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Medical Directions - News and resources for referring physicians.
Fall 2013

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  Patient and doctor

Long-Awaited Breakthrough to Treat GERD

UW Health surgeons are now offering a recently approved minimally invasive surgical technique for patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) called the LINX Reflux Management System. Learn more about this breakthrough treatment


Neurology & Neurosurgery

Big Plans for UW Health's Epilepsy Program

Rama Maganti, MD, professor of neurology at UW School of Medicine and Public Health returned to Wisconsin in 2012 with a single focus: accelerate the emergence of UW Health's epilepsy program as a national leader. Learn how he is working to accomplish this goal

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Pediatric Chest Wall Deformities Clinic

UW Health's Pediatric Chest Wall Deformities Clinic at American Family Children's Hospital offers comprehensive, individualized care for children with pectus carinatum and pectus excavatum, conditions that result in abnormally shaped chest walls. Learn how the clinic helps patients

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Prednisone-Free Immunosuppression Safe for Pediatric Kidney Transplant Patients

Approximately 60 percent of newly transplanted pediatric kidney transplant patients in the U.S. are maintained on a prednisone-based immunosuppression regimen. However, the regimen has many potential adverse effects. A non-prednisone regimen used at UW Health since 2004 is showing promising results. Read more about the regimen

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Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

The Destination for Complex Knee Injuries

Complex, multi-ligament knee injuries can have serious consequences if not treated quickly and appropriately. Even for non-emergency cases, it is crucial that patients are assessed for vascular or nerve damage. Learn how UW Health orthopedic experts can help

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UW Hospital Pioneers Advanced Gynecological Surgery Technique

A single one-inch incision in the belly button is now all that it takes not only to do a complex surgical procedure but also to stage the cancer, a combination that used to be far more invasive. UW Hospital and Clinics is one of a few hospitals in the U.S. to perform this type of operation. Learn how the technique is making a difference for patients

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Heart, Vascular and Thoracic

New Faint and Fall Clinic

UW Health now offers a multidisclipinary Faint and Fall Clinic with timely access and consultation for patients who have experienced an unexplained fainting spell or fall. The clinic uses a standardized approach for diagnosis, and offers rapid access and the expertise of multiple specialties. Read more about the clinic

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Other News

American Family Children's Hospital Growing to Meet Patient Needs
Learn More About UW Health's Medical and Surgical Weight Management Program
UW Health Grows Cancer Partnership in Region
CME Course Update



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