Category Archives: surgery

Photojournalist spotlights patients in series of films

A child without hair reaches inquisitive fingers to the strings of a guitar during a “music therapy” session. A man with kidney failure tears up when his sister — “she’s my everything,” he describes — offers her healthy kidney for … Continue reading

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‘Upstate Answers’ question on funerals after organ donation

Q: “When somebody in my family dies, we have an open casket at the calling hours. If I sign up to be an organ donor, can I still have an open casket when my time comes?” –Tim Jones of Syracuse … Continue reading

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Surgical implant helps patients achieve bowel control

When the trauma of delivery damages the anal sphincter muscle in new mothers, Margaret Plocek, MD routinely makes surgical repairs. Her older patients presented more of a challenge. They would come seeking help to her office at Colon Rectal Associates … Continue reading

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Cancer someday or diabetes now? Surgeon has pancreas removed to beat the cancer odds

  Dr. David Halleran, MD faced a decision similar to the one Angelina Jolie made earlier this year. The actress had a double mastectomy because of a genetic predisposition to breast cancer. The doctor elected to have his pancreas removed … Continue reading

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A surgeon reveals 5 reasons he loves soccer

By Jiri Bem, MD 1. Soccer colored my childhood. “When you grow up with soccer (known outside of the United States as futbol), you get to understand the game better, and you appreciate the finesse of it much better than … Continue reading

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