Treatments & Techniques

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...


Spine Disorders: Treat the Cause, Not Just the Symptoms

Traditional spine care focuses on medication, physical therapy, surgery, injections, and in some cases, manipulation therapy. However, recent studies have shown that treatment practices continue to move further away from accepted guidelines. Despite these evidence-based guidelines, many patients...


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...


Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Law Progresses, but Are Physicians Willing to Recommend?

In the face of Ohio’s opioid epidemic that leads the nation in fatal heroin overdoses — an ironic byproduct of addiction to prescription painkillers — does medical marijuana provide a viable alternative for physicians to manage intractable pain and other Qualifying Medical Conditions? The issue...


Benefits of Autologous Breast Reconstruction

Every year, 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer. This diagnosis and its treatment exact a heavy toll on patients and families. Recognition of the beneficial role of breast reconstruction in addressing the physical and psychological effects of breast cancer can be seen in the passage...


The Importance of Expressive Therapies in Healing

The potential of Expressive Therapy (ET) to provide relief and healing for children with a variety of medical conditions, including those with mental and behavioral health concerns, has wide-reaching implications for healthcare providers.

Simply defined, ET is facilitated therapeutic...


Hallux Rigidus: Fusion or Implant?

Hallux Rigidus is the term used to describe a severely painful 1st metacarpophalangeal joint (MPJ) secondary to range of motion limitation and osteoarthritis of the great toe joint. Historically the 1st MPJ arthrodesis procedure has been performed to fuse the great toe joint together, thereby...


The Congenital Heart Collaborative: Offering a Lifetime of Specialized Care


Eric Devaney, MD, FACS, Chief, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Martin Bocks, MD, FACC, Director of Pediatric Interventional Cardiology, consult on a patient in the UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital Cardiac Catheterization Suite.

It’s been almost two years since University...


Western Reserve Hospital’s Lung Health Program: Saving Lives, Improving Lifestyles


A key component in Western Reserve Hospital’s Lung Health Program is this low-dose helical computed tomography (CT), which is extremely accurate for early detection of cancers and nodules.
Charles Fuenning, MD, pulmonologist and critical care physician and Chief Medical Officer of...

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...