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Run Sena Run: Westfield native leaves California in quest of advanced surgery at Trinitas

“They said I’d have to have my cervix removed and give up running,” she recalls. “That didn’t feel right to me. That’s when I called Dr. Riachi.” Dr. Labib Riachi had treated O’Connor-McLellan for a separate condition in 2009, using a robotics-assisted procedure that she says resulted in a smoother-than-anticipated recuperation. The surgical scars were practically unnoticeable, and the discomfort was minimal. After a phone call to Dr. Riachi, she boarded a plane back to New Jersey, consulted with [...]

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Teaching Global Treating Local: Trinitas Doc Tackles Taboos Close to Home

In our modern world, with so many ways to share information, experiences and feelings, it sometimes seems as if there is nothing women can’t (or won’t) talk about. As Dr. Labib Riachi knows all too well, this is far from true. His waiting room at Trinitas Regional Medical Center is packed with women, young and old, who suffer from conditions ranging from advanced urinary incontinence to bladder, vaginal and rectal prolapse, which are caused by a weakening of the internal pelvic support structures [...]