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Rosary Hall's Dr. Ted Parran provides expert opinion to committee on qualifying conditions for medical marijuana use

A committee of health care professionals recently recommended that the State Medical Board of Ohio vote next month to include anxiety and autism spectrum disorder as qualifying conditions for medical marijuana use. Dr. Ted Parran, co-associate medical director of Rosary Hall at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, was asked by the Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee to give his expert opinion on whether these conditions should be added to the more than 20 conditions already approved for marijuana treatment in Ohio. ...Continue →

Surgery Not Always Best Approach to Ankle Injury

Tristan Van Natta was two days away from competing in the Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships in St. Petersburg, Russia, when a crooked landing led to a severe ankle sprain. The resolute athlete refused to see a doctor, knowing that a diagnosis could prevent her from competing. Back home, the first doctor Tristan saw recommended surgery for ligament and tendon tears. She went to Dr. Michael Canales at the Spine and Orthopedic Institute for a second opinion. He didn't think surgery was necessary. ...Continue →

St. Vincent Team Committed to Placing Patients First

When Dan Walsh of Painesville needed emergency spinal surgery, orthopedic spine surgeon Dr. George Kellis and the caregivers at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center quickly pulled together an expert team to preserve his quality of life. ...Continue →

St. Vincent Offers “Laser Spine,” Minimally Invasive Surgery

St. Vincent Charity spine surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Shall is one of a select few in Northeast Ohio who specializes in minimally invasive surgery to correct spinal disorders. Often referred to as “laser spine surgery” (even though the procedures rarely ever utilizes a laser), minimally invasive spine surgery has many advantages, including shorter recovery times and stronger long-term results, over traditional surgical techniques. ...Continue →

When Is It Time for Back Surgery?

While the majority of patients suffering from chronic back pain fear they will require surgery, the reality is surgery is rarely necessary. The vast majority will find relief with more conservative, non-surgical treatments. This is a fact Dr. John Collis, neurosurgeon and co-medical director of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s Spine and Orthopedic Institute, frequently shares with his new patients. ...Continue →

St. Vincent’s Dr. Michael Canales provides life-saving treatment for mom with infected diabetic foot ulcer

At her home in West Virginia, Elizabeth had been suffering for several weeks from a diabetic foot ulcer, leaving her in constant pain and unable to walk. While Elizabeth was seeing a podiatrist in West Virginia, her son, Steven, grew increasingly concerned that the wound seemed to be getting worse and his mother’s health was deteriorating. It was while waiting in their local podiatrist’s office that Steven and Elizabeth had a chance encounter. Their friend, who was suffering a similar foot wound, mentioned he was planning to go to a hospital in Cleveland, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, to see a foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Michael Canales, because of their combined reputation as the best in the field. ...Continue →

Dr. Joseph Sopko honored as St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s 2018 Physician of the Year

Since 1979, Dr. Joseph Sopko, chief medical officer at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, has become part of the fabric of what makes St. Vincent Charity the unique and compassionate organization that is today. He was recently recognized for his invaluable contributions during the annual doctors’ day celebration where he was presented with the physician of the year award. ...Continue →

St. Vincent cardiology department expands with addition of cardiothoracic surgeon

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center recently announced that Dr. Dale Levy has joined the organization as cardiothoracic surgeon, expanding the St. Vincent Medical Group to include an open heart and thoracic surgery program. ...Continue →

Physician profile: St. Vincent Charity Surgeon Dr. John Collis Revolutionized Spinal Surgery

St. Vincent Charity Surgeon, Dr. John Collis, has revolutionized the treatment for patients suffering with back pain. His leadership has led to innovative treatments and surgical options for millions of Americans living with chronic back pain. Through his foresight, Dr. Collis was the first to establish spinal surgery as a sub-specialty in neurosurgery. He developed groundbreaking standards, such as the use of pre-surgical antibiotics to prevent operative infections. ...Continue →

Hip replacement surgery by Dr. Bernard Stulberg featured in The Plain Dealer

As covered by The Plain Dealer, Dr. Bernard Stulberg recently became the first orthopedic surgeon in the world to use the newly released TSolution One only active robotic system to perform a successful total hip replacement surgery. This technology enables a surgeon-controlled robot to cut the bone to precise shape and position and is expected to increase the accuracy of hip implant placement and improve long-term outcomes for patients. ...Continue →

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Northeast Ohio Hospital Opioid Consortium Video Highlights Partnership

CLEVELAND – The Northeast Ohio Hospital Opioid Consortium has released a new video, highlighting the collaborative work under way by area hospitals to address the opioid crisis in the region.The ...continue reading

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June 4, 2018

St. Vincent Surgeon Performs Breakthrough Knee Revision Surgery

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s Dr. Bernard Stulberg recently became the first orthopedic surgeon in the country to perform total knee revision surgery utilizing the latest GPS technology. The procedure marks a breakthrough in knee revision surg ...continue reading

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