Dr. Alexander Greenstein, MD

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Affiliation:

  • The Mount Sinai Health System, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Location:

  • Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice
  • 5 East 98th Street
  • New York, NY
  • 212-241-8679
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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Surgery:

    THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hearing music -- especially classical music -- may help cats relax during surgery, a new small study reports.

    The research included 12 female pet cats who were being spayed. The felines were outfitted with headphones while under anesthesia. They...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Thoracic Surgery:

    MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with a serious heart valve defect have less depression and anxiety after they undergo surgery to repair the problem, a new study finds.

    The research included people with severe mitral regurgitation, which occurs w...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Bariatric Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A less-popular type of weight loss surgery might actually lead to more weight loss than gastric bypass -- the currently favored form of obesity surgery. But, the trade-off seems to be more complications, new research suggests.

    A small comparative...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Surgery:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Report cards on the quality of surgical care provided by hospitals don't appear to benefit Medicare patients, a new study finds.

    The report cards have been issued under the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The same kind of laser that is used to remove tattoos may reduce scarring from acne, a small pilot study shows.

    Acne is the most common skin disease in the United States, according to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and another type of l...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cosmetology:

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Minimally invasive cosmetic procedures are nearly risk-free, a new study says.

    Researchers examined the results of more than 20,000 of these procedures -- such as fillers, neurotoxins and the use of laser and energy devices -- performed by 23 de...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Bariatric Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some people can't taste food as well after undergoing weight-loss surgery, but this side effect may help them shed more weight, new research suggests.

    The study included 88 severely obese people, average age 49, who underwent taste tests before...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- After weight-loss surgery, some patients may be at risk for developing severe headaches, a new study suggests.

    In a small number of people, the surgery was associated with a condition known as spontaneous intracranial hypotension -- or low blo...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery patients who have the irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation may be at heightened risk of stroke for months after their operation, a new study finds.

    Atrial fibrillation affects more than 33 million people worldwide, and doctors...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The largest maker of a surgical tool that has shown an increased risk of spreading undetected cancers in women has said it will withdraw its device from the market.

    In a letter that was to be sent to all of its customers Thursday, Johnson & ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Thoracic Surgery:

    THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Recovery time after surgery may be reduced for patients taking the cholesterol-lowering medications known as statins, according to a new study.

    The study's Irish researchers suspect that the drugs may affect the body's inflammatory response, red...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Urogynecology:

    WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery appears to have an additional side benefit -- it may improve urinary incontinence symptoms in women, according to a new study.

    The study found that nearly half of women in a weight-loss surgery program reported having incont...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Surgery:

    TUESDAY, July 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Less aggressive treatment will likely lead to better outcomes for people having their gallbladders removed, according to a pair of new studies.

    One study found that people with gallstones do better if doctors just remove their gallbladder, instead...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    TUESDAY, June 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research finds that weight-loss surgery is more helpful to obese patients with type 2 diabetes over the long term than regular care is.

    "This important study demonstrates what many of us in weight-loss surgery have suspected for years: That f...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Surgery:

    WEDNESDAY, June 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Compared to diet and lifestyle changes, gastric bypass surgery appears to be the clear winner in helping obese people with type 2 diabetes lose weight and even rid themselves of the disease, new studies show.

    The findings "further confirm that g...Full Article