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New Dedicated Parathyroid Website

DeKalb Surgical Associates is pleased to announce the launching of ParathyroidAtlanta.com, a website dedicated to patient education regarding hyperparathyroidism. Hyperparathyroidism is a disease in which the calcium level in the blood is above the normal range, causing a variety of symptoms and potential complications. Years ago this was often a “silent disease”, only diagnosed after […]

Should I Get a 3D Mammogram?

Screening mammography of course has been recommended for women for many years. Typically it is recommended to begin at age 40, with annual mammograms thereafter. There are some institutions that have more recently recommended delaying screening mammograms until the age of 50, and then to consider doing them only every 2 years, unless the woman […]

Dr. Kennedy on WSB Radio Talk Show April 10 at 3 PM

Dr. John Kennedy will be a guest on the weekly WSB radio talk show, “The Weekly Checkup” on Sunday, April 10 at 3 PM, hosted by Bruce Feinberg.  The topic will be screening mammography and other topics related to breast health. You can listen on the radio at FM 95.5, on AM 750, or listen […]

New American Cancer Society Screening Mammography Recommendations

You may have heard or seen recent reporting in 2015 of an update in the recommendations made by the American Cancer Society (ACS) regarding who should get screening mammograms, and how often. The last time the ACS had published recommendations was in 2003. Those recommendations were fairly simple– start annual mammograms when you turn 40, […]

Partial Breast Irradiation Method for Breast Cancer

Partial breast irradiation method for breast cancer shortens treatment time to five days. The treatment of breast cancer has become increasingly less invasive over the past several decades. More women than ever are opting for breast conservation therapy rather than a more invasive mastectomy. Still, breast conservation requires the use of radiation therapy after surgery. […]

DeKalb Surgical Associates in Atlanta Business Chronicle

Dekalb Surgeons Turn to Less Invasive Treatment Atlanta Business Chronicle – July 21, 2006 by Deborah Held Maslia, Contributing Writer According to the American Cancer Society, almost 213,000 women are expected to be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in 2006, with 63.7 percent diagnosed when the tumor is still localized, or in its early stages. […]