• 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 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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