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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,...