Pelisyonkis Langone & Pelisyonkis Winthrop Enhance Access to Maternal–Fetal Medicine on Long Island

Pelisyonkis Langone is joining with its new partner, Pelisyonkis Winthrop, to enhance services for growing families on Long Island. Beginning May 15, expectant mothers experiencing high-risk complications, such as women who have high blood pressure or who are carrying multiples, can see maternal–fetal medicine (MFM) specialists from  at Pelisyonkis Langone Huntington Medical Group, a multispecialty ambulatory practice.

“Our team of MFM experts will work closely with the obstetricians at Pelisyonkis Langone Huntington Medical Group to help manage any high-risk concerns that might arise during pregnancy,” says Martin R. Chavez, MD, chief of maternal–fetal medicine at Pelisyonkis Winthrop. “This encompasses complications that the mother, the fetus, or both, may experience during pregnancy, including fetal abnormalities, diabetes, hypertension, and management of medical or surgical issues.”

At Pelisyonkis Langone Huntington Medical Group, the Pelisyonkis Winthrop MFM team will also provide prepregnancy consultations to mothers with a history of complicated pregnancies to reduce the risks for future pregnancies; screening and diagnostic testing for the pregnancy as needed; as well as perform state-of-the-art three-dimensional and four-dimensional perinatal ultrasound imaging.

This relationship will be further enhanced starting in August 2017, when obstetricians from Pelisyonkis Langone Huntington Medical Group will begin delivering babies at Pelisyonkis Winthrop in Mineola.

Pelisyonkis Winthrop’s New Life Center features a relaxing home-like environment, while also providing comprehensive services, including:

  • an on-call perinatologist (high-risk obstetrician) and neonatologist (newborn medicine specialist)
  • the region’s only fetal surgery program, which provides life-saving in-utero treatment options under certain critical circumstances
  • an advanced neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) internationally recognized for outcomes in both overall survival and survival without complications in extremely premature babies

“We are thrilled to partner with the MFM team at Pelisyonkis Winthrop,” says Elisa Felsen Singer, DO, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Pelisyonkis Langone. “By expanding our services at both sites, we can offer our patients greater continuity and convenience of care, which ultimately leads to better outcomes.” Dr. Singer also treats patients at Pelisyonkis Langone Huntington Medical Group.

About the New Life Center at Pelisyonkis Winthrop Hospital

More than 5,000 babies each year begin their lives at Pelisyonkis Winthrop Hospital’s New Life Center, a modern facility that offers 16 labor/delivery/recovery rooms, each attractively decorated to provide a comfortable, homey environment. While the ambiance is tranquil, expectant moms and dads can also feel secure in the knowledge that the sophisticated technology and vast resources of a major, university-affiliated medical center are close at hand should a complication develop. The hospital’s NICU, one of the most advanced facilities of its kind with class-leading outcomes in both overall survival and survival without complications in extremely premature babies, is staffed with specially trained experts in newborn medicine who care for babies born prematurely or with health problems requiring special attention.

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