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Latest robotic technology now offered at Hennepin County Medical Center

Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) is now offering surgical procedures using the latest technology available with the da Vinci Xi HD Surgical System. The advanced, four-arm robotic system allows surgeons to perform complex, minimally invasive procedures that often result in … Continue reading

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Keeping a stick on the ice

Dr. Daniel DiBardino is a double board-certified physician in both adult and congenital cardiothoracic surgery – in other words, he fixes hearts and where they live – both big and small. “Every heart is precious and I understand the enormous … Continue reading

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Keeping pounds off after weight loss win

How common is it to put the pounds back on after losing weight? People with a significant weight problem who are highly motivated to lose weight using diet and exercise can almost always succeeded in losing some weight during the … Continue reading

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HCMC’s Burn Center reverified as pediatric and adult burn center

The American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons recently completed their regularly scheduled site visit and reverified HCMC as a pediatric and adult burn center. Reviewers commended the Burn Center team on their commitment to excellence and providing … Continue reading

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Nobody plans to get frostbite

In an “average” year, HCMC’s Burn Center cares for about 25 patients with frostbite requiring hospitalization. In 2014, more than 200 patients were admitted for care. “It was one of the coldest winters in the past 30 years, so it’s no … Continue reading

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Dr. Chad Richardson named Director of Trauma Services

Chad Richardson, MD, was recently named Director of Trauma Services at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC). He has been serving as Assistant Director since 2008 under his predecessor Dr. Arthur Ney, who chose to step down after 24 years as … Continue reading

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