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Reduce Your Stroke Risk: ABCs of Stroke Prevention
http://bit.ly/btHASu Being able to immediately receive the highest level of care for a stroke at the first sign of stroke symptoms can mean the difference between death or debilitating disablement and resuming a quality life. Know in advance which medical facilities nearest to you have been awarded the Gold Seal of Approval for Stroke Care and why that may matter for stroke recovery. This video with noted neurologist Dr. Peter Fong covers what you can expect in a certified stroke care facility.
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Successful COPD Breathing Therapy: Playing the Harmonica!
http://bit.ly/aVt79X COPD breathing problems? Consider this creative, even fun COPD treatment: harmonica therapy. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease symptoms are helped with this low-tech COPD therapy. Pulmonary treatment doesn't have to be difficult or complicated--Dana's story about this pulmonary rehab approach for COPD management and how it worked for her is highly informative and motivating. You can use this creative approach for emphysema treatment and make a difference in your life--and enjoy yourself! Dana has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a common lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. One of the things that helps Dana manage her disease is a new program offered at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, CA, called "harmonica therapy." By playing the harmonica (really... pulmonary therapy), she is able to increase her oxygen level, so that she can breathe easier. Here is her story.
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Leading Irregular Heartbeat (Arrhythmia) Treatments
http://bit.ly/cjHo9f Arrhythmias, commonly referred to as irregular heartbeats, skipped heartbeats, also include atrial fibrillation and a variety of other abnormal heart rhythm issues, including skipped, slow and fast heartbeats. Fortunately, new technology and techniques have produced many new cardiac arrhythmia treatment options, including minimally invasive arrhythmia surgical treatments, for patients to consider. In this video about heart arrhythmias, one of the leading physicians in the field, Dr. Bing Liem, walks you through an overview problems generally in this area and reviews the latest in treatments. Transcript: Arrhythmia is defined as irregular heartbeat. It can be the heart beating too slow, too fast, or just simply irregular. It causes a variety of symptoms. Usually people feel palpitations, which is an awareness of the heartbeat being irregular, or strong, or more dangerously, people feel faint and people sometimes collapse and even die suddenly. The causes for arrhythmias are multiple, obviously, like any other condition in health. The most common cause is damage to the heart; heart valve, heart muscle, enlarged heart. It can also be congenital. People can be born with it, or it can also be caused by drugs or other things. There are a variety of treatments for arrhythmia nowadays. Just like most health conditions, the first line of therapy is typically drug therapy, but actually, in the past two or three decades, we're finding out that drug therapy, except for the mild arrhythmia, just simply does not work for the more serious ones. The most commonly used, because of higher efficacy, is what we call catheter ablation. Catheter ablation is a therapy whereby small wires are inserted into the heart to map out the origin of the bad rhythm, cauterize that part, and eliminate the arrhythmia. Some arrhythmias cannot be cured or medicated. These are the ones that cause sudden death. Those types of arrhythmia are treated by preventing sudden death by the implantation of devices like defibrillators. Surgery can also be done for cardiac arrhythmia. It's not common that surgery is done for the cardiac arrhythmia alone. Typically it is coupled with other surgical interventions such as the replacement of heart valves. It can be combined, for instance, with what we call the Maze Procedure for atrial fibrillation. Other miniaturized surgical procedures using an endocardial approach, the so-called minithoracotomies and so forth, are also available. Those are all available here at El Camino Hospital, from the simplest to the most complex type of ablation to device implantation. Surgery can also be done to treat cardiac arrhythmia but because catheter ablation, meaning the non-surgical type of cure, is so advanced and so much better tolerated by the patient, surgery is rarely done as the only treatment for arrhythmias. It's usually a combination of replacing the valve, doing bypass surgery, or another type of cardiac surgery whereby the arrhythmia therapy is added on. The most common surgical therapy for arrhythmia is the Maze Procedure for atrial fibrillation. Other surgical procedures are also available for the treatment of atrial fibrillation that are less invasive. This are called minimally invasive surgery. El Camino Hospital is very strategically located. It's very advanced and has very comprehensive programs for the treatment of all types of arrhythmias. Being in the Bay area, it is also quite advanced. In fact, it's the most technologically advanced hospital in the world. For that reason, all services are just as technologically advanced. It is very well-staffed. The outcome is excellent at El Camino Hospital. The success rate for arrhythmia procedures is excellent and the success rate for implant devices is outstanding. In my opinion, it is one of the best places to go for the treatment of your arrhythmia
