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The Department of Radiation Medicine provides a wide range of radiation medicine services to adult and pediatric patients in Long Island, Queens, Manhattan, and Staten Island...


Radiation therapy is a cancer treatment using advanced technology such as high-energy X-rays or other types of radiation targeted to eradicate cancer cells or stunt their growth...


A radical trachelectomy is commonly used to treat women with early-stage cervical cancer who wish to remain fertile. During the procedure, your doctor removes the cervix, pelvic lymph nodes, upper part of the vagina and surrounding tissue...


Patients with thyroid cancer may receive treatment with radioactive iodine (I-131). The thyroid gland absorbs nearly all the iodine in the blood. When a large dose of radioactive iodine is taken into the body, it can destroy the thyroid gland and thyroid cancer cells with minimal effect on the rest of the body...


Radioembolization treats cancer by delivering radioactive particles to a tumor through the bloodstream. Upon reaching the tumor, the particles become lodged and release radiation to kill the cancer cells...


Pressure and other factors can put stress on the nerves in your spine causing you a great deal of pain. Your health care team will work with you to develop a treatment approach that best fits your individual case with the goal of reducing or eliminating your back pain...


Radiopharmaceuticals, also known as radionuclides, are radioactive drugs that are injected into veins and travel to cancerous cells. By measuring the behavior of the radiopharmaceutical in the body during a nuclear scan, the doctor can assess and diagnose various conditions, such as tumors, abscesses, hematomas, organ enlargement, or cysts...


Sometimes, surgery isn’t the recommended treatment for a brain tumor. Your doctor may decide that your tumor will respond better to radiosurgical treatment, which is a recommended course for some skull base brain tumors...


Radium-223 is a drug that emits radioactive particles to treat men with prostate cancer that has spread to the bones and does not respond to standard hormone treatments...


RapidArc® radiation therapy is a technique that delivers radiation by rotating the linac gantry (device that delivers radiation treatment) around the patient in an arc form...


Reconstructive foot and ankle surgery is used to treat a wide range of deformities and conditions affecting the foot and ankle. In most cases, reconstructive foot and ankle surgery is recommended only after more conservative treatments fail or are not an option...


Reconstructive rhytidectomy is a facelift performed due to facial nerve paralysis. Learn more at the New York Head and Neck Institute.


Reduction of scar tissue is used to relieve nasal obstruction between the side walls of the nose and the cartilage dividing the nose into nostrils. Learn more at the New York Head and Neck Institute.


The refractive specialists of the Department of Ophthalmology at Northwell Health and Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital (MEETH) are dedicated to providing the highest quality care using the latest technology...


Regional anesthesia is used to numb only the portion of the body that will receive a surgical procedure. Usually an injection of local anesthetic is given in the area of nerves that provide feeling to that part of the body...


Patients at the Rehabilitation Center reside in a specialized unit which accommodates 63 persons. The unit is staffed with rehabilitation nurses who promote patient independence...


At Staten Island University Hospital, our special outpatient rehabilitation programs are individually geared to meet your rehabilitation needs. Our outpatient rehabilitation staff consists of healthcare professionals who are skilled in the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal, neurological and vestibular problems that can affect your ability to participate in daily activities, movement and functional mobility...


Patients are discharged from the unit when they are able to function better in the community and inpatient services are no longer needed. Rehabilitation therapy may not stop here, however...


Release of adhesions is a type of shoulder surgery performed to release contractures and improve function in stiff shoulders that result from frozen shoulder syndrome...


The goal of remission induction is to kill leukemia cells, so the patient no longer has symptoms. During this first phase of treatment, the patient will likely need to stay in the hospital and may be in isolation to help protect them from infection...


Renal pathology is the interpretation of kidney biopsies for native kidney diseases and renal transplant pathology. Renal pathologists manage patients with kidney diseases and work closely with nephrologists and transplant surgeons...


A renal venogram is a diagnostic procedure that provides information about the circulatory health of the kidneys. A renal venogram uses X-rays and intravenous (IV) contrast, also known as X-ray dye, to visualize the veins within the kidneys and the veins carrying blood away from the kidneys...


