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  • WVU Medicine Health Report: New neuropathy treatments

    Tuesday, July 23, 2019

    WVU Medicine Health Report: New neuropathy treatments Richard Vaglienti, MD, of the WVU Medicine Center for Integrative Pain Management, explains neuropathic pain and details some of the expansive treatment options available at WVU Medicine.

  • WVU Medicine Health Report: HIPEC for aggressive cancer treatment

    Tuesday, July 9, 2019

    WVU Medicine Health Report: HIPEC for aggressive cancer treatment Some cancers are difficult to treat due to where they appear in the body. For some abdominal cancers, intravenous chemotherapy may not work because drugs flowing through the whole body don’t penetrate into the peritoneal cavity – the space surrounding your abdominal organs.

  • WVU Medicine Health Report: WALANT Wide Awake Surgery

    Monday, July 1, 2019

    WVU Medicine Health Report: WALANT Wide Awake Surgery If you need hand surgery, such as carpal tunnel surgery or cyst removal, you don’t necessarily have to go to the hospital to have it done. There’s a newer way to perform hand surgery – in the doctor’s office with local anesthesia. Shafic Sraj, MD, explains WALANT, short for "wide awake local anesthesia no tourniquet" surgery.

  • Stroke team assists 17-year-old with rare condition

    Tuesday, May 28, 2019

    Stroke team assists 17-year-old with rare condition Hanna Reger was diagnosed with a rare heart condition; two days later the 17-year-old had a stroke. With the quick action of the WVU Stroke Center, Hanna made an impressive comeback.

  • WVU Medicine Health Report: Vasectomy Reversal

    Monday, May 20, 2019

    WVU Medicine Health Report: Vasectomy Reversal If you've had a vasectomy but have changed your mind about having children, the WVU Medicine Urology Department can help.

  • WVU Medicine Health Report: WEB device for treatment of aneurysms

    Monday, April 8, 2019

    WVU Medicine Health Report: WEB device for treatment of aneurysms An estimated six million Americans -- one in 50 people -- have an unruptured brain aneurysm.

  • WVU Medicine Health Report: Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery

    Tuesday, March 26, 2019

    WVU Medicine Health Report: Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery In the past, children with epilepsy had few options in treating their condition.

  • WVU Medicine Health Report: Beating Heart Surgery

    Monday, March 4, 2019

    WVU Medicine Health Report: Beating Heart Surgery Patients with coronary artery disease -- where one or more blood vessels feeding the heart are blocked -- may need coronary artery bypass surgery. An alternative bypass procedure, called Beating Heart Surgery, may be a better option for some high-risk heart patients in need of bypass surgery.

  • WVU Medicine Health Report: ECMO

    Wednesday, February 20, 2019

    WVU Medicine Health Report: ECMO What if your loved one is literally suffocating from lung disease or from severe influenza? What can doctors do to get oxygen into their body when their own lungs aren’t able to do it? In that desperate situation, there’s ECMO.

  • WVU Medicine Health Report: Robotic Whipple for Pancreatic Cancer

    Monday, February 11, 2019

    WVU Medicine Health Report: Robotic Whipple for Pancreatic Cancer Whipple surgery for pancreatic cancer is a complex procedure that is traditionally associated with a high rate of complications and mortality. Using the da Vinci Surgical System for improved accuracy, WVU Medicine surgical oncologists are able to perform Whipple surgery with smaller incisions to the abdomen making it possible for your patient to have a shorter recovery time and spend less time in the hospital.