Orthopaedic Physician Focuses on Comfort, Quality Care

Kayla, a young woman who needed knee surgery, describes her positive experience with Dr. Luciano and Bon Secours Virginia Orthopedic and Spine Specialists. Ernesto Luciano-Perez, MD, is board-certified in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine. He specializes in sports medicine, general orthopaedics, arthroscopic surgery of all joints, especially the shoulder — including total shoulder replacement, reverse shoulder […]

Radiation Therapy Helps Bernard Fight Thyroid Cancer

Bernard tells the story of his fight against thyroid cancer and the expert help he received from Dr. Bradley Prestidge, radiation oncologists with Bon Secours Cancer Institute.

“Working Where The Sun Don’t Shine” – The Colorectal Surgeon’s Song

Have you ever wondered what kind of person would become a colorectal surgeon? Well the singers George Bowser and Ricky Blue wondered too, and gave their conclusions to the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Colorectal Surgeons in 1995. Dr. Philip Kondylis, a colorectal surgeon located at Bon Secours Health Center at Harbour View […]

Allergy Sufferers Have Access to New Treatment, Allergy Drops, in Hampton Roads

Hampton Roads allergy sufferers are bracing themselves for pollen season. And Dr. Christine Franzese, an otolaryngologist at Bon Secours DePaul in Norfolk is seeing more and more patients coming her way – especially with forecasts predicting a particularly bad pollen year. Dr. Franzese says medications and injections can help, but she’s now prescribing allergy drops. […]

New Outpatient Procedure Offers Permanent Relief to Chronic Sinusitis Sufferers

Dr. Christine Franzese of the DePaul/EVMS Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery talks about balloon sinuplasty. This outpatient procedure uses a balloon on a wire catheter to widen the walls of the sinuses – helping patients with chronic sinusitis breathe easier. Hear about how the procedure helped two real-life patients! + Read Dr. Franzese’s […]

Curing Chronic Hepatitis C with Triple Therapy

Dr. Mitchell Shiffman, of the Liver Institute of Virginia, talks with Hepatology Digest at the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases about the latest advances in curing hepatitis C, specifically about the role of peginterferon in the era of triple therapy for HCV. More effective anti-viral agents and better forms of peginterferon have […]

The Benefits of Arthroscopic ACL Reconstruction Surgery

Alexander Aboka, MD, MPH, a sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery specialist with Virginia Orthopaedic and Spine Specialists in western Hampton Roads, talks about the benefits of arthroscopic acl surgery for active patients struggling with knee pain. Considered the “gold standard” for acl injury, arthroscopic surgery allows surgeons to visualize injuries more clearly with minimal disruption […]

Hampton Roads’ First Robotic Arm Assisted Knee Resurfacing Procedure

Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital announced today that Anthony Carter, MD, FAAOS, orthopedic surgeon with Hampton Roads Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, has performed Hampton Roads’ first robotic arm assisted knee resurfacing procedure.  This lesser invasive treatment offers option for adults living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis that has not yet progressed to all three compartments […]

The Benefits of Minimally Invasive Hysterectomies with daVinci Robotic Surgery

Dr. Ted Hughes, of WomanCare Centers, on the campus of DePaul Medical Center has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery with daVinci robotic surgery for procedures like hysterectomy. One of the reasons: robotic surgery patients seems to recover much more quickly. Learn more about minimally invasive surgery at bshr.com/surgery or by calling (757) 889-CARE […]

Ask the Experts: Advances in Hip Replacement Surgery

Dr. Aaron L. Marlow a fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon at Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center, explains the advances being made in joint replacement surgery. More non-surgical options, better pain control, and more advanced surgical technology mean that hip and knee pain sufferers are getting back in motion quicker than ever before. Learn more about Dr. […]