Patients in Brooklyn and on Long Island seeking reproductive endocrinology, infertility, and obstetrics and gynecology care now have several new options through NYU Langone Health.
Patients can now make appointments at NYU Langone Reproductive Specialists of New York in Mineola, West Islip, and Stony Brook on Long Island, and in Brooklyn Heights.
Women are increasingly delaying childbirth until their late 30s and early 40s, which for many is when they notice a dramatic decline in their fertility. In fact, according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, approximately 65 percent of women over the age of 40 struggle with fertility problems. Yet, more people are waiting to have kids until they are older.
In combination with a growing awareness of options such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) and egg freezing, fertility services have become an integral part of reproductive health for many women. Last year, NYU Langone Reproductive Specialists of New York—one of the largest and most experienced fertility centers in the New York metro area—saw more than 5,000 new patients.
“NYU Langone has a longstanding commitment to advancing fertility-related scientific discovery and delivery of care,” says Andrew W. Brotman, MD, senior vice president and vice dean for clinical affairs and strategy and chief clinical officer at NYU Langone Health. “We’re excited to further expand access to our high-quality fertility services for patients seeking assistance in having a child who live or work outside of Manhattan.”
About NYU Langone Reproductive Specialists of New York
The NYU Langone Reproductive Specialists of New York locations are equipped to facilitate blood work, ultrasounds, egg retrievals, and embryo transfers, which are offered at their Mineola location seven days a week. They also offer same-day endocrine and ultrasound results.
Advanced fertility treatment techniques are provided in a supportive environment and include cycles with intrauterine insemination (IUI), IVF, cryopreservation of eggs, sperm, and embryos, frozen embryo transfer, and more. Fertility preservation services for elective and medical reasons are also available. Other conditions physicians treat include tubal disease, such as blocked or damaged fallopian tubes, recurrent pregnancy loss, endometriosis, and hormone imbalances, such as polycystic ovary syndrome and thyroid and prolactin disorders.
Caring for a diverse population of patients, the physician team is multilingual and accepts multiple commercial health insurance plans.
A number of staff have been with the practice, previously known as Reproductive Specialists of New York, since it was founded in 1997, and many members of the care team are multilingual as well.
Linda Sung, MD, one of the lead physicians at NYU Langone Reproductive Specialists of New York, is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at NYU School of Medicine and has been the director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Fertility at NYU Winthrop Hospital in Mineola for many years. A well-respected leader in the field, Dr. Sung is double board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, as well as reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Her interests include infertility, polycystic ovarian syndrome, fertility preservation, treatment of adolescent menstrual irregularities, and reproductive-related surgeries.
“This is an exciting step in the history of our practice,” says Dr. Sung. “Our partnership with NYU Langone means our patients now have greater access to a wide network of medical expertise, which will enable us to provide enhanced comprehensive care.”
Expectant mothers who receive treatment at NYU Langone Reproductive Specialists of New York, part of NYU Langone’s faculty group practice network, can have the option to deliver their babies locally at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn or NYU Winthrop Hospital. Both provide comprehensive maternal and child care services, including maternal–fetal medicine and neonatology, if needed.
Deborah “DJ” Haffeman