Persistent pains, incessant itching, endless ear-ringing — fix your most relentless ailments today!
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Correcting Bloodshot Eyes
James, 34, has suffered from chronic bloodshot eyes for more than five years, and is looking for a fix. “It’s very difficult for me to go about my daily life with these intense bloodshot eyes,” James says. “Visibly, you see the bloodshot eyes, but I’m also experiencing a lot of pain. At times, I feel that people think I may be on drugs, and that’s absolutely not the case.”
James visits eye surgeon Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler, who performs a procedure to remove the membrane that covers the surface of the eye, which has been damaged by the sun, so the membrane can regenerate itself in a healthy manner. The procedure takes about 15 minutes per eye.
Dr. Boxer-Wachler and James join The Doctors to show James’ amazing results and explain how the procedure is performed.
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Radical Tumor Removal
Clerisa, a 27-year-old mother of three, started experiencing sudden pain on her side, causing her to have difficulty breathing. After undergoing an ultrasound, CT scan and MRI, doctors found Clerisa had a large tumor wrapped around her liver. Transplant surgeon at the University of California, San Diego Dr. Alan Hemming performed Ex-Vivo liver resection surgery, an extensive procedure that involves removing the liver from the body.
While she is still recovering, Clerisa joins The Doctors by phone from her hospital bed in San Diego to share an update, and Dr. Hemming explains how the risky procedure is performed.
“One of the ways we can do [the surgery] without doing this technique is to stop the blood flow to the liver, and then work on it with no blood flow in the body,” Dr. Hemming says. “The problem with that is the liver can only tolerate a certain amount of time with no blood flow; it starts to die.
“The way for us to extend that time period is to cool the liver down,” Dr. Hemming adds. “That allows us to work on the liver for a longer period of time, and also gives us the opportunity, if we’re having trouble with the position of things, to take the liver right out of the body, put it on the back table, and we can spend hours very carefully taking the tumor off of these blood vessels, reconstructing them and then auto-transplanting the liver back in [the body].
“The nice thing for Clerisa is that she’s now had an operation that’s very equivalent to a transplant, but she doesn’t need immunosuppression,” Dr. Hemming explains. “So she’s just like she used to be, except she doesn’t have the tumor.”