Category Archives: surgery

Healing helpers: Humor, acceptance, positive attitude

By Jim Howe As Patty Agne navigated the pain, uncertainty and odd moments of her experience with breast cancer, she found that her attitude was key. Her attitude helped her: * keep a sense of humor. When her hair was … Continue reading

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Upstate welcomes Gould, Masoud to region’s first stroke team

Joining Central New York’s first and only comprehensive stroke center are two physicians with expertise in interventional clot retrieval. The addition of Graham Gould, MD, and Hesham Masoud, MBBCh, strengthens the team of professionals who provide round-the-clock stroke care at … Continue reading

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Endoscopic surgery leaves salivary gland intact, no scars

People in need of salivary gland surgery have more options, thanks to a new ear, nose and throat surgeon on staff at Upstate. Mark Marzouk, MD, the chief of the division of head and neck oncologic surgery, is one of … Continue reading

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Cellphone-assisted diagnosis saved a newborn, guided a career

Rahul Dudhani, MD, remembers when he was new to Syracuse and had a chance – but influential – encounter in June 2012 at Café Kubal. He was a few weeks away from starting his surgical training at Upstate, and enjoying a … Continue reading

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Minimally invasive laser surgery targets excess tissue while leaving prostate intact

An enlarged prostate can affect the flow of a man’s urine and create urgency and frequency issues that can impact his daily activities and sleep. Medications are often prescribed, but they may only offer temporary relief and intolerable side effects. … Continue reading

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Family supports one another through weight loss surgery

The most successful weight loss surgery patients surround themselves with people who have had the surgery, are following the new way of eating and can support the post-operative lifestyle. Sometimes these veteran patients are found within hospital support groups. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Here’s the summer Upstate Health magazine

Summer for many Central New Yorkers means getting outdoors, whether at amusement parks, on lakes or beaches, or in back yards. The summer issue of Upstate Health magazine features two nurses who kayak every chance they get. We also look … Continue reading

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A defensive move: Removing the ovaries before cancer develops

BY SUSAN KEETER The day my mother spiked a fever, we had no idea it was a symptom of ovarian cancer and that we would lose her just seven weeks later. Looking back, the only other possible symptom had been … Continue reading

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What you need to know about second opinions

A variety of doctors at Upstate care for patients who are diagnosed with cancer. We tapped some of them to share insights on second opinions. Here’s what they had to say: 1. You don’t need my permission to get a … Continue reading

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Surgical services featured in July Physicians Practice

The July issue of Physicians Practice magazine gives a glimpse of the services available at Upstate. It’s written for physicians who work throughout the Central New York region, but much of the information is of interest to the community at large. … Continue reading

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