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I'm Having Surgery Soon. How Should I Prepare?

I'm Having Surgery Soon. How Should I Prepare?

Properly preparing for surgery helps your procedure go smoothly and makes recovery easier. If you’re having surgery soon, here’s what you should do to prepare. Keep reading to learn more.
Mar 1st, 2024
Why Can I Live Without My Gallbladder?

Why Can I Live Without My Gallbladder?

Living without a gallbladder is possible. And for many, it provides relief from gallbladder-related issues. While the organ plays a role in digestion, your body can adapt to its absence. Read on to learn how to live a vibrant, gallbladder-free life.
Feb 7th, 2024
Does My Pilonidal Cyst Require Treatment?

Does My Pilonidal Cyst Require Treatment?

A pilonidal cyst forms near your tailbone at the upper part of your buttocks. If yours is causing concern, it may be time to seek a medical evaluation. Here’s when you should seek treatment.
Dec 13th, 2023
How Likely Is Hernia Recurrence Following Surgical Repair?

How Likely Is Hernia Recurrence Following Surgical Repair?

Hernias happen when an internal organ or tissue pushes through a weak spot in the surrounding muscle or connective tissue. Even after surgical repair, recurrence is possible. Read on to learn the frequency of recurrences and how to prevent them.
Nov 1st, 2023
3 Things Your Mom Didn't Tell You About Breast Health

3 Things Your Mom Didn't Tell You About Breast Health

Your mom may have shared plenty regarding your health but may have left out important details regarding your breasts. Here’s some vital information about breast health that may have been omitted from your mother-daughter conversations.
Sep 1st, 2023
When Are Sebaceous Cysts Cause for Concern?

When Are Sebaceous Cysts Cause for Concern?

Cysts are usually not a cause of concern and often resolve on their own. But there are reasons you should have one checked out by a medical professional. Here’s when you should be concerned about a sebaceous cyst.
Aug 1st, 2023

Our Favorite Surgery Recovery Diet

Recovering from surgery stresses your body. Fortunately, improved nutrition expedites healing. Read on to learn more about a healthy post-surgery recovery diet.
Jun 1st, 2023
Who's at Risk for Colon Cancer

Who's at Risk for Colon Cancer

Almost 107,000 new cases of colon cancer will be diagnosed this year. Who is most likely to develop this serious condition? Read on to find out.
Apr 10th, 2023
Why You Shouldn't Ignore a Hernia

Why You Shouldn't Ignore a Hernia

Hernias may not seem like a significant issue until they cause serious complications, like incredible pain and movement difficulties. Be proactive and have your hernia repaired. Read on to learn about this simple procedure.
Mar 8th, 2023
When Breast Surgery Isn't Cosmetic

When Breast Surgery Isn't Cosmetic

Many women choose breast surgery to enhance the shape and size of their chests. But, breast surgery sometimes becomes a medical necessity when a woman is ill or has a structural abnormality.
Feb 15th, 2023
Hidden Scar Mastectomy

All About a Hidden Scar Mastectomy

Hidden scar surgery is an option if you need a mastectomy to remove existing breast cancer or as a preventive measure. This advanced approach places your incision in a place that’s difficult to see. Here’s what to know.
Nov 2nd, 2022
5 Signs of a Hiatal Hernia

5 Signs of a Hiatal Hernia

Hiatal hernias are common, and small ones don’t often cause symptoms. When the hernia is symptomatic, you experience sensations similar to acid reflux. Here are other signs that you have a hiatal hernia.
Oct 7th, 2022
How You Can Support Your Gut Health

How You Can Support Your Gut Health

Your gut health affects your overall well-being. When you support your gut with a healthy balance of bacteria, you can absorb nutrients, maintain a healthy weight, and avoid digestive distress. Here’s how to maximize your gut health.
Sep 13th, 2022
Do Hemorrhoids Go Away on Their Own?

Do Hemorrhoids Go Away on Their Own?

Hemorrhoids often go away on their own after a few weeks. In the meantime, you experience pain and inflammation manageable with the correct care. Here’s when to take care of your hemorrhoids at home and when to seek professional help.
Aug 1st, 2022
How to Avoid Pilonidal Cysts

How to Avoid Pilonidal Cysts

Pilonidal cysts occur near your tailbone at the top of the buttocks. They’re prone to painful infections and can be quite uncomfortable. These tips can help you avoid developing a pilonidal cyst.
Jul 1st, 2022
I Have Gallstones. Now What?

