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Why Are Men More Susceptible to Hernias?

Hernias are often thought of as a man’s problem, and for good reason. Compared to women, men are much more likely to develop a hernia. The good news is laparoscopic repair means fewer complications and faster recovery.

Sep 1st, 2019
Preparing for Your First Colonoscopy

The thought of having to prepare for a colonoscopy can cause feelings of dread. The good news is that most patients tolerate it well and find it much easier than anticipated, especially if you implement some handy tips.

Jul 12th, 2019
Considering Weight Loss Surgery? Here’s the 101

Desperately needing to lose weight and having little success can leave you feeling hopeless. Bariatric surgery is the most effective long-term solution if you’re severely overweight. Here’s what you should know about this often life-saving procedure.

Jun 21st, 2019
Does Having Gallstones Require Surgery?

Gallstone attacks tend to come on suddenly and quickly become worse. If you have gallstone attacks it’s unlikely that your condition will improve on its own. Laparoscopic surgery is a safe and effective treatment for gallstones.

May 30th, 2019
How to Prevent Hernias in an Active Job

There are many types of hernias. The most common — inguinal hernia — occurs when part of the intestine protrudes through a weak area of the abdominal wall. Having a physically demanding job puts you at risk.

Apr 17th, 2019
Why Reflux Surgery Might Be Necessary

When medication fails to adequately control your acid reflux symptoms, you have another option for treatment. Reflux surgery effectively treats acid reflux to bring you relief and prevent damage to your esophagus.

Jan 9th, 2019
How to Prepare for Your First Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy is a painless test that helps gauge the health of your colon, including identifying polyps that may develop into cancer. Find out how to prepare for your first colonoscopy and why your commitment to the prep is so important.

Dec 12th, 2018
Life After Gallbladder Removal

What happens after gallbladder removal? You may notice some temporary changes in how your stomach reacts to certain foods, but you can take practical steps to speed your recovery and help your body get used to life without a gallbladder.

Nov 21st, 2018
Warning Signs of Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid cancer is most often curable when treated early. Learn more about your thyroid gland’s role in your health as well as the early warning signs of thyroid cancer and how we treat it.

Oct 25th, 2018
What Are the Benefits of Laparoscopic Surgery?

When it comes to surgery, there are two words you want to hear: minimally invasive. Laparoscopy is one such technique that delivers excellent results without the collateral damage of traditional surgical techniques.

Sep 14th, 2018
6 Tips to Mentally Help You Prepare for Weight Loss

Effectively preparing will ensure that you get the best result possible while reducing stress and minimizing your risk of complications. Here are six tips to mentally help you prepare for your upcoming weight loss surgery.

Aug 27th, 2018
Are You A Candidate for Acid Reflux Surgery?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease is a chronic heartburn condition that left untreated, can damage parts of your digestive tract. Some people with frequently occurring reflux episodes can benefit from minimally invasive surgery.

Jul 23rd, 2018
How to Prevent Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Find out how you can lower your risk and even prevent colorectal cancer from developing.

Jun 8th, 2018