A patient shares his story about a new minimally invasive thoracic procedure that would not only cure his ailment, but also provide him with a swift and relatively pain-free recovery.
Cleveland Clinic's heart and vascular surgical team wins top rating. The Chair of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery discusses the rewards of handling a high volume of complex cases.
The success of any cardiac surgery hinges on the cooperative effort of the surgical and support team. Patient safety is a critical topic and one that should not be taken lightly.
On an episode of Grey’s Anatomy, doctors destroy a supposedly inoperable, golf-ball sized malignant heart mass by injecting medical ‘super glue’ into it. Is this possible or TV fantasy?
Take a closer look at what inspired cardiothoracic surgery fellow Michael Robich, MD to become a heart surgeon. Hear how Dr. Robich’s childhood and his experiences in medical school led him to pursue a career in heart surgery.
Want to lower heart surgery risks? Look in the mirror. These days, It's more about your health rather than the type of surgery done. Lower your risk factors by following these basic steps.
While recovering from vascular surgery, it’s important to be on the lookout for signs of complications. Tips in this video include identifying serious signs and symptoms and understanding what they might mean.
Heart surgeon Joseph Sabik, MD provides his advice to diabetics: Keep blood sugar levels within normal ranges.
Knowing what to expect after vascular surgery helps you prepare. Extreme fatigue and changes in appetite often occur after surgery, and prescribed medications help patients increase activity levels without pain.
A little preparation will help you get more out of your visit to your vascular surgeon. Tips for maximizing your appointment include having questions ready and bringing a friend along.