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Patient Care

ColumbiaDoctors provides compassionate, individualized care to both adult and pediatric patients in a convenient, comfortable, and professional environment. Our physicians and dentists work in teams with specially trained nurses, technicians and other caregivers to support patients and family members before, during and after their visits.

Cardiology

One of the largest and most comprehensive cardiology practices in the country, ColumbiaDoctors Cardiology achieves some of the best outcomes in the region. Physicians include general cardiologists, electrophysiologists with extensive experience treating patients with abnormal heart rhythms, and interventional cardiologists. Our cardiologists also specialize in preventive cardiology, valvular heart disease, nuclear cardiology and heart failure and transplant.

ColumbiaDoctors also offers a full range of highly advanced non-invasive cardiovascular imaging procedures. 

ColumbiaDoctors Cardiology provides services at multiple convenient locations, including our new ColumbiaDoctors Midtown facility, at 51 West 51st Street, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and locations throughout Rockland and Westchester Counties. Read more about Cardiology.

Our services include:

  • Cardiology Consultation
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Stress Testing
  • Rest and Stress Echocardiograms
  • EKG
  • Holter Monitoring
  • Cardio Artery Imaging
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine

Dentistry

The dentists and staff at ColumbiaDoctors offer patients high-caliber dental services across the spectrum of oral health care. The practice’s general dentists, who excel in aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry, are complemented by specialists who handle the most complex care.

Specialists in prosthodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, and endodontics are all on hand to provide consultations and services with state-of-the-art technology. Services also include implant dentistry, from replacement to restoration.

Management of complex oral and facial pain, including temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, and snoring and sleep apnea is also offered by our caring team of doctors.

The ColumbiaDoctors Midtown office provides patients the convenience of coordinating their dental and medical care within the same location. Read more about Columbia University Dental Associates.

Our services include:

  • General Dentistry
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Implant Dentistry
  • Prosthodontics
  • Periodontics
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Endodontics
  • Oral, Facial, and Head Pain

Dermatology

ColumbiaDoctors Dermatology provides diagnosis and treatment for all types of skin diseases, from acne to skin cancer, and specialized care in pediatric dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, laser surgery, Mohs micrographic surgery for skin cancer treatment, evaluation and treatment of contact dermatitis, and phototherapy for the treatment of psoriasis and other inflammatory skin diseases. Our dermatologists are expert in treating diseases of the hair and nails.

ColumbiaDoctors Dermatology also includes the Columbia University Skin and Laser Center, located at ColumbiaDoctors Midtown, at 51 West 51st Street.

The Center offers the latest treatments for skin rejuvenation and resurfacing, including Botox injections, chemical peels, cosmetic fillers, microdermabrasion, photodynamic therapy, and wrinkle reduction. Read more about Dermatology.

Our services include:

  • General Dermatology
  • Pediatric and Adolescent Dermatology
  • Cosmetic and Surgical Dermatology
  • Lasers
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Moles and Melanoma Risk Assessment
  • Hair and Nail Disorders

Diagnostic Radiology

ColumbiaDoctors offers the highest-quality medical imaging from an experienced assembly of world-class physicians. The full spectrum of diagnostic and therapeutic radiology is available. We offer the complete range of diagnostic radiology, including CAT scan, MRI, Ultrasound, X-Ray, Bone Density and Mammogram.

We provide cutting-edge radiologic service to our patients and referring physicians alike by using the most advanced technology available, including AccessNow for iPad, an application which allows clinicians to rapidly and securely view radiology exams and share results with their patients and colleagues.

ColumbiaDoctors provides clinical services and subspecialty expertise at four New York locations, including our convenient new ColumbiaDoctors Midtown facility, at 51 West 51st Street. Our practice also serves NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, and The Allen Hospital. Read more about Radiology.

Our services include:

  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • MRI
  • CT
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Mammogram
  • Ultrasound
  • X-Ray
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Bone Density
  • Biopsy

Digestive and Liver Diseases

ColumbiaDoctors’ practitioners are internationally and regionally recognized for their expertise in the treatment of digestive and liver diseases, and provide an extensive range of services to patients. We provide exceptional patient care through the use of state-of-the-art equipment, facilities, and modalities.

