Cribs for Kids has certified St. Anthony’s Medical Center as a safe sleep hospital. The Cribs for Kids National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program awards the certification for demonstrating a commitment to reducing infant sleep-related deaths by promoting best safe sleep practices and by educating on baby sleep safety.
St. Anthony’s Family Birth Center earned a bronze-level safe sleep hospital certification. One of the initiatives that helped earn that certification is the distribution of sleep sacks to every baby born in the Family Birth Center.
Fox2 reporter Bobby Hughes is back covering breaking news after having an aortic aneurysm repaired at St. Anthony’s Medical Center.
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(KTVI) – Some of you viewers have been asking about Bobby Hughes. Our overnight guy covering breaking news has been gone for a few weeks. After a health scare, he’s back manning the new Nissan Rogue Runner.
Bobby was experiencing leg pain after aggravating an old back injury. He went to St. Anthony’s Medical Center for an MRI. This time, it was the doctor delivering the news, and it wasn’t good. During the MRI, doctors spotted an abdominal aortic aneurysm, a dangerous bulge in the aorta. The aorta is the main artery that carries oxygen-filled blood from the heart to all parts of the body. In the abdomen, the aorta splits into iliac arteries which carry blood to the legs.
Surgeons usually operate when the bulge gets to 5-1/2 cm in men and 5 cm in women. These patients have a 10 percent chance of a rupture…
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“All things considered, I couldn’t have had a better experience.” Arthur ‘Buz’ Kaido
In September 2014, Arthur “Buz” Kaido underwent an iliac branch stent-graft procedure with Brian Peterson, M.D., a SLUCare vascular surgeon specializing in treating aneurysms. In November 2013, Dr. Peterson was the first surgeon in the world to perform the procedure, at St. Anthony’s Heart and Vascular Institute.
“This new device offers a treatment not previously available for patients who have an aneurysm of their aortic and iliac arteries,” Dr. Peterson said. “Before this device was available, repairs of this type of aneurysm required sacrificing one of the major blood vessels, putting the patient at risk of decreased blood flow to the pelvis. That decreased blood flow most commonly manifests as pain while walking, and difficulty walking. With this new device, patients can be back to their normal daily activities with fewer restrictions more quickly.”
After spending a restrictive two-week recuperation period at home, the semi-retired solar energy consultant received a clean bill of health in follow-up visits with Dr. Peterson. Buz is now back to his regular strenuous activities, maintaining his 30-plus-acre Jefferson County home and grounds and related equipment. Read his story.
First in bi-state area to be accredited in vein services.
If you’re struggling with the discomfort and unsightliness of varicose veins, St. Anthony’s Heart Specialty Associates Vein Services offers five different treatment options:
- Endovenous thermal ablation
- Ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy
- Ambulatory phlebectomy
- Laser treatments
St. Anthony’s also is the first facility that serves patients from Missouri or Illinois to be accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in venous treatment and management. St. Anthony’s is only the 20th facility in the country to earn accreditation from the IAC.
Abraham Medaris, M.D.
Abraham Medaris, M.D., board certified in psychiatry, has joined the behavioral health services at St. Anthony’s Medical Center. Dr. Medaris earned his Doctor of Medicine from Ross University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Creighton University/University of Nebraska Medical Center.
He is part of St. Anthony’s Behavioral Health Specialists, Suite 364B in the Medical Office Building, 10004 Kennerly Road, on the St. Anthony’s campus. The office phone number is 314-525-4429.