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The George Washington University Hospital provides exemplary clinical services for prompt detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer as well as support programs and follow-up care for the following types of cancer: Bladder  Brain Breast  Cervical...
A–B Barium Swallow: patient drinks a liquid containing barium, the barium coats the esophageal lining, making any abnormal growth visible in x-rays. Barium Upper GI Radiograph: air is pumped into the stomach through a swallowed tube after the...
During a cardiac catheterization, interventional cardiologists thread a thin catheter through blood vessels and into the coronary arteries. Using X-rays, they look for signs of heart disease and determine the size and location of fat and calcium...
The George Washington University Hospital is one of only a handful of area hospitals that offers cardiac magnetic resonance and cardiac CT. Cardiac MRI Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging provides sophisticated images of the heart without any...
At GW Hospital, we perform a comprehensive range of procedures — such as valvular surgery (including mitral valve repair and transcatheter aortic valve replacement), extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), innovative coronary artery bypass...
The standard surgical procedure for carpal tunnel release has been very effective in restoring patients to their prior activities but slow recovery and a scar on the palm are major drawbacks to the traditional method. The two-inch scar on the palm...
The cervix is the lower part of the uterus and serves as a canal to the vagina. More than 11,000 new cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed each year according to the National Cancer Institute. Doctors have identified precancerous conditions for...
You can support your family-centered birth with a comprehensive childbirth and parenting program. The resources listed here will help you learn about childbirth and discover the joy, responsibility and love that comes with being a new parent....
The George Washington University Hospital offers cochlear implants for patients with hearing loss. A cochlear implant is a small, electronic device that can provide sound perception to a person who is deaf or severely hard-of-hearing. The device can...
Colitis is a chronic digestive disease characterized by inflammation of the inner lining of the colon.  Infection, loss of blood supply in the colon, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and invasion of the colon wall with collagen or lymphocytic white...

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