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Leading surgeons from NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital are collaborating with the Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (CHoNJ) to perform pediatric cardiac surgical procedures.
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The only thing more tragic than a death from bleeding is a death that could have been prevented.
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What's New in the Department of Surgery

Cleft Lip and Palate Team Day

NYP/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital are recognized leaders in Craniofacial Surgery
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What's New in the Department of Surgery

NYP/Columbia Welcomes New Faculty

In 2018, we welcomed several internationally renowned physicians to the Department of Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. These men and women are leaders in their respective fields. They have a track record of innovation and their collaborative multidisciplinary team approach allows them to provide the very highest level of patient care. While these surgeons spearhead the newest treatments and techniques, they are also very compassionate communicators.
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NYP/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital has received $100,000 grant from The Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma to study fluid management for critically ill pediatric trauma patients. “Traditionally resuscitation of these patients has involved high VOLUME fluid administration, yet recent studies suggest that restricting fluids may be beneficial,” says Vincent Duron, MD, Principal Investigator of this study. “Our goal is to establish guidelines for this situation."
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Recently Columbia oncologists diagnosed a toddler with acute myelogenous leukemia, and thanks to The Sohn Foundation for Precision Medicine, the entire family underwent genetic testing. Three of his siblings were found to have a gene linked to thyroid cancer. Their father was the carrier. Dr. Kuo found a suspicious thyroid nodule in his neck and with ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy diagnosed medullary thyroid cancer, a rare and aggressive form of this disease. She operated the following week. “With our early intervention,” she says, “there is a very good chance that the father has been completely cured and will remain cancer-free.”
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Damien J. LaPar, MD, MSc, has joined the Section of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery in the Division of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery at the NYP/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital at Columbia University Medical Center and Weill-Cornell Medical Center.
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May address depression, prevent major health problems
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The Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation at NYP/Columbia has created a new program to help pediatric liver transplant patients transition to adult care.
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