Our specialties include:

  • Celiac Disease
  • Colorectal Cancer Disease Prevention and Hereditary Issues
  • Esophageal Disease
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer Prevention and Treatment
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Interventional Gastroenterology
  • Liver Disease and Transplantation
  • Nutrition
  • Pancreatic Disorders and Cancer
  • Small Bowel Disorders and SI Transplantation

Our patients benefit from the world-class research and teaching carried on at the Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases at Columbia University Medical Center, where we study gastric cancer, liver disease and pancreas cancer. Read more about Digestive and Liver Diseases.

Endocrinology

ColumbiaDoctors takes a multidisciplinary approach to help patients with the treatment of endocrine-related illnesses, drawing on specialists and resources from all of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center.

Through the Section of Endocrine Surgery at CUMC, we offer four specialized centers and team-centered care: the New York Thyroid Center, the Columbia University Adrenal Center, the Neuroendocrine Tumor Center, and the New York Parathyroid Center.

Our endocrine surgery group has an institutional commitment to minimally invasive procedures, to offer patients dramatically reduced recovery times, excellent cosmetic results, and a more rapid return to full activity.

Our specialties include:

  • Adrenal Diseases, Cancer, and Surgery
  • Hypherthyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Parathyroid Diseases, Cancer, and Surgery
  • Thyroiditis
  • Thyroid Nodules
  • Multinodular Goiter
  • Radioactive Iodine
  • Thyroid Surgery

Patients can be seen at the Herbert Irving Pavilion, 8th Floor, 161 Fort Washington Ave. Read more about Endocrinology.

Infectious Diseases

ColumbiaDoctors’ affiliation with the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) allows us to provide the highest-quality clinical care of patients with a wide range of infectious diseases.

Our patients also benefit from our affiliation with the Columbia University Center for HIV Prevention and Treatment Research, which supports research in several areas, including new drug development and translational research, optimization of antiretroviral therapy, and HIV vaccine clinical trials.

Our specialties include:

  • General infectious disease consultations
  • Transplant infectious diseases service
  • inpatient infectious disease service for patients with HIV and tuberculosis
  • HIV/AIDS program for more than 1,000 ambulatory individuals living with HIV/AIDS

Our Infectious Diseases division is based at 630 W. 168th St. Read more about Infectious Diseases.

Interventional Radiology

ColumbiaDoctors offers an extensive array of interventional radiology services for body, vascular, brain and spine, as well as nuclear medicine (PET scanning, PET/CT scanning, and CT/SPECT scanning).

Our practice brings patients and referrers unparalleled access to a unique team relationship our practice shares with the Division of Liver Transplantation, offering incomparable patient care.

The full-service outpatient Interventional Radiology practice at the new, convenient 51 West 51st Street location provides patients with a full array of services, including regional cancer therapy, uterine fibroid embolization, dialysis, biliary and GU work, laser vein ablation, and facial aesthetics. Read more about Interventional Radiology.

Our services include:

  • Peripheral Vascular Disease Consultation
  • Vascular Ultrasound
  • PVR Exams

Laboratory at ColumbiaDoctors Midtown/NewYork-Presbyterian

The laboratory at ColumbiaDoctors Midtown offers convenient drop-in blood-drawing (phlebotomy) and laboratory services on the first floor of the 51 West 51st St. location.

Tests are processed either on-site or at the NewYork-Presbyterian Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

Results will be available on patients’ electronic medical records for patient safety, quality care and easy retrieval by their physicians.

Our services include:

  • Diagnostic and Assessment Services
  • Phlebotomy

Nephrology

ColumbiaDoctors offers outstanding patient care and research protocols for a range of diseases, including kidney failure, dialysis and transplantation, glomerular disease, kidney stones, and high blood pressure. Our world-class physicians are experts in the areas of kidney development, glomerular disease, shock, and acute kidney failure.

