• Press Release

Surgical Specialties Group Comes to Mount Sinai Doctors Brooklyn Heights

  • (2014-08-18 00:00:00.0)

Brooklyn residents have access to top-quality surgical care at Mount Sinai Doctors Brooklyn Heights, a multispecialty practice in downtown Brooklyn. A group of surgeons specializing in oncologic, colorectal, vascular, general, and thoracic surgery will offer  diagnostic services, evaluation before and after surgeries and laboratory services.  The surgical group is the newest addition to Mount Sinai Doctors Brooklyn Heights, which opened in January 2013.

With a convenient location and walk-in availability, patients have access to top surgeons without the need to travel into  Manhattan, along with access to physicians in many specialties and urgent care.  Specialists will determine each patient’s needs in terms of surgery, or suggest alternatives to surgery where appropriate: surgery, if needed, will be performed at The Mount Sinai Hospital.

“If you believe you need surgery, or have been told you need surgery and a second opinion, these are the experts to see,” said Peter J. Tesler, MD, Medical Director of Mount Sinai Doctors Brooklyn Heights. "Our goal is to provide easily accessible surgical care to residents of Brooklyn and beyond.”

“Mount Sinai Doctors Brooklyn Heights brings high-quality, accessible surgical care right to the Brooklyn communities,” said Michael L. Marin, MD, FACS, Chairman, Department of Surgery and Surgeon-In-Chief, the Mount Sinai Health System. “This model elevates surgery to new levels by offering guidance before, during, and after surgery.”

Mount Sinai Doctors Brooklyn Heights is a 25,000-square foot, custom-built medical facility with highly-modernized diagnostic equipment.  In addition to pre- and post-operative surgical services – surgical procedures are performed at The Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan – doctors at the multispecialty clinic also specialize in family medicine, allergy and immunology, and a range of other areas.  

“Patients truly benefit from the one-stop-shop surgical experience and the convenience of high-quality surgical services in their neighborhood,” said Umut Sarpel, MD, MSc, FACS, Medical Director of Surgery at Mount Sinai Doctors Brooklyn Heights and Assistant Professor of Surgery and Surgical Oncology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.  

The following surgeons are in residence at Mount Sinai Doctors Brooklyn Heights:

Umut Sarpel, MD, Surgical Oncologist
Dr. Umut Sarpel is a board-certified surgeon who specializes in surgical oncology, specializing in the care of patients with cancers of the stomach, pancreas, liver, biliary tree, small bowel, and colon, as well as sarcoma and melanoma.  Her practice includes open surgery, as well as minimally invasive cancer surgery, including laparoscopic pancreatic resection, laparoscopic liver resection, laparoscopic colectomy and other innovative procedures.  Dr. Sarpel was awarded her medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and completed her residency at Mount Sinai, pursuing an additional two years of specialty training in the field of surgical oncology while attaining a master of science degree in clinical research.  

Dong-Seok Lee, MD, Thoracic Surgeon
Dr. Dong-Seok Lee is a board-certified surgeon, who specializes in thoracic surgery, which includes procedures on the lungs and chest cavity other than the heart.  Dr. Lee received his medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey and completed his surgical residency at Mount Sinai, where he also completed a fellowship in thoracic surgery and training in thoracoscopy, a minimally invasive surgical technique.

Ageliki Vouyouka, MD, Vascular Surgeon
Dr. Vouyouka is a board certified surgeon with a sub-specialty in general vascular surgery.  Her areas of clinical focus include angiography, aortic aneurysm repair/removal, carotid artery endarterectory, treatment for varicose veins and more.  She completed medical school at the Capodistrean University of Athens School of Medicine and completed residencies at Mount Sinai and Saint Mary's Hospital in Waterbury, CT, as well as fellowship training in vascular surgery at University of Missouri Hospitals and Clinics.  Additionally, she completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at Yale University. She has under gone additional training in minimally invasive treatments for vascular conditions.

Jerome Taylor, MD, General Surgery
Dr. Jerome Taylor is a board-certified general surgeon, who received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine after completing his undergraduate studies at Morehouse College. He subsequently completed a general surgery internship at Lenox Hill Hospital and a general surgery residency at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Dr. Taylor received additional training through the minimally invasive surgery fellowship program at the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System.

Previously, Dr. Taylor served as an assistant professor of surgery at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons and a member of the Surgical Society of Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgeons.  Dr. Taylor was a lieutenant commander and served as a battalion surgeon in the United States Navy.

Visit http://www.mountsinai.org/brooklynheights for more information or to make an appointment.

About Mount Sinai Doctors Brooklyn Heights
Mount Sinai Doctors Brooklyn Heights is a multispecialty group practice dedicated to improving the health of the Brooklyn community and its surrounding areas. Our goal is to deliver the highest level of care to patients of all ages. We provide primary care for patients from birth to senior years and have a growing array of specialties, including imaging services, allergy, and eye care. Our brand new state-of-the-art facilities features the latest in medical technology, where our highly-trained, board certified physicians work collaboratively to provide exceptional medical care.

Additionally, our Urgent Care group offers you easy access to exceptional health care in Brooklyn when a non-emergency injury or illness occurs unexpectedly and you cannot wait for a scheduled appointment.

About the Mount Sinai Health System

The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health system committed to providing distinguished care, conducting transformative research, and advancing biomedical education. Structured around seven hospital campuses and a single medical school, the Health System has an extensive ambulatory network and a range of inpatient and outpatient services—from community-based facilities to tertiary and quaternary care.

The System includes approximately 7,100 primary and specialty care physicians; 12 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. Physicians are affiliated with the renowned Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which is ranked among the highest in the nation in National Institutes of Health funding per investigator. The Mount Sinai Hospital is in the "Honor Roll" of best hospitals in America, ranked No. 15 nationally in the 2016-2017 "Best Hospitals" issue of U.S. News & World Report. The Mount Sinai Hospital is also ranked as one of the nation's top 20 hospitals in Geriatrics, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Nephrology, Neurology/Neurosurgery, and Ear, Nose & Throat, and is in the top 50 in four other specialties. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 10 nationally for Ophthalmology, while Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's, and Mount Sinai West are ranked regionally. Mount Sinai's Kravis Children's Hospital is ranked in seven out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report in "Best Children's Hospitals."

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