Category Archives: Surgery

Tuberous sclerosis 101

Tuberous sclerosis, also called tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), is a rare, multi-system genetic disease that causes tumors to grow in the brain and in other vital organs such as the … Full Entry »

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You heard a what?! The truth about heart murmurs

Have you ever put your finger over the end of a water hose while the water was turned on? When you do that, you see the water spray and hear … Full Entry »

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Swimmer’s ear 101

Summer in Houston means hot, humid weather with many people going to swimming pools, lakes and the beach to find relief from the heat. With all of the water fun, we … Full Entry »

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Rice engineering students help simplify urology procedure

photo courtesy Last year I was looking for a way to simplify the removal of ureteral stents after robotic pyeloplasty procedures. I decided to challenge Rice engineering students to invent … Full Entry »

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Celebrating 10 years with a new heart

Ten years ago, a family lost their daughter. Ten years ago, a 17-year-old lost her best friend. Ten years ago, friends, family and loved ones had to say goodbye to … Full Entry »

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