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Labor and delivery services at Northwell Health combine top-of-the-line equipment and technology with unprecedented consideration and care. We offer full-time safety officers and full-time obstetrics and gynecology physicians dedicated to treating you 24/7...


Labral repair surgery is a procedure used to reverse damage to the labrum, or cartilage, in the shoulder. The head of the upper arm bone (humeral head) rests in a shallow socket in the shoulder blade called the glenoid...


Back or leg pain can hinder normal daily activities. If conservative treatment isn’t successful in eliminating or reducing your pain, a surgical treatment called laminectomy, or surgical decompression, may be recommended...


The prospect of spine surgery can feel intimidating, but it can be helpful to consider some of the advances in surgical technique that can make your surgery faster and safer with a shorter recovery time...


Laparoscopic abdominal cerclage surgery requires heightened accuracy and experience. At Northwell Health, our experts perform cutting-edge minimally invasive procedures with careful precision to offer you outstanding treatment and a full recovery...


A laparoscopic procedure is used to perform surgery in the abdomen through tiny incisions, which are about one half inch in length. A thin, flexible tube with a camera at the end called a laparoscope is inserted through these small incisions allowing your entire procedure to be performed without a large incision...


In a laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy, vaginal hysterectomy is performed with the aid of a laparoscope, a thin, flexible tube containing a video camera...


During laparoscopic surgery, a thin, lighted tube (laparoscope) is inserted into an incision that is usually one centimeter in size to provide pictures of the surgical area for the surgeon...


A laparotomy is a surgical procedure to open the abdomen. It is used to remove cancer of the intestines and endometrium and to repair bowel blockage. Laparotomy is used when the use of less invasive tests is difficult.


A laryngectomy is a surgical procedure to remove part of or the entire larynx (voice box). Laryngectomy can be done in two ways: total laryngectomy to remove the entire larynx and partial laryngectomy to remove part of it...


During a laryngoscopy, a doctor uses a thin, lighted tube (a laryngoscope) to examine the larynx (voice box). Two types of laryngoscopy may be performed: Indirect laryngoscopy - A small, long-handled mirror is inserted into the throat so parts of the larynx can be examined...


If your epilepsy medication is unable to control seizures, your doctor might recommend a treatment called laser ablation. This option is designed to be less invasive than traditional open craniotomy, which means you could spend less time in the hospital and recovery...


Laser ablation of inferior turbinate is a method that decreases the amount of swelling of the tissues over the scroll-like bones inside the nose (the inferior turbinates)...


Laser surgery is a type of surgery that uses special light beams instead of instruments for surgical procedures. There are many uses for lasers in surgery...


Laser ablation of the tonsils (laser cryptolysis) is performed under a local anesthetic and is an outpatient procedure. It is an alternative technique to removal of the tonsils under general anesthesia...


Laser treatments improve and rejuvenate the skin. A laser is an intense, high-energy beam of light that can transfer its energy into skin tissue. It allows for the treatment of a variety of skin imperfections at the same time...


When you’ve received a diagnosis of a brain aneurysm, your doctor will discuss treatment options with you and may suggest that you have laser-assisted cerebral bypass surgery...


Laser-assisted endoscopic septal surgery allows a surgeon to use a probe with a tiny camera (endoscope) to see deviations or bends of the large cartilage dividing the nose into nostrils, which is a very common cause of nasal obstruction or blockage of the airflow through the nostrils...


Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) is a method for improving voice and speech in individuals with Parkinson’s disease or brain injuries that impact the voice...


Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, an uncommon disease that affects the bones in the hip and upper femur (thighbone), affects approximately one out of every 1,200 children each year...


At the Lenox Hill Heart and Vascular Institute, part of Lenox Hill Hospital, our hearts are in everything we do. As one of the nation’s leaders in heart, lung and vascular care, our doctors were the first to develop and perform many groundbreaking procedures...


Neurosurgery at Lenox Hill Hospital recognizes the importance of offering grand rounds, case conferences, and other CME-accredited regularly scheduled series (RSS)...


Lenox Hill Orthopaedics is recognized nationwide for its expertise in the treatment of a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions, including disorders of the spine, hip, knee, foot, ankle, shoulder, elbow and hand...


Lenox Hill Orthopaedics is staffed by experienced physicians who are experts in their areas of focus. Specialized services include: Adult reconstructive surgery Joint preservation and reconstruction Foot and ankle care Hand and upper extremity surgery Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma (NISMAT) Shoulder and elbow surgery Sports medicine


The Leukemia and Lymphoma Program at Cohen Children’s offers individualized therapies for every type of leukemia or lymphoma seen in infants, children, adolescents and young adults.


We look at the big picture first, so we can better understand the small ones. Before conducting a level II ultrasound, the physician reviews your screening results, medical history and previous pregnancy history to target the specific locations where complications could occur...


At the Memory Disorders Center at Northwell Health Neuroscience Institute, we are dedicated to diagnosing and treating symptoms of Lewy body dementia. Patients and families gain expert treatment with the utmost compassion, sensitivity and respect...


