The Future is Here: Robot-Assisted Heart Surgery (Video)

Surgery to repair your mitral valve, one of the heart’s four valves that keeps blood pumping efficiently, is higher-tech than ever. At Cleveland Clinic, which has the world’s greatest experience with mitral valve repair, robotically assisted surgery is now an option for many patients—and you could be one of them, depending on your surgeon’s assessment … Read More

4 Best Ways to Take Control of Abdominal Adhesions

If you’re facing surgery, you’ve probably wondered about what your scar will look like. But have you stopped to think about those other scars – the ones on the inside? You should. These inner scars – tough tissue bands that form between your abdominal tissues and organs – can develop after surgery. Also known as … Read More

How Modern Imaging Technology Enhances Your Heart Surgery

Today, advances in digital imaging enhance the surgeon’s vision, allowing us to see the heart better than ever before. This new “set of eyes” empowers us to decide on the best treatment plan. We can now successfully perform very complicated procedures that were not possible before. Developing tools of the trade  Centuries ago, scientists could … Read More

Fixing Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Without Invasive Surgery (Video)

Treating aneurysms throughout the body usually requires open surgery, but now we’re able to use a minimally invasive procedure to repair abdominal aortic aneurysms. These are aneurysms that occur in the part of the aorta that carries blood from the heart into the lower extremities. In traditional open surgery, surgeons go in and repair the aneurysm, or … Read More

You’ve Been Told You Need Heart Surgery (Video)

Maybe you were taken by surprise when your physician said you’d need heart surgery like more than a half million Americans do each year. Like most of my patients, you probably have lots of questions, beginning with “Where?” and “Who?” You owe it to yourself to invest time into planning for your procedure and to … Read More

When Sweat Glands Work Overtime

If you keep a stack of extra shirts in your desk drawer at work, avoid handshakes at all costs or swim in sweat even when you’re outside in the cold, you may have hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis affects 3 percent of the U.S. population and it can make a soppy, sorry mess of your social life and … Read More

Back On the Ice (Video)

The National Hockey League (NHL) is not for the faint of heart. For Teppo Numminen, Buffalo Sabres assistant coach and former NHL player, paying attention to his heart made all the difference. As a young man, Numminen was told by physicians that his heart murmur was nothing to worry about. So he didn’t give it … Read More

Colon Surgery Without a Single Cut: TEMS

What surgery is done without any incisions? People hear “surgery” and they think “scalpel” or “scar.” But today, there are surgeries that can be performed without one cut, such as transanal endoscopic microsurgery, or TEMS. This procedure is performed entirely through the anus and rectum and offers an effective, quick-recovery treatment to completely remove large … Read More

Preventing Limb Loss Due to Poor Circulation (Video)

Loss of circulation doesn’t always mean the loss of a limb. All of us in the Department of Vascular Surgery want you to be aware of the full range of limb-sparing resources available at the Cleveland Clinic including minimally invasive and traditional surgical techniques.   More Information Learn more about vascular disease Learn about peripheral … Read More