Community Regional Medical Center


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Hand Surgery

James Edwards came to Community Regional Medical Center to seek help for his hand. He could not move his two middle fingers from an accident with scissors. Dr. Kent Yamaguchi, a plastic surgeon for Community Medical Centers, worked to repair Edwards’ cut tendons in his hand.

Healthcare Heroes episode 1016.2.

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ER Doc

Loss of taste and numbness brought one patient to the emergency department at Community Regional to see Dr. Jim Comes. And another patient complains of chest pains and head injury.

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Spine Surgery

See how spine surgery helps Frank Miramontes live more normally and without pain.

Healthcare Heroes episode #1015.1.

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Delicate Delivery

A fourth C-section means a delicate delivery for mom and new baby Falcon. Stefanie and Abel Falcon are having their ninth child.

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Spine surgery helps man in pain

Frank Miramontes of Visalia was living with almost unbearable pain because of degenerative discs in his spine. Bone spurs on the discs added to his pain and he felt his quality of life was suffering when he was unable to work or get around.

The pain led him to neurosurgeon Adam Brant, who performed spine surgery that changed Miramontes’ life.

World's smallest heart pump used for first time in Valley

Tim Volk, a 51-year-old ex-Marine and nuclear engineer, was facing the prospect of a risky third open heart surgery after blockages were again found in arteries leading to his heart. But cardiologist Bipin Joshi offered him another choice with a new technology – the “Impella” or world’s smallest heart pump.

Community Regional offers Valley’s only primary stroke program

Dr. Tanya Warwick is passionate about limiting the effects of strokes on her patients – and it only takes one conversation to figure that out.

Dr. Warwick leads a team of specialists at Community Regional Medical Center, which recently earned the Gold Seal of Approval ™ from the Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers.


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Swallow Study

Speech pathologist Brenna Hughes performs a video swallow study to reveal specific problems Kevin Tredway has after a stroke.

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Time saved, brain saved

Time lost is brain lost – that’s what the specialists at Community Regional Medical Center’s stroke unit say. But for patient Kevin Tredway, time saved was brain saved, and he let Healthcare Heroes viewers get a glimpse of his recovery process.

Patients live with and manage congestive heart failure

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: