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Prostatectomy is the surgical removal of the prostate gland and tumor. Most prostatectomy procedures are performed through large, open surgical incisions, which can result in lengthy and uncomfortable patient recovery, substantial blood loss and...
The GW Imaging Center uses X-rays, radioactive tracers and ultrasonic waves to detect, diagnose and guide the treatment of a number of diseases and injuries. Radiologists can then interpret imaging studies, act as consultants to other specialists...
The George Washington University Hospital is pleased to offer RapidArc radiotherapy technology, a major medical advance in Radiation Oncology. Using this new approach to delivering image-guided, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IG-IMRT),...
The George Washington University Hospital's rehabilitation units offer individualized, medically advanced and comprehensive treatment for patients recovering from serious illness, surgery, trauma and other injuries. Whether helping patients regain...
Severe rib fractures are typically caused by car or motorcycle crashes, falls, assaults or other blunt injuries. If left untreated, short-term consequences of rib fractures include severe pain when breathing, pneumonia and, possibly, death. Long-...
The George Washington University Hospital Robotic Colorectal Program has earned the distinction of being named a Colorectal Epicenter. Surgeons from throughout the nation will visit the GW Hospital and learn from Vincent Obias, MD, Director of the...
Cystectomy, the removal off all or part of the bladder, is traditionally performed using an open surgical procedure during which a surgeon makes a large abdominal incision to access the bladder. Compared to open surgery, conventional laparoscopy is...
Achalasia is a rare disease in which the lower esophageal sphincter does not relax properly and patients have difficulty swallowing and typically regurgitate food. With the condition, the esophagus dialates and widens causing muscle contractions and...
Thoracic outlet syndrome refers to a group of symptoms that occur when the blood vessels or nerves in the thoracic outlet, the area located between the collarbone and first rib, become compressed resulting in either shoulder or neck pain or numbness...
The mediastinum is the central compartment of the thoracic cavity, the area inside the ribcage. It is surrounded by connective tissue and contains all thoracic organs—the heart and blood vessels, the esophagus and trachea, the phrenic and cardiac...

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