VETERAN SURGEONS JOIN HOSPITAL-AFFILIATED SPECIALTY GROUP
July 1, 2009
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NEWTON – Newton Memorial Hospital is proud to announce that the impressive surgical team of Ronald K. Harris, M.D., Brian F. Newman, M.D. and John G. O’Brien. M.D. has joined Medical and Surgical Specialty Group, a Hospital-affiliated practice created by North Jersey Healthcare Corporation.
The team of Board Certified surgeons has more than 75 combined years of experience in a wide array of general surgical services, such as Surgical Oncology as well as Laser and Laparoscopic surgery. In addition, these surgeons are well-equipped to manage most types of cancer; treating lung, breast, colon, skin and soft-tissue tumors using the latest techniques and technology in cancer diagnosis and treatment .
Drs. Harris, Newman and O’Brien take a broad conventional and laparoscopic (minimally invasive) approach to many surgical conditions, including those involving the gallbladder, lung, colon, intestines, appendix, gastroesophageal reflux, hiatal hernia and all variations of abdominal wall and inguinal hernias on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. They also perform minor procedures to remove lumps, benign tumors, moles and minor skin cancers.
“These physicians have built a reputation for being talented and respected surgeons among patients, and have earned the confidence from peers in the medical community,” Vice President of Medical Affairs/Chief Medical Officer David Lazarus, M.D. said. “We have always had a strong relationship with these physicians and will continue to provide them the tools they need to deliver quality patient care.”
North Jersey Healthcare Corporation, the parent company of Newton Memorial Hospital, created Medical and Surgical Specialty Group to primarily provide patients in the region with increased access to surgical specialty services. The practice also has a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon as well as a Board Certified Otolaryngologist (Ear, Nose and Throat).
“The Medical and Surgical Specialty Group is emerging as a premier surgical specialty group in the community,” Dr. Lazarus added. “Newton Memorial Hospital continues to drive its mission of providing exceptional care and service and we’ll continue to recruit top doctors, partner with our medical staff, and expand our facilities and extensive menu of healthcare services.”
Drs. Harris, Newman and O’Brien will remain at their offices at the Andover Professional Building, 135 Newton-Sparta Road. To contact the general surgeons of Medical and Surgical Specialty Group, please call 973-383-6244.
PHOTO CAPTION: The surgical team of John G. O’Brien, M.D. (left), Brian F. Newman, M.D. (center) and Ronald K. Harris, M.D. recently joined Medical and Surgical Specialty Group, a Newton Memorial Hospital-affiliated practice created by North Jersey Healthcare Corporation.