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New Technique to open Completely Blocked Ateries

Posted: 08/12/2014 - A local hospital is using new technology to treat patients with totally blocked arteries. It does not require open heart surgery. And with 60% of chronic total occlusion patients unable to receive surgery, this new technique is the perfect fit.
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New Technology Finds Lung Cancer Tumors Earlier

Updated: 09/12/2013 - It used to be that a lung cancer diagnosis was a death sentence, but that's not the case today, as doctors have made huge gains in treatment and more importantly diagnosis. Bay Medical Sacred Heart is one of two hospitals in the state using a new lung cancer detection system that can find stage 1 tumors.
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Balloon Sinuplasty

Updated: 12/22/2012 - When compared with the rest of the nation, per capita Northwest Florida has a tremendous amount of sinus disease. If those problems begin to affect your daily routine, most often the answer is surgery. In the past that meant at least a day in the hospital and a long recovery time, Now an alternative is being offered in Bay County that can be done right in the doctor’s office.

Local Doctor Calls Neurological Disease an Epidemic

Updated: 10/09/2012 - Panama City- NewsChannel 7 reported Monday about a local five year old little boy suffering from a condition called hydrocephalus or water on the brain. Unfortunately it appears he's not the only one in our area suffering from the neroulogical disease. In fact, one local doctor called it an epidemic.

Cervical Fusion Helps Patient Get Life Back

Posted: 07/20/2012 - Whiplash is a common injury after accidents like car crashes. For most, the pain usually goes away with proper treatment. For those who can't seem to find relief, two local doctors may have come up with a solution. One has a unique x-ray machine; the other uses the results from that machine during surgery.

Bay Medical Designated Level Two Trauma Center

Updated: 05/03/2012 - When there's an accident with severe injuries, getting help quickly is the key to survival. In the past patients in our area were usually life flighted to Pensacola or Tallahassee to a hospital that specializes in treating trauma patients. That's no longer the case.

Hip Replacement Goes Back To The Future

Updated: 02/29/2012 - In the 1950's surgeons used what is called the Smith-Peterson approach for hip replacement. It provided a great view of the hip but surgeons had to cut through muscle which meant a long recovery time. Recently the anterior hip procedure was improved and one local orthopedic surgeon is happy to see its revival.

Heart Health Month is for both Men and Women

Posted: 02/29/2012 - Earlier this month we had Go Red for Women day, where you were encouraged to wear red to bring attention to women's heart health issues. But with February being heart health month we believe you can't get the message out often enough.

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