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Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
 
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Performed by Alta Bates Summit Medical Center's Bariatric Surgery Program. The Roux en Y gastric bypass surgery is performed either through an abdominal incision or through laparoscopy (6 small incisions). Your surgeon will decide which approach is appropriate for you. Gastric bypass is major surgery and involves stapling of the stomach, turning it into a small pouch. The food channel is then diverted into the lower intestine. This technique serves as a powerful support for the alteration of eating behavior. With compliance to our program, patients achieve optimum and sustained weight loss. The benefits from gastric bypass are feeling of satisfaction when you eat less food - a result of having a smaller stomach,aving "dumping syndrome" when you eat sweets which helps alleviate the cravings for sweets and helps you achieve weight loss, and the elimination of obesity-related medical problems such as hypertension, type II diabetes, GERD (acid reflux disease), leg swelling, sleep apnea, and joint pain.
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Introducing The Philips Medication Dispensing Service
 
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The Philips Medication Dispensing Service is designed to simplify complex medication regimens, help reduce errors that can lead to medical complications, and provide both caregivers and patients peace of mind. Please contact the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center's Lifeline Program in Oakland, California for more information by calling (510) 869-8992.
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Prostate Cancer Treatment (03): Patterns of Spread
 
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Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Oakland and Berkeley, CA Prostate Cancer Treatment Options (03): Patterns of Spread Video for Men Recently Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer: The purpose of this video is to guide you through the stages of the disease, describe factors that affect prognosis, and discuss various treatments that may be appropriate for you. We don't endorse or recommend one course of treatment over another, but rather provide this information to help you understand your options before you consult with your doctors about your treatment plan. Please note that viewing this video online works best over a high speed Internet connection. If you'd prefer to receive a DVD copy, please call our office at (510) 869-8833.
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Prostate Cancer Treatment (04): Predictors of Aggressiveness - PSA Levels
 
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Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Oakland and Berkeley, CA Prostate Cancer Treatment Options (04): Predictors of Aggressiveness - PSA Levels Video for Men Recently Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer: The purpose of this video is to guide you through the stages of the disease, describe factors that affect prognosis, and discuss various treatments that may be appropriate for you. We don't endorse or recommend one course of treatment over another, but rather provide this information to help you understand your options before you consult with your doctors about your treatment plan. Please note that viewing this video online works best over a high speed Internet connection. If you'd prefer to receive a DVD copy, please call our office at (510) 869-8833.
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Rapid Arc Radiotherapy
 
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Provided by Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
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SIR-Spheres Selective Internal Radiation Therapy
 
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Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT) is a targeted treatment for liver tumors that delivers millions of tiny radioactive beads called SIR-Spheres microspheres directly to the liver tumors. SIRT is used to treat inoperable tumors from primary colorectal cancer that has spread to the liver. Provided by Alta Bates Summit Medical Center.
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Prostate Cancer Treatment (07): Observation & Surgical Approaches
 
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Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Oakland and Berkeley, CA Prostate Cancer Treatment Options (07): Observation & Surgical Approaches Video for Men Recently Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer: The purpose of this video is to guide you through the stages of the disease, describe factors that affect prognosis, and discuss various treatments that may be appropriate for you. We don't endorse or recommend one course of treatment over another, but rather provide this information to help you understand your options before you consult with your doctors about your treatment plan. Please note that viewing this video online works best over a high speed Internet connection. If you'd prefer to receive a DVD copy, please call our office at (510) 869-8833.
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High Dose Rate Brachytherapy in the Treatment of Prostate Cancer
 
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Provided by Alta Bates Summit Medical Center located in Oakland and Berkeley, California in the East Bay Area. When we are discussing carcinoma of the prostate, if the prostate tumor is what we call low risk, that is a low Gleason score, a low PSA, and a low stage the patient may be a candidate for any number of treatments options including radical surgery, external beam radiation, permanent seed implant, or high dose rate Brachytherapy. Unlike external beam radiation, where the treatment comes from the outside in, with high dose rate brachytherapy the treatment is from the inside out. And we do that by inserting hollow, thin surgical plastic catheters into the prostate gland through the skin of the bottom. And a sealed radiation source is afterloaded into the hallow catheter. So the prostate tumor is radiated from the inside out in as opposed to the outside in as with external beam radiation. It takes about an hour to do the procedure. Then the patient goes to the recovery room and then after that we bring the patient up to our department and do a CT scan which will show us that array of catheters and the surrounding normal anatomy, the bladder, the rectum and urethra which runs directly through the middle of the target. Using that information we come up with a treatment plan to optimize the dose to that specific anatomy. Once the calculations are complete the patient is moved to a treatment room and attached to a treatment machine called an afterloader which is a computerized robot that will run a miniature radiation source about the size of a tip of a pencil lead into those hollow. The first treatment is done that afternoon. Then patient stays overnight in the hospital at bed rest. The next morning we do treatment number two and that afternoon, a few hours later, treatment number three. Then all the catheters are removed and the patient is discharged home. For low risk disease, that process is repeated one week later. So, there's two overnight stays in the hospital. That procedure is the equivalent of a radical prostatectomy, or nine weeks of external beam radiation. The results are equal and excellent across the board. If the patient has more advanced disease, we can combine the high dose rate brachytherapy with external beam radiation or with hormone suppression.
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Robotic-Assisted Single-Site Surgery
 
