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Breast Cancer Support Group - POSTPONED due to CoronaVirus

POSTPONED DUE TO CORNAVIRUS Evening of Fun - Supporting Susan G. Komen and Dr. Julie's Team - "Hope

Postponed - Due to Coronavirus

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Evening of Fun - Supporting Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

  

 Evening of fun supporting Dr. Julie’s Team “Hope Starts Here” and the Susan G. Komen More than Pink Walk


Thursday, April 23rd  

6 to 9 pm   

Zeppelin Hall Biergarten 


88 Liberty View Drive – Jersey City

Free parking in lot off Jersey Avenue


Admission includes one drink ticket, a grand prize ticket, and $20 worth of tickets for the legendary tricky tray auction.

Food is available for purchase.


Admission: $40 in advance on Eventbrite - $45 at the door 

Couple $75 for 2 admission tickets in advance on Eventbrite

Tickets are also available at the offices of the Hall-DiGioia Center for Breast Care in Summit and on Tuesday’s only in the Jersey City Office. 


If you would like to donate a basket please call 973 294-9031 for more information.


  Music by Jersey Sound 

Office Locations

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Summit Office

Contact Information

Jersey City Office

Medical Arts Center 1

33 Overlook Road

Suite 205

Summit, New Jersey 07901


       All visits by appointment only.               


Call (908) 522-3200 or 908 522-4500

Fax (908) 522-1222

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Jersey City Office

Contact Information

Jersey City Office

Our Jersey City Office - Reopened  on February 25th in a new location 

Office visits on Tuesday's from 10 AM to 3 PM


550 Newark Avenue

Suite 402

All visits by appointment only. 

 

 

Call (908) 522-3200 or 908 522-4500

Fax (908) 522-1222




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Contact Information

Contact Information

Contact Information

(908) 522-3200

or

(908) 522-4500 


Fax:  (908) 522-1222

Services Performed

BREAST CARE


Consider a breast specialist over a general surgeon if your results show abnormal cell growth or any tissue changes. Because Dr. DiGioia works solely on breasts, she better understands the tissue makeup and the cancer treatments options.


Diseases of the breast and breast cancer

Treatment and treatment options for women and men who have been diagnosed. 

Breast surgery

Breast surgery second opinions

Breast exams

As a follow up from other medical providers including your primary care physician, internist, or Ob/Gyn. This is especially important for those who already had imaging and some abnormality has been found. 




Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


Plastic surgery is a surgical specialty involving the restoration, reconstruction, or alteration of the human body. It includes cosmetic or aesthetic surgery, reconstructive surgery, and microsurgery.


Procedures Performed

* Breast Reconstruction
* Breast Reduction
* Breast Augmentation
* Mastopexy (Breast Lift)
* Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
* Liposuction
* Fat Grafting
* Skin cancer surgery and reconstruction
* Hand Surgery including:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Dupuytren's Disease
- Trigger Fingers
- Tendon and Nerve Reconstruction  

About Our Physicians

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Julie M. DiGioia, M.D., F.A.C.S.

 

Dr. Julie DiGioia is an experienced breast cancer surgeon with offices in Summit and Jersey City, New Jersey.  She is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Overlook Hospital and Jersey CIty Medical Center.


Dr. DiGioia was born and raised in Jersey City and is a graduate of St. Peter's University.  Dr. DiGioia received her medical degree from Sapienza University of Rome and completed her residency at Jersey City Medical Center/UMDNJ. 


She practiced general and trauma surgery until 1990 and then concentrated her practice to the care of the breast and breast surgery.


Dr. DiGioia is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Rutgers University RWJ/BH.


She is Board Certified and a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery with a practice now limited to diseases of the breast.


Dr. Julie herself is a breast cancer survivor.  She served as the Medical Director of the Cristie Kerr Women's Health Center, is an advisor to the American Cancer Foundation, and was Chair of the 2017 Susan B. Komen NJ Race for the Cure. 


"As a breast cancer survivor, I understand the concerns of my patients and their family". 

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Stephen C. Hall, M.D., F.A.C.S..


Following his graduation from the University of Southern California, Dr. Hall obtained his MD degree from the University of Bologna, Italy. He trained in General Surgery at Jersey City Medical Center and completed his Plastic Surgery Residency at Columbia University, Harlem Hospital Center.


Dr. Hall is Board Certified by the The American Board of Plastic Surgery and currenrly serves as the Chief of Plastic Surgery at the Jersey City Medical Center.


He is an attending surgeon at the Jersey City Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, and Hoboken University Medical Center.


Dr. Hall is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the Medical Society of New Jersey.


He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.  Although he practices all aspects of Plastic Surgery (including Hand Surgery), he has a special interest in Breast Reconstruction.


