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Friday, June 1, 2012 - 10:23am

Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital bariatric surgeon Saber Ghiassi led a study through Stanford University that found morbidly obese patients who had gastric bypass surgery were able to significantly reduce their medications for hypertension and diabetes at a year after surgery – which led to a big drop in health care costs. Forty-year-old Paul Ferguson of Fresno’s story serves as an example of real results. He lost more than 200 pounds through gastric bypass surgery more than a year ago, and no longer needs his medications for diabetes and hypertension. 


Friday, March 30, 2012 - 10:02am

March 30 is Doctors Day. Here's what some Community Medical Centers' employees had to say ...


Friday, January 27, 2012 - 12:59pm

It’s not common knowledge, but when it comes to surgery, knowing your blood volume could be critical. Until recently there hasn’t been a quick or easy way to measure blood volumes right before surgery.


Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 4:03pm

Community Medical Centers provided nearly $134 million in uncompensated services to the medically underserved in fiscal year 2010/2011, equivalent to more than 12 percent of its total expenses, according to the nonprofit hospital system’s annual community benefits report filed with the State of California.


Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 10:38am

Surgeons specializing in bariatric procedures shared the latest research on revision surgery, debated what makes the biggest difference in helping patients who regain weight and experience complications, and reviewed new techniques during a conference at Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital on Oct. 21.