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Below, you’ll find a complete list of services and treatments offered by Spectrum Health, listed in alphabetical order. You can also type the specific disease or illness in the search bar below to find services for that condition.
Surgery can repair a torn or ruptured Achilles tendon. The surgeon removes tangled tendon tissue and reconnects the remaining tendon to improve range of motion. A new minimally invasive procedure called "PARS" may also help your injury.
Advance Care Planning (ACP) is how you can tell loved ones and your healthcare providers what you want for your future healthcare needs.
Newly approved drugs for Alzheimer's can temporarily prevent symptoms from worsening, especially when taken during the early stages of Alzheimer's. Currently, medicine can improve depression, behavior problems and sleep problems.
Inflating a balloon to widen the artery, this procedure unclogs heart arteries to improve blood flow. Stents are often placed during an angioplasty. A stent helps keep the artery open—using either a medicated balloon or a metal stent.
When taken as directed at the first sign of an asthma attack, quick-relief and long-term medicine can help relieve symptoms and ease airway inflammation.
These devices, if used quickly, can shock the heart back into a normal rhythm. We've worked in many communities to make sure they are available in places like Ambulances, airports, schools and other public places.
We diagnose and treat a variety of balance disorders and provide specialized care to help you regain your balance.
This procedure uses your body's immune system to fight breast cancer. This is done by either stimulating your immune system to attack cancer cells or by introducing agents it needs, like antibodies, to kill them.
This procedure uses your body's immune system to fight your cancer. This is done by either stimulating your immune system to attack cancer cells or by introducing agents it needs, like antibodies, to kill them.
Studies are beginning to show that stem cell transplant can cure sickle cell. However, this is still a rare form of treatment for most patients.
Regular blood work allows your specialist to carefully monitor changes that could affect your child's health. Medicines may be changed, adjusted or prescribed based on the results. How often blood tests are required will depend on your child's condition now, development or change in symptoms and age.
High blood pressure may be described if yours doesn't respond to diet and activity measures during pregnancy. If you are being watched for, or are diagnosed with preeclampsia, blood pressure medicine may also be used as part of your treatment.
Your doctor will check your blood pressure more often. You should also tell your doctor if you are noticing any new symptoms.
We've developed a procedure called "buccal flap" surgery. The technique uses tissue from the cheek to fill gaps that wouldn't receive full recovery of facial function with traditional surgery. Contact our children's craniofacial surgery team for more information.
This surgery moves a healthy vein or artery to act as a path around the blocked vein or artery. This procedure improves or restores blood flow.
A specialty service that can help you discover if you are genetically predisposed to certain cancers.
This nonsurgical procedure guides a catheter to the heart. Our team is led by internationally-renown experts in this least invasive, most effective treatment.
In this minimally invasive procedure, a long, thin scope is inserted through a tiny cut in the wrist. The surgeon can then see inside your wrist, and cut the tissue pressing on the nerve.
Play is an important and familiar part of life for children. Our child life team provides opportunities, appropriate toys and activities to encourage children to play, and also explains medical procedures in order to help kids explore the hospital or clinic environment.
Many chronic pain conditions respond to antibiotics, topical pain relievers and anti-spasmodic medicine to relieve symptoms.
We offer internationally sought treatments (phase 1 and 2 trials) for children and adolescents. Contact the children's BMT program at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital to learn more.
This is a special pacemaker (also called a cardiac synchronization therapy, or CRT, pacemaker). It is biventricular, meaning it works on both chambers of the heart so that they pump more in sync with each other
More powerful than an x-ray alone, CT scans combine X-rays with computer technology to create cross-sectional images that look like "slices" of your body. This painless procedure lets your doctor see the size, shape and position of structures deep in your body like organs and tissues.
Our surgeons use the da Vinci® surgical system to perform minimally-invasive surgery to remove cancer cells from the bladder. This advanced approach means less blood loss and faster recovery time.
Deep brain simulation is a surgical device that sends electrical signals to the areas of the brain. It may help reduce your symptoms.
Medicine used to treat Parkinson's and Alzheimer's has worked well to treat symptoms of dementia with Lewy bodies. We'll focus on improving sleep, depression and behavioral concerns. Patients have seen success with this treatment.
This minimally invasive surgery uses a catheter through a tiny incision. The procedure places a special device, called a septal occlude, to close the hole.
Our hospital school program help to provide normalcy and assist in a smooth transition back to the classroom.
In an anti-reflux procedure called fundoplication, the surgeon creates a valve at the top of the stomach by wrapping a portion of it around the esophagus. This prevents food and stomach acid from backwashing.
Not all miscarriages require a D&C, but when necessary, the procedure includes removal of all the pregnancy tissues. These can then be sent to a lab to determine if there are any causes we can work with you on for future pregnancies.
You may immediately need surgery to repair skull fractures, remove blood clots within or outside the brain, or to create a "window" in the skull to drain accumulated spinal fluid or make room for swollen tissue.
If the man has problems with his penis becoming or staying hard, your doctor may prescribe medicine to aid with erectile dysfunction.
