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Last Build Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2009 20:06:00 GMT

 



Dr. Donald J. D'Amico Appointed Chairman of Ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medical College and Ophthalmologist-in-Chief at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Wed, 13 Mar 2007 20:27:00 GMT

An internationally recognized leader in the treatment of macular degeneration, disorders of the retina and diabetes-related eye disease, Dr. Donald J. D'Amico has been appointed chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medical College and ophthalmologist-in-chief at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center



Want a Healthy Colon? Eat a Rainbow!

Fri, 12 Nov 2009 20:06:00 GMT

Many Americans are aware of which foods are heart-healthy, but they often don’t think about cooking for their colons. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in men and women in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths, so it is just as important to understand how to choose colon-friendly foods. Lynn Goldstein, M.S., R.D., C.D.N., from the Jay Monahan Center at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, has assembled her key tips on the best food choices for a healthier colon.



New Combined Laparoscopy and Colonoscopy Procedure May Avoid Need for Major Surgery

Sat, 02 Mar 2007 22:16:00 GMT

A small number of patients diagnosed with polyps in their large intestine have extensive or difficult-to-remove polyps, such as those that are flattened against the colon wall or in hard-to-reach places. As with all polyps that may develop into malignant cancers, they must be removed. Unlike regular polyps, extensive or difficult-to-reach polyps have, until now, necessitated open surgery with a lengthy recovery time. Now, an experimental procedure, laparoscopic surgery combined with carbon-dioxide assisted colonoscopy, allows most patients to return home in less than a day -- a potential advantage over traditional open surgery, which requires a three-to-seven-day hospital stay. The new procedure was developed and offered exclusively in the New York area by colon and rectal surgeons at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.



Decades-Long Study Will Help Improve Surgery for Crohn's Disease

Wed, 20 Feb 2007 21:45:00 GMT

ecades of painstaking research has yielded the most in-depth look ever at the management of bowel stricture recurrence in patients who undergo surgery for Crohn's disease. The findings should provide much-needed guidance to surgeons and gastroenterologists battling this tough-to-manage intestinal disorder.

Published in the journal Surgery, the study is the brainchild of Dr. Fabrizio Michelassi, chairman of the Department of Surgery and the Lewis Atterbury Stimson Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College, and surgeon-in-chief at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City.