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A single machine can perform both positron emission tomography (PET), and computed tomography (CT). PET can trace the molecular qualities of possible abnormalities while CT can locate visible, physical changes...


The PRECICE nail device is designed to manage and treat bone length discrepancies in children - without repeated surgeries.


Pacemakers are permanent devices implanted in the chest or abdomen to increase the heart rate when a patient’s heart beats too slowly.


The goal of our multidisciplinary, comprehensive Pain Center program is to help manage patients’ chronic pain and restore their functional capabilities...


Palliative care physicians at Northwell Health help improve patients’ quality of life through pain management known as “acute on chronic” care. That means the staff cares for your new level of pain while taking into account any chronic pain...


Pancreas Disease Center

900 Northern Boulevard | Suite 150 | Great Neck, NY 11021

(833) PNC-REAS


We’re not waiting for the latest advancements in pancreatic care. We’re creating them. At Northwell Health’s Pancreas Disease Center, we’ve built one of the nation’s most ground-breaking programs in treating pancreatic conditions, including chronic and acute pancreatitis, type 1 diabetes, and pancreatic cancer...


Pancreas transplantation continues to be studied at many centers in the U.S. and around the world, and it is the standard treatment in certain situations...


The most typical surgical procedure for pancreatic cancer is a pancreatectomy. This surgery removes all or part of the pancreas. Types of pancreatectomies are: Total pancreatectomy - Surgeons perform this less often than they perform the Whipple procedure (described below)...


Although a Pap test, also known as a Pap smear, is a standard procedure, you can rely on our professionals to walk you through every aspect of what to expect...


Paracentesis is a type of biopsy. A biopsy is a procedure where a doctor removes tissue samples from areas for further examinations for conditions, such as cancer...


Treatment options vary depending on the type of parasite you may have and the severity of your infection. Your physician may recommend treatments for your infection or for symptom relief: Antibiotics for the infection Antiparasitic agents to get rid of the parasites Antidiarrheal medications Plenty of fluids, especially water, for dehydration The CART Travel Immunization Center provides medical information and immunizations for people who are traveling internationally...


Parathyroidectomy is the surgical removal of one or more of the parathyroid glands. It is used to treat hyperparathyroidism. The surgeons at Northwell Health try to perform minimally invasive parathyroidectomies whenever possible by utilizing their expertise in these techniques to help patients recover faster and avoid an overnight stay when possible...


When you have Parkinson’s disease, it can be a daily struggle dealing with both physical and psychological symptoms. Fortunately, there are an increasing number of options for Parkinson’s disease medical treatment...


If you’re having significant disability despite the use of Parkinson’s disease medical treatment, you may be a candidate for a Parkinson’s disease surgical treatment called deep brain stimulation (DBS)...


At the Movement Disorders Center, part of the Northwell Health Neuroscience Institute, patients have access to the most advanced treatments for Parkinson’s disease...


The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center of the Neuroscience Institute offers a variety of medical and surgical treatment options to control and prevent focal seizures...


Partial breast reconstruction, also known as oncoplastic reconstruction, is an option for patients who have had a lumpectomy and wish to recreate symmetry between the remaining breast and the other side.


Because parvovirus B19 is a viral infection, there is no cure. Parvovirus usually runs its course within 1 to 2 weeks. During that time, infectious disease physicians may recommend one or more of the following for symptom relief: Plenty of rest and fluids, especially water Ibuprofen or acetaminophen for fever, headache and joint pain and swelling Antihistamine medications for itching People who have complications may require medical care including: Intravenous immunoglobin treatment to increase protective antibodies and contain the infection Blood transfusions for people who have anemia


Patella stabilization is the process of solidifying the kneecap into place so that it is not at risk of displacement. The treatment and surgery that is best for your patella stabilization is based on a number of factors, including your age, current health and health history, and your history with other medications and treatments...


The pathologists at Northwell Health study the causes, processes and diagnosis of diseases. Though patients often do not see pathologists, the laboratory services touch every department within the health system...


Access to patient and family support services, including information on programs and treatments, is offered by our compassionate cardiac team.


Our patient relations team will help in resolving concerns, getting suggestions to the right people, passing along compliments, assisting families with services we offer, and referring families to other resources.


Our Pediatric Physical Therapy Program promotes optimal physical function and well-being in children from birth through adolescence. By using exercise and therapeutic play, we address movement, strength, balance, coordination and endurance deficiencies...


Our pediatric arrhythmia services provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment for children and fetuses with abnormal heart rhythm. Our nationally recognized cardiac arrhythmia specialists also work closely with our congenital cardiologists in caring for children with congenital heart disease (CHD), who are at risk for developing arrhythmias.


The treatment and surgery that may be right for your child’s pediatric bone and joint infection depends on a variety of factors, which include age, current and past health, the severity of the infection and history with various medications and treatments...


