April 5th, 2017
The surgical teams assembled to operate on Mayo Clinic's most complex patients lately have begun to consist of more than living, breathing members. The new recruits are usually small enough to hold in your hand, and they don't say a word. But the information conveyed by these 3D anatomical printed models is helping surgeons plan and navigate the trickiest of procedures.
In late 2016, Mayo Clinic thoracic surgeon Mark Allen, M.D. was part of a surgical team that used a 3D printed model to help them prepare to remove a rare, intrusive pancoast tumor. The tumor had grown in the chest of a patient, between his ribs and among the vessels just above his lungs.
July 23rd, 2013
By Makala Arce
Living in Hawaii definitely has its benefits — the beautiful scenery, the tropical weather, the ocean. But, what if you are living with a chronic condition and there aren't any specialists on the island? For Traci Downs, the answer was Mayo Clinic and Patient Online Services, a tool that enables patients to connect with Mayo Clinic anytime, anywhere. Read the rest of this entry »
May 11th, 2012
By Makala Arce
A new iPad app uses Mayo Clinic patient education to help patients learn about recovery after heart surgery. The app offers patients a wide range of content, including videos, available at the touch of a fingertip.
Mayo Clinic Patient Randy Sterner is one patient who benefitted from using the new app. Stern says the app helped him find important resources and keep track of the things he needed to do each day.
Watch the Mayo Medical Edge video below to find out more about his experience.