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Alta Bates Summit Medical Center is the first in the East Bay to perform single-incision gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy).
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Prostate Cancer Treatment (09): Hormonal Therapy & Clinical Trials
 
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Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Oakland and Berkeley, CA Prostate Cancer Treatment Options (09): Hormonal Therapy & Clinical Trials Video for Men Recently Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer: The purpose of this video is to guide you through the stages of the disease, describe factors that affect prognosis, and discuss various treatments that may be appropriate for you. We don't endorse or recommend one course of treatment over another, but rather provide this information to help you understand your options before you consult with your doctors about your treatment plan. Please note that viewing this video online works best over a high speed Internet connection. If you'd prefer to receive a DVD copy, please call our office at (510) 869-8833.
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The SuperDimension In Reach™ System
 
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Provided by Alta Bates Summit Medical Center The SuperDimension In Reach™ System provides electromagnetic navigation and access to multiple locations in the lung and mediastinum.
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Stereotactic Radiation Therapy
 
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Provided by Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Berkeley and Oakland, CA Stereotactic Radiation Therapy, also referred to as SRT, delivers high doses of radiation to points deep in the body. SRT offers tremendous promise for treating certain forms of cancer quickly, with improved accuracy and improved local control. A higher degree of precision and an increase in dose separates the stereotactic approach from conventional radiation therapy. Additionally, the number of treatment days for SRT are fewer, and many potential side effects may be significantly decreased, if not eliminated with SRT. SRT may be the recommended form of treatment for certain tumors of the brain, spine, lung, liver and pancreas. Specifically for colorectal cancer, SRT is now being used to treat metastases that have spread to the liver and lung. Colorectal cancer is a unique malignancy in that patients can still be cured if the disease has spread in an isolated manner to the lung and/or liver as long as the disease at those sites is eradicated. In the past, this was accomplished by surgical resection of the liver or lung lesions. In recent years, SRT has emerged as a non-invasive alternative to surgical removal that can be given entirely in the outpatient setting. Recent studies suggest that the ability to control the tumor at the treated site is comparable to that seen in surgical series. If you feel that SRT may be appropriate in your case, the process begins with a consultation with your radiation oncologist. The doctor will review the results of your CT, MRI or PET scan and order any necessary additional studies. These findings will enable your doctor to pinpoint the tumor or affected area, establish treatment objectives and review with you the optimal course of action. Together with your oncology team, you can best determine what course of treatment will be the most effective for you.
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Breast Cancer Support Groups
 
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Gale Uchiyama, Licensed Social Worker, Cancer Support Alta Bates Summit provides a variety of support groups for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.
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Breast Cancer Treatment (05): Determining the Stage of Your Disease
 
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Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Oakland and Berkeley, CA Breast Cancer Treatment Options (05): Determining the Stage of Your Disease Video for Women Newly Diagnosed with Breast Cancer Description of breast cancer staging which includes the size of the tumor, the number of cancer nodes involved, whether the cancer has spread to other areas of the body, the rate of growth, or proliferation rate, and the hormone receptor and Her2Neu status. Also discussed are the technologies used to determine staging from pathology to PET scans and Bone scans. The purpose of this video is to guide you through the stages of evaluation of this disease, describe factors that affect prognosis, and discuss various treatments which may be appropriate for you. We don't endorse or recommend one course of treatment over another, but rather provide this information to help you understand your options before you consult with your doctors about your treatment plan. Please note: Viewing this video works best over a high speed internet connection. If you'd prefer to receive a DVD copy, please call our office at (510) 869-8833.
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Bill: A Prostate Cancer Survivor
 
