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Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
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GO-KOMEN (1-877-465-6636) or
Central New Jersey Heart Walk/American
SUnday, october 21
Activities: 8:30 AM
Walk: 10:00 AM
Johnson Park, Piscataway, NJ
Fourth Annual Walk for Diane for the Early
Detection of Breast Cancer
SUnday, october 21
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Walk: 9:00 AM
Buccleuch Park, New Brunswick, NJ
Central Jersey Step Out Walk to Stop
Diabetes/American Diabetes Association
SUnday, october 27
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TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater, NJ
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PM to 5:30 PM
Saint Peter’s University Hospital’s Radiation Oncology
Center, 254 Easton Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ
tHUrSday, october 25
PM to 5:45 PM
Saint Peter’s Comprehensive Care Group
Applegarth Road, Monroe Township, NJ
SUnday, october 28
AM to 2:00 PM
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How Lane, New Brunswick, NJ
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call 732-745-8600, ext. 8903.
when residents of central new jersey are in need
of outpatient surgery, many of them turn first to the CARES Surgi-
center in Saint Peter’s Healthcare System.
The CARES Surgicenter, on Easton Avenue in New Brunswick,
is a state-of-the-art facility that provides complete multidisciplinary
medical services, performing more than 8,000 same-day surgical
procedures every year. That makes the CARES Surgicenter one
of the busiest and—thanks to the expertise of its highly accom-
plished physicians—one of the best of its kind in the region.
Those are just a few of the reasons we have dedicated this
Middlesex Health & Life
to highlighting some of the
latest advancements in patient care that are now in use at the
CARES Surgicenter. This edition of the magazine will also intro-
duce you to some of those physicians who practice medicine
at the CARES Surgicenter. Each is a remarkable doctor who is
achieving remarkable results.
You can learn more, for example, about some of the noninvasive
treatments for female reproductive and pelvic disorders—methods
that are reshaping the world of women’s health care. Simply refer
to our Inside Look feature on page 20.
As the article notes, the relatively new specialty of urogynecology
has expanded the range of health services for women and has led
to the development of a number of new, less-invasive techniques
for the treatment of conditions that once required major surgery.
At the CARES Surgicenter, physicians have become leaders in
the field of minimally invasive techniques such as laparoscopy,
which involves an incision through the belly button to remedy a
variety of female conditions, and hysteroscopy, which requires no
incision at all in the repair of internal issues. The article also details
a breakthrough method for the removal of uterine fibroid cysts.
New technology at the CARES Surgicenter is at work in other
ways as well. John Hanna, D.O., an ear, nose and throat special-
ist, is now performing a procedure known as balloon sinuplasty
to eliminate chronic sinusitis. The technique opens blocked
sinuses more quickly and safely than traditional procedures.
What’s more, balloon sinuplasty enables a faster recovery and
return to normal life. Tech Savvy (page 19) explains how the pro-
cedure is performed at the CARES Surgicenter.
Finally, our CARES physicians are people too. Please take a
look at Up Close (page 23) and Faces of Saint Peter’s (pages
to learn a bit more about their private lives, from one who
volunteers overseas to another’s love of classic films.
RONALD C. RAK, J.D.
PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
SAINT PETER’S HEALTHCARE SYSTEM