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It’s a common misconception that many people younger than 60 interested in joint replacement should hold off until the pain is unbearable. This approach forces this population to sacrifice their quality of life and live with chronic joint pain. Thankfully, advancements in joint replacement technology are allowing this growing number …continue reading

MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center continues its fight against COVID-19 as a participant in the I-SPY COVID Trial (Investigation of Serial Studies to Predict Your COVID Therapeutic Response with Biomarker Integration and Adaptive Learning). The focus of the trial is to improve outcomes for severely-ill COVID-19 patients. The I-SPY COVID …continue reading

On this momentous presidential election day, hospitalized patients at MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center had their voices heard, despite not being able to make it to the polls. Patient Relations team at Long Beach Medical Center distributed dozens of ballots directly to patient bedsides to ensure that each eligible voter …continue reading

MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center is the recipient of a community grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation to support its Parkinson’s Wellness Program — part of the MemorialCare Rehabilitation Institute. The Parkinson’s Wellness Program is specifically tailored to meet the needs of those affected by Parkinson’s Disease and their caregivers. It’s …continue reading

The MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute at Long Beach Medical Center is expanding its leadership team with accomplished Southern California cardiologist, David Shavelle, M.D., being named medical director of adult cardiology. Dr. Shavelle is bringing his extensive leadership experience in cardiology to this new role that will provide leadership and …continue reading

The MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute at Long Beach Medical Center is now offering the WATCHMAN™ Left Atrial Appendage Closure Device for patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib). These patients are often at high risk of suffering a stroke and need to take lifelong anticoagulation medication (i.e. blood thinners) to reduce …continue reading

Nilesh Vora, M.D., has been named medical director of the MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute at Long Beach Medical Center. Dr. Vora will lead a team of nationally recognized physicians, nurses and other supportive care team members in advancing cancer care for nearly 1,800 newly diagnosed patients each year. Dr. Vora …continue reading

Intuitive Surgical® has named MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center as a Mentor Case Observation Site for robotic-assisted thoracic surgery using the da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System. The designation of a case observation site means that at Long Beach Medical Center there is an expert surgeon, Amir Abolhoda, M.D., to train …continue reading

MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center has named Marshall Gillette, M.D., as medical director of its Palliative Care Program. Palliative care is specialized medical care that provides relief from the symptoms and stress of serious illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for patients and families. Board-certified in family …continue reading

The MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute at Long Beach Medical Center is the only hospital in Southern California — and one of only four sites in all of California — participating in the Dual Epicardial and Endocardial Procedure clinical trial (DEEP). The trial is a prospective, multi-center, single-arm, investigational device …continue reading

Renowned cardiovascular surgeons Marc Sakwa, M.D. and Jeffrey Altshuler, M.D. are bringing their leadership, surgical advancements and world-class expertise in minimally invasive heart surgery for complex heart procedures to MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute, continuing the expansion and development of cardiovascular care services and the legacy of MemorialCare clinical pioneers …continue reading