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Capitol Anesthesiology and You

December 7th, 2016

Following its 1973 founding in Austin, TX, the Capitol Anesthesiology Association

(CAA) is one of the country’s largest private practices offering anesthesiology services. In addition to providing patient access to over 80 physicians and 130 Certified Registered Nurse Anestesists (CRNAs), Capitol’s network of care extends to over 20 medical facilities in the greater Austin area including major trauma units, high-acuity hospitals, and numerous ambulatory surgery centers.

Capitol’s team of physicians are either currently certified or actively pursing certification by the American Board of Anesthesiology. In addition, many physicians have completed specialised training in technical areas such as pediatric, cardiothoracic, and obstetric anesthesiology in order to expand the range of services available to patients. The result is comprehensive, full-spectrum care that regularly ranks near the top of nationally accepted industry standards.

A critical component of the care provided involves the holistic, team approach of highly trained CRNAs that work hand in hand with anesthesiologists to provide a safe, comfortable experience. This also includes an experienced cohort of registered nurses, anesthesia technicians, and administrative staff that complements the care provided by Capitol’s MDs and CRNAs. The Capitol team works with individuals and families to address questions regarding anesthesia, insurance, or related matters throughout the process. The commitment to top-notch patient care is demonstrated by numerous patient testimonials and CAA’s membership in the Anesthesia Quality Institute (AQI). This allows CAA to not only be a leader in providing high-quality care for patients but also to help others to establish best-practice protocols.

More Than A Billion People In 149 Countries Suffer from Tropical Diseases And Brazil Is Doing Its Part To Eradicate Those Diseases According To Medical Advisor Sergio Cortes

March 24th, 2016

The fact that mosquito-borne viruses can infect people in parts of the world that are not considered tropical or subtropical became obvious when the Zika virus started to spread to countries that are not considered tropical. Billions of people in 149 countries live in fear because of the tropical diseases that seem to be increasing rather than being eradicated, according to one of Brazil’s medical advisors, Dr. Sergio Cortes. Dr. Cortes is very familiar with the damage caused by tropical diseases. Dr. Cortes has done an extensive amount of medical work in the North and Northeastern regions of Brazil. Even though Dr. Cortes specializes in orthopedic work he has an extensive background in mosquito-borne diseases. Dr. Cortes was the Director of the State Ministry of Health in Rio for seven years.

In 2013, published an article about Dr. Cortes and the work he did during the Xerém, Duque de Caxias flood. The flood did a considerable amount of damage to Xerém, and the threat of a dengue outbreak was on the minds of medical professionals employed by the country’s Ministry of Health. Dr. Cortes and his medical team did an outstanding job educating survivors on the need for clean water, better sanitation removal, and a daily hygiene regime. Brazil sent troops to Xerém to spray mosquito breeding grounds, and between the spray and Dr. Cortes, a dengue epidemic was avoided.

In August 2015, the World Health Organization published a report on tropical disease prevention. That report was published right after Brazil experienced the first Zika virus infections. The WHO report lists the importance of sanitation, clean water and regular hygiene in preventing tropical disease outbreaks, according to a Dr. Cortes website post. Brazil’s Ministry of Health knows what has to be done to prevent tropical diseases, but implementing procedures is a challenge. Millions of people in Brazil don’t have access to clean drinking water.

A recent about Dr. Cortes and the work he does as the Chief Medical Officer and Executive Director of Rede D’Or São Luiz in Rio de Janeiro. The article also mentioned about Dr. Cortes and his work with the Ministry of Health. Dr. Cortes wants to help stop a future spread of Zika until a vaccine is developed. A Zika virus vaccine could be years away, according to a Dr. Cortes tweet. And mosquito eradication attempts won’t be as effective as they could be in certain regions of Brazil because of geographic issues.

Sergio Cortes Talks To Reporters About The Flooding in Xerem

February 5th, 2016
Brazilians often see a great deal of rain in any one period. It is not uncommon for rain to fall in this part of the world quite heavily. However, many observers and residents were startled recently at the amount of rain that fell here. Those living in the Xerem region were particularly hard hit by the rains that fell. Many felt it necessary to seek shelter in the area in order to avoid staying in homes that had been flooded by rain. Local and regional health officials have done much in recent days to help area residents cope with this problem according to Extra.

