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New Technique for Aortic Aneurysm Surgery – August 13, 2008 Not many people have aortic aneurysms, but those who do have a high risk of dying from them. The aorta is the main artery that carries blood from the heart to all the rest of the body. An aneurysm is a weak spot in the artery wall that can balloon [...]

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Monk from Nepal gets heart surgery in Austin

Local nonprofit helped 11-year-old fix hole in heart By M.T. Elliott AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Sunday, October 07, 2007 The young Tibetan monk traded his customary maroon and gold robe for blue pajamas Tuesday morning and followed a nurse down a hallway at Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin. After waiting four years, 11-year-old Norbu Tulku was [...]

By |October 7th, 2007|Categories: News|0 Comments

Treatment For Varicose Veins – May 4, 2007 Like 30 percent of the American population, many Central Texans suffer from varicose veins – ropy, distended sometimes discolored veins that are close to the skin’s surface. Generally they are the result of aging, a family history of the condition or obesity. Women suffer more often than men because it [...]

By |May 4th, 2007|Categories: News|0 Comments

Heart Failure & Quality of Life – April 18, 2007 Quality of life is important to everyone but can be elusive for Central Texans who suffer from heart failure. American Heart Association statistics indicate about half a million people have heart failure and many die from it annually. Certainly a disease of old age and the result of cardiovascular disease, [...]

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Sweating Disorder Treatable – March 7, 2007 We all know people who perspire a lot, especially in ultra-warm Central Texas. A small minority, however, suffer so extensively that it creates virtual social ostracism. Many are reclusive and can’t work, have few social relationships and most have tried everything medically possible to control the condition to no avail. [...]

By |March 7th, 2007|Categories: News|0 Comments

Austin Heart Surgeon

Janet Jacobs, American-Statesman Staff DATE: 3-25-2002 PUBLICATION: Austin American-Statesman In the heart-doctor’s version of the Oscars, Dr. William F. Kessler won the Cardiac Care Provider of the Year award Saturday night at the 2002 Heart Ball, sponsored by the American Heart Association, Capital Area. “It’s a very, very nice thing,” the heart surgeon said Sunday. [...]

By |March 25th, 2002|Categories: News|0 Comments

A Doctor With Heart

Heart surgeon John “Chip” Oswalt refuses to lose touch with his patients or family BYLINE: Kate McVey, Austin Business Journal Staff PHOTO: Sarah Jorgenson DATE: April 20 – 26, 2001 PUBLICATION: Austin Business Journal It’s not unusual for a heart surgeon to be known for his skillful hands. But some of Dr. John “Chip” Oswalt’s [...]

By |April 20th, 2001|Categories: News|0 Comments