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Physician Update - Physician Update Fall 2012
Physician Update Fall 2012
Hopkins begins a new approach to achalasia
It’s come full circle. At the close of the historic Hopkins procedure, visiting Japanese surgeon Haruhiro Inoue (far left), first to apply NOTES for achalasia to patients, stands beside Anthony Kalloo, the approach’s pioneer.
Articles in this Issue
Johns Hopkins begins a new approach to treating achalasia.
For women in need of breast reconstruction, Johns Hopkins offers an array of options that do not involve removing muscle from the abdominal wall or elsewhere.
A single-incision laparoscopic operation for hysterectomy allows for quicker recovery, no obvious scar and a low risk of complication.
Brain cancers, particularly gliomas, are some of the most difficult to treat, but Johns Hopkins is on track to begin three clinical trials testing glioma vaccines.
A behavioral-based approach to treating Tourette's syndrome is lasting and without side effects.
Johns Hopkins offers a minimally invasive way to treat patients with chronic mesenteric ischemia, normally unlikely candidates for an open operation, using covered stents.