Surgery

Neurosurgeon Paul Hartzfeld, MD, Joins Western Reserve Hospital Physicians, Inc.

With common neurological disorders more prevalent among a growing and aging population and the demand for neurosurgeons driven by patient need, the number of practicing neurosurgeons is considered insufficient to meet the growing patient demand.

According to the American Board of...


WRHPI Vascular Surgery Adds Second Surgeon to Meet Growing Need


Jeffrey Stanley, DO, FACOS, and Nicole Ramon, DO, are members of Western Reserve Hospital Physicians Inc. (WRHPI) Vascular Surgery.

As our population of baby boomers continues to age, the potential for vascular disease increases. According to the National Institute on Aging, by 2020 this...


MACI: New Tool for Cartilage Repair

In the past 30 years, orthopaedic knee surgery has come a long way. With recent advancements in medicine and technology, it’s now possible to preserve a patient’s knee. The goal is to replace one’s own damaged areas with new, healthy cartilage — and not just replace damaged tissue with...


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...


New Surgical Technique Treats Lateral Hip Pain

Lateral hip pain affects up to 20 percent of people over the age of 65. Historically this pain has been attributed to a specific type of bursitis called greater trochanter bursitis. However, in 1997 Dr. T.D. Bunker published an article entitled “Rotator cuff tear of the hip” in which Bunker...


Walter J. Chlysta, MD, FACS, FASMBS: Successful Weight Loss the Minimally-invasive Way

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.


GPS technology Is Improving Shoulder Surgery

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.


Hand Surgery — A Minimally Invasive Approach

It’s no secret that patients today seek the best possible outcomes with the least invasive procedures in order to minimize downtime in their daily lives. Improving these minimally invasive procedures and quickly returning patients to their full potential has also been the goal of orthopaedic...


Orthopaedic Surgery — the Last Option?

One in seven Americans suffers an orthopaedic impairment and more than 7 million require hospitalization, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). Patients with chronic knee, back and shoulder pain are often referred to an orthopaedic surgeon, and often they assume that...


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...