Sameer Jejurikar takes charge for additional safety measures during Gluteal Augmentation in the operating room

In Dallas, Texas, a local plastic surgeon is leading a surgical charge to make surgical safety a priority. His name is Sameer Jejurikar, MD.

People are relying on surgical procedures to help them achieve their ideal body. Gluteal augmentation is one of the cosmetic procedures at the forefront. Gluteal augmentation is also known as the Brazilian Butt Lift. Over the last five years, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery stated that the Brazilian Butt Lift has increased immensely on the surgical tables in Dallas hospitals. Surgical risks can turn into major problems for a small cosmetic procedure if safety isn’t the top priority. So, plastics surgeons are stepping up to the surgical plate to make sure that this actually happens.

Dr. Sameer Jejurikar, M.D. has been a plastic surgeon for over 21 years. He is the plastic surgeon that is leading this surgical charge in the town of Dallas. Dr. Jejurikar is a member of the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute and an esteemed board-certified plastic surgeon. Sameer Jejurikar attended the University of Michigan and earned his medical degree. This university is a top 25 school of medicine in the entire country of the United States. Dr. Jejurikar is assisting in taking safety measures for surgical procedures to the next level by taking part in the Multisociety Gluteal Fat Grafting Task Force.

A board of plastic surgeons comprises this task force. This collaboration is made up of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics and Science.

INNOVACARE HEALTH PROVIDING HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF RICH SHINTO AND PENELOPE KOKKINIDES

InnovaCare Health is a private company with its headquarters at Fort Lee, N.J, and Puerto Rico. It is a highly integrated payer and provider services organization serving an average of over 400,000 members. InnovaCare’s subsidiary, MMM healthcare has enabled it to provide two health plans: – Medicare y Mucho Mas and PMC Medicare Choice, whose total membership base includes over 200,000 members and a network of over 7,500.

InnovaCare has a provider-centric model, which concentrates on ensuring superior quality and empowered physicians thus optimizing their abilities to deliver innovative, coordinated and quality care at an affordable cost. InnovaCare Health is led by CEO Rick Shinto and COO/CAO Penelope Kokkinides.

 

Rick’s Career

Dr. Rick started as an internist and pulmonologist practicing in Southern California. He served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Medical Officer for Medical Pathways Management Company then later became Chief Medical Officer at NAMM California. He served as Corporate Vice President of Medical Management for Med Partners between 1996 and 1999 when he left to become Chief Medical Officer at Cal Optima Health Plan in Orange County, California.

 

Rick Shinto’s awards

In 2018, Rick was listed in the Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare from Modern Healthcare and received the Access to caring award. In 2012, he received the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

 

Penelope’s career

Penelope Kokkinides has served as corporate vice president for Care Management and Disease Management at AmeriChoice, where she was useful in developing and implementing the healthcare model. She also served as COO at Touchstone Health HMO, since 2008.

Penelope has attributed her success as an entrepreneur to teamwork and proper thinking of what needs to be done and how that can improve productivity. Being a traveler, she appreciates the impact of technology on business and communication, especially email.

 

The LAN payment system

InnovaCare Health announced three additions to their leadership team in 2012 where Penelope was listed. Both Rich Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides were instrumental in coming up with Innovative Health Payment System LAN (Learning and Action Network) which is a private-public partnership that helps to move the United States health system toward quality-based payment as opposed to the previous quantity-based systems.

 

Rick Shinto viewed this as a commitment by InnovaCare to ensure progress in the healthcare industry. Penelope also said that the move by these industries would help to improve the quality offered to customers.

 

Dr. David Samadi meets with Dr. Cynara Cooper in Housecall

Dr. David Samadi is an executive at the Lenox Hill Hospital and heads the Urology. He is the head of the robotic surgery at the hospital. He is a certified specialist in the field of Urology oncology, and he has experience in the open traditional and Laparoscopic Surgery. Additionally, he does the robotic prostate surgery. As one of the top surgeon in the country, he has dedicated his expertise to conducting early diagnosis and early treatment to prostrate cancer. His major job is to make the world aware of the disease as the second disease that is fatal to men.

Dr. Samadi is expected to hold a meeting with Dr. Cynara Coomer in an interview in the famous television program, The Dr. Samedi’s weekly interview Housecall. Dr. Coomer works as the chief in breast surgery in the North Well health Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Cooper is also the director of the comprehensive breast center at the university.

Considering that October is the world’s cancer awareness month, Dr. Samedi’s saw it good to have Dr. Coomer in the interview. Dr. Coomer is the first individual catalyst towards the establishment of the world’s first comprehensive Breast Center that is located at the Staten Island. Dr. Coomer is known well as the one of the most esteemed staff of the Lenox Hill Hospital and as the topmost expert in the breast health in the hospital.

Dr. Coomer initially worked at Mount Sinai Medical Center in the New York as a breast surgeon before joining the North Health Staten Island University Hospital. While here, she managed to develop a clinical practice that was basically for the treatment of both the breast diseases-benign and malignant diseases. Dr. Samadi expresses his joy in joining again with Dr. Coomer in the significant interview that will also touch on breast awareness. She continues to express gratitude favor joining with Dr. Samadi in the interview that is meant to educate the entire population in America on the importance of medical attention to the breast and prostate diseases.

Dr. Samadi was born to a Persian Jewish family in Iran. The Iranian revolution forced him and his brother to leave Iran. He was only 15 by then. He continued his education in Belgium and London. Afterwards, he joined Roslyn high school in New York. He was awarded a full scholarship that took him to the university degree in biochemistry at the Stony Brook University. Afterwards, he attained a master’s degree from the same university in 1994.

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Lifeline Screening – Getting Ready

Lifeline Screening is a private medical screening and testing facility that offers a full range of tests and screenings that are designed to discover any abnormalities that may require medical attention. When people receive their screenings from Lifeline Screening, the results are made available immediately to the patient’s doctor.

Unfortunately today, many people do not have regular visits or checkups with their doctor. They are either too busy, afraid of the results, feel it is too expensive, or they just don’t bother. This can be dangerous because many of the more serious medical conditions don’t really show much in the way of symptoms in their early stages.

Lifeline screening offers a variety of tests that are designed to uncover any initial issues that may lead to more serious consequences later on. The tests are the same as those that are available in medical testing facilities and in hospitals. The personnel who administer the tests have the same medical training and education as hospital workers and testing units.

The tests include ultrasound, blood tests, bone density screening, and EKG’s. The locations are conveniently accessed and the overall tests are relatively inexpensive. For example, ultrasound is used to see “inside” of a person’s body to view one’s organs in real life. It is possible to see the blood flow which helps to detect if there is any potential blockage.

Preparation for the tests is very easy too. Women should wear slacks and a light, loose-fitting top or blouse. Men should wear comfortable trousers and a sports shirt. The object is to be comfortable during the testing procedure. When patients arrive at the Lifeline Screening facility they will be given paperwork to fill out which will detail their name, address, zip code, phone and a brief synopsis of their medical history.

Patients may be asked to pull up their shirt or top for ultrasound and EKG tests, but at no time will they be asked to disrobe. Patients will be asked to fast for a 6 to 12-hour period prior to receiving any blood testing.

The screenings will take only an hour to two hours, depending on the type of screenings and how many are given.

Lifeline Screening info: www.naifa.org/practice-resources/prp/lifeline-screening