One Friday per month the Chamber hosts Breakfast for a Cause, a special presentation on hot topics in the medical field. These breakfasts are sponsored by our local hospitals, who provide the medical experts on the month’s chosen topic, and are catered by one of our members. Breakfast for a Cause gives attendees a chance to learn from the experts about specific health concerns and pose questions directly to the doctors and specialists.
For the month of August, AdventHealth hosted “Vascular Surgery: Insight Into the Specialty” with Dr. Ralph P. Ierardi, who is a vascular surgeon at AdventHealth’s Kissimmee and Celebration locations. Breakfast was provided from 4 Rivers Smokehouse.
Dr. Ierardi explained that vascular surgeons manage conditions involving arterial and venous systems, excluding the heart and brain. He covered the signs, impacts, and fixes for arterial circulation disorders, arterial aneurysms, and venous disease. The impact of vascular health has become increasingly important as the population medial age is always increasing. Medical treatments, along with minimally invasive as well as traditional open surgical approaches, are critical features in the toolbox of a complete vascular specialist.
Our next Breakfast for a Cause will be held on September 27th at the Chamber. Hosted by Osceola Regional Medical Center, the topic will be “Living with Osteoarthritis.” Attendees can look forward to a breakfast catered by Big John’s Rockin’ BBQ. Breakfasts are free to Chamber members and $5 for non-members. Registration can be found HERE.