SEATTLE, Feb. 6, 2013 - Screenings for cancer, high blood pressure and cholesterol are probably on your doctor visit checklist. Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) probably should be, too, but many doctors don’t know about it. Vascular surgeons from Swedish are hosting a free community health education class about this silent killer and whether this important screening is right for you. The 90-minute program will be at Swedish Ballard (5300 Tallman Ave. N.W.) on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
SEATTLE, Oct. 15, 2012 - If you’re pregnant or thinking about having a baby, finding the right provider is a pretty good place to start this incredible journey. When you come to OB Speed Dating, you’ll get the chance to meet several Obstetricians and Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) who deliver at Swedish Ballard's Family Childbirth Center and get to know them in a fun, low-key environment.
LINX has arrived at Swedish! After several months of preparation, we will be implanting the first 3 LINX devices on September 21, 2012. For our 3 adventurous patients, we are excited to see them have their GERD controlled with the LINX and also hope that it meets their expectations.
To learn more about this procedure and others options for managing GERD, you may wish to come and hear my partners Dr. Ralph Aye and Dr. Alex Farivar talk at Swedish Issaquah on September 26th, 2012. For more information and to register for the 9/26 GERD class, click here.
Update on 9/23: I am happy to report that our patients who have received the LINX device are all doing well.
First you can’t remember where you left your keys. Then an acquaintance’s name just won’t come to you.
Is it just old age or is it a memory disorder? Sometimes it’s hard to tell and not knowing can be equally as frustrating as forgetfulness itself.
The best way to head off memory loss and to figure out if that is in fact what you’re experiencing is to talk with your doctor and discuss your concerns. Of course, it’s not always easy or convenient to get to the doctor. Dr. Lily Jung-Henson, of the Swedish Neuroscience Institute, holds free community classes that cover these issues and allow you the chance to get some of your questions answered.
Partnering with Dr. Arpan Waghray, Medical Director for Behavioral Health at Swedish, and other members of the Swedish Rehab Services team in Issaquah, Dr. Jung-Henson will be holding a class called “Taking Control of Your Brain Health” on Saturday, September 29.
This free class will be held at the Swedish/Issaquah hospital in the Highlands from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will help you answer questions such as:
....but at Swedish, it's definitely not ours.
If you have advanced arthritis in part of your knee, robotic-assisted surgery is a great way to go. The incision is smaller. Recovery time is faster. And the surgery is more accurate for better knee function down the road.
So where should you go? Well, Swedish was the first in the Puget Sound area to perform MAKOplasty for partial knee replacements, and we’ve done more of them than any hospital in the region.
Come learn more from a Swedish orthopedic surgeon at one of our seminars, and take the first step toward a pain-free life. Or, watch the below video to see highlights from a partial knee replacement procedure:
Call 206-386-2502 or register online at www.swedish.org/classes
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 6–8 p.m. OR Thursday, Feb. 16, 6–8 p.m.
Swedish Orthopedic Institute 601 Broadway, Seattle
(Corner of Broadway and Cherry St. – Hourly parking available under the building)