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Pinehurst Surgical Clinic Calls for Expansion of Affordable Medical Access in Richmond County Area

PINEHURST, N.C. -- Pinehurst Surgical Clinic (PSC) has served Richmond County and its surrounding areas since 1946 as a reliable and trustworthy provider of affordable surgical services. Offering a number of medical services, from a Urological Surgical Center and a Women's Care Center, Pinehurst Surgical Center has proved itself a valuable and necessary surgical resource in Richmond County.

"North Carolina is ranked as one of the lowest states in the nation when it comes to affordable healthcare. Pinehurst Surgical Clinic intends to be a catalyst of change by offering Richmond County a new approach to healthcare, we want to make it more accessible, affordable and trustworthy for this small community," said Robert J. Chamberlain, M.D, President of Pinehurst Surgical.

As an active member of the Richmond County community, PSC has witnessed a growing and increasingly urgent need for expanded medical access in the Richmond County Area. With the consolidation of two hospital providers in the area in recent years (FirstHealth Moore Regional-Richmond and Sandhills Regional Medical Center), residents have seen their options for surgical care greatly diminished.

More residents than ever are having to travel farther for simple outpatient surgical care. In 2015, 1,164 residents of Richmond County traveled out of the county to get a surgery. In 2018 however, 1,747 left the county for comparable procedures.

With a difference of 583 surgeries in a year, it's not only talking about convenience of care for the patients themselves but revenue for the county as well. Increased access to healthcare in Richmond County means PSC can bring jobs back to rural communities while lowering healthcare costs and increasing the quality of care overall, which are two of the main factors that American enterprises look for in their selection process when opening new facilities.

"Clinics like Pinehurst Surgical Clinic are the pillars of high quality low cost healthcare for the future, not just for rural communities but for any area looking to succeed," said David Grantham, M.D., Medical Director of Pinehurst Surgical.

Patients able to choose care through outpatient surgical clinic like PSC pay significantly lower out-of-pocket costs than patients who go through a hospital setting for their surgical care. It costs Medicare just 53 percent of the amount paid to hospital outpatient departments for the procedure as in a setting like PSC. That amounts to real-life savings for patients, as much as $400 for one procedure in some cases. These savings don't even take into the account the saved cost of travel. Traveling out of Richmond County for outpatient surgery often involves more than an hour-and-a-half roundtrip of driving or transit which can be a hardship for patients, particularly when multiple visits are required for pre- and post-op care.

The need for increased medical access in Richmond County is clear and urgent. By increasing their reach in Richmond County, Pinehurst Surgical Clinic can lower healthcare costs and improve quality of life in the community they've been proud to be a part of for over 70 years.

About Pinehurst Surgical:

Pinehurst Surgical, in Pinehurst, North Carolina, has been providing quality healthcare for more than 70 years. In addition to the main clinic in Pinehurst, the clinic also operates five satellite locations with First Health of the Carolinas and Scotland Healthcare, serving a six county primary care region. Forty-two physicians make Pinehurst Surgical, a multi-specialty group offering a range of services, including a Women's Care Center, general and bariatrics, vascular, orthopedic and joint replacement, ear, nose, throat, facial plastic, mohs surgery and urologic surgeries.

In partnership with Pinehurst Medical, Pinehurst Surgical provides access to over 100 physicians, forming one of the largest accountable care organizations in the surrounding six counties.

More information: http://www.pinehurstsurgical.com/.

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National Behavioral Health Conference Scheduled in New Orleans, October 28 – 31, 2018

NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The 2018 59th Annual National Dialogues on Behavioral Health (NDBH) conference will be held in New Orleans at the Renaissance Arts Hotel from October 28 - 31, 2018, and is titled "Reinventing the Behavioral Health Workforce: Implementing Innovative Solutions."

Conference topics are designed for: psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, psychologists, counselors, addiction counselors, case managers, policy makers, behavioral healthcare providers, peer recovery workforce, state and county administrators, law enforcement/justice professionals, emergency/disaster response professionals, educators and school based counselors.

National Dialogues Conference partners are the National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors (NACBHDD), the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) Mental Health Program and the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD).

The focus of this year's conference is particularly timely as it addresses issues of behavioral health workforce shortages and challenges.