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Is Your Chest Pain a Heart Attack? | El Camino Hospital
http://bit.ly/cJDWjz Is Your Chest Pain a Heart Attack? "Time is Tissue" or even your life when it comes to recognizing heart attack signs and taking timely action. Heart attacks can be survived if you learn how to prevent the heart attack in the first place or recognize when it is occurring and take swift action. Gordon, a U.S. Air Force Unit Commander in San Francisco, entertains us with his story of heart attack survival while demonstrating his juggling prowess. Swift identification of his chest pains saved Gordon's life -- learning how to recognize the symptoms of heart attacks can save yours. Transcript: I'm Gordon Geison and I'm thrilled to be here today. As a matter of fact, as a heart attack survivor, I'm thrilled to be anywhere. If I look around and I'm not in an emergency room, it's a good day and I'm happy. I want to talk to you very briefly today about two things. First, what are the warning signs that you're having a heart attack? It might not be as easy as you think to know if you're having a heart attack. Second, what can you do to help prevent a heart attack? How do you know you're having a heart attack? It seems like an easy question but it's really not all that clear. We have this image from movies and television that heart attacks are these big dramatic events. The guy grabs his chest and falls over in pain. That happens occasionally, I suppose, but the fact is that most heart attacks start out very slowly and people feel only minor pain, a little discomfort, sometimes. When I had my heart attack, I had no idea that it was happening. I felt a little light-headed, a little tightness in my chest, but I was going to ignore it. My wife finally insisted that we go to the emergency room, and she saved my life. Doctors will tell you that time is tissue. That is, the longer you delay getting help, the more your heart muscle will be damaged. So don't ignore it. Go to the hospital. Get help right away. Call 911 within five minutes if you experience any of these symptoms. There are four symptoms that you want to look out for. One, discomfort in the chest. If you feel a tightness in your chest that lasts more than a few minutes or if it goes away for a while and then comes back, it could be a heart attack. Second, discomfort in other parts of your body. If your arms are sore, particularly, or your neck, or sometimes your jaw or even your stomach, it could be a heart attack. Third, if you have shortness of breath, if you have trouble catching your breath, it could be a heart attack. And fourth, some people experience flu-like symptoms. They break out in a cold sweat or they are light-headed or nauseous. It could be a heart attack. Don't ignore it. Don't delay. Time is tissue. Even more important than knowing the warning signs of a heart attack is knowing what you can do right now to try to prevent a heart attack. One of the risk factors for having a heart attack is a stressful life. If you're very stressed it could lead to a heart attack. You want to find something that helps you relax. Personally, I enjoy juggling, so when I'm feeling stressed I grab my pins and I start juggling. Some people meditate. Some people sew. Some people garden. But whatever it is, the important thing is to find something you enjoy and something you can fit into your lifestyle and do regularly. Take time to smell the roses and shake off the small stuff. Another factor in having a heart attack is lack of exercise. It's very important to stay active. Some people like to play tennis. Some people like to play soccer. Some people play softball. The lazy people play softball. Just kidding. But the research is overwhelming that people that engage in vigorous activity, regular cardiovascular exercise, dramatically reduce their chances of having a heart attack. So find something you enjoy and just do it. Don't even think of it as exercise. Think of it as life-saving fun. Another way you can reduce your risk factor for having a heart attack is your diet. You want to eat right. Reduce the saturated fats in your diet, and increase your consumption of fruits and vegetables. Everybody knows that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. So there you have it. It's very simple. Remember to get help if you have any of those symptoms of a heart attack. Know the warning signs. Don't delay. Time is tissue. Second, eat right, reduce the stress in your life, and exercise. And on a personal note, I want to add that if you should ever need help, there's no better place to go than El Camino Hospital. They saved my life and I'm very grateful. Hang in there. Learn more about heart attack prevention and treatment by visiting our web site: http://www.elcaminohospital.org
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Peripheral Artery Disease Risks & Warning Signs
http://bit.ly/co4w46 Peripheral Artery Disease is known by many names: Peripheral Vascular Disease, Peripheral Artery Disease, P.A.D., Blocked Arteries and Clogged Arteries. Peripheral Vascular Disease has an incredibly high death rate that can be mitigated if you know the risk factors and warning signs. P.A.D. tests are simple and point the way for highly effective treatments. Learn more by watching this video with Dr. James Joye, Director of Research and Education at El Camino Hospital's Heart and Vascular Institute in Mountain View, California.