"I believe Breast Reconstruction encompasses the entire spectrum of Plastic Surgery and truly merges aesthetics and reconstruction."

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Both Dr. DiGioia and Dr. Hall are Board Certified. Dr. DiGioia is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and Dr. Hall is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

October 2019 Community Breast Cancer Education Event

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Thank you

Thank you to all those who attended our successful breast cancer community education event at the Chandelier. Our sponsors made this important event possible: The Hall DiGioia Center for Breast Health, Genomic Health, Guardant Health, Myriad Genetics, Madeline Fiadini LoRe Foundation and Melissa Godesky-Rodriguez. We also appreciate the assistance with the distributions and gathering of educational materials from our friends Reza Cailles, Betty Reynolds (Mammo Techs from the Cristie Kerr Center), Dana Reynolds, R.N. as well as guests Nora Hall, Pam O'Donnnell, Melissa Godesky-Rodriguez and Mary Beth Castine, R.N.  A very special acknowledgement to my friend and colleague Zoraida Fontan (a.k.a. Zee) for holding down the fort in the office and at the event! Once again we had a phenomenal physician panel featuring medical oncologists Dr. Dev Iyengar, Dr. Daman Ghuman and Dr. Amit Patel; radiation oncologist Dr. Alan Shaiman; surgeons Dr. Zibigniew Moszczynski, Dr. Anroy Ottley, Dr. Thomas Simpson and Dr. Julie DiGioia, plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Stephen Hall and physical therapists Carl Gargiulo and Natalie Baccile Rodrigues. A special thank you also goes to Gina Andriolo and Mark Rabson for their public relations expertise. The dialogue between our guests and physicians was both thought provoking and powerful. We also thank the Chandelier for their accommodations - well done Victor and staff. It was a great night overall. We are looking forward to next year!🌸Submitted by Mary Jane Desmond - Office Manager

Susan G. Komen Women's Wellness Expo was held in Jersey City

Article from Hudson County Patch

 

Susan G. Komen Hosting Women's Wellness Expo In Jersey City


Free breast exams, mammograms, and other screenings will be offered. Dr. Julie DiGioia, a breast cancer surgeon and survivor will be there.


By Daniel Hubbard, Patch Staff

Sep 26, 2019 12:39 pm ET | Updated Sep 26, 2019 1:20 pm ET



JERSEY CITY, NJ — The Susan G. Komen Foundations is hosting the More Than Pink Wellness expo in Jersey City Oct. 6.


Free screenings will be offered, including: Clinical breast exams, mammograms, blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, vision, dental, and HIV, among others.

There will also be health and wellness exhibits, fitness and nutrition demonstrations, breast cancer survivor support, and genetic testing available.

Dr. Julie DiGioia, a breast cancer surgeon and survivor, will be at the expo.

The expo was held at the Harborside Atrium, 210 Hudson St., from noon to 4 p.m.


 For more information about the wellness expo, click here.


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Click below to watch a video from News 12 NJ filmed at the evening of fun supporting Team Julie and the Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure.   April 25, 2019 at the  Zeppelin Hall Biergarten featuring music by Running Late

2020 Breast Cancer Survivors Group Info

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SURVIVORS GROUP MEETING POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS - MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW

  



Breast Cancer Survivors Group


Moderated by Julie M. DiGioia, MD, F.A.C.S.


The Breast Cancer Survivors is a group that offers a place to present information, provide comfort and coping skills to women who have had breast cancer. The group empowers women through education and support echoing a message that “You are not alone”. Join us in sharing issues, experiences, struggles and thoughts on cancer. 


The group meets at Abbondanza on the Second Thursday of each month.


Abbobdanza Trattoria is located at 257 Grand Street (three blocks east from the Jersey City Medical Center near Grove Street).


All attending MUST Pre-Register!


To register, please call 973-294-9031 and leave your name, phone number and email address.


 


Insurance and referral information

Most major insurances are accepted and welcomed. New patients need a referral unless their insurance permits seeing a specialist without a referral. A referral is not required if  the patient is paying for services out of pocket.  Call our office with any questions regarding your plan. 

BREAST CANCER SURVIVORSHIP SYMPOSIUM AT JCMC

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June 14, 2018 event at Jersey City Medical Center

Picture of Dr. Julie DiGioia and Dr. Stephen Hall as presenters at JCMC - RWJBH Cancer Survivorship Symposium

Breast cancer support groups, Yoga and Bags of Love

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Join our breast cancer survivors support group

 

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP



 Breast Cancer Survivors Group

Moderated by Julie M. DiGioia, MD, F.A.C.S.


The Breast Cancer Survivors is a group that offers a place to present information, provide comfort and coping skills to women who have had breast cancer. The group empowers women through education and support echoing a message that “You are not alone”. Join us in sharing issues, experiences, struggles and thoughts on cancer. 

