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PIKEVILLE — Elkhorn City resident Mary Owens arrived at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) with severe pain in her legs rendering her unable to walk. PMC’s Vascular Surgeon Dr. Bashar Ghosheh examined Owens and delivered a diagnosis of Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD). PVD refers to diseases of blood vessels outside the heart and brain. It’s often a narrowing of vessels that carry blood to the legs, arms, stomach or kidneys. Risk factors include smoking, obesity, diabetes, physical inactivity, high blood cholesterol and high blood pressure. Common symptoms of poor leg circulation are cramping, fatigue, heaviness and pain or discomfort in the legs and buttocks during activity. This usually goes away when the activity stops. Dr. Ghosheh said, “Mary had blockage in both her legs and was experiencing severe pain.   Her legs were ice cold when she arrived which more on this story...  

Uterine fibroid treatment evolves

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center’s (PMC) Interventional Radiologists are providing advanced treatment to assist patients suffering from uterine fibroids. As many as one in five women may have uterine fibroids during their childbearing years. Half of all women have fibroids by age 50. According to PMC Interventional Radiologist Dr. Rami Sartawi, uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths in the uterus. They can be asymptomatic, but can also cause a lot of discomfort. “Typical symptoms include heavy bleeding, prolonged bleeding, painful intercourse, frequent urination, bloating and pelvic pressure,” Sartawi said. Traditionally, an obstetrician/gynecologist would remove the largest uterine fibroid, specific fibroids in the uterus or remove the uterus entirely.   As procedures and knowledge has evolved, the treatment of uterine fibroids can be performed without ever needing an incision through a procedure called Uterine Fibroid Embolization or Uterine Artery Embolization. more on this story...  

PMC welcomes new physician Dr. Noorul Khan

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is pleased to welcome General Surgeon Dr. Noorul Khan.   He joined the hospital on August 18.   Dr. Khan received his medical degree from Jawaharla Nehru Medical College in Aligarh, India.   He completed a fellowship in multi-organ transplantation from Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York.   His residency in general surgery was completed at the Bronx Lebanon Hospital in Bronx, New York and at the Cleveland Clinic in Weston, Fla. Dr. Khan has a passion for surgery and for his patients. “Surgery sees a lot of action and it’s full of challenges,” said Dr. Khan.   “It brings quick results in a patient’s disease progression.    I like challenges. ” He is excited to join the PMC surgery team, saying, “PMC is a big hospital with lots of potential for growth. I am excited more on this story...  

PMC welcomes new physician Dr. Gadikota

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is proud to welcome Pediatrician Kishore Gadikota.   He joined to hospital on August 18. Dr. Gadikota received his medical degree from Siddhartha Medical College in India before obtaining a Master’s in Public Health from West Virgina School of Medicine in Morgantown, W. Va.   He is board certified in pediatrics and completed a pediatric residency at West Virginia University Childrens Hospital. He said, “It was a pleasant surprise seeing what PMC could offer.   I was really impressed with the facility after talking to Mr. Walter May. He has a great vision and mission. I felt that under such a leadership, I could bring a difference to pediatric care in the community and want to be a part of it. ” Dr. Gadikota has experience treating pediatric patients in both a hospital more on this story...  

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