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What's New in Knee Replacement Surgery? | El Camino Hospital
Knee Surgery Video - Learn more here: http://bit.ly/9wyklb Knee replacement surgery advances are improving patients' experiences and outcomes. Knee surgery -- or even partial knee replacement -- is often the solution for advanced knee arthritis. Today you can regain significant mobility and flexibility after knee replacement thanks to advances in orthopedic surgery technology, materials and techniques. Knee replacement recovery times also have improved. This knee replacement surgery video covers what you can expect out of these knee joint replacement advances. In this knee replacement video, a group of knee surgeons (Drs. Bernardo Ferrari, Jeffrey Kliman, John Parker, James Page and Rodney Wong) answer common questions about knee replacement operations and discuss some of the newest advances in the field. Knee replacement surgery has been around for more than 30 years and is an incredibly successful operation. In the past the past, when a person had bad arthritis of the knee, they were pretty much out of luck other than taking aspirin. They'd be debilitated and limited in their activities. So, when a person has pain, stiffness, and their life is becoming restricted by that, that's when it's time to consider knee replacement. We always do non-surgical treatment first. When that doesn't work anymore, then it's time to consider knee replacement. About 500,000 a year are done, and most patients who have gone through this basically say that they wish they had done it sooner. With a knee replacement surgery, we're essentially resurfacing the inside of the knee to replace the worn out, painful cartilage. In a normal knee, you have smooth slippery surfaces that allow the knee to glide properly. But when it becomes arthritic, it's quite pitted and rough, and you have now very painful surfaces trying to glide past each other, and they simply can't anymore. The way we do the surgery is to replace the worn out cartilage with prosthetic materials that resurface the end of the femur and tibia, and that allows for pain-free smooth motion again. The knee replacement can be a complete knee replacement or a partial knee replacement where only part of the knee is replaced. If there's only one area that's involved and damaged, then a total need replacement is not always necessary. More often than not we find that total replacement is the best way to go however. The materials have improved tremendously in the last 20 years. The metal material is essentially the same. However, the plastic material is improved in terms of its durability and strength. What we've found is that for knee replacements to last hopefully a lifetime, they need to be inserted in perfect alignment. The trend now is to go with navigation pretty much as you navigate in your automobile. Navigation can be done during surgery, intra-operatively, and there are devices and our computers to assist us in perfect placement of the components. This has been shown to improve the alignment and thereby should improve the longevity of the implant. Now the newest trend is to actually do a lot of this work, which we used to do during the surgery, ahead of time. So we can actually base the alignment cutting blocks on a patient's MRI or a CAT scan. By taking an MRI ahead of time of the knee, the hip, and the ankle, we can get custom made alignment blocks made for the patient so that the surgery will go much faster and the cuts will be absolutely accurate and precise. The time now in the hospital, based on our newest techniques, is only a two day time frame. A lot of people stay three days, but now with tissue sparing techniques, we spare the quadriceps muscle, we don't violate that during the surgery. People are able to get up and walk even the day of and the day after surgery. So the hospital stay is much shorter. The recovery time depends on how active you were before the surgery. Some people are using a walker before the surgery. Some people are just impaired a little bit while there playing tennis. If you're a community ambulator, you're able to get back in the community, typically within a month you're able to drive, go to the store, and go to the mall that type of thing. Within a month sports will depend on how active you wish to be. Golfing usually within two to three months you'll be able to start hitting balls again. Watch another knee surgery video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAaFkg-HprI&feature=relmfu Orthopedic Institute at El Camino Hospital -- Mountain View Campus 2500 Grant Road Mountain View. CA 94040 (650) 962-4914
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Medical Update: Stroke Signs, Aneurysm Indications
http://bit.ly/btHASu Do you know basic stroke symptoms? Strokes (brain strokes or brain attacks) can be managed or even prevented if you know stroke signs or methods of stoke prevention. This video covers the signs of stroke, treatments (such as ablation) for stroke patients, stroke risks and the latest stroke treatments. An aneurysm is a medical condition that requires immediate medical attention, particularly when dealing with a ruptured aortic aneurysm or an abdominal aneurysm. Knowing aneurysm symptoms and when to seek immediate medical assistance can be vital to saving a life. Neither of these feared medical conditions has to be a death sentence. Spend some time with Dr. James Joye as he discusses the treatments of strokes and aneurysms.
