Urology

Dialysis: Providing a life-saving service

A machine keeps Charles Lewis alive. For 12 hours each week – every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday – Lewis treks to Community Medical Centers’ outpatient dialysis center on the campus of Community Regional Medical Center where a hemodialysis dialysis machine filters toxins from his blood. Sometimes his treatments last as long as five hours.

“It’s like going to a part-time job.” Lewis said.

High-tech communication tool helps patients’ understanding

Benjamin J. Steinberg D.O. found when explaining complicated surgical procedures of gynecological problems to his patients that words weren’t enough – especially for patients who might not be proficient in English or have a great understanding of the body’s structures. So Dr. Steinberg turned to a new tool – interactive computer animation -- for help communicating complex diagnosis and anatomy.


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CyberKnife

Prostate cancer patient Robert Steinman receives knifeless surgery from CyberKnife as Dr. Douglas Wong monitors the procedure.

Healthcare Heroes episode #1011.3

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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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