Articles tagged with 'Surgery' | Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Cedars-Sinai Newsroom (Surgery)

2022
October
25,
2022
| 09:21 AM America/Los_Angeles
Eugene Kim, MD, a leader in pediatric general surgery and neuroblastoma research, has been named director of the Division of Pediatric General Surgery and vice chair of Pediatric Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Guerin Children’s.Established in December 2021,...
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September
19,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Jeannea Jordan, who turns 80 in October, is a local sailing pioneer who began racing and cruising her 30-foot sailboat 25 years ago when few women were part of the sport. When a tumor on her spine ran her aground last year and her oncologist at anoth...
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August
11,
2022
| 07:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Adelynn Garza knows a thing or two about beating the odds.Adelynn was born three months early, weighing just 2 pounds, 8 ounces, and was immediately diagnosed with severe cerebral palsy, a neurological disorder that affects movement and muscle tone. ...
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July
18,
2022
| 06:05 AM America/Los_Angeles
Russell Secker, now 67, was in Lake Tahoe in 2016 to run a series of ultra-distance races with his wife, Claire. The two had completed hundreds of marathons and races totaling thousands of miles. But this time was different. A terrible headache and s...
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July
14,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai’s new director of Obesity Medicine in the Department of Surgery, Amanda Velazquez, MD, is determined to help prevent and treat Type 2 diabetes and obesity in the Latinx community."Our community is disproportionally affected by both condi...
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July
13,
2022
| 06:15 AM America/Los_Angeles
A new report on lung transplantation success rates confirms that Cedars-Sinai patients experienced one-year survival outcomes of 91.49%, an achievement above the national average of 89.46%.  The data—compiled by the Scientific Registry of Transplant ...
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April
27,
2022
| 07:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Patients who lose a part of their jaw—whether from injury, infection, disease, or as a side effect of cancer treatment—can have the missing jawbone replaced through reconstruction. But most are left with a life-altering dilemma: Their new jaw is miss...
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March
17,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai orthopaedic experts will present their latest advances in treatments and research at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) in Chicago March 22-26, sharing innovations to improve the quality of patient ...
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March
04,
2022
| 09:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Orthopaedic surgeons Brad Penenberg, MD, and Sean Rajaee, MD, have been named co-directors of the Center for Outpatient Hip and Knee Surgery at Cedars-Sinai. Together they will lead the effort in delivering outstanding patient care and improving the ...
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February
01,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Amid the uncertainty of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center and Smidt Heart Institute together completed 573 solid organ transplants in 2021, surpassing 2020’s count of 529 and achieving a new record for th...
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January
28,
2022
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cardiothoracic surgeons in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai recently performed a groundbreaking robotic-assisted lung transplant. With a new right lung, the patient, a 69-year-old man from Claremont, California, is back to exercising and cha...
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2021
September
22,
2021
| 07:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Russell Metcalfe-Smith, director and associate professor of the Women's Guild Simulation Center for Advanced Clinical Skills, has been invited to become a fellow of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare Academy, making him the first to earn all th...
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September
20,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Five years ago, Thomas Cooper says, he had never heard of an “aortic dissection.”But the growing pain in his chest led him to a hospital near his home in Azusa, California, where he learned he had an aortic dissection, a tear in the wall of the aorta...
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September
15,
2021
| 06:03 AM America/Los_Angeles
Irina Kofman earned her American Dream by defying the odds over and over again.Her unstoppable determination, coupled with enduring support from her family and her Cedars-Sinai medical team, has enabled Kofman, 35, to thrive despite a lifetime of dea...
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July
22,
2021
| 06:05 AM America/Los_Angeles
Molly Neinstein took up gymnastics when she was just 7. Within a few years, she was climbing the ranks of competitive gymnastics and seemingly on a fast track to becoming nationally recognized.Then, a few years ago, the high school junior from Calaba...
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2020
August
20,
2020
| 08:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Robotic surgery for patients with early stage, oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer is associated with improved health outcomes, including better long-term survival, according to a Cedars-Sinai study published Thursday in JAMA Oncology. Oropharyngeal c...
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February
24,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
One night nearly three years ago, a barrel bomb exploded outside Aysha Al Saloom's home in northern Syria, as the 5-year-old girl lay sleeping in her bed.The blast left Aysha severely burned and disfigured, turning her hands into stiff balls of flesh...
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2019
June
17,
2019
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
As the opioid epidemic continues to claim lives and shatter families across the nation, a Cedars-Sinai expert is urging physicians and patients to try managing pain without the addictive pills."Today, more than ever before, we have a host of other me...
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May
31,
2019
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
PopSugar recently interviewed Neel Anand, MD, professor of orthopedic surgery and director of spine trauma at the Cedars-Sinai Spine Center, about what to do if you battle neck pain – and when it’s time to see a physician.  Anand told PopSugar tha...
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May
30,
2019
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Spectrum News 1 recently featured the Cedars-Sinai Women's Guild Simulation Center for Advanced Clinical Skills and a day of simulated surgical experience for 40 students from Los Angeles' Orthopaedic Hospital Medical Magnet High School. After hig...
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April
17,
2019
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
After Hermine Honarvar Rule was told that she was in critical need of a kidney transplant, two relatives and a friend each volunteered to give up a kidney to help save her. But Rule, 50, a state administrative law judge from Huntington Beach, soon...
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March
05,
2019
| 11:59 AM America/Los_Angeles
mHealthIntelligence recently interviewed Timothy Daskivich, MD, director of Health Services Research for the Cedars-Sinai Department of Surgery, about a new program – based on data from a recent study – that encourages and measures daily exercise aft...
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February
05,
2019
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
A new Cedars-Sinai study shows that using Fitbit activity monitors to measure steps taken in the days after surgery can predict which patients leave the hospital sooner.The study of 100 patients, led by Timothy Daskivich, MD, director of Health Servi...
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January
02,
2019
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Andrew Klein, MD, MBA, the Cedars-Sinai Esther and Mark Schulman Chair in Surgery and Transplantation Medicine, steps into the presidency of the International College of Surgeons (ICS), U.S. Section, on Jan. 1, 2019. A pioneer in transplantation surg...
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2018
December
28,
2018
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
In the lab, the operating room and the community, in 2018, Cedars-Sinai physicians and researchers led important advances in orthopaedic surgery, transplant surgery, transgender programs, gene therapy, tissue regeneration, injury prevention and more....
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December
13,
2018
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Harley Brackney, 20, has a lot to be thankful for this holiday season. After a snowboarding accident landed him in the emergency room, Brackney learned he had a life-altering diagnosis. “I found out my fall was caused by a seizure and that I was i...
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December
05,
2018
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Vascular surgeon Ali Azizzadeh, MD, was the first to use a newly approved, minimally invasive device to perform a series of innovative surgeries on patients with aneurysms of the aorta, the main vessel that delivers blood from the heart to the rest o...
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November
19,
2018
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
When 66-year-old Donna Terrell from Compton began suffering from aches and pains in the spring of 2005, she attributed it to stress from working long hours in the banking industry. But when she started vomiting blood, she realized something was serio...
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August
17,
2018
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Raymond Schaerf, MD, a cardiothoracic surgeon, likes to joke that most people pack their cellphones with photos of their smiling children. His cellphone, however, is stocked with pictures of the human heart.The photos are not Valentines and display t...
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April
11,
2018
| 10:40 AM America/Los_Angeles
The first time George Berci heard a siren, he was 23 years old. It was the summer of 1944, on the outskirts of Budapest, he was one of hundreds of Jewish conscripted laborers who were packed into a railroad car as human freight. They were bound fo...
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