A FREE Live Webcast on May 14
During a live webcast on Wednesday, May 14 from 7 to 7:30 p.m., Christopher Kalhorn, MD, andFernando Pagan, MD, will be available to answer your questions about movement disorders, and their medical management, treatment, evaluation and surgical options, including deep brain stimulation, (DBS).

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Learn More about Living Donor Kidney Donation
Find out how you can benefit from a living donor kidney transplant during a live webcast on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

Category : Transplant ,

James Spies, MD
Society of Interventional Radiology Names James B. Spies as President
ames B. Spies, M.D., MPH, FSIR, chair, Department of Radiology at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and professor of radiology at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C., assumed office as the Society of Interventional Radiology’s 2014–15 president during the society’s 39th Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego.

Category : Cancer , Women’s services ,

Prostate Embolization
Prostate Embolization Studied at Georgetown for Most Common Prostate Problem in Men
Physicians at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and Georgetown University Medical Center have just begun to study the safety and effectiveness of prostate artery embolization (PAE) in men with enlarged prostate glands and urinary obstruction. The condition is called benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH and, according to the National Institutes of Health, occurs in more than half of men in their 60s and 90 percent of men in their 70s and 80s.

Category : Cancer , Innovation ,

“Tongue Tie” Procedure for Newborns Helps Alleviate Breastfeeding Pain for Mom
Dr. Harley, who has performed more than a thousand tongue tie procedures, says about ten percent of babies born each year need a frenulectomy. Infants who are one day old can have the procedure, but the average age of a patient is two to three weeks. Before each frenulectomy, Dr. Harley’s team completes a comprehensive evaluation of the mother and baby to determine if there could be other issues.

Category : Pediatrics , Women’s services ,

“Mobi-C” Device
MedStar Georgetown First in Washington, D.C. to Perform Two Level Artificial Disc Replacement in the Cervical Spine
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital became the first center in Washington, D.C. today to perform a two level artificial disc replacement in a patient’s neck. The hour and a half operation was performed on a 44 year-old Fairfax woman who has suffered with numbness in her arms and severe daily headaches after a car accident in 2007 caused herniated discs in her cervical spine.

Category : Neurosciences , Orthopaedics and sports medicine ,

Cal Matsumoto, MD honor
Transplant Surgeon Awarded Combat Action Badge for Recent Service in Afghanistan
Transplant surgeon Cal Matsumoto, MD, director of Small Bowel Transplantation, as well as the Center for Intestinal Care and Transplant at the MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute has received the US Army Combat Action Badge for his service while under attack in Afghanistan.

Category : Transplant ,

New Imaging Technology Enhances Prostate Care
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is one of only four hospitals in the nation to offer a powerful new technology in the fight against prostate cancer.

Category : Cancer , Innovation ,

Prestigious Magnet® Designation Bestowed to Nursing Program at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital—For the Third Time
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital proudly announces it has achieved Magnet® designation for the third consecutive time by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). MedStar Georgetown joins just 71 other institutions or fewer than seven percent of hospitals nationwide, to be recognized by the Magnet Recognition Program® three times in a row.

Category : Healthcare industry , MedStar in the community , Nursing , Quality and Patient Safety ,

Reducing Lung Cancer Mortality: MedStar Georgetown Puts National Study Findings Into Practice
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is one of 33 major medical centers that participated in National Lung Screening Trial. Armed with this clinical data, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital launched a large and comprehensive lung cancer CT screening program in the region — one of the first of its kind in the country.

Category : Cancer ,