Riverview Medical Center Performs First LensX Cataract Surgery in Monmouth County

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Riverview Medical Center Performs First LensX Cataract Surgery in Monmouth County

First-Of-Its-Kind Surgery Option Offers Decreased Discomfort and Faster Recovery Time

Riverview Medical Center is the first hospital in Monmouth County to offer LensX laser cataract surgery, the most technologically advanced cataract surgery available.

Using a bladeless, computer-controlled laser, surgeons are able to make all of the necessary incisions to remove cataracts, eliminating the need for a manual blade. LensX offers a gentler, highly customizable procedure which diminishes discomfort during surgery, and leads to significantly faster recoveries.

Lawrence Frieman, M.D., an ophthalmologist affiliated with Riverview Medical Center, performed the first LensX procedure in Monmouth County on January 6.

"LensX is a far superior option when it comes to cataract surgery" says Dr. Frieman. "With this technology, Riverview's surgeons can tailor each operation in order to provide a precise, customized surgery experience for each patient tailored to their individual needs."

Dr. Frieman's patient, William Wallace of Manchester, was the first to undergo this state-of-the-art procedure.

"I'm still amazed with how short my recovery was" says Mr. Wallace "After seeing Dr. Frieman the day after my surgery, I was able to drive home from his office, and returned to work the next day."

For more information on LensX, visit RiverviewMedicalCenter.com/LensX.

About Riverview Medical Center
Riverview Medical Center, a member of the Meridian Health Family, is a 463-bed not-for-profit community hospital located on the Navesink River in Red Bank, New Jersey. Riverview Medical Center provides health care programs and services in all major medical disciplines including: maternity, oncology, orthopedics and rehabilitation, neurology, thoracic and vascular surgery, cardiology, renal dialysis, diabetes management, and emergency and critical care services. Riverview's Jane H. and John Marshall Booker Cancer Center offers comprehensive cancer services close to home, while Riverview's Jane H. Booker Women and Children's Center combines expertise and convenience to address preventative health, diagnosis, treatment, and support for women of all ages. Riverview Rehabilitation Center is Monmouth County's only fully-accredited inpatient rehabilitation facility, and Riverview is a designated Primary Stroke Center and has also maintained prestigious Magnet designation for Nursing Excellence since 1998. Riverview is the only hospital in the region with the groundbreaking CyberKnifeR system, offering new hope for patients with inaccessible or inoperable tumors.

For more information about Riverview Medical Center and Meridian Health, please call 1-800-DOCTORS or visit www.riverviewmedicalcenter.com.