Holy Spirit News

Dr. Richard Griffiths joins Holy Spirit’s Kunkel Surgical Group

Posted: September 30th, 2011

Richard L. Griffiths, DO, joins Drs. Paul Kunkel, J. Bret DeLone, Salvatore Parascandola and Chinh Pham at Holy Spirit’s Kunkel Surgical Group on October 1. Dr. Griffiths will continue to practice at his current office at One Tyler Court, Carlisle, and will care for patients at Holy Spirit Hospital and at Carlisle Regional Medical Center. The Kunkel Surgical Group also has an office at the Medical Arts Building, 890 Poplar Church Road, Camp Hill. All five surgeons will see patients at both office locations.

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New Endoscopy Center Opens in Camp Hill

Posted: May 4th, 2011

For people over age 50, colonoscopy may be a scary word. Even those who know they should get this preventive screening that detects colon and rectal cancer often don't follow through. Many people say the preparation is unpleasant or the procedure makes them nervous. Some fail to be screened because they have no health insurance coverage or simply can't find time for the appointment. And some patients don't know the screening is necessary. "Colonoscopy is currently the most accurate and most complete method for examining the colon," explains Chinh Pham, MD, FACS, with Kunkel Surgical Group, a service of Holy Spirit Health System. "It allows doctors to biopsy and remove polyps. Left in place, polyps can develop into cancer."

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