Patient Success Story
NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi Surgeons Give Afghan Girl A Bigger Smile
As a result of a childhood fall from a bridge in her native Kabul, Afghanistan, 16-year-old Wahida Sher-Agha has spent half of her life unable to smile, laugh, or eat solid foods without pain. With the bones in her jaw nearly welded shut and after attempts by Afghani doctors to correct the condition proved unsuccessful, Wahida was left with little hope for the future.
Read Wahida’s Story (in PDF)
Surgical and Specialty Services
- Anesthesiology & Pain Management
A team of highly trained anesthesiologists with diversified experience. Specialty expertise includes pediatric anesthesiology and cardiac anesthesiology. Service provides BIS monitoring for all cases, and an acute Pain Management Service for monitoring, managing, and controlling postoperative pain.
- Bariatric Surgery
Our skilled bariatric surgeons carry on Jacobi’s proud tradition of leadership in the field of safe, effective surgery for weight loss in qualified obese patients. Today we are regional leaders in performing minimally invasive bariatric surgery – the very safest available. Our Center of Excellence status reflects the highest level of quality, safety, and successful outcomes… outcomes so outstanding, we’re publishing them. Our team of surgeons, nutritionists, psychologists, physicians, and support staff goes beyond the norm in offering caring support throughout your weight loss journey. We offer the gastric bypass, sleeve, gastrectomy, and adjustable gastric banding. To learn more Click Here
- Breast Surgery
Offers the full spectrum of care from breast biopsies to lumpectomies and mastectomies and reconstruction. Multidisciplinary team of breast surgeons, plastic surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, social workers, and patient navigators provide coordinated care.
- Burn Unit & Outpatient Burn Care
At the renowned Jacobi Burn Service, even the most severe burns are in the best of hands. Founded more than 40 years ago, this service is known nationwide as a highly respected, veteran leader in burn care. With 200 discharges and 1,400 ambulatory visits annually, the service provides initial lifesaving intervention, critical care, surgical reconstruction, rehabilitation, and outpatient specialty follow up, as well as teaching and burn research.
- Craniomaxillofacial Surgical Institute
The Jacobi CSI, or Craniomaxillofacial Surgical Institute, represents a unique, multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of all types of serious head and neck diseases or conditions. These include traumatic injuries from assaults, gunshot wounds, vehicular accidents and the like, neoplastic conditions involving benign and malignant tumors, and congenital problems such as cleft palates.
Our Department of Dentistry prides itself on providing a full service program for every member of your family. We offer General Dentistry, including regular exams, diagnostic x-rays, and cleaning, and provide superior care for children by emergency pediatric dentists. We offer expert interventions for cavities, implants, crown and bridge procedures; cosmetic procedures including laminates and tooth whitening; and all oral surgical procedures. In addition, we provide round-the-clock dental emergency care through our emergency dental clinic. Our providers are experts in a host of pain management options to minimize anxiety and make each patient’s experience as comfortable as possible.
- Orthopaedic Surgery
Expert trauma and elective procedures for spine care, fractures, adult reconstruction, and pediatric orthopaedic procedures (fractures, bone diseases, tumors, scoliosis), using minimally invasive techniques.
- Sports Medicine & Joint Reconstruction
- Trauma Surgery
We are a Level 1 designated Trauma Center, and the only Pediatric Trauma Center in the Bronx or southern Westchester.
Treatment for prostate cancer, penile cancer, testicular cancer, bladder cancer, and renal cell carcinoma. Quality of life improvements such as treatment for female incontinence and male erectile dysfunction, bladder outlet obstruction, urodynamic studies, endoscopic procedures, outpatient service for voiding dysfunction.