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Events

 

Patient and caregiver educational events have been a key component of the St. Luke’s philosophy since Dr. James Gills first began his practice in 1968. The doctors at St. Luke’s use the latest techniques and technology in their care of patients and we strive to ensure that each patient is directly involved in their treatment plan and aware of potential challenges, successes and outcome possibilities. In addition prevention and early detection of eye, hearing and skin conditions are often directly correlated to the effectiveness of treatment. For these reasons St. Luke’s holds regular educational events for the public.

 

Events are held onsite at the various St. Luke’s locations – see descriptions for dates, times and locations. A light lunch is served. All sessions are offered at no cost. Make your reservation using the RSVP button.

 

  • LUNCH & LEARN: EYELID SURGERY: FUNCTIONAL OR COSMETIC? PRESENTED BY NICOLAS VILLANUSTRE, MD, PLASTIC SURGEON

    June 5th, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Tarpon Springs

    As we age, our eyelids can droop and sag, sometimes even disrupting vision. This session will cover eyelid surgery and what insurance companies consider medically necessary versus cosmetic. There will be examples of the procedure shown as well as other services that often can accompany eyelid surgery. There will be a presentation followed by a Q&A session with the doctor. A light lunch will be served at this free event for patients new to eyelid surgery.
     
    Nicolas Villanustre, MD, is a plastic surgeon and medical director at Reflections at St. Luke’s in Clearwater and at the new location in Tarpon Springs, Florida. In 2016 he was named #1 on Cosmopolitan Magazine’s Top Florida Plastic Surgeons.
     
    Complete the RSVP form on this page or call 727-475-2222 to reserve your seat.

  • LUNCH & LEARN: CATARACT SURGERY YOUR LOOK INTO THE OPERATING ROOM & BEYOND – PRESENTED BY BRANDON RODRIGUEZ, MD, CATARACT & CORNEA SURGEON

    June 12th, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Tarpon Springs

    Ever wondered what having cataract surgery might be like? This event will walk you through the testing and evaluation, the pre-operative care, the surgery, and the post-operative checkup! In this lunch & learn for patients new to cataract surgery, you’ll watch as the surgeon removes the cataract and replaces it with an intraocular lens in our surgical suite. You’ll see the experience from behind the scenes and you can ask questions along the way. A light lunch will be served at this free event.
     
    Brandon Rodriguez, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in advanced cataract surgery. As one of the most experienced eye surgeons in his field, Dr. Rodriguez can advise patients on the full range of surgical and lens options available to best address their needs and accomplish their vision goals.
     
    Complete the RSVP form on this page or call 727-475-2222 to reserve your seat. Note – this is the same event that is offered on June 19th.

  • LUNCH & LEARN: CATARACT SURGERY YOUR LOOK INTO THE OPERATING ROOM & BEYOND – PRESENTED BY DR. CRYSTAL HOFFERT

    June 19th, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Tarpon Springs

    Ever wondered what having cataract surgery might be like? This event will walk you through the testing and evaluation, the pre-operative care, the surgery, and the post-operative checkup! In this lunch & learn for patients new to cataract surgery, you’ll watch as the surgeon removes the cataract and replaces it with an intraocular lens in our surgical suite. You’ll see the experience from behind the scenes and you can ask questions along the way. A light lunch will be served at this free event.
     
    Dr. Crystal Hoffert is an Optometrist at St. Luke’s and works closely with the cataract surgeons on post-operative care of our patients. She has a well-rounded background in optometry. She graduated from Pennsylvania College of Optometry with a Bachelor of Science in Visual Science and a Doctorate of Optometry. Prior to joining the St. Luke’s family, she was a licensed optometrist at Brenart Eye Clinic in Yorkville, Illinois. Dr. Hoffert moved to Florida from Illinois in 2015 with her husband, Robert Hoffert, also Doctor of Optometry at St. Luke’s Cataract & Laser Institute.
     
    Complete the RSVP form on this page or call 727-475-2222 to reserve your seat. Note – this is the same event that is offered on June 12th.

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