Mount Sinai Brings Transplant Team and Decades of Experience to Long Island
The Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute at Mount Sinai (RMTI) is now offering complete transplant evaluation services at the Mount Sinai Doctors Long Island Five Towns practice, located at 1436 Broadway in Hewlett, New York. At this new satellite practice, adult patients who need a liver or kidney transplant can be seen by an entire multidisciplinary transplant team from Mount Sinai, close to home on Long Island. All aspects of transplant care except for the actual operation can now take place locally, providing convenience for patients as well as confidence that they are being cared for by a highly experienced team of experts.
“When considering a highly delicate and technical operation like a liver or kidney transplant, experience matters,” says Sander S. Florman, MD, Director of RMTI. “We realize that it’s not always convenient for patients to travel into New York City for doctor’s appointments, so we are now bringing our team and more than 50 years of transplant experience right to our Long Island patients’ backyards.”
The kidney transplant team will be led by Vinita Sehgal, MD, a nephrologist with 24 years of experience in kidney and pancreas transplantation, 16 of them at RMTI. The liver transplant team will be led by Priya Grewal, MD, a hepatologist with 15 years of experience in transplant hepatology. They will work alongside specialized teams that include transplant nurse coordinators, social workers, and nutritionists to complete all transplant evaluations. RMTI transplant surgeons will also be onsite in Hewlett to conduct the transplant surgical evaluation. Patients can schedule pre-operative and post-operative visits as well, thus ensuring excellent continuity of care before and after surgery.
The transplant surgery itself will be performed at The Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, an internationally acclaimed medical institution that is known for the most innovative developments in surgical techniques and transplant medicine. Since 1967, Mount Sinai surgeons have performed more than 8,000 abdominal organ transplants. This makes Mount Sinai one of the most experienced hospitals in New York state and amongst the most experienced in the nation.
Patients and physicians wishing to make an appointment for kidney transplant evaluation/services can call 212-659-8086.
Patients and physicians wishing to make an appointment for liver transplant evaluation/services can
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."