"By 2025, shortages are projected for psychiatrists, social workers, psychologists, school counselors, and marriage and family therapists," says Mary E. Smith, Ph.D., NDBH president. "The current behavioral health workforce is characterized as being part of an aging population with high turnover rates, maldistributed, and inadequately compensated."

At the same time, behavioral health systems are evolving so that there is a priority on the delivery of evidence-based services, a recovery orientation, quality and accountability, and integration with primary care. These system inadequacies have resulted in shifting the responsibility for care to other social service and law enforcement agencies. The future for the behavioral health workforce is dire.

So, the question is: What is to be done to address this behavioral health workforce disaster?

The National Dialogues on Behavioral Health Conference which begins Monday, October 29, will address the following questions:

* How can one "resource shift" and better utilize the current behavioral healthcare workforce?
* How can technology and telehealth be used as workforce extenders, especially in rural areas?
* How can the use of peer specialists, family caregivers, school counselors, primary care providers, and providers in the child welfare and criminal (and juvenile) justice systems be optimized?
* How can effective behavioral health community collaborative entities be formed?
* What are effective funding and reimbursement strategies to support needed workforce initiatives?

The pre-conference program, which will be offered on Sunday, October 28, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., is dedicated to the innovations in artificial intelligence and its use to support and/or provide increased access to behavioral health care.

The conference will include the opportunity for participants to have direct dialogue and discussion with the expert national speakers throughout the agenda.

The fee for the general conference Monday through Wednesday is $325. The pre-conference fee for Sunday, October 28, is $175.

Conference registration, hotel reservations, detailed session descriptions and additional information on presenters can be accessed at: http://nationaldialoguesbh.org/.

Conference registration questions may be directed to Brittany Copithorn at bcopithorn@wiche.edu. Early registration is encouraged.

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PET Imaging Institute of South Florida Increases its Presence in Fort Lauderdale by Opening a New Dedicated PET/CT Facility

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- PET Imaging Institute of South Florida (PIISF), a leader in the PET/CT Medical Imaging Market, announced today that they will be opening a new, dedicated, 2800 sq. ft. PET/CT facility in Fort Lauderdale. PIISF has experienced rapid growth and an expanding patient base across Broward County, creating the need to open a new facility in this underserved area.

The new facility will be located in the brand new Cypress Creek Medical Pavilion, a Class-A Outpatient Medical Office building located at 2122 W. Cypress Creek Road in Fort Lauderdale.

PET Imaging Institute is the only dedicated PET/CT facility in the Fort Lauderdale area equipped with the latest state-of-the-art General Electric Discovery IQ PET/CT scanner, which offers superior PET/CT image quality, shorter scan times and lower radiation exposure for patients.

Now with locations in Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood and Pembroke Pines, patients can be assured they can visit a facility that is convenient for them.

"Our goal is to connect the latest advances in medical technology to the people who need it most," said Dr. Barry Charnick, Medical Director of the new Fort Lauderdale facility. "We are therefore excited to now offer our brand of high quality medical services to the local North Broward and Palm Beach communities."

The location and hours of operation for the new facility are:

Location: Cypress Creek Medical Pavilion - 2122 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 210, Fort Lauderdale, FL. (954) 981-6668.

Directions: https://www.petimagingflorida.com/fort-lauderdale

Days/Hours: Open Monday - Saturday with flexible hours.

About PET Imaging Institute of South Florida:

PET Imaging Institute of South Florida has been providing PET/CT services in South Florida since 2000. Over 50,000 patient exams have been interpreted by Broward County's leading PET/CT imaging specialists.

More information: https://www.petimagingflorida.com/.

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San Antonio Podiatrist Washes Away Tough Cases of Heel Pain with Water

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Dr. Ed Davis, San Antonio podiatrist, states that heel pain is often caused by plantar fasciitis which is an inflammatory condition of the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is a tough fibrous band of tissue that starts in the heel bone and goes forward across the arch to attach to the bases of the toes.

The fascia is a critical supporting structure of the foot but can become overused in sport and work. The fascia is strong in certain respects but weaker in others.

