Tag: minimally invasive surgery

Minimally Invasive TAVR Procedure Helped Ruby Feel Like Herself Again

Minimally Invasive TAVR Procedure Helped Ruby Feel Like Herself Again

Ruby Morgan-Dermody, a feisty 89-year-old who exercises daily, thought she was pretty healthy. At a visit to her primary-care physician, Ruby told the doctor she “felt a bit tired, but I’m an old lady!” While listening to Ruby’s heart, her physician told her things weren’t working the way they should. “Sure they are,” she remembers

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Minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer

The diagnosis of colorectal cancer can be devastating for anyone to hear.  But there are treatment options that can minimize the pain and help to increase the healing time.
Cancer Connection, a program produced by the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital,  showcases new techniques, procedures and treatments that are being done at the Siteman

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Non-invasive surgery an option for open-heart surgery

We’ve got some good news we’d like to share with you.
A nationwide clinical study has revealed that an innovative procedure which can replace a diseased heart valve is very effective for patients who are too frail to endure open-heart surgery.
Doctors at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis and other medical instutions have

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