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Healthcare Needs of Women is Focus of Forum

The forum's seminars will focus on lung cancer in women, advances in breast cancer screening, women’s overall health and surgery options for gynecologic oncology patients, and advancements in the detection and treatment of colon cancer in women.

 
PRLog - May 16, 2011 - OCEANSIDE, N.Y. -- Women have very special healthcare needs and those needs change at every stage of life.  The expert insight and information that women need to understand and prepare for their special, personal healthcare needs will be provided at South Nassau Communities Hospital’s Annual Women’s Health Forum to be held Saturday, May 21 from 9 AM – 12 PM in the hospital’s conference center.

The symposium’s seminar track is as follows:

Ø      Shahriyour Andaz, MD, FACS, director of thoracic oncology, will discuss lung cancer in women, its effects and the newest developments in surgery and treatment options;

Ø      George Autz, MD, medical director of Complete Women’s Imaging, P.C., will provide a comprehensive review on advances in breast cancer screening including digital screening and diagnostic mammography technology, ultrasound and MRI of the breast;

Ø      Jeannine Gismondi, RN, gynecologic oncology, will focus on women’s overall health and the advances in surgery options for gynecologic oncology patients;

Ø      Vincent Reid, MD, associate surgeon, Surgical Oncology Program, will speak about the advances in the detection and treatment of colon cancer in women.

Attendees of the symposium will also be treated to a continental breakfast as well as hands-on testing of the da Vinci® Surgical System.  Recognized as the world’s most advanced robotic surgical technology, the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System helps surgeons perform complex surgeries with refined dexterity, precision and control.

Registration to attend the symposium is free.  To register or for more information, call 516-632-3310 or email oncology@snch.org.

South Nassau Communities Hospital is one of the region’s largest hospitals, with 435 beds, more than 875 physicians and 2,800 employees.  Located in Oceanside, NY, the hospital is an acute-care, not-for-profit teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art care in cardiac, oncologic, orthopedic, bariatric, pain management, mental health and emergency services.  In addition to its extensive outpatient specialty centers, South Nassau provides emergency and elective angioplasty and is the only hospital on Long Island with the Novalis Tx and Gamma Knife radiosurgery technologies.  South Nassau is a designated Stroke Center by the New York State Department of Health and Comprehensive Community Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons and is recognized as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.  For more information, visit www.southnassau.org.

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South Nassau Communities Hospital is one of the region’s largest hospitals, with 435 beds, more than 875 physicians and 2,800 employees. Located in Oceanside, NY, the hospital is an acute-care, not-for-profit teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art care in cardiac, oncologic, orthopedic, bariatric, pain management, mental health and emergency services. In addition to its extensive outpatient specialty centers, South Nassau provides emergency and elective angioplasty and is the only hospital on Long Island with the Novalis Tx and Gamma Knife radiosurgery technologies. South Nassau is a designated Stroke Center by the New York State Department of Health and Comprehensive Community Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons and is recognized as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. For more information, visit www.southnassau.org.

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