Our specialties include:

  • Chronic Kidney Disease and Diabetic Nephropathy
  • Glomerular Disease
  • Hemodialysis (acute and chronic)
  • Hypertension & Renal Vascular Disease
  • Kidney Biopsy and Transplantation
  • Kidney Disease in Pregnancy
  • Kidney Stones
  • Peritoneal Dialysis

Patients may visit doctors’ offices and the Glomerular Center at the Irving Pavilion, 161 Fort Washington Ave., Room 202; the Renal Transplantation Clinic at Presbyterian Hospital, 622 W. 168th St., 14th Floor; the Columbia University Dialysis Unit at 60 Haven Ave., Level B2; or the Nephrology and Hypertension Subspecialty Clinic at Russ Berrie Medical Science Pavilion, 1150 St. Nicholas Ave. at 168th St. Read more about Nephrology.

Neurology

ColumbiaDoctors' faculty practice members are among the most renowned experts in neurology in the world, and their research provides among the most innovative and up-to-date treatment opportunities anywhere. In addition, the Department of Neurology at the Neurological Institute is central to Columbia's world-renowned program in neuroscience.

Many of its faculty are members of the Graduate Program for Neurology and Behavior, and have joint appointments in basic science departments such as Pharmacology, Pathology and Cell Biology, and Genetics and Development. The Department of Neurology also has a proud tradition of training academic leaders and practitioners of neurology, and graduates of its educational programs can be found in medical centers throughout North America and around the world. The department is consistently ranked among the top five in the nation.

The Department of Neurology at Columbia University Medical Center is one of the largest in the country representing all subspecialties of neurology. The large size and the commensurate facilities allow for exceptional clinical versatility and expertise as well as research opportunities. We offer comprehensive neurological care for patients throughout their lifespan, diagnosing and treating pediatric and adult neurological diseases.

Our specialties include:

  • Aging, Memory and Behavioral Disorders
  • ALS and Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Balance and Dizziness
  • Concussion
  • Headache and Facial Pain
  • Epilepsy and Sleep Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neuro-Oncology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Parkinson’s disease and Other Movement Disorders
  • Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Child Neurology including specialists in learning disabilities, neuromuscular disorders, movement disorders, headache, stroke and epilepsy
  • Other services: EEG, EMG, Doppler, Motor Physiology and Deep Brain Stimulation

Each of the clinical divisions has physicians who are nationally and internationally recognized for their accomplishments. Most clinicians are involved in laboratory-based research and clinical trials, thus offering their patients the newest therapeutic options and diagnostic tools. The Department of Neurology is ranked 3rd nationwide in funding from the National Institutes of Health. Read more about Neurology.

Neurosurgery

ColumbiaDoctors counts some of the top neurosurgeons in the U.S. among its ranks. Patients can count on outstanding care here, with more than 20 specialists and subspecialists, a dedicated nursing team just for neurosurgery patients, a lab that performs cutting-edge research, and the world-class hospital facilities of Columbia University Medical Center.

The medical center’s Department of Neurosurgery is one of the top five neurosurgical practices in the U.S. Studies have consistently shown that high-volume hospitals deliver better outcomes for surgical patients, and our team performs high volumes of procedures in their areas of expertise, which allows us to achieve better outcomes.

Our team espouses a conservative treatment philosophy, and the size of the team enables surgeons to focus on their specialties. Our surgeons are leaders in their fields. Many have published articles in their specialties and perform research that explores new approaches for treating neurological conditions.

An advantage of our academic setting and our focus on specialized expertise is that patients receive care from the most appropriate specialist rather than the first available surgeon. We don’t provide incentives for doctors to work outside their specialties—we promote cross-discipline consultation.

Our services include:

  • Brain Tumor Center
  • Cerebrovascular Center
  • Endovascular Center
  • Epilepsy Center
  • Gamma Knife Center
  • Movement Disorders Center
  • Pain Center
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery Center
  • Peripheral Nerve Center
  • Spine Center

In New York, patients are seen at the Department of Neurologicial Surgery, the Neurological Institute, 710 W. 168th St., and at ColumbiaDoctors Midtown at 51 W. 51st St. In New Jersey, patients are seen at 1200 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, and at 121 Hwy. 36 West in West Long Branch. Read more about Neurosurgery.

