Medical Intel

Total Joint Revision: A Second Lease on Life

by The Joint Replacement Specialists, MedStar Orthopaedic Institute, MedStar Washington Hospital Center
January 15, 2019

Total joint replacement, comprised of hip or knee replacements, is one of the most common surgical procedures in the U.S….

Vasectomy: How It Works and What to Expect

by Krishnan Venkatesan, MD, Director of Urologic Reconstruction
January 08, 2019

A vasectomy is one way men can prevent their partners from becoming pregnant—without affecting sexual function or the ability to…

How We Diagnose and Treat Patients with Chronic Pancreatitis

by Mitesh R. Patel, MD, Director, Pancreatobiliary Services
January 02, 2019

Whenever we eat or drink, we’re putting the pancreas to work. The pancreas is a large gland that’s tucked behind…

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…

Why It’s Important to Treat Endometriosis Sooner than Later

by Vadim V. Morozov, MD, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgeon
December 18, 2018

In most women, the endometrium—the mucous membrane lining the uterus—grows inside the uterus and sheds during the monthly period. But…

The Lowdown on Diarrhea: When is It Time to See a Doctor?

by Nidhi Malhotra, MD, Gastroenterologist
December 11, 2018

Diarrhea is a menace in the form of hard-to-control bowel movements and loose, watery stools three or more times per…