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Best Doctors in America 2019

Publish Date: 9/4/2019

group of doctorsCongratulations to the Washington University Physicians that have been recognized on the 2019-2020 Best Doctors List. Washington University Physicians has more Best Doctors than any other physician group in St. Louis.

No time to waste when treating necrotizing fasciitis

Publish Date: 9/4/2019

wall of colorful clocksIt was just another day working in your garden, until you scraped your leg. In just a few hours it was red and swollen, and you had a fever. You knew this was no ordinary reaction to a cut and it was time to get to the emergency room. Fortunately the doctor who examined you was quick to suspect necrotizing fasciitis, a rare bacterial infection sometimes referred to as “flesh-eating bacteria.”

Don't ignore that mouth sore

Publish Date: 9/4/2019

It felt like a canker sore on the inside of your cheek that just wouldn’t heal, but you really weren’t worried. Fortunately, during a routine dental visit, your dentist suspected something more serious and recommended you see a head and neck oncologist to rule out or confirm oral cancer.

General Health
Otolaryngology

Seeing the light for bladder cancer detection

Publish Date: 9/4/2019

blue light imagesBlood in your urine? Should you be worried? While the first and most common symptom of bladder cancer is often blood in your urine, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have cancer. However, it does warrant evaluation by a urologist.

Zachary Smith
General Health
Bladder Cancer

I'm too young to have a heart attack, aren't I?

Publish Date: 9/4/2019

young woman clutching chestHeart attacks are for older men who smoke and have high cholesterol, right? The answer is, no. In fact, the face of the typical heart attack patient has drastically changed in recent years.

General Health
Cardiology
Spencer J. Melby

Robotic assistance takes most of the pain out of removing rare tumor

Publish Date: 6/13/2019

Sometimes your day just doesn’t go as planned, just ask Neil Schoenherr.

 Neil was at Barnes-Jewish Hospital being prepared for an outpatient medical procedure. He recalls, “I had already been given the relaxation medication and was literally on my way into the operating room. The doctor came out and told me there was a mass on my CT scan, he didn’t know exactly what it was yet, but they couldn’t go through with the scheduled procedure today.”

Benjamin Kozower
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General Health

From End-Stage Heart Failure to LVAD to Heart Transplant to Volunteer ... a Patient's Story to Wellness

Publish Date: 4/4/2019

Dr. Itoh and James Brooks, one week after heart transplantJames Brooks lives his life to its fullest. No one would ever guess that his family history of heart disease that took the life of his father and younger brother – came close to taking him.

Listen to the experts to choose the hearing device right for you

Publish Date: 2/18/2019

colorful rainbow peopleFor those living with hearing loss, the ever-changing world of hearing aids and personal amplifiers can be confusing and overwhelming. Washington University adult audiologists are specialists in helping you choose the hearing device that is right for you. With today’s technology, there is no reason to be left out of the conversation.

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General Health
Audiology
Michael Valente

A good night's sleep is more than a remote possibility

Publish Date: 2/18/2019

young man yawning at his deskYou have sleep apnea, and have not had success with your CPAP machine (continuous positive airway pressure). You might be a candidate for Inspire®, an implantable system you control with a handheld remote, which keeps the airway open during sleep.

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General Health
Brendan P. Lucey
Sleep Apnea

Living kidney donor -- giving the gift of life

Publish Date: 2/18/2019

purple flower growing out of asphaltImagine you have kidney failure and need dialysis while you wait for a kidney transplant. Imagine your doctor tells you the average wait time on the transplant list can be three to four years. Imagine one day you get a phone call from your doctor and find out that a complete stranger is donating one of his kidneys to you. Imagine a brand new healthy you.