Welcome to Patient Power with Andrew Schorr, a 30-minute medical podcast that represents the patient's point of view and connects you with respected UC San Diego Health System experts, inspiring patients, survivors and family members.
This series of informative medical podcasts introduces you to patients like you who have empowered themselves with medical knowledge coupled with a strong partnership with a UCSD physician. Through these podcasts, we hope you will feel inspired, informed, and -- most of all --empowered.
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- Potential Complications of Multiple Births with David Schrimmer, MD
Learn about both common and rare risks associated with multiple births, particularly for older parents.
- Pioneering New Treatments for Heart Arrhythmias with Gregory Feld, MD
Cardiac arrhythmias are common, but can be life threatening for some patients. Learn more about how UCSD medical experts are optimizing techniques and developing new energy sources for catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation.
- Understanding Esophageal Motility Disorders with Santiago Horgan, MD
Achalasia, one of several types of esophageal conditions, is a rare disease of the muscle of the esophagus. Learn how laparoscopic surgery is improving the function of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES).
- Advances in Appendiceal Cancers with Andrew Lowy, MD, FACS
Appendiceal cancer is very rare – considered a one in a million diagnosis. Hear from Jennifer Ambrose, who experienced this firsthand after being diagnosed with pseudomyxoma peritoneal cancer.
- Nurse Midwifery with Rita Wagner, CNM, NP, MS, RN, BSN
The UCSD midwives have attended over 8,000 births, more than one-third of all the babies born in the facility. If you are thinking about having a child, learn how places like UCSD’s Birth Center are providing home-like settings for expectant mothers and sharing a common philosophy of family-centered, woman-centered care for families.
- Huntington’s Disease Research with Jody Corey-Bloom, M.D., Ph.D
In this episode, Dr. Jody Corey-Bloom, a leading researcher at the Huntington’s Disease Center of Excellence at UC San Diego Health System, updates listeners on the latest research and gives people guidance on participating in clinical trials. She offers resources for how patients can learn about different trials and gives listeners a brief update about the latest treatment options available for the disease.
- Spine Surgery with Yu Po Lee, M.D.
A condition known as lumbar stenosis can change the funciont of the back and even cause some patients to lose their walking ability. UCSD's Dr. Yo-Po Lee sheds light on surgical procedures for lumbar stenosis and debunk common myths about spine surgery as it relates to back pain.