Obstetrics and Gynecology

The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology offers every service that a woman may need throughout her lifetime—from pre-reproductive care through the childbearing, menopausal, and post-menopausal years. The ColumbiaDoctors OB/GYN faculty practice offers a variety of specialized care that includes general gynecology and obstetrics, gynecologic oncology, infertility/reproductive endocrinology, family planning, maternal fetal medicine, and gynecologic surgery.

ColumbiaDoctors obstetricians and gynecologists work to support health and wellness, treating women’s medical issues, and improving quality of life, by supporting pregnant mothers, delivering healthy babies, managing obstetrical and gynecologic complications, providing family planning resources, treating reproductive cancers, customizing infertility treatments, and performing urogynecologic and other surgical procedures. Our doctors are trained in the latest technology, including non-invasive fetal testing and minimally invasive robotic surgery.

Patients can visit our Ob/GYNs at several Columbia locations, including NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center at 168th St.; ColumbiaDoctors Midtown, at 51 West 51st St.; and ColumbiaDoctors at 1790 Broadway. Read more about Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Our services include:

  • Our specialties include:
  • Routine Gynecological Care
  • Pregnancy & Giving Birth
  • Family Planning
  • Fertility Center
  • Cancer Care
  • Gynecologic Surgery and Urogynecology

Ophthalmology

ColumbiaDoctors Ophthalmology offers patients a broad range of clinical services, from routine eye examinations for vision correction to the most sophisticated diagnostics and medical treatments for eye disorders.

As members of the Edward Harkness Eye Institute and the Department of Ophthalmology at Columbia University Medical Center, our physicians are an elite group of clinicians, scientists, and researchers. We pioneered the development of lasers, modern retinal surgery techniques, and glaucoma drugs. Our state-of-the-art surgical suites are staffed by expert nurses and anesthetists to ensure the best possible outcome after surgery.

We are dedicated to understanding the causes of vision disorders, preventing and treating them should they occur. Our goal is to provide the best medical and surgical eye care, with compassion and sensitivity to the patient’s needs.

Patients can visit us at one of our three locations:

  • The Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute at 635 W. 165th St.
  • 880 Third Ave. (at the corner of 53rd Street), 2nd Floor
  • 119 Prospect St., Ridgewood, NJ (for plastic and reconstructive eye surgery)
  • Our newest location, at 15 W. 65th Street, will open in early 2014

To refer a patient or to schedule an appointment, please call (212) 305-9535. Read more about Ophthalmology.

Our services include:

Orthopedics

At ColumbiaDoctors Orthopedics, you will find experts who are advancing the practice of orthopedic medicine through the development of cutting-edge techniques and ground-breaking research. Our doctors treat musculoskeletal conditions in both adults and children.

We provide advanced arthroscopic surgical techniques for sports-related injuries of the knee, shoulder, and elbow, joint replacements, disorders of the foot and ankle, care of adult and pediatric spinal problems, orthopedic hand and trauma surgery, pediatric orthopedic disorders and spinal problems, and tumor and bone disease.

The ColumbiaDoctors Sports Therapy division assists patients in managing the rehabilitation of orthopedic injuries and surgeries, with a special emphasis on sports injuries. Therapy programs are individualized for every patient and seek to correct the underlying cause of the condition for improved long-term outcomes. ColumbiaDoctors Midtown has a fully equipped physical therapy gym for patients who can benefit from these services.

We are proud to be part of the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center— the only hospital in New York that continues to be named on the US News & World Report “Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals” and the official hospital of the New York Yankees.

Patients can visit our ColumbiaDoctors Orthopedics at both NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center at 168th St. and ColumbiaDoctors Midtown, at 51 West 51st St., as well as locations in Brooklyn, Westchester and Rockland counties. Read more about Orthopedics.

Our services include:

Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery

Our nationally recognized specialists provide expert clinical care in otology/neurotology/skull base surgery, head and neck cancer treatment, endoscopic sinus surgery, audiology and speech disorders, swallowing and laryngologic surgery, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, sleep and snoring disorders, and pediatric otolaryngology. We treat both adults and children.

