more at the New York Head and Neck Institute.


A craniotomy is the surgical removal of part of the bone from your skull to expose the brain. Specialized tools are used to remove a section of bone called a bone flap...


Crossface facial nerve to facial nerve grafting involves grafting branches of the opposite normal facial nerve to the paralyzed nerve to provide nerve impulses to the muscles of the paralyzed side of the face...


If you experience spinal pain due to temporarily blocked nerves, your doctor will evaluate you and may at first try medication. If your pain persists, however, there are a few options to consider...


Cryosurgery is a procedure that involves killing cancer cells by freezing them and surrounding them with ice crystals. Depending on whether the tumor is inside or outside the body, liquid nitrogen is placed on the skin or in an instrument, called a cryoprobe, which is inserted into the body so that it touches the tumor and can directly reach the cells.


Cubital tunnel release surgery is an outpatient procedure that alleviates the symptoms of cubital tunnel syndrome, a condition that occurs when the ulnar nerve is pinched in one of several locations in the back of the elbow...


The staff at the Neurocritical Care Center have specialized training for treating you or your loved one during a life-threatening neurologic incident. It is critical to monitor your condition on an ongoing basis to identify what is causing your problem, and to determine treatment options for your condition...


Custom orthotic therapy is used to correct foot deformities, compensate for weaknesses of the muscles, tendons and ligaments of the foot and control position and motion of the foot and ankle...


CyberKnife® treatment is a highly precise and painless alternative to surgery and traditional radiation therapy for cancers of the lung, prostate, liver, pancreas, spine and brain, as well as trigeminal neuralgia and arteriovenous malformations (AVM)...


When bladder cancer penetrates the bladder wall, a cystectomy, a procedure that removes part of or the entire bladder, is recommended. Partial cystectomy, which removes only part of the bladder, is an effective treatment when the bladder cancer is confined to a single region of the bladder and hasn’t invaded other parts of the urinary system...


Cystometry is a diagnostic procedure used to identify problems with the filling and emptying of the urinary bladder. The procedure provides information about the muscle function, mechanics and nerve response of the bladder and urinary tract...


Cystoscopy is a diagnostic procedure that allows direct examination of the urinary tract, particularly the bladder, the urethra, and the openings to the ureters...


The division of cytogenetics and molecular pathology at Northwell provides comprehensive cytogenetic analysis and fluorescence in-situ hybridization assays for genetic and neoplastic disorders...


Cytogenetics is a word used to describe the study of chromosomes. Chromosomes are the threadlike structures of DNA in every cell in our bodies that contain our genes and determine our heredity...


The cytopathology division of the department of pathology and laboratory medicine at Northwell health offers a complete test menu including conventional and ThinPrep Pap Test, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and non-gynecologic cytology...