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MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center Premieres Halcyon™ Cancer Treatment, Becomes First Center with this New Technology in DC/Metro Area

CLINTON, MD—MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center (MSMHC)’s new cancer treatment center is one step closer toward its completion with the addition of a new cancer-fighting technology in the office of Radiation Oncologist Andrew Satinsky, MD.  On March 20, Dr. Satinsky began using the new Halcyon™ machine to treat patients. The Halcyon™ is an image guidance system delivering radiation more easily, more efficiently and with greater comfort, without compromising on quality. This results in a treatment that is highly effective in far less time. Dr. Satinsky treating a patient with the Halcyon™ machine. “This treatment revolutionizes the quality, expediency, comfort and…

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MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center Recognized Nationally for Promoting Organ, Eye, and Tissue Donation

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center (MSMHC) was among a select group of hospitals nationwide recognized for promoting enrollment in state organ donor registries in a national campaign sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The campaign has added more than 443,000 donor enrollments to state registries nationwide. MSMHC conducted awareness and registry campaigns to educate staff, patients, visitors, and community members about the critical need for organ, eye, and tissue donors and, by doing so, increased the number of potential donors on the state’s donor registry. The hospital earned points for…

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MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center Welcomes Gastroenterologist Freaw Dejenie

CLINTON, MD--MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center (MSMHC) is proud to announce that we have added another gastroenterology (GI) physician, Dr. Freaw Dejenie, to our team. Dr. Dejenie will perform colonoscopies and endoscopies, and will treat esophageal disorders, stomach and intestine issues, colon problems, and liver disease. “In this specialty, we treat patients not at one point of contact, but with continuity of care over a period of healing,” said Dr. Dejenie. “If we do a colonoscopy, for instance, and discover polyps or cancer, we can change someone’s life, and we can decrease mortality.” Dr. Dejenie attended medical school at Addis…

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Your Heart Questions Answered

We asked MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute Cardiologist Athanasios Thomaides, MD, FACC, to give us answers to the following common health questions he most often deals with as a cardiac electrophysiologist. What is Tachycardia and how is it treated? Tachycardia is a heart rhythm disorder characterized by the heart beating faster than normal, which is caused by rapid electrical signals in the heart. Because the heart muscle is beating so quickly, it can weaken the heart. Typically, tachycardia is treated by catheter ablation, a newer process with a 70 to 80 percent success rate that replaces the use of drugs,…

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