WABC-TV, ABC's local television affiliate in New York City, is hosting a series called "Medical Marvels." The series highlights the stories of patients who underwent extraordinary medical procedures at NewYork-Presbyterian. The stories appear during WABC's nightly newscast and complement ABC News' "NY Med" documentary series which airs on Thursday nights during the summer.
Here are the stories featured on the "Medical Marvels" series:
Lou Auriemma and his cousin Gina Vintalore have always shared a family bond. Now they share a liver.
During a routine physical, David Epstein learned he was living with a ticking time bomb in his chest.
This edition of Medical Marvels focuses on Pamela Sternberg, who needed special radiation therapy to treat her cancer and protect her unborn baby. (full story
Faith Fulginiti is recovering from a cutting edge procedure to treat lymphedema and chronic venous disease. (full story
In this edition of Medical Marvels, a look at how the staff at the Perelman Heart Center at New York Presbyterian Hospital saved Peter Reikes with an ECMO machine. (full story
In this edition of Medical Marvels, a look at how heart patient Glen Zammit was helped by a new, non-surgical procedure for replacing heart valves. (full story
In this edition of Medical Marvels, doctors at New York Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital are using telemedicine to evaluate and diagnose stroke patients. (full story
Dr. Jake Chanin
Medical Marvels Runners Edition: A cardiologist hopes to inspire his patients by running in the TCS NYC Marathon. (full story
It was one of Joe Russo's patients that inspired him to run in the New York City Marathon for the first time. (full story
Tara Barlow is running the New York City Marathon for pediatric liver transplant patients. (full story
Denise Buist suffered from severe sciatica until neurosurgeon Roger Härtl, MD, performed an innovative, minimally-invasive procedure on her. (full story
Abbey Monzietti was born with an extremely rare and large tumor. When she was just three days old, NewYork-Presbyterian surgeon Nitsana Spigland, MD, performed lifesaving surgery on her. (full story
Jacob Downer was born with an extremely small jaw and a cleft palate. From his first moment of life he struggled to breathe, and so the decision was made to begin changing Jacob's life when he was just days old. (full story
Manuel Greco battles Von Hippel-Lindau disease, a rare condition that causes tumors to grow in certain parts of the body. (full story
Six-year-old Brady Jenkins has a rare genetic syndrome that will cause him to develop thyroid cancer. (full story
Susan Koujak survived two double lung transplants. Now she wants to have a child. (full story
Robert and Dianne Kaiser
Robert Kaiser was battling end stage kidney disease until his wife, Dianne, stepped in and offered one of her kidneys.
Maureen Cavanaugh struggled with her weight for years. A new weight loss surgical procedure helped her. (full story