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A New Era in Endocrine Care

By |2022-09-26T09:31:52-04:00September 7th, 2022|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , , |

Renowned endocrine surgeon Alexander L. Shifrin, MD, recently joined the staff of Surgical Associates of CentraState and CentraState Healthcare System as surgical director of the Endocrine Center. Dr. Shifrin specializes exclusively in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal cancers and benign conditions, from common to [...]

Unique Cancer Treatment is Extending Lives: HIPEC Comes to CentraState

By |2022-07-14T10:56:29-04:00July 10th, 2022|Categories: Cancer|Tags: , |

A highly advanced, two-phase surgery now available at CentraState is bringing new hope to certain patients with specific types of cancer. Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy, or HIPEC, combines tumor removal surgery with a heated, concentrated chemotherapy bath inside the abdomen, battling cancer directly at its source and potentially extending lives [...]

Living with Neck Pain? Here’s Advice from a Spine Expert.

By |2022-06-27T09:34:08-04:00July 9th, 2022|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

When conservative treatments don’t send neck pain packing, surgery may be the best option for relief. Below is some insight on common surgical procedures from orthopedic surgeon Justin Elkrief, DO, who recently joined CentraState’s medical and dental staff and specializes in diagnosing and treating various spinal conditions. [...]

A Blueprint for Better Quality of Life: Disc Replacement Surgery Relieves Architect’s Pain

By |2022-05-23T15:59:58-04:00April 20th, 2022|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

Laura Mulroy is a hands-on architect, often rolling up her sleeves to help complete home renovation projects for her clients. When the active Freehold resident’s chronic neck pain began to impact her livelihood, Laura sought a long-term solution. Laura, 51, had neck pain, migraines, and tension headaches for decades. [...]

Relief Prevails After Removal of Complex Tumor

By |2022-03-28T15:41:22-04:00April 18th, 2022|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: |

Soon after hepatobiliary and advanced gastrointestinal surgeon Alexander Itskovich, MD, arrived at CentraState to serve as medical director of the Statesir Cancer Center, he headed down to the Emergency Department (ED) to introduce himself to the team. While there, he asked the staff to give him a call should [...]

Back to the Slopes: Spine Surgery Ends Decades of Pain for Sports Enthusiast

By |2022-01-26T12:04:53-05:00January 18th, 2022|Categories: Health A-Z, Neuroscience|Tags: , , , |

Andrew Ferrara was a three-sport high school athlete when he suffered a football injury that permanently sidelined his athletic career. He herniated two discs in his back as a teen. At the time, the surgery to repair it was risky. So instead, he wore a brace to stabilize his [...]

Routine Physical Leads to Dual Surgeries

By |2021-10-18T14:31:23-04:00October 11th, 2021|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

A family medicine physician can often be the first point of contact for preventive issues—and your strongest advocate when there are any health concerns. Although CentraState employee Racquel Diodato, 57, kept up-to-date with her specialty appointments and screenings throughout the years, she was looking to find a primary care [...]

Trusting Her Gut: Abdominal Surgery Relieves Months of Debilitating Symptoms

By |2021-06-28T12:24:59-04:00July 14th, 2021|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: |

At 5 feet 2 inches, Antonella Caruso has always been petite. But when she started suffering from severe abdominal pain after eating, she had trouble keeping her weight above 100 pounds. Antonella, 35, began experiencing severe stomach pain in late summer 2019. She saw several doctors and underwent countless [...]

Walking Tall: Minimally Invasive Surgery Relieves Sciatica Pain

By |2021-07-20T14:33:46-04:00April 11th, 2021|Categories: Health A-Z, Neuroscience|Tags: , , , |

A string of falls and a car accident left Whiting resident Nanette Neves in constant agony. Plagued with numbness and pain in her leg and lower back, she endured eight years of treatments to manage the pain. When she had trouble getting out of bed, she knew it was [...]

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