Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Community Hospital of New Port Richey adds angioplasty services

Angioplasty is added to hospital's services

Community Hospital of New Port Richey has announced that it now offers angioplasty services on both an elective and emergency basis at its Cardiac Catheterization Suite.

The procedure treats narrowed arteries in patients with coronary heart disease.

It is performed by an interventional cardiologist who has met the criteria established by the state's Agency for Health Care Administration. The physicians who perform this procedure at Community Hospital include Dr. Sudhir Agarwal, Dr. Najam Javeed, Dr. Christos Pitarys, Dr. Carlos Bayron, Dr. Werner Jauch and Dr. Gopal Chalavarya.

As an elective procedure, this allows credentialed interventional cardiologists to diagnose blockage and unblock the artery before a heart attack occurs. On an emergency basis, if a patient is experiencing a heart attack, Community Hospital is prepared to open the blocked artery with the goal of restoring blood flow to the open heart muscle within 90 minutes of the patient's arrival.

For additional information, call Community Hospital's Cardiac Catheterization Suite team at (727) 834-5724.

Surgeons do revision of weight-loss method

Each year more than 100,000 patients in the United States undergo gastric bypass surgery for the treatment of obesity. Experience now shows that about 20 percent of these patients will regain weight within a few years after the surgery, due to the stretching of the stomach, and will be at renewed risk for diseases such as hypertension, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Bariatric surgeons Lee Grossbard and Richard DiCicco are pioneers in the field of minimally invasive weight-loss procedures. They can perform Revisional Obesity Surgery, Endolumenal — more commonly called ROSE — to restore the stomach to its original size, improving the chances for weight loss success.

They are performing the procedure at Pasco Regional Medical Center in Dade City, the only hospital in Central Florida to offer it.

The surgical procedure takes about one hour, and most patients go home the same day. Patients typically begin to feel the results right away and resume their path to weight loss.

E-mail items to lazich@sptimes.com or mail to Lucille Lazich, Business Digest, 11321 U.S. 19, Port Richey, FL. 34668. Call (727) 869-6235.

Community Hospital of New Port Richey adds angioplasty services 05/17/09 [Last modified: Sunday, May 17, 2009 6:42pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Observations from a liberal, gay, Latino, feminist Florida House freshman

    Blogs

    State Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith, D-Orlando,  rocked the Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus dinner at Tallahassee's Hotel Duval Satursday night with his unabashedly liberal and passionate take on the myriad issues he said are key to LGBTQ Floridians. Among them: Access to guns, Reproductive rights, home …

    Carlos G. Smith
  2. Delta Sigma Theta honors outgoing national president

    Human Interest

    During her four years as national president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Paulette Walker said she always focused on the comma between "Sorority" and "Inc."

    Paulette Walker, the former director of undergraduate programs and internship in the College of Education at the University of South Florida, will be honored on Saturday for her leadership in the Delta Sigma Theta sorority.
  3. 10 sailors missing, 5 hurt in collision of USS John S. McCain

    SEOUL —Ten U.S. Navy sailors are missing and five have been injured after the USS John S. McCain destroyer collided with an oil tanker near Singapore early Monday morning.

    In this Jan. 22, 2017, photo provided by U.S. Navy, the USS John S. McCain patrols in the South China Sea while supporting security efforts in the region. The guided-missile destroyer collided with a merchant ship on Monday, Aug. 21, in waters east of Singapore and the Straits of Malacca. Ten sailors were missing, and five were injured, the Navy said. [James Vazquez/U.S. Navy via AP]
  4. Pasco County Fire Rescue fighting a two-alarm fire started by an explosion

    Fire

    Two houses are on fire and one victim has been critically burned and taken to a trauma center following an explosion at a home at 8652 Velvet Dr, in Port Richey.

  5. Rays see the Blake Snell they've been waiting for in win over Mariners

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — It was a one-run game Sunday when the Mariners' Robinson Cano singled with one out in the seventh inning, bringing the dangerous Nelson Cruz to the plate.

    Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell (4) throwing in the third inning of the game between the Seattle Mariners and the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017.