Our Physician Assistant, Scott Geller, M.S., M.M.S., PA-C, has a Masters Degree in Nutrition. You can make an appointment with Mr. Geller to receive nutrition counseling for a variety of intestinal disorders, including celiac disease, GERD/heartburn and irritable bowel syndrome.
For more information about the event contact Evan Epper at 201-647-2163 or EEpper@HackensackUMC.org.
The National Pancreas Foundation provides hope for those suffering from pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer through funding cutting edge research, advocating for new and better therapies, and providing support and education for patients, caregivers and health care professionals. To learn more about the National Pancreas Foundation visit www.pancreasfoundation.org.
Party for a Cure
May 15, 2016 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
There’s No Time to Spare
Join the National Pancreas Foundation and our national sponsor Aptalis Pharmaceuticals on Saturday, October 18th, for an afternoon of bowling for a great cause!
Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Bowler City Lanes
85 Midtown Bridge St
Hackensack, NJ 07601
We’ll have food, raffle items and two hours of bowling for a great cause! Plus, we’ll also have “red pin challenges” and a host of other on-site games to help raise money for a cure.
We’ll have teams spread out across all lanes, with each team “bowling for research dollars”. If you want to participate and don’t have a team, we’ll find one for you!
When you register, everything (bowling, shoes, food) is included! And kids under 12 bowl for FREE! So please, bring the whole family out for the festivities.
We look forward to seeing you on October 18th!
To register click here:
Hackensack conference explores NJ’s sharp rise in cases of pancreatic cancer
Despite the progress in preventing and treating most forms of cancer, one of its most lethal types — cancer of the pancreas — has shown a sharp uptick in New Jersey. When one of Hackensack University Medical Center’s longtime popular internists died of the disease last year, his doctor decided to dedicate a community education program to his memory.
The EPIC School in Paramus, New Jersey, a school for children with autism, has issued a proclamation to Hackensack Digestive Disease Associates honoring the medical practice for its ongoing support of autism research and education. Hackensack Digestive Disease Associates has been a prime sponsor of “Go The Distance for Autism”, a Bergen County bike-a-thon that raises over a million dollars annually for autism.
Dr. Rosario J. Ligresti, one of the physicians at Hackensack Digestive Disease Associates, has been named the Acting Chief of Gastroenterology at Hackensack University Medical Center. Dr. Ligresti’s practice focuses on performing advanced endoscopy, such as endoscopic ultrasound and ERCP. These are specialized procedures that evaluate the pancreas, bile duct, liver and other parts of the digestive tract. All of the physicians at Hackensack Digestive Disease Associates are on staff at Hackensack University Medical Center, which has been ranked the top hospital in New Jersey by U.S. News and World Report.
A study from the Harvard School of Public Health reported in the September 10, 2013 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine has confirmed the benefit of colonoscopy to significantly reduce deaths from colon cancer. The study showed that patients who underwent colonoscopy reduced their risk of dying from colon cancer by 68%. For comparison, studies have shown that mammograms decrease breast cancer deaths by 33%. The study involved 88,000 people followed over a period of 22 years.