Ask the Doctor: Hirschsprung Disease with Dr. Baddr Shakhsheer

Hirschsprung disease is a congenital condition that causes issues with the digestive system. The bowel or colon is not able to contract due to a cell deficiency, leading to constipation and other digestive problems. Treatment for this condition includes surgery to repair the colon.

Ask The Doctors: Critical Limb-Threatening Ischemia

Ask the Doctors Header Image, featuring Patrick Geraghty, MD shown to the right, with Critical Limb-Threatening Ischemia typed to the left.

Limb ischemia is a peripheral arterial disease that causes reduced blood supply to the limbs. Long-term limb ischemia can progress into chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CL-TI), which requires immediate medical attention and treatment. Dr. Geraghty and the limb preservation team at Washington University answer questions about this condition, risk factors and treatment options.

Ask the Doctors: Lung Nodules

When patients learn they have suspicious “spots” or nodules on their lungs, it is understandable that they may become concerned about their diagnosis. They may begin to contemplate serious questions about their health: “Are my lung nodules cancerous? Will I need surgery, chemotherapy or radiation? What should I do?” “One of the most common problems […]

Ask the Doctors: Kidney Transplant

Director of Kidney and Pancreatic Transplantation at the Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Transplant Center Jason Wellen, MD, MBA, answers some of the most frequently asked questions about kidney transplant.

Ask the Doctors: WALANT Hand Surgery

Kelly Currie, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, answers some of the most frequently asked questions about the WALANT technique for hand surgery.

Ask the Doctors: Crohn’s Disease

Matthew Mutch, MD, Chief of the Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery and Professor of Surgery, and faculty from the Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery answer some of the most frequently asked questions about Crohn’s disease.