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Oct 18, 2016

when-should-you-start-considering-surgery-to-treat-bunionsBunions can range from mildly unattractive to a major source of pain. When you notice that bump in the area around the base of your big toe, questions start to pile up.

What caused this? Which shoes best minimize the pain? At what point should I consider surgery?

Katherine Raspovic, DPM, a podiatric surgeon at...

Oct 16, 2016

transradial-catheterization-when-why-and-for-whom-it-is-a-good-optionMost young cardiologists are now being trained to perform cardiac catheterizations transradially– or through the wrist. Traditionally, this procedure, which is used to diagnose or treat arterial disease, involved inserting a catheter in the groin.

The transradial approach provides a much more comfortable...

Oct 13, 2016

myths-of-joint-replacement-surgeryJoint pain and disability lead to almost one million total joint replacements in the United States each year. However, there are countless people who avoid surgery due to certain myths about the procedure, resulting in unnecessary, chronic suffering.

Listen in as Savyasachi Thakkar, MD, breaks down the myths...

Oct 11, 2016

weight-loss-surgery-options-available-at-medstar-washington-hospital-centerConsidering weight-loss surgery inevitably results in a long list of questions and concerns.

Elizabeth Alexandra Zubowicz, MD, a bariatric surgeon at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, walks us through the patient journey, from initial consultation to recovery, and offers explanations for some critical questions...

Oct 5, 2016

thyroid-cancer-surgical-options-to-help-reduce-scarringApproximately 12 million Americans are affected by thyroid disease and some of those cases may be cancerous. When a thyroid nodule is discovered, imaging, biopsies and possibly surgery may be recommended.

Jennifer Rosen, MD, Chief of Endocrine Surgery and Vice Chair of Research at MedStar Washington Hospital Center,...