NYM Offers New Treatments at Its Spine and Arthritis Center

Nov 12, 2007

NYM Offers New Treatments at Its Spine and Arthritis Center

Date: 11/12/2007

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New York Methodist Offers New Treatments At Its Expanded Spine And Arthritis Center 

To broaden the range of orthopedic services that are available to patients, New York Methodist Hospital recently expanded its Spine and Arthritis Center at 263 7th Avenue in Park Slope.  The additional space enabled the Hospital to hire more specialists, such as spinal surgeons and orthopedic oncologists, which makes the Center an invaluable resource for people who are coping with a wide spectrum of orthopedic problems.  "Now, we have even more fellowship trained, board certified physicians who have very specific training in every subspecialty of orthopedics,  said Henry Tischler, M.D., chief of orthopedics at NYM.  "This will allow patients to receive the best care for any type of orthopedic issue that they have, whether its joint replacement or spinal surgery."  The increase in physicians also means that more patients can be seen each day, so it''s easier for people to book appointments.

In addition to the new orthopedic physicians, a neurologist with a specialty in multiple sclerosis joined the staff, which increases treatment options for multiple sclerosis patients.  A physiatrist provides new pain management services for individuals who suffer from chronic pain or other pain-related syndromes.

The recent renovation has also allowed the Center to increase the availability of its complementary and alternative services, which include acupuncture, massage therapy, chiropractic treatments, and Qi Gong classes.  For more information about the Spine and Arthritis Center, or to book an appointment, please call 718-246-8700.

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New York Methodist Hospital, a voluntary, acute-care teaching facility located in Brooklyn''s Park Slope, houses 618 inpatient beds (including bassinets) and provides services to over 32, 00 inpatients each year.  An additional 350, 00 outpatient visits and services are logged annually.  The Hospital offers Institutes in the following areas: Asthma and Lung Disease; Cancer Care; Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery; Digestive and Liver Disorders; Diabetes and Other Endocrine Disorders; Vascular Medicine and Surgery; Family Care; Neurosciences; and Orthopedic Medicine and Surgery. The Hospital, founded in 1881, has undergone extensive renovation and modernization over the years.  New York Methodist is affiliated with the Weill College of Medicine at Cornell University and it is a member of NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System.