At Cohen Children’s, we’re partnering with our community to change the future of cancer care through the study of genetics and genomics.


Our expert pediatric cardiologists use an electrocardiogram, also called an ECG or EKG, to detect irregularities in your child's heart rhythm, as well as heart defects, blockages in the heart valves/arteries and heart attack. It works by recording the electrical activity of the heart. This is a painless test that requires electrodes to be placed on the chest, arms and legs, while lying relatively still for about 10 seconds.


Your child's pediatric cardiologist may recommend a cardiac electrophysiology (EP) study to get more detailed information about your child's heart rhythm or to diagnose and treat an abnormal heart rhythm. All of these studies are performed with a pediatric anesthesiologist, and the child is asleep throughout the entire procedure.


The right treatment and surgery for femur fractures in children is determined by a number of factors, including the age of the child, present health, health history, severity and location of the fracture and history with other medications and treatments...


The treatment and surgery most appropriate for foot and ankle disorders in children depends on the age of your child, past and current health, the severity of the disorder and prior experience with other treatments and medications...


The field of pediatric pathology is broad and covers the wide spectrum of abnormalities occurring during development, including fetal and neonatal periods and extending through childhood to the end of adolescence...


We offer patients with scoliosis a strong multidisciplinary team approach when it comes to spinal surgeries. Our pediatric spine surgeons perform highly successful scoliosis surgery. Afterwards, our pediatric plastic surgeons expertly close the wounds and decrease the chance of infections and bad scarring.


A pelvic exenteration takes place when a cancer has spread or returned to an area of the pelvis. Organs that may have to be removed during this surgical procedure include the lower colon, rectum and bladder; for women, the cervix, vagina, ovaries and nearby lymph nodes; for men, the prostate...


The pelvic floor rehabilitation program provides comprehensive management for patients with pelvic floor dysfunction and pain, and to women with pregnancy and postpartum disorders...


The pelvis is a set of bones in the shape of a ring that surrounds many vital organs, such as the bladder. Pelvis fracture is a complete or partial break in one of the three bones in the pelvic ring located in the trunk of the body...


A penectomy is the surgical removal of all or part of the penis. In order to cut out a penile tumor and some surrounding tissue to ensure all disease is removed, one option is a partial penectomy, in which part of the penis is removed...


If you’re experiencing the pain of trigeminal neuralgia, a chronic condition caused by the compression of a nerve in the face, your doctor will first recommend medication as a treatment...


Percutaneous nephrolithotomy, also known as tunnel surgery, is a treatment for kidney stones. A small cut is made in the patient's back and a narrow tunnel is made through the skin to the stone inside the kidney...


If you are referred to our Center for Prenatal Diagnosis and Testing, a branch of our Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, you will have access to cutting-edge technology and some of the best diagnostic equipment in the region...


Percutaneous valve replacement is a minimally invasive valve replacement procedure that negates the need for open heart surgery.


Percutaneous vertebral augmentation (PVA) is a technique to provide pain management and stabilization in patients with severe back pain, typically due to vertical compression...


As a performing artist, you push your body in unique ways and to its highest possible ability. Unfortunately, complex and repetitive movements associated with the performing arts can sometimes cause painful injuries that prevent you from performing at your peak...


The experts at the performing arts and dance rehabilitation program specialize in the unique needs of performing artists. The physical demands of complex and repetitive movements can cause injuries that limit the ability to perform at a high level...


Pericardiectomy, or pericardial stripping, is the surgical removal of part or all of the pericardium, a double-walled membrane sac surrounding the heart, holding fluid that lubricates the heart as it pumps...


In the past, many women who experienced behavioral health challenges during pregnancy and new motherhood remained silent about their struggles. But now, more women are asking for the help they need to overcome a range of psychiatric disorders so they can be happier, healthier and ready to raise the new additions to their families...


Perioperative transesophageal echocardiography is a test that takes place during a patient’s surgery where sound waves are used to create high-quality moving pictures of the heart and its blood vessels...


Nerve pain, also known as neuropathy, may be the cause of your migraine or cluster headaches. It is also responsible for atypical facial pain, axial back pain, and a variety of neuralgias including: Occipital neuralgia, a condition similar to migraine headache in which the occipital nerves are inflamed or injured Supraorbital neuralgia: headache pain associated with the supraorbital nerve, which is just above the eye Infraorbital neuralgia: Pain caused to the face by damage to the infraorbital nerve...


A peripheral blood smear is when a sample of blood is checked to determine the shape, number and kinds of red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets, as well as the presence of blast cells (new, immature blood cells).


We understand that a permanent sterilization procedure is a major life decision. Our compassionate professionals give you comprehensive explanations of every option available to you...