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Asthma Treatment Gives Back Quality of Life
Most people know that asthma creates shortness of breath, yet it can also create a wide range of problems that make life difficult for people suffering from it, including significant interference with daily activities and even sleep interruption. The airway obstruction caused by asthma has many additional problems, such as limited ability to exercise, work interference, elevated blood pressure and weight gain from certain medications that can proceed to diabetes. For the 2 million Americans that suffer from persistent asthma, many have found that standard asthma medication protocols just have not offered the relief and return to quality of life they so dearly want. Now there is a revolutionary new asthma treatment, Bronchial Thermoplasty, that is a catheter-based treatment option that is done through a bronchoscope that makes airflow easier for asthma sufferers. The treatment is done in three stages, three weeks apart in 45 minutes sessions. It's an outpatient procedure. While not a cure, it certainly decreases the vigor of asthma and greatly improves quality of life. Dr. Ganesh Krishna discusses Bronchial Thermoplasty as a breakthrough asthma treatment. This procedure is fairly unique and offered at ECH, it is not available elsewhere in the Bay Area except at the UC Davis Medical Center. Topics in this brief video include: Bronchial Thermoplasty, Asthma overview, patient success story, candidate criteria and patient benefits. Learn more: http://www.elcaminohospital.org/Programs_and_Services/Interventional_Pulmonology/Video_Bronchial_Thermoplasty
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Why Choose Anterior Hip Replacement Surgery? | El Camino Hospital
http://bit.ly/9wyklb Why would someone in need of hip replacement surgery want to consider the anterior hip replacement approach? In the anterior posterior debate there are strong reasons to consider the anterior approach to hip surgery, and they are covered in this video by several orthopedic surgeons. If you are suffering from serious hip pain, hip arthritis or hip injuries, joint surgery may be the answer -- this particular form of surgery is worth considering for the mobility advantages alone. Learn about hip replacement recovery improvements and more in this video. Introduced in the U.S. in the 1990s, anterior hip replacement surgery is quickly becoming the favored technique of many top hip replacement experts. Patients love it because it is less invasive, resulting in a shorter hospital stay, a quicker recovery and a quicker return to normal activities. In this video, a group of orthopedic surgeons from El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, California (Drs. Bernardo Ferrari, Jeffrey Kliman, John Parker, James Page and Rodney Wong) cover the specific reasons why you should look into this approach to hip replacement surgery. Transcript: The anterior approach to hip replacement is really the most sophisticated way to perform a total hip replacement. The hip joint is a ball and socket joint. It's normally, in its undiseased state, covered with smooth articular cartilage, and that allows the femur to move in relationship to the hip. As you develop arthritis, a simplified way of looking at it is that the cartilage wears off and becomes rough, and you end up with often two bones from the hip and you have to have them grinding together. This causes pain and stiffness and often a limp. Technology has allowed significant improvements in the prosthesis over the years, and more recently with the anterior approach, we've improved the surgical technique, which allows your hip to be stronger, decreases your chance of a limp and dislocation. So, with the anterior approach, we go through a true intramuscular, intranervous interval. That means we don't disrupt the nerves which makes the muscles work, and we also don't damage the muscles. So by going through this plane, it's the one way to disrupt the anatomy the least, while doing a total hip replacement. With the posterior approach, we usually split the gluteus maximus, the large muscle in your buttock, and that can partially denervate the gluteus maximus, which would leave it weaker after surgery which could contribute to a limp. With the lateral approach, you also split the gluteus medius muscle and potentially could injure the superior gluteal nerve. But with the anterior approach, after surgery, all your muscles have the potential to work the way they did before surgery, and this allows people to recover faster and actually have a better functional result with less chance of dislocation. The anterior approach in the hip is not a new approach. It's been done for years. It may have been actually one of the first approaches to the hip. But the anterior approach for total hip arthroplasty has been done for decades in Europe. In the 1990s, a Dr. Matta down in Los Angeles, he had one patient who had his done in Europe and wanted another one done. So he explored this approach and found it to have many advantages over the posterior approach. At El Camino Hospital, we started doing this approach about seven years ago, and over that period of time have done over 800 anterior approaches to the hip, which probably makes us the leader in anterior approaches to the hip in northern California. The main difference is that the dislocation rate is at least ten times lower. If you look at the dislocation rate when you perform the procedure through the back, through a posterior approach, it's approximately 3% to 5% nationally. And if you do it through the front, through an anterior approach, it runs between 0.3% to 0.8%. So it's about ten times lower. Once we get into the joint and start putting in our components, we also have the advantage, because the patient is laying on his back as opposed to being on his side, we can use x-rays during the case, actually fluoroscopy. This helps us with positioning of the components as well as making sure that our leg lengths are equal. We will actually break scrub at the end of the case and measure the leg lengths just to ensure that the leg lengths are equal. By doing the anterior approach, we don't have to do any precautions after surgery. If you do a posterior approach, for three months you have to be very careful not to sit in low chairs or on low toilet seats, not to bend over past 90% at the hip, and not to cross your legs. When we do an anterior approach, there are no hip precautions from day one. Contact El Camino Hospital today to learn more about the anterior approach to hip replacement.
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New Heart Attack EKG Technology Begins with 911
http://bit.ly/mw3rvD This simulation shows how a heart attack patient can now receive the latest advancements in heart attack treatments. Minutes after receiving a 911 call and assessing a patient's heart attack symptoms, a paramedic can transmit the patient's EKG from the ambulance to the emergency room before the patient arrives, saving precious time. At an accredited chest pain center, a cardiac team can administer an emergency angioplasty procedure or a heart catheterization, resulting in a possible stent deployment, thereby aborting the heart attack.
