Integrated sinus and allergy care for every patient
Adults and children with many types of allergies, asthma and sinus conditions, including those linked to immune deficiency disorders, will find the highest level of interdisciplinary care at Montefiore Einstein Advanced Care - Westchester.
Our dedicated drug allergy program and highly specialized itch clinic are the only resources of their kind in the area, and our oral immunotherapy for food allergy and pollen food allergy syndrome is a rare offering. Patients with complex nasal allergies are evaluated during a single visit by both an allergist and an ear, nose and throat specialist, commonly known as an ENT.
No matter the condition or concern, our specialist teams work seamlessly together, crafting precision treatment plans that address each patient’s unique needs.
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From routine allergy shots to in-depth diagnostics, the Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center provides a remarkable range of clinical services in a single, convenient Westchester location.
We offer comprehensive evaluation, including detailed medical histories, blood tests, diagnostic vaccination and genetic testing, for patients with symptoms of immune deficiency.
A time-tested immunotherapy, these injections teach a patient’s immune system not to react to problematic airborne allergens.
Patch testing is an effective method for diagnosing allergic skin diseases, such as contact dermatitis.
Our accelerated allergy shot programs can help desensitize patients in weeks rather than months.
The latest physiologic testing and diagnostic imaging help our physicians develop effective, precision treatment plans for every patient. We offer a growing number of innovative therapies for long-term asthma management.
Our extensive services include drug allergy skin testing and drug challenge testing, where patients are exposed to suspected allergens under close medical supervision. This testing can provide the concrete answers patients need to safely manage their medications.
These treatments can provide relief for patients whose drug allergies have persisted long-term.
This method of exposure and observation is effective for confirming food allergies when clinical history, skin and blood tests are not definitive.
When an immunologic condition affects a patient’s respiratory or gastrointestinal system or the skin, our leading physicians work across disciplines to provide best-in-class, patient-centered care.
For patients with chronic itching but no associated skin rash, a systematic workup explores a wide variety of possible causes, including undiagnosed related conditions.
We offer this treatment option for both children and adults to improve the symptoms of asthma, chronic sinusitis with nasal polyps, chronic hives and atopic dermatitis.
This process can confirm local allergic rhinitis diagnosis and improve treatment strategies.
We are one of the few centers in the area to offer this state-of-the-art treatment option for certain food allergies.
These non-invasive tests, which evaluate how well a patient’s lungs are working, are an important tool for diagnosing asthma and managing it effectively for the long term.
An ENT physician can perform this procedure for full evaluation of chronic nasal symptoms.
Our skin allergy testing provides a comprehensive workup for allergies to foods, airborne particles and medications.
The most common type of pulmonary function test, spirometry assesses respiratory health by measuring airflow capacity and strength.
This convenient oral treatment method is a needle-free alternative to allergy shots.
Conditions We Treat
- Acute and chronic urticaria (hives)
- Allergic rhinitis
- Anaphylaxis, which may be life-threatening
- Angioedema (swelling)
- Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
- Aspirin exacerbated respiratory disease
- Chronic sinusitis
- Contact dermatitis
- Drug allergies (see complete list below)
- Eosinophilia (elevated white blood cell count)
- Eosinophilic esophagitis (inflammation of the esophagus due to certain food exposures)
- Food allergies (see complete list below)
- Food-protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES)
- Insect sting allergies
- Mast cell disorders
- Nasal polyps
- Pollen food allergy syndrome (the cause of many fruit allergies)
Focused Subspecialty Care
Our experienced specialist teams provide a range of services in four highly focused clinical areas.
This highly specialized practice addresses all aspects of food allergy care, including advanced, multi-modal testing; management of severe, food-induced anaphylactic reactions; and treatment for allergies affecting the esophagus and digestive system. Our physicians diagnose and treat many food allergies, including peanut, tree nuts, milk, egg, fish, shellfish, soy, sesame and other seeds, fruits and meats. We are one of the few practices in the region to offer oral immunotherapy for pollen food allergy syndrome.
Our specialists’ deep understanding of the distinct types of food allergies allows us to tailor effective, efficient testing strategies for each patient we treat. When blood tests or skin tests do not provide definitive answers, the team uses food challenges to confirm diagnoses. The food allergy program at Montefiore Einstein Advanced Care - Westchester is designed to accommodate this wide breadth of services under one roof.
Our asthma specialists and their peers in related disciplines work together to effectively diagnose and treat patients with severe asthma. We offer onsite testing for environmental and non-allergic irritants and evaluation for occupational, or workplace-related, asthma. Our allergists identify each patient’s asthma triggers, while partners in pulmonology offer advanced lung function testing to determine the disease’s severity. Montefiore Einstein’s leading physicians personalize long-term asthma management plans for all our patients. For those with severe symptoms, we offer the latest monoclonal antibody therapies supported by cutting-edge clinical research.
No matter what’s causing a patient’s asthma, our team is equipped to quickly address current symptoms and provide timely relief, helping every person we treat spend less time worrying about symptoms and more time out enjoying life.
We created our drug allergy program to help patients navigate the complex process of diagnosing and treating medication allergies, including antibiotics, anesthetics, chemotherapy, biologics, aspirin and NSAIDs. Montefiore Einstein Advanced Care - Westchester is the only facility in the region that offers comprehensive diagnostics, including drug challenge testing, to help patients fully understand their medication allergies. While some drug allergies improve or resolve on their own over time, we offer drug desensitization therapy for patients with persistent symptoms.
This clinic was designed for patients with more complex nasal allergy symptoms. At one visit, our experienced allergist provides skin testing for airborne environmental allergens, and our ENT physician performs rhinoscopy to further evaluate chronic nasal symptoms. As a team, these clinicians create precise, personalized treatment plans to address each patient’s individual needs.
Our highly specialized Itch Clinic, the only one of its kind in the area, provides thorough evaluation and management of a variety of itch-related skin conditions and symptoms, including eczema, hives, contact dermatitis and swelling. The Itch Clinic also provides comprehensive medical assessment of chronic itch that is not accompanied by skin rash, a vexing problem affecting one in five people over age 65. Since these symptoms are not always allergy-related, our clinicians consider a wide range of causes, including potentially undiagnosed related conditions, to help patients find the answers, and treatment, they need.
At the Allergy, Asthma & Sinus center, patients with related immune deficiencies have direct access to complementary care through Montefiore Einstein’s Immunologic Diseases Center in the same convenient facility.
When conditions affecting the immune system impact respiratory, gastrointestinal and skin health, our experts team up to provide best-in-class, patient-centered care. Our specialists provide comprehensive assessment, including detailed clinical and family histories and blood tests. We offer diagnostic vaccination to evaluate immune response and genetic testing for potentially inherited disorders. Then our teams work hand-in-hand to develop personalized long-term treatment plans to meet every patient’s unique needs.