Life expectancy has increased due to advances in medical science. Dr Eugene Rajaratnam, discusses anti-aging medicine with the goal of helping aging patients to have a better quality of life, by living healthier lives.
Palmdale Regional Medical Center (PRMC) recently achieved accreditation through the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement program through the American College of Surgeons. Achieving this accreditation established PRMC as a recognized center of excellence in the Antelope Valley.
Dr. Yadegar, head of the award-winning bariatrics program, discusses the award and what it means for patients.
In the wake of political figures such Sen. John McCain, Sen. Edward Kennedy and Beau Biden passing away from glioblastoma, you might might have questions about this form of brain cancer.
Dr. Kamran Parsa discusses glioblastoma, treatment options and when it might be necessary to stop treatment and start planning for end-of-life care.
Untreated acid reflux can do more than just cause uncomfortable symptoms and burning, it can actually damage the lining of your esophagus. While medication can temporarily deal with symptoms and pain, the TIF procedure is a revolutionary way to deal with the root cause of the issue.
Dr. J. Pruthi and Dr. Emery Chen discuss the TIF procedure and how it can benefit patients that suffer from GERD.
You might have heard about a treatment referred to as platelet-rich plasma or (PRP) and it's potential effectiveness in the treatment of injuries.
Dr. Justin Sherfey, discusses the science behind PRP, how it works and the many benefits for the patient to help with injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints.
A new radiation-free therapy has recently been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for prostate tissue ablation, which also means that it can be used to treat prostate cancer.
Eugene Rajaratnam, MD, explains HiFU as a treatment for Prostate Cancer and who might be a candidate for this new procedure.
Palmdale Regional Medical Center recently won a Stroke Gold Plus award from American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
Michelle Irving,RN, discusses this amazing distinction and what it means for patients in the area that might be suffering a stroke.
How do you know when surgery is right for you? In some cases, doctors use surgery as a preventative measure, and in others, it's a last resort. Dr. Kamran Parsa shares how to weigh your options and decide if surgery is best for you.
Arthritis occurs when one or more joints in your body becomes inflamed; causing pain and stiffness. Unfortunately arthritis can't be cured, but treatment options are available to help manage the discomfort and pain.
Alon Antebi, DO shares what causes arthritis, and some non-surgical options to help manage your symptoms.
If you have a stroke, getting medical care as quickly as possible can help prevent death or minimize the lasting effects of stroke.
Michelle Irving discusses why it is important for you to know the signs and symptoms of a stroke, risk factors and identify what you need to do in case you or a loved is suffering a stroke.
When diet and exercise have not worked, there’s an alternative. John Yadegar, MD, Medical Director of the Bariatric Program at Palmdale Regional Medical Center, discusses how to choose the weight loss surgery that might be right for you.
Have you been told by your partner you snore? According to the Sleep Foundation approximately 90 million American adults, 37 million on a regular basis. Dr. Ruwanthi Campano gives her best advice on treatments options for those that snore and their loved ones that have to listen to it.
There are a growing number of surgeons around the country that are moving some of their total joint replacement procedures out of the hospital and into outpatient facilities.
Tune in as Dr. Alon Antebi discusses latest advances in outpatient total joint replacement. He is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in trauma and joint reconstruction and a member of the medical staff at Palmdale Regional Medical Center.
Many people are confused when it comes to the differences between inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis (UC), and whether they will have to accept a new normal in their life.
Gastroenterologists at Palmdale Regional Medical Center diagnose and treat diseases of the stomach, intestines and related organs, including the esophagus, stomach, liver and pancreas. These physicians are highly trained and educated on inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis...
According to the CDC, only about half of adults in the United States have the resources and plans in place for a possible emergency. Families can make emergencies less stressful by preparing in advance and working together as a team. Before making your disaster plan, it is important to know what types of emergencies are likely in your area and the best way to respond. It is also important to know what type of emergency services are available in your community, so that you know who to turn to...
Most people are familiar with the ICU in hospitals, however they may not be aware of all of the services offered at an ICU. They may also not be aware of what patients and their families can expect when a loved one has to be admitted to the ICU.
Here to speak with us today about what to expect in the ICU and PCU is Sharon Ormsby. She is the Director of the ICU, PCU and Cath Lab at Palmdale Regional Medical Center.
The staff at Palmdale Regional Medical Center wants you to have the best possible care by those treating you. They also want you to know what your rights are as a patient, as well as what your obligations are to yourself, your physician and the hospital.
Being your own best advocate can help to ensure better outcomes.
Here to tell us about the importance pf patient advocacy is Jeanetta McDow, she is the Director, Patient Experience/Service Excellence.