Internal Medicine

Breakthroughs in Liver Surgery

Patients with liver diseases now benefit from a wide range of treatment options including microwave ablation, transarterial embolization, portal vein embolization, staged hepatic resection, and neoadjuvant chemotherapy.


C-Level Health Gadgets

No one would question your concern for your patients’ health, but are you taking care of yours? New high-tech health gadgets can help you keep tabs on your hydration, blood pressure and physical activity.


Organ Donation by the Numbers

On a daily basis in the United States, roughly 79 organ transplants are performed and 18 individuals die due to a lack of available organs.

 


SLUCare Brings Together Expertise from Multiple Disciplines to Treat Pancreatic and Biliary Disorders

Diagnosing and treating pancreatic and biliary disorders is complex, often requiring the combined efforts of highly trained specialists to achieve a successful outcome. SLUCare–The Physicians of Saint Louis University now offers a Pancreatic and Biliary Program that brings together more than a dozen fellowship-trained specialists to provide expert, multidisciplinary care in partnership with referring physicians. Located at Tenet’s Saint Louis University Hospital, the program uses advanced technologies, testing and therapies to offer patients an accurate diagnosis and comprehensive treatment plan.


Concierge Medicine: So Many Questions

Physicians explore their decision to practice concierge medicine.


Caring for a Growing Adult Congenital Heart Disease Population

Just a few decades ago, many children born with congenital heart disease (CHD), the most common type of birth defect in the United States, were not expected to live past childhood. Thanks to surgical advances, 90 percent of the 40,000 children born each year with CHD now live into adulthood. This medical success story has created a new and growing patient population with extremely specialized health care needs — former pediatric patients who are now grown and living with Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD). It’s estimated there are more than 1 million individuals with ACHD, and that number is growing — fast.


A Nation in Waiting (Rooms)

The time patients spend in waiting rooms is widely expected to climb as healthcare reform progresses and millions of previously uninsured individuals seek medical care. Wait times have a direct impact on patient satisfaction and physician revenue, warranting a thoughtful look at how to enhance that facet of the patient experience.