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Provided by Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Berkeley and Oakland, California Hi, I'm Bill. I'm a 3 year prostate cancer survivor. 6 years ago, when we lost my Dad to prostate cancer, I knew I was at increased risk of getting this disease. I had regular check ups, DREs, PSA checks, I exercised, ate and lived healthfully, but it wasn't enough. When I received my diagnosis, it was a difficult period for me. I was rather fearful, confused, skeptical about my chance of survival - feeling a bit like a minnow in a shark tank. So then I decided it's not what happens to you, it's what you do with it. So I got busy. I set out to learn all I could about this disease. The information on Prostate Cancer and its treatments I found is huge, and sometimes rather overwhelming. As I researched, I often found conflicting data even. The cliché,"like drinking from a fire hose" really was accurate. What seemed to be lacking was a single credible clearing house of information for newly diagnosed Prostate Cancer patients, like me. Fortunately, I had excellent doctors at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center who can support my need to comprehend Prostate Cancer and its therapies. In the process, they supported me getting second opinions, even third opinions, so I could really get my mind around the disease to defeat it. I also got solid information from Markstein Cancer Education and Prevention Services and through it, was put in touch with Prostate Cancer survivors, like me, who could help me make decisions on next steps. Now after several effective therapies at Alta Bates Summit for my aggressive cancer, I find myself in 'management mode'. I watch my diet, exercise, manage stress, but still maintain a healthy appetite for Prostate Cancer information that I love to share with fellow survivors in Markstein's Prostate Cancer support groups. It's gratifying when men come in worried but leave looking confident, sometimes even smiling, knowing that there is real hope and the strong probability that they're going to be OK.
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Metastatic Colon Cancer
 
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Over 100,000 new cases of colon cancer are diagnosed in the United States alone annually. For patients who are surgically receptable, meaning they can undergo an operation for their colon cancer, we might not catch small clusters of cancer cells called micrometastases that might be around at the time of surgery, but are not detectable by current methods. For patients who have high risk tumor features or positive lymph nodes, the goal of postoperative systemic therapy which is delivered via the bloodstream is to try and get rid of some of these small clusters of cells, to really increase the cure rate. For patients who have non operable, metastatic colon cancer systemic therapies like chemotherapy and targeted therapies are used.
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Minimally Invasive Lung Cancer Surgery
 
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At Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, we specialize in minimally invasive thoracic surgery in the treatment of lung cancer. In the United States, lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer death. Almost 200,000 people will be diagnosed with lung cancer this year and many of them will be candidates for surgical treatment. At Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, we specialize in minimally invasive surgery for the treatment of lung cancer and many of our patients have benefited from this option. When lung cancer is diagnosed in the early stages, National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines for treatment recommend surgical removal of the affected portion of the lung, known as a lobectomy. Lobectomy has been classically performed through a thoracotomy incision, which is a 5 to 6 inch incision on the side of the chest, between the ribs, allowing wide access to the inside of the chest. Video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy, or VAT's Lobectomy is a technique in which the same cancer operation is done through 3 half-inch incisions, using a small camera and specialized miniature equipment. The surgical team watches the procedure on TV monitors and is able to remove the involved lung without opening up the chest. This leads to considerably reduced pain post-operatively, less time in the hospital, and a much shorter recovery and quicker return to full activity. When fully recovered, the incisions can hardly be seen. Other advantages of the technique include fewer post-operative complications and improved ability to receive subsequent chemotherapy, if indicated. This operation can be performed on most patients with early stage lung cancer and the results have been nothing short of amazing. Our patients have returned to their prior normal activities and even work shortly after discharge in many cases, and their rapid recoveries have been gratifying to observe. We have a specialized nursing team, both in the operating room and on the post-op ward, to facilitate each patient's surgery and recovery, as well as an active lung cancer tumor board to regularly review the treatment of all cases. At Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, we will treat you compassionately, with a multi-disciplinary team, using the latest technology and established best practices, to deliver the best care possible.
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Prostate Cancer Treatment (06): Stage of the Disease
 
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Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Oakland and Berkeley, CA Prostate Cancer Treatment Options (06): Stage of the Disease Video for Men Recently Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer: The purpose of this video is to guide you through the stages of the disease, describe factors that affect prognosis, and discuss various treatments that may be appropriate for you. We don't endorse or recommend one course of treatment over another, but rather provide this information to help you understand your options before you consult with your doctors about your treatment plan. Please note that viewing this video online works best over a high speed Internet connection. If you'd prefer to receive a DVD copy, please call our office at (510) 869-8833.
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Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery
 
