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WMH adds two new doctors

WESTFIELD — Area residents requiring advanced breast imaging and non-invasive breast biopsy will no longer need to travel outside the western New York region to receive care.

Westfield Memorial Hospital, part of the Allegheny Health Network, is expanding its medical staff, with the addition of Dr. Zeba Syed, a fellowship-trained breast imaging and musculoskeletal imaging specialist.

In addition, a general surgeon, Dr. Keven Schattner, has joined the medial staff.

Syed, a radiologist fellowship-trained in both breast imaging and musculoskeletal imaging, is also on the Saint Vincent Hospital medical staff and will be on-site four times a month overseeing diagnostic mammograms and breast ultrasounds.

She earned her medical degree at the University of Ottowa in Canada. She completed her residency in diagnostic radiology at the University of Pittsburgh, St. Francis Medical Center in Pittsburgh and then completed a fellowship in breast imaging at Duke University in Durham, N.C. She is certified by the American Board of Radiology and is a member of the American College of Radiology.

Dr. Kevin Schattner

Her training includes breast imaging, including mammography, breast tomosynthesis, breast ultrasound, breast MRI and breast biopsy.

Syed will provide interpretation of screening/diagnostic mammograms, breast ultrasounds along with performing ultrasound guided breast biopsies, which uses sound waves to help locate a lump or abnormality and remove a tissue sample for examination under a microscope. It is less invasive than surgical biopsy, leaves little to no scarring and does not involve exposure to ionizing radiation. It also means faster recovery for patients.

Westfield Memorial Hospital’s advanced breast imaging technology includes Hologic Dimensions 3D mammography and Philips EPIQ 7G ultrasound.

Schattner earned his medical degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency in general surgery at St. John Detroit Riverview Hospital, where he served as chief surgical resident. He is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery.

Schattner’s areas of expertise include abdominal surgeries, breast surgery, upper and lower endoscopy, laparoscopic hernia repair, mediport insertion, skin lesion removal, and laparoscopic colon resection.

Schattner is also on the medical staff at Saint Vincent Hospital in Erie. He will hold clinics several Fridays a month at Westfield Memorial Hospital.

“We are so pleased to welcome these two new physicians to the WMH medical staff,” said Karen Surkala, Westfield Memorial Hospital president. “Their presence here at WMH represents Allegheny Health Network’s commitment to keeping care local so that western New York residents can receive the care they need without having to travel.”

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