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Thanks to Dr. Byrne, "I can do it all": Nurse Shares Personal Account of Total Knee Replacement Surgery

Anita Persing of White Plains, Maryland, chose John Byrne, MD, and MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center for her total knee replacement surgeries. Here’s why. Anita Persing has always lived an active life, but back in 2007, osteoarthritis began to get in her way. She was finding it difficult to walk long distances and was having trouble executing turns during her weekly swing dancing dates with her husband, Charles. In fact, everyday activities were becoming harder. As her knee pain worsened, Anita knew exactly the right person to call: orthopaedic surgeon John Byrne, MD, a member of the MedStar Orthopaedic Institute…

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MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center Named #2 Hospital in the D.C. Metro Region by U.S. News & World Report

CLINTON, MD – MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center has been named the #2 Hospital in the Washington Region and the #5 Hospital in the State of Maryland, as rated by the 2016 Best Hospitals edition of U.S. News & World Report. MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center was also rated a high-performing hospital in the areas of Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gastroenterology and GI Surgery, Geriatrics and Nephrology.  In addition, the hospital was rated as high-performing with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Heart Failure procedures. It was also ranked among the top forty hospitals in the nation for Neurology and Neurosurgery. “I…

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Dr. Kim Joins General Surgery Team

Dr. Min S. Kim Dr. Michael A. Gillespie Recognizing the need for General Surgeons to service the population around MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center (MSMHC), the hospital is proud to announce the recent hiring of Dr. Min S. Kim, who joins General Surgeon Dr. Michael A. Gillespie.  General surgeons typically perform surgeries on bowels, gall bladders, appendixes, hernias and colons.  Providing general surgery services is very important for the community surrounding MSMHC, where an increased percentage of the local population has heart disease and diabetes.  “We’re continuing to build the general surgery program at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center, offering…

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How to Stay Safe in the Summer: Advice from our ED Docs

Ah, the long, hot days of summer. Whether you’re at the pool or just out in the yard, the season of fun in the sun can be dangerous. These tips from some of MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center’s emergency department (ED) physicians can help you make the most of all summer has to offer. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke The very young and the very old are most susceptible to heat-related emergencies. Heat exhaustion occurs when your body overheats, and if it’s not treated, it can lead to heat stroke, which is life threatening. When the outside temperatures and humidity…

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