"The plantar fascia has tremendous tensile strength but is weaker when subjected to torsion or twisting. Torsional strain of the fascia may be due to unsupportive shoegear or faulty foot mechanics. Overpronation is a rolling in of the foot and oversupination is a rolling out of the foot, both of which can lead to strain of the plantar fascia," says Dr. Davis.

Symptomatic relief of plantar fasciitis may be obtained by massage, anti-inflammatories or perhaps use of cortisone; but San Antonio podiatrist, Dr. Ed Davis, states that it is more important to identify and treat the underlying causes so that permanent relief can be achieved.

Plantar fasciitis, left untreated or treated symptomatically only, can eventually become plantar fasciosis which is more difficult to treat. Fasciosis is a degenerative process of the fascia in which the fascia becomes thickened and scarred over time. Only imaging via MRI or diagnostic ultrasound can determine the presence of plantar fasciosis.

New treatments have been developed over the years to treat fasciosis including use of ESWT or extracorporeal shockwave therapy, TenexTX which uses ultrsasound energy to removed the diseased tissue and more recently the HydoCision TenJet. TenJet uses an ultrasound guided stream of water to remove the diseased tissue of plantar fasciosis in a minimally invasive fashion.

TenJet technology uses a special wand that is placed through a small opening in the skin and, using ultrasound guidance, delivers a controlled supersonic stream of saline (salt water) that essentially washes away the diseased tissue while leaving the good tissue undamaged. The procedure is generally performed in an outpatient setting under local anesthesia and takes about 15 minutes. Patients may walk immediately after the procedure and return to normal shoegear within 24 hours. See our Heel Pain Blog at: http://sanantoniopodiatrist.typepad.com/my-blog/.

About Dr. Ed Davis:

Dr. Ed Davis DPM FACFAS is a Board Certified Podiatrist practicing in San Antonio, Texas with over 25 years of experience in the treatments of heel pain as well as both surgical and non-surgical treatments of foot and ankle pain. He can be reached at 210-490-3668 or at http://www.southtexaspodiatrist.com/.

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Who’s Destroying ‘Health Care’ in America? asks Dr. Don Harte

CORTE MADERA, Calif. -- Dr. Don Harte, noted Northern California chiropractor and former Libertarian state senate candidate, declares: "Both sides, both parties, are saying that the other is destroying health care."

Dr. Harte observes: "There's a long history of collusion between the Medical Establishment, Big Pharma and Big Government." Harte comes to the conclusion that "Together, they've created an industry that no one can afford. And, it's the very definition of fascism, industry supported and protected by government."

Dr. Harte continues, "Not only can no one afford so-called 'health care.' No one is getting healthy! He cites "an epidemic of Alzheimer's, strokes, heart disease and diabetes Type II hitting younger and younger people, and the plagues upon our children of autism, psychiatric disorders, Type I diabetes, asthma and life-threatening allergies." Harte challenges all of us to look at results: "With far greater 'access,' there is far more sickness, and far less health."

"In this over-politicized climate," Harte states, "people expect every problem to have a governmental solution. This only makes this sick health care system sicker. Europe as an ideal? It's no ideal! Exorbitant taxes pay for poorer care. P.J. O'Rourke said: 'If you think Medicine is expensive now, wait until it's free.'"

Harte's revolutionary idea? "Chiropractic, THE health profession that pursues health rather than attacking disease, MUST become the prominent system, over and above Medicine. It's basic biology that the body heals itself through the brain and the nervous system. This is the province of Chiropractic.

"Look at the record of the Establishment's war on cancer, heart disease, etc. It's pathetic! You want healthy people, at infinitely less cost? Chiropractic is the answer!

"This American-grown profession began in 1895 with a deaf man who regained his hearing after his first adjustment. A paper just came out about a teenage girl, blind in one eye, whose sight was restored after two chiropractic adjustments."

Dr. Harte's conclusion? "Since 1895, millions have gotten off dangerous medications, avoided risky surgeries, gotten well from conditions that were 'medically impossible,' and, in general, lived healthier, happier lives, because of this much-maligned, much-misunderstood, grossly underutilized profession... Chiropractic. Rely on Chiropractic for Health, Medicine for emergencies. That would be a real health care system. It would be one that we could afford."

