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MedStar Southern Maryland Welcomes New Neurosurgeon Steven Spitz, MD

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center welcomes new neurosurgeon, Steven Spitz, MD.  Dr. Spitz joins doctors Anaizi, Sandhu and Voyadzis in a neurosurgery practice that treats the full spectrum of brain and spine cases.  Dr. Spitz will perform procedures that include spine oncology, minimally invasive spine surgery, nerve decompression surgery, nerve reconstruction surgery, cervical disc arthroplasty and laminoplasty and cervical, thoracic and lumbar surgeries. Prior to joining MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center, Dr. Spitz completed a Spine Fellowship at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia, where he honed his treatment philosophy.“I believe healthcare decisions should be a collaboration between myself and the patient,”…

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Detecting Breast Cancer: Innovative Machines and Expert Specialists Come Together

One key to the declining rate of breast cancer is advancement in early detection.  At MedStar Southern Maryland, radiologists Anna H. Choi, Gina Kim-Ahn and Tina Sprouse are on the forefront of early detection, thanks to their fellowship training and years of experience in breast imaging, paired with a new 3-D tomosynthesis digital mammography machine. This new $500K mammography unit creates a 3-dimensional mammogram that yields an advanced form of breast imaging that is especially helpful in dense breast tissue.  The 3-D mammography also allows for detection of smaller tumors and of subtle secondary findings of cancer. “Not all mammograms…

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Hospital Introduces New Plastic Surgeon, Sarah R. Sher, MD

CLINTON, MD – MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center welcomes new plastic surgeon, Sarah R. Sher, MD.  In this position, Dr. Sher will concentrate on breast reconstruction for breast cancer patients, as well as breast reductions and general reconstruction.  Dr. Sher will work in close partnership with breast surgeon Ekaterini V. Tsiapali, MD.  Together, these surgeons will surgically remove cancerous breast tissue (Tsiapali) and reconstruct breasts (Sher). “I’m looking forward to playing a positive role in a patient’s journey through breast cancer,” said Dr. Sher.  “It’s so fulfilling to be a part of a team of physicians who can understand what patients…

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My Story: Breast Cancer Survivor Valerie Calhoun

Valerie Calhoun feels like she’s back.  After an exhausting battle with breast cancer, she has thrown her wigs to the back of her closet, she is active in her church again and she is scheduling ice cream dates with her granddaughter.  None of this would be possible, she says, without the breast cancer treatment she received at MedStar Southern Maryland and the special attention she received from breast surgeon Dr. Ekaterini V. Tsiapali.It was during a yearly mammogram last July when Valerie found out she had a tumor.  After her mom’s three-time battle with breast cancer decades ago, she was…

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MedStar Southern Maryland Welcomes New Neurosurgeon Steven Spitz, MD
MedStar Southern Maryland Welcomes New Neurosurgeon Steven Spitz, MD
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