In their report, they speak closely with Sergio Cortes, one of the leading doctors in the region and the state secretary of health for Rio de Janeiro. Dr. Cortes is a highly skilled physician with training in many fields. His primary focus has been the world of orthopedic surgery, where he has helped many patients get access to life changing hip replacement surgery. He has been heavily involved in assisting in the setting up of a shelter that has a capacity to take in over three hundred people as well as offer them necessary services to help them ward off diseases. In his view, other measures may be necessary as well so that the people facing the flood situation in Xerem can avoid getting sick from illnesses such as chicken pox that often follow in the aftermath of such heavy floods.

He and his fellow health officials want those in the entire region to be fully aware of the risks that the flooding may pose to them. Such risks include health problems but also include other potential problems such as highly contaminated water. Water can easily be contaminated by gushing rains, making it unsafe to drink. This is why he urges caution to residents. He suggests those who understandably want to help should focus their attention on providing for the real needs of residents. In his view, what area residents seeking shelter really need is bottled water as well as other supplies. Bottled water is necessary because many area residents have water that is unsafe to drink. He urges people in the region to use bottled water for all necessary situations including bathing as well as drinking.

Dr. Jennifer Walden Can Perform Amazing Plastic Surgeries For Those Who Need It

January 13th, 2016

Whether a person chooses to like it or not, there are always going to be people in the world who want plastic surgery performed, so top doctors need to be available to help these people. If a person wants anything done to their face or body via plastic surgery, then they’ll need a good surgeon to perform the work. Plastic surgeries are performed all the time by plastic surgeons, and the amount of surgeries performed over the years has gone up tremendously because many people are accepting surgical procedures like this as something normal. Since very few people are afraid of being judged if they get plastic surgery these days, many will go out and seek a good doctor to give them the surgery that they’re looking for.

Dr. Jennifer Walden is an excellent surgeon and a Texas Superdoctor, and her reputation speaks for itself. Dr. Walden has been in the industry for so many years, and she’s racked up an impressive amount of patients that only sing her praises when they speak of the work that she’s done for them. Dr. Walden does many types of surgeries in the breast area as well as fat transfers and facelifts. Dr. Walden even performs a rhinoplasty as well as weight loss procedures. Since Dr. Walden specializes in many different procedures, it’s no wonder why there are so many patients who flock to her for surgical procedures. Dr. Walden is located in Austin, Texas, where she has chosen to base her practice.

Dr. Walden is such a renowned surgeon that she has even been featured in magazines, and those looking for top Texas doctors will quickly choose Dr. Walden as one of their first choices. The fact that Dr. Walden has so much knowledge where plastic surgeries are concerned is the reason why many patients have chosen her over the many other plastic surgeons in the state. Even when it comes to the entire nation of the USA, Dr. Jennifer Walden is still one of the top surgeons. Those who need surgeries performed that need the expertise of a great doctor with a lot of knowledge should first make the choice of going to Dr. Jennifer Walden.

