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Dr. Steven Williams in Boise, Idaho

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March 2017
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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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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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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When It's Time For Hernia Surgery

When It's Time For Hernia Surgery

A hernia is an unusual sac that forms by your abdominal cavity's inside lining, known as the peritoneum. This sac may come through a weak area in the stronger layer of your belly wall that is surrounded by muscle.
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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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