Surgery

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.


Jason Sperling, MD, Teams with Vassar Brothers Medical Center to Offer Comprehensive Thoracic Aortic Care

The newly established Vassar Aorta Program based at Health Quest’s flagship, Vassar Brothers Medical Center, and led by Jason Sperling, MD, is a regional destination for the diagnosis, long-term management and surgical treatment of thoracic aortic disease.


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.


NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital: A Resource for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Digestive Healthcare Procedures

NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital is expanding the breadth of its gastrointestinal services to ensure patients throughout the region have access to the latest non-surgical procedures and, when indicated, surgical intervention.


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.


Patients with Chronic Headaches Benefit from Interdisciplinary Care at Westchester Medical Center

At Westchester Medical Center (WMC), the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), clinicians representing a variety of specialties collaborate to pinpoint the causes of, and provide patients lasting relief from, chronic headaches.


Health Quest Expands and Advances Bariatric Surgery Services across the Hudson River Valley

Establishing a community bariatric surgery center at Northern Dutchess Hospital and pursuing recognition as a Comprehensive Bariatric Center at Putnam Hospital Center, Health Quest is building on its commitment to providing high-quality, conveniently located bariatric care to patients from throughout the region. The work of Brian Richard Binetti, MD, FACS, bariatric surgeon at Health Quest Medical Practice and Medical Director of the Bariatric Program at Northern Dutchess Hospital, stands on the strong foundation of Health Quest’s bariatric surgery program at Putnam Hospital Center. Anthony Maffei*, MD, FACS, Medical Director of the Bariatric Surgery Program at Putnam Hospital Center and Assistant Professor of Surgery at New York Medical College, has guided the program’s development since 2011.


Brain & Spine Surgeons of New York: Providing Leading-edge Care across a Broad Region

The recent expansion of Brain & Spine Surgeons of New York (BSSNY) unites the high-level expertise of a growing cadre of specialists in a single practice, significantly widening BSSNY’s geographic reach and making it the largest neurosurgical provider in the Hudson Valley.


Martin and Toni Sosnoff Pavilion Ushers in New Era of Care at Northern Dutchess Hospital

Featuring the latest surgical technology, as well as oversized, suite-style patient rooms, the Martin and Toni Sosnoff Pavilion at Northern Dutchess Hospital was built to provide patients in the Hudson Valley with a higher quality of care.


Connecting the Pathways: Expansive Neurology Services at MidHudson Regional Hospital and Within the Westchester Medical Center Health Network

Within the human brain, a series of neural pathways links each lobe and cortex, supporting an electrochemical process that turns signals into movement and sensory information into thoughts and actions. In much the same way, the neurology specialists at MidHudson Regional Hospital are connected to all of the neurology services within the Westchester Medical Center Health Network — for patient care, turning a community hospital into an academic center, a hub for research and clinical trials, and an advanced Neuroscience Center, all in Poughkeepsie.