Esophageal Cancer Averted for Local Man with Outpatient Procedure at Silver Cross
Medical Director of Advanced Endoscopy Center Hosts Free Barrett’s Esophagus/Heartburn Program
New Lenox, IL (Oct. 4, 2013)—It was time for Leroy Potempa to have his routine colonoscopy and upper GI endoscopy. The 67 year-old Minooka resident has lived with ulcerative colitis for years, so it wasn’t unusual when his gastroenterologist sent Potempa to Silver Cross Hospital for testing. It was during the outpatient procedure that Dr. Jeffrey Port noticed the tissue inside the lower section of Potempa’s esophagus—the swallowing tube that carries foods and liquids from the mouth to the stomach, was a different color. He performed a biopsy which confirmed Potempa had early stage cancer in the nodule and Barrett's esophagus around the nodule. Barrett’s esophagus is a pre-cancerous condition affecting the lining of the esophagus.
Silver Cross Announces Medical Staff Appointments
New Lenox, IL (October 3, 2013) — Lincoln Arbogast, M.D., board certified anesthesiology physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff. Dr. Arbogast attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University in North Chicago. He completed an anesthesiology residency at the University of Illinois in Chicago; and a Pain Medicine fellowship at the University of Illinois. His office is located with Allied Anesthesia Associates, 1900 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. To schedule an appointment, call (815) 300-7910.
Unlocking the Truths and Myths about Testosterone
New Lenox, IL (October 1, 2013)— Does a correlation exist between men’s overall health to low testosterone? Some researchers are discovering connections between low testosterone and other health conditions.
Silver Cross Hospital Announces New CFO
New Lenox, IL (Sept. 30, 2013)—William Brownlow recently announced his retirement after serving more than 17 years as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, IL. Silver Cross Hospital’s Board of Directors has chosen John Krepps, Silver Cross Hospital’s current Vice President of Finance, as Brownlow’s successor effective Sept. 30, 2013.
Heartland Education & Research Foundation & Silver Cross
New Lenox, IL (Sept. 30, 2013)—Heartland Education & Research Foundation and Silver Cross Hospital will host the 14th annual cardiovascular symposium for primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and registered nurses on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. The event will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the NEW Silver Cross Hospital, 1900 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox (I-355 and Route 6). Advanced registration is required. More information is available at www.silvercross.org or by calling 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).
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- RIC at Silver Cross Offers Free Fall & Balance Screenings in October
- Dr. Hendrix to Lead Rehabilitation Programs
- The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hosts Gastrointestinal Cancer Education Series for Physicians/Nurse Practitioners