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At the end of the visit, my goal is to have the patients feel more informed and to feel like their issues have been properly addressed.
— Octavio Vega, MD, internist
I enjoy the challenges of piecing together the puzzle – putting difficult, complicated signs and symptoms together and trying to formulate a diagnosis.
— Patricia Graham, MD, internist
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Fifty doctors from Rush University Medical Center were named 'top doctors' in the January 2018 issue of Chicago magazine.
Rush is among the first hospitals in the country to implant a spinal cord stimulation device that automatically adjusts electrical impulses according to body position shifts — another opioid alternative for chronic pain.
Rush is one of the first providers in the country to offer a treatment for knee arthritis using cooled radio energy to interrupt pain signals.
Rush is the first U.S. hospital to offer a form of spinal cord stimulation that provides pain relief to more than 90 percent of patients.
An anesthesiologist at Rush is part of a CDC committee that's helping shape U.S. guidelines to curb the overprescription of legal opioid painkillers.
A new form of spinal cord stimulation therapy called Senza offers back and leg pain relief without side effects common with older forms of the treatment.