The department of otolaryngology at columbia recently opened a new office space at 3050 corlear avenue in the riverdale section of the bronx. The location features physician offices outfitted with brand new, state-of-the-art equipment.
Full-time audiology services for adults and children, including hearing testing and hearing aid fitting/dispensing, are offered by licensed audiologists. This new location, along with the increase in services at the nearby newyork-presbyterian/allen hospital, allows access to the same cutting-edge care available at the department’s midtown manhattan and medical center locations. For residents of upper manhattan, the west bronx including riverdale, and lower westchester county, columbia ent services are now just around the corner.
The site is conveniently located three blocks west of broadway and 231st st, which is serviced by the #1 subway line. It can also be easily reached by mta local bus line #bx1, 7, 9, 10, and 20 and mta express bus lines #bxm1, 2, and 18. In-building parking is also available for a nominal fee.
The department of otolaryngology—head and neck surgery has spearheaded a larger and more formalized multidisciplinary skull base tumor board. The board meets monthly at columbia university medical center and brings together skull base tumor experts to discuss optimal treatments for individual patients.
Complex tumors are discussed, including meningiomas, acoustic neuromas, pituitary tumors, and schwannomas. The board includes subspecialized otolaryngologists (anterior skull base, lateral skull base, head/neck surgical oncology, and facial plastic surgery), skull base and cerebrovascular neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, neuroradiologists, and neuropathologists. With this pooled experience, the tumor board is able to make patient-centered decisions that are less biased by a particular provider’s personal experience or specialty. The end result is more individualized and more advanced care.
Two new office practices have opened at columbiadoctors riverdale at 3050 corlear avenue. An april 12 kickoff of the expansion welcomed local physicians, who networked with our riverdale team.
“columbiadoctors is committed to continuing to expand the scope of our specialty and subspecialty clinical practice to better serve the riverdale/kingsbridge community,” said george a. “jack” cioffi, md, president of columbiadoctors.
In february 2016, columbiadoctors otolaryngology and audiology began seeing patients in their second-floor suite. Local audiologist flora holderbaum, aud, is now an assistant professor of audiology (in otolaryngology/head & neck surgery) at cumc. In the new practice, she will be collaborating with columbiadoctors otolaryngologists, drs. Lanny close, justin golub, and erik waldman, to provide treatment for adult and pediatric ent, hearing loss, and allergies and sinus problems, including hearing aids, plastic surgery, and ear implants.
In november 2015, a columbiadoctors multi-specialty office opened on the first floor. That practice features general obstetrics/gynecology, vascular surgery, and several pediatric specialties including allergy, endocrinology, rheumatology, cardiology, and gastroenterology.
The two new practices join the first columbiadoctors practice to open in this location, a multi-specialty medicine group on the second floor, which has been on corlear avenue since september of 2012 and includes cardiology, gastroenterology, pulmonary medicine, internal medicine, colorectal surgery and neurology. By july of 2016, endocrinology, rheumatology and nephrology will be added to this group.