I Have Gallstones. Now What?

For most people, gallstones don’t cause serious symptoms. However, if you have a gallbladder attack where the stones can’t pass through a duct, the pain can be unbearable and set you up for long-term complications. Here’s what we can do to help.
Jun 1st, 2022
Lesser-Known Tips for Supporting Breast Health

Lesser-Known Tips for Supporting Breast Health

While aging and genetics impact your breast health, so do your daily habits. Here are some ways to promote breast health that you may not have considered. Read on to learn more.
May 1st, 2022
Home Remedies for Hemorrhoids

Home Remedies for Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are incredibly uncomfortable and bothersome. The good news is that you can often treat mild-to-moderate hemorrhoids at home. Here’s what we recommend.
Apr 1st, 2022
5 Signs of Gallbladder Disease

5 Signs of Gallbladder Disease

You probably don’t think much about your gallbladder until disease causes you pain or infection. Here are five signs of gallbladder disease that should catch your attention. Read on to learn more.
Feb 1st, 2022
How (and Why) to Do a Self-Breast Exam

How (and Why) to Do a Self-Breast Exam

Did you know that you should be doing regular self-breast exams? Regular self-breast exams can help you identify any irregularities early when treatment will be most successful. Here’s how to perform one effectively.
Jan 1st, 2022
Am I a Good Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?

Am I a Good Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?

If you’ve been struggling with your weight and dieting or exercise doesn’t seem to help you get to a healthier size, bariatric surgery may be an option. Here’s what makes you a candidate for this weight-loss procedure.
Dec 1st, 2021
5 Benefits of Robotic Surgery

5 Benefits of Robotic Surgery

Robotic surgery is an advanced technique that greatly improves the precision and accuracy of your procedure. Read on to learn about the benefits of robotic surgery and how it is a significant asset to your healing.
Nov 1st, 2021
Understanding Your Surgical Options for Breast Cancer

Understanding Your Surgical Options for Breast Cancer

When caught early, many breast cancers respond equally well to total mastectomy or partial mastectomy (lumpectomy) with radiation treatment. Explore the differences between these procedures as you and your medical team consider which option best suits you.
Oct 1st, 2021
Can Lifestyle Changes Help a Hernia?

Can Lifestyle Changes Help a Hernia?

If you have a symptomatic hernia, you’ll most likely need surgical repair. However, lifestyle changes made prior to surgery can make the procedure go more smoothly and help prevent the hernia from recurring.
Sep 7th, 2021
What to Expect After an Appendectomy

What to Expect After an Appendectomy

An emergency appendectomy doesn’t give you a lot of time to prepare. The good news is that most people recover quickly. Here’s what to expect in the days after your surgery and how you can promote optimal healing.
Aug 11th, 2021

4 Reasons You May Need Breast Surgery

While some women may choose breast surgery to improve their curves, many women need surgery to remove a tumor or reconstruction. Read on to learn about the breast surgeries we offer and why they might be right for you.
Jul 12th, 2021

How Often Should I Get a Colonoscopy?

Screening tests play a crucial role in detecting diseases when you don’t have any symptoms. Because colon cancer rarely causes symptoms until it progresses, a colonoscopy can save your life.
Jun 13th, 2021

When You May Need to Consider Removing Your Colon

Your colon plays a critical role in your digestion. However, when your colon becomes diseased or severely inflamed, it may need to be removed. Here’s when you may need to consider this serious procedure.
May 25th, 2021

5 Signs You Might Need Gallbladder Surgery

You might not think much about your gallbladder until you have the stabbing pain and nausea associated with gallstones. Here are some signs that you should consult our team for advice on gallbladder treatment.
Apr 18th, 2021

5 Medical Conditions That Improve With a Sleeve Gastrectomy

Weight-loss surgery can help you attain a slimmer body and better self-esteem, and it can help you get healthier, too. Many chronic medical problems improve after a gastric sleeve procedure, and we go deeper into five of them here.
Feb 7th, 2021

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.
Feb 20th, 2024