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People with metabolic syndrome are twice as likely to develop heart disease, and five times as likely to develop diabetes, as those who don't have metabolic syndrome. But many people are not yet familiar with this relatively new term. Do you know what metabolic syndrome is?
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In the following video, Dr. Lloyd Ratner addresses some common questions and concerns about the kidney donation and transplantation process.
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NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center has appointed Tomoaki Kato, MD, Professor of Surgery, as Chief of the Division of Abdominal Organ Transplantation.
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A recent study shows that Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is as good as open surgery for the treatment of aortic stenosis.
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Novel use of weight loss surgery may help patients debilitated by gastroparesis.
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A majority of children who had received liver transplants from their parents were able to stop anti-rejection (immunosuppressant) medication in an encouraging study at three transplant centers.
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What's New in the Department of Surgery

New Cocktail Boosts Recovery from Hepatitis C

For someone with liver disease, a cocktail is normally a forbidden luxury. But in some cases, it may be just what the doctor ordered. Two recently approved medications are now being combined with traditional treatments to form a powerful new drug cocktail, improving the outcomes among patients with this challenging disease.
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Dr. Lee makes an appearance on the Dr. Oz Show to discuss how doctors detect thyroid cancer in patients.
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