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Living Well - December 2015

Sea Festival of Trees - November 21 to December 6
to benefit Anna Jaques Hospital & the Salisbury Beach Partnership, Inc.
Anna Jaques To Offer MAKO™ Robotic Assisted Surgery, a New Alternative to Total Knee and Hip Replacement
For people suffering from knee and hip pain, a new alternative surgical procedure is bringing much-needed relief for some patients. Anna Jaques has purchased the RIOŽ Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System, enabling orthopedic surgeons from Seacoast Orthopedics and Sports Medicine North to perform MAKO Partial Knee Resurfacing and MAKO Total Hip Replacement procedures at the hospital. Anna Jaques is only the second hospital in the region to offer MAKO™ robotic-assisted surgery.

MAKO™ is an entirely different way of surgically treating osteoarthritis of the knee, particularly for patients living with early- to mid-stage osteoarthritis that has not progressed to all three compartments of the knee. Benefits to patients include:
  • Reduced pain
  • Shorter hospitalization (1 day vs. 3+ days)
  • More rapid recovery
  • Less implant wear and loosening
  • Smaller scar
  • Bone sparing
  • Rapid recovery
  • Better motion and a more natural feeling knee
MAKO™ also offers an alternative total hip replacement surgery. Patients can expect increased accuracy of placement of the hip implant which can reduce the likelihood of hip dislocation; consistency in leg length; potentially decreasing the need for a shoe lift; and longer lifetime of the implant.

Want to know if MAKO™ is right for you? Anna Jaques will offer free monthly seminars led by a MAKO-certified orthopedic surgeon at the hospital to share information about the surgery, and to answer questions. All seminars are 6:00pm-7:00pm in the Higgins Conference Room at Anna Jaques on the following dates:
  • January 11th with Dr. Steve Mattheos, Sports Medicine North
  • January 27th with Dr. Michael Wack, Seacoast Orthopedics
  • February 8th with Dr. Steve Mattheos, Sports Medicine North
  • February 23rd with Dr. Paul Chang, Seacoast Orthopedics
Visit www.ajh.org/orthopedics to learn more.
U P C O M I N G   E V E N T S
Aid Association's Tree of Light
Celebrate the true spirit of the holidays with the Aid Association's Tree of Light ceremony on December 7th at 5:00pm. The Aid Association will officially light the tree on Highland Avenue, where each light that shines reflects a gift made in honor or in memory of a loved one. Join us for the tree lighting, followed by holiday musical performances and refreshments.
New Year, New You ...
   A Diabetes Management Seminar
Managing your diabetes can be tough. Join the Anna Jaques Diabetes Management Team on January 5th from 5:00pm-6:30pm in the Higgins Conference Room for, "New Year, New You." The seminar will focus on stress management and meditation, healthy eating tips with real examples, and overall diabetes management.
There will be an opportunity to speak one-on-one with a member of the team with questions. RSVP to MPywell@ajh.org or 978-463-1049 ext. 2004.
*NEW* Pulmonary Support Group - Airways
Starting in 2016, Pulmonary Rehab at Anna Jaques will offer a free monthly support group called Airways, for people with chronic lung disease. Upcoming dates & topics:
  • January 5th - Nutrition
  • February 2nd - Anatomy & Physiology of the lungs
  • March 1st - Medications 
For more information call Sarah Melville, BS, RRT, at 978-463-1289. 
Expanding Primary Care in Amesbury & Haverhill
Anna Jaques welcomes several highly trained, board-certified
Primary Care Physicians, each with impressive backgrounds, experience, and education. 
North Shore Internal Medicine Expands to Amesbury and Welcomes Aaron Glenney, MD

Dr. Aaron Glenney and

Dr. Saira Naseer-Ghiasuddin

North Shore Internal Medicine has opened its doors to a second office location at 2 Goddard Avenue in Amesbury. The Amesbury location will be led by new physician, Dr. Aaron Glenney who proudly joins Dr. Saira Naseer-Ghiasuddin.
Dr. Aaron Glenney is a family medicine physician who in addition to caring for patients in his Amesbury office, will see patients staying overnight at Anna Jaques Hospital and in area nursing homes.
Dr. Glenney is accepting new patients, and will be offering same day appointments in Amesbury.
Call North Shore Internal Medicine-Amesbury at 978-834-5176.
Co-Branded Primary Care         
In January 2015, Anna Jaques and Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare (BIDHC) introduced the first of our co-branded primary care collaboration with Dr. Maysabel Aponte and the opening of BIDHC-Haverhill. A year later, this co-branded collaboration - with the shared goal of providing excellent primary care right in our community - grows with new physicians and practices in Amesbury and Haverhill.
BIDHC-Haverhill Family Medicine welcomes two new primary care physicians, Dr. Michael Guidi and Dr. Chaya Ray (who joins in March 2016). BIDHC-Haverhill Family Medicine is located at 215 Summer Street in Haverhill (with patient entrance at 44 Mill Street), in the suite next to Dr. Aponte's BIDHC-Haverhill office.
The new BIDHC - Amesbury practice opened on December 1st in the newly renovated office building at 2 Goddard Avenue next to Amesbury Health Center with Dr. Anavera Lopes and Dr. Risa Schulman.
To learn more about BIDHC-Haverhill Family Practice and
BIDHC-Amesbury, visit www.bidmc.org.
Thoracic Clinic at Anna Jaques Cancer Center, affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess
Medical Center - Opening December 8th!
Anna Jaques and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) are pleased to announce our latest clinical collaboration, the Thoracic Clinic at Anna Jaques Cancer Center, affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.This clinic delivers the advanced care you'd expect from a major Boston medical center, with a convenient, personalized approach right here in your community - the best of both worlds. Services include:
  • Cancers of the lung & esophagus (tube connecting throat to stomach)
  • Heartburn and hiatal hernia
  • Complex diseases impacting the windpipes
  • Diseases in the lungs and area surrounding the heart including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD or emphysema)
The Thoracic Clinic will be located in the Anna Jaques Cancer Center at One Wallace Bashaw Jr. Way, Suite 2001, in Newburyport. For more information or appointments, please call 978-463-1374. 
Meet The Surgeons:
Sidhu Gangadharan, MD, Chief of Thoracic Surgery and Interventional Pulmonology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is board-certified in thoracic surgery and a Harvard Medical Faculty Physician. Dr. Gangadharan received his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School and served as an intern and resident at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Gangadharan also completed his fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Michael Kent, MD, Director of Minimally-Invasive Thoracic Surgeryis Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and a board-certified thoracic surgeon in the Division of Thoracic Surgery and Interventional Pulmonology at BIDMC. Dr. Kent earned his medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine, and completed his internship and residency at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital, followed by a fellowship in minimally invasive thoracic surgery and a residency in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

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