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February 9, 1993 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 32-year-old woman whose cancerous brain tumor could not be completely removed with traditional surgery expects to have it destroyed today by radiation in the first such operation in Orange County. Described as "surgery without a knife," the stereotactic radiosurgery will be offered beginning this week at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach and at Western Medical Center-Santa Ana.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 1993
I must protest the manner in which my comments were represented in the Feb. 9 article on radiosurgery ("Radiosurgery Technique to Make O.C. Debut Today"). A reporter spent approximately 25 minutes on the telephone asking my opinion about various matters relating to stereotactic radiosurgery, and what was discussed has been abbreviated in such a way as to make it look as if we at UCI (Medical Center) are completely insensitive to the issue of medical costs and the proliferation of expensive "high-tech" equipment.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 1993
I must protest the manner in which my comments were represented in the Feb. 9 article on radiosurgery ("Radiosurgery Technique to Make O.C. Debut Today"). A reporter spent approximately 25 minutes on the telephone asking my opinion about various matters relating to stereotactic radiosurgery, and what was discussed has been abbreviated in such a way as to make it look as if we at UCI (Medical Center) are completely insensitive to the issue of medical costs and the proliferation of expensive "high-tech" equipment.
NEWS
February 9, 1993 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 32-year-old woman whose cancerous brain tumor could not be completely removed with traditional surgery expects to have it destroyed today by radiation in the first such operation in Orange County. Described as "surgery without a knife," the stereotactic radiosurgery will be offered beginning this week at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach and at Western Medical Center-Santa Ana.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1993
This is to reassure Dr. (Martin) Colman (Letters, Feb. 21), acting chair of the department of radiation oncology at UCI Medical Center, that Western Medical Center-Santa Ana is utilizing its radiosurgical unit specifically for expansion of existing services, not only at our hospital but for patients throughout Orange County. Inasmuch as the procedure is an outpatient one, it is not a question of hospital but a matter of patient care. There is no doubt that Hoag Hospital has a similar philosophy.
BUSINESS
June 30, 1992
Cal Kovens has been elected chairman of the board at American Health Services Corp., a Newport Beach operator of diagnostic imaging and radiosurgery treatment centers. Kovens, a beneficial owner of more than 40% of the company's outstanding common stock, has served as a director since August, 1991. Kovens is also chairman of Kovens Enterprises, a construction and development firm in southern Florida, and has been president and chairman of the board at Mt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 1990 | SY MONTGOMERY, Montgomery is a free-lance writer based in Hancock, N.H
In cancer treatment, brain tumors often defy doctors' best conventional therapies. Chemotherapies seldom work because the natural blood-brain barrier prevents blood-borne toxins (and medicines) from reaching the brain. The use of conventional radiation therapy is limited by the risks of damaging healthy areas of the brain. Surgery, while usually the treatment of choice, may not be possible: Some areas of the brain cannot be safely operated upon.
BUSINESS
March 28, 1996
American Health Services Corp. posted a loss for 1995, while revenue rose 3%. The developer and operator of diagnostic imaging and "radiosurgery" treatment centers said it lost $1.1 million, or 12 cents a share, the same as the previous year's loss, which included an extraordinary gain of $305,985 from restructuring of long-term debt. Revenue rose to $37 million from $36 million.
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