Houston Methodist - North American Hospitals Supplement



Houston Methodistís innovative research, technology and treatments impact patients today Ė and in the future



Houston Methodist is committed to providing patients from all over the world advanced, personalized care. The hospitalís dedicated team of doctors and researchers collaborate in all areas, from reimagining decades-old medical techniques to inventing new options for patients who previously had none. Houston Methodist was recognized by U.S. News & World Report this year as one of the USAís top 20 hospitals, placing it for the second time on the magazineís prestigious Honor Roll.

Houston Methodist is nationally ranked in 10 specialties including cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology & GI surgery, geriatrics, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology. Five of these specialties are ranked in the top 20 nationwide.

The nationally recognized team at the Houston Methodist Cancer Center is dedicated to providing its patients the best possible care by diagnosing, treating and researching the most common types of cancer, including breast, lung, prostate and brain cancers, using the most advanced techniques available. Houston Methodistís specialists create customized treatment plans to fight cancer, and their highly skilled support staff helps patients recover physically and emotionally.

Physician-scientists at Houston Methodist Cancer Center are among leading researchers worldwide studying methods and treatments to coax the bodyís immune system to fight cancer cells. Specialists are working to successfully stimulate the immune system to kill cancer cells without the toxicity and side effects associated with more traditional therapies, such as radiation and chemotherapy.

Dedicated doctors, nurses and medical staff value the state-of-the-art care and therapies provided, and continually strive to advance discoveries. Houston Methodist is committed to research and clinical trials that could improve cancer care.

Through pioneering research, individualized treatment plans and compassionate care, doctors at the Houston Methodist Cancer Center are steadfast in their mission to eradicate cancer and support those who have it. The center is one of Houston Methodistís six centers of excellence Ė emphasizing medical care, research and academics.

Regenerative medicine
While Houston is internationally known for being at the apex of cancer treatment, the city is also quickly establishing itself as a leader in regenerative medicine. At its core, the regenerative medicine is focused on finding new ways to help the body repair itself, often through the use of stem cells. Scientists at Houston Methodist are hoping to someday restore hand function to paralyzed patients by using stem cells to help repair the spinal cord.

In heart care, Houston Methodistís leading cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons and other experts work together to give patients the best care today while fostering a brighter tomorrow through research and innovation in cardiovascular disease. Specialists offer the most effective and compassionate care available, striving to be the premier international benchmark for cardiology and cardiovascular surgery. Patients from around the world choose Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center for access to state-of-theart resources at Houston Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center.

And when it comes to treating diabetes Ė one of the GCCís most costly epidemics, Houston Methodistís nationally recognized specialists partner with patients to prevent diabetes, provide patient education to increase awareness of this often hidden disease. The physicians and health care professionals at Houston Methodist use state-of-the-art technology to diagnose and treat all forms of diabetes-related disorders to give people the normal, healthy life they deserve.

 

Date of upload: 20th Nov 2016

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