News Release | 5.16.2018 Palm Beach Surgeon Brings Specialized Cancer Treatments to the Region JUPITER, Fla. – Jupiter Medical Specialists, a joint venture multispecialty practice with Envision Physician Services and Jupiter Medical Center, welcomes Shanel Bhagwandin, D.O., MPH, to its team, expanding its ability to provide high-quality surgical services. Dr. Bhagwandin is one of few physicians in the region specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of tumors and cancers of the liver, bile ducts, gallbladder, pancreas, stomach and intestinal tract. “We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Bhagwandin to our team and build upon our commitment to provide the community with high-quality care in a safe, convenient and comfortable setting,” said Lee Fox, M.D., Regional Medical Director for Envision Physician Services. “With his expertise in general surgery and surgical oncology, patients can receive crucial medical care without having to travel long distances.” Dr. Bhagwandin is the only board-certified complex general surgical oncologist in the Palm Beach, Brevard, Indian River and Martin counties, and one of only seven in Florida. He believes in providing patient-centered, evidence-based care and implementing a multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer. Through his current appointment at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City as the Medical Director for Surgical Oncology Network Development, Dr. Bhagwandin also provides his patients access to clinical trials in South Florida. He is skilled in treating patients with advanced peritoneal, colorectal, appendiceal, ovarian and gastric cancers with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy, or HIPEC. The HIPEC procedure delivers highly concentrated, heated chemotherapy into the abdomen during surgery while minimizing its exposure to the rest of the body and reducing its toxic side effects. “In recent years, we have made significant strides in the diagnosis and treatment of these complex cancers, and I have learned that the referral to a specialist and early treatment intervention is integral to improving patient outcomes,” said Dr. Bhagwandin. “That’s why I am here – to provide the care our patients need as these cancers are on the rise. I look forward to working alongside my colleagues across multiple specialties to make sure patients receive comprehensive care.” Dr. Bhagwandin serves dual appointments at Jupiter Medical Center and Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City and is a member of several professional organizations. He received his medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his general surgery residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Bhagwandin completed a two-year complex general surgical oncology fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, specializing in surgery for complex gastrointestinal cancers. He is board certified in general surgery and complex general surgical oncology. # # # About Jupiter Medical Specialists Jupiter Medical Specialists, a leading multispecialty healthcare practice, specializing in general surgery, nephrology, primary care, radiation oncology, surgical oncology and women’s health. Jupiter Medical Specialists has an extensive network of physicians who are dedicated to providing the highest quality of patient-centered care in both the hospital and outpatient settings. The nationally-recognized practice has been serving the Jupiter, Florida, area since 2014, and continues to welcome new patients in its ongoing commitment to improving the community’s access to affordable, quality care. To learn more about Jupiter Medical Specialists, please visit www.jupitermedicalspecialists.com. About Envision Physician Services Envision Physician Services is a leading multispecialty physician group and healthcare service team specializing in anesthesia, emergency medicine, hospital medicine, radiology, surgical services and women’s and children’s health services. Its clinical leadership guides evidence-based practices to deliver integrated, cost-effective care and improve patient outcomes. Envision Physician Services partners with facilities in 45 states and the District of Columbia and employs or contracts more than 25,000 clinicians. To learn more about Envision Physician Services, a division of Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: EVHC), visit www.EnvisionPhysicianServices.com. About Jupiter Medical Center A not-for-profit 327-bed regional medical center consisting of 207 private acute-care hospital beds and 120 long-term care, sub-acute rehabilitation and Hospice beds, Jupiter Medical Center is reimagining how to restore the community’s health and wellness. Award-winning physicians, world-class partnerships and innovative techniques and technology enable Jupiter Medical Center to provide a broad range of services with specialty concentrations in cardiology, oncology, imaging, orthopedics & spine, digestive health, emergency and pediatric services, lung & thoracic, women’s health, weight management and men’s health. Founded in 1979, Jupiter Medical Center has approximately 1,650 team members, 637 physicians and 640 volunteers. Jupiter Medical Center continues to perform in the top 10 percent of hospitals for patient quality and satisfaction. For more information on Jupiter Medical Center, please call (561) 263-2234 or visit Jupitermed.com.