Have unexplained back pain or nausea? It could be your gallbladder. Watch Steven Stanten, M.D., chief of surgery at Alta Bates Summit, explain how he’s treating patients in less than an hour—with virtually no pain or scarring.Read More about Surgery Through Your Belly Button—by a Robot?
Alta Bates Summit has been recognized for excellence in surgical patient care.Read More about Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Nationally Recognized for Meritorious Outcomes by the American College of Surgeons
Have unexplained back pain or nausea? It could be your gallbladder. Watch Steven Stanten, M.D., chief of surgery at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland, explain how he’s treating patients through robotic-assisted gallbladder surgery in less than an hour—with very little pain and virtually no scarring.
Known as minimally invasive gallbladder surgery, this technique was pioneered by surgeons at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in the East Bay, who performed the first two robotic single-incision gallbladder removals (cholecystectomies) with the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System in April 2012. Read More about Surgery Through Your Belly Button—by a Robot?
In honor of National Diabetes Day, the Alta Bates Summit Diabetes Center and Ethnic Health Institute are hosting a World Diabetes Day Celebration at the Family Resource Center at the Alta Bates Campus (2450 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley) tomorrow, Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
There is no charge for this community event and attendees will have a wide choice of activities and information to choose from:
• How healthy is your vision?
o There will be diabetic retinopathy screenings with optometrist Jorge Cuadros, O.D., Ph.D.
• Do you know how to properly care for your feet?
o Discuss foot health with podiatrist Yuko Miyazaki, DPM.
• Speak with Certified Diabetes Educators from the Alta Bates Summit’s Diabetes Center about all questions related to diabetes.
• Play Xbox Kinect–a wireless, motion-sensing, game that lets you exercise while it tracks your movement.
• All attendees with receive give-aways to promote healthy living.
If alcohol or drug abuse is taking over your life, it’s time to get help.
Substance abuse is a disease—not a weakness or a lack of willpower. It causes chemical changes in your brain that can make it hard to stop. Substance abuse can take over your life, influence how you act and affect your physical and mental health.
Do you need help regarding your drinking or drug use? Take our quiz to find out.
Alta Bates Summit offers comprehensive treatment services that provide participants with the caring, ongoing support and medical attention needed to understand the disease of chemical dependency and make the transition to recovery.
Eden (l) and Alta Bates Summit (r) medical centers have been named Top Performers on Key Quality Measures® for exemplary performance in improving care for patients who experience heart attacks, heart failure, pneumonia and surgery.
The award was made by The Joint Commission, the U.S. leader in accrediting health care organizations.
“Alta Bates Summit and Eden medical centers, along with all the Top Performer hospitals, have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to quality improvement and they should be proud of their achievement,” says Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president and chief executive officer, The Joint Commission. Read More about Alta Bates Summit and Eden Medical Centers Earn ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®’ Recognition From The Joint Commission
Do you know your cholesterol numbers? Cholesterol is a waxy substance that’s found in the fats (lipids) in your blood.
If the amount of cholesterol in your blood is too high, it can increase your risk of heart disease by creating fatty deposits in your blood vessels, which can lead to a heart attack. Read More about Know Your Numbers to Prevent Heart Disease
Where are my keys?
We all forget where we put things from time to time, but if your memory is progressively worsening, it can be a sign of Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia, which gradually destroys memory and the ability to function in day-to-day activities. Symptoms of Alzheimer’s are caused by the disruption of nerve-cell function in the brain. Read More about 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease
Nov. 3 through 9, Sutter East Bay Region recognizes our imaging and radiology staff during National Radiologic Technology Week.
Over the past 12 months, the Sutter East Bay Region technologists in our departments have completed several hundred thousand high-quality imaging studies and procedures. Many of these departments are credentialed with the American College of Radiology, the gold standard in imaging throughout the country.
Radiologic technologists must successfully complete a minimum of two years of formal education and acquire an AS degree. Following the completion of formal training and externship, radiologic technologists must then pass the national boards. Once a technologist has their certificate, they must then complete a minimum of 24 hours of continuing education every two years.
National Radiologic Technology Week is celebrated every November to recognize the vital work of RTs across the nation and to commemorate the anniversary of the discovery of the X-ray by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen on Nov. 8, 1895.
Our radiologic technologists are the best in their field!