Section: Monmouth Medical Center News

Monmouth Medical Center Presents Lung Health: Saving Lives Through Early Detection, June 25


LONG BRANCH, N.J. – Some types of cancer can be found before they cause symptoms. Effective screening tools such as mammography, PSA testing and colonoscopy have led to earlier diagnosis and higher survival rates for breast, prostate and colon cancers.

Recently, research has shown that low-dose CT scans can detect lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer death in the United States, in its earlier, most curable stage. Loki Skylizard, M.D., Chief of Thoracic Surgery, Director of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Thoracic Surgery and Assistant Program Director for Surgery at Monmouth Medical Center, will discuss the relationship between research and survival and the advantages of a minimally invasive approach, including robotics, to thoracic surgery during Lung Health: Saving Lives Through Early Detection.

Lung Health: Saving Lives Through Early Detection, a free program for people 60 and older, will take place on Tuesday, June 25, at 11 a.m. at the Howell Senior Center located at 251 Preventorium Road in Howell.

A recent addition to Monmouth Medical Center and Barnabas Health Medical Group, Dr. Skylizard has extensive medical and surgical experience. Prior to joining Barnabas Health, he served as the sole community thoracic surgeon providing minimally invasive and robotic thoracic surgical services in East Stroudsburg, Pa.

Dr. Skylizard earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He completed his General Surgery residency at Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine Program in Springfield, Mass. He then completed a fully accredited two-year residency in Thoracic Surgery and Cardiovascular Surgery at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Under the mentorship of Dr. Robert Cerfolio, Dr. Skylizard was the first physician to complete a 12-month Fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Advanced Robotic Thoracic Surgery at the University of Alabama.

Registration for Lung Health: Saving Lives Through Early Detection is required by calling 732-938-4500, ext. 2554. For more information about Dr. Skylizard or to schedule an appointment, please call 732-263-5024.

Contact: Elizaabeth Brennan

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