Innovations

How surgery can improve the lives of patients with lymphedema

by David H. Song, MD, Washington Regional Chief, Plastic Surgery
October 03, 2017

There are many options available to patients for treating breast cancer. Unfortunately, a significant portion of patients will face the…

What women need to know about pelvic floor disorders

by Andrew Sokol, MD, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgeon
September 25, 2017

Women often find it embarrassing to talk about pelvic floor disorders—a broad category of issues also called pelvic floor dysfunction….

Saving limbs and improving lives: The Center for Limb Salvage

by David H. Song, MD, Washington Regional Chief, Plastic Surgery
August 24, 2017

Keeping our feet strong and healthy is an important goal for us all. For people with diabetes, good foot health…

Laugh through labor? Nitrous oxide makes comeback

by Loral Patchen, PhD, Director, Section of Midwifery
August 10, 2017

A “retro” form of pain control is making a comeback in the United States: nitrous oxide, often known as laughing…

Shared decision-making: It’s no longer ‘doctor knows best’

by Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chairman of Cardiology, MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute
July 31, 2017

Does this sound familiar? You go to the doctor. They diagnose you and tell you what the treatment will be….

Neck surgery with shorter recovery, better range of motion

by Oliver Tannous, MD, Spine Surgeon, MedStar Orthopaedic Institute
July 12, 2017

For many years, the gold standard for surgical treatment of certain painful neck conditions has been a procedure called anterior…