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January 2019
The Best Diet for GERD Issues

The Best Diet for GERD Issues

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is a condition that arises when stomach acid backflows into the esophagus causing a burning sensation in the chest and the back of the throat. The medical term “REFLUX” just means fluid flowing in an abnormal direction. For instance, venous reflux is the condition of blood being pulled away from the heart, as in varicose veins in the leg, where blood being pulled downward by gravity instead of returning normally to the heart. Esophageal reflux is the cond...
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December 2018
When Moles Become Dangerous: 4 Warning Signs

When Moles Become Dangerous: 4 Warning Signs

Many people have moles (or nevi), which are areas of skin pigmentation that can exist from birth or develop later in life. Not to be confused with freckles, moles can be on any area of the body from scalp to toe. Most moles are harmless. But there are times to address moles when they are suspicious for cancer. Melanoma is a lethal cancer that has been on the increase.
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April 2017
Can My Child Have a Hernia?

Can My Child Have a Hernia?

Children can have inguinal hernias, which develop at the bottom of the abdominal wall where the abdomen meets the hip. The problem occurs when a weak muscle in this region allows abdominal or intestinal tissue to bulge.
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March 2017
Don't Ignore Your Gallbladder

Don't Ignore Your Gallbladder

Emergency surgery is risky business. Once health issues reach a point of urgency, they often involve complications that can be life-threatening. Gallbladder problems are sometimes easy to ignore altogether or attribute to indigestion.
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The Benefits of Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery

The Benefits of Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery

If your doctor has told you that you need cholecystectomy, also known as gallbladder removal surgery, one of the best options is laparoscopy. Thanks to advancements in technology, the procedure can be done using the DaVinci robot.
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Reasons to Call Your Surgeon's Office Post-Op

Reasons to Call Your Surgeon's Office Post-Op

For most people, the time after a surgical procedure is filled with resting and getting the body back to the way that it was before the surgery took place. Most of the time, there aren't any setbacks that would require a visit to the doctor in the days immediately after surgery, but there are a few things that you want to look for that could be a concern.
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Choosing a Surgeon

Choosing a Surgeon

Your surgeon should be supremely concerned about your recovery and getting you back to normal  function or as close to that as possible. How do you find that person?
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February 2017
Men & Varicose Veins

Men & Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are genetic and affect both men and women. Daily activities can also contribute to the problem. Sitting or standing for long lengths of time interferes with normal circulation and could cause vascular damage. Varicose veins might also appear after an injury. The risk of developing vein issues increases with age secondary to the loss of muscle mass and tone along with weakening of blood vessel walls.
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Could It Be A Hernia?

Could It Be A Hernia?

A hernia is a little bulging organ or tissue that goes through an abnormal opening. This could happen for many reasons, including carrying something that is a little too heavy.
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GERD in Babies & Children

GERD in Babies & Children

When vomiting and other abnormal symptoms, such as throat pain and breathing problems, arise, it may be due to Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (or GERD).
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