​June 17, 2009 ​
Breakthroughs in Sinus Care Doug York was leaking cerebral spinal fluid through his nose. Leland Bull's nasal polyps kept him from getting a good night's sleep – ever. Stephanie Rowe's sinus infection caused her to lose a tooth implant, and soccer player Hannah Greig's deviated septum made breathing through her nose nearly impossible. Watch as Drs. Greg Davis and Ernie Weymuller, of the University of Washington Medical Center's Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Center, use innovative techniques and the newest technologies to successfully treat patients for a wide variety of both routine and complex sinus conditions. Physicians at UWMC also participate in ongoing research to improve options for patient care.
January 14, 2009
Restoring the Human Voice The University of Washington Medical Center’s laryngology team is dedicated to providing patients with state-of-the-art multidisciplinary care in the management of voice, swallowing and airway disorders. Dr. Albert Merati, Dr. Allen Hillel and speech language pathologist Ginger Hamilton with UWMC Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery work together to treat their patients using the newest technology and treatments. See how they’ve helped a laryngeal cancer patient continue his singing career, improved a 94-year-old former schoolteacher’s aging voice, made breathing easier for a woman with tracheal stenosis and retrained a student to use good “vocal hygiene."
December 10, 2008 Skull Base Tumors University of Washington neurosurgeons and neuro-otologists talk about working together to perform surgeries in a complex area of the cranium.
October 10, 2008
Cochlear implants for hearing loss The first thing Kenneth Rambow noticed after receiving his cochlear implant was birds chirping: “I haven’t heard that in 20 years,” said Rambow, a patient at the University of Washington Medical Center. In this program, he tells how his hearing deficit brought him to Dr. Jay Rubinstein, and together they discuss the surgery, rehabilitation and life-changing results. Rambow’s implant procedure is shown and Rubenstein delivers a historical perspective on the implants.
October 10, 2008 Oral Cancer: Treatment and Reconstruction For months Carolyn Coogan pursued dental solutions for the pain in her jaw. Then an MRI revealed cancer. Coogan and Dr. Neal Futran, director of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Washington Medical Center, recount the diagnosis and her available treatment options.
October 10, 2008 Vertigo management in Meniere's Disease Coping with hearing loss and vestibular function loss can severely alter a person's day to day life. In this program, Dr. Duckert, who works with patients to treat a variety of conditions that affect hearing and balance, reviews Meniere's Disease, its symptoms and treatment.
October 10, 2008 Hearing Loss: Molecular Therapy Research at the UW Medical Center translates to improving care options for patients. This University of Washington program shows what is going on in Dr. Clifford Hume's lab, where researchers are exploring a biological approach to hearing restoration by stimulating regeneration of hair cells in the inner ear.