Centers & Programs News
The Program for Pediatric Cardiomyopathy, Heart Failure and Transplantation at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center offers multidisciplinary, state-of-the-art pediatric cardiovascular care—from evaluation to advanced medical therapies, cutting-edge interventional cardiology and open-heart surgery procedures.
Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
Each year, pediatric cardiac surgeons at the Congenital Heart Center perform more than 700 cardiac operations, including some 25 heart transplants, and 175 newborn heart repairs.
This 4-part webcast educates professionals and families about the care available for children with congenital heart disease.
The Center for Esophageal Disorders
The Center for Esophageal Disorders at Columbia University Medical Center, under formation in 2007, will advance the level of care for patients with esophageal cancer, achalasia, Barrett's esophagus, gastroesophageal reflux, and other esophageal disorders.
Clinical programs are in place at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia to screen patients for conditions such as BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes for breast cancer, specific markers for pancreatic cancer, hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer syndrome (HNPCC), and other conditions for which genetic causes have been pinpointed.
The Columbia Hernia Center offers patients the newest techniques and advances in treatment of all types of hernias.
The Division of Abdominal Organ Transplantation
is a multidisciplinary treatment center offering the seamless integration of medical, surgical and radiologic expertise in caring for patients with liver disease. Clinical innovation and scientific progress are at the core of the Center's mission to treat and cure of disorders of the liver and biliary system in adults and children.
Adolescent Bariatric Surgery
The Center for Adolescent Bariatric Surgery at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary weight management program that includes:
- health and metabolic screening
- nutritional guidance, dietary management, and education
- individualized exercise programs
- laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding
- ongoing follow-up
Pediatric Obesity Program
New multidisciplinary program helps adolescents lose weight with and without surgery
Center at Lawrence
Center at Valley
The Pancreas Center specializes in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of all disorders affecting the pancreas by combining the expertise of gastroenterologists and gastrointestinal surgeons, as well as anesthesiologists, radiologists, oncologists, nursing and rehabilitation specialists, and other intensive care staff.
John A. Chabot, MD
, Pancreas Center
- Pancreas Center Offers Specialized Care for Patients with Complex Pancreatic Diseases
Patients visiting NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center will frequently see and hear the term "multidisciplinary center."
While the significance of the term may go unrecognized by some, the presence of such centers can be vital, if not lifesaving, for conditions requiring comprehensive care across multiple specialties.
Such is the case with the Pancreas Center.
Directed by John A. Chabot, MD, FACS, this special team treats patients with pancreatitis, pancreatic and duodenal cancer, as well as precancerous conditions of the pancreas and duodenum.
- Intensive Protocols Advance the Treatment of Pancreatic Diseases
Thirty-five percent of people who develop pancreatic cancer are considered inoperable because the cancer invades blood vessels surrounding the pancreas, such as the portal vein.
At many hospitals, patients are turned down for surgery even though their cancer has not spread to other organs.
Yet surgeons at the Columbia University Pancreas Center have developed special surgical protocols that enable them to successfully operate on the vessels to completely remove patients' cancer.
New Children's Emergency Department Opens at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital/Columbia
The new Alexandra and Steven Cohen Pediatric Emergency Department at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center opens Thursday, June 23.
Located at 166th Street and Broadway in Washington Heights, the brand-new facility significantly expands access to world-class emergency care to children.
It more than quadruples the department's previous space, creating a family-friendly environment with the latest technology to best care for young patients.
The 25,000 square foot Cohen Children's Emergency Department was made possible through a $50 million gift from the Steven A. and Alexandra M. Cohen Foundation Inc.
One of only three Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Centers in New York state, the facility is equipped to care for 60,000 children annually.
Surgical Weight Loss Program Provides LapBand® Surgery for Eligible Teens
Established in 2006, the multidisciplinary Center for Adolescent Bariatric Surgery has conducted 34 successful weight loss surgeries in teens as of December, 2007.
The Center for Prenatal Pediatrics: Help for Complex Pregnancies
The Center for Prenatal Pediatrics at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital opened in January 2004 with the aid of a March of Dimes Community Grant and now offers a wide range of prenatal testing, specialty consultations, and pregnancy management.
It also has a world-class team of pediatric and surgical experts who address major structural abnormalities at the time of birth.
Regional Pediatric Trauma Center Promotes Summer Safety for Kids
CUMC Establishes the Center for Innovative Cancer Management
Endocrine Expertise at the Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgical Program and the New York Thyroid Center
At NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia, a longstanding clinic has evolved into what is now the renowned New York Thyroid Center.
The Center was originally established at Columbia over 15 years ago by the late thyroid and parathyroid surgeon Paul LoGerfo, MD.
Today, the surgical staff of the center have developed many approaches that minimize or eliminate the need for surgical treatment of endocrine disorders.
Turning Back Advanced Cancers with IL-2
The Interleukin-2 Unit of the New York-Presbyterian Tumor Immunotherapy Program at Columbia University Medical Center uses Interleukin-2, or IL-2, to treat patients who have malignant melanoma and advanced kidney cancer.
IL-2 represents one of the best treatment options for patients with advanced melanoma and kidney cancer.