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Part of managing chronic wounds includes cleaning the wound (called debridement) in preparation for ultimate wound closure. There’s two main ways of debriding a wound. One way is by doing simple dressing changes, and the other is surgery. Your doctor will assess your unique situation and determine what is right for you.


A decompressive craniectomy is a neurosurgical procedure in which a section of the skull, called a bone flap, is removed. In some cases of severe, traumatic brain injury, a decompressive craniectomy may be necessary to allow the brain to swell without being squeezed by the skull...


Sometimes your brain sends the wrong message to your nerves, causing you to feel pain when you shouldn’t. If you feel pain for no reason after a stroke, for example, or have atypical intractable facial pain, or even phantom limb pain, this can be your brain sending the wrong message through your nervous system...


Deep pharyngeal neuromuscular stimulation (DPNS) is a non-invasive, electrical stimulation therapy for people with dysphagia (difficulty swallowing). Therapists are certified to perform this therapy...


Northwell Health provides a weekly dementia caregiver support group, facilitated by a dementia care professional, to help caregivers give and receive support.


Treatment for dementia varies depending on the cause. In cases of Alzheimer’s disease and other progressive types of dementia, there is no cure or treatment to slow or stop its progression...


This medication is a monoclonal antibody given by injection under the skin and is approved for women with osteoporosis at high risk for fractures, as well as for women who are being treated with cancer medications that can weaken bones.


A dental bridge is an appliance used to replace one or more missing teeth. It is made out of three pieces that fit into the open space in the mouth “bridging” the gap...


Most pediatric dentists will agree that regular dental care should begin by one year of age, with a dental check-up at least twice each year for most children...


Regular dental cleanings are an important component of your overall health. Professional cleaning by a dentist or dental hygienist involves the removal of dental plaque and tartar from the teeth with the intention of preventing cavities, gingivitis and other forms of periodontal disease...


Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that are placed on top of a tooth to restore its size, shape or strength or to improve its appearance. Crowns can be made out of metal, porcelain, resin or ceramic...


A dental extraction is a procedure that involves the pulling of one or more teeth. Extractions are sometimes required as treatment when a tooth is severely damaged beyond repair because it is broken, cracked or extensively decayed...


Teeth that have been affected by tooth decay (caries or cavities) might require a filling. There are many types of fillings, including: Direct restorations, which require a single visit to place a filling directly into a prepared cavity...


Dental implants are an alternative to dentures or bridges to restore a mouth that has missing teeth. Unlike dentures, implants act as a substitute tooth root, which helps preserve the bone that natural tooth roots are embedded in...


The Northwell Health Department of Dental Medicine brings together preventive dental services and comprehensive oral surgery to provide patients with the best oral healthcare...


Staten Island University Hospital's Department of Dental Medicine general practice has expanded into a major teaching program offering a wide range of services to all of our patients...


Overview Dental sealants are thin, plastic films bonded to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth--molars and premolars--and are highly effective in the prevention of tooth decay (caries, cavities)...


The Department of Dental Medicine provides expert care in a compassionate and friendly atmosphere. We offer a full range of dental services for adults and children, including cleanings, dentures, extractions, fillings, and root canals...


Replacing missing teeth is an important step in maintaining a healthy smile. Dentures or partial dentures fill in the spaces created by missing teeth. Dentures help patients chew food properly and can improve speech or a sagging face...


Northwell Health offers exceptional urologic care, expert evaluations and a team of urologists who provide world-class treatment for all benign and malignant urologic conditions...


There are many departments and services at Cohen Children's Medical Center, all of which serve you and your family.


There are many departments and services at Cohen Children's Medical Center, all of which serve you and your family.


Lenox Health Greenwich Village (LHGV) is a state-of-the-art medical complex located in Manhattan's Greenwich Village. Lenox Health Greenwich Village, part of Northwell Health, represents a new model of community-based care that seamlessly integrates health and wellness services with access to 24-hour emergency care and a full range of medical specialists.


Dermal skin substitutes can aid in the temporary or permanent closure of many types of wounds. They offer alternatives when other therapies are not desirable...


The Department of Dermatology at Northwell Health is staffed by highly trained, board-certified specialists who provide the very best care for the full spectrum of conditions involving the skin, hair and nails...


The division of dermatopathology provides diagnostic services in the interpretation of skin, nail and mucous membrane specimens. Our dermatopathologists work closesly with demratologists and other physicians who deal with the skin to diagnose and plan treatment for a wide variety of diseases including skin cancer...


