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Lung Cancer Surgery Options at Manatee Memorial Hospital

Lung cancer is by far the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women; about one out of four cancer deaths are from lung cancer. Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). Surgery to remove the cancer, often along with other treatments, may be an option for certain types of lung cancer. Here to discuss lung cancer surgery options at Manatee Memorial Hospital is John C. Brock, MD....


Are You Severely Obese? Consider Weight-Loss Options at Manatee Memorial Hospital

More than one-third of adults classified as obese during 2011-2014, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Manatee Memorial Hospital offers weight-loss surgery that can help seriously overweight people get the long-term weight loss they need. Joining the show to discuss your options for assisted weight loss if you are severely obese, is Stelios Rekkas, MD, FACS. He is a bariatric surgeon and the Medical Director of the Weight-Loss Program at Manatee Memorial Hospital.


Full Structural Heart Procedures at Manatee Memorial Hospital

Ganesh Athappan, MD discusses the full array of structural heart procedures available at Manatee Memorial Hospital.


Watchman™ Left Atrial Appendage Closure Procedure at Manatee Memorial Hospital

Patients who are taking warfarin on a long-term basis have a different option to help prevent blood clots and possible stroke. The Watchman™ Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) Implant is an alternative for many patients that is designed to work as a safety net by closing off the left atrial appendage (LAA), and catching harmful blood clots before they enter the bloodstream whenever blood pools in the heart. Joining the show to discuss the Watchman™ Left Atrial Appendage Closure Procedure...


Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Procedure at Manatee Memorial Hospital

If you have valve disease and are not a candidate for certain types of heart surgery, TAVR may be an option to discuss with your physician. Bradenton Cardiology Center offers the minimally invasive Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure to patients with severe aortic stenosis. The new TAVR procedure is an alternative to traditional open-heart surgery and can offer an improved quality of life for patients. In this procedure, a collapsible aortic heart valve is placed at the...


da Vinci® Robotics for Head and Neck Cancers

Patients at Manatee Memorial Hospital can get all the advantages of minimally invasive, advanced robotic surgery because our experienced physicians at the Surgery Center use the da Vinci® Surgical System. This minimally invasive technique helps reduce pain and trauma to the body, lessens blood loss, lowers risk of infection, shortens length of hospital stay and promotes quicker recovery with less scarring. In this segment, Axay Kalathia, MD., discusses da Vinci® Robotics for head and neck...


Manatee Memorial Hospital Wound Care and Hyperbaric Treatment Program – Why Wounds Won’t Heal

The Wound Care and Hyperbaric Treatment Program at Manatee Memorial Hospital provides specialized treatment for chronic or non-healing wounds, which are defined as sores or wounds that have not significantly improved from conventional treatments. Associated with inadequate circulation, poorly functioning veins, and immobility, non-healing wounds lead to lower quality of life and may lead to amputations. In this segment, Maura Buete, MD, Medical Director, The Wound Care & Hyperbaric...


Advanced Hip Replacement Using MAKOplasty® at Manatee Memorial Hospital

More than 15 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. This disease, also known as wear-and-tear arthritis, affects the cartilage in joints and may cause pain, stiffness, swelling and a limited range of motion in the knees and hips. Surgeons at the Center for Orthopedic and Spine Surgery at Manatee Memorial Hospital can treat total hip replacement by using MAKOplasty®, a highly advanced, precise and minimally invasive surgical...


Orthopedics Services at MMH Including the Oxford Knee Procedure

The Center for Orthopedic and Spine Surgery at Manatee Memorial Hospital offers a comprehensive range of services, including foot and ankle surgeries, hip, knee and shoulder surgeries, sports medicine and joint replacement as well as the innovative Oxford partial Knee replacement procedure. Patrick Grablin, MD shares the different orthopedic services offered including the Oxford knee procedure.


Prompt, Expert Treatment for Stroke Patients

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability in the United States, according to the American Stroke Association. High blood pressure is the most important risk factor for stroke. For the eighth consecutive year, Manatee Memorial Hospital has received the Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines® program. In this segment, Dr. Ralph Gonzalez, Neurologist and...


Breast Cancer Surgery: The Hidden Scar

One in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). Many hospitals offer cancer treatment, but not many balance powerful treatment strategy with the right dose of sensitivity for their patients like Manatee Memorial Hospital. If you are considering surgery for breast cancer, you and your doctor will determine the type of surgery that is most appropriate for you. In this segment, Dr. Jose Erbella discusses Breast Cancer Surgery,...


LINX: A New Procedure For GERD

If you are a patient suffering with GERD you might normally experience frequent heartburn, and other symptoms that can negatively affect the quality of your life. In this segment Dr. Paul Toomey, board-certified General Surgeon, and a member of the Medical Staff at Manatee Memorial Hospital, discusses that if you have reflux and you still experience significant GERD-related symptoms despite taking medication, you may be interested in the LINX® Reflux Management System.


Structural Heart Procedures: Watchman and TAVR

According to the National Stroke Association, the average person with AFib is 5 times more likely to suffer a stroke than someone with a regular heartbeat. Manatee Memorial Hospital is the first in the region to offer the WATCHMAN™ Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) Implant, a new device that can help prevent possible blood clots and stroke. The device is an alternative for many patients who are currently taking warfarin on a long-term basis. Manatee Memorial Hospital also now offers...


Obesity and Surgical Weight-Loss

More than 12.5 million Americans are severely overweight, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Many people who are seriously overweight have tried different diets, medications and professional weight-loss services for years without long-term success. Fortunately weight-loss surgery at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton can help seriously overweight people get the long-term weight loss they need. Listen as Stelios Rekkas, MD discusses the options available...