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Will My Hernia Resolve on Its Own?

Do you have a hernia? It’s a common injury, but that doesn’t mean it can be ignored. Hernias can’t heal on their own, and you might need surgery to fix it. Read on to learn more.

Sep 1st, 2022
4 Symptoms of Adhesions

Adhesions are a common complication of abdominal surgery. While they don’t always cause problems, some adhesions can be painful and lead to intestinal obstruction. Learn the telltale signs of abdominal adhesions and what to do about them.

Jul 1st, 2022
Help for Your Diverticular Disease

Diverticular disease is common among people over 40. Complications like diverticulitis necessitate professional care. Learn about the condition and what your treatment options are here.

Jun 1st, 2022
What You Should Know About Melanoma

Everyone is at risk for skin cancer. There are several types, and melanoma is the most dangerous because it can easily spread. Learn how melanoma starts, what it looks like, and how to protect your health.

May 1st, 2022
What Can I Expect During a Breast Biopsy?

A breast biopsy is a diagnostic procedure to identify precancerous or cancerous changes in breast tissue. If you need a biopsy, it’s normal to be nervous. Learn what happens during a breast biopsy and what to expect afterward.

Apr 5th, 2022
The Many Benefits of the da Vinci® Surgical System

Do you need surgery? You could be a candidate for da Vinci® robotic surgery — a safe and minimally invasive approach to general surgical procedures. Learn all about this revolutionary system and the benefits it offers.

Mar 6th, 2022
Why Should I Get a Colonoscopy?

A colonoscopy is a screening of your large intestine, including your rectum and colon. Most people get anxious about this common procedure, but it’s an essential tool to diagnose digestive symptoms and screen for colorectal cancer.

Jan 6th, 2022
Should I Have My Gallbladder Removed?

Your gallbladder is an organ that aids in digestion. Many people never have issues, but others develop painful gallstones. Learn the signs of gallstones and find out if gallbladder removal could be an option for you.

Dec 8th, 2021
Can Colon Surgery Cure My Diverticulitis?

Diverticulitis can cause significant abdominal pain, nausea, and other serious health complications. If you’ve been diagnosed with diverticulitis, find out more about your treatment options and learn whether colon surgery could be right for you.

Nov 7th, 2021
Life After a Thyroidectomy

Your thyroid gland regulates essential hormones, but thyroid disease can create hormonal imbalance and negatively affect your health. Find out more about thyroid surgery, or thyroidectomy, and what recovery is like.

Oct 7th, 2021
A Closer Look at Your Lymph Nodes

Lymph nodes are small, but they play an integral part in your health. Lymph nodes support your immune system — and swollen lymph nodes could point to a serious medical condition. Let’s take a closer look at lymph nodes.

Sep 7th, 2021
The Different Types of Hernias Explained

A hernia is a bulge of organs or tissue that pushes through your abdominal muscle wall. There are six main types, and the difference between them is where they’re found on your body. Learn about the types of hernias.

Aug 10th, 2021
What a Breast Mass Could Mean

Feeling a lump or seeing a change in your breast can be scary. Your first thought might be breast cancer, but benign masses are actually much more common. Learn more about the possible causes of breast masses and what to do if you notice one.

Jul 6th, 2021
5 Signs of a Severe Hernia

Anyone can get a hernia, a condition that develops if your organs push through your abdominal wall. Hernias often start small, but they can get larger and cause serious complications if left untreated. Learn the warning signs of severe hernias here.

May 5th, 2021
Is Robotic Surgery Safe?

The thought of surgery can be scary. Maybe you’re wondering how safe it is, what happens in the operating room, or how long it takes to recover. No surgery is 100% risk free, but robotic surgery could give you a better outcome and shorter recovery.

Apr 4th, 2021
Surgery for Diverticulitis: What to Expect

Diverticulitis is an intestine condition characterized by inflammation and infection. If your symptoms aren’t relieved with conservative care, surgery may be a good option. Learn what happens during minimally invasive diverticulitis surgery here.

Mar 4th, 2021
How Diet and Stress Impact Hernias

Hernias form when organs or other tissue push through muscles in your abdomen. It’s a common medical condition, but did you know your habits could make your hernia worse? Learn how your diet and more affect your hernia and your health.

