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  • 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.

  • WVU Medicine urology program earns national recognition

    Tuesday, January 29, 2019

    WVU Medicine urology program earns national recognition For the second year in a row, the WVU Medicine urology program has been ranked as one of the best in the country by U.S. News and World Report.

  • WVU Medicine Health Report: The EDGE Procedure

    Wednesday, January 16, 2019

    WVU Medicine Health Report: The EDGE Procedure A common problem gastric bypass patients face are gallstones because of rapid weight loss. A new minimally invasive procedure to remove gallstones and repair other pancreatic issues is providing patients with less pain and a quicker recovery.

  • WVU Medicine Health Report: CAR T-Cell Therapy

    Monday, January 7, 2019

    WVU Medicine Health Report: CAR T-Cell Therapy Immunotherapy has been growing over the years as a different way to treat various cancers, and one such method, CAR T-Cell Therapy, is changing lives. John Phillips, MD, has this and more in this week's WVU Medicine Health Report.

  • WVU Medicine Health Report: DRG therapy for chronic pain

    Wednesday, November 21, 2018

    WVU Medicine Health Report: DRG therapy for chronic pain Chronic pain in the lower parts of the body can make life unbearable. But thanks to a new form of neurostimulation, patients are getting much-needed pain relief.

  • WVU Medicine Health Report: Surgery for detached retina

    Monday, November 12, 2018

    WVU Medicine Health Report: Surgery for detached retina A detached retina can be frightening, but immediately seeking medical care and treatment may ensure a nearly complete recovery.

  • Judi's Journey with Alzheimer's

    Thursday, November 1, 2018

    Judi's Journey with Alzheimer's Neurological surgeons, neurologists, and neuropsychologists at the West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute were the first in the world to use focused ultrasound to treat a patient with Alzheimer's disease. Judi Polak is the first patient to undergo the phase II clinical trial led by Ali Rezai, MD, the Institute's leader. Polak is a former neonatal intensive care unit nurse at WVU Medicine Children’s.

  • WVU Medicine Health Report: WaveLight for LASIK

    Friday, October 19, 2018

    WVU Medicine Health Report: WaveLight for LASIK LASIK is the most commonly performed laser eye surgery to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. And thanks to advances in technology, it's achieving better results.