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Performed by Alta Bates Summit Medical Center's Bariatric Surgery Program. http://www.altabatessummit.org/bariatric/ This procedure generates weight loss solely through gastric restriction (reduced stomach volume). The stomach is restricted by stapling and dividing it vertically and removing more than 85% of it. This part of the procedure is not reversible. The stomach that remains is shaped like a very slim banana and measures from 1-5 ounces. The nerves to the stomach and the outlet valve (pylorus) remain intact with the idea of preserving the functions of the stomach while drastically reducing the volume. The surgery generates weight loss by restricting the amount of food (and therefore calories) that can be eaten by removing 85% or more of the stomach without bypassing the intestines or causing any gastrointestinal malabsorption. It is a purely restrictive operation, is currently indicated as an alternative to the Lap-Band procedure for low weight individuals and as a safe option for higher weight individuals. Due to the nature of stomach tissue to be "stretchy" there is a higher potential for late regain of weight with this surgical procedure.
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Prostate Cancer Treatment (08): Radiation Therapy
 
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Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Oakland and Berkeley, CA Prostate Cancer Treatment Options (08): Radiation Therapy Video for Men Recently Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer: The purpose of this video is to guide you through the stages of the disease, describe factors that affect prognosis, and discuss various treatments that may be appropriate for you. We don't endorse or recommend one course of treatment over another, but rather provide this information to help you understand your options before you consult with your doctors about your treatment plan. Please note that viewing this video online works best over a high speed Internet connection. If you'd prefer to receive a DVD copy, please call our office at (510) 869-8833. For Amy Green (Media Coordinator), please email greena3@sutterhealth.org
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Animation: Lifeline with AutoAlert
 
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Philips Lifeline with AutoAlert is a new service option designed to support the independent living and well being of older adults. Multiple sensors within the AutoAlert pendant constantly monitor a persons movements and activity as they go about their daily routine. The system is always on and always ready. Using patented technology, AutoAlert easily distinguishes between normal activities and most falls. So when a fall does occur, the AutoAlert pendant can detect it and automatically place a call for help. Please contact the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center's Lifeline Program in Oakland, California for more information by calling (510) 869-8992.
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Genetic Testing for Colorectal Cancer
 
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Hello, my name is Anna McGill and I am the genetic counselor here at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. As a genetic counselor, it is my job to help women and men with a personal or family history of cancer. In certain cases, cancer can be attributed to a change, or mutation, in a gene. These suspicious cancers often occur at young ages, with multiple family members affected, over multiple generations and may come clustered with specific types of cancer being more common in occurrence. There are two types of hereditary colon cancer. The first types of colon cancer syndromes are called polyposis syndromes. These syndromes cause a person to develop hundreds to thousands of polyps in their colon. When a person is affected with a polyposis syndrome; their chance to develop colon cancer approaches 100% in their lifetime. Many people with a polyposis syndrome do not have a family history. The second type of hereditary colon cancer is called nonpolyposis colon cancer. In hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer, there are fewer polyps found in the colon than in those with polyposis syndromes; however, these polyps develop into cancer faster than normal polyps and cancer may result at earlier ages. Colon cancer risk in those affected with hereditary nonpolyposis cancer ranges from 60%-80%. There are also other cancers associated with this syndrome including endometrial and ovarian cancer. If an individual is found to carry a change in a colon cancer predisposition gene, there are several options to decrease the chance that that individual will develop cancer. Both increased screening and preventative surgical measures have proved to be effective methods to decrease the incidence of cancer.
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Breast Cancer Treatment (08): Radiation Therapy
 
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Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Oakland and Berkeley, CA Breast Cancer Treatment Options (08): Radiation Therapy Video for Women Newly Diagnosed with Breast Cancer This segment describes the goal of radiation therapy, to remove any microscopic cancers left in the breast, how radiation therapy is broken down over the course of therapy, what is involved in having radiation therapy done and potential side affects due to radiation therapy. The purpose of this video is to guide you through the stages of evaluation of this disease, describe factors that affect prognosis, and discuss various treatments which may be appropriate for you. We don't endorse or recommend one course of treatment over another, but rather provide this information to help you understand your options before you consult with your doctors about your treatment plan. Please note: Viewing this video works best over a high speed internet connection. If you'd prefer to receive a DVD copy, please call our office at (510) 869-8833.
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Breast Cancer Treatment (02): How the Disease Spreads
 
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Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Oakland and Berkeley, CA Breast Cancer Treatment Options (02): How the Disease Spreads Video for Women Newly Diagnosed with Breast Cancer Describes how breast cancer may spread through the lymphatic system, through the lymph nodes and through the body's supply of blood. Reviews what happens when cancer metastasizes, and spreads to the organs of the body. The purpose of this video is to guide you through the stages of evaluation of this disease, describe factors that affect prognosis, and discuss various treatments which may be appropriate for you. We don't endorse or recommend one course of treatment over another, but rather provide this information to help you understand your options before you consult with your doctors about your treatment plan. Please note: Viewing this video works best over a high speed internet connection. If you'd prefer to receive a DVD copy, please call our office at (510) 204-1591.
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Youth Bridge Program at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
 
