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What is trigeminal neuralgia?

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Lawrence S Chin, MDUpstate’s Chair of Neurosurgery Lawrence Chin, MD talks about the diagnosis and treatment of trigeminal neuralgia (TN), a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal or 5th cranial nerve, one of the largest nerves in the head.  Learn more about the Upstate Gamma Knife Center.


Upstate MD graduate performs high profile double arm transplant

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Patrick Basile, MD2003 Upstate College of Medicine graduate Patrick Basile, MD, describes a remarkable 13-hour double arm transplant he performed, as part of a large team, on an infantryman who lost all four limbs in Iraq. Dr. Basile is the assistant chief of plastic surgery and director of microsurgery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.  Read more about Dr. Basile at What’s Up At Upstate blog, read the story: Staten Island soldier and double-arm transplant recipient Brendan Marrocco prepares to leave hospital


Eye specialist at Upstate hopes to offer artificial retina surgery

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Anthony Andrews, MD

Upstate ophthalmologist Anthony Andrews, MD, describes a newly-approved retinal implant for adults with rare genetic eye disease, including retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration.  
Read What’s Up At Upstate blog: Eye specialist at Upstate hopes to offer artificial retina surgery
Read: FDA news release about retinal implant
Read: FDA overview of Argus II retinal prosthesis system 
Read/watch: YNN coverage of Argus II


The pros and cons of gastric band weight loss surgery

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Weight loss surgeon Howard Simon, MD, gives us an update on Upstate’s bariatric surgery program, and looks closely at how effective a popular weight loss procedure really is.  Simon is the director of The Central New York Bariatric Surgery Center (CNYBSC). who looks closely at how effective a popular weight loss procedure really is.


‘What’s Your Emergency?’ – Neck and back injuries

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Derek R Cooney, MD, FF/NREMT-P, FACEPWilliam Lavelle MDDr. Derek Cooney, director of emergency medical services and disaster medicine at Upstate, is joined by orthopedic surgeon Dr. William Lavelle, to present another edition of ‘What’s Your Emergency?’ addressing neck and back injuries – potential causes and conditions, symptoms, and when to seek emergency care.


Research study begins to determine if biomarkers could predict or detect colon cancer

Friday, February 8th, 2013

David R Halleran, MDJiri Bem, MDLinda VeitUpstate surgeons David Halleran and Jiri Bem are joined by Linda Veit, special projects manager at the Upstate Cancer Center, to talk about colorectal cancer and the importance of the colonoscopy as a screening tool. The also discuss a study they are involved in to determine what biomarkers might be used to predict/detect colon cancer — perhaps in lieu of a colonoscopy in the future.  For more information, or to participate in the study, call 315-464-1852.

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Read the study: Study of Biomarkers for Early Detection of Colorectal Adenocarcinoma in Adults Undergoing Colonoscopy


Upstate trauma surgeon seeks to reduce violence in our community

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Upstate trauma surgeon Dr. Fahd Ali too often sees the results of violence in our community.  He suggests that those violent behaviors are just a symptom of the underlying problems that face our society today, including mental health issues and video games and movies that desensitize and glamorize violence.  Dr. Ali has established a program within the correctional system that works to educate youthful offenders before it’s too late to turn their lives around.

 


Upstate medical graduate performs high profile double arm transplant

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Patrick Basile, MD2003 Upstate College of Medicine graduate Dr. Patrick Basile describes a remarkable 13-hour double arm transplant he performed, as part of a large team, on an infantryman who lost all four limbs in Iraq. Dr. Basile, who is the assistant chief of plastic surgery and director of microsurgery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, was on campus to address the Upstate medical community.

 


8/5/12 New study for failed back surgery syndrome

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Brian Johnson MD Psychiatrist Brian Johnson talks about failed back surgery syndrome, a very generalized term that is often used to describe the condition of patients who have not had a successful result with back surgery or spine surgery and have experienced continued pain after surgery.  Dr. Johnson is currently recruiting patients for a new research study for patients who meet this criteria. For more information or to participate in the study, call 315-464-3130 or email johnsopa@upstate.edu.


7/1/12 Reflections from a pioneering female surgeon

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Patricia Numann, MD Distinguished professor Patricia J. Numann, MD, FACS reflects on her career as a pioneering female surgeon, and shares her insights about how medicine has changed since she was in medical school up to today; and what medicine has taught her.  Dr. Numann was also installed as the 92nd president of the American College of Surgeons in October during the opening of its Clinical Congress in San Francisco.

Pioneering woman surgeon to receive honorary degree at Commencement


12/4/11 Robotic Cardiac Surgery

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Randolph Chitwood, Jr. MDDr. Randolph Chitwood, Jr. is one of the world leaders in minimally invasive and robotic mitral valve surgery, and recognized as the first heart surgeon to perform robot-assisted heart valve surgery in North America. Chitwood currently serves as Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Sr. Vice Chancellor at East Carolina University.