Navigation Links
West Penn Allegheny Health System is First in Pennsylvania to Perform Groundbreaking Minimally-Invasive Procedure for Swallowing Disorder
Date:5/9/2013

eat achalasia in the same way but without making any incisions in the patient’s skin. Employing the NOTES philosophy (natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery), physicians use an endoscope to access the esophagus via the patient’s mouth.

Surgical instruments are passed through the endoscope and the myotomy is performed internally, without disruption to the skin.

“It’s a novel approach,” said Blair Jobe, MD, Director of the WPAHS Institute for the Treatment of Esophageal and Thoracic Disease. “By eliminating the need for external incisions, we are able to speed the healing process, limit or eliminate pain, and achieve a cosmetically flawless result. Our first patient went home within 24 hours of surgery, used no pain medication and noticed a dramatic improvement in his symptoms.”

Drs. Jobe and Kulkarni joined thoracic surgeon and Co-Director of the Institute, Lana Schumacher, MD, gastroenterologist Shyam Thakkar, MD, and Toshitaka Hoppo, MD, a general surgeon specializing in esophageal surgery, on the multidisciplinary team that performed the first POEM procedure at Canonsburg General Hospital. The procedure is currently being performed as part of a clinical trial to help doctors determine if it can be an effective treatment option for achalasia in the future. Physicians expect to enroll 15 patients in the study.

According to Dr. Schumacher, the likelihood of patients developing gastroesophageal reflux may be higher after the POEM procedure compared to
'/>"/>

