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How a Major Two-Day Surgery Fixed Patient's Debilitating Scoliosis

Mary Pat Sieck hurt all the time from severe scoliosis, and the curvature of her spine kept getting worse. Loyola Medicine spine surgeon Russ Nockels, MD, corrected Ms. Sieck's scoliosis with a major surgery performed over two days.
26-Sep-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New System Proposed for Logging Physician Experience in Robotic Surgeries

Loyola Medicine physicians have proposed a simple new system to improve the reporting of robotic surgeries performed by surgeons in training. The system, called RoboLog, was successfully piloted on 310 urologic robotic surgeries, according to a...
26-Sep-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How a Double Lung Transplant Saved the Life of a New Mom

Cystic fibrosis patient Fanny Vlahos was pregnant when she caught pneumonia and her lung function declined drastically. By the time her son was four months old, Mrs. Vlahos was tethered to an oxygen tank and too weak to pick him up. But a double...
22-Sep-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Leukemia Patient Meets Donor Who Saved His Life


Leukemia survivor Jeffrey Hoffman owes his life to a complete stranger who altruistically donated bone marrow cells for Mr. Hoffman's successful bone marrow transplant. "It was a very noble thing to do," Mr. Hoffman said. On September 10, 2017,...
14-Sep-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Loyola Psychiatrist Murali Rao, MD, Named Distinguished Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine

Loyola Medicine psychiatrist Murali Rao, MD, has received the prestigious designation as distinguished fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (DFASAM).
12-Sep-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Psychiatrist Explains How Psychiatric Disorders Progress -- and How They Can be Stopped

Loyola Medicine psychiatrist Angelos Halaris, MD, is co-editor of a major new publication examining how psychiatric disorders progress over time, and how this progression can be stopped.
12-Sep-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

First Pancreas Transplant Marks Another Milestone for Loyola Medicine's Transplant Program

Loyola Medicine's solid organ transplant program has reached another major milestone with the successful performance of its first pancreas transplant.
31-Aug-2017 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

West Cook YMCA and Loyola Medicine Partner on New Childhood Obesity Program

In September, the West Cook YMCA and Loyola Medicine will begin offering Healthy Weight and Your Child, the first pilot program in Illinois designed to empower children between the ages of 7-13, with the support from their families, to reach a...
29-Aug-2017 2:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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