• Press Release

Mount Sinai Brings Transplant Team and Decades of Experience to Long Island

  • New York, NY
  • (February 28, 2017)

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
call 212-241-8035.

About the Mount Sinai Health System

The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City's largest integrated delivery system, encompassing eight hospitals, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai's vision is to produce the safest care, the highest quality, the highest satisfaction, the best access and the best value of any health system in the nation. The Health System includes approximately 7,480 primary and specialty care physicians; 11 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 410 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. The Icahn School of Medicine is one of three medical schools that have earned distinction by multiple indicators: ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Medical Schools", aligned with a U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" Hospital, No. 12 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding, and among the top 10 most innovative research institutions as ranked by the journal Nature in its Nature Innovation Index. This reflects a special level of excellence in education, clinical practice, and research. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked No. 14 on U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" of top U.S. hospitals; it is one of the nation's top 20 hospitals in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology/Neurosurgery, and Orthopedics in the 2019-2020 "Best Hospitals" issue. Mount Sinai's Kravis Children's Hospital also is ranked nationally in five out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report. The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked 12th nationally for Ophthalmology and the South Nassau Communities Hospital is ranked 35th nationally for Urology. Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's, Mount Sinai West, and South Nassau Communities Hospital are ranked regionally.

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