New facility offers comprehensive care to enhance patient experience
(New York, NY – October 22, 2018) – Mount Sinai Health System has announced the opening of the Mount Sinai Thyroid Center at Mount Sinai Union Square. The new facility, located at 10 Union Square East, is the first and only center in Manhattan, and in the Northeast, to offer comprehensive thyroid care in a single location.
The Mount Sinai Thyroid Center at Mount Sinai Union Square provides multidisciplinary treatment to ensure an accurate diagnosis and the best possible treatment. Endocrinologists, surgeons (from general surgery and otolaryngology), radiologists, and pathologists are located under one roof and work together to create specialized treatment plans and seamlessly coordinate treatment. Lab tests, ultrasound, and biopsies are done on the spot to ensure quick diagnosis and expedite therapy.
Terry Davies, MD, the Florence and Theodore Baumritter Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Bone Disease) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, will co-direct the Mount Sinai Thyroid Center with Maria Brito, MD, an Assistant Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Bone Disease) at the Icahn School of Medicine.
“We are excited to have renowned experts in all disciplines of thyroid care under one roof to provide simplified and seamless treatment for patients to ultimately improve their experience,” says Dr. Brito. Adds Dr. Davies, “It is one-stop shopping, which is what we all want when we go to the doctor. If your physician says you need to see another specialist, it’s nice if he or she is in the next room.”
The Center will also involve surgeons from the Icahn School of Medicine: Mark L. Urken, MD, Professor of Otolaryngology, and William Inabnet III, MD, FACS, Eugene W. Friedman, MD Professor of Surgery.
Additionally, the Mount Sinai Thyroid Center will lead breakthrough research in both clinical and lab settings. Having multidisciplinary physicians in one location will help enhance the understanding of thyroid disease by conducting new clinical trials. By combining their expertise, doctors hope to make discoveries about the biology of thyroid cancer and drive advances in managing this condition. They will also analyze outcomes of new, advanced surgical techniques.
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About Mount Sinai Health System
The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City’s largest integrated delivery system encompassing seven hospital campuses, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai’s vision is to produce the safest care, the highest quality, the highest satisfaction, the best access and the best value of any health system in the nation. The System includes approximately 6,600 primary and specialty care physicians; 11 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 140 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. The Icahn School of Medicine is one of three medical schools that have earned distinction by multiple indicators: ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Medical Schools”, aligned with aU.S. News & World Report’s “Honor Roll” Hospital, it is ranked as a leading medical school for National Institutes of Health funding, and among the top 10 most innovative research institutions as ranked by the journal Nature in its Nature Innovation Index. This reflects a special level of excellence in education, clinical practice, and research. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked No. 18 on U.S. News & World Report’s “Honor Roll” of top U.S. hospitals; it is one of the nation’s top 20 hospitals in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology, and Neurology/Neurosurgery, and in the top 50 in six other specialties in the 2018-2019 “Best Hospitals” issue. Mount Sinai’s Kravis Children’s Hospital also is ranked nationally in five out of ten pediatric specialties byU.S. News & World Report. The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked 11th nationally for Ophthalmology and 44th for Ear, Nose, and Throat, while Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West are ranked regionally. For more information, visit http://www.mountsinai.