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October 1, 2020 — (Bronx, NY) — Essen Health Care, the largest privately owned multispecialty medical network based in the Bronx, has received Accreditation for Office-Based Surgery (OBS) from The Joint Commission (TJC). Full Accreditation from TJC is expected once a final review has been completed. This national designation recognizes Essen Health Care’s proficiency in the administration of new, innovative procedures that improve circulation, fix block arteries, and reduce chronic pain in the back, neck and knee and support the reduction of post-operative pain for its patients.
“Essen Health Care is proud to receive this well-deserved accreditation and to bring this level of care to our Bronx community,” says Sumir Sahgal, MD, Founder and Chief Medical Officer. “It further demonstrates our commitment to the highest level of patient safety and care and acknowledges our program with a national benchmark of quality.”
In a 2018 report by the Community Health Prevention Institute, in less than 10 years, New York City has seen a 55% increase in diabetes-related foot amputations among patients known to have diabetes; this includes an almost 60% increase in the Bronx, the borough with the highest rate of diabetic foot amputation.
“In addition to reducing chronic pain for members our community, Essen Health Care is in a unique position to reduce a major problem, which is the high amputation rate in the Bronx,” says Ananth Shankar, MD FACC RPVI, Director, Cardiovascular Division. “With this accreditation, we will also be offering endovascular treatment for our patients, which will ultimately lead to a lower amputation rate. Our focus is on wellness, prevention and early intervention. This is a prime example of how our commitment to excellence will serve the overall health of our community,” he adds.
Office-Based Surgery services for patients are available at 1775 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10453.
To schedule an appointment, community members may call the office directly, 929-416-5137 or go to essenhealthcare.com to book a convenient appointment. Walk-in visits are also available, and we are open Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm.