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    Sunrise Hospital Opens Newly Renovated Cath Lab

    Last updated 8 months ago

    The Heart Center at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center is pleased to announce the grand opening of its newly renovated Cardiac Catheterization Lab. Please join us for an open house:

    Tuesday, July 30 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    Located on the first floor of Sunrise Hospital (signage will be provided, please enter through the main lobby)

    3186 S. Maryland Pkwy., Las Vegas, NV 89109

    Interview opportunities will be made available.   

    About Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center:
    Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center provides high-quality, advanced healthcare services in Southern Nevada and the surrounding region. A Consumer Choice award-winning hospital for 15 consecutive years, Las Vegas’ largest acute care facility offers a full range of specialized services including an Accredited Chest Pain Center, The Nevada Neurosciences Institute— the region’s first Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center—featuring stroke, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis, a Comprehensive Cancer Center recognized by the American College of Surgeons, a comprehensive Breast Center, a Level-II Trauma and Emergency Services Department, a CARF accredited inpatient Rehabilitation Center, Orthopedics, Gamma Knife and specialty services in women’s health, pulmonology, critical care, complex surgery and wound care. Sharing the same campus is Sunrise Children’s Hospital- Nevada’s largest and most comprehensive children’s hospital.

    July 28th Is World Hepatitis Day

    Last updated 8 months ago

    Did you know that approximately two billion people have been exposed to the hepatitis B virus? This disease and hepatitis C are responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths each year. To combat these life-threatening illnesses, July 28 has been designated World Hepatitis Day. This global initiative, along with the efforts of Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center, aims to bring greater hepatitis awareness to Las Vegas area and the world.

    What Causes Hepatitis
    Both hepatitis B and hepatitis C are viral infections that cause damage to the liver. Hepatitis C results from blood-to-blood contact between a healthy individual and an infected person. Hepatitis B may be contracted from an infected individual through multiple fluids, such as blood, semen, and saliva. Activities that may present a risk of hepatitis B infection include using tainted tattooing equipment, sharing razors and intravenous needles, and engaging in unprotected sexual activities.

    Who Is at Risk for Hepatitis
    Individuals who practice any of the aforementioned activities may be at risk for hepatitis B or hepatitis C. Healthcare professionals strongly urge anyone who suspects that he may have been exposed to either virus to seek medical attention. Testing for hepatitis B and hepatitis C is crucial for both the wellbeing of the infected person and anyone who comes into contact with that person. With early detection and treatment, individuals with hepatitis B or hepatitis C can receive the care they need to delay or potentially eradicate the effects of their infection and prevent the spreading of either disease.

    Why Greater Hepatitis Awareness Is Necessary
    Given the ease with which hepatitis B and hepatitis C can spread and the billions of people who already have hepatitis, it’s crucial that individuals become more aware of these diseases. With the help of initiatives such as World Hepatitis Day, an end to the devastating effects of hepatitis is possible.

    Could you be at risk for hepatitis B or hepatitis C? Call Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center today at (702) 727-1567 to schedule an appointment for testing. Our Las Vegas healthcare facility provides comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for an extensive array of medical needs.

    How You Can Protect Your Skin from the Sun This Summer

    Last updated 8 months ago

    Las Vegas offers plenty of outdoor activities for people young and old. Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center encourages physical activity both indoors and outdoors—but if you prefer your fun under the sun, you must take the necessary precautions to avoid skin damage. Especially during the intense Las Vegas summers, protecting your skin is crucial.

    Don’t stop at one application of sunscreen
    Many people acknowledge the important role that broad-spectrum sunscreen plays in skin cancer prevention. Fewer individuals realize that sunscreen must be applied multiple times during the course of a day spent outdoors. If you intend to enjoy an afternoon at the pool, be sure to put on a second and even third application of sunscreen while you’re there. Outside activity that lasts more than two hours requires additional sunscreen coverage. Sports like swimming and running demand more frequent applications to replace lotion that has been sweated or washed off.

    Relax indoors during the middle of the day
    Sunburn happens quickly when the sun is directly above, and between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. is the prime time for the sun to produce the most damage. When possible, stay out of the sun’s way during the late morning and early afternoon.

    Wear a wide-brimmed hat wherever you go
    Skin cancer often develops on the parts of the body most commonly exposed to the sun. Though your arms, back, and legs may have a layer of clothing over them to block UVA and UVB rays, your scalp, face, and neck may have no such barrier. As an added means of protection, wear a wide-brimmed hat when you are outdoors.

    The cancer care unit at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center offers skin cancer treatment for patients in the greater Las Vegas area. Visit us today if you have a mole that shows any of the ABCDE’s of skin cancer: asymmetry, uneven borders, strange coloring, large diameter, or evolving appearance. For more information on our services, call (702) 727-1567.

    What Is a Balloon Sinuplasty?

    Last updated 9 months ago

    Chronic blocked sinuses can be a frustrating and painful condition for sufferers. When more conservative measures are unsuccessful at alleviating the pressure and discomfort that accompanies this problem, balloon sinuplasty may provide a solution. Balloon sinuplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that aims to open obstructed sinus passages. With the help of an endoscope, or small camera, a physician inserts a catheter into the nostril and guides it to the area experiencing the blockage. He then inflates the balloon, which causes the sinus passageway to open. Balloon sinuplasty can be an effective remedy for many individuals with ongoing sinus problems. Though anesthesia may be given in some cases, this procedure frequently produces little to no discomfort for patients.

    Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center offers balloon sinuplasty for Las Vegas area residents. If your chronic sinus congestion is interfering with your quality of life, we can help. Call (702) 727-1567 to set up a consultation for treatment at our hospital.

    Las Vegas Ophthalmologist Gives the Gift of Sight to Patients in the West Indies

    Last updated 9 months ago

    Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center would like to recognize Dr. Steven Leibowitz, Board Certified Ophthalmologist and recent recipient of the Senior Honors Award from the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA Medical Center.

    Dr. Leibowitz, who recently completed his fifth medical mission, is no stranger to the Caribbean Islands of the British West Indies. While most Americans frequent the area for leisure, Dr. Leibowitz has made it his “home away from home” for philanthropic reasons.

    At the time of his residency with Harvard University’s Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, there were no Ophthalmologists in St. Lucia. Today, there are four Ophthalmologists in the area; however they are unable to perform complex surgical procedures for the treatment of conditions such as Grave’s Disease and other tearing issues. Dr. Leibowitz personally funds all of his medical missions.   

    “Through these missions, I am able to share my knowledge with local Ophthalmologists and teach them techniques for complex medical procedures that they were previously unable to perform,” said Dr. Leibowitz.

    Dr. Leibowitz is the Medical Director of the Center for Graves Disease at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center. Sunrise is the only hospital in Las Vegas to offer treatment for Graves Disease, an autoimmune disorder that affects the eyes and orbits. The most common symptoms include inflamed or bulging eyes, swelling of the eyelids, weight loss and an increased thyroid. Side effects from this activity may result in an increase in your metabolic rate and may affect a person’s physical appearance and mood.

    Dr. Leibowitz specializes in surgery of the eyelids, tear ducts and orbital surfaces. He is one of only two members of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Nevada. Dr. Leibowitz is a member of an International Thyroid Eye Disease Study Group, ITEDS, to develop new medical treatments to avoid the orbital complications of Grave’s Disease.  One day a week he travels to UCLA, where he teaches residents and fellows at the Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA to perform ophthalmic plastic surgery.

    To learn more about the Center for Graves Disease at Sunrise Hospital or for a physician referral, call (702) 233-5454 or log onto

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