NYU Langone Health has announced the opening of the first phase of NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Bay Ridge, a large multispecialty practice offering primary care and a wide variety of subspecialty services in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.
Physicians recently began treating orthopedic patients on the fourth floor of the new ambulatory care center, located at 6740 Fourth Avenue. Areas of specialty include hand and wrist surgery, hip and knee reconstruction, spine surgery, sports medicine, trauma surgery, and pain medicine. X-ray imaging also is available on the same floor.
“This large multispecialty ambulatory center is part of NYU Langone’s overall commitment to provide increased healthcare services in Brooklyn,” says Andrew W. Brotman, MD, senior vice president and vice dean for clinical affairs and strategy, and chief clinical officer at NYU Langone. “The total number of office visits to see NYU Langone physicians is more than six million. We need to provide more options directly in Brooklyn neighborhoods so patients have more convenient options for high level care.”
Over the next several months, NYU Langone will ramp up the location’s offerings, which by the end of summer 2018 will include an on-site imaging center providing MRI scans, CT scans, ultrasound imaging, and X-ray imaging, as well as primary and specialty office-based clinical care services, including the following:
- cardiology, including echocardiography stress tests, ultrasound, nuclear imaging, and other important cardiac diagnostic tests
- ear, nose, and throat (ENT)
- general breast surgery consultations and follow-up appointments
- obstetrics, gynecology, high-risk pregnancy care, and gynecologic oncology
- internal medicine
- reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery consultations and follow-up appointments
Ultimately, the new center will span 4 clinical floors and approximately 35,000 square feet.
NYU Langone expects to employ more than 60 physicians and other medical staff once NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Bay Ridge is fully operational.
Follow-up surgical procedures, if necessary, can also be performed in Brooklyn at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn or NYU Langone’s ambulatory surgery center in Midwood. More complex surgical cases can be performed at Tisch Hospital on NYU Langone’s main campus in Manhattan at 550 First Avenue. To minimize patients having to travel between boroughs, pre- and postsurgical appointments will be conveniently scheduled at NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Bay Ridge.
No matter where patients receive care across NYU Langone’s health system, physicians can retrieve up-to-date medical records and test results via Epic, the institution’s electronic health record system. Patients also are able to manage appointments, communicate with physicians, and remotely refill prescriptions through Epic’s patient portal, MyChart at NYU Langone Health.
NYU Langone is committed to bringing world-class medical care to patients where they live and work, with more than 230 ambulatory locations across the 5 boroughs and greater metropolitan area; more than a quarter of these locations are in Brooklyn.
Deborah (DJ) Haffeman