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Magnetic Expansion Control Spinal Bracing System (MAGEC) is an advanced treatment for severe scoliosis that uses implanted magnetic rods to correct curvatures of the spine.


During an MIBG scan, a small amount of radioactive material called MIBG is injected into a vein and travels through the bloodstream. Neuroendocrine tumors cells take up the radioactive materials and can then be seen on pictures...


MRSA infections can worsen and become severe, if left untreated. Depending on the location and severity of MRSA infection you have, you may need one or more of the following treatment options: For skin MRSA infections, your infectious disease specialist can drain the abscess and cover it with a bandage to avoid spreading the infection...


As part of the process of diagnosing the cause of your headaches, your doctor may recommend a scan using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This scanning device uses a magnetic field and radio waves to produce images and detect diseased tissue noninvasively...


MRI is a diagnostic procedure that uses a combination of a large magnet, radiofrequencies, and a computer to produce detailed images of organs and structures within the body...


Maintenance therapy, or eradication therapy, is treatment that is given to help keep cancer from coming back after it has disappeared following initial therapy...


A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast. It is used to detect and diagnose breast disease in women who have breast problems, such as a lump, pain, or nipple discharge, as well as for women who have no breast complaints...


A mastectomy is a surgical procedure in which all or a portion of the breast is removed as part of treatment for breast cancer. In some cases, mastectomy is performed prophylactically (to prevent cancer from occurring) in women with a high risk for developing breast cancer...


The Maternal Fetal Medicine Division of Northwell is known for unparalleled coordination of care and compassion for women with high-risk pregnancies. We specialize in caring for women with pre-existing medical conditions and obstetrical or fetal complications...


With more than 3,000 deliveries a year, our friendly OB/GYN team knows how to best support mothers and infants. Our staff includes obstetricians, midwives, pediatricians, neonatologists and nurses, all dedicated to keeping babies and mothers healthy...


Mechanical thrombectomy is an advanced, minimally invasive treatment for acute stroke. This endovascular treatment is more effective at removing large blood clots in some stroke patients than clot-busting drugs, called tissue plasminogen activators (tPAs)...


A median sternotomy is a surgical procedure performed via a large incision in the breastbone. It is mostly used for cardiac surgery, although it is also a useful incision for a number of other operations because it allows access to the area around the lungs, including treating thymoma.


A mediastinoscopy is a surgical procedure performed to examine the mediastinum. The mediastinum is the space behind the sternum (breastbone) in the middle of the chest that separates the two lungs...


Are you concerned about the costs related to maternity care and childbirth? Our medicaid prenatal care services program is designed for mothers and families who need financial help...


Tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) is a medical therapy that can offer positive results if it’s administered in time. If you are at risk of having a stroke, it’s important to be able to recognize the signs of a stroke so that you can get to a hospital right away...


Medical toxicologists at the Department of Emergency Medicine at Northwell Health's North Shore University Hospital, provide medical toxicology consulting services for emergency patients suffering from toxic exposures...


A memory disorder, or memory loss, is a problem that some people have in storing or retrieving memories. It can be mild or severe and is often the result of a disease or injury that affects the brain...


All of us have moments of being forgetful. Yet, when forgetfulness may be caused by a memory disorder, it’s very important to get an accurate diagnosis and the best memory loss treatment...


The knee’s system of connective and cushioning ligaments and cartilages includes c-shaped bands of cartilage known as menisci (plural for meniscus). The meniscus acts as a buffer or cushion between the knee’s bones and helps to lubricate the knee joint...


Metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) is a radiopharmaceutical (a radioactive drug) that can be given in high doses to deliver concentrated radiation directly to neuroblastoma tumors.


The Division of Microbiology, Virology, and Molecular Diagnostics in the Department of Pathology at Northwell Health Core Lab performs hundreds of thousands of infectious disease diagnostic tests annually...


If your child has a hypothalamic hamartoma, your medical team will work with you to find the best options for treatment. Your doctor may recommend a surgery called microsurgical resection to remove the tumor causing the problems...


During microsurgical nerve and tissue transfer, the physician uses a microscope to graft nerves and muscles from one part of the body to another. Learn more at the New York Head and Neck Institute.


If you’ve been diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia, a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal nerve in the face, the first line of treatment your doctor may recommend is medication...


Microvascular muscle nerve transfer is a procedure where, using a high magnification microscope, a muscle and the nerve that makes it function are grafted into the muscles on the paralyzed side of the face...


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A pinched nerve can sometimes heal itself, but if you experience ongoing pain due to a pinched nerve in the spine, and it’s become difficult to treat the pain, your doctor may suggest that you have a minimally invasive microdiscectomy...


Minimally invasive surgery treatments utilize small incisions, highly specialized equipment and tiny cameras and scopes used to see inside the body and aid the surgeon during an operation...


At the Division of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery, we focus our energy on becoming frontrunners of the latest minimally invasive and robotic gynecologic surgical approaches...


