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St. Anthony's Hospital Invites Community to Health Seminars

January Seminars: Kidney Cancer Surgical Treatment and Hip Pain

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., (January 4, 2013) -- St. Anthony’s Hospital invites the community to two health seminars scheduled in January to learn more about surgical options for kidney cancer; and hip replacement and resurfacing.  These health seminars are held at St. Anthony’s Hospital, Auditorium, 1200 Seventh Ave. N., St. Petersburg, FL.

Surgical Options for Kidney Cancer

Wednesday, January 16


Join urologist Eric Diner, MD, to learn more about the latest information on diagnostic testing, fluorescence technology and how it can aid in delicate kidney surgery and what minimally invasive and robotic surgical options are available for kidney cancer. Integrated fluorescence imaging actually illuminates an organ to better identify cancerous tissue which can result in conserving kidney function in patients diagnosed with kidney cancer.

Total Hip Replacement vs. Hip Resurfacing

Thursday, January 31

5:30 p.m.

Orthopedic surgeon, John Pope, MD, will share information about a new surgical approach called hip resurfacing for patients with hip pain or experienced hip surgery, explain the difference between total joint replacement and resurfacing, and provide the latest diagnostic testing and treatment options available.

To register for any St. Anthony’s health seminar, call (727) 953-6993, or visit:

About St. Anthony’s Hospital

St. Anthony’s Hospital is a 395-bed hospital founded in 1931 as a ministry of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany and was the first faith-based hospital in Pinellas County. St. Anthony’s celebrated its 80th year in 2011, and the hospital continues its rich history dedicated to improving the health of the community by providing high-quality, innovative and compassionate care. St. Anthony’s has received the 2012 American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement award.  St. Anthony’s Susan Sheppard McGillicuddy Breast Center has received accreditation from both the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and the American College of Radiology. For superior energy efficiency, St. Anthony’s earned the EPA’s ENERGY STAR three consecutive times. For more information on St. Anthony’s, call (727) 953-6993.

About BayCare Health System

BayCare Health System is a leading community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area. Composed of a network of 10 not-for-profit hospitals, outpatient facilities and services such as imaging, lab, behavioral health and home health care, BayCare provides expert medical care throughout a patient’s lifetime. With more than 200 access points conveniently located throughout Tampa Bay, BayCare connects patients to a complete range of preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for any health care need. 

BayCare’s family of hospitals are: Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin, Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, St. Anthony’s, St. Joseph’s, St. Joseph’s Children’s, St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, St. Joseph’s Women’s, and South Florida Baptist. For more information, visit BayCare on the Web at