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A kidney transplant story

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Tim and Brandon Hudson

Tim Hudson and son Brandon

Vaughn Whittaker, MD

Vaughn Whittaker, MD

Transplant surgeon Vaughn Whittaker, MD is joined by patient Timothy Hudson to share a compelling story of survival. Hudson received a living donor kidney transplant from his son Brandon, and Whittaker was part of the transplant team for the paired exchange. Whittaker is assistant professor of surgery, specializing in hepatobiliary, pancreatic and transplant services at Upstate Medical University. Read the blog: A life-saving gesture: Son donates kidney to father

Orthopedic surgery trends

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Stephen A Albanese, MDOrthopedic surgeon Stephen Albanese, MD, discusses trends in the field of orthopedic surgery as he reflects on his year as president of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Albanese is professor and chair of orthopedic surgery at Upstate Medical University.


News from the transplant team

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Vaughn E Whittaker, MDKidney transplant surgeon Vaughn Whittaker, MD, talks about new breakthroughs that have increased the options for patients awaiting kidney transplants, including blood type compatibility and kidney exchanges. Whittaker is assistant professor of surgery, specializing in hepatobiliary, pancreatic and transplant surgery at Upstate Medical University. Upstate University Transplant Services

 


Kidney disease and treatments

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Sriram S Narsipur, MDNephrologist Sriram Narsipur, MD helps us understand chronic kidney disease – its prevalence, how it’s detected, and treatment options. Narsipur is chief of Nephrology and medical director of Transplant Services at Upstate Medical University.


What you need to know about deep vein thrombosis

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Vascular surgeon Palma Shaw, MD helps us understand a potentially life-threatening condition called deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, which is caused by a blood clot in a deep vein. Shaw is an associate professor of surgery and a member of the Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Services at Upstate Medical University


Motorcycle safety

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Fahd Ali, MD Trauma surgeon Fahd Ali, MD, talks about motorcycle safety – beyond the wearing of helmets. Ali says that some of the worst injuries trauma surgeons deal with are the result of motorcycle accidents. Ali is assistant professor of surgery and anesthesiology in the division of  Trauma & Critical Care Surgery at Upstate Medical University. Read more about motorcycle safety: safety.ny.gov, and NYS Motorcycle safety program


Implantable cardiac defibrillator

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Traian Anghel, MDAmy TetraultTraian Anghel, MD is joined by Amy Tetrault, RN, to talk about a new subcutaneous implantable cardiac defibrillator offered at Upstate, that will help regulate abnormal heart rhythms.  Anghel is assistant professor of Medicine at Upstate, and founding partner at the Heart Group of Syracuse, and Tetrault is the associate director, Upstate Heart and Vascular Center.


Medical mission to Ethiopia

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Richard Kelley, MDsam woods, mdUpstate otolaryngologists Richard Kelley, MD and Sam Woods, MD, talk about their recent trip to Mekelle, Ethiopia as part of a medical team to train Ethiopian ENT doctors how to safely perform ear, nose and throat surgeries. Ethiopia has a population of 85 million people, but only 20 ENT doctors, so supplies and training from the international community is essential.  Learn more: Hearing loss prevention in Ethiopia.


Wait list for kidney transplant

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Lavell Jones, RNRegistered nurse Lavell Jones, RN, pre-transplant coordinator in Upstate University Transplant Services, explains what happens when someone is referred to Upstate for an evaluation to see if they can be placed on the kidney transplant wait list.  Read more about kidney donation: The Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network.  For more information about the Upstate transplant program, call 464-5413.


Shoulder and neck pain may be related

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

William F Lavelle, MDUpstate orthopedic surgeon William Lavelle, MD, explains how shoulder pain and neck pain may be related, how to tell the difference, and when to seek treatment – both surgical and non-surgical. Lavelle is an assistant professor of adult and pediatric spine and scoliosis surgery at Upstate Medical University. Learn more about the Upstate Bone and Joint Center, the most comprehensive orthopedic center in Central New York.


Kidney donation and transplantation

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Ellen Havens, RNRegistered nurse Ellen Havens talks about kidney transplant and the different types of donors–living related, living unrelated, and cadaveric (from someone who has died). Haven is a certified clinical transplant coordinator in Upstate’s Kidney Transplant Services.  For more information, call 315 464-5413. Read more at Transplant Living.org


Electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy (ENB)

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Birendra P Sah, MDBirendra P. Sah, MD talks about a new procedure that uses global positioning system (GPS) to target lesions called electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy (ENB). Sah is assistant professor of Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care division at Upstate Medical University.