Dr. Don Harte, former medical student, is a principled, traditional chiropractor serving the Greater San Francisco Bay Area since 1981. Dr. Harte was named 2006 "Chiropractor of the Year" by the World Chiropractic Alliance (WCA). He has served on the Boards of the WCA and the Council on Chiropractic Practice. His articles have been published in OMNI magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Chiropractic Journal and Journal of the California Chiropractic Association.

More information: http://www.chirodrharte.com/.

DONALD E. HARTE, D.C.
The Harte of Chiropractic, Prof. Corp.
21 Tamal Vista, Suite 170, Corte Madera, CA 94925

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California IVF Fertility Center Opens Next Generation Office in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California IVF Fertility Center opens a new fertility center with updated technology to support the next generation of fertility treatments. The practices in Sacramento, on Auburn Boulevard, and Davis, California have been consolidated into a single location to better serve patients. The new facility will allow the infertility specialists of California IVF to expand on their excellent rates of success.

Dr. Ernest Zeringue, founder and medical director of California IVF states, "After more than 13 years of providing services for residents of Northern California, we have taken the next step to advance our services and introduce the next generation of fertility treatments." Dr. Zeringue is proud of the accomplishments of his team of experts. "We are not just claiming to use the latest technology, we are changing the way fertility treatments are delivered."

By refining advanced freezing techniques, called vitrification, California IVF has experienced up to 20 percent improvement in pregnancy rates since 2015. With improvements in freezing techniques and the decade of experience in genetic screening of embryos, a new approach to IVF treatments has evolved. Combined with revised medication protocols, patients under 40 have seen cumulative success rates of 75 to 80 percent, following a single egg retrieval.

With years of experience and refinements in fertility treatment, California IVF has completely re-engineered the embryology laboratory to maximize air quality. Strict monitoring and controls for temperature, humidity, airborne particles, and volatile organic chemicals, will ensure optimal air quality. Additional improvements in the construction of the embryology laboratory have eliminated most vibrations that can interfere with microscopic procedures such as ICSI and embryo biopsy.

The new location features more than four times the space as the prior office in Davis. The new clinic features an on-site research lab to study techniques to improve egg quality and embryo performance.

Dr. Zeringue states, "With the type of success we are seeing, California IVF expects to see an increase in patients travelling from the Bay Area and other states."

Patients searching for assistance in becoming pregnant should consider California IVF as one of the best options to help them have a baby.

In California, nearly 800,000 couples are considered infertile. Many are looking for alternative options for growing their families. California IVF Fertility Center provides medical treatments, such as in-vitro fertilization and embryo adoption, for couples facing fertility challenges, changing the lives of families across the region.

About California IVF:

Founded in 2004, California IVF Fertility Center is a local fertility clinic of choice for many infertility patients in the Greater Sacramento, Roseville, Fairfield and San Francisco Bay areas. Advanced infertility services such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), donor sperm and donor eggs, embryo freezing or cryopreservation, ICSI, and other treatments for both male and female infertility are offered at its Northern California fertility center.

The California Conceptions Donor Embryo program (californiaconceptions.com ) provides an egg donor and adoption alternative to failed IVF patients from around the world. The center is one of only a few clinics that have live births from their fertility preservation, or egg freezing program. The staff includes a team of Sacramento fertility doctors and experienced embryologists who are skilled at performing pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and screening (PGS).

For more information about infertility and California IVF, please visit http://www.californiaivf.com/.

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California Conceptions Donor Embryo Program Offers Genetic Screening of Embryos at New Location in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California IVF Fertility Center opens a new fertility center with updated technology to support the next generation of fertility treatments. The new facility offers physical improvements to the laboratory air quality and laboratory work-flow. California Conceptions Donor Embryo Program has enjoyed excellent success since 2010.

The donor embryo program now offers patients the option to use genetically screened embryos with the intention of increasing pregnancy success, reducing miscarriage rates, and in some cases, selecting a boy or girl. The program is proud to announce positive pregnancy outcomes with genetically screened embryos.

Dr. Ernest Zeringue, founder and medical director of California IVF, states, "Patients have demanded genetically screened embryos for years. Due to cumulative success rates of 95 percent, genetic screening has not been necessary. With improved freezing and thawing techniques, genetic screening reduces the total number of transfers needed for a successful outcome and avoids miscarriages and genetically abnormal pregnancies."

