Medical Intel

How New Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatments Revolutionize Patient Care

by Konstantinos Loupasakis, MD, Rheumatologist
January 29, 2019

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory condition that primarily affects peripheral joints (typically the hands, wrists, elbows, knees, feet, and…

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

by John F. Lazar, MD, Director, 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…

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…