With Reconstructive Surgery, Einstein Doctor Repairs "Impossible" Injury

Posted by Jill Porter on Nov 8, 2016 10:30:00 AM

For a split second Karl Sangree thought he’d gotten lucky: when he landed on the ground after being thrown from his motorcycle, there was no blood and there were no bones piercing his skin. Maybe it wasn’t going to be so bad after all. And then 800 pounds of the Harley Davidson that had skidded and became airborne landed on his body and crushed his mid-section. So much for luck.

The police and an ambulance soon arrived to rush Sangree to the hospital. He had four pelvic fractures, two hip fractures, three crushed vertebrae and six broken ribs. Doctors performed a tracheotomy, attached him to a ventilator—and summoned his three children to bid him goodbye. But after three-and-a-half weeks in an induced coma, Sangree awakened in the intensive care unit. A few weeks later, after a stint in rehab, he went home. That was April of 2012.

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Topics: Urologic Trauma, Reconstruction and Prosthetics

Dr. Simhan Answers 31 Patient Questions on Erectile Dysfunction

Posted by Larry Blumenthal on May 26, 2016 3:32:44 PM

On June 15, 2016, Jay Simhan, MD, director of Urologic Trauma, Reconstruction and Prosthetics for Einstein Healthcare Network, fielded questions during a live online chat. 

Dr. Simhan specializes in urologic trauma including injury to the kidneys, bladder, ureters, urethra, penis or scrotum. Dr. Simhan’s clinical interests include treatment of urethral stricture disease (narrowing of the urethra caused by inflammation or scar tissue from surgery, disease or injury), open and robotic urinary tract reconstruction, penile implant surgery, male anti-incontinence surgery, revision male prosthetic surgery, Peyronie’s disease (abnormal curvature of the penis), and complications from prostate cancer treatment. 

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Topics: Urologic Trauma, Reconstruction and Prosthetics

'40 Under 40' Honors for Einstein Urologist Jay Simhan, MD

Posted by Jeff Meade on May 16, 2016 11:06:41 AM

Jay Simhan, MD

Jay Simhan, MD, director of Urologic Trauma, Reconstruction and Prosthetics for Einstein Healthcare Network, admits he wasn't familiar with the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 40 under 40 Awards. After he learned his name had been put forward, he did what everybody does: “I Googled it.”

Here’s what Simhan, who is 33, found: The award honors “40 individuals under the age of 40, who are proven performers in their respective industries and communities.”

Given such high standards, he didn’t expect to win. Perusing past winners, he also noticed “the overwhelming majority of them were not doctors.”

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Topics: Urology, Urologic Trauma, Reconstruction and Prosthetics

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