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Cardiac surgeon Peter Birnbaum hopes to spark an interest in medicine with hands on experience, letting students poke and prod a real heart. For the past few years he’s brought in his staff from Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital and several fresh cow hearts to Clovis West High School in Fresno to give anatomy lessons.
Increasingly, countries with government-run health care or a more socialized medical system are recognizing bariatric surgery is a cost-effective treatment that improves lives and longevity, said Dr. Kelvin Higa, director of Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital’s bariatric program and a frequent lecturer internationally.
It’s been a few months since Carl Booker’s cath lab procedure was filmed by nationally-syndicated reality TV show Healthcare Heroes. Dr. Bipin Joshi performed the catheter procedure in September to help Booker’s congestive heart failure. Now Booker is able to get around better and is doing well.
To learn more about how to live with congestive heart failure, read on:
Learn about a Valley program that is making it possible for underprivileged students to reach their dreams of becoming doctors.Back to Videos
Former Stand-Up Comedian turned OB/GYN, Doctor Pam Emeney, gives sit-down talk to teens.Back to Videos
Meet a woman who has become an inspiration to others battling breast cancer while battling crime throughout Fresno County. Sheriff Margaret Mims speaks to MedWatch about being a breast cancer survivor.Back to Videos
A Valley physician is gaining world-wide attention by educating others about revision bariatric surgery. MedWatch talks with Dr. Kelvin Higa and a patient who says this procedure helped get her going in the right direction.Back to Videos
Two very special Community Medical Centers nurses are leading the way as they bring bariatric specialty to the ValleyBack to Videos
Congestive heart failure is one of the leading causes of hospitalization and emergency room readmission. See how Community is helping Valley residents beat out heart failure.Back to Videos
Whether you enjoy water sports, hiking or camping, mountain recreation offers plenty of entertaining activities. But fun can quickly turn into tragedy if you’re not careful.Back to Videos