If a patient has a large tumor, open surgery may be required. For other cases, however, there is a variety of minimally invasive and endoscopic techniques that may be used.


Robotic thoracic surgery is procedure in which the surgeon makes several tiny incisions between the ribs, then inserts small robotic arms and a small camera through the incisions. During the procedure, the surgeon sits at a computer console while the camera provides a 3-D view of the lungs or chest area magnified 10 times greater than a person's normal vision.


Minimally invasive browlift suspension is a surgical procedure using a small fiberoptic telescope placed through an incision in the eyebrow or in the hairline to lift the brow on the paralyzed side to make the face appear more normal...


"Minimally invasive heart surgery” is a broad term used to describe surgical techniques performed on the heart through small incisions. When traditional surgery may not be an option, these treatments can be a great choice for high-risk patients with complex conditions.


A minimally invasive parathyroidectomy is suitable for patients with only one enlarged gland. This kind of surgery relies on pre-operative tests to localize a single abnormal gland to one side of the neck...


Minimally invasive spinal surgery utilizes small incisions, highly specialized equipment and tiny cameras and scopes used to see inside the body and aid the surgeon during an operation.


A minimally invasive thyroidectomy involves making a small incision in the center of the neck to directly access the thyroid gland. In some cases, this is a same-day surgical procedure.


Mohs defect reconstructive surgery repairs defects left after a special method of skin cancer removal (Mohs surgery) that preserves as much normal tissue as possible...


During Mohs microsurgery, a specially-trained physician shaves one thin tumor layer at a time from the skin, examining each under a microscope for skin cancer...


Mohs micrographic surgery is a highly specialized surgical procedure for the removal of skin cancers. Of all the treatments for skin cancer, Mohs micrographic surgery offers the highest cure rate (up to 99 percent) and the lowest chance for regrowth...


Mole removal occurs for a variety of reasons including improving appearance or reducing discomfort from a mole rubbing against clothing or having been shaved over...


The molecular genetics laboratory looks for traces of disease that may have escaped destruction by treatment. This testing allows a view of the function of the genes at the molecular level by looking at genetic mutations that are related to certain diseases...


Because infectious mononucleosis is rarely serious, you usually don’t need treatment. The infection can run its course within a few weeks. During that time, your physician may recommend treatment options to relieve your symptoms, including: Ibuprofen or acetaminophen for fever and pain Plenty of rest and fluids, especially water Warm salt-water gargles to relieve throat pain Corticosteroids to reduce throat and tonsil pain and swelling


Intractable central pain syndromes occur when your brain sends the wrong signal to your nerves. If you experience phantom limb pain, pain associated with stroke, or atypical intractable facial pain, your healthcare team will work on a number of approaches to help you relieve your pain, including medication and other pain management techniques...


A mouthguard, usually a flexible piece of plastic that fits into the mouth, should be worn during all recreational and athletic activities to protect the mouth and teeth from serious injury--especially activities where there is contact or potential contact with another person, piece of equipment, or the ground...


Although mouth rinses may leave your breath feeling fresh, some mouth rinse formulas may actually be doing your mouth more harm than good. Mouth rinses do provide a fresh, crisp feeling after use, and many help to prevent cavities and plaque buildup, but, for some people, mouth rinses can be harmful...


When you have a movement disorder or disease, it can affect every aspect of your life. At the Movement Disorders Center, part of the Northwell Health Neuroscience Institute, we are improving the lives of our patients by providing treatments for a wide range of movement disorders by pushing the frontiers of science in the clinical treatment of: Parkinson’s disease ?" a movement disorder resulting from the loss of brain cells that produce dopamine Atypical Parkinsonian syndromes ?" a movement disorder that consists of many relatively uncommon disorders that may have symptoms that overlap with the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease...


At the Moyamoya Center at the Northwell Health Neuroscience Institute, our multidisciplinary team is dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment and support of patients and their families with Moyamoya disease...


The treatment and surgery that is best for your multi-ligament reconstruction is determined by a few important factors, including your age, present health, health history, specific ligaments injured, extent of the injuries and your history with other medications and treatments...


At the Multiple Sclerosis Center at the Northwell Health Neuroscience Institute, our team of multidisciplinary clinical staff focuses on your multiple sclerosis treatment and rehabilitation...


The multidisciplinary clinical staff at the Multiple Sclerosis Center at the Northwell Health Neuroscience Institute offers the most advanced MS treatments and rehabilitation...


Palliative care physicians at Northwell Health have experience in treating “acute on chronic” pain. That means the staff cares for your new level of pain while taking into account any chronic pain...


Northwell gynecologic specialists understand that a myomectomy, the surgical removal of uterine fibroids, is not a cut and dry procedure. There are several approaches to this particular operation, such as laparoscopic, robotic, hysteroscopy and abdominal, and which procedure is best for you is determined by your individual condition...