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Dr. Lewis - Selective Nerve Root Block

I spent the morning watching Dr. Lewis conduct a selective nerve root block in the Pardee Pain Center. The center provides treatment for chronic pain and diseases of the spine. The Pain Center offers a variety of treatment options for chronic pain and diseases of the spine including x-ray guided diagnostic and therapeutic injections, medical management, facet, sacroiliac and nerve root blocks, spinal cord stimulation and opioid management. The procedure I saw, went quickly so I took some photos of the technology used to aid in the procedure. This link will give you some insight to what a nerve block is as well. [gallery link="file" order="DESC" columns="4" orderby="title"]

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Local orthopedic surgeons to discuss minimally invasive anterior hip replacement

[caption id="attachment_1599" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Amal Das, M.D."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_1600" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Brian Seng, D.O."][/caption] Amal Das, M.D., and Brian Seng, D.O., orthopedic surgeons with Hendersonville Orthopaedic Associates will present “Minimally Invasive Anterior Hip Replacement,” at the Life Enrichment Center located in the Lelia Patterson Center on Wednesday, Oct. 13 from 2 until 3:30 p.m. The surgeons will discuss the relatively new technique of anterior hip replacement. This procedure is performed without detaching muscles and tendons from the hip, leading to a faster recovery. They will discus the pros, cons and misconceptions associated with this procedure. Time for questions will be included in the presentation. Registration for this free presentation is required by calling 1-866-790-WELL (9355). Drs. Das and Seng are two of the physicians associated with the Pardee Hospital Center for Joint Replacement, which is dedicated to the treatment and rehabilitation of patients undergoing hip, knee and shoulder replacement surgery. They both completed a fellowship in hip and knee replacement with Joint Implant Surgeons in Columbus, Ohio. The Lelia Patterson Center is located southeast of the I-26 exit 44 at 1111 Howard Gap Road in Fletcher, N.C. -CJP

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Support Camp Liberty at Chili's

Support the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Pardee's Camp Liberty by going to Chili's on Airport Road in Arden on Oct. 6 from 5 - 9 p.m.  Chili's will donate 10 percent of the proceeds to Camp Liberty from patrons who present Pardee Night passes during that time.  The passes are available in Pardee's Kayden Center building or at the door that night. Camp Liberty is an annual fall weekend camp for adult cancer patients and survivors receiving treatment in Henderson County. The camp includes two nights of lodging, meals and various activities.  During the weekend, patients and survivors have the opportunity to interact with each other in a relaxed and supportive environment.

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Questions about our Wound Healing Center? Get answers from Dr. Albers.

Q & A about the new Comprehensive Wound Healing Center at Pardee with Charles Albers, M.D., FACS Q: What is a Wound Healing Center? A: The Comprehensive Wound Healing Center at Pardee is an outpatient treatment center that provides the most up-to-date approaches in the science of wound care by highly-trained staff.  Coping with chronic, non-healing wounds can be both frustrating and time-consuming, but now expert care is available to help improve healing and your quality of life. Q: What happens during a visit? A: You will be seen by either myself or Dr. Mike Jones, and by our talented nursing staff.  Because every patient’s wound is unique, you will have a thorough diagnostic exam to determine the type of wound you have and its underlying causes. A treatment plan specifically tailored to your needs will be started.  Our staff will set up regular appointments for your visits to the Center and give you all of the information you need to take care of your wound at home between visits. Q: I’ve heard the Center will have hyperbaric oxygen therapy in early 2011.  What is this? A: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a simple but effective treatment in which you breathe pure oxygen inside a pressurized chamber.  The therapy quickly and safely delivers high concentrations of oxygen to your bloodstream, which helps increase your body’s own natural wound-healing abilities. Q: What is it like inside one of the chambers? A: Our hyperbaric chambers have clear sides, through which you can see your surroundings, including the medical staff that will be nearby throughout your treatment.  With the chambers located in a comfortable treatment room, equipped with a TV and videos, many people use their therapy time in the chamber to relax and enjoy themselves. Q: Can my current doctor be involved? A: Yes. The treatment you receive at the Comprehensive Wound Healing Center is designed to complement the care your own physician provides, ensuring that your health care team is always working together to provide treatment that’s right for you.  Your physician participates in developing your treatment plan and is kept informed of your progress every step of the way. Q: How can I learn more? A: Please feel free to contact us at 696-4284.

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Hike to Health Commercial airs this week.

The Obsidian collective just finished producing the Hike to Health commercial and it is set to run this week. I've added it to this post for your viewing enjoyment :)

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