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Discover Remarkable: At the Heart of Medicine Television Shows

Discover Remarkable Videos   These are the real stories of the patients, medical and support teams of Saint Joseph Mercy Health System whose lives intersect for a brief moment in time to achieve remarkable outcomes. Follow patients as they journey from diagnosis to treatment and recovery; and meet the teams who make it all happen. View all videos >>

WXYZ Television Segments

Dr. G. Victor Gibson   XP Preserving Knee with Dr. Gibson
G. Victor Gibson, DO, discusses the latest in knee replacement surgery: XP Preserving Knee, and the benefits of such technology - which includes preserving the ACL.
     
Patient and Lila   Kim's Experience with Fecal Transplant
Hear a patient's life changing transformation after a fecal transplant to cure C. difficile, or C. diff.
     
Dr. Gunaratnam and Dr. Moudgal   Fecal Transplant with Dr. Moudgal and Dr. Gunaratnam
Listen in as Dr. Naresh Gunaratnam and Dr. Varsha Moudgal explain a groundbreaking procedure – a fecal transplant – to cure C. difficile (C. diff).
     
Dr. Moudgal   Fecal Transplant with Dr. Moudgal
Infectious diseases specialist, Dr. Varsha Moudgal, explains C. diff, its symptoms and groundbreaking new treatment offered at St. Joe's.
     
  Sleep Apnea with Dr. Hoff
Watch this video to learn more about a groundbreaking procedure to potentially cure sleep apnea - with a da Vinci robot! Dr. Paul Hoff is a robotic surgeon, explains the procedure in this segment.
     
  Heart Catheterization with Dr. Aronow
Heart catheterization is a common procedure that doctors are now performing through the wrist instead of the groin. Listen in as Interventional Cardiologist, Dr. Herb Aronow discusses the benefits of this procedure.
     
  Bariatric Surgery with Dr. Zeni
Bariatric surgery is a successful and proven way for people who are morbidly obese to lose weight and regain their health. Bariatric surgeon, Dr. Tallal Zeni, discusses the options for bariatric surgery and patient Lori Ward shares her success story.
     
  Body Contouring with Dr. Hing
Are you battling excess skin after significant weight loss? Watch this segment to learn more about body contouring and how doctors at St. Joe's, including Dr. David Hing, can help. Call 800-231-2211 to find a physician.
   
CyberKnife with Dr. Sahijdak
You've just found out you have early stage lung cancer and you're not fit for surgery. This could be the answer, the CyberKnife. Watch the video to learn more.
 
  Senior ERSM Experience
Saint Joseph Mercy Health System provides specialized emergency care for seniors in all eight of its facilities in the region. This 30 second clip describes a senior patient's experience.
     
  Robotic Hysterectomy
For women in child bearing years, uterine fibroid tumors are a common problem requiring surgery, sometimes even a hysterectomy. Not anymore. Listen to Dr. Archer as she describes how robotic surgery has taken surgery to the next level.
     
  Robotic Colorectal Surgery
It's the third leading cancer killer, colorectal cancer. Doctors are St. Joe's are pioneering new treatments. Dr. Cleary, a colorectal surgeon now uses a robot to treat colon cancer and talks about its functionality.
     
  Robotic Gynecologic Surgery
Women have 600,000 hysterectomies done every year, the vast majority in this country are still done through open abdominal incisions, but now there's another option. Dr. Deenadayalu describes how women are getting back to their lives faster with robotic surgery.
     
  Robotic Prostatectomy
It's a frightening diagnosis for a man, prostate cancer. It used to mean a large incision in the abdomen to remove the tumor, but now there is a new option using robotic surgery. Listen to Dr. Solomon describe how this new technique is transforming how people deal with prostate cancer.
     
  Robotic Cardiac Surgery
Now you can have what was known as open heart surgery without ever opening your chest. Listen to Dr. Sood, a cardio-thoracic surgeon, as he describes how he is able to perform a major operation, but in a minimally invasive way.
     
  Breast Reconstruction
In this segment, Dr. Richard Beil discusses immediate breast reconstruction, which is reconstruction done at the same time as the breast removal. This procedure uses women's own belly tissue to reconstruct a breast, and allows her to leave the hospital with both procedures done at once.
     
  Breast Reconstruction Post Mastectomy
Some breast cancers require women to have one or both breasts removed. Watch this segment to meet a patient who had her breast removed and during the same procedure, had her breast reconstructed using her own tissue for a more natural effect.
     
  Minimally Invasive daVinci® Hysterectomy
Hysterectomy is a big decision, but no longer does it have to be a major surgical procedure. Listen to Dr. Paul Corsi explain why robot-assisted surgery using with the da Vinci may be the most effective, least invasive treatment option for you.
     
  CyberKnife
The CyberKnife is revolutionary cancer fighting technology that offers patients new hope and options for care. Listen in as Dr. Walter Sahijdak explains CyberKnife radiosurgery and discusses the advantages of such treatment.
     
  Minimally Invasive Aortic Aneurysm Repair
An aortic aneurysm can be a ticking time bomb. Listen in as Dr. Andrew Pruitt discusses a new, minimally invasive way of treating this condition with only two small incisions in the leg!
     
