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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...

Duration: 00:11:18

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...

Duration: 00:11:04

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...

Duration: 00:17:43

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.

Duration: 00:11:34

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...

Duration: 00:12:06

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.

Duration: 00:12:31

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.

Duration: 00:09:37

The Latest in Mitral Valve Treatment

Every year, nearly five million Americans learn they have heart valve disease. Awareness and early detection can save lives, so knowing the symptoms of the disease is important. At The Christ Hospital Health Network, we offer our patients the latest in aortic and mitral valve disease treatments not available elsewhere in our region. Our compassionate, highly trained aortic valve disease experts are improving our patients' quality and length of life. In this segment Mario Castillo-Sang, MD...

Duration: 00:10:59

Anterior Hip Replacement

The anterior approach to hip arthroscopy (replacement) is an innovative alternative to traditional hip replacement in which the incision to access the joint is made on the front of the leg rather than the back or side of the leg. By using this approach, surgeons are able to access the hip joint by gently spreading the muscles, leaving them relatively undisturbed whereas. In a traditional joint replacement, these muscles would be cut in order to access the joint. In this segment, Dr....

Duration: 00:09:03

Local Anesthesia for Hand/Wrist Procedures

Many hand surgeons are moving away from traditional surgery to an approach that utilizes wide-awake local anesthesia. In this segment, Dr.Naoh Shaftel, explains hand/wrist surgery utilizing a local anesthesia for certain procedures. The patient is wide awake during the surgery and can fully cooperate with the physician during the procedure. The patient may be able to drive themselves to and from their surgery and there are limited side effects compared to general anesthesia. In addition,...

Duration: 00:09:40