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How Patients Benefit from Thoracic Robotic Surgery

1/22/2019
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Thoracic surgery has come a long way in the last century. Dr. John Lazar discusses how patients in Washington, D.C., can benefit from safer, more precise surgeries with faster recovery through minimally invasive robotic technology. TRANSCRIPT Intro: MedStar Washington Hospital Center presents Medical Intel where our healthcare team shares health and wellness insights and gives you the inside story on advances in medicine. Host: Thanks for joining us today. We’re speaking with Dr. John...

Duration:00:10:21

Treatment for Localized Kidney Cancer

1/17/2019
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Due to advances in imaging scans, kidney cancer often is detected by chance and early in the disease process. Dr. Ross Krasnow discusses minimally invasive robotic surgery and other treatment options for localized kidney cancer. TRANSCRIPT Intro: MedStar Washington Hospital Center presents Medical Intel where our healthcare team shares health and wellness insights and gives you the inside story on advances in medicine. Host: Thanks for joining us today. We’re talking to Dr. Ross...

Duration:00:16:19

Total Joint Revision

1/15/2019
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As younger adults receive total knee and hip replacements, and as people continue to live longer, more replacement joints will need to be replaced themselves. Dr. Savyasachi Thakkar discusses how a revised knee or hip can give patients decades more of the improved mobility and activity they’re used to. TRANSCRIPT Intro: MedStar Washington Hospital Center presents Medical Intel where our healthcare team shares health and wellness insights and gives you the inside story on advances in...

Duration:00:11:34

Colonoscopy Prevents Colon Cancer

1/10/2019
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Colonoscopy can be an uncomfortable topic, but the fact is that it saves lives. Dr. Jennifer Lee discusses common excuses for not getting the test, who should be screened and why colonoscopy is so important. TRANSCRIPT Intro: MedStar Washington Hospital Center presents Medical Intel where our healthcare team shares health and wellness insights and gives you the inside story on advances in medicine. Host: Thank you for joining us today. We’re talking with Dr. Jennifer Lee, a...

Duration:00:08:10

Vasectomy: How it works and what to expect

1/8/2019
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Birth control can come in many forms—but men’s options can be more limited. Dr. Krishnan Venkatesan discusses how a vasectomy can be a solution for men who want effective birth control while maintaining sexual function and the ability to orgasm. TRANSCRIPT Intro: MedStar Washington Hospital Center presents Medical Intel where our healthcare team shares health and wellness insights and gives you the inside story on advances in medicine. Host: Thanks for joining us today. We’re speaking...

Duration:00:10:40

Excess Skin Removal for Bariatric Surgery Patients

1/4/2019
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Excess skin after weight loss surgery can be purely a cosmetic issue for some patients. But for others, excess skin causes rashes, infections and irritation. Dr. Alexandra Zubowicz discusses how skin reduction surgery can help. TRANSCRIPT Intro: MedStar Washington Hospital Center presents Medical Intel where our healthcare team shares health and wellness insights and gives you the inside story on advances in medicine. Host: Thanks for joining us today. We’re talking to Dr. Alexandra...

Duration:00:10:45

How We Diagnose and Treat Patients with Chronic Pancreatitis

1/2/2019
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Drinking too much alcohol and smoking can contribute to chronic pancreatitis, a painful condition that disrupts the digestive process. Dr. Mitesh Patel discusses how we spot the signs of this disease. TRANSCRIPT Host: Thanks for joining us today. We’re talking with Dr. Mitesh Patel, a gastroenterologist and director of pancreatobiliary services at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Today we’re talking about controlling your risk for chronic pancreatitis, which is inflammation of the...

Duration:00:16:21

PET-CT Technology Gives Us An Edge Against Cancer

12/28/2018
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New technology and guidelines allow us to use PET-CT scans to locate cancer earlier than ever before, with faster scans and less radiation. Dr. Carlos Garcia explains what this means for patients and how we continue to stay ahead of the curve in this area of testing. TRANSCRIPT Intro: MedStar Washington Hospital Center presents Medical Intel where our healthcare team shares health and wellness insights and gives you the inside story on advances in medicine. Host: Thanks for joining us...

Duration:00:13:00

Missing Teeth? Dental Implants Could Be The Solution

12/26/2018
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Missing teeth is never easy. It can cause some people to feel uncomfortable smiling for pictures, while others experience difficulty eating. Discover why Dr. Ravi Agarwal says dental implants can be the perfect solution. TRANSCRIPT Intro: MedStar Washington Hospital Center presents Medical Intel where our healthcare team shares health and wellness insights and gives you the inside story on advances in medicine. Host: Thanks for joining us today. We’re speaking with Dr. Ravi Agarwal, an...

Duration:00:10:02

Say Goodbye to BPH Symptoms with This Advanced Treatment

12/20/2018
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Many treatments for BPH, or enlarged prostate, can cause side effects such as erectile dysfunction or headaches. Dr. Saher Sabri and Dr. Keith Horton discuss prostate artery embolization, a new treatment that can improve BPH symptoms without side effects. TRANSCRIPT Intro: MedStar Washington Hospital Center presents Medical Intel where our healthcare team shares health and wellness insights and gives you the inside story on advances in medicine. Host: Thanks for joining us today. We’re...

