Statement concerning recall of Allergan breast implants following cancer link
At the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, textured breast implants made by Allergan are being recalled. The implants have been linked to a rare cancer called Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma. Dr. Tomer Avraham comments.
Yale Medicine Surgeons Use 3D Printing to Benefit Patients
Some Yale Medicine surgeons now routinely use 3D printing (essentially producing a solid, three-dimensional object from a virtual digital model) to plan surgeries, design tools specific to an upcoming surgery and that particular patient’s anatomy, and even to print some of the parts used to replace defective ones in the body.Source: Yale Medicine
Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital physicians recognized as CT Magazine 'Best Doctors'
Connecticut Magazine has named 72 Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital physicians to its 2019 Best Doctors guide. Published in the magazine’s June issue, the Best Doctors list consists of 782 Connecticut physicians from 78 medical specialties.
Veterans prefer telehealth consults for plastic surgery, study shows
If a veteran in Maine, Vermont, or Massachusetts needs to have a common skin condition treated, they might have to travel to the VA in West Haven, Connecticut three times — once for a consultation, the second time for treatment, and the third time for post-operative care. But a new pilot study led by Yale plastic surgeons shows those three visits could be reduced to one by using telemedicine.
Smilow Melanoma Program Welcomes New Surgeons
Drs. Clune and Olino provide melanoma patients with comprehensive surgical care, including advanced techniques in resection and reconstruction of skin for soft tissue tumors, resections on the head and neck, trunk, and extremities, as well as minimally invasive techniques for metastatic disease.
Taking the Embarrassment Out of Health Problems
We humans seem to have a nearly universal need to avoid embarrassment. It could be something as simple as mispronouncing a word or tripping as you walk along a crowded sidewalk. No matter the blunder, our response is instinctive: Hide, hope no one noticed and move on. But what happens when what you are embarrassed about is related to your health? There are some aspects of your body and how it functions that you'd really rather not talk about—even with a doctor. But sharing potentially embarrassing symptoms with your physicians may be the only way for them to accurately diagnose and treat you. Chances are specialists have heard it—and seen it—all before and know how to help.
Free head and neck screenings at Yale New Haven Hospital
More than 50,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with head and neck cancer every year. Free screenings are available at Yale New Haven Hospital to bring awareness and prevention. Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven and Yale Cancer Center will hold a free oral, head and neck cancer screening on Friday, May 11 from 3 - 6:30 pm in the East Pavilion.Source: WTNH
Connecticut Magazine recognizes Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital physicians as 'Best Doctors'
Connecticut Magazine has named 77 Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven physicians and surgeons to its 2018 Best Doctors guide. Published in the magazine's April issue, the Best Doctors list consists of 779 Connecticut physicians from 78 medical specialties.