Innovations

100 Years in the Making: How Patients Benefit from Thoracic Robotic Surgery

by John F. Lazar, MD, Director of Thoracic Robotics
January 22, 2019

When the first minimally invasive surgery—also called laparoscopic surgery—was performed in the early 1900s, a surgeon would use a hollow…

How Does Laser Therapy Work for Scars?

by Taryn E. Travis, MD, Burn Attending, The Burn Center
January 07, 2019

It might seem unusual at first to think of a doctor using laser therapy to treat a burn injury scar….

Our Top Five Healthcare Stories of 2018

by the MWHC Blog Team
January 03, 2019

Everyone wants to keep up with news in the ever-growing healthcare industry, which is why our blog team at MedStar…

Missing Teeth? Dental Implants Could Be the Solution

by Ravi Agarwal, DDS, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
December 26, 2018

Some people feel uncomfortable smiling for the camera because of a missing front tooth or have trouble eating because of…

How Oncoplastic Surgery Gives Women More Natural Breasts After Cancer

by Patricia B. Wehner, MD, Breast Surgical Oncologist
October 30, 2018

Surgery is the gold-standard breast cancer treatment, but some techniques leave women flat-chested or with lopsided breasts. Today, many women…

Better Imaging, Better Neurosurgery: The Airo Portable CT Scanner

by Edward Aulisi, MD, Chairman, Neurosurgery and Medical Director, MedStar Pituitary Center
October 25, 2018

“Measure twice, cut once.” It’s a simple expression that reminds us to be precise, and it applies in many situations—even…