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 him at his office, and was scheduled for surgery the next day. Once again, the robotics-assisted procedure delivered results.