Heart surgery has come a long way from when Dr. F. John Lewis performed one of the first open heart surgeries on a 5-year-old girl in 1952 to correct a birth defect that left a hole in the wall of the upper chamber in her heart.
Leading surgeons from NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital are collaborating with the Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (CHoNJ) to perform pediatric cardiac surgical procedures.
Acute pancreatitis is a chief reason for gastrointestinal hospital admissions. Pain appears suddenly and can last for days without relief. Those living with chronic pancreatitis often need specialized care to improve their quality of life. The inflammation is persistent, inhibits function and causes permanent structural damage. Only a few centers in the nation provide a full range of options for those living with pancreatitis.
More than half of American adults have raised, discolored veins that produce swelling in the ankle, along with sore, achy legs. These are called varicose veins, and left untreated, they can lead to more serious health problems.