Drug Allergies versus Drug Side Effects

When taking medication, it is very important to know the difference between an allergic reaction (like a rash) versus a known side effect (like nausea). Find out more by watching one of our experts explain.

Advanced endoscopic technology to detect and treat cancers and disorders of the biliary tract

February is Gall Bladder Cancer and Bile Duct Cancer Awareness Month

More than 10,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with advanced cancers of the gallbladder and related biliary malignancies each year. Learn about related risk factors and symptoms so it can be treated it at its earliest stages — or better yet, prevented! Visit or call Sarasota Memorial’s Cancer Information Office (941-917-1981) for prevention & screening information, or learn more in this education video featuring Sarasota Memorial Gastroenterologist Steven Kucera, MD, who uses advanced endoscopic technology to detect and treat cancers and disorders of the biliary tract

Thomas Packer’s story: Stroke & NeuroInterventional Radiology

When Thomas Packer suffered a massive stroke, the effects were debilitating. He was unable to communicate and paralyzed on one side. Fortunately, he lives in Sarasota, Fla., where he was able to access the latest interventions available at Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s Comprehensive Stroke Center. In this educational video, NeuroInterventional Radiologist Daniel Case, MD,  discusses advanced treatment options for those affected by even the most challenging strokes. For more information, visit

Stroke Alert – Every Second Counts

If you think you or a loved one may be having a stroke, call 911 IMMEDIATELY and ask them to take you to the nearest Comprehensive Stroke Center. Offering services beyond the scope of primary stroke centers, only Comprehensive Stroke Centers can offer the wider range of specialists and more advanced treatment options needed when standard therapies are not enough.

In esophageal cancer cases, robotic surgery can result in a shorter hospital stay and faster recovery.

When Ray Miller was diagnosed with esophageal cancer, he and his wife Jill feared the worst. His doctor referred him to Sarasota Memorial Gastrointestinal Oncologist Kenneth Meredith, MD, who has performed more robotic esophagectomies than anyone else in the world.