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Breaking New Ground

by Editorial Staff--South Jersey Magazine

We asked several leaders in the local medical community to tell us about the exciting new advancements that are allowing them to provide better patient care thanks to breakthroughs in procedures and technology. Check out what these area experts had to say.

Alternative Medicine

Magaziner Center for Wellness
Drs. Magaziner and Greenberg
At Magaziner, there are alternatives to surgery. Many! You need a doctor who understands more than just illness. At Magaziner, we understand wellness. Board-certified physicians Dr. Allan Magaziner and Dr. Scott Greenberg are renowned for their clinical experience, medical expertise and compassionate healing.
The Magaziner Center for Wellness has been recognized as one of the nation’s leading complementary and alternative medical centers for more than 20 years. In addition to helping you maintain optimum health through diet, nutrition and lifestyle choices, we treat a multitude of disorders including cancer, chronic pain and infections, heart disease, hormone imbalances, heavy metal toxicity, autism and ADD. We also specialize in non-invasive cosmetic procedures to help combat the damaging effects of aging.
Drs. Magaziner and Greenberg have made it their life’s work to help their patients achieve optimum health by living longer and healthier lives.
Cherry Hill | (856) 424-8222


State of the Art Smiles
Dr. Teresa Addiego
One of the latest advancements in dental care is the Biolase, a laser that avoids the need for novocaine and dental drills in treatments, including the removal of tooth decay, fillings, extractions and crown lengthening. Patients can be 100% pain free at the dentist. No shots, no drilling, no pain…no kidding.
Marlton | (856) 985-1800


The Center for Skin Refinement
Dr. Karen Harkaway
The latest trend in aesthetic dermatology is to combine procedures and products for a “liquid facelift” that is very natural in appearance, and utilizes the newest treatment options to their fullest potential. For example, rather than undergo a costly and potentially risky traditional facelift, a patient may opt to utilize Botox® for lines of the upper face, filler such as Juvederm® or Radiesse® for lines around the lips and to augment the cheeks, and laser treatments to get rid of brown and red spots. Such a multifocal approach leads to beautiful, natural results and has the advantage of addressing each person’s specific needs individually. Additionally, this ongoing approach to the aging process allows women and men to age gracefully and maximizes each person’s ability to look their best at any age.
Delran | (856) 461-8688


Professional Gastroenterology
Dr. Warren Werbitt
Advancements have been fast and furious, with regard to gastrointestinal disorders. Techniques can now be done utilizing an endoscope, and therapies are accomplished without major surgery.
A revolutionary new instrument called the “spy glass” places a camera into the bile ducts to visualize abnormalities for patients with gallstones or pancreatitis. Physicians now also have a “magic capsule” swallowed by a patient to take photographs of the small bowel, looking for abnormalities, making it easier to treat and enabling patients to have a better life.
Cherry Hill, Turnersville | (856) 429-4433

General & Vascular Surgery

Vein & Vascular Institute
Dr. Charles L. Dietzek
Varicose veins are typically a symptom of “Venous Reflux Disease”.
The diagnosis is made with a physical examination and a painless ultrasound test conveniently provided at our 4 office locations. The Closure Fast® procedure treats, in 30 minutes, the cause of varicose veins. Insurance covers treatment in most cases.
Vein & Vascular Institute is one of the region’s premier vein care centers. Call (856) 309-VEIN for a consultation, or visit the website at to learn more.
Voorhees - Sewell - Swedesboro | (856) 309-VEIN (8346)

Healthcare Systems

Shore Memorial Hospital
In September, Shore Memorial Hospital opened its new surgical pavilion, the centerpiece of a $125 million expansion that’s the largest in the hospital’s history. The surgical pavilion adds a new level of high-tech, quality diagnosis and treatment to the caring, patient centric values that have served as Shore’s foundation for over 70 years.
The principles on which the surgical pavilion were based can be found in the philosophy of Planetree, a non-profit organization that has pioneered methods for personalizing, humanizing and demystifying the healthcare experience for patients and their families; a group that believes physical environments can enhance healing, health and well being.
The surgical pavilion features nine state-of-the-art surgical suites, cardiac catheterization labs, endoscopy center, bronchoscopy suite, outpatient testing and admissions center, and a variety of physician and family lounges. The expansion includes a three-story medical offices building and 640-space self-park garage, both linked to the surgical pavilion via a 2nd Floor crossover.
In July 2011, Shore opened its new Pediatric Care Center, the first of its kind in New Jersey. It features a dedicated and separate pediatric emergency treatment area and in-patient pediatric rooms. Children are seen by highly-skilled pediatric emergency department nurses and board certified emergency department physicians in consultation with The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) pediatricians who are on site 24/7.
Shore Memorial Hospital – Our Passion Makes Us the Best.
Serving Southern New Jersey |?(609) 653-3500

Home Care

MediLink Homecare, Inc.
Some of the latest advancements in Home Care involve the safe, convenient and cost-effective administration of intravenous medications in the home setting. Even the most complex regimens can now be provided to patients in the comfort of their own homes.
More physicians and patients are choosing home infusion therapy as an alternative to inpatient care. MediLink is a trusted provider of home I.V. therapies by many area physicians and hospital systems. Serving the area since 1994.
(609) 567-2241 | (800) 984-1014


