Robotic-Assisted Surgery

Navigation Service Elevates Patient Care

Women and Cardiovascular Disease

A New Mastectomy Option

Q & A: A Closer Look at Thyroid Cancer

What You Should Know About
Gynecologic Cancers

Will You Develop Oseoarthritis of the Knee?

Robotic-Assisted Surgery Offers
Quicker Recovery, Less Pain
Zvi Schiffman, M.D., and Kevin Nickell, M.D., Urologists
Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is the only hospital in Fort Bend County now offering patients robotic-assisted surgery options that are changing lives. da Vinci® is the first FDA-approved robotic-assisted surgical system, and it’s changing the way surgery is done.
New Spine Center
Navigation Service Elevates Patient Care
Rajesh Bindal, M.D., Neurosurgeon; Irfan Lalani, M.D., Neurologist, Pain Specialist; Jeffrey Jackson, M.D., Neurologist; and Jeffrey Wood, M.D., Orthopedic Spine Surgeon
Back and neck pain ranks near the top of the list as a reason for visits to primary care physicians.
Women Take Heart
Cardiovascular Disease Poses Biggest Risk to Your Health
David Portugal, M.D., Interventional Cardiologist
Modern medicine has made tremendous strides in reducing the complications from suffering a heart attack. However, the reality is if you survive a heart attack, you are at significant risk of dying from a second heart attack or being disabled by congestive heart failure unless you receive appropriate treatment.
Nipple-Sparing Procedure Offers More Natural Appearance
Breast Cancer Patients Have a New Mastectomy Option
Jay Shenaq, M.D., Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, and Kelly Dempsey, M.D., Breast Surgeon
Called a refined nipple-sparing mastectomy, the procedure enables women who have breast tissue removed due to cancer to retain their nipple and areola. The refined procedure was recently performed for the first time in Fort Bend County by physicians at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital.
Q&A: A Closer Look at Thyroid Cancer
Dina White, M.D., Family Medicine
Each year, more than 25,000 women and 8,000 men in the United States discover that they have thyroid cancer. Any cancer diagnosis is frightening, yet the prognosis for thyroid cancer is often excellent, especially when detected early.
What You Should Know About
Gynecologic Cancers
Carlos Herrera, M.D., OB/GYN, Gynecologic Oncologist
The term gynecologic cancer refers to five main cancers that affect female reproductive organs: cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal and vulvar. Although all cancers are the result of cells growing out of control, there are distinctive differences.
Will You Develop Osteoarthritis of the Knee?
Timothy Sitter, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon
Nearly half of Americans will develop painful knee osteoarthritis over their lifetime, suggests a large government study. In obese people, the potentially debilitating disease will strike nearly two out of three (65%).