Category Archives: surgery

Should you be tested for hepatitis C?

Hepatitis C, the most common blood-borne infection in the United States, is one of the viruses that can cause cancer — and the majority of people who are infected don’t know it. The virus causes a chronic liver infection that … Continue reading

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Sneak peek of fall 2014 ‘Upstate Health’

Coming soon to waiting rooms throughout the Upstate campus is the fall issue of Upstate Health magazine. The cover features living donor transplant coordinator Ellen Havens with a man who donated his healthy kidney to his father. Click on the … Continue reading

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Would you give a kidney to a stranger?

He was about to turn 30 and feeling blessed. He had a great family, a solid support system, and he had found a way to help someone. A woman at the man’s church had severe kidney disease and was on … Continue reading

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A life-saving gesture: Son donates kidney to father

Brandon Hudson acts like it was nothing. His father, Timothy Hudson sometimes has to pause. The 56-year-old Syracuse man is rendered speechless, overwhelmed by emotion, when he recalls how Brandon donated to him one of his healthy kidneys. “I was … Continue reading

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Facebook connection brings family to Upstate from Turkey for rare surgery

Many Facebook connections provide a quick diversion or fun way to stay in touch. Sometimes the social network makes a connection that does more — by improving someone’s life. A mother in Istanbul joined a Facebook group for parents of children … Continue reading

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News, happenings around Upstate Medical University

You may recall that four runners from Upstate were invited to compete in the JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge in London this summer for the 3.5-mile championship race. They sent a group post card – a cut-out of Queen Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Surgeon specializes in treating diabetics

People who have diabetes are at increased risk of lower leg amputation. The disease may diminish blood flow and sensation in their feet, and it may impair vision, so any wound is not readily apparent. Then because their immune system … Continue reading

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Which surgery provides best long-term outcome for kidney cancer?

Used to be, when surgery was recommended for kidney cancer, surgeons would remove an entire kidney. Now research shows patients fare better 10 years after surgery if the operation removes just the tumors. It makes for a trickier operation, but … Continue reading

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Upstate Answers: How soon will stem cells treat orthopedic injuries?

Q (from reader, Sally White of Syracuse) Studies are underway in other countries, and a couple in the United States using a product that helps with regenerating one’s injured knee. The procedure uses both your own stem cells and umbilical stem … Continue reading

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Assemblyman Roberts: Growing up down the street from Upstate

Assemblymember Sam Roberts’ brown leather Park-Brannock shoe may still be buried under Upstate University Hospital on East Adams Street in Syracuse. How did it get there? It was the early 1960s. Sam Roberts and his mother had walked from their … Continue reading

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