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North Florida’s First Robot-Assisted Lung Lobectomy Performed at Orange Park Medical Center

North Florida’s First Robot-Assisted Lung Lobectomy Performed at Orange Park Medical Center

Yesterday a surgical team at Orange Park Medical Center, led by cardiothoracic surgeon Nathan Bates, M.D., became the first in North Florida and South Georgia to perform a procedure called a lung lobectomy with robotic assistance. A lobectomy is a surgical procedure done to remove part of a patient’s lung because of lung cancer.

Robot-assisted surgery is not new, however, using the robot for thoracic (chest) surgery is a relatively new surgical advancement for the treatment of lung cancer. The traditional surgery to open the chest and remove all or part of a lung, is called a thoracotomy. To perform this procedure, the surgeon makes a large incision in the patient’s chest to access the lungs. Since muscles of the chest wall are cut, patients usually experience significant post-operative pain and a long recovery.

Dr. Bates made three small incisions, about 8 millimeters long, in the side of the patient’s chest to insert the robotic-controlled tools he used to operate and a tiny high-definition camera that allowed him to see inside the patient’s chest.

Hanania Automotive is at it again with another Car Giveaway! This time through Facebook

Hanania Automotive is at it again with another Car Giveaway! This time through Facebook

Hanania Automotive Group has stepped into a new era of giveaways, social media. What better way to grow followers on Face book, than to give away a car? Jack Hanania wanted to connect with his customers on a different level, and has realized social media may be the answer.  In the past 6 months Hanania Automotive Group, through its brand name and four dealerships, has engaged over 5,500 friends. This is no small endeavor! Jack has always seen the importance of personal interaction with customers and has found the perfect tool.

United Rentals Supports the Middleburg Community and "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"

United Rentals Supports the Middleburg Community and "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"

Equipment rental company United Rentals is working around the clock in Middleburg this week, where employees are providing construction equipment and services to "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." The build is part of United Rentals' fourth year of partnership with the award-winning television show, which has relied on the industry leader for equipment and volunteers on more than 75 new home constructions.

Florida Commissioner of Education to Speak at Clay Chamber Economic Development Quarterly Luncheon

Florida Commissioner of Education to Speak at Clay Chamber Economic Development Quarterly Luncheon

Dr. Eric J. Smith, Commissioner of Education for Florida’s Department of Education (DOE) will be the keynote speaker at the Clay County Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Development Quarterly Luncheon sponsored by Community First Credit Union on February 4. The race for knowledge and prosperity will take Bold, Visionary Education Reform that Includes Quality Leaders & Teachers in Our Schools and an Involved Business Community.

MAU Job Fair for Welders with Mechanical Skills on January 27th

A special job fair will be held on Thursday, January 27th for individuals with mechanical and welding experience for MAU job openings in Jacksonville, FL. The welding positions will be performing railcar maintenance and repair duties for MAU at TTX in Jacksonville, FL.  MAU is a staffing company headquartered in Augusta, GA that provides custom workforce solutions. 

NEFAR Announces December 2010 Real Estate Sales Results

NEFAR Announces December 2010 Real Estate Sales Results

The Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR) announces real estate market statistics for December 2010. Statistics encompass both single-family residential and condo sales.

Shred-it Community Shred

Friday, January 21, 2011 9am to Noon

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Shred-it and Crime Stoppers will provide a FREE opportunity for citizens to beat identity theft!