Mount Sinai Opens World-Class Thyroid Center in Union Square
Mount Sinai Health System has announced the opening of the Mount Sinai Thyroid Center at Mount Sinai Union Square. The new facility is the first and only center in Manhattan, and in the Northeast, to offer comprehensive thyroid care in a single location.
The new Thyroid Center provides multidisciplinary treatment to ensure an accurate diagnosis and the best possible treatment. Endocrinologists, surgeons (from general surgery and otolaryngology), radiologists, and pathologists are located under one roof and work together to create specialized treatment plans and seamlessly coordinate treatment. Lab tests, ultrasound, and biopsies are done on the spot to ensure quick diagnosis and expedite therapy.
Terry Davies, MD, the Florence and Theodore Baumritter Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Bone Disease) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, will co-direct the Mount Sinai Thyroid Center with Maria Brito, MD, an Assistant Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Bone Disease) at the Icahn School of Medicine.
“We are excited to have renowned experts in all disciplines of thyroid care under one roof to provide simplified and seamless treatment for patients to ultimately improve their experience,” says Dr. Brito. Adds Dr. Davies, “It is one-stop shopping, which is what we all want when we go to the doctor. If your physician says you need to see another specialist, it’s nice if he or she is in the next room.”
Mount Sinai continues to expand its offerings in the neighborhood, which is accessible by more than 10 subways, buses and an elaborate Citi Bike network. In Fall 2017, Mount Sinai opened the Urgent Care Center on the second floor of 10 Union Square East.
The Mount Sinai Thyroid Center will lead breakthrough research in both clinical and lab settings. Having multidisciplinary physicians in one location will help enhance the understanding of thyroid disease by conducting new clinical trials. By combining their expertise, doctors hope to make discoveries about the biology of thyroid cancer and drive advances in managing this condition. They will also analyze outcomes of new, advanced surgical techniques.