Treatments & Techniques

Specialized Centers at Ascension Via Christi Provide Access to Quality Care

Ascension Via Christi St. Teresa: A Center of Excellence in Hernia Surgery

Earlier this year, the Hernia Center at Ascension Via Christi St. Teresa in Wichita was recognized as a Center of Excellence in Hernia Surgery by Surgical Review Corp., an internationally recognized, not-for-profit...


Mapping the Way to More Treatment Options for Spinal Cord Injury

A dearth of therapies to repair spinal cord damage and reverse paralysis following spinal cord injury spurred a team of researchers to embark on an ambitious project to map the spine as never before.


New Retina Specialist, New Drugs Give Grene Vision Group More Tools to Treat Macular Degeneration

About 15 years ago, groundbreaking injections became available as a treatment option for wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD). These injections provide patients with a safer, more sight-sparing treatment option than lasering, or killing off, the abnormal blood vessels formed with wet AMD.


Ascension Via Christi CyberKnife Center Expanding to Meet Growing Demand

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.


Fit Body, Fit Brain: Studies suggest muscle quality impacts brain health.

Solving Sudoku puzzles or doing other brain games isn’t the only way to help keep one’s mind in shape.


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.