New Services at The Surgery Center of Centralia

The Surgery Center of Centralia has added Orthopedic and Pain Management services with the addition of several new physicians.  Please join us in welcoming them.

Dr. Ahmed Salem Mohamed, M.D. is an Orthopedic surgeon with Egyptian Spine Clinic who specializes in spine surgery.  He has 15 years of clinical experience in orthopedic surgery including complex spine deformities and scoliosis, degenerative spine disorders, spine infection, spine tumors and disc arthroplasty. You can find additional practice information at:

Dr. Jeffrey B. McIntosh with Neuromuscular Orthopaedic Institute is an Orthopaedic Surgeon that specializes in knees and shoulders.  He graduated from John Hopkins University School of Medicine.  His expertise is in the areas of joint pain, arthritis, pinched nerves, carpal tunnel syndrome and fractured bones. More information at:

Dr. Bernard Rerri is an Orthopedic Surgeon with over 20 years of diverse experience in orthopedic surgery and is an expert in minimally invasive spine surgery.  His surgical services include carpal tunnel decompression, lumbar microdiscectomy, endoscopic laser spine surgery, lateral access lumbar fusions and more. Dr. Rerri has an offices in Centralia, Illinois and the surrounding area.

The addition of pain management and orthopedic services at The Surgery Center of Centralia will allow us to continue to provide exceptional care to the community.

Mercy Health Partners partnership

2015 – Mercy Health Partners purchased a controlling interest in Mercy Premium Surgery Center to enable the surgery center to take advantage of the hospital’s integrated service network and the hospital’s payer contracting clout.  The hospital purchased its additional ownership interest from Community Care and the hospital-based physician partners.  Following the transaction, Community Care holds a minority ownership position in the center and will continue providing management services.  Mercy Premium Surgery Center is located in Elyria, Ohio.

The Surgery Center of Centralia adds Fuse Full Spectrum Endoscope

July 2015 – The Surgery Center of Centralia announces the addition of the Fuse Full Spectrum Endoscope. This state of the art technology allows earlier detection of colon cancer and utilizes three cameras instead of one.  This eliminates the ‘blinders’ for the surgeon and can enable detection of more potentially pre-cancerous polyps.  To find out why this is the preferred equipment for detection, please visit

Additional information: Fuse Scope brochure.

Alternative Treatment for Lung Cancer Patients

CyberKnife of Chattanooga at Erlanger now provides an alternative treatment for lung cancer patients by utilizing the Lung Optimized Treatment software to provide fiducial-free treatment for early-stage lung cancer.  The Lung Optimized Treatment function provides quick, painless, noninvasive, fiducial-free SBRT for patients using three different treatment protocols.  In partnership with Erlanger Hospital, our technicians have collaborated with physicians in the community treating these patients, in order to educate them on the benefits of this treatment option.  More information is provided in this case study or you can go to our website at

New State-of-the-Art Cancer Center

April 2011 – Chattanooga, TN  – Community Care, Inc. is excited to announce the opening of the CyberKnife of Chattanooga at Erlanger.  This is a joint venture with Erlanger Health System and local Radiation Oncologists to provide CyberKnife radiosurgery services.

The CyberKnife is the world’s first and only radiosurgery system that destroys tumors.  This center recently introduced new software to treat lung cancer patients.  Please visit

Partnership with Mercy Health Partners

2011 – Mercy Health Partners has joined with Community Care, Inc. and the physician owners at Mercy Premium Surgery Center. This ASC is located at 5319 Hoag Road in Elyria, Ohio.

The ASC will be relocated to the new Mercy Avon medical campus once construction is complete. Relocation to this new site is intended to provide physicians and residents of the community with a convenient option for high quality and effective outpatient surgical services.