Phobia therapy can assist individuals with overcoming their fears and leading more manageable lives. Uncontrollable, irrational and persistent fear of a specific objects, situations, or activities can be paralyzing to phobia sufferers...


Phototherapy is a common and effective treatment option for psoriasis. Phototherapy uses ultraviolet (UV) light under medical supervision to treat certain skin diseases...


Physical medicine and rehabilitation is a medical specialty comprised of board-certified physiatrists. Physiatrists, or rehabilitation physicians, are nerve, muscle, and bone experts who treat injuries or illnesses that affect how people move...


Physical therapy at Northwell Health Rehabilitation Network aims to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life to those with physical impairments, disabilities or recovering from an accident, illness or surgery...


Physical therapy at Northwell Health Rehabilitation Network aims to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life to those with physical impairments, disabilities or recovering from an accident, illness or surgery...


Rehabilitation therapists can help you recover following a surgery, injury, illness or accident. If your physician determines that you need rehabilitation services, you may see one or more of the following: Physical Therapy Our physical therapists work with you to improve your strength, flexibility, range of motion, balance and coordination...


The Pillar™ Palatal Implant System is an effective treatment for mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea and snoring. It is a minimally invasive procedure, during which tiny polyester inserts are placed in the tissues above the uvula and soft palate (the arches and little "punching bag" looking structure at the back of the mouth)...


A brain aneurysm diagnosis can be daunting news, but learning about some of the treatments available can help ease your anxieties. One treatment option for a brain aneurysm involves the use of a Pipeline® embolization device (PED)...


Certain skull base brain tumors, particularly pituitary tumors and those tumors located toward the front part of the skull, can be treated and removed endoscopically...


In a pituitary venous sampling test, small tubes are guided into the veins that drain blood on each side of the pituitary gland to try to diagnose a tumor if it is suspected but does not show up on an MRI...


Wart treatments are determined by a physician based on: Age, overall health and medical history Extent of the growths Tolerance for specific medications, procedures or therapies Expectations for the course of the growths Opinion or preference Warts often disappear without treatment...


A diagnostic thoracentesis involves the removal and lab analysis of pleural fluid, a liquid the body produces to lubricate the thin tissue that surrounds the lungs...


A pneumonectomy is the surgical removal of the entire lung. This is done when an abnormality or disease is detected throughout the entire lung. This was once the standard treatment for lung cancer, but now surgeons only do a pneumonectomy if the tumor cannot be completely removed with a lobectomy (removal of only a section of the lung).


Some babies are born with one or more extra fingers or toes, a condition known as polydactyly. In some cases, the extra digit is simply skin (a nubbin) connected by a thin tissue. In other cases, it is deeply connected and possesses bone, muscles, blood vessels and nerves. Our multidisciplinary team of pediatric plastic surgeons, physicians and rehabilitation specialists works together to assess your child’s unique case and ensure the best possible treatment and recovery.


Polypectomy is the removal of a small piece of bulging tissue (called a polyp) by surgery. If a polyp contains cancer inside the rectum or colon, for example, it can be removed during a sigmoidoscopy or a colonoscopy, procedures that use a long, flexible, lighted tube to access areas inside the rectum and colon...


Polysomnogram with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) titration is a test that measures how much air pressure through a breathing mask is needed to keep the tissue of the nasal airway from collapsing and obstructing the airway...


Positron emission tomography (PET) is a type of nuclear medicine procedure that measures metabolic activity of the cells of body tissues. PET is a combination of nuclear medicine and biochemical analysis...


Northwell Health Rehabilitation Network is committed to providing a wellness environment that doesn’t stop at discharge. The post therapy fitness program gives patients the opportunity to continue with their exercise routine once they have completed their formal course of physical therapy treatment...


Northwell Health encourages well babies to remain in the new mother’s room (rooming-in). The postpartum/maternity staff cares for new mothers and their new babies as a couple (couplet care)...


Once a cancer is in remission, post-remission therapy is additional chemotherapy that is given kill any remaining cancer cells that may not be active but could begin to regrow and cause a relapse...


Chiari malformations can cause a great deal of pressure on your head and neck, which can be painful to you, and also dangerous for your health. Each case is unique and requires a different approach, so your team of doctors will carefully assess your situation...


If you have had posterior fossa decompression surgery, it is possible that you can experience a recurrence of your original symptoms. If you do begin experiencing symptoms associated with Chiari malformation, you should check in with your medical team to get an assessment...


The posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) is one of the most prominent ligaments in the knee. Injuries to the PCL can occur in a variety of ways, including a hard blow to the shinbone or falling down on a bent knee...


Posterior tibial tendon reconstruction surgery is used to correct the dysfunction of the posterior tibial tendon, the main tendon that supports the arch of the foot...


