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Mount Sinai South Nassau Earns Designation as Minimally Invasive Gynecology Surgery Center of Excellence

Posted: Jan. 14, 2020
Mount Sinai South Nassau Earns Designation as Minimally Invasive Gynecology Surgery Center of Excellence

Mount Sinai South Nassau’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and its staff of board certified gynecologic and uro-gynecologic surgeons have earned top recognition from the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology.

SRC developed the Center of Excellence program as a quality improvement initiative and to achieve its vision of advancing minimally invasive gynecology surgery worldwide. Minimally invasive surgery using medical technology ranging from robotics to the laparoscope reduces trauma to surrounding tissue, blood loss during surgery, and postoperative pain, leading to a speedier recovery and return to daily activities.
“This designation affirms our steadfast commitment to improving quality and safety for our patients on a continuous basis,” said Alan Garely, MD, chair of obstetrics and gynecology at Mount Sinai South Nassau and Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

“Under Dr. Garely’s leadership, our women’s services program has consistently achieved levels of excellence each year. This is another significant milestone that demonstrates our commitment to provide the highest level of care for women,” said Richard J. Murphy, Mount Sinai South Nassau’s president and CEO.

Center of Excellence designation requires an extensive review of a hospital’s surgical facilities, operations, and procedures as well as its staff’s education, training, and continuous quality improvement efforts. Physicians who earn this designation must meet stringent criteria based on their individual expertise and experience.

Mount Sinai South Nassau’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology offers women access to specialized health care for optimum treatment of reproductive health conditions, from endometrial biopsies and colposcopies to gynecologic oncology. At Mount Sinai South Nassau's Women's Center for Pelvic Floor Disorders, all-too-common conditions such as incontinence and constipation are effectively diagnosed and treated using state-of-the-art technology administered by highly skilled surgeons. Mount Sinai South Nassau is one of only a handful of locations in the country that offers this service.

The department’s Center for New Beginnings holds Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint Commission and provides parents and their newborn babies with the specialized, compassionate health care they need and deserve from conception through delivery. Delivering approximately 2,000 babies per year, the Center features 26 private mother-baby rooms with first-class hotel-like accommodations, spacious labor and delivery rooms, and a six-bed Level II neonatal intensive care unit and is staffed by a team of experienced obstetricians, perinatal nurses, lactation consultants, and high-risk pregnancy specialists.

Mothers and unborn children with high-risk conditions that, if left untreated, could jeopardize the health and well-being of the child, mother, or both, receive the specialized care and monitoring that they require at the department’s Center for Maternal Fetal Medicine. The only center of its kind based on the South Shore of Nassau County, the Center for Maternal Fetal Medicine is staffed with highly skilled and trained perinatologists (obstetricians) and uses the latest advances in maternal-fetal medical technologies, including comprehensive ultrasound, genetic testing and counseling, and advanced fetal monitoring.

About Mount Sinai South Nassau
The Long Island flagship hospital of the Mount Sinai Health System, Mount Sinai South Nassau is designated a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for outstanding nursing care. Mount Sinai South Nassau is one of the region’s largest hospitals, with 455 beds, more than 900 physicians and 3,500 employees. Located in Oceanside, NY, the hospital is an acute-care, not-for-profit teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art care in cardiac, oncologic, orthopedic, bariatric, pain management, mental health and emergency services and operates the only Trauma Center on the South Shore of Nassau County, along with Long Island’s only free-standing Emergency Department in Long Beach.

In addition to its extensive outpatient specialty centers, Mount Sinai South Nassau provides emergency and elective angioplasty, and offers Novalis Tx™ and Gamma Knife® radiosurgery technologies. Mount Sinai South Nassau operates the only Trauma Center on the South Shore of Nassau County verified by the American College of Surgeons as well as Long Island’s only free-standing, 9-1-1 receiving Emergency Department in Long Beach. Mount Sinai South Nassau also is a designated Stroke Center by the New York State Department of Health and Comprehensive Community Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons; is an accredited center of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Association and Quality Improvement Program; and an Infectious Diseases Society of America Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence.