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In the early 2000s, Walter Chlysta, MD, decided the time was right to begin offering minimally invasive bariatric surgery in Summit County. His decision was based on two vital facts: first, the positive impact weight loss surgery had in many areas of a patient’s life and, second, the procedure – done laparoscopically – was not yet available in the Summit County area.
Total shoulder replacement is a challenging but very successful surgery. Outcomes are improved by picking a surgeon and a hospital that performs a high volume of total shoulder replacements, but even high volume surgeons can improve their outcomes. Some of the same technology that helps you navigate while driving can help a surgeon improve the placement and outcomes of a total shoulder surgery. Shoulder surgeons here at Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center are using this technology to improve their patients’ shoulder replacement surgery.
Amidst exigent concerns and challenges resulting out of the opioid epidemic, physicians may ask: Under what circumstance can they disclose an individual’s protected health information (PHI) to family, loved ones, or others, without the patient’s authorization, according to HIPAA’s Privacy Rule?