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Advances in Cosmetic Surgery for Veterans

Posted on: May 26, 2016

From one veteran to another:  continuing to care for those who have sacrificed so much.

With Memorial Day upon us, our thoughts turn to those who gave their lives in service of our country. This day of remembrance, along with Veterans Day, holds additional significance for me because I served in the Army as a plastic surgeon. In fact, I was inspired to enter the field of plastic surgery after learning how reconstructive surgery helped smooth the return to civilian life for Vietnam Veterans.

by Dr. Michael Rosenberg, MD, FACS, Medical Director of the Center for Plastic Surgery at Northern Westchester Hospital

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Pulmonary Rehab for American Veterans and Respiratory Disorders

Posted on: May 25, 2016

American veterans encounter a wide variety of environmental inhalational exposures, leaving them vulnerable to a lifetime of pulmonary diseases.  Pulmonary rehabilitation can effectively treat respiratory disorders suffered by deployed military personnel.

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American Veterans with COPD: Pulmonary Rehab

Posted on: May 25, 2016

The largest population of people with COPD is American veterans, who suffer from higher rates of lung function decline, COPD progression, deterioration in health status, increased risk of hospitalization and death.  Dire statistics.  COPD is a common, preventable and treatable disease.  It is under-recognized, under-diagnosed and under-treated; this can be reversed with pulmonary rehabilitation.

by Harlan Weinberg, MD, Medical Director of Pulmonary Rehabilitation at Northern Westchester Hospital

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Brain Tumor Breakthroughs

Posted on: May 9, 2016

Imagine hearing the words, “You have a brain tumor.” Those words are terrifying, but the situation isn’t necessarily hopeless. People often think a brain tumor is a death sentence, but brain tumor treatment with today’s technology has come a long way, often making it a curable condition.

Brain Tumor Breakthroughs, by Dr. Deborah Benzil, MD, FACS, FAANS

Dr. Deborah Benzil Northern Westchester brain tumor surgeonBrain tumors fall into two major categories: cancerous or benign. Benign brain tumors are very treatable. In fact, some only need to be monitored. With our treatment process, we check the tumor every so often, and these patients lead perfectly normal lives.

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Cervical Spine Disc Replacement: A Major Gain in Mobility

Posted on: April 26, 2016

A newer spine surgery technique called cervical spine disc replacement leaves you far more mobile than traditional spinal fusion.  By Dr. Marshal D. Peris, Co-director of Spine Surgery at the Orthopedic and Spine Institute of Northern Westchester Hospital

Dr. Marshal Peris Northern Westchester spine surgeonIf you have discomfort – such as neck or arm pain – due to problems with cervical spinal discs (those in your neck), you’ve probably heard of the spinal fusion procedure, a common surgical solution, which locks cervical vertebrae together permanently after removing damaged discs. While this spine surgery offers excellent results, you need to know about a newer technique, called cervical spine disc replacement that leaves you far more mobile. Here, I explain this advanced and exciting treatment option, and help you determine if you might be a candidate.

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