Welcome to the Cardiac Fitness Center of St. Francis Hospital, The Heart Center - the only hospital-based program of its kind on Long Island.

The center is located on the park-like grounds of The DeMatteis Center for Cardiac Research and Education in Greenvale.

Located just off Northern Boulevard, its serene setting offers plenty of convenient and accessible parking.

Our popular fitness center enjoys more than 60,000 visits a year and recently celebrated its 30th anniversary.

Visitors are greeted by our friendly staff to make sure every exercise session feels like a welcome visit.

All of our cardiac fitness programs are medically supervised by a doctor, registered nurses and other healthcare professionals, who are always on site.

Our award-winning center is equipped with state-of-the-art exercise equipment.

The workout circuit includes bicycles, treadmills, weight lifting stations and an indoor walking track.

All patients are prescreened for an appropriate fitness plan to ensure all of their cardiac needs are met.

Everyone is continually monitored for their progress by our highly dedicated staff.

For more information on how you can step up to better health and how we can help, call (516) 629-2040.


Welcome from the Chief
perlman It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Otolaryngology Department at St. Francis Hospital. We pride ourselves on focusing on the latest technological advances in our field that allow us to perform surgery safely and with confidence in achieving the best possible outcomes.

- Philip W. Perlman, M.D., Chief of Otolaryngology
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Otolaryngology - An Overview

Our department utilizes the latest technology in otolaryngology, head and neck surgery. Not only do we perform the basic surgeries, including tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy and myringotomy in children, but our physicians are well trained in more complex surgeries as well.

Over the past ten years, sinus surgery has undergone many improvements using Image Guided Technology consisting of CAT scans integrated with computer technology. St. Francis Hospital is at the forefront of these advances and our surgeons are well trained in the newest techniques.

Our staff includes highly trained head and neck surgeons who treat disorders of the thyroid, parathyroid, salivary glands and head and neck cancers. We also have physicians who specialize in otologic surgery and treat middle ear disease, including otosclerosis and cholesteatomas.

In addition, our department has Board Certified Plastic Surgeons who perform the latest in facial cosmetic surgeries.

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Conditions Treated

  • Tonsils/Adenoids
  • Sinus surgery
  • Head and neck masses
  • Ear surgery
  • Facial plastic surgery

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Key Treatments

Sinus Surgery

Using image-guided technology, the sinus surgeons at St. Francis Hospital combine CAT scans and computers to make sinus surgery safer and more efficient. The surgery is usually done as an outpatient procedure using an intranasal approach without any incisions.

Head and Neck Surgery

Head and neck tumors and masses are treated by highly trained physicians in this department. If patients need to stay overnight they are made very comfortable and are cared for by the exceptional nursing staff.

Ear Surgery

The otolaryngologists at St. Francis Hospital perform many procedures including stapedectomy for otosclerosis, mastoid surgery for chronic middle ear disease and tympanic membrane repairs among others.


The most basic ENT surgical procedure is tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy and is performed here at St. Francis Hospital. Children are cared for by the nursing staff in the immediate post operative period and most children can go home the same day.

Sleep Apnea

Surgery for sleep apnea including uvulopharyngplasty (UVPP) is performed to relieve patients of obstructing tissue that can cause this life threatening problem. Patients are usually kept overnight to monitor their safety.

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