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Surgery Fixed This 95-year-old’s Life-Threatening Aortic Aneurysm

According to Todd Russell, MD, FACS, a ProMedica Physician with Jobst Vascular Institute, Rita’s was a silent but very serious risk. He explained, “Her abdominal aortic aneurysm was asymptomatic [showing no symptoms], it was an enlargement of her artery and because it was enlarging significantly, there was a risk the artery wall could become very weak and rupture.”

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Neurosurgery, Neuroscience, Gliobastoma, Brain Tumor, Glioma stem cells, NEK2, EZH2, MELK, Stat3, Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Breast Cancer

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Discovery Could Lead to Ways for Decreasing Metastatic Disease

An international research team has discovered a central mechanism that accelerates the development of metastases after surgery for cancerous tumors in the abdominal area. This study provides a possible treatment modality for cancer patients that can decrease incidence of deadly metastatic disease.

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Otolarnygology, Laryngeal, Larynx, Otolaryngologist, Voice Box, Vocal Cord, Tracheostomy, Trachea, Esophagus

Man Undergoes Throat Reconstruction, Regains Voice After Vicious Horse Attack

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After extensive reconstruction of a crushed larynx caused by a savage horse attack, surgeons at Ben Taub Hospital still weren’t sure if Ivory Lindsey Sr. would ever speak again, much less regain the ability to swallow, drink or eat food.

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Rotator Cuff, rotator cuff repair, rotator cuff surgery, Rotator Cuff Tears, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

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Mayo Foundation Journalist Residency: Behind the Scenes in Surgery

Surgery is one of the most rapidly advancing medical specialties and most-used services in health care. In this five-day fellowship program sponsored by the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, journalists will receive a behind-the-scenes, in-depth look at the latest developments in surgery.

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Children's Health, Pediatrics, American College Of Surgeons, Surgery, quality of surgical care, Pediatric Surgery

Lurie Children’s Recognized as Level 1 Pediatric Surgery Center by American College of Surgeons for Second Time

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For the second year, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago has been named a Level I pediatric surgery center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). In 2017 Lurie Children’s became the first children’s hospital in Illinois to earn this status and is currently one of only five in the country. The Level I verification is awarded by a multi-organizational taskforce led by the ACS, the body responsible for setting the nation’s standards for quality of surgical care, practice and training.

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New Tools Help Surgeons Find Liver Tumors, Not Nick Blood Vessels

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A Vanderbilt University team created surgery-tested software that better marries a CT scan's image of a liver with a tracking tool's.

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Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy Has Low Rate of Breast Cancer Recurrence

Women with breast cancer who undergo nipple-sparing mastectomy (NSM) have a low rate of the cancer returning within the first five years, when most recurrences in the breast are diagnosed, findings of a single-center study show.

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Dr. Rainer W. G. Gruessner Named Chair of Surgery at SUNY Downstate

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Rainer W. G. Gruessner, MD, FACS, FICS, has been named chair of surgery and Clarence and Mary Dennis Professor of Surgery at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.







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