Local medical center implements new breast cancer identifying technology

EMU_Logo_HealthEMU Health in Glendale, Queens is now using the SAVI SCOUT® surgical guidance system; innovative technology that allows their Radiologists to more accurately pinpoint lesions prior to surgery.

This new, sophisticated technology helps surgeons with tumor localization, surgical planning, surgical guidance, and confirmation of the tissue to be removed.


“The Savi Scout surgical guidance system allows surgeons to pinpoint a lesion with more accuracy prior to surgery, while also alleviating the need for a patient to visit radiology on the morning of surgery,” said Efrat Yaish, Chief Medical Officer of EMU Health in Glendale.

The SAVI SCOUT® uses radar technology and guides the surgeon to precisely target the breast tissue during a lumpectomy or excisional biopsy procedure, plan the incision and direct surgery. The end result is a smoother, simpler and more efficient day of surgery.

Top doctors in NYC practice at EMU Health Center; a modern healthcare facility offering  various multi-specialty health services, such as Radiology, Women’s Health / OBGYN, Orthopedics,

You can contact EMU Health to learn more or schedule an appointment by calling 718.849.8700 or by emailing info@emuhealth.com.

Savy Scout For Breast Surgery


Community Board Meets Wednesday

The proposed Cooper Avenue Homeless Shelter will be one of the hot topics at the Community Board #5 meeting this Wednesday. Citing the need for fewer turns, fewer bus miles and better, more direct connections to subways, the MTA and DOT have unveiled a plan with longer distances between stops and what they claim to be ‘straighter paths’ along what appears to be busier streets. The plan is currently

The proposed homeless shelter in Glendae on Cooper Avenue

The proposed homeless shelter in Glendae on Cooper Avenue

being scoured by Community Boards. Community Board #5 meets on Wednesday evening at 7:30 @ Christ The King HS.


EMU Health adds Top Queens OBGYN to team

dr-sabrina-nilufar-md-11371414-1Dr. Sabrina Nilufar, a top obstetrician & gynecologist in Queens, has joined the EMU Health team of doctors.

Dr. Nilufar is affiliated with LIJ Forest Hills / Northwell Health, and specializes in: child birth, menopause, pelvic exams, hot flashes, pap smears, menstrual pain, pregnancy, women’s health, infertility, birth control, c-sections, and more…

Dr. Nilufar cares for women throughout their pregnancies, straight through to the delivery of their baby. She also specializes in annual care, and the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the female reproductive system.

“After my first visit I knew I finally found my permanent doctor. Dr. Nilufar was professional, kind and has an excellent bedside manor. You can see she really cares about her patients. I would highly recommend Dr. Nilufar the peace of mind that she gives me is truly a blessing. Thank you so much Dr. Nilufar for everything that you have done for me and continue to do for me,” said Nancy L., a patient who we caught up with.

 Dr. Nilufar speaks English, Spanish, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali. She attended St. George’s University School of Medicine, and completed her residency at St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Centers. She is also an Assistant Professor at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra Northwell.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Nilufar, call (929) 299-5856 or email info@emuhealth.com.

EMU Health doctor named 2019 Top General Practicioner in NYC

Dr.-Nabil-Salib-MD-2Top Doctor America, an organization that rates doctors around the country, just named local primary care doctor, Nabil Salib, a 2019 Top General Practitioner in New York.

Dr. Salib, an internist who attended Yale University, practices at EMU Health Center right here in Glendale Queens.

Dr. Salib is also the Medical Director and Leading doctor at MyDoc Medical Care in Forest Hills.

He performs Certified Medical Examinations for Pilots, Commercial Drivers, Athletes, Overseas Workers, Police Officers and Fireman.

Dr. Salib also sees patients for annual physicals, illness, EKGs, skin screenings, cholesterol screenings, asthma and high blood pressure, to name a few.

He specializes in weight loss, immunization, weight loss (non-surgical), influenza, check-up, contraception, and family planning.