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The Youth Bridge Career and Internship Program at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center is a comprehensive, year-round youth development program designed to assist East Bay high school students by encouraging them to complete their schooling and to pursue higher academic and/or vocational goals. The majority of students involved in Youth Bridge are considered "high-risk" students. One of the goals of Youth Bridge is to encourage students to "dream beyond their circumstance." The program is designed to help participants learn to set goals, make decisions, complete tasks, and benefit from opportunities that may arise. To contact Youth Bridge, call (510) 869-8225.
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History of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
 
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Summit Medical Center, Alta Bates Medical Center, and Sutter Health completed their affiliation process in January 2000. Both Summit and Alta Bates brought to the new organization nearly a century each of experience, commitment, and caring. Both hospitals not only carried on the traditions of their founders, but they responded well to the changing needs of a diverse community and the demands of a technological era. Alta Bates, originally Alta Bates Sanitarium, was founded as an eight-bed hospital for women and their infants in 1905 by Nurse Alta Alice Miner Bates. Alta Bates has always cared for its community in times of crisis: the 1906 and 1989 major earthquakes, the devastating flu epidemic of 1918, and two catastrophic urban fires in 1923 and 1991. Today, Alta Bates includes the Herrick Campus, once known as Herrick Hospital and Health Center. Alta Bates has distinguished itself particularly in the area of women and infant services, cardiovascular services, burn treatment, cancer care, bone marrow transplantation, rehabilitation services, and mental health. Summit Medical Center grew out of and continues the traditions begun nearly a century ago by Providence, Samuel Merritt, and Peralta Hospitals. We are proud of that history, and today continue the tradition of providing high-quality, accessible healthcare to those who face social and economic barriers. Summit is comprised of the Merritt Pavilion, the Providence Pavilion, the Peralta Pavilion, Samuel Merritt University, and the Health Education Center. Together, Alta Bates and Summit make up the East Bay's largest private, not-for-profit medical center with three campuses, two acute care hospitals, birthing services, and a full array of the most advanced specialty services. Alta Bates Summit Medical Center has made community healthcare a priority. We are proud of our many areas of clinical excellence including cardiovascular, behavioral health, women and infants, orthopedics, rehabilitation, and oncology care. For nearly 100 years we have been tending to the medical needs of the greater East Bay.
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Breast Cancer Treatment (09): Brachytherapy/Partial Breast Irradiation
 
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Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Oakland and Berkeley, CA Breast Cancer Treatment Options (09): Brachytherapy/Partial Breast Irradiation Video for Women Newly Diagnosed with Breast Cancer Reviews the eligibility requirements for receiving partial breast irradiation. This chapter discusses Brachytherapy, Mammosite and Partial Breast Irradiation which treat the affected part of the breast. The purpose of this video is to guide you through the stages of evaluation of this disease, describe factors that affect prognosis, and discuss various treatments which may be appropriate for you. We don't endorse or recommend one course of treatment over another, but rather provide this information to help you understand your options before you consult with your doctors about your treatment plan. Please note: Viewing this video works best over a high speed internet connection. If you'd prefer to receive a DVD copy, please call our office at (510) 869-8833.
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Prostate Cancer Treatment (11): Patient Perspectives
 
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Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Oakland and Berkeley, CA Prostate Cancer Treatment Options (11): Patient Perspectives Video for Men Recently Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer: The purpose of this video is to guide you through the stages of the disease, describe factors that affect prognosis, and discuss various treatments that may be appropriate for you. We don't endorse or recommend one course of treatment over another, but rather provide this information to help you understand your options before you consult with your doctors about your treatment plan. Please note that viewing this video online works best over a high speed Internet connection. If you'd prefer to receive a DVD copy, please call our office at (510) 869-8833.
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Laparoscopic Adjustable Band Surgery
 
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Performed by Alta Bates Summit Medical Center's Bariatric Surgery Program. The laparoscopic adjustable band (Lap-Band) is a silicone-inflatable band that is laparoscopically placed around the upper part of the stomach to create a small pouch. The band is connected to a small port implanted under the skin. By injecting saline into the port, the surgeon can regulate the amount food you can tolerate. Adjustments are made 3-5 times in the first year. The benefits from the Lap-Band are a sense of feeling full sooner, assisting the limitation of food intake, a slower emptying of food into the digestive system, allowing you to feel full for hours after eating a meal, and the ability to loosen or tighten the band according to your needs.
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Surgery for Advanced Colorectal Disease
 
