Adventist Health Castle | Windward Health | Winter 2020

AH Castle welcomes two orthopedic specialists Two orthopedic surgeons joined Adventist Health Castle’s medical staff in recent months. Devin Ganesh, MD, is double fellowship-trained in shoulder, elbow and hand surgery, including arthroscopy and shoulder replacement surgery. He is the newest addition to the Windward Orthopaedic Group of physicians in Kailua. Dr. Ganesh can be reached for appointments at 261-4658 . After receiving an undergraduate degree from the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, Dr. Ganesh earned his doctor of medicine degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and completed his orthopedic residency at Orlando Health. He also completed a shoulder and elbow fellowship at the University of Washington and a hand fellowship at New York University Langone Health. Outside of work, Dr. Ganesh enjoys playing guitar and leading an active lifestyle that includes surfing with his wife and hiking. “I am most interested in getting my patients back to the activities they love most,” he says. Christopher Lau, MD, is with Orthopedic Associates of Hawai‘i, which recently expanded its services to Windward O‘ahu with offices in the Castle Professional Center in Kaneohe. “We believe that convenience, comfort and accessibility are integral to better health care,” he says. Dr. Lau can be reached for appointments at 521-8151 . Dr. Lau’s practice focuses on sports-related injuries; nonoperative back treatment; and arthroscopic shoulder, hip, knee and ankle procedures. He also is trained in open shoulder and hip procedures, total shoulder, and hip arthroplasty. Dr. Lau received his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California. He returned home to Hawai‘i to earn his medical degree from the University of Hawai‘i John A. Burns School of Medicine, where he also completed his orthopedic surgery residency. He received specialty training in advanced arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine at Southern California Orthopedic Institute. His active lifestyle includes running, lifting, swimming, body surfing and hiking. AH Castle welcomes these two providers, who bring Windward O‘ahu residents greater access to specialty care close to home. AH Castle’s Kaneohe laboratory’s earlier hours more convenient The Adventist Health Castle Kaneohe Laboratory located at the Castle Professional Center in Kaneohe, 46-001 Kamehameha Highway, Suite 104, is now open longer hours to accommodate your blood draw and lab testing needs. The earlier hours allow you to complete your testing before work or end your fasting sooner. The new hours are Monday through Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday, 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. They are closed holidays. To contact the Kaneohe laboratory, call 263-5025 . AH Castle Laboratory Services offers a full spectrum of services at both locations, the Kaneohe Laboratory and at the medical center, 640 Ulukahiki St., which offers continuous inpatient hours and daily outpatient hours from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. To contact the Kailua laboratory, call 263-5148 . Quality counts: Surgical services at Adventist Health Castle There are many factors to consider when choosing a hospital for a surgical procedure, from health plan coverage to the hospital’s experience and success rate with the proce- dure. One of the most important questions you should ask is, “Does the hospital meet national quality standards?” AH Castle has earned multiple quality awards in recent years. In 2017, Castle became the first organization in Hawai‘i to receive the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the highest level of national recognition for performance excellence, based on a broad review of our delivery of health care services, patient safety and experi- ence, financial responsibility, and other measures. The overall rating score of our surgical floor’s patient experience has been in the top 10% since the national HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) survey started in 2011. AH Castle also excels in these surgical specialties: Joint and Spine Center (orthopedic surgery, including hip and knee replace- ments and spine surgery, and the only hospital on O‘ahu to offer robotics for knee replacements): • Blue Cross/Blue Shield national Blue Distinction Center designation of excellence The Hawai‘i Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (weight-loss surgery): • Blue Cross/Blue Shield national Blue Distinction Center designation of excellence • Women’s Choice Award ® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery • First in the state to achieve certification as a designated Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation Quality Improvement Program The Joint and Spine Center can be reached at 263-5220 and The Hawai‘i Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery can be reached at 263-5176 . Steven Fowler, MD, is accepting new patients AH Castle’s weight-loss surgery center was the first of its kind in Hawai‘i when it opened under the direction of Steven Fowler, MD, in 2006. Dr. Fowler attended medical school at the Boston University of Medicine. He completed an internship and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and a fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery. Widely recognized for his excellence as a bariatric surgeon, Dr. Fowler also offers a range of general surgical procedures and welcomes new patients. Dr. Fowler’s office is located in the Weinberg Medical Plaza on AH Castle’s campus, and he can be reached for appointments at 263-5009 . Meet our other board-certified orthopedic specialists •  Robert Medoff, MD, specializes in wrist and hand surgery and arthroscopic surgery. He can be reached at 261-4658 . •  Linda Rasmussen, MD, specializes in total joint, knee and hip replacement and robotic-assisted knee replacements. She can be reached at 261-4658 . •  Brandee Black, MD, specializes in orthopedics and sports medicine. She can be reached at 261-4658 . 2 | WINDWARD HEALTH CASTLE NEWS