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Learn How to Get Well Sooner

The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, also known as SAGES, recently launched a new public awareness effort focused on promoting the benefits of minimally invasive surgery. The “Get Well Sooner” project aims to educate patients on the plusses offered by minimally invasive procedures over traditional open surgery. Debuted at the American College of Surgeons 2015 Clinical Congress on Tuesday, October 28th, the education campaign also hopes to encourage more surgeons to adopt minimally invasive techniques. Read more about this project here.

Burn Notice: Dr. Harmon Provides Tips to Avoid Skin Cancer

Summer may be over, but that’s no reason for Floridians to abandon protective clothing and sunscreen when they venture out of doors. With reported skin cancer cases rising precipitously in recent years, the U.S. Surgeon General has called the trend a “public health crisis." Dr. Rhonda Harmon, a general surgeon who specializes in treating skin cancers, recently talked with the Orlando Sentinel about additional ways to avoid over-exposure to harmful rays, and what’s behind the growing threat of skin cancer nationwide. Read more here!

Dr. Arnoletti Fights Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is not the most common diagnosis but it can be one of the most deadly. Pancreatic cancer is fatal for nearly 73% of all patients and accounts for 5% of all cancer deaths.

Dr. Simmonds Distinguished as Leader and Innovator

Recognizing Dr. Alric Simmonds as an industry innovator and community leader, he was recently included in Legacy Central Florida’s “50 Most Power Impact-ful Black Professionals in Business and Industry in 2014.” Read more about this impressive designation here!

Surgeon Sounds Off On Skin Care Safety

As summer winds down many of us are rushing to enjoy some fun in the sun, but it’s important to keep protecting your skin in mind when spending time outside! Dr. Alric Simmonds delivers surprising news that sunscreen may not be enough to keep melanoma at bay.

His and Hers Hernias With Dr. Miner

Dr. Jean Miner was recently featured in Florida Hospital’s Best In Care magazine combatting the stigma that hernias are exclusively a health problem for males. Hernias can affect men, women and children for a variety of reasons. Read more here about how to identify a hernia, the different types of hernia and more!

Dr. Barr Moderates Illustrious Oncology Conference

The Center for Specialized Surgery is honored to co-moderate the Orlando Best of ASCO Meeting held the weekend of June 28th. The American Society of Clinical Oncology, also known as the ASCO,

Help Fight Pancreatic Cancer with Us!

This year, the Center for Specialized surgery and Florida Hospital Orlando will be participating in the Purple Stride 5k in Baldwin Park.
If you would like to join our team or support our effort to fight Pancreatic cancer, click here.