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Colorectal cancer is the fourth most frequently diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. In 2009, an estimated 140,000 new cases of colorectal cancer was diagnosed in this country. It was estimated that in the same year, about 50,000 people would have died from this disease. Despite these statistics, mortality from colorectal cancer has decreased over the past 30 years, possibly because of earlier diagnosis through screening, and through better treatment modalities.
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Virtual Colonoscopy
 
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Provided by Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Berkeley and Oakland, CA Virtual colonoscopy combines CT scans with sophisticated computer software to produce three-dimensional images of the colon and rectum. The test is less invasive than a conventional colonoscopy. Risk of the examination is very low and it is well tolerated. The important point is that at a certain age everyone needs to have colon cancer screening in order to identify potential tumors that can be very difficult to treat and to reach such tumors before a more threatening condition arises. This identification can be achieved by virtual colonoscopy or optical colonoscopy. Risk of the examination is very low and it is well tolerated. Generally this technique is used to screen asymptomatic patients for potential malignancies as mammography is used for the breast... There is the need to cleanse the bowel to get a clear look at its lining from which cancers arise. Without this precancerous or small cancerous growths may be obscured. The preparation is neither as vigorous nor voluminous as that, which is needed for direct optical colonoscopy. In addition, sedation is not required. The patient can generally immediately resume usual activities. The examination employs distention of the colon with CO2, which is rapidly absorbed unlike the room air used to distend the colon for optical colonoscopy. Following distention of the colon with the gas on the scanning table, two low radiation dose thin CT images of the abdomen are obtained. The images require about 15-20 seconds each. The patient is then discharged to go about the day. Virtual colonoscopies have been shown to have equivalent ability to optical colonoscopies to detect significant growths with potential for malignancy. Very small growths have virtually no potential for cancer. This technique also has the advantage that it can "see" behind the normal folds in the colon lining that may not be able to be visualized by optical colonoscopy.
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TomoTherapy
 
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TomoTherapy is a form of Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy that integrates a CT Scan in the treatment to better target tumors and reduce radiation to healthy tissue. This form of therapy is used by specialists at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland, California.
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Wellness for Life Cooking Class: Asparagus and Chicken Saute with Tahini Dressing
 
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Jamie Dougherty, Health and Lifestyle Coach Wellness for Life is a cooking class sponsored by Alta Bates Summit Medical Center and Whole Foods Market offered in Berkeley, California.
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Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI): Internal Radiation (Brachytherapy)
 
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Provided by Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Berkeley and Oakland, CA APBI using Internal Radiation is an invasive procedure where one or more plastic catheters are inserted in and/or around the lumpectomy site. The ends of the catheter(s) are hooked up to a radiation pellet that will irradiate the part of the breast that has been implanted. Only part of the breast is treated. This therapy may be an option for many patients with early stage breast cancer.
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Digital Mammography
 
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Digital mammography represents the final element in a fully integrated digital Radiology department. In such an environment the radiologist can bring to bear for any given case, multiple sources of information, such as a patient history, her risk profiles and any other test that she may have had for example breast ultrasound, breast MRI. Digital mammography, just like your digital camera, is of added value because the images can be processed in such a manner so that certain areas that deserve more attention can be magnified and better evaluated than the old fixed system of film screen mammography. It also allows for advanced new applications in the future. Of paramount importance, however, is the individual who is interpreting the examination, because it is the experience and expertise of the radiologist that takes advantage of any type of technology to arrive at a proper diagnosis. When you combine advanced technology with the kind of interpretation that can be found at the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, you offer a woman the best opportunity for early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer, as well as the reassurance for normal women that they will be followed on a periodic basis, carefully and deliberately, without necessarily resorting to unnecessary biopsies.
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Wellness for Life Cooking Class: Lentil Soup with Roasted Kabocha Squash
 
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Jamie Dougherty, Health and Lifestyle Coach Wellness for Life is a cooking class sponsored by Alta Bates Summit Medical Center and Whole Foods Market offered in Berkeley, California.
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Pre-Hire Orientation: Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
 
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Alta Bates Summit Medical Center is proud of its outstanding employees and we'd love you to consider joining our team! If you have already submitted an application or resume for a job with us, or if you are considering employment at our medical center, please review our Pre-Hire Orientation and Standards of Performance videos. In each, you will learn more about our performance expectations and quality standards for our employees.
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IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy) for Breast Cancer
 
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Hello, I am a radiation oncologist. When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, the treatment options include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or some combination of these. Breast radiation is standardly given with two fields, one from the front and one from the back. Some women's breast, however, can be better treated with a technique called IMRT, or Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy. IMRT allows us to deliver just the right amount of dose to the breast. It also allows us to decrease the radiation dose to other organs, and to decrease unwanted side affects. In fact, IMRT is so precise that we may ask you to hold your breath during radiation planning and treatment. This is called Respiratory Gating. We do this to ensure that the dose is delivered accurately. Breast IMRT and Respiratory Gating are available at the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center.
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What is Integrative Medicine?
 
