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Tim Couture

Episode 9: Memorial Hermann | Rockets Orthopedics

Announcing the rebrand of the Memorial Hermann Orthopedic service line and the programs and facilities there within. This is the first time that a professional sports team has entered into an agreement that will combine their logo with that of another company, let alone a health care system. The podcast is discussing what this expanded partnership with the Rockets means and how it only enhances the level of care that we provide in the community.

Dr. KuoJen Tsao, MD

Episode 8: Defining Excellence – What makes a Fetal Center?

The emergence of new fetal procedures has led to a proliferation of programs using the designation “fetal center” without clarification of what referring physicians and patients should expect in terms of quality, patient safety and outcomes. In response, the state of Texas and providers affiliated with The Fetal Center at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, in partnership with McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston and UT Physicians, are collaborating to determine criteria that define Centers of Excellence for Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy.

Located within the Texas Medical Center, The Fetal Center is affiliated with McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, UT Physicians and Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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Episode 7: Successful Biventricular Conversion in Single Ventricle Patients

Dr. Salazar discusses successful biventricular conversion in single ventricle patients. Dr. Salazar explains what biventricular repair is, how it helps the patients and what is the future of biventricular repair.

Dr. Phuong D. Nguyen

Episode 6: A New Approach to Pediatric Facial Reanimation Evaluation and Treatment

Dr. Phuong D. Nguyen discuses facial reanimation surgical options evaluated with a new, algorithmic approach to treatment and the latest developments in research.

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Episode 5: The Next Frontier - Advancements in Aortic Surgery

Dr. Oderich and Dr. Estrera discuss what is an aortic surgery and when is it needed. The reasons why people get aortic disease and when do they start to experience them. Advances in aortic surgery, the three types of surgeries and some of the benefits of each.

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Episode 4: Two Novel Studies Seek to Improve Outcomes in Children with Malignant Fourth Ventricular Brain Tumors

Dr. Sandberg discusses a novel experimental approach to treating medulloblastoma, ependymoma, and ATRT in pediatric patients with local drug delivery into the fourth ventricle or tumor cavity.

Dr. David Doherty and Dr. Danielle Melton

Episode 3: How Osseointegration Is Restoring Freedom to Amputees

Dr. David Doherty and Dr. Danielle Melton discuss how osseointegration is restoring freedom to amputees by offering better quality of life through improved function and mobility.

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Episode 2: Landmark TOTAL Trial Results Published

After a decade of work, the Tracheal Occlusion To Accelerate Lung Growth (TOTAL) Trial was published. Dr. Anthony Johnson, Co-Director of The Fetal Center* at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and a co-author of the trial, discusses the team’s approach to prenatal intervention and care for patients with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia.

Located within the Texas Medical Center, The Fetal Center is affiliated with McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, UT Physicians and Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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Episode 1: Rehabilitation of Critically Ill COVID-19 Survivors

This episode details how TIRR Memorial Hermann, a national leader in medical rehabilitation and research, is caring for patients post COVID-19 and redefining rehabilitation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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