Doctor Sergio Cortes Development Impacts on Brazil Health Industry

December 10th, 2015

Doctor Sergio Cortes is a Brazilian doctor who holds a degree in the hip surgeon. In his career, Dr. Sergio has made numerous contributions in Brazil health department. Cortes has been serving the medical industry for several years now.
He has made a significant impact on peoples’ lives. Doctor Cortes also managed as an Executive Officer in the Brazil healthcare department that helps generate revenue to the country.
Doctor Sergio currently serves as Brazil health secretary. Recently, he got a promotion from president-elect Rousseff due to his commitments and dedications in his work. Rousseff elected Dr. Sergio as the next Minister of health in Brazil. Doctor Cortes possesses great team work spirit. He has been working medical practitioners from other countries to improve the medical industry.
Recently, Sergio Cortes Official made a publication on Doctor Sergio Cortes advice on matters regarding physical activities that help curb back pain. In the release, Dr. Sergio stated the importance of maintaining a good posture to avoid back pain problems.
He emphasized on body practices and regular activities that strengthen human body. Dr. Cortes advocated for Pilates exercise as an activity that maintains the body flexibility. He also added that Pilates undergoes modification to fit the primary aim of relieving back pain.
Being an experienced and skilled hip surgeon, Sergio Cortes depicted on how Pilates improves the respiratory system and improving the spine muscles. Doctor Cortes added that a notable change is realized after attending few sessions of Pilates exercise. He stated that this practice is ideally useful for maintenance of good body posture.
In the release, Dr. Sergio also advocated on the importance of practicing yoga activities. He implied that yoga exercise helps the body to stretch ideally. Sergio also suggested that practicing of these exercises should be done after receiving doctor’s recommendations. According to Sergio Cortes, undertaking physical activity that does not fit the body can lead to back pain.
Surgeon Cortes depicted that yoga practices are meant to be practiced in the gyms and yoga centers. He added that these methods required instruction from a specialist or a gym expert.
Sergio Cortes also explained the importance of undertaking swimming sessions especially for victims suffering from back problems ailments. Cortes stated that swimming activities help to improve on breathing capabilities and maintenance of a healthy posture.
For more information about Sergio Cortes release on the best practices for relieving back pain, open the following link
In conclusion, Dr. Cortes has been a prominent figure in the healthcare developments. His contributions in the health industry have been recognized by the World Health Organization.

It’s About More Than Beauty

October 15th, 2015

Dr. Jennifer Walden is a rarity in the world of plastic surgery. As a woman she shines in a field that has been entirely dominated by men. What is even more admirable about her besides her success as a plastic surgeon, is the reason that she took the arduous endeavor to become one. Part of that reason was to help women to empower themselves, to instill confidence and help them feel better about themselves which also included improving their appearance.

Dr. Walden believes that the part of the reason that there aren’t as many women in her field is the time needed to dedicate to this specialty. Dedicating five or six years or longer post medical school training and experience in a specialized field, and obtaining certification, may especially be challenging for those women who are wanting marriage and a family. In addition to that, since plastic surgery has been considered more of a man’s world, there is quite a bit of scrutiny and constant proving of oneself that women are subjected to. In Dr. Walden’s case, she welcomed it.

Her Journey

Dr. Walden grew up in Austin, Texas and attended the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, graduating as salutatorian. After her residency there, she obtained a fellowship in aesthetic surgery from the Manhattan Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital. She remained there after her fellowship practicing for eight years and moving her practice to Austin, Texas. Though wary at first at whether Austin would have the demand for cosmetic surgery as New York, she soon found patients shortly after arriving.

She has found success not only as a board certified cosmetic surgeon, she is also an author of award winning research papers and co-author of an award winning textbook titled Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. She has also been featured in numerous magazine articles. In 2014, she was included in Harper Bazaar 24 Best Beauty Surgeons in the United States. Dr. Walden is also a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. An even greater accomplishment considering her demanding schedule is mother raising twin boys.

For those women who are looking for a surgeon who can understand the complexities in how they perceive their appearance, Dr. Walden’s practice is certainly a welcoming place.

Jennifer Walden, American Beauty Surgeon

July 30th, 2015

Jennifer Walden, age 43, is an American plastic surgeon. “Harper’s Bazaar” named her one of the best beauty surgeons in the United States in 2014. Her private practice is based in Austin, Texas, with a satellite office in nearby Marble Falls.

Walden began her career in New York under the guidance of Sherrell Aston, one of the world’s foremost experts in cosmetic surgery. After completing a fellowship at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, she established her own successful practice in New York. Shifting priorities led her back to Austin.

Marriage and children were not on Walden’s radar when she was in school or starting her practice. During her late 30s, however, her maternal instincts grew strong. With no man in her life that she wanted to marry, she chose in-vitro fertilization. She gave birth to twin boys in 2010.

As a single mother, Walden wanted her sons to grow up surrounded by family. She had to start over with her practice in Austin, and she was not sure what to expect. She wondered if the residents in this “green city” were more inclined to a natural look and less receptive to plastic surgery.

“I figured I’d spend some days tapping my nails on the desk, waiting for the phone to ring,” she said in an article for “Texas Monthly.” By the time her plane from New York arrived in Austin, two patients were already booked for surgery. She soon learned that people wanted cosmetic work in Austin as much as anywhere in the country.

