Anthony Macaluso, Jr., knows all too well the symptoms and seriousness of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). “I’ve struggled with genetic vascular disease for most of my life,” he explains, “and suffered from common symptoms, such as pain and swelling in my legs.” “DVT occurs when a blood clot forms in one or more of the […]
Health Conditions, Treatments & Procedures
Information related to health conditions, treatments and procedures.
Coronary Artery Bypass
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Each year, 300 CABG procedures are performed at Memorial Hermann-TMC, treating such disorders as unstable angina, acute coronary syndrome, non-ST segment elevation and myocardial infarction. Our surgeons utilize the least invasive techniques possible, to achieve less blood loss, reduced pain, and achieve a shorter length of stay and faster recovery. […]
Learn about the causes and treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD or Acid Reflux).
Adjustable Lap Band Surgery
The adjustable band is a procedure during which your surgeon will implant a permanent, prosthetic “band” around the neck of your stomach. This procedure is purely “restrictive”, meaning that it allows you to eat less while feeling full by creating a much smaller virtual stomach pouch above the band. The adjustable band has an inner […]
Gastric Bypass Surgery
The most common form of gastric bypass surgery is Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery uses a combination of restriction and mal-absorption.
Defining Morbid Obesity The National Institutes of Health (NIH) defines morbid obesity as: Being 100 pounds or more above your ideal body weight Having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or greater Having a BMI of 35 or greater with one or more co-morbid conditions The disease of morbid obesity interferes with basic physical […]
Presurgical Nasoalveolar Molding (PNAM) Taping Video
Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate
What is a cleft lip/cleft palate? A cleft lip is a separation of the two sides of the lip. Sometimes this includes the bone of the upper jaw. A cleft palate is an opening in the roof of the mouth in which the two sides of the palate did not join together. Cleft lips and […]
Distraction Osteogenesis Distraction osteogenesis (DO) has revolutionized craniofacial surgery. DO involves cutting bone and then slowly moving the cut ends of the bone. The gradual movement of the two cut pieces of bone results a new bone formation in the resulting gap. Distraction osteogenesis can be used in the lower jaw (mandible), the upper jaw […]
Congenital Facial Anomalies Congenital deformities affect the face and the upper and lower jaws. This includes children who have craniofacial deformities such as Apert’s, Crouzon’s, and Treacher-Collins, Pierre Robin Complex, hemifacial microsomia, etc. Initial treatment of these children focuses on their ability to breathe and eat normally. Some of these infants will need a tracheotomy […]
Premature fusing of the sutures is called craniosynostosis, which restricts skull growth. The cause of this premature fusion is unknown.