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HeartMate 3™ Mechanical Assist Device FDA-Approved

Thanks in large part to the leadership of Columbia’s Cardiac Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support Programs, a new left ventricular assist device, the Heartmate 3™ LVAD is now FDA approved.
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What's New in the Department of Surgery

Columbia Launches Women’s Lung and Health Center

A growing number of non-smoking women, many of them young, contract lung cancer every year and are often diagnosed with an advanced stage malignancy. This fall, NYP/Columbia opened the Women’s Lung and Health Center, one of only two programs in the nation to serve this under-recognized patient population.
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What's New in the Department of Surgery

Expanding Our Expertise in Vascular Surgery

Virendra (V) Patel, MD, MPH, a national expert in the field of vascular surgery, has joined NYP/Columbia as Chief of Vascular Surgery and Co-director of The Aortic Program. He was also named Associate Professor of Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center.
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What's New in the Department of Surgery

Vascular Testing Accreditation for NYP/Columbia

Columbia Doctors Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory has earned accreditation from the IAC (Intersocietal Accreditation Commission) on Vascular Testing. IAC accreditation is also given to medical centers dedicated to continuous advancement in this field.
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Build a Better Smoothie

Nothing’s better than a cold, refreshing smoothie on a hot summer day. Smoothies can be nutrient-dense powerhouse’s custom tailored to meet your specific health needs. Need extra protein? Add some protein powder or Greek yogurt.
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A small number of patients who have weight loss surgery relapse years later. How much depends on the procedure they've originally had to address their obesity. These individuals may benefit from an additional procedure, called a revision surgery, to help them lose again and treat specific symptoms.
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Beat the Heat

Happy summer! Hopefully you have been spending time outside enjoying the sunshine, whether at a backyard barbeque, baseball game, relaxing at the beach, or just taking a walk. As nice as the beautiful weather is, it’s important to know that too much sun (and/or heat) can lead to dehydration.
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What's New in the Department of Surgery

No Surgery, No Scars: A New Treatment For Fibroadenoma

If you have a breast fibroadenoma, there may be a new solution for you. The Columbia Clinical Breast Program now offers echotherapy, a new non-invasive treatment.
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