Medical Facility News
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.
KVC Hospitals Wichita opened in mid-July at 1507 W. 21st St. N., in a renovated and expanded facility that had once been the Kansas Orthopaedic Center. The new 54-bed psychiatric hospital is KVC Hospitals’ third children’s psychiatric...
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.
Treatment for Keratoconus Helps Avoid Corneal Transplant: Condition often appears in early teen years
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.
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