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Robotics Patient Seminar

If knee pain is keeping you from what you love, we invite you to attend one of our no obligation seminars to learn about what causes knee pain, today’s treatment options, and the cutting edge NAVIO surgical system now available at Cayuga Medical Center, the only health care organization in Ithaca to offer robotics-assisted surgical technology.

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Cayuga Health Magazine – Winter 2019

Our hospitals’ leadership and staff have fulfilled the goal of providing locally available, high-quality, and sustainable health care through improvements that have enhanced the health and wellness of our communities. Dr. Marty Stallone will advance those efforts as the next president and CEO of Cayuga Medical Center starting Jan. 1, 2019, and when he takes on the additional responsibilities of leading the Cayuga Health System this coming fall.

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Getting back her winning edge

As a competitive swimmer who is in the pool for 15 hours each week, Elise Nishii-Kim is used to pushing her body. But, during an intense practice in the summer of 2016, with her heart pounding 180 beats a minute, she suddenly had trouble breathing.

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A health care network for safer sports

A partnership between Cayuga Medical Center’s Sports Medicine and Athletic Performance program and high school, community, and collegiate sports teams provides their athletes with an extra margin of safety. Certified athletic trainers specializing in athletic health care work closely with physicians and therapists to prevent injuries at practices and games at seven high schools, club sports, and collegiate teams at Cornell University, Ithaca College, and Wells College.

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Having a friend during treatments

It’s like coming home.

Trumansburg native Richard ‘Dick’ Austic has lived with cancer since 1996 when he received his first of what would become four diagnoses of cancer during the next 20 years. Richard was an animal science professor with an emphasis on poultry nutrition at Cornell University until he retired about 10 years ago. During the 1995 fall semester, he developed abdominal pain, found standing difficult, and lost about 50 pounds. At the end of the semester, he saw his physician who detected occult blood in a fecal sample. A CT scan revealed a large tumor on his colon, and Richard had surgery at Cayuga Medical Center later that day. Following his recovery from surgery, Richard had six weeks of radiation therapy and received chemotherapy treatments over the next 12 months at Cayuga Medical Center. Several years of follow-up care and tests confirmed the aggressive treatment was successful.

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