We hear about Mr. Fred Perrotta’s story, from the first sign of jaundice all the way through the operation. And now in chemo, Mr. Perrotta is a cancer survivor story!
When an advanced cancer is detected, help navigating through all the information and statistics can be overwhelming. Gastrointestinal Oncologist Kenneth Meredith, MD, explains what can be expected when pancreatic cancer is diagnosed.
Pancreatic cancer, as one of the top 3 causes of cancer related-deaths, occurs in about 1 in 20 patients. One of the difficulties with diagnosing the cancer is how many of the patients are not presenting symptoms. Listen and find out more about symptoms & the causes of pancreatic cancer.
Sarasota Memorial Hospital now offers the Ornish Reversal Program, the first proven lifestyle medicine approach to reverse heart disease without drugs or surgery. Participants enroll in a 9-week program that helps them adopt a healthy lifestyle based on four key program elements – a low-fat, whole foods, plant-based diet; 30 minutes of daily exercise; stress management; and social support.
In an effort to help people who have had a stroke, Sarasota Memorial launched a telemedicine program where the patients can use their connected devices to make treatment more efficient.
Hear Kerry Kirshner’s story about his experience with genetic testing and his breast cancer. From types of tests all the way to the cost, where you get tested is almost as important as when.
Genetic Testing can help people be more proactive in finding out if they are predisposed to developing cancer. A Genetic Counselor is someone who can help with interpretation of the results. Hear from a cancer survivor on his experience with both.
24 million people suffer from asthma. Every year, about 3,400 die because of it. Dr. Joe Seaman discusses Bronchial thermoplasty, the first non-drug therapy approved by the Food and Drug Administration for patients with severe asthma.
With the tremendous support of Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation, clinical research projects are made possible – such as an instagram-like nutritonal education tool that supports the success of bariatric (weight loss) surgery.
Physicians at Sarasota Memorial are extremely fortunate to be in a position to initiate new research projects to positively affect the patient and the condition.
Exciting research projects that are initiated by the hospital are selected according to the most important criteria: by how helpful they are to the people on the suncoast.
Moving medicine forward requires a commitment from an entire Health System and Sarasota Memorial is leading the way on the Suncoast of Florida – a remarkable achievement from a Community-Based hospital.