Mount Sinai South Nassau’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and its staff of board-certified gynecologic and uro-gynecologic surgeons have earned top recognition from the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists and the Surgical Review Corporation as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology.
The AAGL — the leading association promoting minimally invasive gynecologic surgery among surgeons worldwide — partnered with SRC to develop the Center of Excellence program as a quality improvement initiative and to achieve its vision of advancing minimally invasive gynecology surgery worldwide. Minimally invasive surgery using medical technology, ranging from robotics to the laparoscope, reduces trauma to surrounding tissue, blood loss during surgery and postoperative pain, leading to a speedier recovery and return to daily activities.
“This designation affirms our steadfast commitment to improving quality and safety for our patients on a continuous basis,” said Dr. Alan Garely, chair of obstetrics and gynecology at MSSN and professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive science at Icahn School of Medicine.
“Under Dr. Garely’s leadership, our women’s services program has consistently achieved levels of excellence each year,” said Richard J. Murphy, Mount Sinai South Nassau’s president and CEO. “This is another significant milestone that demonstrates our commitment to provide the highest level of care for women.”
Mount Sinai South Nassau’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology offers women access to specialized health care for optimum treatment of reproductive health conditions, from endometrial biopsies and colposcopies to gynecologic oncology. At the hospital’s Women’s Center for Pelvic Floor Disorders, all-too-common conditions such as incontinence and constipation are effectively diagnosed and treated using state-of-the-art technology administered by highly skilled surgeons. Mount Sinai South Nassau is one of a handful of locations nationwide that offers this service.
The department’s Center for New Beginnings holds Perinatal Care Certification from the Joint Commission and provides parents and their newborn babies with the specialized health care and compassion from conception through delivery. Delivering approximately 2,000 babies per year, the center features 26 private mother-baby rooms with first-class, hotel-like accommodations, spacious labor and delivery rooms and a six-bed Level II neonatal intensive care unit. A team of experienced obstetricians, perinatal nurses, lactation consultants and high-risk pregnancy specialists are part of its staff.
Mothers and unborn children with high-risk conditions that, if left untreated, could jeopardize the health and well being of the child, mother or both, receive specialized care and monitoring at the department’s Center for Maternal Fetal Medicine. The only center of its kind based on the South Shore of Nassau County, the center is staffed with highly skilled and trained perinatologists (obstetricians) and uses the latest advances in maternal-fetal medical technologies, including comprehensive ultrasound, genetic testing and counseling and advanced fetal monitoring.
Courtesy Mount Sinai South Nassau; compiled by Briana Bonfiglio.