NEW YORK, NY, (February 2010) -- Several cutting-edge otolaryngology and ophthalmology procedures performed by leading specialists at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary were filmed for the Channel One program, “Health («Здоровье») with Elena Malysheva, MD,” the most watched health show on Russian-language television. Channel One has more than 100 million viewers around the globe, including North America, Australia, Eastern and Western Europe, Africa and the Middle East, as well as Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries, whose participating members are the former Soviet republics.
The project was initiated by Daniel I. Branovan, MD, medical director of the NYEE Thyroid Center, and NYEE is the first US hospital to be featured on the Health Show.
About the Show
Several segments will be shown over a period of weeks, beginning February 28. Procedures and the NYEE medical staff involved include:
Management of hoarseness and voice disorders: Michael Pitman, MD
Auricular reconstruction and restoration of hearing: Christopher Linstrom, MD, Anthony Sclafani, MD
Management of sinus disease: Steven Schaefer, MD, Daniel Branovan, MD
Snoring/sleep apnea: Gennady Ukrainsky, MD
Thyroid cancer/Project Chernobyl: Daniel Branovan, MD
Advances in retina surgery: Uri Shabto, MD
Advances in cornea transplants: David Ritterband, MD
Management of difficult glaucoma patient: Robert Ritch, MD, Celso Tello, MD
Management of Grave’s disease/Orbital decompression: Elizabeth Maher, MD, Robert Della Rocca, MD
About Channel One
In the ten years since its launch, the international version of Channel One has become the most upscale and well known Russian-language TV channel in the world. In addition to Russia, Channel One is viewed 24 hours a day in North America, Australia, Eastern and Western Europe, Africa and the Middle East. For the convenience of European and North American viewers, the network produces two versions adapted to time zones in these regions.
In the New York area, Channel One is on channel 522 of Time Warner Cable. In Canada, it is channel 886 on Rogers Cable.
If you are a reporter seeking an interview with a doctor at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, please contact Jean Thomas, at (212) 979-4274.
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