Helmed by a registered nurse with more than 25 years of experience greeting newborns as a professional in the OB field, First Look Sonogram Hawaii's team of certified technicians introduces parents-to-be to their burgeoning offspring using an advanced General Electric Voluvision 730 sonogram machine. The routinely calibrated instrument safely scans rotund bellies, rendering high-quality 3-D and 4-D snapshots in both color and black-and-white of the developing infant as he or she mouths the lyrics to "Happy Birthday to You." The expert techs can determine the baby's gender while confirming a heartbeat, amniotic fluid, and number of babies nestled inside. Adding permanence to the experience, recordings of the session are available on DVD and the accommodating staff can even craft a sonogram music video from the footage.
Board-certified opthalmologist Dr. William K. Wong, Jr.—who served as an ophthalmologist in the U.S. military for more than eight years and received multiple industry awards—partners with optometrist Dr. Sadaf Sabahi to perform procedures, such as LASIK eye surgery and cataract surgery, that require a steady, expert hand. During eye exams, they assess the acuity of each eye then prescribe a corrective lens that can fit into a selection of frames by Fendi, Gucci, and Christian Dior. The duo can outfit hard-to-fit eyes or sentient potatoes with the appropriate contact lenses. Dr. Wong also administers Botox and Juvederm and performs blepharoplasties.
Featured on Hawaii News Now for the way it enables expectant parents a look inside the womb, TomorrowToday Ultrasound captures images of developing babies with several types of nondiagnostic ultrasounds. The 2-D ultrasound produces a black-and-white image in which the flutter of the baby’s heart can be seen, and 3-D images have a bronze tint and look similar to a photograph so that parents can see facial features and can tell what the child would look like in the Wild West. During 4-D sessions, parents watch a live video depiction that can show the baby’s hand and facial movements. A large screen and plenty of seating in the ultrasound room give spouses and other family members a good vantage point from which to greet their new loved one.
There are many reasons a person might need physical therapy. From postinjury rehab and stroke recovery to arthritis management and sports-performance enhancement, the facilities at PT Hawaii are well equipped to handle a wide range of neuromusculoskeletal maladies. Within the comfort of a private treatment room, massage therapists knead aching muscles and improve range of motion in stiff joints. The reduced gravitational force and bumped-up buoyancy of the 100,000-gallon saltwater AquaCare pool help people improve their Marco Polo technique while protecting injured parts from further damage.
Dr. Michael A. McMann's colleagues trust his skills—so much so that they turn up in his surgical suite, ready for him to perform LASIK on their own eyes. It’s likely because Dr. McMann's surgical logbook lists more than 5,000 procedures and counting, with much of that patient pool consisting of other physicians, their spouses, and members of the military. It also might have something to do with his guarantee of 20/20 vision or your money or prized goat back.
Before assuming his role as founder and medical director of McMann Eye Institute, Dr. McMann obtained his degree from the University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Medicine and served for eight years in the US Army Medical Corps as a physician and eye doctor.
When it comes to pain relief, a one-size-fits-all approach is rarely the answer. That’s why Portner Orthopedic Rehabilitation’s team isn’t populated by professionals versed in a single field or specialty. Instead, the roster consists of medical doctors, non-surgical orthopedic doctors, a chiropractor, physical therapists, an acupuncturist, and rehabilitative massage therapists who help treat such conditions as whiplash, carpal-tunnel syndrome, and sports injuries. Their diagnostic services mix old-fashioned physical examinations with electromyography and ultrasound testing. After determining the underlying cause of discomfort, doctors might ease inflammation in the joints, alleviate muscle spasms, and reduce swelling with injection therapy. They also perform chiropractic services that realign the spine to remove discomfort and aid in healing. When conditions call for extra relief, the doctors call in colleagues including physical therapists, licensed massage therapists, and an acupuncturist. They set to work dissipating deep-seated problems with their specialized treatments, whether they’re applying pressure to problem areas and kneading out knotted tissue or unblocking energy pathways and promoting inner healing through the strategic insertion of tiny needles.