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Cancer
Breast Cancer: Risk Factors, Screenings, Symptoms & Therapy Live Chat
Sep 22, 2017 By Winship Cancer Institute

bc-cil-638What questions do you have about breast cancer? Emory Glenn Family Breast Center at Winship Cancer Institute is dedicated to breast cancer prevention, detection and comprehensive treatment of breast health issues and breast cancer including aggressive forms of triple negative breast cancer. Our breast cancer doctors and researchers are thought leaders in the field of breast cancer, and are uniquely positioned to have access to the latest information on cancer care. The breast cancer program at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University offers multidisciplinary teams including oncology surgeons, radiologists, medical oncologists, pathologists, and advanced practice nurses with expertise in only breast cancer. There are a variety of treatment options for breast cancer; for some patients, a combination of treatment methods may be used. Join physicians with Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University’s breast cancer team, on Tuesday, September 26th at 12pm EST for a live chat where they will answer your questions about breast cancer risk factors, screenings, symptoms and therapy. All are welcome to attend an online open-forum discussion about breast cancer. Sign up [...]

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Cosmetic Medicine
Optimize Scars from Plastic Surgery
Sep 13, 2017 By Emory Aesthetic Center

optimize scarsIf you’re considering plastic surgery, you’ve probably thought about potential scarring. Maybe you have scars that haven’t healed well, or maybe you’ve seen pictures, and worry that you might get the same result. While there’s a possibility of poor scarring after any surgery, the good news is that most scars created during cosmetic procedures heal well and are minimally visible. Today, plastic surgery procedures are designed so that scars are positioned in areas that are mostly hidden. There are also surgical techniques that can give scars a better chance of healing well.

What your surgeon can do to reduce or hide scars

Position the scars well

Cosmetic surgeons take great care in positioning scars in inconspicuous areas. With rhinoplasty (nose surgery), for example, the scars are sometimes entirely inside the nose or barely noticeable between the nostrils. For breast surgery, scars can be placed underneath the breast, hidden around the areola (pigmented area surrounding the nipple) or occasionally under the arm. For a tummy tuck, the scar can be positioned low, so underwear or swimwear hide it.

Choose the right tools

The materials used to close a wound can [...]

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Transplant
Real Patients, Real Stories – Hear from an Emory Lung Transplant Patient
Aug 31, 2017 By Emory Transplant Center

Diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis as a baby, Kendra Adderhold struggled to have a normal childhood. Her mother brought her to the Emory Cystic Fibrosis Center for treatment and, until adulthood, things were rather stable. But, after the birth of her son, Kendra’s situation started to change. Her lung function began declining quite rapidly and soon she would need a lung transplant to survive. Hear Kendra’s story as she describes her journey to lung transplant and how the Emory Lung Transplant Program has impacted her life.

Emory Lung Transplant Program

Emory’s McKelvey Lung Transplant Center specializes in the treatment of complex lung disorders and offers the full continuum of sophisticated care involved in lung transplantation. We are dedicated to researching lung disorders and providing the best treatment and care for lung transplant patients. Emory Transplant Center has the only lung transplant program in the state of Georgia, performing over 450 lung transplant procedures to date. Our goal is to provide patients with end-stage lung disease the unsurpassed care they deserve. [...]

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Cosmetic Medicine
Ask the Expert: Facial Rejuvenation Live Chat
Aug 23, 2017 By admin

9/12 Update: Due to Inclement Weather, this Event Has Been Cancelled – Ask the Expert: Facial Rejuvenation Live Chat

If you’re considering facial rejuvenation, don’t miss this live chat event. Dr. Vincent Zubowicz will be on hand to answer your questions and discuss the surgical and non-surgical solutions that are available. When: Tuesday, September 12, 2017, from 12:00 p.m. EST

About Dr. Zubowicz

Doctor ZubowiczDr. Vincent Zubowicz, Clinical Professor of Surgery at Emory University, is a renowned leader in the Atlanta medical community where he has practiced for over thirty-five years. He is triple board-certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners, the American Board of Surgery, and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Zubowicz is not only a leader in Plastic, Reconstructive, and Maxillofacial Surgery, but also a leader in patient communication. He is one of the Top 50 Doctors on RealSelf, the nation’s premiere online communication resource for patients, where he serves on the national media committee. As an advocate for open patient communication, Dr. Zubowicz has written over 18,000 individual answers to patients seeking insights on both surgical and [...]

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Orthopedics, Spine & Sports Medicine
Real Patients. Real Stories – Kathleen Karr's Total Ankle Replacement
Aug 14, 2017 By Jason Bariteau, MD

total ankle replacement karrKathleen Karr thought her dancing days were over — until she underwent total ankle replacement surgery.  Kathleen suffered an ankle injury during a car accident when she was 39 years-old. Unfortunately, the injury worsened over time. She began to lose more and more mobility in her ankle until, finally, she found herself barely able to walk. Frustrated with her lack of mobility, Kathleen scheduled an appointment with an orthopaedist. After performing an initial exam and reviewing her X-rays, the doctor found that she had end-stage ankle arthritis and recommended an ankle fusion. While the procedure would give her back some mobility, the doctor warned that she would still not even be able to walk uphill or downhill following her surgery. Kathleen had always been an active, vibrant woman. The thought of living out the rest of her life with such limited mobility just felt wrong to her. She had dreams of roaming the streets of Paris and dancing the night away. For her, barely being able to walk on flat ground was just not going to cut it. Unsatisfied with what she was told, Kathleen decided to seek a second opinion. That’s when she found Dr. Jason Bariteau of [...]

