Health Topics - Surgery
A Shocking Diagnosis: One patient’s journey from early heart failure to lifesaving, innovative procedure
Cory Welch appreciates his second chance at life....
Out of Options: Expectant mother finds life through innovative heart procedure
When Cecilia Figueroa decided in early 2017 that she wanted to have a child, she had to be more careful than most. A perilous medical history included six years of dialysis, a kidney transplant, and a transplanted aortic valve in her heart — the original valve a casualty of high calcium caused by her kidney troubles....
Did you know that what you tell your dentist about your overall health and medical history should be exactly the same as what you tell your doctor?
The Overlooked Organ: We don’t often think about our livers until it could be too late
About this time last year, Jeff Lake had his first inkling something was wrong. The normally energetic husband, and father of two, twin teenage girls, couldn’t sleep at night. He started taking naps. And he began gaining weight, so much so that a pair of pants bought in October wouldn’t button closed in November....
Better With Age: More durable implant makes for longer-lasting hip replacements
When Mark Contrestano of San Antonio started feeling pain in his left hip, he knew it might be something serious. He has been a senior sales representative for a large medical device company for 25 years and knows a thing or two about human anatomy. ...
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