The UAB Comprehensive Transplant Institute is establishing a growing network of outreach clinics in order to provide patients throughout Alabama with convenient access to state-of-the-art treatment options for complications of chronic liver and kidney disease.
Mohamed Shoreibah MD and Gaurav Agarwal MD disc... Read more
Panayotis Vardas, MD joins the podcast to discuss podcasts as a resource. He shares how the experts at UAB Medicine are using this form of new audio streaming media to enlighten the medical community and keep other providers abreast of the latest advances in medicine taking place at UAB Medicine.
Achalasia is an esophageal motility disorder characterized by impaired relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter and loss of esophageal peristalsis. The conventional treatment for achalasia has historically been Heller myotomy, a surgical procedure.
In this panel discussion, Jayleen Grams, MD and Kondal ... Read more
The University of Alabama at Birmingham, one of the nation’s leading hospitals in robotic surgery volume, is enhancing its work in the field.
Dr. Soroush Rais-Bahrami, and Dr. Jeffrey Nix, Urologists at UAB Medicine discuss the new single port robot as it relates to Urologic surgeries.
Jeffrey Simmons MD discusses perioperative medicine and specifically preoperative optimization.
He shares best practices and the several modifiable preoperative conditions that if improved upon increase a patients chance of having a better outcome. He shares how UAB is equipped to manage preoperative optimiz... Read more
LINX is a magnetic sphincter augmentation device that reconstructs the lower esophageal sphincter to prevent acid reflux. LINX is an alternative to the current standard of care operation for reflux, Nissen fundoplication, and has the potential to avoid many of the unwanted side effects of that operation.
Th... Read more
Retroperitoneoscopic (RP) adrenalectomy is an approach that allows more direct access to the adrenal gland without having to traverse the peritoneal cavity and mobilize other surrounding organs, including potential scar tissue from prior operations.
Brenessa Lindeman, MD discusses the surgical technique inv... Read more
Not everyone will be a candidate for outpatient total joint replacement.
Elie Ghanem, MD discusses how we screen patients for different factors such as motivation, physical conditioning, family and social support, and general medical condition. He shares how we have collaborated with our partners in anesthes... Read more
In this resident panel, Ronnie Gravett, MD, Michael Fordham and Kachina Kudroff examine Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and the current epidemiological trends of HIV.
They share who needs to be on PrEP, how to provide it, the referral process. and what challenges or problems affect successful PrEP provision... Read more