November 14, 2018

Can diet impact breast cancer risk?

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A well-balanced diet can help ward off health problems – and that includes breast cancer. According to Amanda Amigo, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and certified specialist in Oncology Nutrition at Cleveland Clinic Florida’s Maroone Cancer Center, there isn’t one specific food proven to increase a woman’s risk for developing breast cancer, but alcoholic beverages are […]

Cleveland Clinic’s Rectal Cancer Program Earns Accreditation from the American College of Surgeons National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cance

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CLEVELAND (September 10, 2018): Cleveland Clinic’s rectal cancer program, based in Cleveland, Ohio, and Weston, Florida, has earned a three-year accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC), a program launched in 2017 and administered by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Cleveland Clinic’s rectal cancer program is the first in Ohio and […]

Cleveland Clinic speaks on prevention, treatment of skin cancer

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As we enter August and the last month of the Skin Cancer Awareness months in Cayman, Cleveland Clinic Florida wants to remind the community of the ways in which you can protect yourself from this too prevalent disease. While there isn’t an official mandatory registry for skin cancer in the Cayman Islands, it is still […]

Modern techniques for treating digestive diseases reduce pain & recovery time

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Cleveland Clinic gastroenterologists and oncologists are using new tools and techniques that require no stitches or long recovery times to treat digestive diseases. EMR, short for Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, is one of the most successful and widely used techniques. It involves elevating the lesion either with submucosal injection of a solution or with cap suction, […]

A second opinion can make the difference

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Cleveland Clinic’s Global Patient Services Provides Local Point of Contact so Patients can Focus on What matters – their Health Patients diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening illness or condition, may want to seek a specialist’s second opinion to ensure the validity of the initial diagnosis and the best course of treatment. Sometimes a patient may […]

Cleveland Clinic doctor speaks at Cayman Islands heart symposium

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Ahmad Zeeshan, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon at Cleveland Clinic Florida, was in Grand Cayman last week at the Cayman Heart Fund’s annual International Symposium, where he spoke about current management and treatment options for thoracic aortic aneurysms. The thoracic aorta is the section of the aorta that runs through the chest. An aneurysm occurs when […]

Cleveland Clinic raises Afib awareness

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This heart health month, leading hospital Cleveland Clinic wants to ensure that Cayman is aware of and keeping an eye out for signs and symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation (Afib). Afib occurs when someone has a heartbeat outside of the ordinary range of 60-100 beats per minute, ranging up to highs of 175 beats per minute. […]

Diabetes Type 2: bariatric surgery and medicines are the most effective treatments

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A census carried out in 2010 revealed that 43% of the total population and 63% of Caymanians suffered from diabetes. The problem is a global one — type 2 diabetes is considered “one of the main killers in the world” according to the World Health Organization. Type 2 diabetes differs from type 1 in that […]

Diabetes type 2: bariatric surgery and medicines are the most effective treatments

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From Cleveland Clinic A census carried out in 2010 revealed that 43% of the total population and 63% of Caymanians suffered from diabetes. The problem is a global one – type 2 diabetes is considered “one of the main killers in the world” according to the World Health Organization. Type 2 diabetes differs from type […]

Cleveland Clinic Florida advocates for breast cancer awareness in Cayman

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Cleveland Clinic Florida, currently one of the top ten hospitals in Florida ranked by the U.S. News & World Report, has been busy advocating for breast cancer awareness in the Cayman Islands. Breast Cancer is currently the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women in the Caribbean. In September, Margaret Thompson, MD, Breast Surgeon at […]