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Effective Parkinson’s Management Requires Comprehensive Care by Multidisciplinary Team

Danish Bhatti, MD The needs of Parkinson’s patients are very diverse and become even more complex as the disease progresses. “If we can get to them early on, we can initiate changes that are so important in making meaningful impact,” says Danish Bhatti, MD, neurologist and co-director of the Parkinson’s Disease Clinic at Nebraska Medicine, along […]

One of the Largest Living-Donor Kidney Transplant Chains

Nine Donors and Nine Recipients Meet Face-to-face for the First Time All 18 donors and recipients attended the June 8 press conference. Fourteen weeks after being part of the largest internal living-donor kidney transplant chain in Nebraska history, 18 people from different cities, states and backgrounds met face-to-face for the first time. The week of […]

Bariatric Surgery: A Growing Solution for Obesity

Obesity is a national health issue in this country with more than one third of all U.S. adults considered to be overweight. Bariatric surgery has become a growing solution for obese individuals. “For many obese individuals, surgery provides the most effective long-term solution for weight loss when other methods have failed,” says Vishal Kothari, MD, […]

Nebraska Medicine Announces Availability of Breakthrough New Treatment for Patients with Peripheral Artery Disease

Nebraska Medicine is among the first in the United States to offer a new treatment recently cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to provide relief for patients suffering from the painful symptoms of peripheral artery disease, or PAD – a condition caused by a build-up of plaque that blocks blood flow in […]

From Transplant to the NICU, Family Relies on Nebraska Medicine

Phil Sauvageau (pictured in black) visits his daughter and grandson in the NICU at Nebraska Medicine. For the Sauvageau family, “Serious Medicine. Extraordinary Care.” isn’t just a slogan. They’ve witnessed it time and time again at Nebraska Medicine. On January 24, 2016, Phil Sauvageau received the first lung transplant with Nebraska Medicine’s reignited program. For […]

My Doctor, My Friend

Galen Furstenau is a retired farmer from Tilden, Nebraska. Finding a doctor you trust is a relief. Finding a doctor who becomes your friend is rewarding. Finding a doctor who saves your life is invaluable. Fortunately, I was able to find all three in the same person – James Armitage, MD, an oncologist/hematologist at Nebraska Medicine. My relationship with Dr. […]

Why Nebraska Medicine for Pancreatic Cancer Care?

Play Pancreatic cancer can be difficult to detect and diagnose. Nebraska Medicine has a team of specialists experienced in treating pancreatic cancer and a variety of other pancreas-related illnesses. They will arm you with the ideal treatment plan for you. Why Nebraska Medicine for Pancreatic Cancer Care? Expertise We have cancer doctors who specialize in treating pancreatic […]

Biden: ‘I Hope Other Institutions Follow Your Lead’

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden called the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center a “remarkable facility” during Tuesday’s dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new facility. “I’m not sure I can fulfill what I feel in my heart about the commitment all of you have made to deal with this dreaded disease,” he told […]

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 […]

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