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  • 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.

  • 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.