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Category: Medical Minute

Vascular Disease Medical Minute with Brittany Montross MD

Spend a Vascular Disease Medical Minute with Kaleida Health. Brittany Montross, MD, RPVI, is a vascular surgeon with Kaleida Health and UBMD Surgery at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. Vascular disease can have anything to do with blood vessels, arteries, and veins.  As a vascular surgeon, we operate on any arteries outside of the heart or…
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Bariatric Surgery Medical Minute with Kaleida Health

Spend a Bariatric Surgery Medical Minute with Kaleida Health. Dr. Alan Posner, MD, FACS, the Director of Bariatric Surgery for Kaleida Health, and surgeon with UBMD Surgery talks more about Bariatric Surgery. Many patients struggle to lose weight and reach a healthy weight. For patients who fail to diet and exercise, weight loss surgery can…
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Dialysis is not your only treatment option

Have you been told you need dialysis? Dialysis is not your only treatment option. You can live long and enjoy a regular lifestyle with a kidney transplant. The best time to be seen at a kidney transplant center is when your doctor says you are close to needing dialysis. If you have a live donor,…
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Wound Care Awareness

Wound Care Awareness

In the United States, almost 7 million people are living with chronic wounds. Patients who experience chronic wounds, especially with those with multiple chronic medical conditions, are at risk for severe complications, limb loss, or amputation. Each year, about 80K adults with diabetes undergo a foot or leg amputation as a result of a non-healing…
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Comprehensive Weight Loss Center

At Kaleida Health’s Comprehensive Weight Loss Center, all patients are treated throughout the whole surgery process. UBMD Surgery Physicians work with each patient before the surgery and after the surgery. There is a large team of dedicated Dieticians, Psychologists, Nurse Practitioners, Physical Therapists, and Surgeons committed to working with the patient after surgery. Surgical weightless…
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Pedestrians Should Wear Reflectors

Pedestrians Should Wear Reflectors

In the last 10 years, ECMC’s Trauma Surgery Program has seen a 35% increase in the number of Western New York pedestrians who have been hit by vehicles. Data shows that the majority of these crashes occur during evening and nighttime hours. The highest rates are in the city of Buffalo. As a pedestrian, we…
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Colon and Rectal Cancer Awareness

Colon and Rectal Cancer remain a major cause of cancer death in the United States.  With a trend toward more advanced disease in men and women less than 50 years old. Early detection and treatment can lead to improved outcomes and cures.  Colon and rectal cancer awareness are important as risk factors include: A family…
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Recent Changes to NYS Seat Belt Law

Dr. William Flynn, Trauma Surgeon at ECMC, is educating about recent changes to New York State’s seatbelt laws. Effective, November 1, 2020, all passengers in both the front and rear seats in a vehicle are required to wear a seatbelt. These laws have existed for many years for anyone under the age of 16 but…
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Dr. Chopko and ECMC are Asking for Blood Donations

Dr. Michael Chopko, Trauma and General Surgeon at ECMC, is asking for blood donations to help save lives.  ECMC works with ConnectLife, Western New York’s only community blood bank, ensuring that all blood donations stay local for patients in need.  It is vital ECMC’s trauma center and other surgical services have blood available at a…
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Pediatric Surgery Kaleida Health Medical Minute

Kaleida Health Medical Minute featuring David Rothstein MD, talking about Pediatric Surgery.  Both common conditions and complex conditions of pediatric surgery are discussed.  This group is the region’s only Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center, working out of Oishei’s Children Hospital and Conventus.