Conditions & Treatments
We offer comprehensive services to adopting families, adopted children, and the community doctors who care for them. Backed by the resources and support of Yale Medicine’s medical, behavioral and developmental specialists, we provide pre- and post-adoption medical services.Our pre-adoption services:Medical Records Review: Please download the Clinic's Pre-Adoption Intake Form for more information.Pre-Adoption Counseling for Prospective Parents: Can be done in person or via a telephone conference.Ongoing Consultation during the pre-adoption period.Information for Traveling Families to more fully inform the trip abroad and assist our Clinic in the assessment of the child.Telephone support for families during their stay abroad.Our...
Adult Congenital Heart ProgramPediatrics, Internal Medicine
Our program was the first integrated program in the state dedicated to the care of adult patients with complex congenital heart disease. Our multidisciplinary program encompasses the full spectrum of care, including comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services for the most complex adult congenital heart patients. We offer a full spectrum of imaging, exercise testing, and surgical as well as less-invasive catheterization therapies.Our patients can expect to receive detailed information about their underlying congenital heart defect, its management and the implications on future functioning. Participation in this program ensures appropriate transition of care for patients who were diagnosed as children, and appropriate wrap-around care...
Adult Cystic Fibrosis ProgramInternal Medicine
Our team specializes in diagnosing, managing, treating, and researching cystic fibrosis. Our care teams are comprehensive and include nurses, registered dieticians, physical therapists, social workers, and respiratory cystic fibrosis specialists. We collaborate closely with our colleagues in the Yale Medicine Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Center to assist adolescents and young adults in the transition from pediatric to adult care.Our services include sweat testing and blood testing for all known mutations related to cystic fibrosis. We offer a full range of treatments for all complications related cystic fibrosis, including those involving the respiratory, sinus, digestive, endocrine, and reproductive systems. Patients gain access to...
Adult Reconstructive & Arthritis ProgramOrthopedics & Rehabilitation
We provide diagnostic treatment and rehabilitation approaches for adult patients with degenerative and inflammatory arthritis. Our physicians have extensive experience with primary and revision joint reconstruction, including hip and knee replacement, primary and revision surgery, and arthroscopic procedures.
Advanced Imaging ProgramInternal Medicine
Our Advanced Imaging Program features advanced technology to capture images of the heart, which allows our physicians to make accurate diagnoses and decide on the best treatment for you. Obtaining and interpreting images of the heart are paramount to successfully managing cardiac conditions. Among the techniques we use are nuclear cardiology, echocardiography and cardiac CT imaging, a diagnostic method that allows us to take images of blood vessels, bones and internal organs.
We provide care and treatment to children and adolescents with airway, breathing and swallowing disorders caused by problems in the aerodigestive tract, including the throat, lungs, esophagus and stomach.Conditions we treat:Aspiration and recurrent pneumoniaAirway obstruction from tumors or other growthsBronchomalacia, tracheomalacia and airway collapsibilityChronic coughDysphagiaEsophageal atresiaEosinophilic esophagitisPediatric gastroesophageal reflux with persistent symptomsLaryngomalaciaStridorStenosis of the airways (narrowing), including glottic, tracheal and bronchialTracheoesophageal fistulaVocal cord dysfunction/paralysisOther medically complex thoracic diseases requiring coordinated subspecialty careWe provide feeding...
AIDS Care ProgramInternal Medicine, Pediatrics
Established in 1984 in response to the increasing number of individuals being treated for HIV/AIDS at Yale New Haven Hospital, our AIDS Care Program offers comprehensive services for adults, adolescents and children with HIV.We provide primary and consultative medical care, counseling and testing, social services, patient and family support groups, and women's health services. Our participating physicians are board certified in internal medicine and infectious disease. In addition to routine diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care, specialty services are available in psychiatry, neurology, hematology, dermatology, women's health and substance-abuse counseling.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disorder involving the neurons of the motor system in the brain and spinal cord. It is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.The ALS Program offers a comprehensive evaluation of patients with motor neuron disorders. We treat patients with ALS, PLS, PMA, PBP, MMN, and other motor neuron disorders (e.g. polio, post-polio syndrome). Our team of specialists includes a mobility expert, an orthotics/prosthetics expert, and a representative from the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Pulmonary functions tests (PFT) are also performed in the PFT lab during the visit. We coordinate different clinical services to help minimize the number of visits as we understand it can be difficult for our...
Anatomic Pathology is a major branch of pathology that performs diagnostic evaluations on patient material. Whereas laboratory medicine typically performs analysis on blood or other fluids from patients, anatomic pathology performs evaluations of tissue specimens, which can range from cervical scrapings (i.e., PAP smears) through breast biopsies, surgical resections, up to whole body evaluations at autopsy.Anatomic Pathology has three major divisions:Surgical PathologyCytopathologyand Autopsy PathologyThese are supported by a number of specialized laboratories that provide histology, immunohistochemistry, electron microscopy, and molecular pathology services.
Antiphospholipid Syndrome ProgramInternal Medicine
The Yale Medicine APS Program is an interdisciplinary collaboration across departments to facilitate the care, education, and research around APS, an autoimmune disorder that can be associated with other rheumatic diseases, including lupus.APS is a systemic disorder that can affect any organ or tissue. APS affects women more frequently than men and may cause problems during pregnancy, clotting or blood disorders, or may occur with other autoimmune conditions, such as lupus. We work with obstetricians, hematologist, rheumatologists and other Yale Medicine specialists to provide comprehensive care of all aspects of APS. These specialists meet to discuss particularly challenging cases and collaborate to provide the best treatment.Patient...
Asthma & Airways Disease ProgramInternal Medicine
Our goal is to provide world class medical treatment to patients with asthma, including difficult to control asthma, and complicated airways diseases. If conventional medications and therapies have not worked, you may have the opportunity to participate in innovative research. At Yale Medicine, our asthma and airway disease experts offer comprehensive, multidisciplinary treatment for a broad spectrum of conditions including:Treatment-resistant asthma Steroid-dependent asthmaSteroid-resistant asthmaEnvironmental and occupational asthmaExercise-induced asthma We frequently take care of patients with asthma that is difficult to control, chronic cough, those whose condition is difficult to diagnose and those who may be significantly...
We employ a multidisciplinary approach to care for your child’s asthma, which is the most common chronic respiratory illness in children. It affects 5 to 10 percent of all children in the United States and accounts for the majority of missed school days. One-third of all emergency-department visits are related to asthma, and it is the common reason children are admitted to hospitals. Statistics show that the prevalence of asthma has been on the rise over the past 15 to 20 years, and that this trend continues. Although asthma cannot be cured and may be a life-threatening illness, it can be controlled well with proper medication and education. The goals of asthma therapy are to have children lead normal, active lives, and prevent the...
Autoimmune and Cholestatic Liver Disease ProgramInternal Medicine
Our Autoimmune and Cholestatic Liver Disease Program consists of dedicated experts and support staff committed to providing cutting-edge care and innovative research to patients with disorders including Autoimmune Hepatitis (AIH), Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC), and Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC). Other conditions that we treat include sarcoidosis, autoimmune mediated liver injury, cholestasis of unknown etiology, lupus, cholangitis, primary biliary cholangitis, secondary cholangitis, and overlap syndromes.The program offers effective and personalized treatment for patients with these rare liver diseases. Our doctors are specialists in these conditions, with special expertise in interpreting biopsy scans, medications, and more....
The members of our highly trained team are experts at examining the human body to determine the cause and manner of death. An autopsy can provide diagnostic insight into an individual’s underlying disease, allowing us to confirm a known diagnosis or identify a previously unrecognized medical condition.Through our studies, we can also determine how effective therapeutic procedures were, knowledge that can benefit patient families and further the future practice of medicine. Furthermore, our reports can help educate our staff and medical staff in other departments about the physical manifestation of disease.
Bariatric & Minimally Invasive SurgerySurgery
We are a designated Center of Excellence by the American Society of Bariatric Surgeons. We offer comprehensive state-of-the-art care for those struggling with morbid or extreme obesity, as well as minimally invasive techniques for the repair of hernias and the removal of gallbladders and appendixes. In caring for our patients, we harness the latest technologies, such as NOTES, a scarless surgery that is used for the removal of the gallbladder and appendix. The procedure involves passing surgical instruments and a tiny camera through a natural orifice, such as the stomach or the vagina, to perform surgery. By avoiding major incisions through the skin, muscle, and nerves of the abdomen, patients recover more quickly, experience less pain,...