The future of arthritis surgery is here. Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum, Chairman of Orthopedic Surgery at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center offers an alternative to standard knee replacement surgery by a process called selective knee resurfacing. The operation works by replacing specific parts of the knee, rather than the entire knee itself. He claims that the procedure can resurface the bone with metal on one side and a high density medical plastic on the other side. This replaces just the damaged portions and leaves the patient with the feeling of a natural knee.
Dr. Kirschenbaum, who works in the Greater New York City Area, graduated from Brown University and specializes in bone and joint problems, hip, knee, and shoulder replacements. More specifically, he works to find real life solutions to complex clinical problems, simplifying surgeries and replacements to the greatest extent possible. After graduating from Brown Magna Cum Laude, Dr. Kirschenbaum attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He then went on to complete multiple residencies and received more education in the field from the Rothman Institute and Thomas Jefferson University.
Dr. Kirschenbaum’s background in replacement innovation has prepared him perfectly to be a leader in the field. The selective knee resurfacing provides an alternative to complete replacements which cause severe trauma to the bone and tissue. The new procedure also offers patients more flexibility down the road. While a full replacement has “burned every bridge” in Dr. Kirschenbaum’s words, a partial resurfacing offers patients who suffer from arthritis in isolated portions an excellent alternative. Seventy percent of arthritis victims suffer from restricted location arthritis. This means that Dr. Kirschenbaum’s surgery is groundbreaking for most populations who experience joint pain and arthritis. In addition, he endured having mutiple knee surgeries himself. He shared his experiences in a blog here.
Born in Palestine and raised in Kuwait Dr. Saad Saad was one of eight children. Saad got his medical degre from Egypt’s Cairo University, he was second in his class. Saad went to England for his internship, and forty-five years ago he immigrated to the United States. Dr. Saad did a surgery and pediatric surgery residency and is board certified. Dr. Saad and his wife of forty-two years have four children.
Dr. Saad has developed several pediatric surgical procedures and two of his inventions have been patented. He has done complex pediatric surgeries on thousands including infants, children and teenagers. Dr. Saad has went to Jerusalem on Medical Missions to provide free surgeries to poor children. Before his retirement he was in a position of authority at the K Hovnanian Children Hospital.
Dr. Saad Decided to Become A Medical Professional
In 1965 Saad was in Kuwait attending high school and thought he wanted to be an engineer but the temperatures exceed one hundred and ten degrees during the summer. It only took a couple of summers for him to realize he wanted to work in the air conditioning and decided to be a surgeon.
Dr. Saad’s Mentor and Most Valuable Lesson
Dr. Saad was trained in Charleston, SC by the US’s greatest pediatric surgeon Dr. H Biemann Othersen. The most valuable lesson he learned from him was to be hard working, honest, kind and to treat every child no matter what the religion, color, ability or financial situation.
Dr. Saad’s Philosophy and Habits
The one trend that has Saad excited is genetics and the potential they have for chronic diseases such as cancer. He uses research to get his ideas to come to life, and organization is how he keeps himself productive. He believes that he will not procrastinate as long as he is organized. He would tell his younger self that you can reach any goal that you focus on and are persistent about. He believes that your fate is known by God alone. Learn more: https://www.linkedin.com/in/saad-saad-524707159/
Dr. Saad is a former surgeon who believes that the two most important things to prepare for surgery are reviewing Medical Records of the patient and confirming the type of procedure you are going to perform. The steps of the procedure should be reviewed especially when it is complex to ensure that you know exactly what you are doing.
Dr. Saad would keep his focus in the operating room by eliminating personal conversations and loud music. He would ensure he had quality sleep the night before and ate breakfast before entering the operating room.
Born in Tanzania, Shafik Sachedina moved with his family to the U.K. to pursue better education goals. He now is a joint chairman of the prestigious Sussex Healthcare group. This group provides exemplary healthcare, rehabilitation, dietary service and more to mainly a senior population. Sussex Healthcare also has unique facilities developed for young people that have special needs of some kind. In all, Sussex Healthcare oversees 20 care homes and supportive care. Additionally, Sussex Healthcare also offers respite and palliative care as well. Dr. Shafik Sachedina obtained his dental degree, and he has years of dental practice under his belt.
Due to his extensive medical training, Dr. Sachedina is in tune with what residents need in a care home setting. He is committed to providing the best care around, and he insists on treating every resident with deep respect and compassion regardless of their physical or mental state. Dr. Sachedina believes that those living in a care home setting should feel welcome and at home. His insistence on maintaining this kind of environment can be seen in the wonderful property and building facilities that make up the Sussex Healthcare organisation. This chairman is also a believer in some alternative medicine techniques if a resident desires this.
Sussex Healthcare has a homey vibe. Residents living there seem happy and active. This healthcare organisation provides recreational activities that are geared for this age group. Residents can participate in games or exercise classes. They have opportunities in music and the arts. Some local musical and theater groups drop in to give an onsite performance to the delight of the residents. There are quite a number of community based activities that Sussex Healthcare residents may participate in. These vary according to need and resident condition. Dr. Sachedina believes that residents still need a connection to their outside communities.
At Sussex, the staff gets to know the individuals at a personal level to give them a sense of belonging as a person but not as one of the patients. Sussex knows that every individual is special and that is why they deal with each one of the patients as a unique individual. Sussex also takes care of the people with learning disabilities and neurological conditions by installing equipment that aids their progress. The Center also has experts that monitor the progress of the patients and can use different procedures to help them. Sussex received an award for providing exceptional services to their clients. The Center is located in the United Kingdom.
A support group for men afflicted with prostate cancer has been created by Dr. David Samedi at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. The support group will launch in September. It will provide support and assistance for men and their families as they undergo treatment for prostate cancer. Dr. David Samedi is the chief of robotic surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital and is also the head of the urology department there. Mr. Samedi is also a board certified urologic oncologist who is considered to be one of the world’s foremost experts on the treatment of prostate cancer.
Dr. David Samedi says he is very excited about the launch of the new support group at Lenox Hill Hospital. As a surgeon who treats prostate cancer using robotic surgery, Dr. Samedi realizes how debilitating and devastating prostate cancer can be. His new support group provides men suffering from and recovering from prostate cancer an avenue to discuss their experiences and support one another. It can make a world of a difference to someone suffering from prostate cancer to be able to share their story with others and lean against them for support as they battle the disease. Discussions at the newly launched support group will also be kept confidential to protect the rights and privacy of those attending the support group’s meetings.
Another key goal of the new prostate cancer support group at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York is to promote yearly checkups for prostate cancer for men. Early detection can greatly increase the chances of successful recovery. Dr. David Samedi states that prostate cancer is the second leading cause of death for men in the USA and it is imperative that men check their prostates on a regular basis.
Both survivors and those recently diagnosed with prostate cancer are welcome to attend the support group led by Dr. David Samedi. Survivors of prostate cancer are welcome to share their story of recovery and gain support after surviving this disease. Newly diagnosed patients can come to learn more about the disease and what options they have available to them for treatment.
Dr. Samedi is also a medical contributor to publications such as Fox News. He frequently discusses issues of health and disease at Fox News both on live television as a contributor and on the web as a writer. Anybody interested in more information about Dr. Samedi’s support group at Lenox Hill Hospital can call (212)365-5000.