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Highlights
Emory University Hospital ranked #1, Emory Saint Joseph's #2 in Georgia & Atlanta
Aug 8, 2017 By Emory Healthcare

For the sixth year in a row, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Emory University Hospital the number one hospital in Georgia and in metro Atlanta in its 2017–18 Best Hospitals Guide. Emory University Hospital includes Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital and Emory University Hospital at Wesley Woods. Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital ranked 2nd in Georgia and 2nd in metro Atlanta, while Emory University Hospital Midtown ranked 11th in Georgia (a two-way tie) and 6th in metro Atlanta. Emory University Hospital ranked either nationally or was considered high performing in the following specialties: Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics and Urology. Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital ranked high performing in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery. “These hospital rankings validate the commitment of care our physicians and staff provide to our patients across many different specialties at Emory,” says Jonathan S. Lewin, MD, president, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Emory Healthcare. “We appreciate our care teams and applaud them for their successes in [...]

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Cosmetic Medicine
Factors to Consider Before Breast Lift Surgery
Aug 8, 2017 By Felmont Eaves, III, MD, FACS

breast lift blog postPregnancy, breastfeeding, aging and weight fluctuations commonly take a toll on a woman's breasts. If you’re noticing yours are sagging or not as full as they once were, it may be time to consider a breast lift (mastopexy). Breast lifts can produce dramatic results with a relatively short recovery. If you’re serious about it, the first and most important thing on your to-do list should be finding a skilled and experienced cosmetic surgeon. The right surgeon will listen as you describe your desired outcome and talk through all the options. Remember your body is unique—there is no one-size-fits-all procedure. Here are two important factors to consider with your surgeon:

1. What will the scars look like?

Of course, women (and their plastic surgeons) want to minimize scars whenever possible, but the procedure that leaves the smallest scar may not be the best choice for you. One of the keys to getting great results with a breast lift is to match the right scar pattern with your needs.

Types of scar patterns

There are several surgical techniques used during breast lifts that leave different scaring patterns. Some include: “Donut” (periareolar) lift – This [...]

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Transplant
Emory Transplant Center Physicians Named 2017 Atlanta Top Doctors
Jul 27, 2017 By admin

Top Doctors 2017Emory Transplant Center is proud to acknowledge the transplant physicians that made Atlanta magazine’s 2017 Atlanta Top Doctors listing.

  • Seth Force, MD – lung transplant
  • Raymond Lynch, MD – liver transplant
  • Jeffrey Miller, MD – heart transplant
  • Kenneth Newell, MD – kidney and pancreas transplant
  • Andrew Smith, MD – heart transplant
  • Ram Subramanian, MD – liver transplant
Atlanta magazine’s July 2017 Top Doctors issue features the annual listing of Top Doctors in the metro Atlanta area. We are pleased to announce that of all the health systems represented in the list, Emory physicians make up half of the listing – 50% of 2017 Atlanta Top Doctors to be exact. These physicians include those who practice at one of our six hospitals and over 200 provider locations, as well as those who hold faculty positions at the Emory University School of Medicine. We honor, celebrate and thank all of our 2017 Atlanta Top Doctors—and their amazing care teams—for providing outstanding care to our patients and families, and for truly making patient- and family-centered care their priority each day. Congratulations to you all! VIEW ATLANTA [...]

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Cosmetic Medicine
Do I Need a Brow Lift, Eyelid Surgery or Both?
Jul 24, 2017 By Gabriele C. Miotto, MD, MEd

brow lift blogIt’s been said that eyes are the windows to the soul. But do you feel like your eyes are representing what’s really inside you? If you look in the mirror and see droopy skin, dark circles or wrinkles around your eyes, maybe it’s time for a refresh. Read on to learn more about brow lift and eyelid surgery.

Why do my eyes look older than I feel?

Your eyes get a lot of attention. They’re usually the first thing people notice about you, and they help bring beauty and expression to your face. Unfortunately, they are also often the first place we show signs of aging. Think about how the skin around your eyes crinkles when you’re smiling or furrows when you’re concentrating. Over time, your skin loses its elasticity and those crinkles become wrinkles. The loss of skin elasticity can also lead to droopiness that makes you look tired. To make matters worse, the skin around your eyes typically becomes thinner as you age, which causes things like dark circles and puffiness.

How can I rejuvenate my eyes?

The good news is that you don’t have to accept it. There are relatively minor cosmetic procedures that can help you rejuvenate your eye area and leave you looking [...]

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Vision
LASIK FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Jul 18, 2017 By Soroosh Behshad, MD, MPH

LASIK FAQsDue to its success rate, LASIK has become an increasingly common procedure performed on adults to perfect their vision. Read through the following frequently asked questions to learn about the procedure and help decide if it’s right for you.

LASIK FAQs

  • What is LASIK eye surgery? LASIK is a procedure that uses an excimer laser to precisely reshape the cornea. The surgery corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatisms.
  • Who is the ideal candidate for LASIK? The basic qualifications for the surgery are to be at least 18 years old, have had a stable eye prescription for the past 12 months, and have healthy corneas. If you meet these requirements, the next step is to meet with a surgeon who will determine if you are a candidate for the procedure.
  • Can I get only one eye done with LASIK? Yes, you can have LASIK on one or both eyes.
  • Does the surgery hurt? No, you will not feel any pain. Patients report feeling slight pressure around the eye during the procedure, but anesthetic drops are used prior to the surgery to ensure that the eyes are numb.
  • How long does the procedure take? LASIK is a fast surgery. The laser only takes 20-50 seconds to correct your
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