News

As a new member of the PERT Consortium, inaugurated in 2015, NYP/Columbia is in the vanguard of treating pulmonary embolism with a rapid response, multidisciplinary team led by Philip Green, MD.
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What's New in the Department of Surgery

Columbia Announces New Marfan Clinic

We are excited to announce the launch of a NYP-Columbia University Medical Center Marfan Clinic in June 2017. Our goal is to establish the CUMC Marfan Clinic as the premier site for evaluating and treating patients with Marfan Syndrome and other related connective tissue disorders in the NYC Metro area.
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Blog & Newsletter

Advances in Curing Hepatitis C

Treat and be Proactive.
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Blog & Newsletter

Colorectal Cancer Awareness

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness month. To reduce your risk, maintain a healthy weight, be physically active, and drink alcohol in moderation.
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What's New in the Department of Surgery

New Location for Dr. Gary Tannenbaum

Gary Tannenbaum, MD, RVT, FACS, Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville, NY, now offers a full range of services in Southern Westchester country.
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"In the past ten years, we have been emphasizing prevention for many forms of heart disease,” says Dr. Edward Schuster, assistant clinical professor of Cardiology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia. "With a healthy diet, no smoking and proper medication, we have cut the death rate from coronary events by 50 percent. In Fairfield County, where Columbia has an affiliate hospital, this figure has dropped by an impressive 80 percent, indicating that lifestyle changes can have a big effect."
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One of the most advanced and comprehensive in the world
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PAD now affects more than 8.5 Americans and is becoming more prevalent as the population ages--yet this condition often goes undiagnosed. Patients with peripheral arterial disease have a higher risk of coronary artery disease, heart attack or stroke. Left untreated, PAD can lead to gangrene and amputation.
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David Kalfa, MD, PhD, has received a grant from the CHD Coalition to create and test a new type of heart valve that can grow and conform to the patient’s anatomy over time. Such a device would benefit neonates, children and young adults with congenital heart disease, reducing the need for multiple surgeries and greatly improving their quality of life.
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