News & Events

Friday, June 4, 2010 - 11:36am

Bakersfield’s Greg Rogers knew he would need hip replacement soon since his hip had hurt him for years. When he could stand it no longer, he began looking for the best program and physician and decided on orthopedic surgeon Kevin Lester at Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno – just two hours from his home.


Friday, May 21, 2010 - 12:18pm

Katie Stater’s journey through jaw surgery got her the results she’s always wanted.

“The staff at Community Regional Medical Center was wonderful,” said Stater, a registered nurse turned jaw surgery patient.


Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 12:20pm

Many people in the Fresno region who have hepatitis might not even know it. It’s hard to detect without a blood test and can be deadly if left untreated. Some were born with it, others acquired it and some won’t know they have it until the damage is done. 


Friday, May 7, 2010 - 12:34pm

Frank Miramontes of Visalia was living with almost unbearable pain because of degenerative discs in his spine. Bone spurs on the discs added to his pain and he felt his quality of life was suffering when he was unable to work or get around.

The pain led him to neurosurgeon Adam Brant, who performed spine surgery that changed Miramontes’ life.


Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 12:36pm

Tim Volk, a 51-year-old ex-Marine and nuclear engineer, was facing the prospect of a risky third open heart surgery after blockages were again found in arteries leading to his heart. But cardiologist Bipin Joshi offered him another choice with a new technology – the “Impella” or world’s smallest heart pump.