Friday, January 29, 2021

Surgical robots help replace joints at Montefiore

Surgical robots help replace joints at Montefiore

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Montefiore Health System just launched its new Robotic Joint Replacement Program, led by Dr. Carlos Alvarado who recently joined the Department of Orthopedic Surgery.

Montefiore is one of the first programs in the area to utilize the new surgical robot called ROSA - Robotic Surgical Assistant.

Over one million total hip and total knee replacement procedures are performed each year in the United States. Dr. Alvarado, director of Robotic Hip and Knee Surgery, uses the new technology at Montefiore to make a 3D model of the patient’s bone anatomy by taking x-rays - as opposed to most robotic devices which require CT scans.

CT scans can be more costly and difficult to access, so by using x-rays, more patients may be eligible for this state of the art approach.

ROSA is used under the direction of the surgeon, to tailor the placement of each patient’s knee implant. The robotic arm is guided by the surgeon to help improve the precision of the surgery and reduce the need for revisions.

Montefiore has one of the highest volume joint replacement programs in our area, providing care for the most complex cases. Typically patients are able to return home the day after their surgery.

Friday, January 15, 2021

Where to get Covid-19 vaccines?

Where to get Covid-19 vaccines?

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January 15, 2021

As the number of eligible New Yorkers continues to expand, Mayor de Blasio announced that the City has opened 12 additional vaccine hubs across the five boroughs. The first two 24/7 mass vaccination sites opened at Bathgate in the Bronx and Brooklyn Army Terminal in Brooklyn.

“From our 24/7 mass vaccination sites, to the Vaccine Command Center, we are building the infrastructure we need to vaccinate the highest number of high-risk New Yorkers,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “We’re off to a good start, but with the freedom to vaccinate more New Yorkers and the supplies to get there, we could go even further.”

Where to get Covid-19 vaccines?
Mayor Bill de Blasio tours a mass vaccination site at NYC Health + Hospitals/ Bathgate in the Bronx. -Photos by Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office

Vaccine Hubs:

Hillcrest High School 

160-05 Highland Avenue


South Bronx Educational Campus 

701 St. Ann’s Avenue

Additional Vaccination Hubs

The City will open 12 additional vaccine hubs across the city beginning Saturday, January 16th. The hubs will be open from 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM, seven days a week.

Marta Valle Secondary School 145 Stanton Street Manhattan

Wadleigh Campus/I.S. 88 215 West 114 Street Manhattan

August Martin High School 156-10 Baisley Boulevard 


Beach Channel Educational Campus 100-00 Beach Channel Drive Queens

Hillcrest High School 160-05 Highland Avenue Queens

Aviation High School 45-30 36th Street Queens

Walton Educational School 2780 Reservoir Avenue Bronx

Adlai E. Stevenson High School 1980 Lafayette Avenue Bronx

South Bronx Educational Campus 701 Saint Ann's Avenue Bronx