cancer

Cancer…are we treating the disease or just a symptom?

Posted on June 8, 2017

Erlanger hosts viewing and discussion of The C Word. On Wednesday, June 28, Erlanger Health System will host a showing of the documentary The C Word at Christ United Methodist Church followed by a panel discussion with two physicians. The movie focuses on cancer and lifestyle choices that can affect healing and help with prevention. … »


Two leading OBGYN Practices Join Erlanger Health System

Posted on May 15, 2017

Erlanger Women’s Institute for Specialized Health (formerly WISH) and the Erlanger  Center for Women (formerly Chattanooga Center for Women) have  joined the Erlanger Medical Group – the region’s fastest growing physician practice. The two OB-GYN groups are the newest members of Erlanger Women’s Services, along with UT Erlanger Women’s Health Specialists whose practice is located in … »


Erlanger East Cardiovascular Interventional Radiology Lab

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Erlanger East continues to grow up. The $50 million expansion of Erlanger East Hospital included four new operating rooms, a new 58-bed patient tower including a 6-bed ICU, and expanded physician office space. Additionally, in August 2016, Erlanger East got its own Cardiovascular Interventional Radiology lab. CVIR stands for “Cardiovascular Interventional Radiology” and refers to … »


Why a full-term pregnancy is better

Posted on March 29, 2017

You’ve made it to eight or nine months. You’re probably a bit uncomfortable. It’s hard to bend, your back aches, and your ankles are huge. You want that baby out of there. But keep in mind, carrying your baby to full term is the best thing for both of you. Though a full-term pregnancy used … »


3 reasons wellness visits are important

Posted on March 4, 2017

You visit the doctor when you have a sore throat and take your son to the pediatrician when he suffers a playground injury. But visiting a primary care physician when you’re well is just as vital to your health. Why are wellness visits important? 1. Regular wellness visits help you build a relationship with your … »


Giving: Making a difference

Posted on July 19, 2016

With work underway on a $50 million project to transform Erlanger East Hospital into the region’s first lifestyle hospital, we need your help. Our vision is to provide comprehensive lifestyle medicine and services that place a premium on quality of care, easy access and convenience. A variety of beautifully landscaped outdoor spaces will surround the … »


Orthopaedics: Bringing additional expertise

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Three orthopaedic surgeons and an interventional physiatrist are joining the Erlanger Orthopaedic Center of Excellence, bringing its total number of specialists to 16. The four local specialists joining the center are currently associated with Chattanooga Bone and Joint Surgeons. We welcome: • David Bruce, M.D., who is fellowship trained in both sports medicine and pediatric orthopaedics. He attended medical … »


Orthopaedics: Offering hip arthroscopy

Posted on July 18, 2016

With any surgery, patients hope for a speedy recovery. And with arthroscopies, it’s possible. Arthroscopic surgery, or arthroscopy, is a minimally invasive procedure in which small incisions are made so that a tiny surgical camera, or arthroscope, can be inserted to examine the joint. One or two additional small cuts can be made to allow … »


GI Services: Prevention is the best medicine

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Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer among men and women in the United States. The good news, though, is that the cancer is also one of the most preventable. This type of cancer is largely preventable because it is slow developing. It can take as many as 10 to 15 years for a … »


Expanding to meet your needs

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Phase one of our $50 million expansion project, which included the first part of a Surgical Services expansion, is complete. The Surgical Services expansion doubled the unit’s capacity, adding four state-of-the-art operating suites and several recovery room beds. More expansion and renovation is still to come — transforming the space to better meet patient and … »


Erlanger East Hospital celebrates expansion milestone

Posted on December 9, 2015

As decorated trees began appearing throughout the city, a massive lighted evergreen was ceremoniously hoisted to the top of Erlanger East Hospital following a celebratory feast and milestone event at the growing Gunbarrel Road facility. The symbolic “Topping Out” ceremony was held on December 4 as hundreds of builders, contractors, subcontractors, and Erlanger East employees … »