Surgery is the recommended treatment when bone cancer is caught early. At least 75 percent of these cancers can be successfully treated with a procedure called a wide excision, during which experienced surgeons carefully remove the tumor and just enough surrounding tissue to minimize the risk of the cancer returning...


One of the most common cosmetic procedures in the world, liposuction (or lipo) is the process of improving body contours by removing excess fat deposits. The procedure can slim and reshape stubborn areas to make them more in proportion to the rest of the body.


Though not a cure for lipedema or lymphedema, liposuction can remove excess fat in order to alleviate the symptoms and discomfort that come with these conditions.


Overview Lithotripsy is a noninvasive (the skin is not pierced) procedure used to treat kidney stones that are too large to pass through the urinary tract...


Liver function tests evaluate the functioning of the liver. Some cancers can affect the function of the liver, so a function test can help identify these conditions...


Because of the wide range of information necessary to determine eligibility for a liver transplant, the evaluation process is carried out. The expert team at the Center for Liver Disease performs comprehensive evaluations for liver transplantations...


A lobectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove one of the lobes of the lungs. The procedure may be performed when an abnormality has been detected in a specific part of the lung...


During a local excision, also known as a local incision, cancer is removed, along with a small amount of healthy tissue surrounding the tumor to make sure that all of the cancer has been removed...


If an anal, rectal or colon cancer is small and has not spread, the surgeon may perform a local resection. For this, the surgeon removes the tumor along with some surrounding tissue...


Before recommending a long-acting reversible contraceptive method such as an intrauterine device, your doctor will walk you through the insertion process, and the risks and benefits involved...


If abnormal tissue is found in your cervix, your doctor may recommend a loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) to remove the tissue and lower your risk of cervical cancer...


Loose bodies are small fragments of detached bone or cartilage that float through the body, catching or locking in the joints. The best treatment and surgery for the removal of loose bodies depends on a few important factors including age, current and past health, the extent of the loose body to be removed, the location of the loose body and any history with other medications and treatments...


LDR brachytherapy is a type of radiation therapy. This type of therapy destroys cancer cells and shrinks tumors. During LDR brachytherapy, implants are placed into the patient’s body and are often left in for one to seven days before being removed...


Lower facial suspension is a facelift of the lower part of the face on the paralyzed side to stop drooling. Learn more at the New York Head and Neck Institute.


Lower lid sclera graft placement is when a graft of tissue is added to the exposed inside of the lower eyelid to prevent drying of the eyeball. Learn more at the New York Head and Neck Institute.


Lower lid tightening corrects lower lid droop due to muscle laxity and helps to protect the eyeball from drying. Learn more at the New York Head and Neck Institute.


Lumbar spinal stenosis is one of the most common reasons for lumbar decompression surgery. Lumbar spinal stenosis is a condition in which the spinal canal and/or vertebral foramen becomes narrowed...


Lumbar fusion surgery is a procedure used to correct problems with the vertebrae in the lumbar (lower back) region of the spine. The spine surgeon permanently fuses together the affected lumbar vertebrae so that they heal together into a single, solid bone...


Lumbar laminectomy is a surgical procedure that is performed to alleviate persistent, often debilitating pain caused by pressure on the nerves (neural impingement), a herniated disc or a tumor on the spine...


A lumbar puncture (LP), also known as a spinal tap, is a diagnostic and/or therapeutic procedure performed by a doctor. The procedure is performed by inserting a hollow needle into the subarachnoid space in the lumbar area (lower back) of the spinal column...


Lumbar or cervical pain can range from mildly uncomfortable to debilitating. Your doctor will want to try a number of nonsurgical approaches to see if the inflammation that is causing the pain can be reduced...


Lumbosacral fusion is a surgical procedure that fuses vertebrae together in the lumbosacral region of the spine, when necessary as a result of degeneration and diseases that affect the area, such as a herniated or ruptured disc, vertebral compression fracture or degenerative spondylolisthesis...


Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among men and women in this country, claiming more lives each year than colon, prostate, ovarian and breast cancers combined...


During a lymph node biopsy, also known as lymph node removal, the doctor removes one or more lymph nodes. Lymph nodes are small glands that make white blood cells...


Lymph node transfer is a treatment for lymphedema in which lymph nodes are transplanted from other areas in the body to replace those that have been removed.


Lymphaticovenous anastomosis (LVA) is a method of redirecting excess lymphatic fluid into the venous system to reduce the appearance of lymphedema and prevent its recurrence.


Excisional surgeries are a kind of treatment for lymphedema in which the excess fat is removed from the affected extremities to reduce the volume (debulk) of the limb.


The lymphedema therapy program provides comprehensive treatment, management and education to patients who have abnormal lymphatic flow due to cancer, surgery, radiation, vascular insufficiency, infection, trauma or unknown cause...


A lymphoscintigraphy is a nuclear scan that checks the lymph system for the spread of melanoma. This test is used to find the sentinel lymph node (the first node to receive lymph fluid from a tumor), which can then be removed and checked for cancer cells.