Treatments & Techniques

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.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Can Help With Radiation-Induced Bleeding

Hyperbaric therapy can be a treatment option for the small percentage of male patients who develop hemorrhagic cystitis or proctitis following appropriate radiation therapy for prostate cancer.

Plastic Surgeon Offers New Options for Breast Reconstruction

Helping women overcome the physical and emotional toll of losing their breasts to cancer is the essence of what led Mitchell Flurry, MD, to become a plastic surgeon.

Removing the Cloud: Advances Continue to Improve Lens Implants

With continuing advances in lens implant technology, patients who undergo cataract removal surgery have several options to improve their vision.

Via Christi Surgeon Offers New Hernia Repair Technique

A Via Christi surgeon is using a novel technique to repair hernias that uses the minimally invasive da Vinci robotic system and the principles of the gold standard surgical procedure known as Rives-Stoppa.

Hutchinson Clinic Rolls Out New Pain Management, Controlled Substance Policy

In the past 10 years, the Hutchinson Clinic has witnessed many changes, but one of the most prevalent has been a steady increase in pain management patients and a steady decrease in providers taking these patients.

Structural Heart Interventions: Future Horizons and New Hopes For Complex Patients

Structural heart disease is the newest field of interventional cardiology to offer hope to many extremely sick patients who are not candidates for surgery while reducing recovery time for those who are candidates.

Flint Hills Heart, Vascular and Vein Saves Limbs to Enhance Lives

New advancements in technology and treatment options for peripheral arterial disease significantly reduce the need for amputation.

Helping Patients Approach Taboo Topics

Intimate conditions such as an overactive bladder, urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction can often be intimidating and even embarrassing for patients to bring up with their doctors.

Philippe Nabbout, MD

“They are still sort of taboo topics, and patients are reluctant to...

New Glaucoma Surgeries Now Available at Grene Vision Group

The minimally invasive procedures enable patients to heal in a week, with little interruption to their lifestyles.