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Overview

Welcome to the STS Blog!

The STS Blog offers a place for patients affected by heart, lung, and esophageal diseases to find the most current information related to cardiothoracic surgery.

The Blog will feature a wide variety of topics and discussions that address the questions most frequently asked by patients when they meet with cardiothoracic surgeons.

New blog entries will be added regularly, offering new topics and updated information.

Robbin G. Cohen, MD, MMM, Medical Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, CA, and Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Southern California, and other surgeon contributors will author the blog articles.

Robbin G. Cohen, MD, MMM
Blog Articles

Blog Articles

April 13, 2018/By V. Seenu Reddy, MD, MBA, FACS
What’s the Difference Between a Cardiologist and a Cardiac Surgeon? Aren’t They Both Heart Doctors?

Almost all of my encounters with new patients begin with the patient’s history and physical. 

March 27, 2018/By Mark K. Ferguson, MD
How Does Frailty Affect People Who Are Candidates for Surgery?

Frailty is a term that many people understand intuitively, but this term has specific meaning when people are considering major surgery.

March 9, 2018/By Brendon M. Stiles, MD, FACS
Never Smokers: The New Face of Lung Cancer

People often use the expression, “Where there is smoke, there is fire.” 

February 21, 2018/By Rishindra M. Reddy, MD
Why Surgery and Smoking Don’t Mix!

Having worked in clinical medicine for 20 years, I have witnessed a shift in the understanding of how smoking impacts recovery and treatment from different diseases, especially after surgery.

February 1, 2018/By Mara Antonoff, MD, FACS, and Leah Backhus, MD, FACS
How We Balance Motherhood and Cardiothoracic Surgery

In recent years, women have gradually made up greater proportions of medical school classes, with most medical schools in the United States currently fairly balanced between male and female students.

2017 Blog Articles

2016 Blog Articles