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At Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Integrative Medicine is a multidisciplinary program developed with the primary aim of integrating all the current complementary and supportive services being offered at our hospital in both outpatient and inpatient settings. Our comprehensive care emphasizes wellness and healing of the whole person, with special focus on patient and family participation and attention to mental and spiritual health. Our care plan aligns your physical, emotional and spiritual needs to complement your current medical treatment. Using a "whole person" approach, we focus on providing you with the best in conventional, integrative therapies and supportive services. We offer traditional Chinese therapies that may enhance Western treatments for cancer, pain management and various chronic conditions. We address all aspects of health and wellness-- physical, psychological, social and spiritual-- to manage symptoms, improve treatment efficacy, increase well-being and enhance quality of life. In order to facilitate one's innate healing process, we believe it is essential to establish a partnership between you, your family and our committed healthcare professionals, including your oncologist. You should review additional medications with your oncologist to ensure they do not interfere with your standard cancer treatment.
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Colorectal Cancer Screening
 
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Provided by Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Berkeley and Oakland, CA Cancer of the colon and rectum is the third most malignant cancer in California. Yet when detected early and treated promptly, colorectal cancer is one of the most curable! Regular colorectal cancer screening or testing is one of the most important methods available for preventing colorectal cancer. Regular screening can, in many cases, prevent colorectal cancer. This is because some polyps, or growths, can be found and removed before they have the chance to turn into cancer. Screening can also result in finding colorectal cancer early, when it is highly curable. Markstein Cancer Education and Prevention Services can provide you with the information needed to understand the role that early detection and adoption of risk-reducing lifestyle habits can play in both preventing and treating colorectal cancer. Markstein Cancer Services is also the only center in Northern California to offer free colorectal cancer screenings to uninsured and underinsured individuals! If you have questions about our educational programs or about participating in our upcoming colorectal screening events, please call Markstein Cancer Education & Prevention Services at (510) 869-8833, or email us at Markstein@sutterhealth.org
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Prostate Cancer Treatment (01): Overview
 
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Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Oakland and Berkeley, CA Prostate Cancer Treatment Options (01): Overview Video for Men Recently Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer: The purpose of this video is to guide you through the stages of the disease, describe factors that affect prognosis, and discuss various treatments that may be appropriate for you. We don't endorse or recommend one course of treatment over another, but rather provide this information to help you understand your options before you consult with your doctors about your treatment plan. Please note that viewing this video online works best over a high speed Internet connection. If you'd prefer to receive a DVD copy, please call our office at (510) 869-8833.
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Wellness for Life Cooking Class: Thyme Scented Mushroom and Barley Pilaf
 
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Jamie Dougherty, Health and Lifestyle Coach Wellness for Life is a cooking class sponsored by Alta Bates Summit Medical Center and Whole Foods Market offered in Berkeley, California.
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Mammography for the Disabled
 
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Provided by Breast Health Access for Women with Disabilities (BHAWD) at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
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Living With Cancer Support Group
 
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My name is Carrie Evenden and I am a clinical psychologist at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center specializing in working with oncology patients, as well as their partners and families. I have been facilitating support groups for several years and believe they can be vital in helping patients and loved ones cope with cancer. The Living With Cancer Support Group is designed for patients with any type of cancer, at any stage in their treatment. It is also open to families and caregivers. Whether you or your loved one have just received a cancer diagnosis, are in the midst of treatment, or have completed treatment, there are likely many concerns and thoughts regarding the various aspects of the disease. This support group provides a compassionate space for you to share your thoughts and feelings, as well as to hear about how others are coping with their situation. Many of the participants say they feel better, and often relieved, when they meet other people who can relate to what they are going through. Patients say they feel like the group is a safe place to talk about more difficult feelings such as sadness, anger and fear, that they often don't feel comfortable sharing with loved ones. Caregivers also find the group helpful...they also need a strong community of support. Caregivers often feel overwhelmed with their role and find strength in learning from others about how to better cope. I am always moved by how strong of an impact this group has on members, as meaningful bonds are quickly created. Both patients and caregivers say how hopeful and genuinely supported they feel after coming to the group, and feel they have the courage to face challenges, large and small. I hope that I've given you an idea of what this support group looks like and how it might benefit you as a form of support. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 415-793-9643. Thank you.
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Bill Spurgeon's Prostate Cancer Story
 
