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It makes sense that a former engineer would find robotics surgery fascinating.
Symptoms of chronic pain can aggravate physical and mental conditions and contribute to high healthcare costs and lost productivity.
The clinical community oncology program led by Ascension Via Christi has joined the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology — part of the National Cancer Institute’s National Clinical Trials Network, or NCTN. It also has a new name: Cancer Research of Kansas.
Renovations are underway to turn a historic downtown Wichita building into Kansas’ first osteopathic medical college and the second medical school in the state.
Most patients diagnosed with cancer aren’t eager to spend months getting treatment or recovering from surgery. But patients referred for treatment at Ascension Via Christi CyberKnife Center in Wichita don’t have to, because CyberKnife can hone in on lethal cancerous or unhealthy tissue with pinpoint precision in just one to five treatments and requires no incisions or sedation.
Solving Sudoku puzzles or doing other brain games isn’t the only way to help keep one’s mind in shape.
Urology has historically been a specialty with mostly male physicians, but more women like Allison Glass, MD, are choosing to make that their specialty. Dr. Glass is joining the urology department with the Hutchinson Clinic in September.
When Wichitan Mike Ellis was diagnosed 25 years ago with keratoconus, a condition in which the cornea becomes misshapen, his treatment options were to monitor its progression and get stronger corrective lenses until the severity of his vision loss would require a corneal transplant.
With the addition of Madan Acharya, MD, to its staff, Wichita-based Heartland Cardiology is expanding its ability to treat patients with arrhythmias and other difficult heart conditions.
More than 225 Kansas infants die before their first birthday, according to a Wichita-based center that researches and implements programs to combat infant mortality. But the good news is that more efforts are being taken by local community groups to help educate parents about factors that can lower the risk for infant mortality.
The Epilepsy Center at Ascension Via Christi St. Francis has achieved two-year accreditation by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers as a Level 3 Epilepsy Center for adults — making it home to the only accredited epilepsy center in the state west of Kansas City.
The burnout rate among Sedgwick County physicians is higher than the national rate, according to a new survey by the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita.
If your patient has been diagnosed with severely narrowed aortic valves or aortic stenosis, a cardiologist may likely discuss a minimally invasive procedure called TAVR to replace the valves. The TAVR (transcatheter aortic valve replacement) procedure provides a treatment option for those patients considered a medium or high risk for open-heart surgery.
Paul Harrison, MD, a recently retired trauma surgeon in Wichita, has gone to great lengths to raise awareness and funds for eating disorders.
Sometimes for physicians, the adage “do as I say, not as I do” seems fitting when it comes to following recommendations for exercise.
Fry Eye Associates in Garden City has relocated to a new clinic facility adjacent to its surgery center. The new facility offers not only more conveniences, but also allows the practice to grow, says co-owner and ophthalmology specialist Bill Clifford, MD.
As part of a strategy to not only remain competitive but also deliver better community wellness, Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital in El Dorado has added a new motion health service line.