Vim & Vigor - Summer 2011 - Community Healthcare - (Page 50)

Spotlight on Community Hospital treating you Well from Head to toe Community Spine & Neurosurgery Institute offers a full spectrum of brain and spine care By MarIe Forszt I f you suffer from a nervous system condition such as back pain, tingling in the arms or severe headaches, you know how painful and debilitating it can be. Nervous system conditions and disorders are becoming more prevalent and cost people time away from work and the opportunity to live life to the fullest. Gary resident Roy Parker found out just how debilitating a nervous system condition could be at age 46 after developing severe headaches over several months. In addition to the headaches, he became forgetful to the point that he couldn’t remember where he had just been. As time went by, his condition became worse. “I knew something was wrong with the excruciating headaches I was getting,” says Parker. “But I just kept doing my daily routine … until one day I woke up feeling really sick. I must have passed out, because the next thing I knew I was in the emergency room.” Community Spine & Neurosurgery Institute neurosurgeons Marc Levin, M.D., Wayel Kaakaji, M.D., and Mohammad Shukairy, M.D., on staff at Community Healthcare System hospitals (Community Hospital in Munster, St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart and St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago) were able to diagnose Parker’s condition and help him find relief. “Our physicians utilize their expert knowledge in the field of neurosurgery along with compassionate care to partner with patients in finding the best course of treatment for their individual condition,” says Levin, who also serves as medical staff president at Community Hospital. Through their vast experience in neurosurgery, the staff members of Community Spine & Neurosurgery Institute are able to diagnose and treat disorders of the nervous system, which affect the whole body, including the brain, spine, face, hands, According to Community Spine & Neurosurgery Institute neurosurgeon Marc Levin, M.D., “We use our knowledge in the field of neurosurgery and combine it with compassionate care to partner with patients in finding the best course of treatment for their individual condition.” In addition to minimally invasive procedures of the brain, physicians, including neurosurgeon Wayel Kaakaji, M.D., at Community Spine & Neurosurgery Institute, also offer advanced back treatment options and minimally invasive spinal surgery. Neurosurgeon Mohammad Shukairy, M.D., was able to use a minimally invasive technique to remove a cyst from patient Roy Parker’s brain that had been causing excruciating headaches. 50 Vim & Vigor • SUM M ER 2 011

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Vim & Vigor - Summer 2011 - Community Healthcare

Vim & Vigor - Summer 2011 - Community Healthcare
Contents
Community Message
When Stroke Strikes, Seconds Count
Rays of Hope Fight Cancer
Girl Talk
Say What?
Action Plan
Like This? Try That!
Being George Clooney
A Day in the Life of Your Heart
Unexpected Heroes
Get in Gear
A Real Lifesaver
A Real Lifesaver
Spotlight on Community Hospital
Spotlight on St. Catherine Hospital
Spotlight on St. Mary Medical Center
A Safer Hospital Stay

Vim & Vigor - Summer 2011 - Community Healthcare

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