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Bay Medical Announces New Technology For Stroke Prevention

Bay Medical announced today the use of a new technology to treat carotid artery disease in patients deemed high-risk for surgery.  The Mo.Ma Ultra Proximal Cerebral Protection Device is used during a minimally invasive catheterization procedure to prevent plaque debris in the carotid artery from traveling into the brain and causing a stroke.

Bay Medical Chosen by Consumers as Highest Quality Provider in Research Study

Bay Medical has been recognized by National Research Corporation (NRC) as one of the nation’s top hospitals in the 2011/2012 Consumer Choice Awards.  The award identifies hospitals which healthcare consumers have chosen as having the highest quality and image in over 300 markets throughout the U.S.

Bay Medical was chosen as the image and quality leader by consumers in the Panama City – Lynn Haven, Florida area for the past three years in a row. 

Importance of Mammograms

According to The American Cancer Society, more than 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, but millions of women are surviving this disease because of early detection.

Judy White says she had no symptoms and never thought it would happen to her.  It did.  Judy was diagnosed with breast cancer at the beginning of August after a screening mammogram detected a problem.  She says she "was a bad girl and didn't go every year."  Her doctor kept encouraging her to get a screening mammogram.  Luckily, she eventually did.

The American Cancer Society recommends that women begin screening mammograms at 40 years of age, with self-exams prior.

Uterine Ablation

Some women suffer from debilitating menstrual cycles.  Women who suffer from heavy bleeding can now find relief with a procedure called uterine ablation. It's an alternative to hysterectomy.

Dr. Krystal VanLowe from Coastal OBGYN recently moved to the Bay County area and specializes in uterine ablation procedures.

"If we can stop the problem, the heavy bleeding...then we don't need to have major surgery. You don't have to be off work for 4 to 6 weeks," Dr. VanLowe explains.

BMC Introduces New Spinal Procedure

The scar on Tammy Hussar’s neck was displayed with pride Monday morning as the Florida Highway Patrol officer talked about her mark as a badge of honor and salvation.

Hussar, 47, was severely injured on duty in February when a driver fell asleep at the wheel and collided with Hussar’s patrol car. The accident caused a disk in Hussar’s spine to impinge on her spinal cord, causing severe pain and even numbness in her extremities.

“I truly believed that the rest of my life was going to be sitting on the couch taking pain medication,” Hussar said.

Impella Heart Pump Saves Lives

Imagine having a heart problem, but the only way to treat it is with a high risk procedure. This can be a tricky decision, but a new device makes treatment safer.  The Impella device was FDA approved in 2008, and it's now available at Bay Medical Center.  It's a mini heart pump that supports the heart during high risk procedures.

Preparing for Joint Replacement Surgery

Bay Medical Center's Joint Program is offered every week. It's designed for patients who are scheduled to undergo a hip, knee or shoulder procedure. Medical professionals say these types of surgeries are occurring in younger and younger patients.

Deborah Rodeheaver is 57 years old and had a total hip replacement. She's now undergoing physical therapy at Bay Medical Center.

"I had surgery on Tuesday, and I started walking on Wednesday," Rodeheaver stated.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

A chamber once used for diving purposes is showing benefits in the medical world.  Bay Medical Center's Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can help promote wound healing and treat certain types of infections.

Hyperbaric medicine is now being used to help patients who've had head and neck cancer. Radiation therapy used to treat this type of cancer can weaken the teeth and jaw, eventually leading to a condition called Osteoradionecrosis, which means cell death due to radiation.  Hyperbaric medicine can help prevent this from happening.

Speech Difficulties in Children

Not being able to make appropriate sounds, a limited vocabulary, and difficulty communicating are all issues that could signal a problem with a child's speech.

Peggy Kundo is a Speech Language Pathologist at Bay Medical's Healthplex.  She says, "Parents should look for how well a child says the sounds in their words."

Education the Key to Managing Diabetes

Sarah Smith found out in april she has diabetes.

"I had no idea how serious it was until I was actually diagnosed."

Smith's doctor told her about a class offered through Bay Medical Center that teaches diabetics how to better manage their disease.

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