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  • Robotic Acid Reflux Surgery: A Cure For Chronic Heartburn

    Robotic Acid Reflux Surgery: A Cure For Chronic Heartburn

    An uncomfortable digestive disorder affecting more than three million Americans annually, acid reflux disease is often considered just another annoying, everyday irritation. However, in advanced cases of the disease, more than simple medication and lifestyle changes are required to provide relief.Acid reflux, also called gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD, occurs in the area ...

  • Advanced Laparoscopic Weight Loss Surgery Gives New Life To Westchester Residents

    Advanced Laparoscopic Weight Loss Surgery Gives New Life To Westchester Residents

    When Kerri was diagnosed with sleep apnea due in large part to her growing weight, she realized it was time to get serious about her health."I was diagnosed with sleep apnea and decided bariatric surgery was the only way to improve my health," she said. "I’m a single mother [and] have an eight-year-old daughter I need to be around for. I need to be healthy."When ...

  • Not Just A Man's Disease: Northern Westchester Hospital Tackles COPD

    Not Just A Man's Disease: Northern Westchester Hospital Tackles COPD

    While it's often associated with middle-aged males who have developed lifelong tobacco habits, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease -- or COPD -- is affecting a specific segment of society at an alarming rate: women.With the recent death of former First Lady Barbara Bush, the deadly lung disease that plagues more than seven million American women each year is now in the spotlight.The ...

  • NWH Showcases Next Generation Of Healthcare Careers

    NWH Showcases Next Generation Of Healthcare Careers

    High school students across Westchester County will have the chance to learn firsthand about careers in healthcare and medicine thanks to a unique workshop hosted by one of the area's premier care centers.On Wednesday, May 23, Northern Westchester Hospital and its staff will host its first annual Medical Career Day to expose high school students to the wide range of opportunities ...

  • NWH Physical Therapy Adds A Human Touch To Healing

    NWH Physical Therapy Adds A Human Touch To Healing

    After dealing with severe neck, shoulder and back pain for three months, Andrew, a Northern Westchester Hospital patient, knew it was time to seek treatment. "I wasn't able to do the things I wanted to do," he said. "It was alienating me from my friends, my social life and affecting my overall mood."After consulting with a doctor who diagnosed a pinched nerve in his ...

  • For Mother And Child: Northern Westchester Hospital Offers Twice The Care

    For Mother And Child: Northern Westchester Hospital Offers Twice The Care

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Saving one life is an incredible feat, but safely ensuring the survival of two requires a different kind of expertise. When Gina was diagnosed with colon cancer just days after learning she was pregnant with her third child, she began the search for a doctor who would not only consider her own safety, but also the wellbeing of her unborn baby."Dr. Jerald ...

  • On Par: Learn How To Avoid Injury At NWH's Golf Health Lecture

    On Par: Learn How To Avoid Injury At NWH's Golf Health Lecture

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Even if you aren't competing in The Masters this April, it's still important to stay in top shape. Between bending, flexing and rotating, playing a round of golf can take a surprising toll on your body. That's why Northern Westchester Hospital is hosting a unique lecture designed to educate and inform area golfers on how to maximize time on the course and avoid a ...

  • NWH's Da Vinci Surgery Offers Unparalleled Kidney Care

    NWH's Da Vinci Surgery Offers Unparalleled Kidney Care

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- For those who need surgery to treat dangerous kidney tumors and cancers, receiving life-changing care shouldn't have to mean extended hospital stays followed by weeks of recovery before returning to daily routines. Thanks to the innovative robot-assisted surgeries available at Northern Westchester Hospital, it doesn't have to."We use the da Vinci Robotic System ...

  • NWH Combines Compassion And Care For Chronic Wound Patients

    NWH Combines Compassion And Care For Chronic Wound Patients

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- After undergoing intestinal surgery, returning to everyday life may depend on how quickly the surgical wound heals. Some patients, like Mort Axelrod, must adjust to life with a stoma. But thanks to The Wound Care Center at Northern Westchester Hospital, they don't need to adapt alone.A stoma is a medical incision, usually made in the abdomen, which allows for the ...

  • NWH's Wound Care Program Helps Patients Heal Inside And Out

    NWH's Wound Care Program Helps Patients Heal Inside And Out

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- After most invasive medical procedures, rest is crucial to making a full recovery. But what happens when despite best efforts, surgical wounds don't heal properly or need extra attention? That's where the doctors and staff at Northern Westchester Hospital's Wound Care Clinic come in.Following treatment for colorectal cancer, Mort knew he needed specialized wound ...

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