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New Minimally Invasive Procedure Provides Significant Results for Obese Patients

New Minimally Invasive Procedure Provides Significant Results for Obese Patients A new noninvasive bariatric procedure that can be performed endoscopically has been approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and is available to patients at the Bariatrics Center at Nebraska Medicine. The Orbera® intragastric balloon is providing obese patients with another option to achieve significant […]

Melanoma on the Rise

Early Detection and Staging of Melanoma is Key to Successful Outcomes Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. While melanoma accounts for only one percent of skin cancer cases, it is responsible for the majority of skin cancer related deaths. Nicole De Rosa, MD The incidence of melanoma has been steadily increasing for at […]

Revolutionary Cancer Care that’s the Right Care for Your Patient

  When you have a patient who has been diagnosed with cancer, you want to make sure he or she is not only receiving the best and most cutting-edge care, but also the right care. Roger Belohlavy is a case in point. Belohlavy was critically ill. All treatments for his acute lymphoblastic leukemia had failed. […]

Making Impressions from the Feet Up

David Mercer, MD’s, sock collection has taken on a life of its own. It’s just another way he can connect on a personal level with his patients. David Mercer, MD, has a special bond with young Garrett McKinney. McKinney was a patient in the Intestinal Rehabilitation Program and graduated from the feeding therapy program at […]

Cardiac Anesthesiologists Expand Surgery Options for Cardiac Patients

Cardiac patients who need other types of surgical procedures are often denied surgery due to the risks and complexity of their cases. But that is no longer the case at Nebraska Medicine. Sasha Shillcutt, MD Cardiac anesthesiologists have specialized training in monitoring the function of the heart during surgery using advanced cardiac monitoring tools called […]

Training Exercise for Highly Infectious Patient Transport

U.S. State Department Training Exercise Involved 5 Aircraft and 11 Mock Patients In the April 12 drill, one mock patient is seen arriving in a Gulfstream jet operated by Phoenix Air for the U.S. State Department. The Nebraska Biocontainment Unit was one of five treatment centers that received patients during a practice drill organized by […]

Patient Pays it Forward

  Mike Wohlhutter is seen holding his new grandchild after receiving a double lung transplant at Nebraska Medicine. After receiving a double lung transplant at Nebraska Medicine, Mike Wohlhutter of Harlan, Iowa, is paying it forward. “This whole deal is just awesome,” says Wohlhutter. “There are no words to describe how grateful I am.” For […]

Scientists Achieve Research Milestone with Parkinson’s Disease

The three key people on the phase I clinical trial were (left-right) Howard Gendelman, MD, Pamela Santamaria, MD, and R. Lee Mosley, PhD. In an early phase human clinical trial, researchers at UNMC tested a drug that transforms the immune system for diagnostic and therapeutic gain in Parkinson’s disease (PD). The medicine was proven safe […]

Patient Shares Lung Cancer Journey

As a lifelong non-smoker, Susan Eldridge was shocked to learn she had lung cancer. “I didn’t have any symptoms and thought I was pretty healthy,” says Eldridge. “But I started having some abdominal pain, and when they took a scan of my abdomen, they clipped part of my lung – which showed a tumor on […]

Transplant Patient Celebrates Birthday with Special Visitors

  Star Wars characters stormed the west atrium at the Durham Outpatient Center Feb. 10 to help Kylie Bush celebrate her 11th birthday. In December 2016, Kylie Bush had a small intestine, liver and pancreas transplant.   For years, Kylie Bush’s name was on the waiting list for a triple-organ transplant. At a young age, […]

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