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Hodgkin's Lymphoma: a Hodgkin's Disease Survivor
Shortly before her 39th birthday, Stephanie, mother of two, was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma. Any cancer diagnosis is scary, but it's particularly terrifying to parents of young children, who want to make sure they'll be around to see their kids grow up. Fortunately, Stephanie received prompt treatment at El Camino Hospital's state-of-the-art Cancer Center and is thrilled to say she is now in remission. In fact, Stephanie is feeling so great that she will be biking 100 miles around Lake Tahoe in June for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society--a wonderful 40th birthday celebration! Here is her inspiring story.
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80% With Erectile Dysfunction Get Heart Disease
http://bit.ly/9WGU2t 80% of all men with Erectile Dysfunction (male impotence) health issues have or develop heart disease, which may end in a heart attack. In fact, one of the leading heart disease signs is erectile dysfunction (ED). Erectile dysfunction should be treated as one of the leading signs of heart disease, and one that may save your life if you act on it. Not all heart disease signs are this easy to identify; getting the medical help you need is critical if you are at risk for heart disease. In this video, urologist Ed Karpman, MD, and cardiologist Neal Scott, MD, explain the connection between the two, and talk about why they've partnered to create a comprehensive health program just for men, so that men seeking urological treatment also receive any necessary follow-up care for heart problems or other underlying disorders.
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How to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease Damage
http://bit.ly/co4w46 Cardiovascular Disease doesn't have to end in a heart attack. Knowing heart attack symptoms (not just chest pain), and getting help ASAP for heart disease, particularly at an accredited chest pain center, can make a life-saving difference. Dr. James Joye, Director of Research and Education at El Camino Hospital's Heart & Vascular Institute, reviews signs, symptoms and risk factors of cardiovascular disease. Watch this video and learn more.
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Breast Cancer Treatment: Nancie's Brachytherapy Story
http://bit.ly/cEztjl Brachytherapy is an alternative breast cancer treatment available to over half of breast cancer patients. A welcome breast cancer radiation treatment option, brachytherapy offers numerous benefits over traditional breast cancer radiation therapy. This video interview with a breast cancer patient, Nancie, relates her experience with brachytherapy. Nancie was diagnosed with an early-stage breast cancer known as DCIS (Ductal Carcinoma In Situ) in July of 2009, and here she provides a patient's insight into the experience you can expect if your doctor recommends you receive brachytherapy radiation treatment. Nancie covers her experience with her fast, five-day course of brachytherapy.
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How to Survive a Stroke: Know Stroke Symptoms
http://bit.ly/btHASu Knowing stroke symptoms and how to act on them could save your life or that of someone you love. Stroke signs are easily identified if you know [thought this was an acronym] what they are -- and take rapid action. Fast action after identifying symptoms of stroke can also mean the difference in terms of avoiding long-term disability. Once you identify the signs of stroke, it also vital to receive the best stroke care from trained experts who can make a fast diagnosis and take immediate action to prevent further deterioration. Neurologist Dr. Peter Fung, medical director of El Camino Hospital's stroke program, talks about the warning signs of a stroke and when to call 9-1-1. El Camino Hospital was one of the first hospitals nationwide to be recognized by the American Stroke Association as a "Get with the Guidelines" Stroke Hospital. The hospital has also received the Gold Seal of Approval for Stroke Care from The Joint Commission, which certifies disease-specific programs.
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What's Changed in Cancer Treatments?
http://bit.ly/azagS3 Cancer centers can now offer a range of cancer treatment options that can significantly improve patient outcomes and their experiences fighting cancer. Cancer treatments, such as radiation therapy, cancer chemotherapy, and cancer surgery, have improved significantly in recent years. Advanced cancer treatment centers now offer new surgical techniques, including minimally invasive cancer surgery approaches; CyberKnife; cancer biotherapy; and immunotherapy, as well as cancer support groups and cancer education. Oncologist Shane Dormady of El Camino Hospital's Cancer Center offers sage advice for new patients facing a cancer diagnosis. He talks about what to expect after a cancer diagnosis, what's new in cancer treatment today and how to best manage your care. This eight-minute video is a must-see for new cancer patients and their families.
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Minimally Invasive Endometriosis Success Story
http://bit.ly/dyJTfk Minimally invasive surgery for endometriosis ended the pain and ushered in hope for Katherine. Her story of perseverance in "finding the right doctor," who gave her hope of a new life, resulted in an end to her endometriosis pain. This innovative endometriosis treatment by Dr. Camran Nezhat motivated Katherine to travel hundreds of miles for her endometriosis surgery. Katherine's story about her end of endometriosis pain is inspirational and highly informative.
