Dr. David Staffenberg invited Rabbi Shlomo Braun for an extensive tour of the state-of-the-art Reconstructive Center located on 305 East 33rd Street earlier this month. Dr. Staffenberg is Professor; Chief Division of Pediatric Surgery Departments of Plastic Surgery and Pediatric (Face) at the NYU Langone Medical Center. (http://plastic-surgery.med.nyu.edu/patient-care/craniofacial-center-pediatric)
It was a very humbling experience to get a tour of all the operating rooms in the different departments of the pediatric and adult Craniofacial Centers, Craniofacial Dental Center, Cleft Lip and Palate Center Aesthetic Surgery Centers as well as the Hemangioma and Vascular Malformations Center and the Microtia and Ear Anomaly Center, said Rabbi Braun. I was amazed at the immaculate surroundings and the friendly atmosphere where the professional and clerical staff was still in full service after hours.
Dr. Staffenberg then showed Rabbi Braun the beautifully designed toy room in the waiting area with paintings from a celebrity who dedicated his art in the room where his child now plays during post-operating appointments.
When Dr. Staffenberg escorted Rabbi Braun to the conference room he explained how much coordination is involved between the Neurosurgeons, Dentists and other specialized medical staff when they meet in the conference room before surgery to view the files and make the necessary arrangements for surgery, post-surgery and therapies for their satisfied patients.
Rabbi Braun then handed a beautiful album to Dr. David Staffenberg with photos of his colleagues, family and friends who attended the Aleh Foundation Annual Dinner where he received the Physician of the Year Award at the Museum of Jewish Heritage.
The Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery (IRPS) was founded in 1955 with the support of the National Foundation of Facial Reconstruction to
provide comprehensive care in a multidisciplinary setting for patients requiring plastic surgery services. It is housed in a new state-of-the-art facility that contains Centers of Excellence, faculty clinical offices and full service outpatient operating rooms. All of the attending staff holds NYU School of Medicine academic appointments. The Institute conducts one of the largest plastic surgery educational programs in the world. The Institute research program has made major contributions in the areas of transplantation, wound healing, craniofacial biology, computer graphics and distraction osteogenesis.
The Pediatric Craniofacial Center, http://www.med.nyu.edu/biosketch/staffd1000 using an interdisciplinary team approach, provides comprehensive surgical, medical, dental and psychosocial treatment to infants and children with congenital or acquired craniofacial conditions. Comprehensive care is provided to patients with deformational plagiocephaly, non-syndromic craniosynostosis (coronal, sagittal, metopic, lambdoid), syndromic craniosynostosis (Apert, Crouzon, Pfeiffer, Saethre-Chotzen, craniofrontonasal dysplasia), Treacher Collins and Nager syndromes, craniofacial microsomia (aka, hemifacial microsomia) and
Goldenhar syndrome, Robin sequence (aka, Pierre Robin sequence), and facial clefts by our team of medical, surgical, dental and psychosocial specialists. The physicians of the team hold faculty appointments at the NYU Langone Medical Center. Our patients are closely followed from infancy, through childhood, adolescence and young adulthood, until completion of their facial growth and final treatment. The complex needs of both the patient and their family (parents, siblings and grandparents) are always considered and incorporated into our plan of care.
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