South Jersey Fertility Center
Dr. Dorette J. Noorhasan
Infertility is a prevalent and sensitive issue affecting as much as 17% of couples. Yet, the stigma of the diagnosis causes many couples to not seek diagnostic and therapeutic strategies. However, couples fail to realize that many of their friends are suffering from the same diagnosis but no one is talking.
At South Jersey Fertility Center, we offer a wide array of treatment including clomid, gonadotropins, insemination, in vitro fertilization (IVF), and surgical treatment. IVF is the treatment of choice for severe tubal disease and male factor. IVF can be combined with intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) for severe male factor infertility and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) for couples who are carriers of a disease but want to avoid having a child with the full-blown disease.
Marlton | (856) 596-2233
Sewell | (856) 218-8863


The Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility
Dr. Louis R. Manara
We have had the ability to freeze human embryos (fertilized eggs) successfully since about 1984, it is only in the past decade that we have gained the technology to successfully freeze human eggs with good clinical outcomes. Vitrification of human eggs has been shown to result in survival rates and clinical outcomes similar to fresh eggs. The beauty of this technological breakthrough is that we may freeze eggs for women anticipating cancer therapy, or for women who delay childbearing.
Voorhees | (856) 767-0009

Medical Spa

Anu Medical Spa
Dr. Anu Momi
Pellevé™ is the newest FDA skin tightening procedure to safely and effectively treat facial wrinkles without surgery. Using advanced radiowave technology, the Pellevé™ system precisely heats the deep layers of the skin without damaging the epidermis, or top layer. The heat causes the collagen in the skin to contract and tighten. After treatment, the skin begins to produce new collagen, which improves skin firmness. The result is a naturally refreshed appearance.
Unlike other skin tightening systems, Pellevé™ doesn’t require anesthesia or skin cooling, so patients can return to work immediately after the procedure. Many people start to see results after just one treatment, with lasting improvement in skin tightness and tone for up to six months. Because a full facial treatment takes only about an hour with little, if any, recovery time, Pellevé™ fits easily into busy schedules.
At our location, Pellevé™ is performed by Dr. Anu Momi, a board certified physician.
Voorhees | (856) 809-0909


Voorhees Neurology Care, PC
Dr. William Wolfe
Migraines or headaches are a chronic neurologic disorder, characterized by moderate-to-severe head pain and nausea. The newest treatment for chronic headaches or migraines is Botox®. It is approved in adults with chronic migraines, greater than 15 days per month with the headache lasting 4 hours a day or longer. Usually these patients have failed multiple preventative treatments. Botox® is injected at 5 unit doses in specified locations in the head and neck. It is also expected to last up to three months but differs from patient to patient. A chronic migraine is a debilitating disorder but often under recognized. 80% of patients who meet the definition of chronic migraine do not receive an accurate diagnosis and may be unaware of treatment options available such as Botox®.
Patients with chronic headaches and migraines should seek medical advice with a neurologist or other specialist who works closely with headache patients.
Voorhees | (856) 767-2670


Kadar Orthodontics
Dr. Thomas Kadar
One of the recent advancements is the use of digital scans to replace traditional impression methods. Our digital scanner eliminates the goop, gagging and discomfort that patients often hated about traditional methods. At Kadar Orthodontics, teen and adult Invisalign® patients don’t have to dread gagging on impressions because Invisalign now accepts images from our digital impression scanner. Invisalign is a great way for teens and adults to discreetly move their teeth using invisible, removable aligners. And, because our digital scans are transferred electronically, the process of creating custom-fit aligners begins sooner. Many of our Invisalign patients are in their first aligner within three weeks of their scan! We are proud to be the only Invisalign provider in our area using a digital impression scanner! The combination of these two technologies enables us to create great Kadar Smiles, faster and easier than ever. A few months, a new life.
Sewell | (856) 582-1400


Atlas Spine LLC
Dr. Orin Atlas
Dr. Orin Atlas is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon. He specializes in all aspects of spinal care and reconstruction, including complex revision surgery and the highest quality non-operative and operative management of spinal disorders. Providing the most advanced treatment for simple as well as complex spinal disorders, he is completely devoted to the management of spine pathology. Please visit his website to read about surgical procedures he performs and to find out more information.
Hainesport | (609) 261-5800

Plastic Surgery

Davis Cosmetic Plastic Surgery
Dr. Steven Davis
Dr. Davis continues to be one of the pioneers in plastic surgery. This year he has appeared on the Dr. Oz Show and The Doctors Show performing the latest medical advancements in body contouring, shrinking & tightening skin while removing unwanted fat.
Dr. Davis will be appearing locally on Talk Philly to launch the new “Gravity Lift.” Visit his website to watch these procedures.
Cherry Hill | (856) 424-1700

South Shore Plastic Surgery
Dr. Bhupesh Vasisht
Among some of latest advancements in cosmetic surgery is using fat stem cells for facial volume and enhancement. In addition to fat grafting, plastic surgeons now hope to use stem cells to improve lost fat volume in the face. The goal is to achieve a more natural result as well as a longer lasting effect than most fillers.
Voorhees | (856) 784-2639


South Jersey Radiology Associates, PA
Dr. William F. Muhr, Jr. SJRA has always been at the forefront of technology and we are excited about the latest technological advancements, 3-D breast imaging, known as tomosynthesis.
Tomosynthesis creates a series of images through the breast as opposed to a traditional mammogram. It is particularly helpful for women with dense breast tissue. Early clinical studies suggest improved cancer detection and decreased mammography call back rates.
10 locations in South Jersey

Published (and copyrighted) in South Jersey Magazine, Volume 8, Issue 6 (September, 2011).
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