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Bring on the Snow with UPMC 

Winter is coming! Whether you’ll be hitting the slopes, or enjoying the scenery from your window, UPMC wants to help you prepare for the cold weather ahead. 

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Around the World with UPMC

Did you know UPMC expands its services beyond Pennsylvania? UPMC International is sharing leading-edge health care, advanced technologies, and management skills   throughout the world — with locations in over 8 different countries!

We’re building a global health care brand that will continue to attract the best doctors and staff for the benefit of our patients and partners. 


David Patient Story

David's Robotic-Assisted Surgery

David knows the importance of staying active and eating a balanced diet to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Despite his efforts of eating healthy and exercising, he began to feel discomfort in his chest and was having trouble swallowing. Considering himself a positive person, David was still concerned and scheduled an appointment with his cardiologist.

However, David’s heart wasn’t causing his symptoms. An endoscopic procedure discovered it was GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) that was causing his chest pain and swallowing problems.

Unfortunately, doctors also found out that David was suffering from esophageal cancer. The news devastated David and his family. They knew that surgery would be his only hope.

David wanted to find a doctor with plenty of experience. With the help of his son, David got a referral to the director of Thoracic Robotic Surgery at UPMC’s Esophageal and Lung Surgery Institute. Impressed with the staffs’ expertise, David underwent robotic-assisted thoracic surgery.

After having a successful surgery, David’s first step to recovery was to get up and get moving. The expert staff at UPMC along with David’s family played major roles in David’s road to recovery. He’s now doing well, taking part in his normal activities and spending time with his family.

Read David’s story from the Esophageal and Lung Cancer Institute at UPMC​

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