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Long Island College Hospital

Centers of Excellence

Long Island College Hospital serves the people of Brooklyn, as well as patients from the entire metropolitan area, with the most up-to-date treatments and compassionate service.

Cancer Center »
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The Othmer Cancer Center was the first center in Brooklyn to offer a full range of cancer treatments using the three major modalities: surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy, all in conjunction with supportive services. Approved by the American College of Surgeons since 1947, the hospital's cancer program includes ongoing research in such areas as cancer genetics, cancer radio-sensitizers, and quality-of-life studies. The Center, directed by Frank DiPillo, MD, Chairman of Internal Medicine, offers a wellness program that is dedicated to teaching healthful living practices and runs support groups for patients.

Phone Number: (718) 780-1139

Cardiology »
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Over 50,000 people in Brooklyn are hospitalized annually for heart related conditions. Heart disease can affect anyone, not only the elderly. Heart disease, in fact, is the number one killer of women today. The LICH Division of Cardiology, led by Balendu Vasavada, MD, offers comprehensive care for your heart, from early diagnosis utilizing ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, Cardiac CT, and MRI to angioplasty to open clogged arteries and an arrhythmia center for pacemaker and defibrillator implantation.

Phone number: (718) 780-1851

Emergency Department »
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The Emergency Department (ED), under the direction of Michael Lucchesi, MD, cares for over 57,000 patients annually. The Department is a 911-receiving center for New York City's Emergency Services and a Cardiac Care Center of the New York Heart Association. With five "pods" of care – cardiac, asthma, pediatrics, adult and fast-track – on-site CT-Scan and other imaging facilities, wireless registration and a "racecourse" design to facilitate easy patient flow, LICH's ED is a model of urban emergency care. It also features a separate and distinct Psychiatric ER. LICH's Emergency Department has one of the best "door to doctor" response times in the borough. The "ER" is 15,000 square feet in size. LICH has one of the fastest "door to balloon times" (life saving treatment times for heart attack victims) in New York State.

Phone numbers:
Main ED: (718) 780-1961
Pediatric ED:(718) 780-1927

Gastroenterology »
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An estimated 70 million Americans suffer from digestive diseases: reflux, ulcers, bowel disorders, gastritis, gall bladders, colon cancers and more. The Division of Gastroenterology under the direction of Irwin Grosman, MD, provides diagnosis and treatment for diseases and disorders of the colon, esophagus, stomach, liver and other organs of digestion. Has your doctor recommended a colonoscopy? Our GI experts are trained in the best ways to evaluate and care for patients.

Phone number: (718) 780-1738

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The Department of Neurology, under the chairmanship of Daniel Rosenbaum, MD, provides comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for people with neurological disorders. Our physicians have expertise in general neurology, both adult and pediatric, as well as subspecialties including stroke and cerebrovascular disease, neuromuscular disease, neuropathy, epilepsy, memory loss and behavior disorders, Parkinson's and movement disorders, and sleep disorders. Our Comprehensive Stroke Center provides state-of-the-art diagnosis, management and prevention of stroke and cerebrovascular disorders, by a multidisciplinary team that includes vascular neurologists, neuroscience nurses, neuroradiologists and a specially trained rehabilitation team. We have been designated a Primary Stroke Center by the New York State Department of Health, available 24/7.

Phone number: (718) 780-1124

Obstetrics & Gynecology »
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The Mary Polak Oenslager Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, directed by Millicent Comrie, MD, FACOG, enjoys fully renovated facilities that serve women at every stage of life with the latest treatments and procedures. Facilities include a Labor & Delivery suite, an Ambulatory Care Center, and an OB/GYN Ultrasound unit with advanced testing facilities. Leading physicians in such specialties as gynecologic cancer, urogynecology, high risks obstetrics, and fibroid surgery provide patients with a full-range of the most advanced diagnostic and treatment services for a wide range of needs – from family planning to incontinence and cancer.