In addition, audiologists provide evaluation and treatment for patients with hearing and balance disorders, including tinnitus, as well as employ the latest technology in digital, programmable, and conventional hearing aids.

Our award-winning physicians have state-of-the-art diagnostic tools for evaluation, and often can perform evaluation and treatment in one office visit.

Patients can visit specialists at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center at 168th St. and at ColumbiaDoctors Midtown, located at 51 West 51st St.

Read more about Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery.

Our services include:

  • Our specialties include:
  • Audiology
  • Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • General ENT
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Laryngology
  • Otology and Neurotology
  • Pediatric ENT
  • Rhinology

Pain Medicine

Patients come first at ColumbiaDoctors Pain Medicine, where our expert team of physicians is dedicated to providing unparalleled, compassionate care. All of our doctors are fellowship trained and board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine, with special expertise in interventional pain management.

After an initial evaluation, which includes review of all medical reports and imaging studies, a thorough examination and non-invasive testing, the framework for recovery will be established. To achieve patients’ recovery goals, the doctors of Columbia Doctors Pain Medicine will incorporate image-guided interventions, acupuncture, behavioral therapy, and rehabilitative measures to attain maximal restoration.

We rely on interdisciplinary consultation and work in concert with an extensive network of physiatrists, neurologists, psychologists, and addiction psychiatrists to ensure comprehensive, coordinated patient care.

The diagnostic and therapeutic procedures performed at our conveniently located office at 1790 Broadway at Columbus Circle are minimally invasive and performed using the most current technology, to allow patients to resume activities with little to no recovery time. Patients can make same-day appointments when calling before 11 a.m. at (212) 305-7114. Read more about Pain Medicine.

Our services include:

  • Minimally invasive spinal injections
  • Spinal implantable devices
  • Image-guided precision nerve blocks
  • Minimally invasive vertebral augmentation therapy
  • Neuroablation therapy
  • Image-guided Joint and soft tissue injections
  • Image-guided Sympathetic plexus and nerve injections
  • Complementary therapy

Pediatrics

ColumbiaDoctors Pediatrics provides a range of healthcare services and programs for children from infants to age 20.

The physicians, nurses and staff are committed to innovation and excellence in clinical medicine, education, research, community health, and compassionate patient care.

ColumbiaDoctors Pediatrics also consists of 17 pediatric subspecialty divisions, including Child and Adolescent Health, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Neurology, Pulmonology, and Rheumatology.

Patients can see a pediatrician at the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital at 3959 Broadway or at ColumbiaDoctors Midtown at 51 West 51st Street. Read more about Pediatrics.

Our services include:

  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Neonatology & Perinatology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Pulmonology
  • Rheumatology

Preventive Medicine and Nutrition

At ColumbiaDoctors, leading-edge preventive medicine starts with experts in the field. Patients are seen by Dr. Henry N. Ginsberg or Dr. Ira J. Goldberg, both of whom are internationally recognized leaders in clinical lipid disorders.

In addition, Dr. David Seres, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center’s director of Clinical Nutrition, is one of the few clinicians in the country with a primary focus on hospital-based nutrition. He supervises the hospital programs in total parenteral nutrition, manages much of the hospital supplementary enteral nutrition, and consults with patients on feeding issues and malnutrition. Patients are seen at 622 W. 168th St., Suite 9-983. Read more about Preventive Medicine and Nutrition.

Our specialties include:

  • Critical Care
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Nephrology
  • Nutrition Support Service

Primary and Immediate Care

The nurse practitioners at ColumbiaDoctors are board certified in their specialty and hold a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DrNP) degree—the highest clinical degree in nursing.

Our nurse practitioners offer comprehensive physical exams, diagnose and treat most acute and chronic illnesses, and write prescriptions as needed. We also have an extensive Travel Medicine program, which includes pre-travel consultations, all necessary immunizations and vaccinations, dietary recommendations and country-specific information for safer travel.

Patient education and counseling about disease prevention and health promotion are central components of the practice.