Genetic screening, known as PGS, or pre-implantation genetic screening, and CCS, or comprehensive chromosome screening, has been performed at California IVF since 2006. Refinements to the freezing and thawing process, combined with embryo evaluation techniques, and changes to medication protocols, have led to higher success rates with genetic screening. The time has arrived for the integration of genetic screening into the California Conceptions Donor Embryo Program.

About California IVF:

Founded in 2004, California IVF Fertility Center is a local fertility clinic of choice for many infertility patients in the Greater Sacramento, Roseville, Fairfield and San Francisco Bay areas. Advanced infertility services such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), donor sperm and donor eggs, embryo freezing or cryopreservation, ICSI, and other treatments for both male and female infertility are offered at its Northern California fertility center. The California Conceptions Donor Embryo program ( californiaconceptions.com ) provides an egg donor and adoption alternative to failed IVF patients from around the world. The center is one of only a few clinics that have live births from their fertility preservation, or egg freezing program. The staff includes a team of Sacramento fertility doctors and experienced embryologists who are skilled at performing pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and screening (PGS).

For more information about infertility and California IVF, please visit http://www.californiaivf.com/.

About California Conceptions Donor Embryo Program:

Started in 2010, the California Conceptions Donor Embryo Program is offered by California IVF. The program uses donor sperm and donor eggs to form donor embryos. The donor embryos are implanted in a recipient's uterus and provides up to 70 to 75 percent rates of success per transfer. By offering 3 transfers, the program reaches a cumulative success rate of 95 percent. With the addition of genetic screening (PGS / CCS), the cumulative transfer rates may be similar, however fewer embryo transfers and fewer miscarriages offer more benefits to recipients.

The genetic screening option will also offer a refund option where patients may get the majority of their money back if they are not successful. The refund option has been very popular with patients seeking pregnancy through donated embryos, embryo adoption, and traditional adoption before discovering the California Conceptions Program. The program is very active and treats patients from across the United States and from countries around the world. More information can be found at http://www.californiaconceptions.com/.

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California IVF Fertility Center
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RingBoost announces Ascend Hospice joins Primary Wave’s 1-800-Hospice Network

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- RingBoost, a premier national provider of enhanced telecom services, today announced that Ascend Hospice has joined its 1-800-HOSPICE(TM) network. 1-800-HOSPICE(TM) is a national network of hospices that make use of the premium phone number services offered by RingBoost and share marketing services, including listings in the network's AIDEFINDER directory. Ascend has secured the exclusive rights to use the 1-800-HOSPICE marketing phone number in New Jersey and Massachusetts.

"Hospices continue to see the benefits of joining the 1-800-HOSPICE network to maintain a vital presence in their communities," said 1-800-HOSPICE(TM) business development director Christophe Adrien. "Using advanced telephone communications tools and utilizing the most memorable phone number in the field is the most effective way for a hospice to establish and maintain community outreach programs."

A recent study, conducted by researchers for MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care in New York, found that 60 percent of hospice enrollments occurred through telephone outreach alone, compared with around 40 percent who enrolled after being referred through a community-based specialist palliative care program. Of those referred to hospice through a community-based program, more than half enrolled following a phone call. View the study at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0885392417301616.

A second unrelated study, published in the International Journal of Palliative Nursing, found that through the use of an 1-800-HOSPICE phone number service in Australia, end-of-life patients were able to reduce ambulance contact and emergency department admission, and increase their likelihood of dying at home (for patients whose preference was to die at home). View the study at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27349847.

1-800-HOSPICE has proven itself to be an invaluable tool to help increase patient care satisfaction at the end of life, particularly when services are offered in the home.

About RingBoost:

RingBoost is in the get you more calls business, in the memorable phone number business, in the make you stand out from the competition business. We provide enhanced telecom services, custom phone numbers and other marketing tools for companies around the United States. As part of Primary Wave Media (www.primarywavemedia.com), an Inc. 500/5000 company based in Pleasantville, N.Y., RingBoost helps businesses to expand their reach and increase sales across media platforms. Today more than ever, more calls mean more sales.

