WMSN FOX 47
 

FOX 47 - Health News


MADISON (WMSN) -- A Madison doctor shares why he became a periontologist.


Doctor Brian Stafeil specializes in high-risk pregnancies.



What many of his patients don't realize is that he was born premature himself.


Today, with much more medical advancements, Doctor Stafeil is saving more premies, like himself.


"Now its not as severe as it was 30 years ago. According to my mom the doctors gave me a 50% chance of survival," said Dr. Brian Stafeil, Dean and St. Mary's Physician.


"Hearing my parents talk about it and hearing their re-telling of the storis of how small I was and how nervous they were and first saw me thought I looked terrible and my dad was like he looks 100% better than the day before cause my mom didnt see me," said Dr. Stafeil.


Periontologist Brian Stafeil is walking though the same hospital his family did more than 30 years ago, now he's helping the same families as his own - trying to get help for their premature child.


"It wasn't really until medical school that I thought about OB more heavily when I took care of a lot of patients with pre term labor I really made that connection and my experience of being born at 30 weeks added a lot to that picture and through medical school really enjoyed the OB and it prompted me to do that for my residency," said Dr. Stafeil.


Dr. Stafeil shows parents other than getting his eyes checked for sensitivity growing up, he had no effects from being born just 4 pounds 6 ounces.


There have been a lot of advances. Today, the same baby born 10 weeks early has a 96% chance of survival, compared to doctor stafeil's 50%.

Madison doctor fulfilling life-long mission

Video List

Sun. - Fri. on FOX 47 News at 9!

Top Health Headlines (foxnews.com)

Gene therapy may boost power of cochlear implants, study says

Australian researchers are trying a novel way to boost the power of cochlear implants: They used the technology to beam gene therapy into the ears of deaf animals and found the combination improved hearing.


Man sues doctors for mocking him while he was unconscious
So what do doctors chat about after you've gone under anesthesia?

California city sees spike in whooping cough cases

A Southern California city has seen a spike in reported whooping cough cases so far this year, with the number of infections nearly tripling compared to all of last year, possibly due to a less potent vaccine or lower vaccination rates, officials said on Wednesday.


The truth behind 5 common germ myths

Does double-dipping spread germs? And what's the deal with the five-second rule?


5 tips to finally commit to your goals

How is it possible to feel incredibly resolved to do something one minute, only to find that your can-do attitude has evaporated by the next day?


Advertise with us!

Tonight on FOX 47

5:00pm Two and a Half Men
5:30pm Big Bang Theory
6:00pm Modern Family
6:30pm Big Bang Theory
7:00pm Hell's Kitchen
8:00pm American Idol
8:30pm Surviving Jack
9:00pm FOX 47 News at 9
9:35pm Modern Family
10:05pm Two and a Half Men
10:35pm Everybody Loves Raymond
11:05pm The Arsenio Hall Show
12:05am Community


Complete FOX 47 Schedule

To FOX.com

Advertise with us!
IE6 Float Fix