Learn more about the wide range of detoxification programs at Northwell Health.


Many intra-cardiac defects eventually require closure with devices, such as plugs and coils, to keep the patient healthy.


Staten Island University Hospital uses the latest medical advances to treat disorders of the endocrine system, such as diabetes. We provide effective methods of diabetes treatment and diabetes self-management education...


Diabetes insulin pump therapy (subcutaneous insulin infusion therapy) involves the use of a (usually mobile) insulin pump to continuously pump insulin through plastic tubing attached to a needle under the skin near the abdomen...


Participants of Northwell Health’s Education and Disease Management Programs benefit from the latest treatments and educational resources. Through our specially trained team of nurse practitioners, registered nurses and registered dietitians, we provide health and lifestyle assistance and support to those living with diabetes, pre-diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, COPD, kidney disease, heart disease and other conditions...


Reduction of pressure in diabetic foot care, known as offloading, is an essential aspect of neuropathic foot (diabetic) wound care. Foot pressures, shock and shear can be reduced with appropriately fitted shoes, insoles, and socks...


Diabetic foot reconstruction surgery corrects the damage to the foot and ankle caused by complications of diabetes. The high blood sugar levels of diabetes commonly cause nerve damage and poor circulation in the feet...


Learn about diabetic foot reconstruction surgery and the foot and ankle specialists who perform these procedures at Northwell Health.


Diabetic wound care is used to treat chronic wounds (e.g., those that have not shown any signs of healing within four to six weeks). These wounds are often associated with inadequate blood flow to the wound site...


There are many types of diagnostic vascular procedures, which are used to detect blockages or narrowing of the veins and arteries. These procedures provide critical diagnostic information in the evaluation of a variety of vascular diseases.


Maintaining a healthy weight can be tough for most people. However, making healthy changes to your eating and exercise habits is the ideal way to manage your weight...


A dilation and curettage procedure, also known as a D&C, is a procedure that removes tissue from your uterus to diagnose and treat uterine conditions.


Moyamoya disease can cause dangerous symptoms such as strokes and seizures. It can occur in both children and adults. The most common presentation in adults is with ischemic stroke or intracranial hemorrhage...


Direct-to-implant reconstruction is an alternative to staged tissue expander reconstruction. While tissue expander reconstruction requires that the breast be gradually stretched over time, direct-to-implant reconstruction is a procedure in which permanent implants are inserted directly into the breasts after a mastectomy.


Back pain can be frustrating and sometimes very painful. At the Spine Center, we will work with you to evaluate the cause of your pain and to try to find the least invasive and most effective treatment for you...


One type of surgical treatment for epilepsy is disconnection surgery. During the procedure, your surgeon cuts nerve fibers to interrupt the spread of seizures from hemisphere to hemisphere within your brain...


Presurgical testing is a very important step when preparing for surgery and procedures under anesthesia. At the Division of Preoperative Surgical Testing, an appointment for presurgical testing is usually initiated when a surgeon schedules a procedure...


Rheumatology is a subspecialty of internal medicine. Doctors who specialize in rheumatology are referred to as rheumatologists. They diagnose and focus on non-surgical treatment of arthritis and related rheumatic diseases...


Doppler ultrasound is a noninvasive ultrasound technique that assesses blood flow to ensure your baby is getting enough blood to sustain adequate growth.


Drug Abuse Evaluation Health Referral Service (DAEHRS) is a comprehensive outpatient treatment program that provides services to community members whose lives have been impacted by substance use disorders.


Release surgery is used to correct Dupuytren’s contracture, a disease that usually begins with a thickening of the skin in the palm of the hand. Eventually the disease may develop into a thick band that could make your fingers contract or pull into the palm of your hand...


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Dynamic treatments for facial paralysis help restore active movement to the face while static procedures help support the tissues of the face or may passively assist a part of the face in moving.


Dystonia is a movement disorder that can cause your muscles to involuntarily contract, causing repetitive or twisting movements. Dystonia medical treatment depends on the underlying cause of the muscle contractions...


If you suffer from a more debilitating case of dystonia, especially generalized dystonia, surgery may be an option. Baclofen pumps can be inserted into your spine if you suffer from severe lower extremity dystonia...


Although there is no specific cure for dystonia, treatments focus on managing muscle contractions and the parts of the body that are being affected. Treatment options include medications, physical therapy, surgery or some combination of the three...