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Provided by Alta Bates Summit Medical Center's Oncology Center of Excellence located in the San Francisco East Bay Area with permission of the Department of Defense. The CDMRP is a program that I was very surprised even existed. I was delighted to find out that the Department of Defense had this program that is directly supporting patients like myself. I was probably highly genetically predisposed to prostate cancer. My dad was quite old when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer because he was of that class of rugged individuals who didn't like going to the doctor. He was a world war 2 veteran and being the rugged individual that he was he said, well Will, at least it wasn't gonorrhea. I remember sitting there at his bedside basically saying goodbye to him and thinking to myself no matter what, I have got to avoid contracting this disease. I am young, I was about age 48, I am young, I have time, I watch my weight, I watch my diet, I will get DREs, I get PSAs. I vowed to myself that I wouldn't get in his shoes. But yet while I was saying goodbye to him my PSA was all ready rising, it was probably above 3. So, after I was diagnosed with prostate cancer it became, it was a rather challenging several weeks for me trying to understand the impact of this diagnosis. And what the options for treatments were. I felt overwhelmed, saturated, totally directionless with regard to next steps. And then it dawned on me that one of the best ways to get directions would be to reach out to support organizations like Alta Bates Summit Medical Center's Markstein Center. They specialize in dealing with overwhelmed newly diagnosed patients like me. So I walked in the door and an hour later I walked out with 3 or 4 good options for treatment and a couple of names of individuals to call who had been in my shoes. As I progressed through my journey with examining the various options and educating myself, the hospital asked me if I would be interested in participating in peer review with this government sponsored organization called the CDMRP. I didn't know anything about it, so I just used the same resource skills that I had applied to understanding prostate cancer. Found out about this CDMRP and the DOD's involvement in it. Gosh this sounds fascinating 'cause it took what I already had learned about this disease, the various options of this disease, and simply expanded on, would expand on that in doing peer review and in the process, something very important to me, I could help other men. One of the things that really, excites me is to see the passion that the clinicians, the researchers, the bio-ethicists, and the bio-statisticians bring to their work. And something about being in the review panel rooms and palpably feeling the excitement passion and excitement that they feel in their research gives me increased hope that we really will be able to defeat this disease in the near term. I am continuously reminded that there is another generation, the young generation of young men who are coming up and these are the guys that I hope and pray don't have to worry about prostate cancer as they grow older. And the PCRP is well positioned to help every one of them. So somebody like my son, he knows that he is predisposed to this disease, starting at about age 35 it would be great if research could develop a non-invasive test for him to use to check his status. My participation means to me personally hope, and it's a message of hope that I want to bring back to my constituency of fellow survivors. I run a couple of support groups at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center that is responsible for 250 -- 300 men. And any time that they receive a solid message of hope, that is a message that is so gratefully received. It was welling of compassion for my sick dad, kind of a frustration that I couldn't help him, that propelled me to want to do more in a support group. Many of the men in the support group are 20 years older than me and are suffering. If I can add value to one of their lives, in a way they are kind of a surrogate for my father. You see that I can do something good for them that I couldn't do for my dad. And I figure that is not quite as good as helping my dad but it is pretty close.
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Standards of Performance: Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
 
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Alta Bates Summit Medical Center is proud of its outstanding employees and we'd love you to consider joining our team! If you have already submitted an application or resume for a job with us, or if you are considering employment at our medical center, please review our Pre-Hire Orientation and Standards of Performance videos. In each, you will learn more about our performance expectations and quality standards for our employees.
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Virtual Tour of the Comprehensive Cancer Center
 
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The Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Comprehensive Cancer Center is located in Berkeley, California at 2001 Dwight Way, between Shattuck Avenue and Milvia. In addition to our primary radiation therapy facility, we have a second radiation therapy facility at the Alta Bates Campus at 2450 Ashby Avenue in Berkeley
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Laparoscopic Surgery for Colorectal Cancer
 
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Surgery is the most common form of treatment for colorectal cancer. Thanks to advances in surgical technology, I, as a surgeon at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, have an alternative to the traditional open surgery, advanced laparoscopic surgery. Advanced laparoscopic surgery allows me to perform complex colorectal surgeries that minimize the pain and risk associated with surgery while improving recovery time and leading to better clinical outcomes.
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Tomotherapy for Prostate Cancer Treatment
 
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Tomotherapy is a new technology that allows us to deliver radiation treatments with more precision. At Alta Bates Summit Medical Center we are able to use this precision and treat patients with cancer, specifically, patients with prostate cancer. By shaping the radiation beam around the prostate we are able to deliver the radiation precisely to the prostate and avoid important structures that surround the prostate. More precise treatments mean patients are able to get through their radiation treatments with minimal side affects. Alta Bates Summit and Tomotherapy, precisely what you need.
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