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Via Christi Health — which already offers a gamut of cancer services ranging from national clinical trials to the latest in treatment options — continues to add new components to help physicians and patients fight cancer.
In fall 2005, Via Christi Health opened a 4,000-square-foot CyberKnife Center in Wichita — an investment made to ensure that regional cancer patients had a full complement of high-tech, close-to-home treatment options.
Over 50 million men and approximately 30 million women suffer from pattern baldness or thinning hair. While hair loss does not carry the social stigma it once did, for many it is a major cause of stress, especially among individuals who feel helpless to find solutions or who feel solutions are few or ineffective. Hair restoration is a deeply personal process but one that, according to Meena Singh, MD, of KMC Hair Center in Shawnee, Topeka and Leawood, can yield incredibly positive results.
Greater comfort, increased accessibility and innovative technologies are the drivers behind EPIC heart & Surgery Center, Wichita’s first and only freestanding outpatient heart & surgery center, which opened Oct. 1.
Identifying future medical needs of the community and making it a singular mission to meet those needs has been the driving force behind Wesley Medical Center for more than 100 years. This spirit of forward-thinking care is at the heart of its current effort to grow its oncology program to meet Increasing demand for cancer services in Wichita and throughout Kansas and Northern Oklahoma.
Kansas Nephrology Physicians (KNP) has always believed in providing superior patient care, and the needs of the patient community have always been its top priority. The practice, which supports 15 clinic locations, has grown to eight physicians after recently welcoming Bassem H. Rouphael, MD, and Rayane Nassar, MD.
When physicians are involved in a medical professional liability claim or lawsuit, MMIC’s multilayered, holistic approach provides extensive support while addressing physicians’ personal and professional needs.
Galichia Heart Hospital, a campus of Wesley Medical Center, was recently renamed Wesley Woodlawn Hospital & ER to better illustrate both its diverse services and its importance to the Wesley system of care.
Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) of the lower limbs “is characterized by symptoms or signs produced by venous hypertension as a result of structural or functional abnormalities of veins.”1
On Sept. 9, the 100th transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure was performed in Via Christi Hospital St. Francis’ hybrid operating room.
With an overarching objective of building healthy communities and with 69 percent of Americans considered overweight or obese,1 Via Christi Health is particularly attuned to the impact of the obesity epidemic on population health.
Heartland Cardiology, a leader in innovative and compassionate heart care, has expanded its group, adding interventional cardiologist Mazen Shaheen, MD.
Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), formerly known as diastolic heart failure, accounts for more than 50 percent of heart failure.1 Patients with HFpEF are older, often female and more obese than those with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). They are also less likely to have coronary heart disease and more likely to have hypertension and atrial fibrillation.2
The Varian Edge Radiosurgery System and the da Vinci Xi Surgical System keep Kansas physicians at the forefront of medical technologies that are improving patient outcomes across the nation.
Kansas Kids Heart Center (KKHC) offers a full complement of diagnostic and treatment modalities to provide continuous care for patients of all ages — from before birth through adulthood — who have congenital heart problems.
Patients Experiencing Knee or Hip Pain Can Calculate Their Lower Extremity Function Score Online with New Wesley Website
Reconstructive plastic surgery is, in its broadest sense, the use of highly specialized surgical techniques to restore the body’s appearance and functionality, and in some cases mobility. Reconstructive procedures arise from medical necessity due to a cancer diagnosis or physical limitation.
Medical professionals from all fields regularly come in contact with patients living with symptoms caused by venous insufficiency (VI). Besides the typical signs of varicose veins, the condition often presents as restless legs, edema, neuropathy, cellulitis or other skin changes. VI is often mistakenly treated with temporary relief aids, such as medications, diuretics and antibiotic creams.
Via Christi Health’s three-year pilot project to test the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) care model improved patient outcomes — and reduced costs.
Founded on the principles of innovative neurological care fueled by compassion, Neurology Consultants of Kansas (NCK) serves as consultants to other physicians in diagnosing and treating disorders of the nervous system, including diseases of the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles, as well as provides long-term care to those patients with chronic neurological disorders. Begun in 2005, NCK is the largest and most long-standing group of neurologists in Wichita.