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June 21, 2011

A local women’s eyes sight is saved thanks to new treatment offered at Sunrise Hospital

LAS VEGAS - Patients of Graves’ disease, an autoimmune disorder that leads to overactivity of the thyroid gland affecting the eyes and orbits, finally have a local treatment option in Las Vegas at Sunrise Hospital. The Center for Graves’ Disease at Sunrise Hospital is the best treatment option for people suffering from this disease.

In Graves’ disease, antibodies bind to the surface of thyroid cells and stimulate those cells to overproduce thyroid hormones.

Interviews available with patients treated for Graves’ disease are available, including a local Las Vegas resident whose eye sight was saved due to the procedure.

Interview available with Dr. Steven Leibowitz, Medical Director of the Center for Graves’ Disease at Sunrise Hospital. Dr. Leibowitz had trained at Harvard University and is on the clinical facility at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA. He is recognized nationally as an authority on Graves Disease, teaching at UCLA and lecturing all over the world. He is also part of the international research group on Graves Disease.

About Sunrise Hospital:
Voted the number hospital in Las Vegas by U.S. News and World Report, Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center provides high-quality, advanced healthcare services in Southern Nevada and the surrounding region. A Consumer Choice award-winning hospital for 15 consecutive years, Las Vegas’ largest acute care facility provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services to the community. As the healthcare leader of Southern Nevada, Sunrise Hospital offers a full range of specialized services including an Accredited Chest Pain Center, The Nevada Neurosciences Institute— the region’s first Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center and only full comprehensive stroke center, Comprehensive Cancer Center recognized by the American College of Surgeons, a comprehensive Breast Center, a Level-II Trauma and Emergency Services Department and specialty services in women’s health, pulmonology, critical care, complex surgery, wound care and rehabilitation. Sharing the same campus is Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Nevada’s largest, most comprehensive children’s hospital.

Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center
3186 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89109
www.SunriseHospital.com

Need to find a physician or get answers to your health questions? Call 702-233-5300.

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