Our services include:

  • Adult Primary Care
  • Well Women’s Health
  • Wellness Coaching

Primary and Immediate Care is located at the new ColumbiaDoctors Midtown at 51 West 51st Street. Same-day appointments are available. Read more about Primary Care.

Psychiatry

Our priority at ColumbiaDoctors Psychiatry is taking care of our patients as a whole person, not just treating symptoms or diagnoses. People in emotional distress are often evaluated and treated initially by primary general physicians or by psychotherapists. However, a more complete diagnostic evaluation by a psychiatrist may be warranted in severe depression, anxiety, agitation, or seriously disturbed thinking and behavior.

Many times, patients often need help for multiple problems, with specialists simultaneously approaching each issue—for example, substance abuse and an eating disorder.

Our therapists are seasoned clinicians, many with decades of experience. We offer state-of-the-art evaluations, and treatment tailored to the patient’s your personal needs and goals.

In addition, The Columbia University Day Treatment Program is a unique, comprehensive service that provides structure and support to normally high-functioning adults in crisis.

Columbia’s highly regarded Addiction Treatment Program is unique in the metropolitan area for its integration of psychiatry and addiction treatment.

Patients can see our practitioners at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center at 168th St. and ColumbiaDoctors Midtown and at 51 West 51st Street.  Read more about Psychiatry.

Our services include:

  • ADHD
  • Alcohol & Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Autism
  • Brain Stimulation
  • Child & Adolescent
  • Depression/Bipolar Disorder
  • Eating Disorders
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Late Life Disorders/Geriatric
  • Personality Disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Women´s Mental Health

Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine

ColumbiaDoctors offers patients access to the most advanced diagnostic and treatments of pulmonary and critical care medicine, through its affiliation with the clinical programs in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine. We provide comprehensive care to patients within the spectrum of pulmonary disorders, allergic conditions, and critical illness.

We help those with common and uncommon disorders, and with advanced lung disease due to a range of issues. In collaboration with our physicians in thoracic surgery, radiology, rheumatology, and rehabilitation medicine, we offer highly integrated and multidisciplinary programs to treat a range of illnesses.

Programs

  • Esiason Center for Cystic Fibrosis
  • The LeBuhn Center for Lung Disease
  • The Price Family Center for Comprehensive Chest Care
  • The Pulmonary Sleep and Ventilatory Disorders Laboratory
  • The Edsall-Wood Asthma Center
  • The Interstitial Lung Disease Program
  • The Center for Acute Respiratory Failure
  • The Lung Transplantation Program

Depending on the area of treatment required, patients can be seen at our 168th St, 161 Fort Washington Ave., or our Midtown location at 51 W. 51st St. All of these programs are headed by physicians who are leaders in their respective fields. In addition, we have a large group of excellent general clinicians who treat patients with a variety of illnesses. Read more about Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine.

Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine

Here at ColumbiaDoctors, the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation has entered an exciting time of growth and development. Physiatrists increasingly incorporate spine injections with traditional rehabilitation. Musculoskeletal ultrasound is being introduced to aid the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. Public awareness of the issues of traumatic brain injury is greater a result of the rehabilitation needs of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. 

A team-oriented approach that is at the core of rehabilitation medicine has resulted in greater collaboration with other specialties, such as orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, neurology, internal medicine, and pediatrics. Read more about Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine.

Our specialties include:

  • General Rehabilitation
  • Spasticity
  • Spine Care
  • Sports Medicine for Adults and Children
  • Stroke
  • Pediatric Rehabilitiation
  • Neurological Conditions

Patients are seen at three locations: In New York City at Columbia University Medical Center Rehabilitation Medicine, 180 Fort Washington Ave., Harkness Pavilion, Suite 199; 51 West 51st St.; and in Tarrytown at 155 White Plains Road, East Wing, Suite 102.

Rheumatology

ColumbiaDoctors’ rheumatologists care for patients with autoimmune inflammatory conditions, which arise when the body attacks itself. When the body produces antibodies against one’s own tissues, intense inflammation within multiple organs and tissues can follow.

