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Currently Browsing:2017

Currently Browsing:2016

  • The Instant Gratification of Being a Surgeon

    Thursday, September 8, 2016  Mass General

    Sareh Parangi, MD, endocrine surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital, talks about why people hold her work in the operating room in such high regard.

Currently Browsing:2015

  • #1 in the Nation

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015  Mass General

    U.S. News & World Report has named Massachusetts General Hospital the #1 hospital in the nation based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 clinical specialties.

  • Mass General study suggests that medication could improve gastric bypass results

    Wednesday, July 8, 2015  Mass General

    New findings about the mechanisms involved – or not involved – in the effects of the most common form of bariatric surgery suggest that combining surgery with a specific type of medication could augment the benefits of the procedure.

Currently Browsing:2014

  • Getting Back to Active: Bob's Story

    Monday, December 1, 2014  Mass General

    Bob Hazelton lived with chronic acid reflux for years and was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in 2011. After his surgical team at Massachusetts General Hospital performed a minimally invasive esophagectomy, Bob has a healthy esophagus and is getting back to his active lifestyle.

  • #1 in New England, #2 in the nation

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014  Mass General

    U.S. News & World Report ranks Massachusetts General Hospital among the top hospitals in America based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 specialties.

Currently Browsing:2013

  • Mass General saves patient with "incurable" tumor

    Thursday, November 7, 2013  Mass General

    David Berger, MD, surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital, performs life-saving complex surgery on patient with a massive liver tumor.

  • #1 in New England, #2 in the nation

    Tuesday, July 16, 2013  Mass General

    U.S. News & World Report ranks Massachusetts General Hospital among the top hospitals in America based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 specialties.

  • New procedure is easy to swallow

    Friday, June 7, 2013  Mass General

    The MGH offers its first per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) procedure, a new surgical treatment for achalasia.

  • Magnetic esophageal sphincter device benefits patients with GERD

    Thursday, February 21, 2013  Mass General

    The New England Journal of Medicine publishes the three-year results of a study of the safety and effectiveness of a new device for treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Currently Browsing:2012

  • Frequently asked questions: LINX® system

    Monday, September 24, 2012  Mass General

    David Rattner, MD, chief of the Division of Gastrointestinal and General Surgery at the Mass General Digestive Healthcare Center, answers frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the LINX® Reflux Management System, a new treatment option for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

  • Massachusetts General Hospital offers new, less invasive treatment for GERD

    Friday, July 20, 2012  Mass General

    Massachusetts General Hospital introduces an innovative procedure for patients experiencing symptoms of GERD. A bracelet of magnetic beads can help the lower esophageal sphincter to resist gastric pressures and prevent reflux.

  • New Radiology and Endoscopy Techniques Are Improving Treatment of Pancreatic and Biliary Disorders

    Monday, July 16, 2012  Mass General

    Patients seeking care for pancreatic and biliary system disorders at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Digestive Healthcare Center receive the latest in diagnostic and therapeutic treatments from a collaborative team of experts, including gastroenterologists, interventional endoscopists, pathologists, medical oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, and radiation therapists.

  • Commentary: What We Learned From Cutting Colon Surgery Infections

    Wednesday, June 13, 2012  Mass General

    Massachusetts General Hospital surgeon Matthew Hutter, MD, explains how a quality consortium of Partners HealthCare hospitals reduced colon surgery infections by 23%.

  • Weight Center hosts Pediatric Obesity Collaborative Retreat

    Friday, May 18, 2012  Mass General

    A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention projects that three out of four obese children will become obese adults, increasing the obese adult population to 42 percent by 2030. Just days after the report, on May 10, the MGH Weight Center brought together clinicians from 24 different programs – many within MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) – for the first Pediatric Obesity Collaborative Retreat.

Currently Browsing:2011

  • MGH ranks #2 in nation

    Tuesday, July 19, 2011  Mass General

    MGH ranks #2 in 2011-2012 U.S. News & World Report "Best Hospitals" rankings

Currently Browsing:2008

  • Surgery without scalpels?

    Wednesday, October 22, 2008  Mass General

    It may sound like science fiction, but the possibility of surgery that can be completed without a scar may soon be a reality.

Video

  • David Rattner, MD, explains how screenings can prevent esophageal cancer

    David Rattner, MD, explains how screenings can prevent esophageal cancer

    David Rattner, MD, Co-Chief of the Massachusetts General Hospital Digestive Healthcare Center describes how chronic heartburn can lead to other serious conditions, who is most at risk and how Barrett's esophagus and esophageal cancer can be diagnosed and treated.

  • LINX® Reflux Management System

    LINX Reflux Management System

    LINX® Reflux Management System is an innovative minimally invasive procedure used by Massachusetts General Hospital surgeons to treat appropriately selected patients experiencing symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). For more information, visit massgeneral.org/LINX

  • Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM)

    Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM)

    Per oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is a minimally invasive procedure used by surgeons at Massachusetts General Hospital to treat eligible patients experiencing symptoms of achalasia. For more information, visit massgeneral.org/POEM

  • Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy (MIE)

    Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy (MIE)

    Minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) is a procedure performed by Massachusetts General Hospital surgeons using small incisions to remove a diseased esophagus and reconstruct the gastrointestinal tract. For more information, visit massgeneral.org/MIE

  • Thyroid Nodules: Biopsy Results & Treatment Recommendations

    Thyroid Nodules: Biopsy Results & Treatment Recommendations

    Sareh Parangi, MD, endocrine surgeon in the Thyroid Nodule Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses thyroid nodule biopsy results and treatment recommendations.

  • Thyroid Surgery: Outcomes and Ongoing Care

    Thyroid Surgery: Outcomes and Ongoing Care

    Roy Phitayakorn, MD, endocrine surgeon, and Giuseppe Barbesino, MD, endocrinologist, of the Thyroid Nodule Program at Massachusetts General Hospital discuss outcomes and ongoing care after thyroid surgery.

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