Surgery

What's a P.A.?

Physician assistants are a valuable resource when it comes to patient care at Community Medical Centers. However, not many people know what this job entails and what a P.A. does. Here's a little insight into the job and how our P.A.s work to give our patients the best of care.


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What's a P.A.?

Physician assistants are a valuable resource when it comes to patient care at Community Medical Centers. However, not many people know what this job entails and what a P.A. does. Here's a little insight into the job and how our P.A.s work to give our patients the best of care.

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New test for patients at Fresno Heart & Surgical

It’s not common knowledge, but when it comes to surgery, knowing your blood volume could be critical. Until recently there hasn’t been a quick or easy way to measure blood volumes right before surgery.

FAQ

Q. Will I need to have Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) after my hysterectomy?

A. It depends on your age and ovarian status. After a hysterectomy, most women take hormones until their early fifties, but the number drops to about 10% after that. The decision for or against HRT is an individual one, and your surgeon will help you make that choice.


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Bariatric Conference

For a third year in a row, more than 30 surgeons from around the nation and from overseas came to Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital to learn the latest techniques in bariatric revision surgery from pioneers in bariatric and metabolic surgery. Since the surgical technique has been around several decades, more and more patients with more historical surgeries are considering resurgery.

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Patient travels from Mexico to have bariatric revision

Librado Heredia Villegar has a complicated bariatric history – too complicated for his local surgeon in Ensenada, Mexico, who recommended Dr. Kelvin Higa at Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital.


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Beating Heart Surgery

Dr. Pervais Chaudhry performs beating heart surgery on Ray Plymale, who is at high risk for a heart attack or stroke.

Healthcare Heroes episode #1007.4

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Hip Replacement

Greg Rogers has severe pain in his left hip and is having trouble doing everyday activities. Can Dr. Kevin Lester fix his patients' hip and get him back on his feet?

Healthcare Heroes episode #1009.2

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Bariatric Patient

Librado Heredia Villegar flew from his home in Ensenada Mexico to have bariatric surgery at Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital. Dr. Kelvin Higa performed his advanced revisional weight-loss surgery laparoscopically and now Villegar is back to doing the things he loves.

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da Vinci Robot

The da Vinci robot helps Dr. Yuk-Yuen Leung remove Joseph Leonard's prostate when he's diagnosed with cancer.

Healthcare Heroes episode #1010.2.

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