Lourdes Cardiothoracic Surgeon Performs First TAVR in Pakistan
Atiq Rehman, MD, FACS, Director of Surgery for Transcatheter Valve Therapy & Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, recently performed the first transcatheter aortic valve…» read more
Lourdes Surgeon Appointed as Cancer Liaison Physician
The Commission on Cancer recently appointed Lourdes surgeon Ely Sebastian, MD, FACS, to a three-year term as Cancer Liaison Physician for Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center. Cancer Liaison Physicians…» read more
St. Francis Medical Center Appoints Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery
St. Francis Medical Center has appointed nationally renowned cardiac surgeon Robert Poston, M.D., as its Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery. Dr. Poston is one of only a handful of cardiac surgeons…» read more
Lourdes Gastroenterologist Hosts Support Group for Patients with Irritable Bowel Disease
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) causes abdominal pain, frequent diarrhea, and often sends people to the doctor for advice on how to relieve symptoms. More serious, however, is inflammatory bowel disease…» read more
Become a Nurse at Our Lady of Lourdes School of Nursing!
*School Offers April 23 Open House to Potential Students* Considering a career in nursing? Join Our Lady of Lourdes School of Nursing on Thursday, April 23 for an opportunity to…» read more
Our Lady of Lourdes Statue Turns Blue for Autism Awareness
In recognition of World Autism Awareness Day, Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center will light the hospital’s iconic 30-foot, 15-ton statue of the Blessed Mother blue on April 2. The…» read more
Lourdes Health System Welcomes Community to Celebrate Life of Sister M. Elizabeth Corry
Memorial mass and reception to be held for former Lourdes President who was a pioneer in transforming the medical center Last month, Sister M. Elizabeth Corry, OSF, president of Our…» read more
Lourdes Health System and 21st Century Oncology Sign Joint Venture
21st Century Oncology, a nationally recognized provider of integrated cancer care services, and Lourdes Health System have signed a Joint Venture agreement establishing a partnership to deliver community-based cancer services….» read more
Lourdes Cardiac Surgeon Dr. Atiq Rehman Talks Latest Advances in Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
Open heart surgery can be a life-saving, but invasive, procedure. Now, many types of cardiac surgeries can be performed without a large chest incision and lengthy recovery. “Traditional open-heart surgery…» read more
Lourdes Gastroenterologist Gives Options for Colon Cancer Screening, Says Best Test is the One that Gets Done
Colorectal cancer is second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. The American Cancer Society estimates there will be nearly 137,000 new cases of colorectal cancer this year and that the disease will cause 50,000 deaths.
So how do you know if you’re at risk and if so, what can you do to prevent it? While you cannot control your age and family history, you can reduce your risk with regular screenings for colon cancer, says a Lourdes gastroenterology expert.