The group meets at Abbondanza on the Second Thursday of each month from 5 pm to 6 pm.

Abbobdanza Trattoria is located at 257 Grand Street (three blocks east from the Jersey City Medical Center near Grove Street)

To register, please call 973-294-9031 and leave your name, phone number and email address.


Interesting Topics:

Topics change each month

Questions and Answers:

An excellent opportunity to ask questions of other group members, medical professionals and share common experiences.

Refreshments

 


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Bags of Love at offices of Julie DiGioia and Stephen Hall

 

Many “Bags of Love” were delivered in March to the Jersey City offices of Hall-DiGioia Center for Breast Care for distribution to patients of Dr. Julie DiGioia and Dr. Stephen Hall.

The Bags of Love Foundation is a not for profit organization headquartered in Bayonne, NJ. The foundation’s president, Maria Perez, accompanied the bags personally to Jersey City. “It’s an honor to support the vital work of Drs. DiGioia and Hall, who care so deeply for the welfare of their patients,” said Perez.

The Bags of Love care packages were donated to the practice for use by breast cancer patients having ports inserted for chemotherapy. The bags contain comforting patient necessities like a soft blanket, water bottle, lotions, lip balm, and a stress ball, all of which are accompanied by written notes with words of love and encouragement to the newly diagnosed patient.

“It is such a pleasure to see how Maria Perez and the Bags of Love Foundation team are conveying comfort, hope, and kindness to strangers who are facing the anxiety and fear of breast cancer,” said Dr. DiGioia. “We are very appreciative of their generosity and support,” she said.

Newly diagnosed breast cancer patients from the Jersey City, Hoboken and Bayonne areas who would like more information on Bags of Love should email Michelle.ashley@rwjbh.org or attend a monthly Support Group meeting the first Tuesday of each month at the Jersey City office of the Hall-DiGioia Center for Breast Care.

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Yoga For Breast Cancer Suvivors

In April, the Hall-DiGioia Center for Breast Care was pleased to welcome certified yoga instructor Mercedes Bermejo to their offices. 


  Drs. Hall and DiGioia recognize that breast cancer treatment and recovery can place a lot of stress on patients and survivors, so they invited Mercedes to the monthly Patient Support Group meeting at their Jersey City office.  Mercedes led the group in a 45 minute chair yoga seminar, which proved to be relaxing and stress relieving for all.  

"Stress management during treatment and recovery is so important in the overall health and well being of a patient, so we were so happy to have Mercedes leadus in  a yoga seminar,"  says Dr. Julie DiGioia.


  "We all felt great after the session!"

Bags of Love

 

Many “Bags of Love” were delivered in March to the Jersey City offices of Hall-DiGioia Center for Breast Care for distribution to patients of Dr. Julie DiGioia and Dr. Stephen Hall.

The Bags of Love Foundation is a not for profit organization headquartered in Bayonne, NJ. The foundation’s president, Maria Perez, accompanied the bags personally to Jersey City. “It’s an honor to support the vital work of Drs. DiGioia and Hall, who care so deeply for the welfare of their patients,” said Perez.

The Bags of Love care packages were donated to the practice for use by breast cancer patients having ports inserted for chemotherapy. The bags contain comforting patient necessities like a soft blanket, water bottle, lotions, lip balm, and a stress ball, all of which are accompanied by written notes with words of love and encouragement to the newly diagnosed patient.

“It is such a pleasure to see how Maria Perez and the Bags of Love Foundation team are conveying comfort, hope, and kindness to strangers who are facing the anxiety and fear of breast cancer,” said Dr. DiGioia. “We are very appreciative of their generosity and support,” she said.

Newly diagnosed breast cancer patients from the Jersey City, Hoboken and Bayonne areas who would like more information on Bags of Love should email Michelle.ashley@rwjbh.org or attend a monthly Support Group meeting the first Tuesday of each month at the Jersey City office of the Hall-DiGioia Center for Breast Care.

YOGA FOR BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS

April topic at our breast cancer support group

In April, the Hall-DiGioia Center for Breast Care was pleased to welcome certified yoga instructor Mercedes Bermejo to their offices. 


Drs. Hall and DiGioia recognize that breast cancer treatment and recovery can place a lot of stress on patients and survivors, so they invited Mercedes to the monthly Patient Support Group meeting at their Jersey City office.  Mercedes led the group in a 45 minute chair yoga seminar, which proved to be relaxing and stress relieving for all.  

"Stress management during treatment and recovery is so important in the overall health and well being of a patient, so we were so happy to have Mercedes leadus in  a yoga seminar,"  says Dr. Julie DiGioia. 


 "We all felt great after the session!"



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TELEPHONE NUMBERS

(908) 522-3200 or (908) 522-4500


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Fax:  (908) 522-1222



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