Walden, the daughter of a dentist and a surgical nurse, is proud of her success in New York and Austin. She focuses exclusively on cosmetic surgery such as breast augmentation, face lifts, eyelid lifts and nose jobs. She also performs liposuction and dermal fillers.

Walden knows she is a rarity, as few female doctors go into plastic surgery. There are currently more than 8,100 board-certified plastic surgeons in the country, and only 851 of them are women. Even fewer women, only 180, are members of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Walden thinks being a female plastic surgeon has advantages. “Many of my patients tell me they are more comfortable talking to another woman about certain parts of their body. They also know I will never look at them judgmentally,” she says.

In addition to her role as award-winning surgeon, Walden is a published author. She is also something of a media darling. Her writing appears in several magazines, and she is often featured as an expert commentator on ABC News, FOX News and other media outlets.

New Patient Care Process Developed by Dr. Rohrich Reduces Occurence of Hematomas

May 14th, 2015

Dr. Rod Rohrich, a distinguished professor of plastic surgery at the University of Texas Medical Center and a leading member of the plastic surgeon community, has just published a retrospective study examining the occurrence of hematomas in facelifting patients. The main focus of the study was to assess the effectiveness of a special regimen Dr. Rohrich has developed which attempts to reduce hypertension and as a result reduce the occurrence of hematomas.

The study looked at the medical records of 1,089 patients who underwent facelifts under Dr. Rohrich’s care and compared the hematoma rate with that found in the established medical literature. It was found that Dr. Rohrich’s process, which is a combination of general anesthesia and hypertension limiting medications, leads to dramatically fewer hematomas than normal facelifting care. Dr. Rohrich’s patients were found to have an occurrence rate of 0.9%, the lowest rate ever recorded and substantially lower than the 2-8% occurrence for women and 13% occurrence for men.

This process is just another innovation of Dr. Rohrich, who is well known as an advocate for patient safety and comfort. When discussing the process, he explained that high blood pressure is a well known cause of hematomas and that his protocol was designed specifically to combat it. With the publication of this paper, plastic surgery patients across the country have gotten a little bit safer.

Ebola Free in 2015

May 12th, 2015

Our world is riddled with suffering, pain, and disease. Amongst all of the world, African countries seem to be suffering the hardest. When everything you see on TV is terrible news of tragedies that occur on a daily basis, sometimes it’s good to get a little good news in there too. Today it is announced that Liberia is free of Ebola. In a country hit the hardest by the virus, Liberia has suffered the worst. Now with the last confirmed person just recently dying of the virus, it is time for them to pick up the pieces of what is left and conquer their lives once again. Folks at Amen Clinics ( know that the hard part is not over yet, the next 45 days will tell whether or not is truly eradicated. For Liberia this is a major step in the right direction. With no new reported cases and none reported in the next 45 days, Liberia could be on the path to a healthy country where children can once again go to school without fear and without illness.

Brain Diseases And Your Gut Health

April 29th, 2015

Researchers are starting to publish studies that are suggesting that the amount of inflammation in your gut can actually contribute to some of the most deadly and debilitating diseases in the world. We often hear about recent developments in treating and curing cancer, preventing heart disease and reversing diabetes, but it is not often that we hear about how we can and should take proper care of our gut. The human body is a variety of different parts and systems, and this one system is a big contributing factor to how well a person’s body feels and functions each day. Researchers are attempting to understand what causes the brain to degenerate when conditions like Parkinson’s disease or ALS are present. These devastating conditions currently have no cure. Microscopic bacteria that is living inside of us can actually be determining our brain’s outcome as we age. While a lot of money and time is being spent on brain research, there is not enough research being done linking intestinal and stomach health to the brain. You could consult with your physician on this matter by calling with FreedomPop’s wireless service. When there is inflammation in the gut, this can cause inflammation in the rest of the body. There are many foods and diets that contribute to inflammation. Medical professionals and scientists are starting to question the American diet and suggest that a more fruit and vegetable, lean protein, low grain diet could be beneficial to the body and the brain.