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Frances Breen, surrounded by Dr. Riina (left) and Dr. Simpson (right) and her family.

Girl Makes Miraculous Recovery With the Help of LIPSG Physicians

A 7-year-old Sea Cliff girl severely burned on Easter Sunday returned to Nassau University Medical Center on Tuesday to thank the staff who cared for her during a hospital stayed that lasted almost two months. Frances Breen and her family presented two bronze plaques to the burn center and the ... Continue Reading


Real Patient Stories: Advocacy for Awareness

Desiree is a breast cancer survivor, and a patient of Dr. Michael Dobryansky. For breast cancer awareness month, her company, NBTY Inc, shared her story to inspire others and to express their pride in her strength and positivity. Desiree is an advocate for yearly mammograms, and shares her story in ... Continue Reading

Lori and family at the Mets playoff game last year.

Real Patient Stories: A Healthy Outlook

“I never thought it would happen. Not in a million years.” –Lori, Breast Cancer Survivor   Lori knew the damage that breast cancer could do. She had seen friends struggle and, as the founder of the celebrity news website cupidspulse.com, she had covered stories of survivors like Giuliana Rancic and ... Continue Reading


Checking In with Diana – Patient Success Story

No one is happy when accidents happen, but when they do happen we’re there to help. One thing that does make us happy is seeing our patients recover and go on to do great things! We love catching up with former patients to check in on their progress. When Diana ... Continue Reading

Emma today.

In Support of Emma’s Smile

Emma is a patient of Dr. Rachel Ruotolo. We are sharing her mom Lorie's letter in support of the Tesoriere family's efforts to raise both funding and awareness for cleft lip and palate through Emma's Smile.   To Whom It May Concern, My name is Lorie Tesoriere, ... Continue Reading

Baby Caelyn today.

Real Patient Stories: Born Brave

“As a parent, you can feel very powerless. But you have to be an advocate for your child.” –Catherine, Mom to Caelyn.  Large or giant Omphaloceles occur in 1 out of every 10,000 live births[1]. Even though Catherine worked in an emergency room, she had never heard of Omphalocele until ... Continue Reading

Jesse before eye lid surgery, and after eyelid surgery on her wedding day.

Real Patient Stories: Picture Perfect

“I smiled for the camera all day long. I took hundreds of pictures—and I loved every one of them.” –Jessica, 58 Jessica’s wedding day wasn’t what she imagined—it was better. It was the ... Continue Reading

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Following up with Diana, The Face of Dr.STITCH

When Diana was 11 years old, she needed stitches after she fell during ballet class when she was rehearsing on a wooden staircase. Diana was photographed in our office in May of 2014 at a follow up visit. Fast forward to present day, Diana is now 13 and in her ... Continue Reading

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