Learn more at: https://www.ringboost.com/.

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Arizona Surgeon Invents and Performs World Record Setting Cancer Surgery

MESA, Ariz. -- The World Record Academy recently awarded Dr. Greg J. Marchand and his surgical team a world record for removing a 17-centimeter cancerous ovarian tumor using only small incisions in the abdomen, a technique called a laparoscopy. While removing cysts and tumors using laparoscopic surgery is a standard practice, Dr. Marchand said it is rare to use the technique in conjunction with an ovarian cancer staging procedure.

The surgeons completed the procedure using "in-bag" morcellation, a technique developed by Dr. Marchand in which the tumor is bagged and broken down inside the bag so the pieces can be safely removed through tiny holes. Otherwise, patients would need a sizeable incision to surgically remove such a large mass, requiring additional recovery time and a great deal more postoperative pain.

Marchand, a board-certified OB-GYN specializing in "minimally invasive surgery," worked closely with a gynecologic oncologist in completing this amazing surgery.

Marchand said the most difficult part of the surgery was removing the cancerous mass without spilling any cancer cells into the abdomen. If cancerous material spilled back into the abdomen the cancer could have spread and worsened the patient's prognosis.

The World Record Academy helped verify that this type technique had never been accomplished previously on any malignant tumor this large.

Dr. Marchand was diagnosed in 2010 with mixed-cell carcinoma, (an aggressive cancer of the testes,) said it is particularly gratifying that his technique can help cancer patients. He received surgery and treatments in 2010, and has been in remission since.

"I know what it's like to face a diagnosis of cancer," he said. "In my opinion, advancements in the surgical treatment of cancer are just as important as the newest cancer-fighting drugs and chemotherapy agents."

"If we can use minimally invasive surgery to take some of the recovery time and complications out of cancer surgery, then I think we've really done a lot of good for patients fighting cancer."

This is Dr. Marchand's second world record in laparoscopic surgery. In 2008 Dr. Marchand was awarded a Guinness World Record for the removal of the largest uterus laparoscopically. In this case, it was not a cancerous mass, but a seven-pound benign (non-cancerous) uterus that was removed.

In addition to the two world records, Dr. Marchand is extensively published in laparoscopic surgery and was recently the first U.S. surgeon to receive the "Master Surgeon" recognition from The American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopist's (AAGL.org) and the Surgical Review Corporation (surgicalreview.org). Dr. Marchand is internationally regarded as an expert in developing and performing advanced surgical techniques, particularly in minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Marchand is currently the only "Master Surgeon" in the state of Arizona.

For further information regarding Dr. Marchand and his publications and research please visit http://gregmarchandmd.com/.

Fact Sheet:

Date of Surgery: 04/21/2015

Date of Award of World Record Academy World Record: 1/27/2017

Actual Title of Record: "Successful Laparoscopic Ovarian Cancer staging Surgery on the Largest Malignant Ovarian Tumor"

Method of Verification of Tumor Size: Pathology specimen reconstructed, verification by board certified pathologist.

Lead Surgeon: Greg J. Marchand M.D., F.A.C.O.G., F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S
Practice: Marchand OBGYN PLLC
1520 S. Dobson #308
Mesa, AZ 85202
p: 480-999-0905
f: 480-999-0801
www.gregmarchandmd.com

FAQ:
Why did it take so long for the World Record to be awarded?

To verify this record, we had to research all the other related surgeries that had been published to determine if ours was truly the largest malignant tumor ever surgically staged through completely laparoscopic means. After our research determined it was, we employed the World Record Academy who underwent their own verification process. Following the completion of these two independent verifications, we can now confidently say that this is likely the largest malignant ovarian tumor to ever undergo completely laparoscopic surgical staging.

What is "In-Bag" morcellation, how is it different from just breaking something apart, or regular morcellation?

In-Bag morcellation refers to the surgical technique of placing an object inside a bag, usually plastic, before breaking it into pieces. Usually the object is broken into small pieces so that it can be removed through small holes, thus not needing to make a large incision to remove the object. This high level of caution is reserved for objects that could contain cancerous cells. In the case of suspicion of cancerous cells, it is important not to spill the material back into the patient's body cavities because cancer cells can "Seed" or begin new cancer colonies if they are moved around the body. In this case, we removed a 17-centimeter cancerous tumor through a hole that was approximately 1.4cm large. This technique is one of the more extreme examples of "In-Bag" morcellation.

