healthpoints Summer 2010


  • Hybrid Heart Surgery: This issue of healthpoints discusses advances in heart surgery that have been made possible by new hybrid heart surgery procedures.
  • Pediatric Hybrid Heart Surgery: Hybrid procedures ease the burden for babies undergoing surgery for hypoplastic left heart syndrome and other conditions. Emile Bacha, MD, specializes in hybrid heart surgery in children.
  • Hybrid Aortic Arch Surgery: A new hybrid procedure combines open surgery with endovascular repair, significantly shortening the length of the procedure, reducing risk, and making for a shorter hospital stay and a more rapid recovery.
  • Renal 3000: The Circle for Life event at Columbia University Medical Center: celebrating a milestone in kidney transplantation.