• Press Release

Mount Sinai Queens Opens a Satellite of the Head and Neck and Thyroid Institute

  • (August 30, 2017)

Patients in Queens now have access to high quality, advanced medical care for a wide range of ear, nose, and throat (ENT) conditions at Mount Sinai Doctors Queens, the hospital’s multi-specialty medical practice located at the Mount Sinai Queens Pavilion, 25-20 30th Avenue in Astoria, adjacent to the Hospital. Board certified specialists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai screen patients for head and neck diseases including thyroid malignancy, throat cancer, and advanced disease of the ear, nose, and throat.

Institute physicians and surgeons offer minimally invasive endoscopic procedures. More advanced surgeries are performed in the hospital’s new, state-of-the-art operating rooms. When appropriate, a multi-disciplinary approach is taken that includes collaborating with specialists in endocrinology, radiology, pulmonology, oncology, and other specialties to provide seamless, coordinated care.

Fellowship-trained surgeons of Mount Sinai Queens treat head and neck cancers affecting the thyroid, parathyroid, salivary glands, larynx, tongue, throat, and sinuses, and these specialist will provide access to novel treatment trials for advanced disease. Minimally invasive techniques are often used that minimize pain, complications, and scarring. In many cases, robotic assisted surgeries are performed using the DaVinci Surgical System®, which enables surgeons to precisely remove cancers from the throat without neck incisions. Candidates for robotic surgery experience minimal scarring, hospital stays and recovery, so they may return to their daily routines as quickly as possible.

“We are pleased to add this important specialty that fills a need in our community to Mount Sinai Doctors Queens, the growing multi-specialty medical practice,” says Caryn A. Schwab, Executive Director, Mount Sinai Queens. “Patients can be assured that they will receive the highest standard of personalized care by highly trained doctors who employ the latest medical protocols.”

The new ENT office is part of Mount Sinai Doctors, a multi-specialty medical practice comprised of more than 30 board certified primary care physicians and medical and surgical specialists who serve on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The ENT office is located on the fifth floor of the new 140,000-square-foot Mount Sinai Queens Pavilion. Located in the heart of Astoria, the $180-million building is handicap accessible, conveniently reachable by subway and bus and just half a mile from the Grand Central Parkway. Parking is available in the Mount Sinai Queens parking lot nearby. For more information or to make an appointment, please call either Mike Yao, MD, at 212-241-9410, or Harry Pantelides, MD at 718-384-6933 or visit Mountsinai.org/MSDqueens

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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