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18 Robotic Surgeons Walk into the Van Wezel….
11.29.2011 [SMH Extra]

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before!

With more da Vinci robotic systems (2), more robotic surgeons (18) and more specialties (6) than any other hospital in our area, Sarasota Memorial offers patients the most established & successful program in the region.

Join us for this first-ever forum of our top robotic surgeons!
Saturday, December 10, 9 am – 12 pm
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Grand Foyer

9 – 9:15 am Welcome remarks by Sarasota Memorial CEO Gwen MacKenzie


9:15 – 9:45
Robotic Prodcedures for GYN & GYN-Oncology Patients by Sarasota Memorial Gynecology Surgeons
Wayne Cohen, MD, Gary Easterling, MD, Lennox Hoyte, MD, Sunita Sharan, MD, Michael Shroder, MD, John Sullivan, Jr. MD, G. Michael Swor & Sarasota Memorial Gynecologic Oncology Surgeon: James V. Fiorica, MD

10 – 10:30
Robotic Procedures for Urology Patients by Sarasota Memorial Urology Surgeons
Joseph Bilik, MD, Robert Carey, MD, Gerard Curtis, MD, Tracy Gapin, MD, Daniel Kaplon, MD, Matthew Perry, MD, William Tingle, MD

10:45 – 11:15
Robotic Procedures for Cardiovascular and Cardiothoracic Patients by Sarasota Memorial Cardiovascular and Cardiothoracic Surgeons
Atiq Rehman, MD & Paul Vesco, MD

11:30 – 12
Robotic Procedures for General Surgery Patients by Sarasota Memorial General Surgeon
John Nora, MD

This event is FREE; however space is limited. RSVP is required. Please call 941.917.7777 to confirm your reservation by Wednesday, December 7. Light refreshments will be served.


Language and communication milestones
11.21.2011 | New Moms & Dads

Each child is unique and develops at different rates.  In general though, usually children are able to do certain things at certain ages.  The following are general milestones.  If you have any questions about your baby’s development ask your child’s doctor – early intervention can be very important. By 1 year of age most babies […]

It’s Hip to be Square!
11.21.2011 | SMH Extra

  Healthcare has come a long way from “take two asipirin and call me in the morning.” Things were simpler then, healthcare choices were definitely more limited. Today, they seem almost limitless. It’s enough to boggle your mind.  But that’s where we come in! On November 1 we opened HealthSquare, a comfortable space in Westfield Sarasota […]

Bird’s Eye View
11.18.2011 | Campus Improvements

Taken from the roof of Sarasota Memorial’s new nine-story Courtyard Tower, the photo below provides a bird’s eye view of the “connector bridge” which will link the new patient tower to the existing East Tower when the project is complete in 2013.  

11.07.2011 | Campus Improvements

There’s a lot going on these days at Sarasota Memorial’s Courtyard Tower construction site as can be seen in the photo above.  Upper right:  window installation, middle ground level:  interior wall material delivery and left:  connector bridge work (yellow crane working on “bridge” that connects the existing East Tower to the new Courtyard Tower).   […]

You say it’s your birthday. It’s our birthday too!
11.02.2011 | SMH Extra

Sarasota Memorial turns 86 today! On Nov. 2, 1925, the 32-bed Sarasota Hospital opened on Hawthorne Street. It cost $40,000 to build and was operated by the Sarasota County Welfare Association. The hospital is the waking reality of  “the dream of many made possible by the intensive efforts of a few and the generosity of all,” wrote […]