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Neonatology

Pediatric Neonatology, Neonatal Treatment Services

The Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Cohen Children's Medical Center provides one of the largest and most advanced newborn intensive care services in the United States. Children are treated by our highly experienced neonatologists and pediatric and surgical subspecialists.

Lung Rescue
Newborns with life-threatening lung disorders may need specialized care and equipment. Our neonatal service provides the highest level of support in the region. Our faculty members have been leaders in the development of high-tech, advanced respiratory support for newborns with respiratory failure.

High Frequency Transport Ventilation
Our new high frequency transport ventilation system, the only one in the Northeast Corridor, offers the best form of lung support on transport. We have the capability of bringing a health promoting form of ventilation on transport. We can transport even our most challenged neonates on the best form of ventilation. We can move within or outside our hospitals.

Brain Rescue:
We are among the most experienced regional brain rescue centers. A very difficult birth process may decrease a baby's oxygen flow. Sometimes severe oxygen deprivation can lead to brain damage. Rapid but controlled brain and body cooling is sometimes able to prevent cerebral palsy, a form of brain damage.

Cardiovascular Surgery:
The Division of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery at Cohen Children's Medical Center is one of the largest volume pediatric cardiac programs in New York State, and the largest on Long Island. It is the primary center for pediatric cardiac surgical care in the North Shore-LIJ health system, and one of the largest not for profit health systems in the country. The division performs approximately 300 cardiac and thoracic procedures per year.

Regional Perinatal Centers/Outreach:
The best care for a newborn starts with excellent prenatal care of the mother. The maternal-fetal medicine and neonatology services at North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center have been designated as Regional Perinatal Centers (RPCs). The RPC at North Shore University Hospital supports Huntington Hospital, Southside Hospital, Glen Cove Hospital, Plainview Hospital, Franklin Hospital, and Forest Hills Hospital. The RPC at Long Island Jewish Medical Center supports St. John's Episcopal Hospital, Nassau University Hospital Center, Staten Island University Hospital and South Nassau Community Hospital.

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