Follow Up Friday: Catching Up with Beau and His Heart

By Evan Koch It’s been more than a year since Beau Wyble had open heart surgery at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. Now 18 months old, the walker and burgeoning talker’s progress and appearance leave little signs of the heart defect he was born with or the innovative procedure that corrected it. Beau’s energy level is [Continue Reading]

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Looking at the Big Picture: Hip Preservation Restores an Active Life for Working Wife and Mom

By Drew Munhausen Brittany Cariker didn’t know how to react when her doctor recommended she travel to Houston to take care of the pain in her hip. Cariker was given two options by her local orthopedic specialist: a hip replacement at an early age, or an intense hip preservation surgery that was readily available to [Continue Reading]

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Minimally Invasive Surgery Relieves 12 Years of Pain

By Evan Koch Omonike Adewole’s swollen midsection dominated nearly every aspect of her life for more than a decade. The large bump, often mistaken as a pregnancy, impacted Omonike’s energy level, self-esteem, mobility, sleep patterns and much more.   During the day, Omonike worked through pain and exhaustion to put her four children through college. [Continue Reading]

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Virtual Reality Equipping Clinicians To Care for the Patients of Today with the Technology of Tomorrow

By Shannon Dillon It’s just after 1 p.m. on a Wednesday and Emilia is in labor. Her physician has been paged, but is an hour away and fighting Houston traffic. Emilia’s labor pains intensify. She groans louder. There’s no time to wait. Three nurses spring into action, preparing supplies and putting on gloves and gowns. [Continue Reading]

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Using Augmented Reality to Improve Precision in Sinus Surgeries

Seeing is believing when it comes to the new augmented reality technology being used for the first time in the U.S. for sinus procedures at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center in Houston. Martin J. Citardi, MD, chair of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, has been a vigorous proponent [Continue Reading]

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No Longer Living in the Dark After Receiving Houston’s First Bionic Eye

Lidia Lopez knew from a young age that she had a degenerative eye disease that would cause her eyesight to deteriorate over time. By the time she was 50 years old, her vision was completely gone. At 61 years old in 2018, Lidia was living in total darkness. However, new technology is bringing some light [Continue Reading]

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