Nerve Block for NTOS. Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, TOS is a term used to describe a group of disorders that occur when blood vessels, or nerves, are compressed within a space known as the thoracic outlet. The thoracic outlet is the passage way between your collarbone and first rib. There are… Continue Reading Nerve Block Treatment for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)

Treating Clostridium difficile with fecal microbial transplantation. A healthy digestive system is home to thousands of bacteria. The intestinal tract includes the stomach, small intestine, and large intestine, which is also known as the colon. In most cases these microbes are harmless or even beneficial to a healthy individual. However,… Continue Reading Fecal Microbial Transplantation: A Treatment for Clostridium Difficile

(determined music)>>The diabetic foot and wound service started in 2012, in response to the increasing number of diabetic patients coming in with foot ulcers who are at risk for amputations. And basically when we started this program, what we found was that we were able to take care of patients… Continue Reading Diabetic Foot Wounds Treatment | FAQ

>>The first time I tried heroin, not only did I like it, I loved it. It just gave me a sense of peace that I didn’t have to worry about stuff anymore. I just wanted to be free of worrying about stuff all the time. You know, I was a… Continue Reading Beating Opioid Addiction | Joy’s Story

[MUSIC] The abdominal wall consists of skin, fatty tissue, and muscle. The intestines are protected by the abdominal wall. A hernia occurs when there is a weakness in the muscle. This can lead to a widening gap. Portions of intestine can get caught in the gap. Over time, the herniated… Continue Reading Repairing a Hernia with Surgery

[MUSIC] So the treatment of liver cancer has actually evolved a great deal over the last decade. It really requires a team approach these days. There’s multiple different treatment options for liver cancer. They can range from surgery to radiation to intra-arterial therapies to ablations. And really even systemic chemotherapy… Continue Reading Liver Cancer | Advancements in Treatment Options Q&A

(electronic chime music)>>Yank it back. (laughter) As you can see from my yard, I love my flowers. These are my calibrachoas, I talk to ’em every day, too. My husband takes all these planters and adds Miracle Gro to ’em, and then he fills the planters for me and then… Continue Reading Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus | Patricia’s Story

3 or 4% percent of the people that are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer even live 5 years. Did I ever really think about dying, no. Was at the back of my mind, sure. But I looked at my two kids and my wife, and I said, that’s something I can’t,… Continue Reading Pancreatic Cancer: A Survivor’s Story Following Treatment at Johns Hopkins

[MUSIC] The thing with facial paralysis is tough, especially in my profession, working with students or younger children. They’re very curious about what happens. At the beginning of the year you kind of get them talking behind my back a little.>>Everything on this side of my face no longer worked.… Continue Reading Two Surgical Options for Facial Paralysis | Johns Hopkins Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

[MUSIC] Treatments for puffy eyes, and that’s typically when we’re referring to patients who say they feel like they have bags under their eyes. Which typically is a result of the fat around the eyeballs starting to poke through the skin a little bit. Many times this is a genetic… Continue Reading Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty): What You Need to Know from a Johns Hopkins Expert