Depending on the pattern of inflammation, patients may suffer from a range of conditions, such as arthritis, kidney failure, rashes, muscle weakness, blurred vision, shortness of breath, and even heart attacks.

Our specialties include:

  • Essential Mixed Cryoglobulinemia (EMC)
  • Gout
  • Inflammatory Arthritis, including Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Psoriatic Arthritis, and Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Osteoarthritis (OA)
  • Myositis together with Polymyositis (PM) and Dermamyositis (DM)
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjogren’s Syndrome
  • Vasculitis, together with Polyarteritis Nodosa, Wegener’s Granulomatosis

Our rheumatologists and other healthcare professionals provide the highest level of care in all areas of autoimmune inflammatory conditions. Read more about Rheumatology.

Surgery

ColumbiaDoctors offers a sophisticated network of creative alliances among its many surgeons. Collaboration with medical and scientific experts at Columbia University and globally, as well as with the biotech industry, has resulted in many "firsts" and enhanced our reputation for providing the highest quality patient care.
 
With the university's dedication to translational research, we are able to move promising new advances from the laboratory bench to the patient's bedside with greater speed. We then use our clinical observations to fine tune these treatments and monitor their acceptance into mainstream practice. In short, we are involved in every aspect of the innovation process.
 
That spirit of innovation both supports and reflects our commitment to the best-possible patient experience.

Our services include:

  • Abdominal Organ Transplantation
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Adrenal Surgery
  • Aortic Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiac Transplantation
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Esophageal Disorders
  • Gastric Cancer Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Melanoma & Sarcoma
  • Minimal Access & Scarless Surgery
  • Pancreas Surgery
  • Pancreatic Cancer Prevention
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Pediatric Cardiac
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Transplantation
  • Valve Center
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Vein Program
  • Weight Loss Surgery

We take quality of care very seriously, and have taken steps to facilitate rapid access to care. At this time, the average time from a patient’s first call to his or her first appointment is 11 days. Read more about Surgery.

Travel Medicine

ColumbiaDoctors provides personalized travel health services to prepare you to travel safely and stay in good shape while you’re on the road. Just bring your trip itinerary and immunization records for a pre-travel consultation. During your visit we will discuss your previous immunization record, and evaluate your current health and medications to assess your needs before you travel.

Together, we will review your travel itinerary and provide current details on disease prevention while you are traveling abroad, make any relevant dietary and safety education, and recommend needed immunizations prior to travel. ColumbiaDoctors also can provide booster shots to complete your vaccination series, if required. Fees are payable by cash or credit card at the time of service.

Travel Medicine services are available at our convenient Midtown location at 51 W. 51st St., between 5th and 6th avenues. To schedule an appointment, call (212) 326-5710.

Our specialties include:

  • Certified CDC Yellow Fever Immunization Site
  • Counseling Focused on Ways to Stay Healthy
  • Full Range of Vaccinations
  • Medical Kits for Travelers

Urology

The Department of Urology is one of the oldest and most accomplished programs in the nation, ranked No. 1 in New York and among the top five in the nation by US News and World Report.

Our physicians are internationally recognized experts in many fields, such as urologic oncology, benign prostate enlargement, stone disease, voiding dysfunction, and male and female sexual dysfunction. The minimally invasive surgery program permeates all disciplines and allows physicians to treat many conditions through small cosmetic incisions without compromising cure or outcome.

We strive to provide patients with the best care while seeking more effective and less-invasive treatment regimens. Our specialists treat both adults and children.

We have extensive experience in laparoscopic robotic prostate surgery and our faculty have been responsible for developing the techniques and instrumentation that allows for laparoscopic removal of either the entire kidney or portions of the kidney (partial nephrectomy) for the treatment of kidney tumors.

We strive to provide patients with the best care while seeking more effective and less invasive treatment regimens. Patients can visit physicians at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center at 168th St., and at ColumbiaDoctors Midtown, located at 51 West 51st Street. Read more about Urology.

Our services include:

  • Robotic Surgery
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Female Incontinence
  • Male Infertility
  • Male Urinary Disorders
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Sexual Function and Infertility
  • Pediatric Urology
  • Kidney and Urinary Stones
  • Holistic Urology