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Columbia’s Carmen and John Thain Center for Prenatal Pediatrics is now offering fetal intervention to repair myelomeningocele, a form of spina bifida associated with a wide range of complications including early death, paralysis, and bowel and bladder dysfunction. Prenatal intervention has been shown to significantly improve myelomeningocele outcomes by decreasing the need for cerebrospinal fluid shunting and improving motor function.
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What's New in the Department of Surgery

NYP/Columbia Welcomes World Leader in Valve Surgery

Vinayat (Vinnie) Bapat, MD, a world-renowned surgeon with expertise in open heart and minimally-invasive valve surgery, and a pioneer of transcatheter devices, has joined the faculty at NYP/Columbia.
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It is difficult to cope with the death anniversary of a loved one. For Sue Mirza, it is hard to fathom that 10 years has passed since her husband, Muzzi’s death. But the opportunity to celebrate his memory with family and friends every year in the name of philanthropy gives Sue a reason to smile. This year’s annual Muzzi Invitational event will be held on September 12th at Burning Tree Country Club (120 Perkins Rd, Greenwich, CT 06830). Muzzi’s family and friends will spend the day enjoying two of Muzzi’s favorite activities-golf and cocktail parties.
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NYP/Columbia is a national leader in surgical techniques and innovative treatments for all forms of breast cancer offering the most comprehensive multidisciplinary care available for this disease. As of October 2017 Dr. Roshni Rao will direct the Clinical Breast Surgery program. Dr. Lisa Wiechmann recently joined our surgical team working with Drs. Margaret Chen and Bret Taback at the Columbia campus in uptown and midtown Manhattan while Dr. Michelle Azu brings our expertise to NYP/Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville, New York.
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What's New in the Department of Surgery

HeartMate 3™ Mechanical Assist Device FDA-Approved

Thanks in large part to the leadership of Columbia’s Cardiac Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support Programs, a new left ventricular assist device, the Heartmate 3™ LVAD is now FDA approved.
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What's New in the Department of Surgery

Columbia Launches Women’s Lung and Health Center

A growing number of non-smoking women, many of them young, contract lung cancer every year and are often diagnosed with an advanced stage malignancy. This fall, NYP/Columbia opened the Women’s Lung and Health Center, one of only two programs in the nation to serve this under-recognized patient population.
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What's New in the Department of Surgery

Expanding Our Expertise in Vascular Surgery

Virendra (V) Patel, MD, MPH, a national expert in the field of vascular surgery, has joined NYP/Columbia as Chief of Vascular Surgery and Co-director of The Aortic Program. He was also named Associate Professor of Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center.
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What's New in the Department of Surgery

Vascular Testing Accreditation for NYP/Columbia

Columbia Doctors Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory has earned accreditation from the IAC (Intersocietal Accreditation Commission) on Vascular Testing. IAC accreditation is also given to medical centers dedicated to continuous advancement in this field.
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Blog & Newsletter

Build a Better Smoothie

Nothing’s better than a cold, refreshing smoothie on a hot summer day. Smoothies can be nutrient-dense powerhouse’s custom tailored to meet your specific health needs. Need extra protein? Add some protein powder or Greek yogurt.
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