Nicholas Serwer needed to have his aortic valve replaced, but he had quite a few surgical fears to overcome. He not only overcame those fears, but his fear turned to relief. It turns out nothing was as bad as it seemed.
To shine a light on the sometimes complicated process of reconstructive surgery, two leading plastic surgeons at Columbia, Dr. Christine Rohde, and Dr. Thomas Imahiyerobo, take us through their approach, step by step.
Hundreds of patients have received lung transplants due to COVID-19 in the US. Dr. Selim Arcasoy discusses Covid-19 lung damage, and what this means for patients, surgeons, and the future of transplant surgery.
Dr. Melina Wald, Dr. Christine Rohde, and Dr. Jeffery Ascherman discuss gender identity care—everything from seeking treatment, potential insurance issues, medical therapy, surgical interventions, and collaboration.
Treating generations of families with rare hereditary colorectal cancers requires much of a different approach, one that includes caring for children. Dr. James Church discusses leading with compassion, empathy, and understanding before all else and tailoring treatments to individuals and their families.