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Surgeons at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, where 5,000 Whipple procedures have been performed since 1980, are now applying a minimally invasive approach to this operation, in select patients. “We are now routinely removing tumors safely with smaller incisions using the laparoscopic and robotic approaches,” says surgical oncologist Matthew Weiss.Read More
Coupled with surgery to reduce spasticity and improve motor function in children with cerebral palsy, a team approach — involving pediatric neurosurgeons and neurologists, anesthesiologists, intensivists, orthopaedic surgeons and physiatrists — is increasing the likelihood of good outcomes.
Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) involves flooding the peritoneal cavity with a warm chemotherapy solution.
Clinicians at the Johns Hopkins Multiple Gestation Clinic are teaming up with doctors at the Johns Hopkins Center for Fetal Therapy to improve outcomes for mothers — and their babies — involved in high risk pregnancies.
The Liver Transplant program of the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center has the highest patient survival rate in the mid-Atlantic region and the best one-year patient and graft survival rates in Maryland.