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Robotic Thyroid Surgery Now Offered at Nebraska Medicine

  After being diagnosed with thyroid cancer, 24-year-old Katie O’Callaghan of Hastings, Nebraska, underwent a robotic thyroidectomy at Nebraska Medicine. The incision was made behind her earlobe.  Katie O’Callaghan was working the checkout line at her parents’ grocery store in Hastings, Nebraska, when a customer noticed a lump on O’Callaghan’s neck. The 24 year old, […]

Unique Treatment Crafted for Multiple Myeloma Patient

Muhamed Baljevic, MD, is seen with patient Vincenzo Neri. Dr. Baljevic and his team were able to respect his religious beliefs and perform a bloodless stem cell transplant. For the first time at Nebraska Medicine, a bloodless stem cell transplant has been performed on a Jehovah’s Witness. “I’m surprised, excited, relieved and thankful they respected […]

WATCHMAN Device Offers Breakthrough Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation Patients

After suffering five strokes in a matter of months, Tom Keeling and his wife Sandy began to wonder if life would ever be normal again. The 65-year-old Keeling suffered from a type of irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation can lead to the formation of dangerous clots that increase your risk for stroke. Keeling’s […]

Dr. Zhen Named an American Society for Radiation Oncology Fellow

Weining “Ken” Zhen, MD Weining “Ken” Zhen, MD, radiation oncologist at Nebraska Medicine and professor of radiation oncology at UNMC, has been named an American Society for Radiation Oncology Fellow. The society is the world’s largest society for radiation oncology professionals. The ASTRO Fellows designation, or FASTRO, honors individuals who have significantly added to the […]

First Leukemia Patient Receives CAR T-cell Therapy at Nebraska Medicine

John Stenike has been fighting cancer since the age of 12. Now he and his family have new hope with this new therapy that uses a patient’s modified white blood cells to fight the cancer. John is a patient of hematologist/oncologist Krishna Gundabolu, MBBS.  At the age of 12, John Steinke started his first full-time […]

U.S. News Ranks Nebraska Medical Center as the Best Hospital in Nebraska

U.S. News & World Report evaluates nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide to come up with their annual list of Best Hospitals. And once again, for the seventh straight year, Nebraska Medical Center is the No. 1 rated hospital in the state. Additionally, the Nebraska Medical Center Gynecology Program received a national ranking, the only hospital in […]

Nebraska Medical Center Earns Chest Pain Accreditation

Nebraska Medical Center has again earned full accreditation as a Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention) from the American College of Cardiology (ACC). The designation is awarded based on a rigorous on-site evaluation of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack. PCI is […]

New Radioactive Cancer Drug Available at Nebraska Medicine

Marilyn Cody became the first Nebraska Medicine patient to receive Lutathera, a newly approved radioactive cancer drug, which is flown in from Italy. Marilyn Cody loves being outside on her 400-acre farm and hopes her new cancer drug treatment will allow her to continue to mow and garden. Marilyn Cody may be one of the […]

Enhancing Sexual Health After Cancer

Christopher Deibert, MD, urological surgeon Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be difficult for anyone to endure. But even after treatment is over, some people may still have to deal with the lingering health effects that cancer treatments may cause. Cancer can dramatically change a person’s life. It can affect your self-image. It can physically change your body’s […]

Pancreas Disease Program Expands beyond Omaha Metro

Luciano Vargas, MD The Pancreas Disease Program continues to grow and is now expanding outside of the greater Omaha metro. Patients in Hastings, Nebraska, and the surrounding area, can receive expert and specialized care for complex hepatobiliary diseases at the Nebraska Medicine Liver and Pancreas Diseases Clinic at Mary Lanning Healthcare. Surgical director, Luciano Vargas, […]

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