Millions of Americans who are obese find that diet, exercise, and medications are not sufficient to reduce their weight to a healthy level. For many, only surgery may be effective over the long-term.
Today’s young surgeons grew up during a time when video games first became popular. While older generations may see the hobby as a waste of time, research indicates that video games may provide young surgeons with better skills and hand-eye coordination.
Doctors at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are now offering a new minimally invasive surgical procedure for patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) who continue to have chronic symptoms even after trying all the medical management therapies used for treatment of the condition.
Surgeons at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are now offering lung cancer patients a new option in minimally invasive surgery, using a robot to assist them with removing cancerous lobes.
Two surgeons at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have won a grant to use 3D printers to build models of patient body parts. These models will be used to better educate patients about their illnesses and to help surgeons better prepare for tricky operations.
Most people don’t realize there are things that can be done to fix the voice. Just as our voices change during childhood and adolescence, they continue to change as we age. But for some, vocal muscles could deteriorate, and treatment can help.
The decision to undergo radical prostatectomy, or any treatment for prostate cancer, is of course not an easy one. Dr. Andrew Wagner, Director of Minimally-Invasive Urologic Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, provides some guidance if you are considering this procedure.
Approved by the FDA last year, the LINX device is a titanium ring of magnetic beads placed around the lower end of the esophagus. This minimally invasive alternative offers new hope for heartburn sufferers.
New surgical treatments are available for women with a minimal incision – or some with none at all. These procedures can be completed in one day, allowing the patient to resume their daily life quickly.
A new method is helping patients recover quicker with less pain after kidney surgery.