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New Dedicated Parathyroid Website

November 10th, 2016 by John Kennedy

DeKalb Surgical Associates is pleased to announce the launching of parathyroidatlanta.com, a website dedicated to patient education regarding hyperparathyroidism. Hyperparathyroidism is a disease in which the calcium level in the blood is above the normal range, causing a variety of symptoms and potential complications. Years ago this was often a “silent disease”, only diagnosed after […]

Should I get a 3-D mammogram?

October 21st, 2016 by John Kennedy

Screening mammography of course has been recommended for women for many years.  Typically it is recommended to begin at age 40, with annual mammograms thereafter.  There are some institutions that have more recently recommended delaying screening mammograms until the age of 50, and then to consider doing them only every 2 years, unless the woman has […]

Dr. Kennedy on WSB Radio Talk Show April 10 3 PM

April 8th, 2016 by Dr. John S. Kennedy

Dr. John Kennedy will be a guest on the weekly WSB radio talk show     “The Weekly Checkup” on Sunday, April 10 at 3 PM, hosted by Bruce Feinberg.  The  topic will be screening mammography and other topics related to breast health..  You can listen on the radio at FM 95.5,  on AM 750, or listen […]

New American Cancer Society Screening Mammography Recommendations

November 7th, 2015 by Dr. John S. Kennedy

You may have heard or seen recent reporting on an update in the recommendations made by the American Cancer Society(ACS) regarding who should get screening mammograms, and how often. The last time the ACS had published recommendations was in 2003. Those recommendations were fairly simple– start annual mammograms when you turn 40, and continue as […]

Follow breaking news at the ASBrS

May 1st, 2015 by Dr. John S. Kennedy

The annual American Association of Breast Surgeons meeting is taking place in Orlando, April 30-May3. Many surgeons are now tweeting the latest information from the conference. Anyone with a Twitter account may follow what’s being presented, at #ASBrS, or you can follow Dr. Kennedy @jskennedymd.

Life-Long Philanthropists

February 27th, 2015 by Dr. John S. Kennedy

Last month, Margaret and Terry Stent were recognized for their life-long support and legacy of leadership to ensure that DeKalb Medical continues to be a community healthcare leader. A special reception was held to dedicate DeKalb Medical’s Radiation Oncology Center to the memory of Terry Stent’s mother, Yvonne T. Stent, who lost her battle to […]

DeKalb Surgical Physician Dr. Michael Champney Receives Training and Certification Using the Minimally-Invasive da Vinci Surgery Method

August 15th, 2014 by Dr. John S. Kennedy

Dr. Champney enjoys a broad practice in the field of general surgery, and he has received training and certification using the minimally-invasive da Vinci Surgery Method. He performs da Vinci Surgery at both DeKalb Medical and Northside Hospital. Dr. Champney has a special interest in advanced laparoscopic surgery, robotically assisted laparoscopic surgery and laparoscopic colon […]

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Screening Mammography in the News

May 13th, 2014 by Dr. John S. Kennedy

There has been much in the news recently about screening mammography, benefits, and harms. Check out our new webpages on this important issue to learn more.

Dr. Kennedy Presenting Two Abstracts at the Southeastern Surgical Association Meeting

February 15th, 2014 by Dr. John S. Kennedy

Dr. Kennedy will be presenting two abstracts at the Southeastern Surgical Association meeting in Savannah in February 2014. The first is entitled “Use of a Cylindrical Device and Ultrasound to Decrease Positive Margins After Lumpectomy”. This presentation highlights the extremely low need for a second surgical procedure after breast cancer surgery on the basis of […]

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Angelina Jolie and Prophylactic Bilateral Mastectomies

June 4th, 2013 by Dr. John S. Kennedy

Angelina Jolie got a lot of publicity when she came public recently about undergoing prophylactic bilateral mastectomies. She had undergone genetic testing and was found to be positive for the BRCA1 gene. Many women are now questioning whether they should undergo genetic testing for this muation. The answer for most women is, “No”. In Angelina’s […]