Medical Breakthroughs from Penn Medicine

Medical Breakthroughs from Penn Medicine

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  • Medical Breakthroughs features the newest medical advancements in the areas of oncology, cardiology,...


Heated Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) for Advanced Abdominal Cancers

Hosted by: Lee Freedman Heated/Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) is one of the most innovative treatments available today for complex abdominal cancers. What is it? Who is a candidate? And what are the expected outcomes for our patients? Host Dr. Lee Freedman welcomes Dr. Giorgos Karakousis, Assistant Professor of Surgery at the&nbs...

November 24, 2014 | 16 min

The Future of Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Patients and Beyond

Hosted by: Lee Freedman Host Dr. Lee Freedman welcomes Dr. Gordon Baltuch, Director of the Center for Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery and Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Baltuch discusses the future of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson's disease and other debilitating brain health issues. T...

November 17, 2014 | 16 min

Surgical and Medical Advances from the Brain Tumor Center

Hosted by: Lee Freedman Brain tumors invoke great fear in the general populace, such that many patients interpret being diagnosed with brain cancer as akin to receiving immediate death sentences. But significant progress has been made in the diagnosis and treatment of these feared disorders that may improve patient outcomes. Dr. Steven Brem, Direct...

November 10, 2014 | 17 min

A Focus on Hip Preservation in Younger Patients

Hosted by: Lee Freedman Hip pain can be a major roadblock to an active lifestyle, affecting all activies of daily living. In younger patients, the detrimental impacts of hip pain can be dramatic and profound. How can we preserve hip function in younger patients, for whom surgical replacement is not an option? In this segment, Dr. Lee Freedman speak...

November 3, 2014 | 17 min

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