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Veronika Meyer Climbs Everest After Heart Valve Surgery

Category: Chest Wall and Sternal reconstruction When Veronika Meyer reached the top of the world at 4 a.m. Wednesday (Nepalese time), she tried to retrieve her camera, tucked near her chest. But her snowsuit zipper had frozen shut, so a fellow climber took some snaps instead. Luckily Veronika Meyer’s mechanical heart valve – made by(…)

Transmyocardial Revascularization

This procedure is used to treat severe chest pain (angina) that continues despite previous surgery or procedures to resolve it. It is minimally invasive and involves the use of the da Vinci Robotic system. A laser is used to make channels in the heart muscle to create new blood pathways entering the heart. Because the(…)


This is the surgical removal of the thymus gland to aid in the treatment of Myasthenia Gravis. It may be months or even years before the patient’s immune system adjusts and symptoms are controlled. Medication is used to control symptoms in the meantime. A thymectomy may also be performed to remove tumors of the thymus(…)

Endovascular Repair of descending Thoracic Aneurysms

This is a minimally invasive procedure to prevent aneurysm rupture. Your surgeon will insert an endoprosthetic device similar to a collapsible mesh tube through a small puncture in a leg artery. The prosthetic will be advanced to the site of the aneurysm where it is deployed in place. Blood will now flow freely through the prosthetic decreasing pressure on the surrounding arterial walls thereby minimizing aneursym rupture.