The scalpel doesn't fall far from the tree in the Korngold family. Dr. Louis Korngold, director of Plastic Surgery Associates of New City, was joined in his practice by his son, Dr. Jay M. Korngold, in 2001. The father-son team lifts, tucks, and reconstructs problematic areas of the anatomy in their fully accredited, onsite operating room, and smoothes out wrinkles with nonsurgical injectables in the comfort of their office.
Surgeons need not apply at Bardonia Physical Therapy. That's because their physicians and physical therapists strive to heal musculoskeletal injuries without putting clients under the knife. The team has spent the past 20 years both aiding recoveries and preventing recurring injuries. They soothe conditions that assail an anatomy chart’s worth of body parts, from necks to lower backs and joints. When they aren't treating athletes and dancers, they address women's wellness issues and perform ergonomic assessments that encourage businesses not to make their employees sit in driftwood chairs.
Holistic chiropractor and naturopathic doctor Reuven Bekermus helms Hudson Valley Holistic Center, where he uses chiropractic and natural techniques to help treat his patients. His services include spinal correction and corrective exercises, lifestyle advice and nutritional counseling, and massage therapy. He treats conditions such as allergies, depression, stress, and skin conditions.
The Karma Vault invites students of all ages and skills to participate in group, semiprivate, and private classes. Certified instructors and trainers lead a variety of yoga classes in styles such as Vinyasa yoga, hot yoga, and beginners' yoga. The studio also offers wellness coaching, massage therapy, and nutrition counseling.
Dr. Lance A. Johnson and his staff of massage therapists and acupuncturists combine their noninvasive skill sets to administer holistic healing without the need for drugs or surgery. He envisions the entire person being well, not just having healthy lungs or healthy knees or healthy banana-peel sensors. This approach, in Dr. Johnson's view, dodges the problem of merely making patients' symptoms go away instead of getting to the root of those symptoms' cause. His staff devotes themselves to getting to this root and, once there, correcting it with such tried and true chiropractic techniques as adjustments, massages, or physical therapy.
Dr. Ayman Z. Matta founded New York Eye Institute after completing a fellowship at the Bucci Cataract and Laser Vision Institute in Pennsylvania. Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, he not only specializes in refractive procedures, but also performs surgery to ease ailments such as cataracts, glaucoma, and tears made of grapefruit juice. His colleague Dr. Paul N. Guerriero focuses more on retinal diseases, including macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, while the optometrist on staff, Dr. Seung-Hee Choi, doles out glasses and contact prescriptions, plus pre- and post-op care.