2016 Blog Articles
2016 Blog Articles

December 12, 2016/By Lauren C. Kane, MD, FACS
Preparing Your Child for Heart Surgery

Has your child been diagnosed with a congenital heart defect and surgery is recommended for repair of the defect? 

November 29, 2016/By Todd K. Rosengart, MD, FACS
The Evolution of the More ‘Patient-Friendly’ Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

We are experiencing a great revolution in minimizing the invasiveness of heart surgery.

November 21, 2016/By Mara B. Antonoff, MD, FACS
Is Lung Cancer in Women Different Than Lung Cancer in Men?

When we think of cancer awareness and the diseases that impact women in this country, which malignancies first come to mind?

November 15, 2016/By Mara B. Antonoff, MD, FACS
Lung Cancer Prevention

Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer in the US.

November 9, 2016/By Mark S. Allen, MD
Understanding the Stages of Esophageal Cancer

Esophageal cancer is cancer that is present in the esophagus — a long, hollow tube in your throat that moves food and drink from the mouth to the stomach.

October 26, 2016/By Emily A. Farkas, MD, FACS
STS Surgeons Improve Cardiac Surgical Care Around the World

It might not surprise you that during my career as a physician I’ve caused a few tolerant patients and families to think, “Where in the world is my surgeon?”

October 21, 2016/By James R. Edgerton, MD, FACC, FACS, FHRS
What You Need to Know About Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (Afib) affects millions of Americans from every walk of life.

September 28, 2016/By Douglas E. Wood, MD, FACS, FRCSEd (ad hom)
Lung Cancer Screening

We are in a new era of lung cancer screening.

September 14, 2016/By Robbin G. Cohen, MD
Surgical or Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Which is Best for You?

The aortic valve functions as the gate between the heart and the body. 

August 29, 2016/By Robbin G. Cohen, MD
Comfort in Knowledge for Patients

Have you or a family member ever left a surgeon’s office feeling unsure about the details of an upcoming operation?

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