This is a news report from WLOS ABC 13, in Asheville, on a special surgery that Pardee Hospital is now performing.
Daniel Timmerman, D.O., a local surgeon, performed North Carolina’s first Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication procedure, or TIF, at Pardee
Hospital. “The TIF procedure can significantly improve the quality of life for our patients,” said Dr. Timmerman. “Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is an anatomical problem which needs an anatomical solution. Reflux medication can help to relieve patients" heartburn symptoms but don’t solve the underlying anatomical problems or prevent further disease progression.”
The TIF procedure is based on the established principles of surgical repair of the anti-reflux barrier, except that it is performed transorally (through the mouth). The procedure reduces hiatal hernia and creates a valve between the stomach and esophagus restoring the natural, physiological anatomy to prevent reflux. Because the procedure is
incisionless, there is reduced pain, reduced recovery and no visible scar.
For more information, call 698-0581
The Casimiro family had their baby Josue Giovanni Casimiro, born at 2:51 a.m. at Pardee Hospital on Jan. 1. He weighed 5 pounds, 9 ounces and was 19 inches long.
Josue was the first baby born in Henderson County for 2011. What is amazing, is that this is their second New Year baby!
That is two firsts for Henderson County from the same family. There is an article in Time-News that can be found here.
The proud mother received her care from Pardee Nurse Midwifery.
Leslie Cassell, RN, recently joined the team after more than 25 years of experience in home health and medical-surgical nursing. Taking on the center’s first Registered Nurse position, Cassell will provide direct patient care and assist in the coordination of care between the center, each patient’s primary care physician, and other clinicians that may be involved in treatment.
“Leslie has a great attention to detail and demonstrates a commitment to improving quality of life for the people we serve every day,” said Dr. Jones.
Dusty McNabb joins the team as the front office coordinator. McNabb brings a substantial administrative background to her new role, as well as creative talents and an enthusiasm she has used in the service of our community as arts and events director of a local church for more than seven years.
“Dusty’s vibrant personality is a warm welcome to patients as they arrive at our center,” said Rachel Beal, program director of the Comprehensive Wound Healing Center at Pardee.
Cassell and McNabb join Dr. Albers and Dr. Jones at the center, a partnership between Pardee Hospital and Diversified Clinical Services, the leading national provider of wound care services with an 88 percent healing rate within 31 median days-to-heal and extremely high patient satisfaction rates.
For more information on the center, please call (828) 696-4284.