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How Breast Cancer Brachytherapy Works | El Camino Hospital
http://bit.ly/azagS3 Brachytherapy breast cancer radiation treatment is a alternative to traditional breast cancer radiation that delivers a targeted dose of radiation directly to a cancer site, sparing surrounding healthy tissue. More than half of women diagnosed with breast cancer may be eligible for brachytherapy as a breast cancer radiation treatment. Dr. Rakesh Patel shows how breast cancer brachytherapy works, explains the significant benefits patients gain and covers who might be a candidate for this breast cancer treatment. Dr. Patel, director of El Camino Hospital's brachytherapy program and president of the American Brachytherapy Society, is one of the pioneers in the field. Watch Dr. Patel's video here.
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New Weight Loss (Bariatric) Surgery Facility Tour
http://bit.ly/apzjoM Are you contemplating weight loss (bariatric) surgery? There are many types of bariatric weight loss surgery: laparoscopic and robotic gastric bypass, gastric band, lap band surgery, gastric sleeve surgery, vertical sleeve gastrectomy and duodenal switch. Take a quick virtual tour of the new bariatric surgery facility at El Camino Hospital and get an overview of the process our weight loss patients go through and the unique distinctions offered in this bariatric weight loss program.
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Birthing Center Tour: El Camino Hospital Los Gatos
The birthing center at El Camino Hospital Los Gatos has been voted one of the best places to have a baby by Bay Area Parent magazine, and we're most known for our outstanding nursing care, our warm environment and the personalized attention we give to our patients, and our flexibility when it comes to individual birth plans. This video covers everything from labor and delivery to neonatal intensive care to breastfeeding support.
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El Camino Hospital: What is Endometriosis? New, Minimally Invasive Treatment Options
Dr. Camran Nezhat, a gynecologic surgeon at El Camino Hospital, discusses endometriosis and the new, minimally invasive treatment options for this often misdiagnosed disease, which is a major cause of infertility in women.
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Removing Uterine Fibroids With Minimally Invasive Surgery
With every menstrual cycle from her teen years on, Annie experienced heavy menstrual bleeding and intense pain. She bled so much that she became severely anemic, with hemoglobin levels at just 5.9 gm/dl (normal is 12-16 gm/dl). An ultrasound revealed she had uterine fibroids. She consulted several doctors and tried various treatments, but the heavy menstrual periods continued. So Annie finally turned to Dr. Camran Nezhat, a surgeon specializing in female reproductive disorders. Dr. Nezhat successfully removed all 100 fibroids through laparascopic surgery. Today, Annie is a normal, healthy graduate student pursuing a career in nursing, where she plans to focus on women's health.
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El Camino Hospital: Electrophysiology Services
Bing Liem, MD, director of electrophysiology and cardiac rhythm at El Camino Hospital Mountain View, talks about some of the electrophysiology services available at the hospital, including cardiac ablation and mapping.
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Straight Talk: Female Incontinence Treatments
http://bit.ly/cneB2f Incontinence is a major issue as women age; 50% of women will suffer incontinence issues in their lifetime. Women may find overactive bladder problems interfering with their daily lives; most notably, stress incontinence issues seem to be most common. Rather than accept being incontinent, marginalizing your life and spending on incontinence aids, listen to straight talk from Dr. Sara Levine, who discusses incontinence treatment options, including incontinence surgery (the sling procedure), which is performed on an outpatient basis. Dr. Levine's patient, Linda -- a 61-year-old newlywed-- suffered from bladder incontinence issues. She felt old, out of control and embarrassed as her female incontinence issues grew and disrupted her life. This video about adult female incontinence includes Linda's story about conquering her incontinence problems.
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How to Avoid Diabetes: the Obesity Connection
http://bit.ly/d1psAZ Diabetics are at high risk for life-threatening medical conditions such as heart disease, heart attacks, strokes and more. The connection between obesity and diabetes means that maintaining a healthy weight is critical to avoiding diabetes. This video covers Metabolic Syndrome--a term used to describe the various risk factors, such as high blood sugar and high body mass index (BMI), that can result in diabetes 2 -- a medical condition that can ultimately lead to death. Endocrinologist and author Mariam Manoukian, MD, discusses diabetes, obesity and the unique, 52-week weight-loss program she created for her patients. This video provides a range of useful information about diabetes symptoms, diabetes treatments and prevention -- even getting into specifics about fasting blood glucose levels and diabetes diet plans.
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Innovative Joint Replacement Surgery Program
http://bit.ly/9wyklb El Camino's Joint Replacement Surgery Program features minimally invasive anterior hip replacement surgery with no movement restrictions for improved post-surgery well-being. The joint replacement program offers knee replacement surgery, additional types of hip replacement surgery, ankle replacement and shoulder replacement surgeries. Debbie Smyth, RN, coordinator for El Camino Hospital's award-winning Joint Replacement Program, offers an overview of services for patients. She talks about advances in pain remediation, post joint surgery recovery and the process pre/post surgery, and she shares other insights from this award-winning joint-replacement program and patients' experiences.