The Center for Diabetes in Pregnancy offers a specially designed Pre-Existing Diabetes and Management Program for women with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes...


Pre-pectoral reconstruction is a less-common form of tissue expander reconstruction in which the temporary implant is placed over the pectoral muscle, rather than under it. This procedure, if the patient’s anatomy allows for it, may help avoid some of the discomfort of traditional sub-pectoral (under the muscle) expanding.


The maternal-fetal medicine specialists at Northwell Health know that while planning a pregnancy is exciting, it can also be stressful. By the time a home pregnancy test is positive, critical developmental stages in pregnancy are already underway...


Using preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), embryos suspected of genetic abnormalities are examined prior to transfer and only normal embryos are placed into the uterus...


Preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) involves testing individual cells removed from embryos before their replacement back into the uterus, with the intention of selecting normal embryos...


Our expert team understands the significance of looking at your prenatal care in phases. First, during the preconception phase, we do our best to educate you on nutrition, exercise, stress reduction and everything that will influence a healthy and successful pregnancy...


The Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Northwell Health offers comprehensive obstetrical ultrasound, prenatal diagnostic and antepartum testing services...


Our specialists view prenatal genetic counseling as an opportunity to gain a deep understanding of your genetic history and what conditions you might be at risk for...


Many headache sufferers are able to treat their headaches only with acute abortive medication. However, when the headaches are more impairing, more frequent, have other associated symptoms such as weakness or not responsive to acute treatments, then a preventive strategy needs to be considered...


Knowing your risk factors for disease is one of the first steps toward prevention and treatment. At Northwell Health, we recommend regular health screening tests so that patients truly understand their risk factors...


Primary care services at Northwell Health Our experienced, skilled physicians, nurses and other medical staff provide primary care with an emphasis on disease prevention...


If you or your loved one requires around-the-clock care, Northwell Health offers private nursing services. Our private nurses and certified nursing assistants are committed to excellence, compassion and improving the health of every patient, and are contracted by you or your family to provide one-on-one nursing care during your stay at one of our hospitals...


Proton therapy is a type of external-beam radiation therapy that utilizes protons rather than photons (high energy X-rays) to treat cancer. While the two treatments are similar, the important distinction is that after the protons travel through the patient and reach the tumor, they stop, so there is no exit dose...


During a proctoscopy, a doctor uses a lighted tube called a proctoscope to look at the inside of the anus and rectum, and a tissue sample may be taken if needed for evaluation (a biopsy)...


The Department of Otolaryngology offers a wide variety of clinical expertise in treating disorders of the ear, nose, throat, head and neck. We have programs and services to fit each patient's unique needs.


During this radiation therapy treatment, the body is placed in the prone position (lying on the stomach, rather than on the back). For breast cancer treatment, this position takes advantage of the breast falling away from the heart and lungs...


Propranolol, a drug originally developed to treat high blood pressure in adults, is found to be effective in treating both segmental and focal hemangiomas both during the growth phase and the involutional phase...


Prostate brachytherapy is a procedure where tiny radioactive seeds are permanently placed in the prostate gland to treat prostate cancer. The implanted seeds deliver radiation that kills cancer cells in the prostate...


A prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test checks for high levels of PSA, a substance (protein) made by the prostate that may indicate the presence of conditions such as prostate cancer...


The treatment and surgery that is right for your proximal tibia fracture is determined by a few important factors, including your age, past and current health, symptoms, extent of the injury and any history with medications and other treatments...


Psychiatric consultation provides a comprehensive evaluation of psychiatric problems. The Consultation and Liaison Psychiatry service provides care to patients who have a combination of medical and psychiatric concerns...


Psychiatric rehabilitation helps those with psychiatric disabilities make desired changes in some major area of their lives. The Intensive Psychiatric Rehabilitation Treatment Program (IPRT) assists clients (adults and adolescents) in choosing, achieving and keeping goals in work, social, educational and the living environment...


Psychotherapy comprises any of a series of programs to help patients suffering distress related to unsatisfactory patterns of behavior, feeling, and thinking...


Kuerbis, A., Muench, F., Lee, R., Pena, J., & Hail, L. (in press). An exploratory pilot study of mechanisms of action within normative feedback for adult drinkers...


A pulmonary embolectomy is one treatment for pulmonary embolism (PE), or blood clots in the lungs. The clots are caused by a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) that has traveled through the bloodstream to the lung...


The Pulmonary Hypertension Program offers specialized care for newborns, infants, and children with (or at risk for) pulmonary hypertension.


At Staten Island University Hospital, our Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine is staffed by physicians who are board certified specialists in their fields, and who maintain the highest standards of academic quality and integrity...


Medical conditions that affect your ability to breathe are especially serious. Many lung diseases can be life-threatening if left untreated, and any kind of breathing trouble can affect your quality of life...