Duration:00:10:59

Pelvic Pain? Severe Cramping? It Could Be Endometriosis

12/18/2018
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From pelvic pain to fertility problems, endometriosis can affect women’s quality of life and relationships. Discover which treatment options Dr. Vadim Morozov says can reduce symptoms, and what to expect during recovery. TRANSCRIPT Host: Thanks for joining us today. We’re speaking with Dr. Vadim Morozov, a gynecologic surgeon at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Today we’re discussing endometriosis, a gynecologic condition that affects more than 11 percent of women between 15 and 44 in...

Duration:00:09:37

Is it Hemorrhoids or Something Else?

12/13/2018
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Dr. Mitesh Patel discusses what hemorrhoids are and when symptoms such as blood during a bowel movement could be signs of a more serious condition. TRANSCRIPT Intro: MedStar Washington Hospital Center presents Medical Intel where our healthcare team shares health and wellness insights and gives you the inside story on advances in medicine. Host: Thanks for joining us today. We’re talking to Dr. Mitesh Patel, a gastroenterologist and Director of Pancreatobiliary Services at MedStar...

Duration:00:11:53

When to See a Doctor for Diarrhea

12/11/2018
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Diarrhea can be a hassle when you’re at work, traveling, or doing everyday activities. Dr. Nidhi Malhotra discusses tips to manage diarrhea at home and when to see a doctor. TRANSCRIPT Intro: MedStar Washington Hospital Center presents Medical Intel where our healthcare team shares health and wellness insights and gives you the inside story on advances in medicine. Dr. Nidhi Malhotra: Thank you for having me. Host: Most of us have experienced diarrhea at some point in our lives, but...

Duration:00:09:51

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

12/6/2018
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, has skyrocketed over the past 35 years. Dr. Matthew Schreiber discusses what it means for D.C., and how you can be as healthy as possible if you have the disease. TRANSCRIPT Intro: MedStar Washington Hospital Center presents Medical Intel where our healthcare team shares health and wellness insights and gives you the inside story on advances in medicine. Host: Thanks for joining us today. We’re talking to Dr. Matthew Schreiber, associate...

Duration:00:18:04

Symptoms of ICU Delirium

12/5/2018
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ICU delirium is a state of agitation or confusion that can affect as many as 80 percent of patients who are admitted to the intensive care unit. Dr. Matthew Schreiber explains this condition and how we reduce the risk for our patients. TRANSCRIPT Intro: MedStar Washington Hospital Center presents Medical Intel where our healthcare team shares health and wellness insights and gives you the inside story on advances in medicine. Host: Thanks for joining us today. We’re talking to Dr....

Duration:00:20:17

Celiac Disease

11/29/2018
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Doctors know that celiac disease is a real medical condition, but too many people treat it like a trendy diet choice. Dr. Z. Jennifer Lee discusses the dangers of gluten exposure in patients with celiac disease. TRANSCRIPT Intro: MedStar Washington Hospital Center presents Medical Intel where our healthcare team shares health and wellness insights and gives you the inside story on advances in medicine. Host: Thank you for joining us today. We’re talking with Dr. Jennifer Lee, a...

Duration:00:14:18

Functional and Nonfunctional Pituitary Tumors

11/27/2018
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Some pituitary tumors need immediate treatment, while others may benefit from a wait-and-see approach. Dr. Susmeeta Sharma discusses the different types of pituitary tumors and how we care for them. TRANSCRIPT Intro: MedStar Washington Hospital Center presents Medical Intel where our healthcare team shares health and wellness insights and gives you the inside story on advances in medicine. Host: Thank you for joining us today. We’re talking with Dr. Susmeeta T. Sharma, director of...

Duration:00:17:38

How Diabetes Patients Can Avoid Amputation

11/23/2018
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One of the major goals of our Limb Salvage and Wound Care program is to avoid amputation when we can. Dr. Tammer Elmarsafi discusses how diabetic patients can reduce their risk for amputation, as well as who might actually benefit from the procedure. TRANSCRIPT Intro: MedStar Washington Hospital Center presents Medical Intel where our healthcare team shares health and wellness insights and gives you the inside story on advances in medicine. Host: Thanks for joining us today. We’re...

Duration:00:13:59

3 Groups at Increased Risk for High Blood Pressure

11/20/2018
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Lifestyle modifications are key to treating hypertension, especially for people at high risk. Dr. Valeriani Bead discusses who is at risk and which treatments are most effective. TRANSCRIPT Intro: MedStar Washington Hospital Center presents Medical Intel where our healthcare team shares health and wellness insights and gives you the inside story on advances in medicine. Host: Thanks for joining us today. We’re speaking with Dr. Valeriani Bead, a board-certified cardiologist at the...

Duration:00:14:11

Robotic Surgery for Hernias

11/16/2018
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Robotic surgery is one of the most effective, least invasive hernia surgery techniques. Dr. Alexandra Zubowicz discusses the benefits of robotic surgery and other hernia surgery options. TRANSCRIPT Intro: MedStar Washington Hospital Center presents Medical Intel where our healthcare team shares health and wellness insights and gives you the inside story on advances in medicine. Host: Thanks for joining us today. We’re talking to Dr. Alexandra Zubowicz, a bariatric surgeon at MedStar...

Duration:00:09:18