At the GW MFA, the “Wide Awake” procedure, known as WALANT (Wide Awake Local Anesthesia No Tourniquet) surgery, is performed in-office, with local anesthesia, and is significantly more efficient, particularly in terms of patient comfort, time, waste, and money.
In late April 2022, the George Washington University (GW) Transplant Institute’s new Liver Transplant Program completed its first liver transplant, led by surgeons Stephen Gray, MD, a provider with Transplant Services at the GW Medical Faculty Associates (MFA) and associate professor of surgery…
Lesley Swiger, media relations specialist at the George Washington University, is a font of valuable health knowledge. She knows the practical ins-and-outs of the human body – she has a master’s degree in exercise science and wellness programming – and she has a passion for communication.
Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers, but it’s also the most preventable. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and it’s a good time to brush up on skin cancer basics as well as dive into deeper and less common information.
Your feet are a critical part of your body; they help you stay active and balanced, yet it’s easy to take their health for granted. To maintain your well-being – and to keep your feet, the foundation of your body, strong – it’s important to heed the advice of professionals.
Your skin, more than any other part of your body, is a map of physical experiences: sunburns, scars, reactions to stressors, aging. To roll back damage, as well as to improve the appearance of your skin, lasers may be a powerful treatment option.
In Washington, D.C., spring brings rain showers, cherry blossoms, and allergies. Itchy and watery eyes, stuffy and runny noses, and sneezing traditionally mark this time, but climate change is now prolonging and intensifying allergy season. Plus, there is some overlap in symptoms of allergies…
In recent years, tinted sunscreens have been rising in popularity, in large part because of their ability to better match a person's skin tone without leaving a visible white film on the skin.
For a decade, Maria Sylvia had a tan streak on her nail. Doctors told her it was a mole and nothing to worry about. After a colleague urged her to get it examined again, Sylvia learned it was a rare skin cancer, called subungual melanoma, and shared her experience on TikTok.
Sometimes the strangest things can trigger a skin reaction. When it comes to psoriasis, a chronic condition that sends your immune system into overdrive, thereby increasing inflammation in the skin, the triggers run the gamut from strep throat to a curling-iron burn (yes, really).