Phone Number: (718) 780-1647

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The SUNY Downstate LICH Eye Center, under the direction of Douglas Lazzaro, MD, FACS, FAAO, is a comprehensive facility providing a vast array of ophthalmic services to our patient population. Both adult and pediatric eye problems can be managed by our board-certified general ophthalmologists as well as our fellowship-trained sub-specialists, utilizing the latest technologies for diagnosis and treatment.

Phone number: (718) 780-1530

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Orthopedics »
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The Department of Orthopedic Surgery, under the chairmanship of William Urban, MD and the direction of John Mani, MD, provides general orthopedic services in addition to the following specialties: Interventional Pain Management, Sports Medicine, Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Oncology, Adult Reconstruction, Spine Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Podiatry and Rehabilitation Medicine. From joint replacements to back pain, from your neck to your toes, our multi-disciplinary orthopedic team will help bring you relief.

Phone numbers:
(718) 780-4700
(718) 270-2045

Otolaryngology »
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Otolaryngology (also known as ENT) is a medical specialty that involves the diagnosis, treatment and management of diseases and disorders of our ears, nose, throat and head and neck. It is led by Richard Rosenfeld, MD, MPH. Among the many disorders treated are ear infections, hearing loss, communicative disorders, allergy testing, nasal polyps, tonsillectomies, throat masses, thyroid gland surgery, and reconstructive surgery for facial trauma. Downstate LICH's Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology is an award-winning Center of Excellence.

Phone number: (718) 780-1498
Find out more about The Otolaryngology Department at Downstate Long Island College Hospital (PDF) »

Pediatric Service »
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LICH's Pediatric Service provides a full array of diagnostic and treatment programs throughout infancy, childhood, and adolescence. With family-centered facilities,, patients are provided with state-of-the-art emergency and urgent care, comprehensive surgical and subspecialty services, and advanced Level III neonatal and pediatric intensive care units.

Phone numbers:
(718) 780-1821 (outpatient clinic)
(718) 780-1025 (pediatric sub-specialists)

Psychiatry »
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The Department of Psychiatry is a haven for individuals and families seeking inpatient, outpatient and emergency crisis services. Fully staffed by psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses and social workers, it is a multi-lingual center specializing in medication therapy, psychotherapy, family and marital counseling, children's mental health challenges, mood and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, substance abuse and more. The Department of Psychiatry is committed to improving its patients' quality of life.

Phone number: (718) 780-1065

Surgery »
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LICH's highly trained staff of surgeons and specialists treat specific medical conditions in modern facilities utilizing updated techniques. The experience features efficient pre-surgical screening procedures, streamlined check-in, and a family-friendly environment. Whether the surgery is ambulatory, general, or laparoscopic, LICH's Department of Surgery combines exceptional clinical expertise with high tech technology to deliver safe and effective care.

Phone number: (718) 780-1200

Thoracic Center »
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The Thoracic Center, under the direction of Peter R. Smith, MD, FACP, FCCP and Steven Herman, MD, FACS, is a center of excellence for the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer and other chest diseases, including esophageal cancer, chest wall and mediastinal tumors, respiratory diseases and related disorders. The Thoracic Center includes other specialty centers at LICH including the Smoking Cessation Center, the Asthma Center, and the Cystic Fibrosis Center. From diagnostic evaluation to the most advanced surgical techniques, the Thoracic Center excels at excellent, multi-disciplinary patient care.

Phone Number: (718) 780-1288

Urology »
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Downstate LICH Urology, under the leadership of Ciril Godec, MD, cares for men and women with conditions of the genito-urinary system. They treat diseases of the prostate, kidney, bladder and genitals and disorders such as incontinence, impotency, infections, enlarged prostate and more. The New York Stone Center performs over 1,000 cases per year of lithotripsy to break up kidney stones,. The department specializes in "bloodless" (transfusion-free) procedures and surgeries. With over 40 Board certified urologists, it is one of the largest Urology Departments in the area.

Phone number: (718) 780-1520