St. Mary's Health Connections

February 25, 2019 - 3:21 pm
A breast cancer diagnosis is devastating, but it's not as dire as it used to be. Breast cancer can be treated and even managed for years, if necessary, according to Dr. Russell Reisner, a surgical oncologist and breast surgeon at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne. He says treatment has improved...
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January 30, 2019 - 3:06 pm
BPH, benign prostatic hyperplasia is an enlargement of the prostate which is seen in nearly 50% of men over 50 and 90% of men over 80. Dr. Justin Harmon, a urologist at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne , says when the prostate gets larger, it compresses the urethra and reduces the flow of urine...
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January 04, 2019 - 11:14 am
MitraClip® is a trademark of the Abbott Group of Companies. The most common heart valve disease is a leaky mitral valve, also called mitral regurgitation, which leaves the patient suffering shortness of breath and fatigue and requiring repeated trips to the hospital for heart failure. Dr. Roi Altit...
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November 28, 2018 - 9:41 am
Bariatric surgery is now quite common as so many Americans are considered morbidly obese. Dr. Keith Kreitz, Medical Director of the Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Program at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, says the procedures can greatly improve a patient's quality of life. When a person is...
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October 23, 2018 - 5:27 pm
ED or erectile dysfunction is quite common. According to recent studies, it is estimated that approximately 40% of men age 40-70 suffer from some degree of erectile dysfunction. Dr. Michael Bickell, a urologist at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne says the good news is, men don't have to suffer...
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Cervical Disc Replacement
St. Mary Medical Center
September 20, 2018 - 9:52 am
Far too many of us experience a pain in the neck caused by disc disease. Traditionally, patients would undergo fusion surgery which joins the vertebrae together. Dr. Stephen Cairone, an orthopedic surgeon at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne , says the procedure does reduce the pain but also...
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Human Heart
August 17, 2018 - 11:10 am
Radiation is a common and effective treatment for breast cancer, but it can cause heart-related problems for the patient years down the road. When radiation is beamed at the left breast, the heart may also receive some of the radiation, because of its location in the body. Dr. Hiral Fontanilla,...
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St. Mary Medical Center
February 26, 2018 - 9:03 am
Robotic surgeries are less invasive and less painful than traditional procedures. Patients also recover faster, according to Dr. Jamison Jaffe, Chair of Urology at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne.
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St. Mary Medical Center
January 25, 2018 - 1:18 pm
Millions of people suffer from structural heart disease where parts of the heart can fail over time. One of the most common issues is a leaky mitral valve, according to Dr. Roi Altit, an Interventional and Structural Cardiologist at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne.
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January 02, 2018 - 1:05 pm
Most back and spine patients will not need surgery, in fact, Dr. Steven Fulop, a neurosurgeon at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne says just 10-percent of his patients require operations.
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