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Study by Allegheny General Hospital Physicians Shows Oral Immunotherapy is a Safe, Effective Alternative to Allergy Shots for Ragweed Sufferers
2. hCGTreatments / Diet Doc hCG Diets & Weight Loss Plans Offers New Unlimited Support To Dieters, Making the Transfer to Long-term Improved Health Easier
3. Sherri Gastelum and Platinum Tax Defenders Offer 5 Tips on Understanding Health Care Tax Issues from the Affordable Care Act
4. Mobile health app developed at UCLA simplifies process of choosing birth control method
5. Fresh Healthy Vending Supports Houston City Council Nutritious Meal Program for After-School Activities
6. WomenHeart Wins “Full Circle Award” at the 4th M2W®-HW™ - The Marketing Health & Wellness to Women Conference
7. American Psychiatric Nurses Association Honors Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses for Delivering Quality & Innovative Care for National Nurses Week and Mental Health Month
8. Fast Food Hasnt Gotten Much Healthier, Study Says
9. Zane Benefits Publishes New Information on Defined Contribution Health Plans
10. Integrative Nutrition Donates Over $10,000 to Earth Day Network’s Healthy Schools Initiative
11. For adolescents, Subway food may not be much healthier than McDonalds, UCLA study finds
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/4/2015)... The University of California, Davis and ... initiative at UC Davis School of Medicine dedicated ... to advancing Latino health. , The program, called ... to Be Physicians, (“Prep Médico” for short) is ... and internship opportunities, a residential program, intensive language ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... Georgia (PRWEB) May 04, 2015 Each year, ... country to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer. This ... Surgery will be featured as the entertainment sponsor for the ... Cure” on May 9 at the Lenox Square Mall. , ... Atlanta race, and to raise $1.2 million. Perimeter Plastic Surgery ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... Johnson & Wales University (JWU) held a groundbreaking ceremony ... on Wednesday, April 22. , Johnson & Wales becomes the ... the re-alignment of Interstate-195. JWU’s new academic building, which will ... in Providence, is scheduled to be completed in July 2016. ... university purchased in 2012. , “It has long been our ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... May 04, 2015 The Lymphoma Research ... exclusively to funding innovative lymphoma research and serving the ... outreach initiatives and patient services – is set to ... Mayfair Farms in West Orange, NJ on June 1, ... for innovative research programs through LRF. , This year, ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... (PRWEB) May 04, 2015 Baptist ... Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold ... Stroke Honor Roll. The award recognizes the hospital’s ... receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally ... evidence. , To receive the Gold Plus Quality ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New UC Davis Program Targets Next Generation of Physicians to Advance Latino Health 2Health News:New UC Davis Program Targets Next Generation of Physicians to Advance Latino Health 3Health News:New UC Davis Program Targets Next Generation of Physicians to Advance Latino Health 4Health News:New UC Davis Program Targets Next Generation of Physicians to Advance Latino Health 5Health News:Perimeter Plastic Surgery Sponsors 2015 Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta "Race for the Cure" 2Health News:Johnson & Wales University “Breaks Ground” On New $40 Million Engineering and Science Academic Center 2Health News:Johnson & Wales University “Breaks Ground” On New $40 Million Engineering and Science Academic Center 3Health News:Lymphoma Research Foundation Set to Host Annual Ace Lymphoma Luncheon at Mayfair Farms in West Orange, NJ 2Health News:Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville Receives Top Honor for Stroke Care 2Health News:Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville Receives Top Honor for Stroke Care 3Health News:Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville Receives Top Honor for Stroke Care 4
... loss to Argentina in a World Cup match in 1998 ... by 27 per cent. The fact that extreme stress and ... known to almost everyone.However, research carried out at the ... Argentina during the 1998 World Cup has provided further evidence ...
... The number of people suffering from spine problems is on ... disc and spinal canal stenosis. Herniated disc is more common ... spinal canal stenosis is common among// older people. Hitherto, both ... an incision of about 12cms to be made and the ...
... of the main concerns of teenagers heading back to school ... UT Southwestern Medical Center say that stress is one of ... stress produces increased secretion of the hormone androgen //which results ... likely to suffer from acne due to the hormonal changes ...
... new study involving twenty mothers and their full-term infants, ... regular sleep cycle. ,Dr. Sari Goldstein from Tel ... the perinatal // period helps infants coordinate their circadian ... clock that helps humans and other beings adjust to ...
... shown that smoking leads to damage of the protective reflexes ... from flowing back into the hroat and smoking causes damage ... chords if fluid enters the area, a condition known as ... by imaging the relex area before and after cigarettes. The ...
... study on both mice and humans are showing why some people ... that if you eat a fatty meal or snack - a ... cholesterol you absorb is strongly influenced by your genes. Experts know ... high fat diet is bad for you. But little has been ...
Cached Medicine News:
(Date:5/4/2015)... May 4, 2015  CytRx Corporation (Nasdaq: ... specializing in oncology, today announced an interim analysis ... studies pairing aldoxorubicin with either gemcitabine or ifosfamide. ... ifosfamide with escalating doses of aldoxorubicin. The combinations ... the lowest dose level of aldoxorubicin (170 mg/m2), ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... YORK , May 4, 2015  FireflySci Inc., the newest member of the cuvette ... after launch, they have turned the cuvette industry on its head by offering scientists amazing support ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150501/213243LOGO Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150501/213244 ... ... ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... 4, 2015 The Pharmacy Workforce Center recently ... that pharmacy has shifted toward a female-dominated profession. With ... managers, there is an incredible opportunity for women to ... decade. In a new blog post ... Insights , Eden Sulzer, director of the Women ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:CytRx Reports Aldoxorubicin Demonstrates Both Tumor Shrinkage and Improved Quality of Life in Chemotherapy Resistant Cancers 2CytRx Reports Aldoxorubicin Demonstrates Both Tumor Shrinkage and Improved Quality of Life in Chemotherapy Resistant Cancers 3CytRx Reports Aldoxorubicin Demonstrates Both Tumor Shrinkage and Improved Quality of Life in Chemotherapy Resistant Cancers 4CytRx Reports Aldoxorubicin Demonstrates Both Tumor Shrinkage and Improved Quality of Life in Chemotherapy Resistant Cancers 5CytRx Reports Aldoxorubicin Demonstrates Both Tumor Shrinkage and Improved Quality of Life in Chemotherapy Resistant Cancers 6CytRx Reports Aldoxorubicin Demonstrates Both Tumor Shrinkage and Improved Quality of Life in Chemotherapy Resistant Cancers 7New Cuvette Manufacturer Delivers Fast, Easy Solutions for Even the Hardest Cuvette Experiments 2New Cuvette Manufacturer Delivers Fast, Easy Solutions for Even the Hardest Cuvette Experiments 3Cardinal Health Expert Discusses Latest Research On Gender Gap In Pharmacy 2Cardinal Health Expert Discusses Latest Research On Gender Gap In Pharmacy 3
... VersaPulse PowerSuite holmium laser combines excellent ... precise, virtually bloodless procedures. It is ... and gall bladder stones of all ... surgical tool. Because its laser light ...
... VersaPulse PowerSuite holmium laser combines excellent ... precise, virtually bloodless procedures. It is ... and gall bladder stones of all ... surgical tool. Because its laser light ...
... capability to quickly deliver up to 250 ... for powerful single-pulse ablation. This type of ... coldest and cleanest CO2 surgical laser available ... with the independent adjustment of pulse energy ...
... technology has allowed for perfecting mini-invasive endoscopic ... various pathologies with a considerable social impact. ... reducing the post-operatory times and represents a ... in all hospital structures.,DEKAs family of Nd:YAG ...
Medicine Products: