Specialized Services

The Mount Sinai SICU team provides state-of-the-art care to critically ill surgical, transplant, medical, and obstetric patients suffering from a wide range of life-threatening conditions.

Our Central Venous Access Service places more than 1,500 central venous catheters annually in non-ICU patients. About 25 percent of the catheters are peripherally inserted central (PIC) catheters. Our Central Venous Access Service operates out of a dedicated procedure room located within the SICU and is equipped with its own fluoroscopy unit and ultrasound vessel finder probes.

Mount Sinai's Surgical Nutritional Support Service consists of physicians and nutritionists who manage the nutritional needs of patients throughout the hospital. The team monitors the patients' condition daily, providing parenteral nutrition and specialized enteral support.

In addition, our critical care team specializes in the following:

  • Rapid Response: The Hospital's Rapid Response team brings critical care expertise to the patient's bedside. This "ICU without walls" concept has demonstrated improves outcomes.

  • Dialysis: Mount Sinai intensivists have broad expertise in blood purification for the critically ill. Patients with declining or failing kidney function receive gentle, continuous blood cleansing around the clock, a technique the division has perfected over the last 15 years.

  • Respiratory Failure: Respiratory failure is a syndrome in which the respiratory system fails in one or both of its gas exchange functions: oxygenation and carbon dioxide elimination.

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Tel: 212-241-8867
Fax: 212-860-3669

1468 Madison Avenue
Sixth Floor East
New York, NY 10029