Our practice was established in 1995 and has been responsible for providing outstanding, up to date women’s care ever since. Our specialty is in the area of comprehensive obstetrics and gynecology. Our regular patients particularly value our compassionate care and surgical expertise. Since 2005 we have been providing aesthetic services including LASER hair removal, vein therapy, skin tightening, laser-gensis, photo-facials, as well as microdermabrasion and chemical peels.
We are excited to announce our affiliation with Northwell Health. As of January we will be performing all deliveries and surgical procedures at Northwell Health Southside Hospital, just 9 miles away from our new office.
Southside Hospital’s Maternity Center is a hospital within a hospital which is dedicated to a safe and supportive childbirth in a convenient, comfortable and family oriented setting. Along with a separate entrance on the hospital’s east side, the center has its own parking lot, elevator, admitting area and most importantly, physicians and nurses experienced in all aspects of childbirth and new baby care. At Southside, most women give birth in a cheerful labor, delivery and recovery room, spending all phases of childbirth in one home-like setting. Some women may need the operative delivery room, designed for Cesarean births. In addition to your obstetrician and nurse, there is an anesthesiologist in the delivery room; if you request pain control coverage is available 24/7. If your pregnancy or delivery is considered high risk there is a neonatologist present at every birth. Immediate bonding with your newborn is extremely encouraged. Our Skin to Skin program allows you to breast feed immediately after birth.
At Southside, infants and mothers are cared for as a “couplet” meaning one nurse cares for the new mother and the newborn. Mothers stay in a private or semi-private room, with private bathrooms. Mothers and guests can relax in a sunny, glass walled solarium. This unit has a family oriented care model, we make every effort to let your family join you and your new baby. A buffet breakfast and lunch is served daily for mom’s to enjoy. Northwell Health has an outside vendor for newborn photos who will visit you during your stay. If you desire, photo packages will be available to you.
Babies are cared for in several nurseries. Most will spend the first few hours of life in the transition nursery, with-in the newborn nursery. Special care nursery has a neonatologist, around-the-clock who specializes in care for babies with complex medical needs. If there is a need for your infant to have a higher level of care, he/she will be transported to the neonatal unit at Cohen’s Children’s Medical Center, another member of Northwell Health, recognized as a designation of excellence by US News and World Report. Prenatal courses are given monthly along with weekly tours of the hospital. A breastfeeding support group is available weekly with our certified lactation specialist and a sibling preparation class is offered every other month.
Southside Hospital also offers women excellence in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. The hospital recently became designated as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology by AAGL which required the hospital and surgeons to undergo an extensive review process. The process ensured the hospital met the highest standards for safety, efficiency and outcomes. Minimally invasive gynecology procedures provides many benefits to its patients including less pain, shorter hospital stays, quicker recovery and better cosmetic results. This procedure is used to treat common gynecological problems including fibroids, endometriosis, incontinence and abnormal bleeding. The program has helped hundreds of woman each year.
Southside Hospital is here to provide comprehensive care for you and your family. Our doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals work together to help you navigate through the health and wellness services you need. We are proud to offer you quality, patient centered care in cardiology, neuroscience, orthopaedics, imaging and rehabilitation right on Main Street in the heart of our greater Bay Shore community.