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Miami Beach, FL, United States, 2011/04/08 - Concierge healthcare provider EliteHealth is now offering “scarless,” less-painful general surgical procedures like appendix removal and gallbladder surgery - EliteHealth.com.
After a new a strategic alliance with a top physician in Miami, concierge medical network and executive physical provider EliteHealth is pleased to offer its patients “scarless” surgery for common general surgical procedures – including appendectomy and gall bladder removal surgery. The procedure is performed via a small incision in the navel (belly button), and patients report less pain and typically recover within 24 to 48 hours after surgery.
On Saturday, March 12th, a thirty-year-old female EliteHealth patient visiting the Miami Beach area from Venezuela was admitted to top Miami Beach hospital Mount Sinai Medical Center with severe abdominal pain. After the EliteHealth team was called, she was seen at around 3:00pm. and diagnosed with acute appendicitis. The patient was seen by surgeon Dr. Irving Jorge, a performer of minimally invasive surgeries and a concierge doctor who has a strategic alliance with EliteHealth. Dr. Jorge completed the procedure within one hour, and within 48 hours she was experiencing no pain or visible scars and was ready to go home.
Dr. Jorge has been performing minimally invasive surgical procedures to remove the appendix or gallbladder for two years. The procedure, referred to in medical terminology as single incision laparoscopic surgery (or SILS), is performed by placing a small, single incision in the belly button rather than on the abdomen. This allows the surgeon to enter the abdominal cavity while disturbing less surrounding tissue and leaving no scars on the stomach. The scar produced by the incision is well-hidden in the navel and the procedure is thus termed “scarless.” The procedure is performed almost weekly at Mount Sinai.
The patient was lucky to be under the care of EliteHealth’s concierge medicine services, as she was provided rapid care and offered a surgical alternative to eliminate scarring. Always in search of top physicians and surgeons to provide the best care to their patients, EliteHealth approached Dr. Jorge to join their team after seeing him perform this procedure and both are looking forward to an excellent relationship. Beyond excellent emergency care services, EliteHealth offers concierge and corporate healthcare packages – including executive physical and wellness services – for patients who seek the highest-quality and most complete healthcare experience. They also have a nationwide network of medical offices. “Scarless” appendectomy procedures can help EliteHealth patients recover and return to their daily lives in 24 to 48 hours.
EliteHealth (elitehealth.com) is a premier national and international provider of concierge medical services, including executive and corporate wellness plans. Through state-of-the-art technology, top physicians, and 24/7 access, EliteHealth patients are afforded the most comprehensive healthcare experience.