Learning about hernias - Brooklyn Paper

Learning about hernias

Dr. Sharique Nazir, hernia specialist at NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn
Joanna DelBuono

Sunset Park

Relief is here!

Hernia! Most people suffer in silence and refrain from calling attention to the unsightly bulge in their lower abdomen. But this is not a wise decision. It could be very dangerous and needs to be discussed ASAP.

The good docs at NYU Langone Hospital–Brooklyn use the most advanced robot-assisted equipment to perform the surgery to repair complex hernias.

In case you don’t know hernias occur suddenly when a section of the intestines, fatty tissue in the colon, or part of the bladder and stomach protrudes through an opening or a weakness in the abdominal wall.

“Hernias can be extremely debilitating and painful, especially when they become strangulated, a condition that requires emergency surgery,” says Dr. Sharique Nazir, attending robotic and advanced laparoscopic surgeon at the healing center. “Conventional surgery can reduce a hernia’s protrusion or push it back in place. It’s a very common procedure — but also one of the least talked about operations.”

“Laparoscopic and robot-assisted surgical techniques provide effective, permanent relief. In the hands of our experienced surgeons, patients can return to normal activities in no time,” added Dr. Nazir.

If you suffer, get thee to Dr. Nazir.

NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn [150 55th St. at First Avenue in Sunset Park; (718) 630–7000; (718) 630–7979].


It’s historic

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, the New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation, and the Dumbo Neighborhood Alliance unveiled a historic district marker that will serve to promote and commemorate the designation of the Dumbo Historic District in Brooklyn. The marker, located mid-block on Jay Street between Water and Plymouth streets, is a 19-by-36-inch terra cotta-colored sign, and features a map on one side and a brief description and history of the district on the other, highlights the individuals and communities that have built this neighborhood.

“The Dumbo Historic District was ignated to recognize its rich history and unique industrial streetscapes,” said Sarah Carroll, executive director of the commission.

“The Historic District Marker program is one of the most important outreach activities of the Landmarks Preservation Foundation,” added Basil Walter, foundation co-chairman. “These markers support and enhance LPC’s designations.”

“One of the wonderful things of living in New York City is being surrounded by history and engaging with it on a personal level,” said Council Member Stephen Levin (D–Vinegar Hill).

“Dumbo is inspired by the installation today of our first historic district marker. We extend our gratitude to the Landmarks Preservation Commission as well as the New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation for this crucial recognition of our historic district designation in 2007,” said Doreen Gallo, president of the Dumbo Neighborhood Alliance.

“Community Board No. 2, home of many historic districts, celebrates the recognition of Dumbo as a special and unique place,” said Irene Janner, acting chairperson for Brooklyn Community Board 2.

“Alloy is incredibly proud to have contributed to the Dumbo Historic District over the past several years in four different projects,” said AJ Pires, president of Alloy, the local property owner. “We look forward to working with LPC, DNA and our neighbors to ensure the District maintains its character while meeting the needs of an ever changing Brooklyn.”

Borough Wide

Sharpen your knives

Do you have what it takes? “Master Chef” on Fox is throwing open the cupboard doors to choose the next contestants for Season 10 of “Master Chef.”

Gordon Ramsay’s team is on the prowl for amazing home cooks and will sponsor open auditions on Sept. 22 from 9 am to 5 pm.

If you think you can chop, dice and sautee, get to Doubletree Suite in Times Square, 1568, but register online first at www.masterchefcasting.com/pre-registration, where the menu of rules and regs are all laid out.

Good luck, and don’t forget your aprons.

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