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When Back Pain Suggests Something Worse

Robert F. McLain, M.D., a spine surgeon in the Spine and Orthopedic Institute at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, was recently published in The Spine Journal and Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research about when back pain suggests something worse. ...Continue →

Adult stem cell therapy heals grandmother’s shoulder osteoarthritis

Suffering constant pain in her shoulder, Jeanie Fleischer found herself powerless to perform everyday tasks. Unable to open a car door, put water in the coffee pot and reach into her cupboard, Jeanie relied on Ed, her recently retired husband, to assist with daily chores that just a few years before seemed routine. Jeanie did her research and found some hope in a new solution, adult stem cell therapy, a promising regenerative treatment using cells from a patient’s own bone marrow to accelerate healing in moderate to severe osteoarthritis. The more she learned, the more she believed that this treatment therapy might be the answer to relieve her pain without the weeks of immobilization in a sling and the months and months of rehab that would come with shoulder replacement surgery. ...Continue →

A rare spine surgery has a Gates Mills woman walking tall again

Angela Wyatt was in pain and had gone to many doctors before she found the Spine and Orthopedic Institute. ...Continue →

Outpatient Procedure Helps Patients Take Control of Arthritis Pain

Sandra turned to St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s Dr. George Friedhoff in search of an alternative to surgery to relieve her back pain. Dr. Friedhoff performed a cooled, radiofrequency spinal ablation, a state of the art non-invasive outpatient treatment option for those suffering chronic back and joint pain. Dr. Friedhoff was able to target and burn the nerves causing Sandra’s pain. Studies have shown the treatment provides patients with up to 24 months of pain relief and improved physical function without the months of rehabilitation, risk of infection and hospitalization associated with surgery. Almost immediately after the ablation procedure, Sandra found relief from her pain. More importantly, she took back control of her life. ...Continue →

STAYING COOL: PREVENTING HEAT ILLNESSES IN OLDER ADULTS

Despite the fact that heat-related deaths and illness are preventable, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 600 people in the United States die by extreme heat ...Continue →

Medical residents host Doctors' Day show-and-tell with preschool students

In celebration of the national observance of Doctors’ Day, two St. Vincent Charity medical residents visited the Bingham Early Learning Center. Dr. Randol Kennedy and Dr. Emre Bucak did show-and-tell and dress-up with the preschool children. They also spoke to the kids about what how doctors help keep people healthy and why going to the doctor shouldn’t be scary – even if shots are involved. ...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 →

Bishop Nelson Perez visits St. Vincent Charity Medical Center

Earlier this week, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center was honored to host Bishop Nelson Perez of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland. While visiting the hospital, Bishop Perez met with Sister Judith Ann Karam CSA, congregational leader of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, as well as St. Vincent Charity’s David Perse M.D., president & CEO; Sister Miriam Erb CSA, vice president of mission and ministry; Joseph Sopko M.D., chief medical officer; Audley Mackel M.D., medical staff president; and Beverly Lozar, senior vice president. ...Continue →

Dr. Ted Parran discusses the need for research of cash-only opioid clinics

Dr. Ted Parran, associate medical director of Rosary Hall at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, recently spoke with the Springfield News-Sunabout the growing number of cash-only opioid treatment centers. A nationally renowned expert in addiction medicine, Dr. Parran discussed the need for more research on opioid treatment centers and the responsibility of providers in prescribing these medications. ...Continue →

Buckeye Radiation Oncology opens new location at St. Vincent Charity to boost cancer program

To provide more comprehensive cancer care to better serve the needs of the community, Buckeye Radiation Oncology recently opened at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. Robert L. Field, M.D., and his staff bring additional cancer treatment options to those offered by the St. Vincent Charity Medical Center Outpatient Oncology/Infusion department. In combination with both surgery and medical oncology, St. Vincent Charity offers a centralized and well-equipped approach to treating patients with cancer. ...Continue →

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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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