Minimally Invasive Robotic Lung Cancer Surgery
Thoracic surgeons at Pittsburgh's Allegheny General Hospital are using the advanced da Vinci robotic surgical system to perform minimally invasive lung cancer surgery, offering new hope to patients with early stage lung cancer who may not be good candidates for a more invasive operation. Dr. Lana Schumacher, AGH thoracic surgeon, talks to Pittsburgh NBC affiliate WPXI-TV about the hospital's robotic surgery capabilities. To learn more about Allegheny General Hospital's cancer capabilities, visit http://www.wpahs.org/specialties/canc...
Pittsburgh Business Times: Melanie: Highmark-UPMC deal hurt WPAHS
Friday, October 26th, 2012
The difference between what health insurer Highmark Inc. pays the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and rival West Penn Allegheny Health System would be enough to get the ailing hospital network to break-even, former Highmark President and CEO Dr. Ken Melani testified Friday.
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