Mercy Heart and Vascular Hospital St. Louis

625 S. New Ballas Road, Ste. 7063, 251-4200,

A recently FDA-approved endovascular repair option is dramatically improving patient safety and reducing recovery time for patients with life-threatening abdominal aortic aneurysms. Dr. Vito Mantese, of Mercy Heart and Vascular Hospital St. Louis, is one of only a few vascular surgeons in the country using the new fenestrated aortic endograft for minimally-invasive endovascular repair.


MidAmerica Skin Health & Vitality Center

222 S. Woods Mill Road, Ste. 475N, 878-0600,

In addition to a full range of cosmetic injectables, MidAmerica Skin Health & Vitality Center now offers advanced laser treatments for more severe skin imperfections, including facial discoloration, texture irregularities and wrinkling. Such treatments are ideal in the cooler months, so make hay when the sun’s not shining this winter! Pictured: Dr. ____________ Muccinni


Ophthalmology Consultants, Ltd.

621 S. New Ballas Road, Ste. 5006 Tower B, 432-5478

12990 Manchester Road, Ste. 201, 909-0633

Have you been diagnosed with keratoconus or corneal ecstasia? Our practice is now enrolling patients for participation in the Avedro Cross Linking Trial. Dry Eye? Symptoms include itching, burning, redness and blurred vision. We now offer the Lipiflow procedure for the treatment of evaporative dry eye disease. Pictured: Dr. Michael Donahoe


Oral Facial Surgery Institute

621 South New Ballas Road, Ste. 16A (3 additional locations), 251-6725,

Modern pharmacologic advances now allow very safe in-office sedation and general anesthesia. This dramatically reduces the costs for outpatient procedures, minimizes patient anxiety and hastens recovery. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is one of the few surgical specialties trained in the safe and effective delivery of this care. Pictured: Dr. Michael Noble


SSM St. Mary’s Health Center

6420 Clayton Road, 630-7562,

Single-incision ‘scarless’ hysterectomy surgery and innovative laser excision surgery for women who suffer from endometriosis are now performed routinely at SSM St. Mary’s Health Center in Richmond Heights. “We offer patients a one-stop center of expertise for the least invasive options for surgeries,” say Drs. Brigid Hollaran-Schwartz and Patrick Yeung. Pictured: Dr. Brigid Hollaran-Schwartz


St. Luke’s Center for Cancer Care

232 South Woods Mill Road, 434-1500,

St. Luke’s Hospital will open a 30,000-square-foot Center for Cancer Care in 2013. The expansion will provide distinct areas to meet the needs of patients throughout each treatment phase. Comfortable waiting areas, more patient exam rooms and upgraded technology are some of the enhancements for our patients. Pictured: Dr. David Butler, Department of Radiation Oncology chief at St. Luke's Hospital


Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital Neurology & Neurosurgery Center

One Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza, 867-3627,

Brain aneurysms are common; and fortunately, many unruptured aneurysms do not require treatment. When treatment is needed, our nationally recognized team offers the full complement of surgical and endovascular (inside the blood vessel) approaches. Our goal always is to provide the safest, most effective treatment and care for each individual patient. Pictured: Dr. Colin Derdeyn


Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Transplant Center

One Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza, 867-3627,

We recently performed our first adult combined liver and lung transplant. The lung transplant was completed first, followed by the liver transplant just hours later. While this procedure marks a milestone for our Transplant Center, combined transplants create a new lifesaving option for patients with unique needs. Our well-developed programs allow for such complicated procedures to be performed successfully in selected patients.


West County Plastic Surgeons of Washington University

1040 N. Mason Road, Suite 124, 996-8800,

West County Plastic Surgeons of Washington University offers CoolSculpting, among other body contouring options. CoolSculpting, which is FDA-approved, freezes fat using cryolipolysis. This approach eliminates fat with no needles, no anesthesia and no down time. Results are noticeable within two months of treatment and further improvement occurs over six months. Pictured: Dr. Terry Myckatyn and Dr. Marissa Tenenbaum