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What is Palliative Medicine?

By |2024-04-12T09:24:09-04:00April 12th, 2024|Categories: Healthy Aging|Tags: , |

Many patients and their families are hesitant to seek palliative care services because it’s often confused with hospice. While both types of care focus on patient comfort, there are distinct differences. Vikranta Sharma, MD, a hospice and palliative medicine specialist at CentraState, provides her perspectives. What is palliative care? [...]

Expanding Thoracic Surgery Expertise

By |2024-04-12T09:15:38-04:00April 12th, 2024|Categories: Cancer|Tags: , |

Leading thoracic surgeon Igor Brichkov, MD, has joined CentraState Healthcare System, expanding access to the latest procedures for lung and esophageal cancers and benign conditions. Dr. Brichkov is board-certified in thoracic surgery and fellowship-trained in minimally invasive thoracic surgery. “New procedures are available to treat many thoracic conditions, and [...]

ZeroG: Safer Treatment for Balance Issues

By |2024-04-11T15:40:44-04:00April 11th, 2024|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: |

When you hear the term “zero gravity,” you may think of astronauts and space travel. Now, a similar environment is helping CentraState patients improve their balance. The ZeroG® Gait and Balance System, a new treatment option available at CentraState’s OceanFirst Rehabilitation Center, helps patients more safely and confidently practice [...]

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