A Guide to
Managing Arrhythmias

Understanding
Thyroid Disorders

Getting a Leg Up on
Varicose Veins

Robotic-assisted Surgery Helps WOMEN RECOVER FASTER

Being Diagnosed with
Breast Cancer is Difficult …

Upgraded MRI System Beats Claustrophobia

Get 'Hip' to
Replacement Surgery

A Guide to Managing Arrhythmias
Jasvinder Sidhu, M.D., Electrophysiologist
Episodes of unusual heart rhythm, or arrhythmia, are often minor and harmless. Sustained or more serious irregular rhythms, however, can pose a danger and lead to cardiac arrest.
Understanding Thyroid Disorders
Vidhya Subramanian, M.D., Endocrinologist
The thyroid influences every organ, tissue and cell in the body. By regulating your metabolism — the rate at which the body turns food into energy — the thyroid sets the pace for pivotal functions.
Get a Leg Up on Varicose Veins
Ulises Baltazar, M.D., Vascular Surgeon
They’re not dangerous. But if you’ve got varicose veins, that’s probably small consolation. Varicose veins can be successfully treated, and there are steps you can take to ease the condition.
Robotic-assisted Surgery Helps
WOMEN RECOVER FASTER

Katherine Diase, M.D.; Jagjit Khairah, D.O.; Duc Le, M.D. and Jane Starr, M.D., OB/GYN
Women today have more treatment options than their mothers’ generation. Now, laparoscopic and robotic-assisted surgeries may be an option involving fewer risks and a faster recovery.
Being Diagnosed with
Breast Cancer is Difficult …

As most women know, mammograms can save lives. But what if you receive worrisome results? A breast cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming and make you feel lost. But you don’t have to travel this journey alone.
First in Texas
Upgraded MRI System Beats Claustrophobia
Sanjay Singh, M.D., Neuroradiologist and Jeffrey Wood, M.D., Orthopedic Spine Surgeonradiation
High-quality MRI images are crucial in diagnosing spinal disorders and other conditions accurately, but some patients are unsettled by claustrophobic feelings in a traditional sized machine. Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is leading the way on both counts with a more spacious state-of-the-art MRI system.
Get 'Hip' to Replacement Surgery
Carl Hicks, M.D., Joint Reconstructive Surgeon
Worn-out, arthritic knee and hip joints can become so painful that simple actions like walking, bending or standing up become unbearable. But with the introduction of high-mileage artificial hip and knee joints, millions of former sufferers have reclaimed active lives.