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Medical Robot Treats Esophageal Cancer

[KARE11, Jan. 13, 2011] Found too late, esophageal cancer is often deadly. Found early enough, it can be treated with surgery. At Allina’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital, a surgical robot is being used for that surgery, one of the few place in the U.S. where that is happening. Watch the story below.

Expert help available 24/7 for stroke patients

[River Falls Journal, January 13, 2011]¬†Stroke care experts at United Hospital in St. Paul will soon be accessible, 24-hours a day, to patients at River Falls Area Hospital via the Allina Telehealth Network. For patients experiencing a stroke, rapid access to therapy that can restore cerebral blood flow improves the likelihood of a successful outcome. […]

Diagnosing Esophageal Cancer

[KSTP-TV, Jan. 12, 2011] Would you know the warning signs of esophageal cancer?¬† They can sometimes mask themselves by something as simple as heartburn. KSTP’s Megan Newquist talked with Dr. Dean Gesme from Minnesota Oncology about this form of cancer.