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After-School Program Interventions and Resiliency Education
Michael Fitzgerald, director of behavioral health for El Camino Hospital Mountain View, talks about ASPIRE (After-School Program Interventions and Resiliency Education), the department's first-ever program for teens. ASPIRE was created to fill a need in the Silicon Valley community for effective treatment for youth with anxiety, depression or other symptoms related to a mental health condition.
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Families Share Experiences at Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Reunion
Hundreds gathered this fall for the 2010 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) family reunion at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View. As a Level 3 unit, the highest rating given to NICUs, the department is able to care for the most critically ill infants and preemies (babies who are born early). Listen to first-hand accounts from parents as they talk about their NICU experience and share advice with other families facing high-risk births.
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When to Get a Mammogram to Detect Breast Cancer
http://bit.ly/cEztjl Confused about when to begin your annual mammogram for breast cancer detection? The debate about getting a mammogram and how often mammography is recommended to detect breast cancer as well as U.S. Task Force recommendations on the topic are discussed by radiologist Jessie Jacob, MD.
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Colon Cancer Signs, Surgery & Care: Bob's Story
http://bit.ly/azagS3 After experiencing symptoms that doctors thought might indicate colon cancer, this patient was given a colonoscopy, which unfortunately led to a diagnosis of colon cancer. This is the informative and inspirational story of Bob, a colon cancer survivor, and his experiences, from his initial recognition of colon cancer signs, to his colon surgery and then colon cancer chemotherapy treatments. chemotherapy. Bob says he "couldn't be happier" with his treatment and the wonderful care he has received thus far. Here is his story.
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Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery) Overview & Stories
http://bit.ly/apzjoM Contemplating bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery)? This video presents an overview of the steps along the journey--before bariatric surgery, weight loss surgery types, and after bariatric surgery. Also covered is the value of a bariatric surgery support group and shared stories from other patients. Many different types of weight loss surgery are possible -- gastric bypass surgery, lap band surgery, gastric sleeve, duodenal switch, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric banding surgery and more--understanding which one is right for you is part of your decision process. In this video, Karen Thomas, RN, describes the Weight Loss Surgery Program at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, CA, one of only a few statewide designated as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. Karen explains the types of surgeries offered, gives a brief program overview and shares one of her favorite patient success stories.
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Breast Cancer Care: Jane's Success Story
http://bit.ly/cEztjl While each person deals with breast cancer differently, the emotional toll that you take on as you undergo any of the various breast cancer treatments -- breast cancer chemotherapy, breast cancer surgery, breast cancer radiation or various other breast cancer therapies -- can cause intense stress, which is not good at any level. The quality of cancer support you experience will make a difference to your quality of life and potentially to your outcomes. This video presents one patient's experience with breast cancer care. In it, Jane talks about the difference it made in her life. She was diagnosed with stage-3.5 breast cancer in the fall of 2007, and with such a large tumor, she needed extensive chemotherapy (to shrink it) prior to surgery. Thankfully, her surgery was a success, and today Jane is thrilled to say she is finally cancer-free.
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Knowing Stroke Symptoms Saves Mother and Child
http://bit.ly/btHASu A stroke doesn't have to be disastrous. Although strokes are one of the leading causes of death and long-term disability, knowing how to identify stroke symptoms and taking fast action can save a life. This knowledge saved the life of Sara, who was 36 years old and in her first trimester of pregnancy, and that of her unborn child. In the case of Sara, stroke signs were initially thought to be pregnancy-related issues. Fortunately, her family was able to identify the symptoms of stroke, recognizing that they were far worse than what could be considered pregnancy-related problems, and rushed her to the hospital. Sara had suffered a rare brain stroke (cerebral venous thrombosis). Rapidly identifying the signs of stroke, reaching a diagnosis and subsequently beginning stroke treatment probably saved her life and enabled her to enter a stroke rehabilitation program where she gradually reclaimed her life. Today, because the signs of stroke covered in this video were rapidly identified and acted upon, Sara is almost completely recovered and enjoying her toddler. This is her story.
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Comprehensive Breast Cancer Treatment & Advocacy
http://bit.ly/cEztjl If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with breast cancer, you may find that getting coordinated, comprehensive breast cancer treatment and care will make a big difference in your well-being as you fight breast cancer. A coordinated, highly professional team working on your behalf across a range of breast cancer treatment options, including breast cancer surgery, breast cancer chemo, breast cancer radiation or other breast cancer therapies ensures you get the best of the best in breast cancer medical care. This is the first-hand story of Cheri, who was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 34. Although she lived in Sacramento, she sought out the specialists at the El Camino Hospital Cancer Center in Mountain View California (more than 100 miles away), was treated there, and is now cancer-free. This is Cheri's story about the value that a team of comprehensive breast cancer medical experts made to her life.
