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Spine Disorders

What are Spine Disorders? Spinal disorders are the disturbance of normal functioning of the spinal column and/or spinal cord. Common spine disorders include bulging or ruptured discs, spinal stenosis, and radiculopathy. Diagnosis We use several technologies to diagnose spine disorders, including: Electromyogram. Electromyogram is a noninvasive procedure used to detect abnormal... Read more

Parkinson’s Disease

What is Parkinson's Disease? Parkinson's disease is a disorder of the nervous system caused by the decay of dopamine-producing brain cells. Symptoms of Parkinson's disease include trembling hands, lack of facial expression and character in speech, as well as slower and more uncoordinated walking. Diagnosis We use several technologies... Read more

ALS Clinic

What is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis? Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly called Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a disorder in which certain nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord slowly die. The first sign of ALS is often weakness in one leg, one hand, the face, or the... Read more

Saint Francis Concussion Clinic

What is a Concussion? A concussion is a type of brain injury that changes the way the brain normally works and is caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. Concussions are serious business for young athletes, particularly those who play football. Each year, an estimated... Read more

Stroke Center

The Stroke Center at Saint Francis Medical Center is prepared to handle any stroke-related emergency 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our stroke team: Is notified by EMS crews if a potential stroke patient is en routeEvaluates patients within 10 minutes of arrivalPerforms critical imaging... Read more

Pain Management Center

The Pain Management Center at Saint Francis Medical Center helps people suffering from acute and chronic pain. With a specially trained staff on hand, the Pain Management Center reviews your medical and family health histories, identifies your source of pain, and provides the most effective method... Read more

Neurosciences Medical Partners

The Neurosciences Institute at Saint Francis Medical Center is staffed with the finest neurosurgeons, neurologists, and neuroradiologists in southeast Missouri to provide the highest-quality care to patients in the region.

Neurosciences Institute

The Neurosciences Institute at Saint Francis Healthcare System is the region’s leader in diagnosing, treating and managing injuries and illnesses of the brain, spine and nerves – with some of the top experts in the country. Our highly-skilled specialists provide leading-edge diagnostic imaging and advanced medical,... Read more

Emergency Medical Partners

Comprehensive Emergency Medicine in Cape Girardeau Saint Francis Medical Center’s Level III Emergency and Trauma center has the largest staff of emergency physicians in southeast Missouri. The following emergency physicians are trained to quickly respond to your needs:

Emergency, Trauma & Urgent Care Services

Southeast Missouri's Only Level III Trauma Center Saint Francis Medical Center's Emergency and Trauma Center is the only state-designated Level III Emergency and Trauma Center in southeast Missouri, and we care for approximately 43,500 patients annually. The Center is formally named the Gene E. Huckstep Emergency / Trauma Center... Read more

Center for Digestive Diseases

About our Gastrointestinal Laboratory The highly specialized technology available in the gastrointestinal laboratory (GI Lab) is helping doctors better diagnose and manage gastrointestinal disease with less-invasive procedures. Scientific breakthroughs like these play a key role in the future-forward approach to inpatient and outpatient GI care at Cape... Read more

Gastroenterology Services

At Saint Francis Medical Center, our Center for Digestive Diseases treats patients with a wide range of gastrointestinal conditions, including colon cancer, using the latest medical advances and leading technology in our Gastrointestinal (GI) Lab. Our specialists diagnose, manage and treat a wide variety of digestive disorders,... Read more

Cardiovascular Treatments & Procedures

Saint Francis Medical Center's Heart Hospital in Cape Girardeau offers several procedures and treatments for cardiovascular disease. Our experienced cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons, cardiologists, nurses and technologists work 24 hours a day to perform bypasses, insert stents and pacemakers, and replace valves. We use the latest... Read more

Heart Disease Prevention

Approximately 80 million Americans have some form of heart disease. The three risk factors for heart attacks are high cholesterol, high blood pressure and excessive weight. Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau offers health screenings, risk assessments, and advice to help you prevent heart disease. Diet... Read more

Heart Disease Risk Assessment

Risk Factors There are several risk factors for heart disease, including: High cholesterolHigh blood pressureObesitySmokingStressUncontrolled diabetesPhysical inactivity Some of these risk factors can be avoided by making a change in lifestyle. For example, if you are a smoker, you can join a smoking cessation program in Cape Girardeau. However,... Read more

Women & Heart Disease

Women and Heart Attacks Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States, causing one in three deaths each year, according to the American Heart Association. Over 430,000 women have heart attacks each year in the United States. Women under the age... Read more

Continuing Care Clinic

Treating and managing chronic diseases such as heart failure, myocardial infarction and pneumonia does not stop after the patient is discharged from the hospital. Making sure high-risk patients receive proper care after leaving the hospital is the goal of the Continuing Care Clinic at Saint Francis Medical Center. Around... Read more

Cardiac Rehabilitation

What Is Cardiac Rehabilitation? Cardiac Rehab is a medically monitored exercise and lifestyle education program that assures optimal recovery after a heart procedure. Sessions are supervised by specially trained Cardiac Rehab nurses and include exercise and education about nutrition, lifestyle changes and heart medications. Cardiac Rehab is... Read more

Cardiac Outreach Clinics

Cardiac Outreach for Southeast Missouri Saint Francis Medical Center is proud to partner with Cape Cardiology Group to provide cardiac outreach to patients throughout the southeast Missouri, southern Illinois and western Kentucky regions. As medical partners of Saint Francis, Cape Cardiology Group has access to all the technology,... Read more


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