Posted on: September 21, 2016
Sure, you may know about liposuction, abdominoplasty and arm lifts. But did you know that advances in body-contouring techniques have greatly improved your experience as a patient? Here, I explain the many ways you can benefit from advancements in plastic surgery. By Dr. Michael Rosenberg, Director of the Institute of Aesthetic Surgery and Medicine at Northern Westchester Hospital.
Posted on: October 10, 2013
The Benefits of Laparoscopy are Particularly Apparent for Seniors
by Jerald Wishner, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Co-Director of the Institute for Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery at NWH.
Laparoscopic surgery offers many advantages when compared to similar procedures performed through a large open incision. Patients undergoing a laparoscopic surgery experience:
- less pain
- earlier return of intestinal function
- earlier ambulation
- shorter hospitals stays
- earlier return to their baseline activities
These advantages can be particularly important to the elderly.
Posted on: March 13, 2013
Aesthetic Oncology for Breast Cancer Patients
by Danielle DeLuca-Pytell, MD, FACS
In 2004, after completing a residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, I came to Northern Westchester Hospital and the Institute of Aesthetic Surgery for a fellowship in cosmetic surgery. I had a broad base of training in all elements of plastic surgery there, and had also spent time at MD Anderson Cancer Center to study microsurgical reconstruction as well. When I came to the Institute, I learned about a whole different type of breast reconstruction I had never been exposed to before: lumpectomy reconstruction. What I saw was the elegant marriage of two unique specialties blending into one: aesthetic oncology.
Posted on: February 12, 2013
Struck by Stroke: Act FAST
by Dr. Akira Todo, Director, Stroke Program, Northern Westchester Hospital
When a stroke hits, the clock starts ticking: If patients get the right treatment within the next few hours, it can make all the difference in their chances for recovery. Many people don’t realize that we have really effective treatments for stroke.
Time is of the essence and knowing the symptoms of stroke is crucial. The National Stroke Association has come up with the easy-to-remember acronym FAST:
Posted on: January 7, 2013
It’s important for everyone to know that they have the power to help keep their health care costs down. When you have a greater understanding of the options available to you and become proactive in your health and wellness, you can save money and improve your overall quality of life.