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