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  • From emergency surgery to the red carpet!

    John David Washington
    From emergency surgery to the red carpet!

    TBHC was in the right place at  the right time for our neighbor and patient John David Washington, Star of Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman. Watch his story and hear him share his experience at TBHC.

  • The Future Looks Brighter — and Longer — Thanks to Bariatric Surgery

    Diana Walton
    Bariatric surgery “only option” to manage diabetes

    I had uncontrollable diabetes and weighed 205 pounds. My blood sugar was 500 to 600 every single day and I was using 60 to 80 units of insulin per day. Most of my family had died from diabetes and, before the surgery, maybe I had 10 years left in me. Getting this surgery was my only option. Today, I am 137 pounds and my diabetes is much more manageable and under control.

  • Baby Comes Into World in The Brooklyn Hospital Center’s Driveway

    Quick action by emergency team and husband makes for happy ending

    For little Sarah Wiggins and her family, Friday, July 13 was a very lucky day. Sarah decided to arrive quickly, so quickly that she was delivered by Luis Valdez, MD, in her parents’ car in The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) driveway.

    “The doctors, nurses, technicians and security performed exactly as they are trained to,” says Sylvie De Souza, MD, Chair of Emergency Medicine. “This is a perfect example of a community hospital doing its job in the right place at the right time.”

  • Back on the Dance Floor after Knee Surgery

    Elspeth Macdonald
    Designer, writer, dancer, TBHC orthopedic patient

    Elspeth Macdonald has been active all her life. She ran three marathons, the last one at age 50. More recently, she enjoyed cross-country distance running. When she tripped while running on a dirt road a few years back, she hurt her left knee...

  • The Day of My Surgery Was the Day I Was Reborn

    Lucia Nolasco
    Bariatric patient

    A year ago, I was 239 pounds. My blood pressure was high. I couldn’t sleep. My legs and feet were always swollen. I could barely get up the stairs. One of the ladies at my mom’s church kept losing all this weight. When I asked her about it, she referred me to The Brooklyn Hospital Center...