Holy Spirit News

Educational Lecture on Weight Loss with the Lap-Band® to be Offered

Posted: December 27th, 2012

Holy Spirit Health System will host a free educational seminar on for those who want to learn more about weight loss with the Lap-Band®.  J. Bret DeLone, MD, Kunkel Surgical Group, will present “How can we help you reach your weight loss goals” on Thursday, January 17, at 6 p.m. in the Holy Spirit Hospital auditorium.

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Two Physician Offices Relocate to Holy Spirit Carlisle Center

Posted: June 21st, 2012

The Carlisle offices of Kunkel Surgical Group and Vascular Associates have relocated to the Holy Spirit Carlisle Center at 1211 Forge Road, Carlisle.

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LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding System Now Offered by Kunkel Surgical Group

Posted: April 20th, 2012

The Kunkel Surgical Group, Carlisle and Camp Hill, has added the LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding System to its array of surgical services. Drs. J. Bret DeLone, Richard Griffiths, and Paul Kunkel now perform this minimally invasive procedure at Holy Spirit Hospital.

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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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