Advanced Surgical Health Associates

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Read about how robotic gallbladder removal surgery performed by ASHA’s Dr. Amit Kharod helped get a NJ bakery owner back in business quickly on pages 4-5 of CentraState Healthcare System‘s spring 2016 issue of Healthy Directions.

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Kimmee Masi, owner of Confections of a Rock Star bakery in Asbury Park, discusses her great experience having successful robotic gallbladder surgery with ASHA’s Dr. Amit Kharod at CentraState Medical Center.


When a Routine Checkup Finds Cancer

Courtesy of Centrastate

Debbie O’Melia is grateful to her gynecologiest, Robert Portadin, MD. for discovering that she had anal cancer.

Debbie, who has two adult children and two adult stepchildren, says she has tried to keep up with yearly visits with Robert Portadin, MD, a board-certified OB/GYN on staff at CentraState.

Dr. Portadin says that as part of his regular checkups, he performs a digital rectal exam. During Debbie’s exam in April 2015, he felt a hard mass and her stool tested positive for microscopic blood–both major warning signs for colorectal and anal, disease.

Dr. Kayal from Advanced Surgical Health Associates performed a biopsy that confirmed Dr. Portadin’s suspicions—Debbie had anal cancer.

Article Published on Winter, 2016

A Chief of Surgery Offers Insider Tips to Finding the Right Surgeon

By Stephanie Duncan Caceras

Straightforward surgeries like gallbladder removal or hernia repair can result in occasional complications so it pays to choose your surgeon with care. But other than asking the doctor who recommended the surgery and running down the list of surgeons on your insurance plan, how do you narrow down the list?

I decided to go directly to the source and consulted with board-certified general surgeon Dr. Amit Kharod, chief of the Department of Surgery at CentraState Medical Center in Freehold, New Jersey for his recommendations.

“You are looking for a highly-skilled service provider with whom you are entrusting your life,” Dr. Kharod says. “Take the time to perform proper due diligence so you will be comfortable with the caliber and quality of the surgeon you choose.”

Article Published on January 19, 2015


The Future of Surgery is Now: Smaller Scars, Fewer Complications (Op-Ed)

By Dr. Amit Kharod

Dr. Amit Kharod is a board-certified general surgeon and chief of the Department of Surgery at CentraState Medical Center in Freehold, N.J. He specializes in surgical robotics, single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS), and advanced laparoscopic and general surgery. He contributed this article to Live Science’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.

Article Published on October 29, 2014



News: Thomas Kayal, MD performed first robotic-assisted colorectal cancer surgery

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP—Board-certified and fellowship-trained colorectal surgeon at CentraState Medical Center, Thomas Kayal, MD, recently performed the first colorectal cancer surgery in Monmouth County using the da Vinci® Fluorescence Imaging Vision System (Firefly™). CentraState recently upgraded its current robotic-assisted surgical system with this technology because of the value it offers CentraState’s surgical staff and their patients.

Press Release Published on October 30, 2013

Trust Your Gut

Judy Berman, 71 had a colostomy reversal and hernia repair in a single procedure performed by Amit Kharod, MD, FACS, board-certified surgeon and assistant chair, Surgery, CentraState, and Tushar Patel, MD, FACS, board-certified plastic surgeon on staff at CentraState.

For patients suffering from hernias related to previous surgical procedures, CentraState Medical Center provides a surgery that combines repair and abdominal wall reconstruction. Working together, Amit Kharod, MD, FACS, and Tushar Patel, MD, FACS, can perform both procedures at the same time.

Article Published on January, 2012