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Breast Cancer Community Awareness Seminar

On Thursday, October 25, 2018

Chandelier Restaurant in Bayonne over 186 people attended our successful breast cancer awareness seminar.

Panel of Board Certified Specialists

  

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Hall & DiGioia Center for Breast Care of Jersey City and Summit, NJ presented an expert panel of medical professionals. 


The panel consisted of many board certified specialists who provide state of the art care to the Hudson County community.   In addition to medical oncologist and surgeon JULIE DiGIOIA, MD and plastic reconstructive surgeon STEPHEN HALL, MD,  


the panel  included:  

Medical Oncologists: MARK DRUCK, MD 

DAMAN GHUMAN, MD 

DEV IYENGAR, MD 

RENU LAMBA, MD A


Surgeons: ANROY OTTLEY, MD 

THOMAS SIMPSON, MD   


Physical Therapy / Lymphedema Specialist:

DR. CARL GARGIULO

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Two convenient locations

Summit Office

Medical Arts Center 1

33 Overlook Road

Suite 205

Summit, New Jersey 07901

Jersey City Office

Sovereign Medical Office Building

631 Grand Street

Second Floor

Jersey City, New Jersey 07302

Contact information for both offices

(908) 522-3200

or

(908) 522-4500 


Fax:  (908) 522-1222

About our physicians

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". 

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."

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.

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. 

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  

BREAST CANCER SURVIVORSHIP SYMPOSIUM AT JCMC

June 14th 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

Join our breast cancer survivors support group

 

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

Meets on the first Tuesday of each month at the Jersey City Offices of Dr. Hall and Dr. DiGioia.  Located in the Sovereign Medical Office Building on the second floor.   Parking is secure and free.


Place:


Sovereign Office Builiding

631 Grand Street

Time:

5 pm to 6 pm

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

 


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.

 

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.

 

Pictures of Bags of Love

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!"



Making Strides Walk Completed - Oct. 22nd

However, you can still contribute and support the American Cancer Society

Donating to our team helps in the fight against breast cancer.  All funds raised go to the American Cancer Society.

See our photo gallery from the event......

Dr. Julie DiGioia was acknowledged from the stage at the opening ceremonies by Joseph Scott, FACHE - President and CEO of the Jersey City Medical Center for her work helping the hospital obtain National Cancer Certification.  Both Dr. Stephen Hall and Dr. Julie DiGioia were thanked by officials of the American Cancer Society for their dedication and excellence in practice.

See pictures from our event photo gallery (click here)

Contribute to the American Cancer Society

Click below to donate to the American Cancer Society and credit Team Julie

Make a donation

CONTACT US:

TELEPHONE NUMBERS

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


FAX and E-MAIL INFORMATION

Fax:  (908) 522-1222



email: halldigioiacenter@gmail.com  (click on link to send email)  



Dr. Hall and Dr. DiGioia supporting breast cancer research and organizations