  A Cure for Artial Fibrillation
If you are one of the millions of Americans suffering from atrial fibrillation, there's new hope. Listen in as Dr. Jihn Han discusses a new, minimally invasive procedure that has a 90% success rate of curing atrial fibrillation!
     
  Esophageal Cancer
Incidence of esophageal cancer is on the rise and it is linked to the obesity epidemic. If you suffer from chronic reflux or you are overweight, you will want to listen in as Dr. Naresh Gunaratnam shares risk factors for Barrett's Esophagus - the precursor to cancer - and the groundbreaking techniques St. Joe's is using for treatment.
     
  Re-Discover Mobility
Listen in as Dr. Gerald Jerry discusses ground-breaking advancements for knee surgery. He is part of an international team that is engineering a newly designed ligament preserving total knee replacement system. Innovation and leading-edge technology is the norm throughout Saint Joseph Mercy Health System!
     
  Re-Discover Movement
Listen to Dr. Massini and Dr. O'Keefe discuss options for hip surgery. SJMHS doctors perform hip replacement surgery 1,400 times a year on people of all ages with many different types of hip problems. Watch the segment, learn about your options and start getting back to your life!
     
  Re-Discover Strength
Do you have shoulder pain, but you've been ignoring it? There are many surgical and non-surgical treatment options for shoulder pain or discomfort. In this segment, Dr. Michael Brager discusses the various options and the long-term consequences of not addressing your pain.
     
  Re-Discover Competition
If you're an active person with an injury and want to get back to your active lifestyle, you're going to want to see this. Watch Dr. Brian Borden discuss the importance of seeing a sports medicine specialist for sports-related injuries.
     
  Re-Discover Independence
If you're considering joint replacement surgery, but are fearful of the pain of recovery, you don't have to be afraid. Watch Dr. Jeffrey Mendelson talk about our comprehensive joint replacement program.
     
  Re-Discover Dexterity
Many people think pain is a normal part of the aging process, but that's not always the case. If you have pain in your hands, there are many surgical and non-surgical ways to get your dexterity back. Watch Dr. John Hogikyan discuss the benefits of seeking care from a hand specialist.
     
  Re-Discover Freedom
Considering knee replacement? You will want to watch this. Dr. Safa Kassab discusses custom fit knee replacements for patients - a revolutionary way to heal painful knee problems and regain your freedom.

General Videos

  Transition of Care - Choosing a Facility
Choosing a facility for your continued care can be a confusing, difficult, and emotional decision that needs to be made in a short amount of time. We want to help you understand the transition of care process and how to find a facility that meets your needs.
     
  Men's Health Web Chat
Your questions answered! Listen in as Dr. Thomas Shehab and Dr. Eduardo Kleer discuss men's health issues ranging from prostate cancer to colon cancer and digestive health.

WDIV Good Health Segments

  daVinci® - Prostatectomy
Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer among American men. About 1 in 6 men is diagnosed during his lifetime, however due to medical advancements, including daVinci robotic surgery, only 1 in 35 will die from the disease. The daVinci System allow a surgeon to perform a more precise prostatectomy which results in a faster recovery, less pain, less risk for infection, less blood loss and less scaring.
     
  daVinci® - Gynecology
Annually, 600,000 hysterectomies are performed in the United States, the majority of these being done with an open abdominal incision. A new approach to gynecologic surgery involves the daVinci robotic system, which allows doctors to handle complex surgical cases through tiny incisions, resulting in less post-operative pain and a quicker recovery.
     
  Atrial Fibrillation (Minimally Invasive Approach)
Atrial fibrillation is an irregular and often rapid heart rhythm disorder that affects approximately 2.2 million Americans. It is the most common type of abnormal heart rhythm in the elderly.
     
  Bariatric Surgery & Bariatric Outcomes
Laparoscopic bariatric surgery means less scarring, shorter hospitalization and faster recovery time. It can also resolve health conditions such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and joint problems, and lead to a better quality of life.
     
  Carotid Artery Stenting
If you have a history of cardiovascular disease or its risk factors (heart attack, stroke or mini stroke, blockages in the leg's blood vessels, diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking obesity, high cholesterol, or family history) you are at risk for developing a blockage of the carotid artery.
     
  Esophageal Cancer
New cases of esophageal cancer are increasing faster than any other cancer. Each year approximately 13,500 Americans are diagnosed with esophageal cancer, which result in nearly 12,500 deaths. Most patients are diagnosed in their 50s or 60s, with approximately four times as many men diagnosed than women. Cancers of the esophagus tend to be more common in Caucasian males and it is thought that the majority develop from Barrett's esophagus.
     
  Lung Cancer - CyberKnife® Treatments
Lung cancer remains the most frequent cause of cancer death for both men and women in North America. There are over 1 million new cases of lung cancer diagnosed annually world-wide. CyberKnife has been used from the beginning to treat end-stage, inoperable lung tumors. Now researchers are using the CyberKnife for early stage lung cancer. Our researchers are participating in a national research study to compare outcomes of patients who use the CK for early treatments, vs. patients who have traditional surgery.
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