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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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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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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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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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January 2017
Is Your Pain Gallstones?

Is Your Pain Gallstones?

Gallstones are simply hard deposits that settle in the gallbladder. Sometimes, you don't even know that they are there, but at other times, one can become dislodged and try to travel through the duct, which can cause severe pain. 
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Recovering from GERD Surgery

Recovering from GERD Surgery

Plan to take it easy after surgery to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease. Most patients are in the hospital for up to three days, and even after discharge, you will need to rest and relax.
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Lumps and Bumps

Lumps and Bumps

In our practice we often remove skin lesions (such as moles, or nevi), subcutaneous masses such as lipomas, or even chronic areas of repeated infection such as sebaceous cysts that tend to recur intermittently. Most of the small areas can be excised in the office, under local anesthetic, with decreased cost to the patient.
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December 2016
When surgery is necessary for GERD treatment

When surgery is necessary for GERD treatment

We've all had some type of acid regurgitation, but some people experience it chronically, and their symptoms are severe. GERD is gastroesophageal reflux disease, and its most common symptom is severe heartburn. Chronic GERD can damage the esophagus.
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Lifestyle Changes for GERD Treatment

Lifestyle Changes for GERD Treatment

​​​​​​​Making lifestyle changes can increase the quality of living daily life with GERD.  Here are a few tips to helping you manage your GERD symptoms.
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