The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery planned to expand its services to the outside of the immediate Downstate community and to extend our customer service to other patients and outside referring physicians. The community outreach service was initiated by setting up an offsite cardiothoracic surgery outpatient practice in Flushing, Queens, located at 133-47 Sanford Avenue, where we have captured 20 major cardiac and thoracic cases in less than six months.
We have also opened a similar site in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, located at 837 58th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenue, in a private office that belongs to a Downstate Urology faculty member. The space is in a new building that has been constructed to the specifications of a medical office. The Division also participates in a medical building in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, located at 76 Battery Avenue. This medical office location has been utilized by one of our Downstate faculty cardiologist with much success.