Innovations

Bloodless Medicine and Surgery: Treating Patients without Transfusions

by Antoine Williams, R.N., Nurse Coordinator, Bloodless Medicine
January 14, 2021

Is it possible to perform medical and surgical procedures without transfusion or without using blood products such as whole blood,…

How We Relieve Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

by Kevin O’Malley, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon
December 30, 2020

The wrist is a small space with a lot of moving parts. Slender tendons pass through it, transferring power from…

Improving Lung Cancer Diagnoses with Navigational Bronchoscopy

by John F. Lazar, MD, Thoracic Surgery, Jessica S. Wang Memoli, MD, Pulmonology
November 18, 2020

Editor’s Note: The photo above was taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the U.S. and around the world, lung…

Moving Neurosurgery Into the Future

by Edward F. Aulisi, MD, FAANS, FACS, Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery
October 06, 2020

MedStar Washington Hospital Center made history this summer when it became the first hospital in the United States to perform…

A Joint Effort: You & MedStar Washington Hospital Center for Joint Replacement

by James E. Tozzi, MD, Orthopedic Surgery
September 10, 2020

As patients age and their concerns about maintaining a better quality of life grow, joint reconstruction surgery becomes a reality…

Telehealth: The Care You Need—Without Leaving Home

by Ethan A. Booker, MD, FACEP, Medical Director, MedStar Telehealth Innovation Center & MedStar eVisit
April 30, 2020

Staying at home has made getting medical attention more complicated. Both patients and doctors are under pressure, and appointment scheduling…