Treatments & Techniques

Michael Rezak, MD, PhD, Brings Advanced Movement Disorders Program to Health Quest

Vassar Brothers Medical Center has established an integrated program of comprehensive care for conditions including Parkinson’s disease, chorea, dystonia, essential tremor, Huntington’s disease, Tourette syndrome and other rare movement disorders. Board-certified neurologist Michael Rezak, MD, PhD, directs the Movement Disorders Program, which offers state-of-the-art medical and surgical treatments, as well as support services. The program will also build on Dr. Rezak’s national reputation for clinical research and serve as an educational resource for patients and providers.


Neurological Surgery, P.C., Provides World-Class Care for Children Facing Brain Surgery

John A. Grant, MD, FACS, BCh, MB, neurosurgeon and Director of Pediatric Brain Tumors with the Long Island Brain Tumor Center at Neurological Surgery, P.C., offers reassurance for families with children who have brain tumors or malformations.


Vassar Brothers Medical Center: Comprehensive Arrhythmia Care for the Mid-Hudson Valley

At Vassar Brothers Medical Center, electrophysiologic expertise and multidisciplinary diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities come together in an Arrhythmia Center that is unmatched in the Mid-Hudson Valley and northwestern Connecticut.


Safety, Effectiveness Guide St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital’s Institute for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Recovery-enhancing minimally invasive procedures by board-certified surgeons, along with high-level accreditation and lifelong follow-up, generate excellent outcomes for patients at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital’s (SLCH) Institute for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.


Fueling the Debate on Statin Use in Older Adults

The use of statins for primary cardiovascular disease prevention in adults over age 75 is clouded in uncertainty. A recent study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found that statins may significantly lower mortality risk in older adults. That only underscores the need for a large-scale, prospective, randomized clinical trial, researchers say.


NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital Is the Region’s Home for Academic Cancer Care

NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital’s Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Comprehensive Cancer Center brings the expertise and innovation of one of New York’s three NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers to patients in the Hudson Valley region, thanks to its collaboration with NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center (NYP/CUIMC) and ColumbiaDoctors, its faculty medical practice. Already known for their dedication to providing patients and their family members with the highest quality of cancer care in a warm and nurturing setting, their goal is to build a partnership with their patients during every phase of care, from diagnosis through treatment and into survivorship.


Northern Dutchess Hospital: Leading the Way in Effective, Community-based Management of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a complex condition that can greatly diminish quality of life and increase the risk of serious diseases, such as esophageal cancer. Northern Dutchess Hospital marshals the full spectrum of nonsurgical and surgical solutions to address GERD. These include the latest advance in treatment: the LINX Reflux Management System.


Vassar Brothers Medical Center and Health Quest Make Comprehensive Head and Neck Cancer Care Available Locally

Few malignancies are more complex or require a greater level of interdisciplinary cooperation than head and neck cancers. The addition of maxillofacial, head and neck surgical oncologist Al Haitham Al Shetawi, MD, DMD, to the Vassar Brothers Medical Center and Health Quest team allows patients with those malignancies to receive comprehensive, personalized, multispecialty care in the Mid-Hudson Valley.


Victoria Lent, MD: The Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program at Helen Hayes Hospital

The specialists and subspecialists in the CARF-accredited Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program at Helen Hayes Hospital leverage comprehensive, personalized therapies, advanced technologies, and wide-ranging psychological and other support services to generate excellent outcomes!


Health Quest: Advanced Spine Care across the Mid-Hudson

Offering an expansive range of minimally invasive and open procedures, as well as conservative treatments, Health Quest supports robust spine programs at each of its hospitals, making high-quality care locally available to patients.