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All About a Hidden Scar Mastectomy Nov 2nd, 2022

Each year, more than 266,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer. Most of these patients are women who may require a mastectomy as treatment. A hidden scar mastectomy is an advanced surgical option to remove breast cancer or to prevent breast cancer’s development. The technique is just as effective as...

5 Signs of a Hiatal Hernia Oct 7th, 2022

People of any age or gender can develop a hiatal hernia, a condition in which the top of your stomach bulges through an opening in your diaphragm.  Small hernias are usually asymptomatic, but a large hernia allows food and acid to back up your esophagus, causing heartburn and other uncomfortable...

How You Can Support Your Gut Health Sep 13th, 2022

Your gut is essential to your overall health and affects your immune system, nutrition, and well-being.  So you should think about promoting good gut health – but what does that mean? Our team here at Lakeland Surgical Clinic, PLLC, located in Jackson, Mississippi, offers the following expert advice when it comes to promoting...

Do Hemorrhoids Go Away on Their Own? Aug 1st, 2022

The pain, itching, and rectal bleeding associated with hemorrhoids are not anything anyone wants to endure. The good news is that these swollen veins inside the rectum or outside the anus often resolve on their own within a few days.  For some people, however, hemorrhoids become a chronic or recurrent...

How to Avoid Pilonidal Cysts Jul 1st, 2022

Pilonidal cysts are common, with more than 70,000 cases reported every year in the United States. These abnormal pockets in the skin usually develop near your tailbone, at the top of your buttocks. The pilonidal cysts are vulnerable to infection, causing a painful abscess. Our team here at Lakeland Surgical Clinic, PLLC, can drain the...

I Have Gallstones. Now What? Jun 1st, 2022

The gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ that stores the bile made by your liver. Bile aids in digestion, especially fatty foods. Gallstones form in the gallbladder when the stored bile crystallizes. Usually, these stones are small and asymptomatic. Gallstones affect about 10-15% of people in the United States, but not...

Lesser-Known Tips for Supporting Breast Health May 1st, 2022

Keeping your breasts healthy means you are more likely to avoid developing worrisome lumps, mastitis, cysts, and breast pain. You have a significant role to play in your personal breast health.  Here are some unexpected tips from Lakeland Surgical Clinic, PLLC, in Jackson, Mississippi, to help you maintain optimal breast...

Home Remedies for Hemorrhoids Apr 1st, 2022

If you’re among the 1 in 20 Americans with hemorrhoids, take note. At-home interventions can help you find relief from these painful, itchy, and swollen veins in your rectum and anus.  Here are some tips for managing hemorrhoids offered by the team of surgeons at Lakeland Surgical Clinic, PLLC in...

Why You Shouldn't Ignore These Warning Signs of Gallstones Mar 1st, 2022

Your gallbladder rests just between the liver and pancreas. Its job is to store bile that, when released into the intestines, helps digest fats. The bile is made up of cholesterol, bile salts, and water. These substances can sometimes pack together and form gallstones, which can be as small as...

5 Signs of Gallbladder Disease Feb 1st, 2022

Gallbladder disease affects more than 25 million people in the United States. Gallbladder disease includes gallstones, cholecystitis (severe inflammation), and gallbladder cancer. Problems with the gallbladder usually strike after age 40, but they can really happen to anyone. Here are five signs of gallbladder disease that the surgical team at...

How (and Why) to Do a Self-Breast Exam Jan 1st, 2022

You get a clinical breast exam at your yearly well-woman exam, but that isn’t enough. In fact, you should perform regular monthly self-exams to feel for lumps or irregularities that could indicate cancer or another abnormality.  Early detection of disease means early treatment. Early treatment saves lives and can help...

Am I a Good Candidate for Bariatric Surgery? Dec 1st, 2021

Bariatric surgery includes gastric bypass and gastric sleeve surgeries — procedures that alter your digestive system to help you lose weight. Specifically, bariatric surgery reduces your stomach’s size or allows food to bypass part of your stomach to help you feel full after eating fewer calories. As a result, you...

5 Benefits of Robotic Surgery Nov 1st, 2021

Robotic surgery technology is here and now provided by the skilled team at Lakeland Surgical Clinic, PLLC, located in Jackson, Mississippi. Rest assured, during robotic procedures, our surgeon is in the operating room and in control the entire time. The robotic console just enhances the surgical skills of our team...

Understanding Your Surgical Options for Breast Cancer Oct 1st, 2021

Breast cancer remains one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers in women in the United States, second only to skin cancer. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and there is reason to celebrate because survival rates continue to increase, and deaths have steadily declined thanks to early detection, advances in...

Can Lifestyle Changes Help a Hernia? Sep 7th, 2021

Hernias affect about 10% of adults at some point in their life. The most common locations for hernias are in the abdomen or groin, where an organ easily pushes through a weak spot in the nearby muscle or tissue. Men are far more likely than women to develop a hernia. ...

What to Expect After an Appendectomy Aug 11th, 2021

You probably don’t think much about your appendix. But, this small organ that extends from your large intestine can become infected and potentially burst — a very serious complication.  An appendectomy is necessary if your appendix becomes swollen or infected. You don’t want it leaking bacteria into your entire belly....

4 Reasons You May Need Breast Surgery Jul 12th, 2021

Some breast surgeries are performed as elective procedures. For example, you can choose to undergo surgery to achieve a larger cup size or lift breasts that sag due to gravity, breastfeeding, or weight loss.  These aren’t the only reasons a woman might need breast surgery, however. At Lakeland Surgical Clinic,...

How Often Should I Get a Colonoscopy? Jun 13th, 2021

Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the United States, and more than 145,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. Colorectal screening is one of the most effective ways to detect cancer at its earliest stages when the chances of successful treatment are higher. That means colonoscopies are...

When You May Need to Consider Removing Your Colon May 25th, 2021

Large bowel resection, or surgery to remove all or part of your colon, is performed to treat serious colon disease that threatens your overall health. The surgery is often done in response to colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, or diverticulitis.  At Lakeland Surgical Clinic, PLLC, our team recommends removing your...

5 Signs You Might Need Gallbladder Surgery Apr 18th, 2021

As many as 25 million Americans have gallbladder disease. Each year, almost a million of these people need this organ to be removed as a result.  Your gallbladder is likely a bit of a mystery to you. This small, pear-shaped organ that rests just beneath your liver releases bile, a...

The Importance of Getting Your Hiatal Hernia Repaired Correctly the First Time Mar 24th, 2021

When a small part of your stomach bulges through your diaphragm, it’s known as a hiatal hernia. Small hiatal hernias don’t usually cause problems. You might not even know you have one unless your doctor is looking for another condition. But a large hiatal hernia can be a major cause...

5 Medical Conditions That Improve With a Sleeve Gastrectomy Feb 7th, 2021

Though many patients seek bariatric surgery for the primary purpose of losing excess weight, the procedure has other benefits. As the weight comes off after weight-loss surgery, people also see significant improvements in a variety of chronic medical conditions. Here at Lakeland Surgical Clinic, our bariatric surgeon, Dr. Jonathan Adkins,...