If a patient’s spinal cord is too tight, doctors can make an incision in the back and loosen the source of the tethering in the spine. Without the operation, the spinal cord may continue to stretch, causing worsening symptoms and nerve damage.


Serving Long Island and Queens, our Department of Otolaryngology offers world-class care for conditions of the ear, nose and throat. We employ an expert multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurse practitioners, speech-language pathologists, audiologists, social workers and more—all of whom work together to address your unique needs.


We remain in the forefront of groundbreaking treatments and novel services because of our ongoing commitment to research. By participating in research and exclusive clinical trials, our physicians can offer patients medical treatments of the future—today.


Adaptive Interventions (AI) is for individuals who experience problems with their drinking and wish to cut down or quit altogether using evidence-based treatments...


Resection (surgical removal of part of an organ or structure) and colostomy (surgical procedure where a piece of the colon is diverted to an artificial opening in the abdominal wall) are performed following a removal of a portion of the small intestine when the remaining parts of the intestine cannot be reattached, and an opening (stoma) is created for waste to pass through to the outside of the body...


If medication and noninvasive surgical options are not helping your epilepsy symptoms, your doctor may recommend resective epilepsy surgery. It may seem overwhelming to consider brain surgery, but this option can be a very effective treatment that will help eliminate your seizures...


If you suffer from restless leg syndrome (RLS), it’s important to determine potential underlying causes like iron-deficiency. If no underlying causes are identified, restless leg treatment often involves using low doses of medications, also used in Parkinson’s disease treatment, even though the conditions are very different...


The Department of Ophthalmology at Manhattan Eye, Ear, & Throat Hospital (MEETH) specializes in diseases of the retina, vitreous and macula. Internationally renowned for their treatment of retinal disorders such as macular degeneration and retinal detachment, our ophthalmologists combine technical skill and compassionate patient care in order to treat a variety of conditions using the latest advancements in surgical technology...


Treatments for rheumatoid arthritis in the hands range from nonsurgical treatments such as anti-inflammatory medicines and lifestyle changes to a variety of surgical procedures designed to reduce pain and restore functionality to the affected areas in cases of severe pain and deformity...


Rheumatoid foot and ankle reconstruction surgery encompasses a variety of techniques to correct damage caused by rheumatoid arthritis of the foot and ankle...


Rheumatology involves over 100 different diseases that are both chronic and unpredictable. To best treat patients, a team of professionals is involved...


Our expert multidisciplinary team uses cutting-edge techniques to diagnose and treat chronic diseases of the nose and sinuses. For your convenience, our physicians currently provide care at several locations across Long Island.


Commonly known as a nose job, rhinoplasty is a surgical technique used to reshape the contour of the nose and correct structural abnormalities that cause impaired breathing.


Your nerve disorder and a faulty immune response has many implications on your everyday function and your long-term health. Maintaining overall health, and especially good blood health, are important aspects of your treatment...


Robotic heart surgery is a form of minimally invasive heart surgery performed through small incisions in the chest. With the use of tiny instruments and robotic devices, our surgeons are able to treat heart conditions in a way that is less invasive than traditional heart surgery.


The da Vinci® Surgical System is a sophisticated robotic surgical platform that offers a minimally invasive alternative to complex surgery. Because it requires only a few tiny incisions and offers greater vision, precision and control for the surgeon, cancer patients often experience reduced pain, less blood loss, lower risk of infection, less scarring, shorter hospital stays and faster recovery...


Robotic urologic surgery is performed using The da Vinci® Surgical System. The da Vinci consists of two key components: an ergonomically designed surgeon's console and the patient-side cart...


Root canal therapy is designed to correct disorders of the dental pulp -- the soft tissue inside the center of the tooth. Dental pulp contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue...


Rotator cuff repair surgery is a procedure that helps restore the function and flexibility of the shoulder and relieve the pain that cannot be controlled by nonsurgical treatments...