Last updated 11 months ago
World Sepsis Day is fast approaching, which is why MountainView Hospital would like the greater Las Vegas community to learn more about this avoidable life-threatening condition. Sepsis entails the collapse of the body’s major organs due to the presence of bacteria in the circulatory system. This problem is a concern across the globe, as it can rapidly occur and lead to death if it is not immediately addressed.
Infections can develop from a multitude of circumstances. The body’s immune system can often eliminate minor infections. If more severe, a combination of white blood cells and antibiotics can frequently eliminate bacteria from the body. In some situations, however, the bacterial agents causing problems overwhelm the body’s defense mechanisms. When this happens, those agents escape the infection site and travel into the rest of the body. Should they enter the bloodstream, they gain immediate access to critical organs such as the lungs, liver, and heart. If the spread of the infection is not stopped in time, these organs may go into failure.
The signs of sepsis usually entail the same physical and mental changes from person to person. One primary symptom is body temperature. When the body fights an infection, its internal temperature often rises. Under circumstances where sepsis may be present, body temperature may drop as well. As a result, someone with sepsis may experience chills or extreme fatigue. Many times, sepsis sufferers also lose their capacity for lucid thought.
Professional medical care is imperative if a person has sepsis. Individuals with loved ones who have an infection should closely monitor their condition for any unusual signs. Letting sepsis develop for even a few hours can severely impair a person’s ability to recover from this medical emergency.
MountainView Hospital urges our Las Vegas community to become informed about the dangers of sepsis. Call us today at (702) 233-5474 or visit our website to learn more about how our emergency center can be of help when confronting this condition. Individuals who suspect that a loved one may be suffering from sepsis can take advantage of our iTriage Symptom Checker prior to arrival at our facility.
Last updated 11 months ago
MountainView Hospital’s expanded, state-of-the-art Emergency Department is now bigger and better to treat you when you need it most. We pride ourselves on providing you a dedicated, highly experience emergency room team. We also have a Rapid Rule Out for Chest Pain program, which is designed to help avoid unnecessary admissions, as well as our Fast Track Care and triage program, which helps patients to be quickly assessed by a dedicated triage nurse. We’re dedicated to ensuring that you and yours are able to live your lives to the fullest. For average ER wait times, text “ER” to 23000!
Last updated 11 months ago
MountainView Hospital announced that its talented surgical team completed a wedge resection and lobectomy utilizing the da Vinci Si robotic system. This is the first robotic-assisted thoracic surgery for MountainView’s Las Vegas Institute for Robotic Surgery and a first in southern Nevada.
“This is another example of how MountainView continues to clinically differentiate itself from other hospitals within the community,” said Chris Mowan, Chief Executive Officer of MountainView Hospital. “By offering robotic-assisted thoracic surgery, we are able to meet the community’s healthcare needs with the latest in surgical technology. The robotic system adds another tool for Dr. Chung’s minimally invasive thoracic program.”
Dr. Arnold Chung, CVT surgeon with MountainView Hospital Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Associates, completed a wedge resection and lobectomy with lymph node dissection using the da Vinci Si system. Advanced Practice Nurse Tim Foley, APN-BC, assisted in the surgery. The patient is doing well and was discharged from the hospital.
“The post-operative recovery period for lobectomies and wedge resections can be long and is usually painful,” said Dr. Chung. “However, with the advanced technology at MountainView, we are able to treat patients using minimally invasive techniques and with the robotic capabilities, we are able to get them on the road to recovery faster.”
A lobectomy is a type surgery in which one lobe of a lung is removed, often used to treat lung cancer. This type of procedure can be done through an open lobectomy, in which the lung is removed through a long incision on the side of the chest, known as a thoracotomy. A VATs lobectomy is when a lobe of the lung is removed through three or four small incisions in the chest. The surgeon uses instruments and a small video camera during the surgery. Dr. Chung performs traditional and VATs surgeries, along with robotic lobectomies.
During a robotic lobectomy, the surgeon accesses the surgical area through tiny incisions and uses the da Vinci to enhance their range of motion, provide greater dexterity and an enhanced 3-D visualization of the surgical area. Robotic assisted surgery allows for a shorter hospital stay, quicker recovery, and quicker return to normal daily activities. The system does not operate on its own; it replicates the surgeon’s hand movements in real time.
Last updated 12 months ago
If you decide to have a baby, the Women’s Center at MountainView Hospital is here to help you every step of the way. Our childbirth preparation class is designed to help parents celebrate the experience of raising a child, and when it’s time to have your baby, our team of obstetric nurses and physicians, the most experienced in northwest Las Vegas, will be here to assist you in the birthing process in a safe environment of all private birthing suites. For those newborns that may need specialized care after birth, we also have a world-class Level 2 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and direct access to Sunrise Children’s Hospital. Expecting a baby is an exciting, life-changing time, and we want you to enjoy it, so call us today at (702) 233-5474 for more information.
Last updated 1 year ago
Join us for an evening of discussion, meeting other patients and caregivers and help direct our 2013/2014 Support and Education Year at our August Support Group for Crohn's and Colitis patients, caregivers, medical professionals and the general public! If you have questions or would like to RSVP, contact Caitlin Shea at: CShea@ccfa.org or at (646) 306-4472!