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Director of Swedish Weight-Loss Surgery Program, Patient Interviewed for Educational Radio Program

SEATTLE, Oct. 29, 2007 -- It is estimated that about 112,000 people will die of morbid obesity this year in the United States. With the condition now reaching epidemic proportions, it's more important than ever to educate people about the array of available treatment options, which includes ba...

Swedish Opening Bariatric Surgery Program

SEATTLE, March 7, 2007 – Swedish today announced it has recruited, Ross McMahon, M.D., from Duke University to be medical director of the new Swedish Weight Loss Surgery Program, one of the most comprehensive weight loss surgery centers in the country. An experienced bariatric surgeon, Dr. McM...

Swedish's Bloodless Medicine Program Featured in National TV News Story

SEATTLE, Dec. 19, 2006 -- During many surgeries, doctors pump several units of donated blood into their patients. But what if the blood isn't available? The American Red Cross reports donations are not keeping up with increased demand. Now there's a push to use fewer transfusions, and technolo...

Swedish to Study New Investigational Outpatient Procedure for Asthma

SEATTLE, Aug. 28, 2006 – Researchers at Swedish Medical Center recently began recruitment for the AIR2 (Asthma Interventional Research) international, multi-center clinical trial to explore a new investigational asthma treatment that may significantly change the course of asthma care. Swedish ...

Swedish's New daVinci Surgical System, Expertise Featured in Seattle Times Article On Minimally Invasive Prostate-Cancer Surgery

SEATTLE, Nov. 9, 2005 -- Swedish Medical Center recently became the first hospital in Washington state to begin using the latest (four-arm) daVinci robotic-assisted Surgical System to allow urologic surgeons to more easily and efficiently remove cancerous prostates. The technology allows surge...

Department of Health Grants Swedish Final Approval to Establish a Liver-Transplant Program

SEATTLE, Dec. 1, 2005 – The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) recently authorized Swedish Health Services to establish a new liver-transplant program. In order to open its program, Swedish was required to obtain a certificate of need (CON) from the DOH. In 2003, Swedish submitted a C...

Benevolent Community Donor Program Highlighted in Article about a Monroe Woman Waiting for a Kidney Transplant

On June 7, 2005, the (Everett) Herald published a feature article by reporter Christina Harper. The headline read: "Waiting for a new life: A Monroe woman endures dialysis while she awaits a donated kidney." William Marks, M.D., medical director of Swedish's Organ Transplant program ...
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