Blake Russ, APRN, joins Norton Women’s Care urogynecology

Blake Russ, APRN, has joined Norton Urogynecology Center as a seventh provider treating pelvic floor disorders, pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence and related conditions. Blake most recently served as an emergency department nurse practitioner at […]

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Norton Louisville Arm & Hand growing, adding 9th surgeon

Norton Louisville Arm & Hand, part of Norton Orthopedic Institute, is growing in size and scope. Norton Louisville Arm & Hand currently has eight surgeons and a ninth arriving in September. This practice provides comprehensive […]

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How long do I have to stay in the hospital after weight loss surgery?

How long will you have to stay in the hospital after weight loss surgery? The average is two to five days, but a Louisville physician is getting most patients home the day after bariatric surgery. […]

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Three-part continuing medical education series supporting LGBTQ+ care

Inclusive, supportive and safe health care is a right for every person. For some communities, health disparities and microaggressions can create an environment that is more harmful than healing. NPride, the Norton Healthcare LGBTQ+ employee […]

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3 things to know about caring for your patient after stroke

As a stroke neurologist, I provide acute care in the hospital. When it comes to stroke recovery and prevention of a recurrence, the real work happens outside of the hospital in the primary care setting […]

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Norton Orthopedic Institute Medical Director Spotlight: Cyna Khalily, M.D.

More patients choose Norton Orthopedic Institute for hip or knee replacements and other orthopedic procedures than any other health care provider in Louisville, Kentucky, or Southern Indiana. Cyna Khalily, M.D., serves as Medical Director of […]

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A team approach to brain tumor care

As a neurosurgeon, the traditional way of managing patients was straightforward: Did they need surgery or not? Patients who didn’t need surgery usually were referred to an oncologist or another specialist, who took over their […]

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Radial approach: The future of endovascular surgery

Cardiologists have used the radial approach for years. Now, endovascular neurosurgeons are discovering this approach as a better way to treat aneurysm and stroke. It’s more complex, but the benefits are worth it. Using the […]

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Brain tumor study: Successful laser ablation of thalamic tumor

The patient An 18-year-old man initially presented with the incidental finding five years earlier of a lesion in the left thalamus. He was followed with stable surveillance imaging until 2017 when the lesion started to […]

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Local family donates $1 million to support multiple sclerosis care

When David C. Hussung’s mom, Beth, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in the early 1970s, there was very little local support to treat the disease. Thanks to David and his wife Rebekah’s $1 million […]

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Stereotactic radiosurgery offers noninvasive brain tumor treatment

Gamma Knife, CyberKnife, and TrueBeam may sounds like superheroes, but they are actually tools for treating brain tumors. These three machines are used for stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), which used high doses of precisely focused radiation […]

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April 2021 Norton Medical Group new providers

Rinit H. Pancholi, M.D. Family Medicine Amber Fortuna, PA-C Hospital Medicine Claire Watkins, PA-C Orthopedic Surgery Meaghan E. Baumgardner, APRN Pulmonology Liduvina I. Portillo, APRN Family Medicine Jacqueline Russ, APRN Urogynecology Victoria Spreitler, APRN Urgent […]

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