Find out the latest news about Healthcare Associates in Medicine (HCA) and our providers.
THE FUTURE OF JOINT REPLACEMENT
As seen in the May/June 2021 issue of Industry Magazine, Dr. Jules David Hip-Flores discusses how joint replacement surgery significantly reduces pain and mobility issues immediately after surgery, kick-starting the patient's recovery process. To learn more about the innovative methods implemented by Dr. Hip-Flores and the rest of the Joint Replacement Team at SIUH, click here.
INNOVATIONS IN BRAIN TUMOR RESECTION
On May 10th, the first 5-ALA fluorescence guided glioma surgery was performed on Staten Island by Dr. Ami Raval. Approved for use in glioma surgery, 5-ALA technology is one of the newest tools in neurosurgical oncology. This is a safe and effective method utilized to maximally cut out high grade malignant brain tumors. As pictured below, 5-ALA highlights tumor cells to a bright pink or magenta color under a special blue microscope light, allowing surgeons to identify in real-time brain tumor tissue for resection purposes. Clearer visualization of brain tumor boundaries maximizes the amount of tumor tissue removed and improves patient outcomes.
BASEBALL IS BACK IN FULL SWING
April 1st marked the start of the 2021 Major League Baseball Season. Opening Day is special for baseball fans across the country. To our orthopedic surgeon Dr. John Reilly, it holds a deeper meaning. In recognition of 20 years of diligent service to the NY Yankees as their Minor League Team Physician, Dr. Reilly was presented an award from the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society.
DIFFUSION TENSOR IMAGING COLOR-CODED MAPS: AN ALTERNATIVE TO TRACTOGRAPHY
Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, a comprehensive source of developments in the most rapidly advancing subspecialty within neurosurgery, published an article co-authored by our board certified neurosurgeon Dr. Ami Raval. The clinical study concluded color-coded maps are a preferred alternative to time-consuming tractography in predicting neurological outcomes after brain tumor resection. Click here to view more.
CASTLE CONNOLLY TOP DOCTORS FOR 2021
Congratulations to our providers that were selected as Castle Connolly Top Doctors for 2021! With elite designation dating back as early as 1999, our providers continue to receive annual recognition for their outstanding accomplishments and dedication to their fields.
The selection process to earn the title of Top Doctor® has made Castle Connolly a trusted source for consumers to find quality care. Physicians must be nominated by a peer and vetted by Castle Connolly’s physician-led research team. Doctors cannot pay to be included in any Castle Connolly’s physician-led research team. Doctors cannot pay to be included in any Castle Connolly guide. Honors are given by providing the best possible patient care and earning the respect of their associates.
ADVANCED WRIST SUMMIT
As 1 of 2 women on an educational committee comprised of 27 lecturers, Dr. Lauren Grossman will be an instructor for the AO Trauma Hand NA Online Series – Advanced Wrist Summit. The clinical education series shares new tactics and customized approaches related to wrist fractures. Interested medical professionals who are actively involved in the treatment of patients with wrist fractures can register for the ongoing event by clicking here. AO North America designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 13.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.
WOMEN IN NEUROSURGERY SYMPOSIUM SERIES
Neurosurgeon Ami Raval, MD helped develop the Women Neurosurgeons Symposium Series presented by Northwell Health and Maimonides Medical Center with Women in Neurosurgery (WINS), a webinar designed to examine gender disparities within the Neurosurgical field. The program is free for medical students and explores the changing landscape of the Neurosurgery practice. This bimonthly series began in Fall 2020 and will continue in 2021; on April 7th, June 9th, and October 6th. We will share registration links on our Facebook when they become available for the next installments. Be sure to stay tuned.
NO PAIN, ONLY GAIN
Thanks to a successful hip replacement performed by our orthopedic surgeon Dr. David Hip-Flores, local realtor Tom Laresca was back to work just one week after surgery. Click here for the full story and here to watch a video about Mr. Laresca's recovery from total hip replacement surgery.
SLIME & PLAY-DOH HELP SOOTHE CHILDREN IN TIMES OF STRESS
Featured in National Geographic is our pediatric neuropsychologist Dr. Marie Briody explaining how substances like Play-Doh and slime are soothing to children. "Positive sensory input is activating more of the parasympathetic nervous system so we feel that we're OK." Click here to learn more about how slimes and squishies soothe children in times of stress. Plus there are 5 DIY squishy recipes you can try at home to help your child de-stress.
STRUGGLING WITH REMOTE LEARNING?
Our neuropsychologist Dr. Marie Briody, and our board certified pediatric neurologist Dr. Steven Schwartzberg are featured in National Geographic discussing how sensory input affects children's behavior and learning. Click here to learn tips to help your child with some of the most common unfocused behavior, and let us know what works for you!
IN THE WAKE OF
Click here to watch neurosurgeon Dr. Ami Raval discuss how Healthcare Associates in Medicine has adjusted in response to COVID-19.
CENTER FOR HIP & KNEE REPLACEMENT
With the recent expansion of the Center for Hip and Knee Replacement, our board certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. David Hip-Flores performed the first joint replacement at SIUH’s south site. Click here to learn more about how the OR team, including our board certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Gross, introduced its Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) for total joint replacement patients and methods to minimize the use of narcotics after surgery.
#BRAINTERNS WEBINAR SERIES: WOMEN IN NEUROSURGERY PANEL
The Lenox Hill #BRAINterns webinar series featured neurosurgeon Dr. Ami Raval sharing her experience to inspire and support female students interested in pursuing a career in Neurosurgery.
Good news! HCA's very own Dr. Vincent Ruggiero and staff received a shout-out on today's Elvis Duran Show for taking great care of Elvis' mother-in-law! Dr. Ruggiero is one of our orthopedic hand, wrist, & elbow specialists, along with Dr. Lauren Grossman. He is mentioned at the 5:30 mark in this Daily Highlight clip.
Neuropsychologist Marie Briody, PhD was recently featured on "Special Needs Topics", hosted by Frank James. She discusses in depth the importance of early detection when experiencing neurological conditions such as dyslexia.
Neurosurgeon Dr. Ami Raval Discusses Sacroiliac Joint Diagnosis & Treatment Options. An important but often overlooked cause of low back pain may be the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Unresolved low back pain, hip, groin or leg pain may be coming from the SI joint. Learn about SI joint pain, diagnosis and treatment with the iFuse Implant from Dr. Ami Raval.