Expert Psychiatrist to Treat Major Depressive Disorder at Lehigh Regional Medical Center

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LEHIGH ACRES, Fla., Nov. 27, 2017 — Lehigh Regional Medical Center, a member of Prime Healthcare, is pleased to announce Ivan Mazzorana Jr., M.D., will join its medical staff.

Gary Bell, Chief Executive Officer at Lehigh Regional Medical Center stated, “The hospital will provide electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) working with Dr. Mazzorana, a leading psychiatrist in southwest Florida and a recognized expert in ECT, and the timeline for beginning the needed ECT service is spring 2018.”

Dr. Ivan Mazzorana
Dr. Ivan Mazzorana

When asked about this treatment option, Dr. Mazzorana stated, “ECT remains the standard of care for treatment-resistant major depression. ECT involves a series of treatments under brief anesthesia that ultimately results in wellness by resetting circuits in the brain, much like rebooting a computer. The plan is to provide this treatment option at Lehigh Regional Medical Center this spring.”

The National Institute of Mental Health reports, “Major depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States. In 2015, an estimated 16.1 million adults aged 18 or older in the United States had at least one major depressive episode in the past year. This number represented 6.7% of all U.S. adults.” 

About Lehigh Regional Medical Center:
Lehigh Regional Medical Center, a member of Prime Healthcare, is accredited by The Joint Commission with the Gold Seal of Approval as an 88-bed acute-care facility. Committed to compassionate care, Lehigh Regional Medical Center has uniquely served its five-county community in Lehigh Acres, Florida, since 1965. The hospital provides specialty care services that include Emergency Services, Cardiology, Critical Care, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Orthopedics, Otolaryngology, Pathology, Pulmonology and Wound Care. We deliver patient-centered healthcare with dignity and respect for all.

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