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Midwest Structural Heart and Valve Symposium: A Case-Based Approach

On Saturday, October 13, 2018 The Christ Hospital is hosting the First Annual Midwest Structural Heart & Valve Symposium. Satya Shreenivas, MD, interventional cardiologist at the Christ Hospital Health Network, shares details of the symposium, including the wide variety of catheter based therapies, and how it will be a powerful all-day experience designed specifically for physicians, residence, advanced practice clinicians and nurse coordinators.


SpaceOAR Hydrogel for Men who Undergo Radiation Treatment for Prostate Cancer.

The Christ Hospital Health Network now offers improved treatment for men receiving radiation therapy for prostate cancer. Brian Mannion, MD, discusses the benefits to the patient when Space OAR Hydrogel is used, what the procedure is like, who is a good candidate for it and when to refer to the specialists at The Christ Hospital Health Network.


Treatments for Pelvic Floor Disorders

Nearly 30 percent of all women will develop a pelvic floor disorder in their lifetime, but many don't seek help. They may be too uncomfortable talking about their symptoms, think it's just a normal part of aging, assume these kinds of problems can't be corrected, or just aren't sure what kind of specialist to see. At The Christ Hospital, we specialize in treating these disorders and have specialists in female bladder and bowel dysfunction, pelvic organ prolapse, female sexual dysfunction,...


Should You Consider Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections for Your Patients?

At the Christ Hospital Health Network, we offer a complete range of orthopaedic services for the treatment of sports medicine and active lifestyle injuries for adolescents and adults. One such service is PRP,(Platelet-Rich Plasma) injections. PRP plays a key role in the process of wound and soft tissue healing – helping with injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints. Jennifer Chung, MD, joins the show to discuss the many benefits of PRP and when to refer to specialist.


GPS Technology for Total Shoulder Replacements

The Christ Hospital Joint & Spine Center has rapidly become known as a national destination for the most advanced joint & spine care available. Orthopedic surgeon Marc C. Schneider, M.D., discusses using a new technology to offer patients guided personalized surgery for their total shoulder replacements. ExactechGPS® is the latest advancement in technology that provides surgeons with real-time visual guidance and alignment data in total shoulder surgery. The technology’s preoperative...


The Latest Advances in Treatment Options for Aortic Aneurysm

The Christ Hospital is recognized for exceptional treatment of aortic aneurysms, a major cause of death and disability in the U.S. Geoff Answini, MD, discusses the latest advances in treatment options available at The Christ Hospital for Aortic Aneurysm, and when to refer to a specialist.


Critical Limb Ischemia-CSI

When PAD advances to the extreme stage, the lower limbs become susceptible to Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI). JD Corl,MD, discusses Peripheral Artery Disease and Critical Limb Ischemia, and when to refer to a specialist.


Treatment Protocols for Resistant Hypertension

Resistant hypertension is a common problem faced by both primary care clinicians and specialists. John Szawaluk, MD, discusses treatment protocols and when a specialist referral is necessary. Resistant hypertension occurs in approximately 20-30 percent of individuals with high blood pressure and is a common problem faced by both primary care clinicians and specialists. John Szawaluk, MD, discusses treatment protocols and when a specialist referral is necessary.


Treatment Options for Heart Failure

Dr. Eugene Chung discusses treatment options for heart failure and when to refer to a specialist.


Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Dr. Michael Karram joins the show to discuss minimally invasive gynecologic surgery at The Christ Hospital Health Network.


Disc Disorders: Maintaining a Healthy Back

Dr. John Roberts discusses disc disorders, treatment options available at The Christ Hospital Health Network and when to refer to a specialist.


Neurosurgery at TCH

Dr. Mark Magner shares updates in neurosurgery, newer treatment modalities; such as combined use of surgery and radiosurgery for brain tumors, as well as minimally invasive cranial treatments for intracerebral hemorrhages and artificial disc replacement in cervical spine.


Cancer Survivorship Resources at The Christ Hospital Health Network

Once treatment for cancer ends where does that leave you? You may celebrate, take time to reflect or may be full of relief. For many it can be all of these things and a time to start living life to its fullest. However, for some issues like fatigue, anxiety, weight changes, lymphedema and neuropathy can be troubling and may require further support. Additionally, many people face financial distress brought on by the cost of their treatment or loss of income during treatment. For those...


Chronic Total Occlusions

Chronic total coronary blockage is the number one reason patients are treated with bypass surgery instead of stents and the number one reason why complete revascularization cannot be performed using balloons or stents. New technologies and techniques have recently been developed to accomplish this goal, and they can make the difference between a patient undergoing open heart bypass surgery and less invasive treatment with stents. In this segment, Dr. Robert Riley, interventional...


da Vinci® Surgery: Minimally Invasive Surgery for Hernia Repair

At The Christ Hospital, our careful approach to every detail of surgical care translates into exceptional outcomes for our patients. The Christ Hospital is consistently recognized as one of the top surgical hospitals in the United States. ​ Our robotic-assisted surgery team is specially trained in robotic-assisted surgical techniques. The da Vinci® Surgical System is a minimally invasive option for adult patients facing abdominal hernia surgery. Here to speak with us today about robotic...


The Importance of Calcium Scoring & Cardiac CT Angiogram

Cardiac CT angiography ( CTA) can be very useful in the evaluation of patients who have a strong family history of early-onset heart disease to determine if their coronary arteries are blocked or narrowed by the buildup of plaque or to rule out abnormal coronary artery anatomy. Calcium scoring can help better assess their risk of heart disease and can help tailor medical therapy. Listen in as Robert Pelberg, MD., explains these diagnostic procedures and when to refer to a specialist.


Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT)—1-Day Breast Cancer Treatment

A recent innovation offers a compelling new treatment for some women with the most common form of breast cancer. Interoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT) is a recently approved treatment for invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC), which, according to nonprofit, accounts for about 80 percent of all breast cancers. By applying radiation directly to the tumor area during surgery, IORT can eliminate up to three to six weeks of radiation therapy, though follow-up care and checkups are...


Introduction To Dr. Rod Flynn and HIPEC Treatments

The Christ Hospital Health Network is proud to welcome Rod Flynn, MD. Dr. Flynn is a surgical oncologist and brings extensive experience and a new treatment focus to The Christ Hospital Health Network-Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC), a highly concentrated, heated chemotherapy treatment that is delivered directly to the abdomen during surgery. In this segment, we meet Dr. Flynn as he explains the HIPEC treatment and why it is so beneficial for certain cancer patients.


What is PM&R?

A Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) physician, sometimes called a Physiatrist, specializes in decreasing pain and enhancing physical function that has been affected due to disorders of the musculoskeletal system and nerves. Listen as Dr. Rachel Heberling discusses the important role of a PM&R physician to be able to observe the total body, not just one issue and how they are able to treat their patients with non-surgical treatment options for many types of pain.


New Care Model: Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+)

The Christ Hospital Physicians recently had more than 90 percent of its Primary Care practices selected to participate in the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) initiative, a partnership between payor partners from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), state Medicaid agencies, commercial health plans, self-insured businesses, and primary care providers. Listen in as Joe Bateman, MD explains how TCHP is leveraging the CMS investment to develop a pcp infrastructure to...