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The Audiology program at SUNY Downstate is part of the Department of Otolaryngology and therefore has easy access to services provided by the Department and its affiliate hospitals throughout Brooklyn. Patients who need additional services can be easily referred to our other centers.
The Audiology Center provides audiological evaluation services to infants, children and adults. Services include evaluation of hearing and middle ear function, auditory brain stem testing, and electronystagmography. Overall services at all affiliated hospitals include evaluation of hearing in neonates, otoacoustic emissions testing, electrocochleography, and cochlear implant evaluation, surgery, mapping and follow-up, and hearing aid evaluation.
Main Practice Location: 370 Lenox Road
The Brooklyn Center for Liver Diseases is a referral facility comprised of a specialized interdisciplinary team of experts dedicated to the management of patients with various forms of liver and biliary diseases (viral hepatitis, cirrhosis, alcoholic liver disease, drug-induced liver injury, metabolic-based liver disease, cholestatic liver disease, autoimmune liver disease, gallstone disease and tumors). The team members include specialists in hepatology, gastroenterology, radiology, oncology, pathology, nutrition, vascular surgery, and transplantation.
Kidney failurethe frequent end result of high blood pressure, diabetes, and inherited kidney diseasesis becoming more prevalent. More than 300,000 Americans are now supported by Medicare for regular kidney treatments. To meet the needs of Brooklyn residents, Downstate operates a state-of-the-art hemodialysis facility at nearby Parkside Avenue. Providing peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis, and general supportive care for children and adults with so-called end-stage renal disease (ESRD), the 20-station facility focuses on rehabilitation. Early return home and, where possible, hemodialysis at home, is a main theme of therapy.
Assistant Director: Agnes Gliwa, MD
Main Practice Location: 470 Clarkson Ave.: N.S. 51, 5th floor.
The Diabetic Treatment Center, located at Nursing Station 51 is an outpatient diabetes consultative service. It offers evaluation, development of treatment plans, and education of the diabetic patient. Primary care providers can refer patients for a consultation.
LASERS IN UROLOGY, RECONSTRUCTIVE AND ENDOUROLOGY, KIDNEY STONE TREATMENT CENTER
Services: Use of lasers to treat prostate obstructions, urethal strictures, bladder neck contraction, bladder tumors and various other urologic conditions. Reconstruction of lower urinary tract following injuries or disease. Endoscopic evaluation and treatment of upper and lower urinary tract problems.
This center provides comprehensive care to all patients who have urinary tract stones. Once the diagnosis is established, the stone is treated utilizing a state-of-the-art lithotriptor that fragments the stone without the need for surgical procedures. For those patients in whom the lithotriptor is not appropriate, other techniques, such as a laser, are utilized to relieve the patient of the stone. Following this, a comprehensive medical evaluation is undertaken to determine if a cause for the stone can be found. Using this information, the patient is given a preventive program with diet and/or medication to avoid the recurrence of a stone.
For erectile dysfunction and incontinence, a comprehensive evaluation and personalized treatment plan are offered.
Samy McFarlane, M.D., Medical Director