This procedure removes the cancerous part of the esophagus and some lymph nodes. Depending on the location and stage, minimally invasive or open surgery may be used.
This surgery removes the esophagus, lymph nodes and part of the stomach where cancer is present, to help ensure all of it is removed.
If cancer has not spread from the rectal wall, only this portion of the rectum will be removed.
Radiation uses high energy beams to kill cancer cells. It is the most commonly used breast cancer treatment. Standard radiation uses an external beam to treat the entire breast, either before or after tumor removal.
Factor replacement therapy promotes clotting and prevents long-term joint damage due to bleeding. It also keeps blood healthy when used on a regular basis.
This minimally invasive procedure is also called a hysteroscopy (not to be confused with a hysterectomy). It removes fibroids protruding into the cavity of the uterus. A high-tech tube called a resectoscope destroys fibroids using electricity or a laser beam.
One of the most common surgeries in America, we are often able to do it using tiny, high-tech instruments. This means small incisions and faster recovery for you. If you've heard the term laparoscopy, this procedure fits this type, and is minimally invasive.
For certain stomach cancers, surgery to remove the entire stomach may be recommended. While this is a major recovery, it is curative when it is the recommended treatment.
Performed laparoscopically, a small adjustable band is placed around the stomach. Rate of weight loss is slower than other surgeries. However, this surgery is easily reversible.
Gastric bypass separates a small part of your stomach. This limits the amount of food you can eat at one sitting. This surgery can now often be done laparoscopically for quicker recovery.
Gastric bypass separates a small part of your stomach. This limits the amount of food you can eat at one sitting. This surgery can now often be done laparoscopically for quicker recovery.
Genetic counseling is offered by our pediatric genetics clinic to families of children with inherited disorders, birth defects, developmental delays or who have a family history of a genetic condition.
This innovative, pediatrician-led program is for kids who have ongoing weight gain or chronic excess weight. There are no diets or weigh-ins. We focus on changing how we think about food and activity. It's a multi-month family commitment for a healthier, happier future for kids from tots to teens.
Hormone supplementation can be very effective in low doses. Your health care provider will often change the dosage, depending on your changing needs.
Our hospitalists, or inpatient doctors, are board-certified pediatricians who specialize in managing the care of hospitalized pediatric patients.
When other fibroid treatments haven't worked or are impossible because of the size of the fibroids, the uterus is removed—with or without the ovaries.
To prevent future problems, sometimes an ICD is placed in the chest, similar to a pacemaker. It’s connected to the heart with wires to interrupt fast heartbeats.
This device combines the steady regulation of a pacemaker with the ability to shock the heart back into rhythm. It is used to treat congestive heart failure as well as arrhythmia, which can lead to sudden cardiac arrest.
The infectious disease program at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital provides expert consultation, diagnosis and treatment for all types of infections, including recurrent infections and infectious complications from other medical problems.
Cleft palate can make it difficult for your child to eat. We'll help you discover the right specialized bottles and tools to ensure good nutrition.
Interventional pulmonology uses minimally invasive techniques to diagnose and treat complex airway abnormalities. Techniques, such as state-of-the-art stenting, allow patients to breathe more easily and improve their quality of life while remaining close to home.
Kegels are exercises designed to prevent incontinence. You can strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor with a simple squeeze-and-release movement.
The non-functioning kidney is replaced with a healthy kidney, from a living donor or through an organ bank. The Helen DeVos Children's Hospital kidney transplant program has been named one of the best in the nation, again, in 2016. We've had the reward of seeing dozens of Michigan youngsters, get a new lease on life, thanks to kidney transplant.
Arthroscopic surgery can repair serious damage. If you have a torn ligament or tendon, it is repaired if possible. If it is too damaged for a simple repair, it can be replaced with a tissue graft.
Surgery to remove the cancerous part of the liver is called a partial hepatectomy. During the procedure, the surgeon can also determine whether the cancer has spread.
Acupuncture uses very fine needles to help relieve pain and inflammation. The doctor will insert the needles at key points. These areas of the body are part of the energy paths to the pain.
Sometimes medicines are needed to help the heart work better until the atrial septal defect heals itself or is treated. There are no medicines known to treat the condition, but they can help with symptoms.
Birth control pills and other hormone therapy drugs can reduce the heavy bleeding and painful periods that can accompany fibroids. They do not prevent the growth of fibroids.
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There are a variety of medicines to help control unusual movements and muscle-related changes, whether for getting around or for motor skills and controlling body functions.
Including musical therapy in your neurological recovery plan improves movement, speaking skills and cognition. Examples include playing an instrument, using rhythmic beat to improve walking skills, singing to help voice and language articulation. Your therapist can also help you compose music as a form of expression.
As a part of child life services, music therapy is available to your child. Music therapy is an established health profession that utilizes musical interventions to address specific goals for individuals of all ages.
Our physical therapy and rehabilitation experts don't just work on improving physical function. We understand that neurological connections with your brain and your nerves affect your physical, cognitive and emotional health. Our holistic approach brings greater success for you.
