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Aging; Prevention

Minimally invasive ear surgery offers significant advantages over open ear surgery

Ear, nose, and throat specialists at UT Southwestern are pioneering minimally invasive endoscopic surgery techniques to treat internal ear conditions without incisions.

Women's Health

Abnormal bleeding: Why women should treat it, not tough it out

Abnormal bleeding can seriously affect a woman’s quality of life at any age. Unfortunately, many women think it’s normal and don’t seek medical care, or their doctors simply don’t listen. Discover treatment options that can improve a woman’s symptoms and quality of life.

Heart

Minimally invasive valve surgery restores marathoner’s heart

Shauna Okongo was born with a bicuspid aortic valve. In February 2017, Shauna ran a marathon and struggled with shortness of breath throughout the race as she never had before.

Heart

Heart Surgery Patient Journey

Dr. Doolabh and patient Ginger walk you through the journey of a minimally invasive heart valve patient at UT Southwestern.

Heart

Robin Kinley: Heart Surgery Patient Profile

When Robin Kinley was diagnosed with an atrial septal defect (ASD), UT Southwestern heart surgeon Neelan Doolabh, M.D., performed a minimally invasive ASD closure.

Cancer

Why we use robotic surgery to treat large kidney cancer tumors

Large kidney tumors or those starting to spread can put patients’ lives at risk. Learn about robotic surgery for kidney cancer and when we recommend it.

Heart

Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery Gives East Texas Man New Life

Tommy Lloyd of Longview, Texas, credits a unique heart surgery at UT Southwestern for not only saving his life but allowing him to live it fully again.

Heart

Heart valve surgery without cracking open the chest

With minimally invasive heart valve surgery, surgeons don’t “crack open the chest,” instead going between the ribs through a 2-inch incision.

Cancer

UTSW broadens use of endoscopic surgery to remove skull-base tumors

North Texas patients have a minimally invasive option for tumors at the base of the skull: endoscopic skull-base tumor resection. Meet the UTSW team that performs about 150 of the procedures each year.

Heart

Unique Approach to Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Surgery

Dr. Neelan Doolabh offers a new way to think about – and do – heart valve surgery, and it’s reducing recovery times and improving outcomes.