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Why Choose Integrated Cancer Care Treatment?
http://bit.ly/azagS3 A community hospital cancer center that offers a range of leading-edge cancer treatments, cancer trials and holistic care treats patients in a caring, supportive environment and can offer a level of cancer care, help and resources that are meaningful to the patient and their family on many levels. New cancer treatment options, such as brachytherapy, CyberKnife, and the da Vinci robot can improve outcomes and experiences as you fight cancer. Dr. Shyamali Singhal, medical director of the El Camino Hospital Cancer Center, talks about the Center's unique approach to care: aggressive, targeted treatment using the most advanced technologies available delivered with the personal touch found only in a community hospital setting.
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Fast Action for Heart Attack Saves a Life
http://bit.ly/9fDQhO Fast action identifying and treating a heart attack patient saved this man's life. He walked into the hospital with heart symptoms -- notably breathing problems. The staff diagnosed cardiac arrest and immediately whisked him away for testing, which revealed clogged arteries that required immediate heart surgery using angioplasty to place coronary stents to resolve the immediate danger. This video is about how one man -- John -- survived a heart attack due to quick diagnosis and rapid treatment. In this video, John describes his heart disease symptoms, treatment, and experience at the hospital.
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El Camino Hospital: Day of Dance
This video shows some of the highlights from the Day of Dance event produced by El Camino Hospital's Women's Hospital, February 27, 2010. Celebrities who attended the event included Joanie Greggains, popular host of The Joanie Greggains Show.
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The Labyrinth Walk at El Camino Hospital
The labyrinth embedded into the El Camino Hospital lobby represents calm and encourages private meditation. The oculus directly above the labyrinth produces an echo that directs energy back into the labyrinth.
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High-Risk Pregnancy Support: Labor & Delivery of Twins
http://bit.ly/cm0zN4 A high-risk pregnancy requires specialized support throughout the pregnancy and during labor and delivery -- in this case delivery of twins. Twins create even more childbirth challenges, so parents-to-be should think about a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), breast lactation consulting, infant CPR training, and baby and maternity products, and they should expect practical guidance from skilled neonatal nurses. Christine's story illustrates how your choice of maternity center, birth center, maternity hospital or women's hospital can make a difference. Christine shares her story of giving birth to twins at El Camino Hospital in Los Gatos, CA. Her twins came early, so they were cared for in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for two weeks. During that time, Christine "boarded" at the hospital through a unique program that allows moms to stay overnight even though they've been discharged from care. Here Christine talks about the boarding experience and the special bond she shared with the nursing staff and the guidance she received throughout her stay.
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Silicon Valley Community Hospital's Innovation Culture
http://bit.ly/cHPAFJ Silicon Valley is known for innovation, and El Camino Hospital -- the community hospital of Silicon Valley (in the greater Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Los Gatos and Santa Clara California area) capitalizes on and leverages the Valley's culture of innovation. It serves as a regional and national resource in key medical excellence. With a new hospital building that enables El Camino Hospital to take advantage of new medical technology as well as related areas of medical innovation -- and a ready pool of innovative entrepreneurial companies -- the hospital sets a high bar for innovation that the medical staff and community expect. Dr. Phil Strong, a hospitalist at El Camino Hospital Mountain View and part-time consultant to the hospital's IT department, talks about the hospital's history of innovation, which stems in part from its roots in Silicon Valley.
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Look for the Gold Seal of Approval for Stroke Care
http://bit.ly/btHASu Being able to immediately receive the highest level of care for a stroke at the first sign of stroke symptoms can mean the difference between death or debilitating disablement and resuming a quality life. Know in advance which medical facilities nearest to you have been awarded the Gold Seal of Approval for Stroke Care and why that may matter for stroke recovery. This video with noted neurologist Dr. Peter Fong covers what you can expect in a certified stroke care facility.
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Finding Outstanding Breast Cancer Care & Treatment
http://bit.ly/cEztjl Breast cancer care and treatment are vitally important to your well-being when you've been diagnosed with cancer and Janie's story shows what to expect if you want exemplary breast cancer care in both dimensions. As the busy mom of a teenager, Janie juggled many responsibilities. The last thing she needed was for her breast cancer to return. Unfortunately, after 18 years in remission, her breast cancer did come back. In this video, Janie shares her secrets for choosing a great oncologist (hint: find one that gives out a cell number and email), what chemotherapy was like for her, and how she balanced family life with cancer treatment.
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