Latest thoracic surgery Stories

2014-06-17 23:10:48

Dr. Clark Fuller of West Coast Associates for Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery and La Peer Health Systems in Beverly Hills explains thoracic outlet syndrome in professional athletes in new article. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 Never heard of thoracic outlet syndrome? You might soon. Doctors are diagnosing it more and more in professional baseball players. Yet for many, it remains a mystery. Dr. Clark Fuller, a thoracic surgeon in Beverly Hills, spoke recently with Bleacher...

2014-06-17 12:29:40

Advances Highest Quality Cardiovascular Care BROWNS MILLS, N.J., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Joseph P. Chirichella, President and CEO of Deborah Heart and Lung Center, New Jersey's only specialty heart, lung and vascular hospital, has announced a partnership agreement with Mid-Atlantic Surgical Associates (MASA), one of the nation's largest volume and highest quality cardiac surgery groups. The agreement will bring to Deborah's campus two talented, highly qualified MASA cardio...

2014-05-19 23:05:05

Abington Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce Dr. Colleen Gaughan has joined Abington Memorial Hospital as a thoracic surgeon. Dr. Gaughan specializes in the treatment of lung and esophageal cancer, tumors of the mediastinum, chest wall and trachea, as well as all benign conditions of the chest, lungs, esophagus, chest wall and mediastinum. ABINGTON, PA (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 Abington Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce Dr. Colleen Gaughan has joined Abington Memorial Hospital as a...

2014-03-25 23:01:16

Ali Mahtabifard, MD, a thoracic surgeon at La Peer Health Systems and West Coast Associates for Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, explains the frequent occurrence of thoracic outlet syndrome among professional baseball players. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 Ali Mahtabifard, MD, a thoracic surgeon at West Coast Associates for Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery spoke recently about why thoracic outlet syndrome is such a common occurrence among major league baseball players,...

2014-02-24 12:27:10

CHICAGO, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern) is proud to announce that Jonathan Kiev, MD, FACS, has joined the hospital as a thoracic surgeon specializing in advanced and minimally invasive surgical procedures to treat cancers of the lung. Dr. Kiev earned his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed a surgical internship at Saint Barnabas...

2014-01-17 16:22:55

Dr. Benny Weksler, a Memphis,TN physician who is Board Certified in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery, has been selected by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. for inclusion in its prestigious guide of the nation's top 1% of medical specialists, America's Top Doctors. MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. America's trusted source for identifying Top Doctors has published its newest edition of America's Top Doctors and has selected Benny Weksler,...

2012-12-07 12:47:10

While thoracic surgeons are traditionally known as the experts who perform heart surgeries, a UC Davis study has found that general thoracic surgeons, especially those at academic health centers, perform the vast majority of complex noncardiac operations, including surgeries of the esophagus and lungs. The authors said their results, published in the October issue of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, support the designation of general thoracic surgery as a distinct specialty, which will...

2012-05-15 22:44:02

CT screening of high-risk Danish population yields higher incidence of early stage lung cancer amenable to VATS resections The most recent research released in June's Journal of Thoracic Oncology says video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) is a valuable tool in managing lesions detected in a lung cancer screening program. The primary objective of lung cancer screening with low dose computer tomography (CT) is to detect lung cancer at an early stage and thus amenable to a complete surgical...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
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