Hepatitis: Get Tested, Get Treated

Summary: With new treatments and better understanding of hepatitis, recovery from the disease is now improved.
Air Date: 4/6/16
Duration: 10 Minutes
Host: Dr. Mike Fenster
Guest Bio: Dmitri Alden, MD, FACS
Dr. Dmitri AldenDr. Dmitri Alden completed extensive training in hepatobiliary surgery and liver transplantation. He studied in Paris at the HepatoBiliary Center (CHB) at the Paul Brousse Hospital. Dr. Alden trained under Professor Henri Bismuth, considered by many the “founding father” of current liver surgery. In addition, Dr. Alden also dedicated five years to research in liver cancer and liver transplantation.

Dr. Alden speaks fluent English, Russian, French, and German.

Dr. Alden has sub-specialized training and extensive experience in Robotic and Laparoscopic surgery and is considered one of the top surgeon’s using this contemporary method. Many of today’s common liver and pancreas procedures can be performed by Dr. Alden using laparoscopic or robotic techniques. In fact, the vast majority of our surgeries are done using the minimally invasive approach. Chances are, even if you were told elsewhere that minimally invasive surgery is not possible, we still might be able to offer you this option because of our extensive experience in the field.

Dr. Alden was born in Moscow, Russia. He completed his medical school education at the Pirogov Medical Institute, currently Moscow State Medical University, one of the most prestigious medical schools of the former USSR. After completing a surgical residency in Moscow he moved to France. There he obtained diplomas in advanced surgical studies at the University of Nantes and University of Paris, the latter dedicated exclusively to liver surgery.

After obtaining his clinical research experience, Dr. Alden completed a surgical residency at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York City, part of New York Medical College program.

Dr. Alden has been recognized as America’s Top 100 Surgeons (Consumers Research Council of America) for his achievements.

Dr. Alden is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery, and was granted a prestigious fellowship by the American College of Surgeons (FACS).

Dr. Alden is a member of several international surgical organizations. The author of multiple publications on liver and pancreatic surgery, Dr. Alden is a frequent speaker at international forums on the subject of liver, pancreatic, and robotic surgery.
Hepatitis: Get Tested, Get Treated
Decades ago, there was no treatment for hepatitis C. There was a stigma attached to diagnosis, making people afraid of getting tested.

Times have changed. The truth behind becoming infected with hepatitis is known. There are now breakthroughs in treatment. The earlier hepatitis is diagnosed, the easier it is to treat. Please take the opportunity to get tested at least once.

Listen in as Dr. Dmitri Alden joins Dr. Mike to discuss new developments in individualized hepatitis treatments.
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