What does this mean to you as a cancer survivor?

"I underwent surgery and treatments after I was diagnosed with Mixed Cell Testicular Cancer in 2010. I am very lucky that the surgery for my stage of Testicular cancer was a very minimally invasive procedure, and that I had a good surgeon. I remember the horrible fear of 'just not knowing what was going to happen,' and I think that fear is really worse than any of the pain of the cancer or the treatments. When I woke up from the surgery, I really felt great, and over the next few days I had a very quick recovery.

"I was able to get back into my life quickly, and although I was still afraid of what was to come, I felt like I had the strength to fight. When I think about my patients with Ovarian cancer, I would like them to be able to come out of surgery feeling like they have the strength to fight, to take on the cancer. I can imagine that when you are recovering from a one of these big, open traditional staging procedures, you're in excruciating pain, you really can't move, and you like you've just been hit by a bus. I'm sure you don't feel strong and ready to fight the cancer at that point. You might just feel like giving up. If my technique can help even a few patients avoid that feeling, then thats the most valuable thing in the world to me.

"That's why I'm really passionate about what this new cutting edge technique can do for cancer patients, and I feel it can be just as valuable in the fight against cancer as the latest 'big pharma' wonder drug."

How can I find out more details?

Please contact the Marchand OBGYN PR department at the below address.
Maria Sainz - Marchand OBGYN Public Relations Manager
Marchand OBGYN PLLC
1520 S. Dobson #308
Mesa, AZ 85202
(480)999-0905
www.gregmarchandmd.com

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Sunlight Home Annual Benefit Dinner Speaker, Jennifer O’Neill

NAPLES, Fla. -- Sunlight Home's Annual Benefit Dinner, chaired by Mrs. Jean Beauchamp, will be held on Nov. 4, 2017 at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club. This year's honored speaker is Jennifer O'Neill, internationally acclaimed model, actress, author, producer and Pro-Life Spokesperson.

Guests will be welcomed at 5:30 p.m. for the social hour, followed by the dinner program.

A signed copy of Ms. O'Neill's book, "Surviving Myself" (ISBN: 978-0997265828) will be raffled off at the dinner. Entertainment will be provided by "Souvenir Band."

The dinner tickets are $100 per person. Seating is limited.

For reservations please contact Linda Hale, Executive Director, (239) 352-0251, Linda_Lee_Hale@yahoo.com.

Jennifer O'Neill is the Spokesperson for the International "Silent No More" Awareness Campaign - a non-denominational, non-political, post-abortion healing organization, and shares her own experience of being forced into an abortion at an early age, and the life crises she faced in the aftermath, including substance abuse, severe depression and attempted suicide.

Jennifer has been a passionate fundraiser for hundreds of Crisis Pregnancy Centers and Maternity Homes all across America that give women the ability to choose life for their babies. She has been awarded numerous awards, including the Defender of Life Award for her generous and courageous support of the sanctity of life.

Jennifer appears regularly on radio and T.V shows on behalf of LIFE, has hosted documentaries highlighting youth with regard to abortion, and has addressed the U.S. Senate and Congress concerning the devastating aftermath of abortion, and championing the cause for helping "at risk" single mothers in crisis both before and after giving birth. Jennifer continues to march in Washington D.C. and around the country in support of LIFE.

About Sunlight Home:

For the past 23 years, Sunlight has been "Saving and Changing Lives." It is the only long term residential maternity home, plus transitional housing facility in Collier County that serves "at risk" homeless, abused and abandoned pregnant women and teens living in deep poverty both before and after giving birth. Their faith based "Rays of Hope" maternity program and "Transition to Hope" transitional housing program are designed to give single mothers and their children a path to a bright future of independence and financial responsibility, whether they parent or choose an adoption plan.

For more information about Sunlight Home, contact Linda Hale, Executive Director, (239) 352-0251, Linda_Lee_Hale@yahoo.com or visit their website at http://sunlighthome.org/.

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