Feb 7th, 2021
Top Treatments for GERD

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is chronic acid reflux. It can cause heartburn, a lump in the throat, and more, and make daily life uncomfortable for those who have it. If you’re living with GERD, it’s time to find a treatment that works.

Jan 1st, 2021
Recovering from Gallbladder Surgery

If you have gallstones, the most effective treatment may be surgery. Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery is minimally invasive, but it’s still surgery. Learn what to expect when you’re recovering from gallbladder surgery.

Dec 1st, 2020
When to See a Doctor About Abdominal Pain

Indigestion can cause abdominal discomfort, but so can more serious conditions like hernia or appendicitis. With all the possible causes of abdominal pain, it’s not always easy to know when your symptoms mean you should see a doctor. Find out here.

Nov 4th, 2020
When Your Diverticulitis May Benefit From Surgery

Diverticula are small pouches common in intestines. Diverticulitis develops when those pouches get inflamed or infected. If diverticulitis causes intense pain and digestive complications, it might be time to consider intestine surgery.

Oct 4th, 2020
Rectus Diastasis: A Hazard of Pregnancy

Rectus diastasis occurs when the abdominal muscles separate. This often happens during pregnancy and can trigger muscle weakness and lower back pain. Learn to recognize the signs of rectus diastasis and when to find treatment.

Sep 7th, 2020
The 3 Most Common Hernias

Hernias are common, often developing when overuse or strain creates a weak spot in abdominal muscles. All hernias share similarities, but where they occur in your body affects the symptoms you experience.

Aug 9th, 2020
5 Signs You May Have a Thyroid Problem

Thyroid disorder occurs when crucial thyroid hormone levels are out of balance in your body. It’s common, but often underdiagnosed and untreated. From weight changes to hair loss, learn more about the most common signs of thyroid disorders.

Jul 7th, 2020
Stomach Aches You Shouldn't Ignore

No one enjoys stomach aches. And while pain from indigestion or viral infection typically dissipates on its own, some health issues cause chronic stomach pain that can interfere with your everyday life. Learn about stomach aches you shouldn’t ignore.

Jun 23rd, 2020
4 Benefits of Robotic Surgery

No one likes the idea of surgery, but sometimes it’s necessary to fight disease and keep you healthy. Today’s technology means you can have a smaller incision, less pain, and faster recovery. Learn more about the benefits of robotic surgery.

May 5th, 2020
Signs of a Hernia

A hernia develops when an organ protrudes through your muscle wall, creating a bulge that’s often visible on the outside. Hernias may not always cause pain, but they can lead to significant health complications. Learn the common signs of a hernia.

Apr 9th, 2020
What to Expect from an Appendectomy

While appendicitis most often affects children and teens, it can also occur in adults. Learn what to expect from this often-surprising malady and subsequent appendectomy surgery.

Mar 5th, 2020
Know the Warning Signs of Skin Cancer

Did you know that the No. 1 form of cancer in the U.S. is skin cancer? Luckily, most skin cancers have signs and symptoms that help you catch it early and get treatment. Learn how to stay safe and cancer-free.

Feb 1st, 2020
Foods to Avoid If You Suffer From GERD

Heartburn or acid reflux is to be expected on occasion, but if it’s chronic — you have GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease. GERD is aggravated by lifestyle and the foods you eat. Read on to learn how to tweak your diet and minimize symptoms.

Jan 1st, 2020
What Is da Vinci Surgery?

Have you heard of the da Vinci® method of surgery? It is a state-of-the-art, robotic surgical method, for those who are seeking minimally invasive surgeries and want to limit recovery time as well as possible complications.

Dec 1st, 2019
Most Common Causes of Abdominal Pain

Your abdomen houses numerous important organs, and if you’re experiencing frequent, unexplained abdominal pain, you may have one of several conditions requiring treatment. Here are some of the most common reasons for abdominal pain.

Oct 1st, 2019
5 Signs That Pain is Is Your Appendix

Pain in your abdomen, nausea, and fever are just a few signs that you may have an infected appendix. Appendicitis is almost always considered a medical emergency since left untreated, it can be fatal. Here are five signs you won’t want to ignore.

Sep 1st, 2019
Do Hernias Always Need to be Repaired?

A hernia is a common condition often caused by strain and muscle weakness. Most hernias aren’t life-threatening, but they don’t go away on their own. If you have a hernia, you might need surgery to repair it. Here’s what you need to know.

Aug 14th, 2019