Surgery to repair your heart’s mitral valve just got a lot easier, thanks to new robot-assisted techniques. This minimally invasive approach means smaller incisions, less pain and quicker recovery times. What’s not to like?
Abdominal adhesions from surgery can lead to pain, bowel obstructions, and even additional, future surgeries. Learn more about the best ways to deal with this common problem.
Modern digital imaging allows surgeons to treat previously inoperable conditions; wired operating rooms give instant access to technology during a procedure
Open stent grafts provide a minimally invasive option for treating abdominal aortic aneurysms that occur above the kidneys. Learn how this works.
Treating aneurysms can require surgery, but, as this video illustrates, now a minimally invasive technique uses a wire stent coated in polyester to repair some abdominal aortic aneurysms without invasive surgery.
When you need heart surgery, do your homework to identify the right hospital and heart surgeon for you. Advance planning gives you tools to set a productive initial meeting and discuss your next options.
It's a common scenario – sweaty palms extended to job recruiters or new in-laws – but if uncontrolled excess sweating occurs when you aren't stressed or overheated, you might have a condition called hyperhidrosis.
NHL hockey player turned coach, Teppo Numminen, bounced back after a heart condition took him off the ice in 2007. To this day he uses the experience of his surgery to coach his team.
People hear “surgery” and they think “scalpel” or “scar.” Today, transanal endoscopic microsurgery, or TEMS, is a great option for removing early stage cancer and benign polyps in the rectum — all without a surgical incision.
Loss of circulation doesn’t always mean the loss of a limb. Vascular surgeon Daniel Clair, MD, wants you to be aware of the full range of limb-sparing resources available at the Cleveland Clinic.