Technology

Advances in Treatment for Complex Epilepsy Cases: The Benefits of Stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG) with Robotic Neurosurgical Assistant (ROSA®)

Epilepsy is a common neurological problem which presents unique challenges in both diagnosis and treatment, particularly for young patients. According to the Epilepsy Foundation, the average incidence of epilepsy in the U.S. is around 150,000 each year. The incidence is higher among...


Akron Children’s Expands Interventional Radiology Services


(L–R) Janice McDaniel, MD, Division Director of Interventional Radiology, and Michael Rubin, MD, Chairman of Radiology at Akron Children’s Hospital

Pediatric interventional radiology (IR) is a relatively new and evolving subspecialty. While adult interventional radiologists have been in...


Laser Interstitial Thermotherapy (LITT) with ‘Mini’ Craniotomy: An Option for ‘Inoperable’ Brain Tumors

A new paper in the October issue of the journal Neurosurgical Focus finds the use of laser beneficial for the removal of large, “inoperable” glioblastoma (GBM) and other types of brain tumors. The paper is authored by Andrew Sloan, MD, and his colleagues from University Hospitals Cleveland...


University Hospitals Fights Cancer with the Power of Protons

In the past 50 years, improvements in photon (X-ray) based radiotherapy technology have made tumor treatments more accurate and enabled the delivery of higher and more effective radiation doses. Equally if not more important have been the ongoing efforts to decrease radiation exposure to healthy...


Unity Health Network Continues to Expand

The largest independent medical group in Northeast Ohio is still growing strong — in physician members and clinical sites. Built around a primary care core, Unity Health Network currently includes more than 130 providers at over 33 locations in four counties: Summit, Stark, Medina and Portage....


General Surgeon Joins Western Reserve Hospital Physicians

For Rick Gemma, DO, FACOS, there’s no telling what to expect in the OR on any given day. A patient may come in for a routine inguinal hernia repair or for emergency surgery for a perforated gastric ulcer. And that, he says, is what makes his job so exciting.


Rick Gemma, DO, FACOS,...

Take Two Texts and Tweet Me in the Morning

Look around meetings and restaurants. Chances are pretty good that people are texting (creating a future boon for physicians treating carpal tunnel syndrome or “text claw”).


New Electronic Health Information System to Connect Akron General Partners Physician Group

Recently announced Akron General Health System/Cleveland Clinic initiative includes technology-enabled, collaborative capabilities.


What’s New with Cochlear Implants? An Update from Cleveland Clinic

Almost 34.5 million Americans have a hearing loss, which is the third most common health problem in the United States.


New Approach to OSA Available Exclusively at UH

More than 18 million Americans suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a chronic condition marked by frequent periods of breathing cessation during sleep.