Morton Plant Mease Experts Host Community Health Seminars

Melanoma, Peripheral Vascular Disease and Robotic Spine Surgery

CLEARWATER, Fla., (April 1, 2016) --  Health experts from Morton Plant Mease invite the community to attend upcoming health seminars in May focusing on Melanoma prevention, robotic spine surgery, peripheral vascular disease and weight loss surgery. The monthly seminars are free and held at BayCare’s various Morton Plant Mease facilities and community centers around Pinellas County.

Smoking Cessation
Saturday, May 7
10 a.m.
Mease Dunedin Hospital, Education Conference Room, 601 Main Street, Dunedin

This two-hour class provides valuable tools to help smokers quit. Participants receive four weeks of patches, gum or lozenges.

Melanoma Prevention
Tuesday, May 10
Noon
Morton Plant Hospital, Cheek Powell Heart and Vascular Pavilion, Meeting Rooms A&B, 455 Pinellas Street, Clearwater

Oncology Surgeon Peter Blumencranz, MD, will discuss melanoma risk factors, treatment and prevention, and Dermatologist Amy Ross, MD, will answer questions.

Weight Loss Surgery Information
Wednesday, May 11
5:30 p.m.
Mease Dunedin Hospital, Physician’s Office Building, 646 Virginia Street, Suite 600, Dunedin

Take the first step to weight loss surgery and attend an information session at one of our convenient locations. Meet a surgeon and learn more about your options.

Smoking Cessation
Thursday, May 12
6 p.m.
Mease Countryside Hospital, 3231 McMullen Booth Road, Meeting Room 3, Safety Harbor

This two-hour class provides valuable tools to help smokers quit. Participants receive four weeks of patches, gum or lozenges.

Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)
Friday, May 13
Noon
Morton Plant Hospital, Cheek Powell Heart and Vascular Pavilion, Meeting Room A, 455 Pinellas Street, Clearwater

Cardiologist Parag Patel, MD, will discuss the causes, symptoms and treatment options for peripheral vascular disease (PVD), which can cause pain when walking.

Robotic Spine Surgery
Wednesday, May 18
Noon
Aging Well Center at the Long Center, Grand Room, 1501 N Belcher Road, Clearwater

Orthopedic Surgeon Michael Piazza, MD, will discuss the latest minimally invasive robotic treatment options for back pain that can result in faster recovery and less pain.

To pre-register for a health seminar, call (727) 953-6877, or visit: www.BayCareEvents.org

About Morton Plant Mease

Nationally recognized for health care excellence, Morton Plant Mease Health Care is dedicated to providing community owned health care services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care. Morton Plant Mease Health Care is comprised of the following hospitals – Morton Plant, Clearwater; Mease Dunedin, Dunedin; Mease Countryside, Safety Harbor and Morton Plant North Bay, New Port Richey. For more information about Morton Plant Mease, go to www.baycare.org.

About BayCare Health System
BayCare is a leading not-for-profit health care system that connects individuals and families to a wide range of services at 13 hospitals and hundreds of other convenient locations throughout the Tampa Bay and central Florida regions. Inpatient and outpatient services include acute care, primary care, imaging, laboratory, behavioral health, home care, and wellness. Our mission is to improve the health of all we serve through community-owned, health care services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care.


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