“Seeing my patients smile, and knowing that they’re healthy and happy is an award in and of itself,” said Salib. “This recognition is definitely a cherry on top, and I appreciate it very much,” said Salib. “I also want to thank EMU Health for providing me with a great facility and a great staff, so that my practice can continue to be successful,” he added.

Dr. Salib also received Patients’ Choice Award in 2017 AND 2018 – an achievement awarded to doctors who have made a major positive impact in the lives of his/her patients.

You can reach Dr. Salib at EMU Health by calling 718.849.8700 or visiting EMU Health Center at 83-40 Woodhaven Blvd Glendale, NY 11385.


Hearing Planned For 66-Unit Residence at Cypress Avenue Site

Representative for WellLife (farmers PSCH) will be on hand to convince neighbors and Community Board #5 members to allow a zoning variance to build a 3-story, 66 unit residence for supportive and permanent homeless housing as well as nearly one third of the units for low-income eligible individuals.

Sherry Tucker (L) and Crystal John from WellLife (formerly PSCH)

Sherry Tucker (L) and Crystal John from WellLife (formerly PSCH)

Sherry Tucker and Crystal John representing WellLife, pictured here, will speak at the hearing, planned for 7:30Pm at Christ the King HS on Wednesday, November 14th.

The 45,000 square foot planned building at 80-97 Cypress Avenue will include 20 apartments as supportive housing for homeless or at-risk young adults or families with children, according to Tucker. One adult member of the household will have a mental illness or some other disabling condition. Another twenty units will be for seniors at risk of homelessness and also have a disabling condition, while twenty-five units will be designated as affordable, they say, for individuals from the community in an ‘affordable-housing’ lottery. Most of the units will be studio apartments.

They seek a variance in order to build their facility. They are asking for 20% more FAR than allowed, 19 parking spaces as opposed to the 22 that zoning dictates and they are seeking to build 38 feet high near the street line and just under 60 feet high at the setback.

The current building has remained unfinished for more than a decade. Richard Lobel, who is representing WellLife in the variance request maintains that they will demolish the current building in order to build the new one.

The current building on Cypress Avenue has been in disrepair for more than a decade

The current building on Cypress Avenue has been in disrepair for more than a decade

WellLife rendering

This is a rendering of the planned building.


Cooper Avenue Shelter Site Files With Buildings Department for Transient Use Yesterday

The part of the application for 78-16 Cooper Avenue which has DHS using the building.

The part of the application for 78-16 Cooper Avenue, which has DHS using the building.

Yesterday, August 23, an amendment to the application for 78-16 Cooper Avenue, Glendale, the site of the proposed four-story homeless shelter, was filed with the Department of Buildings.

It should be noted that a significant change in the Certificate of Occupancy comments states: “This facility will be classified as a lodging house. Sponsored by DHS.” (DHS is the Department of Homeless Services, just in case you haven’t been paying attention).

This August 23rd amendment to the original application on March 10, 2015 is rather disturbing to us.

We were told that the Glendale Coalition, a committee formed by Glendale activists to fight against a “massive” shelter in Glendale, met last night with a plan of action against the use of this property for such a large shelter.

In a category we’re now calling “What are the local politicians doing,” it seems Republican State Senate candidate Slawomir Platta has come up with the most useful way to fight the proposed Glendale shelter.

We give him points, as it was reported in this week’s Glendale Register “Shelter Report.” Platta got more than 4,000 signatures to have a line on the ballot called the “No Homeless Shelter Party.” Brilliant!

It is widely understood that the Glendale community is not opposed to sheltering the homeless in smaller numbers, but having this facility for 200 people is just unreasonable.

Here is the first page of the filings yesterday:

The first page of the application with the buildings Department for 78-16 Cooper Avenue, Glendale Shelter.

The first page of the application with the buildings Department for 78-16 Cooper Avenue, Glendale Shelter.