When you've been injured on the job, Spectrum Health offers a full range of occupational health services. We'll help you work through your recovery, and we can assist with navigating Michigan's worker's compensation system as well.
A test that checks the cells of the cervix for any changes that might result in cancer.
Part of the stomach may be removed, or in some instances, a "sleeve' surgery removes the left side of the stomach.
The Spectrum Health Pastoral Care and Bereavement Department provides spiritual and emotional support to patients, family and staff.
Perineal surgery is an ‘open’ surgical procedure that allows removal of the entire prostate gland, but does not allow nerve-sparing or removal of lymph nodes.
If a rectal polyp is cancerous, a colonoscopy can actually treat cancer. Just as with a colonoscopy, general anesthesia isn't required. This is a simple treatment for early stage rectal cancer.
The Family Birthplace at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids partners with Spectrum Health Healthier Communities to offer a variety of educational programs to help you feel prepared and confident as you move into your new role as a parent.
Our goal is fairly basic: Helping you breathe easier. Even if you have a serious lung or respiratory condition, we can help you breathe deeper, manage breath function, and strengthen your breathing muscles.
Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital is home to West Michigan’s only full-service pediatric radiology department. All our providers are specially trained in diagnosing illness, injuries and diseases in children.
The Spectrum Health Regional Burn Center has been providing inpatient and outpatient care to adults and pediatric burn survivors since 1979.
Spectrum Health offers the most comprehensive program in the region for rehabilitation and sports medicine with a highly trained professional staff of physicians and other medical experts
The Renucci Hospitality House provides affordable, homelike accommodations for families whose loved ones are hospitalized at Butterworth and Blodgett hospitals and Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. This essential service supports Spectrum Health’s mission to improve the health of the communities we serve.
This "open" surgery technique involves a 4-inch incision made below the belly button. It can be a beneficial technique for nerve-sparing and early stage cancer treatment, but has become less commonly performed than robotic prostatectomy.
Your pediatric neurologist may recommend child-appropriate medicine to control seizures.
A sentinel lymph node is the lymph node closest to, and most likely to be invaded, by a melanoma. A biopsy of this lymph node is often combined with the surgery to remove the melanoma.
Spectrum Health At Home Care offers rehabilitation care needs at home for you or your family.
Occupational Health services provided by Spectrum Health.
Our speech language pathologists and speech therapists can greatly improve your ability to speak clearly, and help you better understand what others are saying. We can also help with the feeding and swallowing issues so common in little ones and the elderly.
If leukemia cells are present in an organ, such as the spleen, it may be removed. The surgery can help you feel better and also improve your blood counts.
Our Sports Injuries Program offers sport-specific training and reconditioning for weekend warriors and athletes alike. From evaluation to treatment to tips on preventing injuries, we'll get you back in the game faster.
Computer-controlled X-ray accelerators send precise radiation doses to cancerous tumors.
This form of "super x-ray" is a high-tech particle therapy that directs a beam of protons in a precise pattern to outline only cancerous tissue. It allows higher doses of radiation to be delivered, killing more cancer, while sparing surrounding tissue.
Up to 20 percent of people with Crohn's disease will need surgery. Surgeries don’t cure Crohn’s but they do fix problems like a blocked intestine, bleeding, tears or abscesses.
For kids with colitis that doesn't respond to other treatments, surgeons can replace the colon and rectum. We use an innovative technique that still allows for normal bowel movements.
Targeted therapy uses medicine (or other substances) to destroy cancer cells only, leaving normal cells alone. They work by disrupting molecules that fuel the growth and spread of the tumor.
A surgery designed specifically to remove the abdominal lymph nodes.
If sleep apnea is caused by enlarged tonsils and adenoids, this simple surgery may be needed to remove them.
Our full-service clinic prepares employees and their families with vaccinations and advice for travel abroad.
Mastectomy, partial mastectomy and lumpectomy are all surgical options used to treat breast cancer. Many factors will determine which is best for you.
Open surgery exposes the bone of the skull base through incisions made in the nose or throat. Then, surgeons, remove the bone to expose the tumor and remove it. After removing it, the surrounding tissue is sealed off to start the healing process.
UroNav fusion biopsy targets the suspicious areas and can better identify and more accurately characterize prostate cancer when present.
This procedure uses a process called embolization. It means that tiny particles are injected into the arteries of the uterus. The particles cut off blood flow to the fibroid and causes it to shrink.
The most common treatment for uterine cancer is surgery, to remove the cancerous uterus and cervix. This procedure is sometimes done laparoscopically, through a small incision near the navel. Your doctor will tell you if this is possible for you.
This surgery removes the portion of the vagina that is cancerous. This can be partial, total or in cases where the cancer has spread, a radical vaginectomy also removes surrounding tissue.
Also called Venefit(TM) Targeted Endovenous therapy, this minimally-invasive treatment uses radio frequency energy. The waves contract collagen in the vein walls, causing them to collapse and close. Blood then reroutes through healthy veins.