Keeping an Eye on June

It is not a coincidence that the beginnning of summer should be deemed Eye Safety Month, along with observing Cataract Awareness. Every year, more than 9,000 injuries occur during 4th of July celebration weekend. Fireworks are not toys, but incendiary devices that cause devastating eye injuries, some permanent and resulting in blindness. Eye Care is important to Coral Gables Surgery …

Urolift- less is best with this promising new procedure

Treatments for an enlarged prostate range from less invasive (medications), all the way to more invasive (surgery). Mid-range treatments include lasers and thermotherapies. But now there is a less invasive option that does not require cutting, heating or removing any prostate tissue.  The Urolift System, approved by the FDA late last year, offers an outpatient option to men seeking urinary …

Dr. Cristobal Cruz-Colon: first to implant XEN Gel Stent in Miami

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness, with an estimated 3 million Americans suffering from the disorder.  Vision impairment and blindness occurs when fluids build up in the eye putting pressure on the optic nerve. Relieving that pressure has been a long standing challenge for ophthalmologists.  Late last year, the FDA approved the XEN45 Gel Stent to reduce eye …

Sacral Insufficiency Fractures

Coral Gables Surgery Center is fortunate to work with spine surgeons committed to improving the lives of patients by perfecting diagnosis and techniques, and willing to document their findings for others to learn from. Sacral insufficiency fractures are common, very painful and often overlooked in the elderly population…  

Diagnosing Sickly Myths

As a Patient Navigator, I spent five years directing international patients to the appropriate specialists in South Florida. One of my biggest roles was empowering patients to question a medical system that is challenging, frustrating, and often appears dysfunctional. Here are some observations and misconceptions that may tweak your decision to have surgery. I call them sickly myths because not …

Coral Gables Surgery Center team supports Zero Prostate Cancer Run

The Zero Prostate Cancer Run held on Saturday, September 24, 2016 in Hollywood Beach, Florida was a BIG success. With over 400 participants, and over $60,000 raised for prostate cancer education, assistance to patients and advocacy. Coral Gables Surgery Center represented many colleagues who sponsored the team, which earned third place as a “TOP Team” in fundraising dollars. We thank …

She’s found a healing place

The first Interventional Radiologist in the U.S. to be Board Certified in Integrative Medicine joins Coral Gables Surgery Center Dr. Jackeline Gomez-Jorge is a trained and Board Certified Interventional Radiologist (IR). A specialty that merges technology with medical knowledge with minimally invasive procedures. Dr. Gomez specializes in diagnostic and vascular IR, which covers a broad range of procedures, including biopsies, uterine …

Coral Gables Surgery Center Achieves Three-Year Accreditation

Coral Gables Surgery Center has achieved a three-year accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Accreditation distinguishes this ambulatory surgery center from many other outpatient facilities by providing the highest quality of care to its patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation. See article in Miami’s Community Newspapers Status as an accredited organization means Coral …

Maria Freed to serve on panel at national ASC conference

Maria B. Freed, MHSA, administrator at Coral Gables Surgery Center, will serve alongside other industry leaders on a panel focused on the administrator role in surgery centers. The panel is part of Becker’s 23rd Annual ASC Conference: The Business and Operations of ASCs. The event will be held at the Swissotel in Chicago, October 27-29, 2017. The panel titled: “Transitioning …

A new book to help protect or destroy your reputation. My kind of read!

An interview with Author, John P. David In the last 2 years I have been busy recruiting surgeons in key specialties. Today 40% of our surgeons are new to the Center. Before I visit a targeted physician, I first research the doctor online. It gives me an overview of their education, experience and customer services ranking, as imperfect as it …