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Robotic Fibroid Surgery Can Restore Quality of Life

By |2021-01-11T16:04:55-05:00April 12th, 2018|Categories: Women’s Health|Tags: , , |

Melissa Vella says her symptoms caused by uterine fibroids became so bad last fall that she constantly felt as if she were several months pregnant. “I was always tired, I had to urinate frequently, and even my abdomen was sticking out like I was pregnant,” says Melissa, a 46-year-old [...]

A Simple Procedure Offers Lasting Relief from Sweaty Palm Syndrome

By |2020-02-03T11:02:58-05:00April 12th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

As long as he can remember, Jackson resident Mark Kelber had been suffering from excessively sweaty palms. “I’d have good days when my hands were dry, but anything—heat, caffeine, stress, etc.—could trigger it, and then my hands would be anything from damp to dripping,” shares the 38-year-old iron [...]

Double Knee Replacement is Cause for Celebration

By |2018-09-05T15:59:57-04:00April 12th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , , |

For nearly 40 years, Michael Connolly, a 61-year-old Old Bridge resident, had suffered from knee pain that first began after a lacrosse injury in college. His career didn’t help matters; he worked for 36 years as a motion picture, theatrical, and television teamster, driving a truck to move [...]

Facing the Pain: Monroe Woman Finally Finds Relief from Trigeminal Neuralgia

By |2020-04-07T09:54:28-04:00April 12th, 2018|Categories: Neuroscience|Tags: , , |

In 1993, Elizabeth Losardo, then 64, and her husband Michael, had just retired from Brooklyn to Monroe Township and were ready to start living the good life—including wintering in Florida. As Elizabeth recalls, it was a normal day. She woke up and merely had an innocent yawn. The next [...]

One-of-a-Kind Treatment for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

By |2018-08-21T06:26:08-04:00April 12th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

Dee Nemeth had rarely been sick in his life, so it was unusual when the 75-year-old Freehold resident began experiencing bloating last fall. After seeking care at a health clinic, he was sent to CentraState’s Emergency Department for a potential gall bladder issue. There, he was diagnosed with a [...]

Gastric Sleeve Surgery Helps Melissa Achieve Long-Term Weight-Loss Goals

By |2020-03-24T10:39:37-04:00April 12th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , , |

After 52-year-old Melissa Rizzitello of Lakewood spoke with a colleague who’d undergone bariatric surgery, she decided it was time to set up an appointment. After a careful evaluation, Ragui Sadek, MD, FACS, recommended gastric sleeve surgery. Melissa had considered bariatric surgery for several years. Having worked as a counselor [...]

Couple Loses Nearly 200 Pounds with Bariatric Surgery

By |2018-09-05T16:13:33-04:00April 12th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , , |

Old Bridge residents Betty and Bob Peterson, both 53, had spent their 35-year marriage doing virtually everything together. For many years, that included eating poorly, becoming obese, and developing significant health problems that often accompany excessive weight, including Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. “After years of putting our [...]


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