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What Is da Vinci Surgery? Dec 1st, 2019

Are you preparing for surgery? Perhaps you haven’t heard of the da Vinci method, which is a state-of-the-art innovation in robotic surgery. Once you learn more about this surgical option, we are confident that you will find it to be an efficient and impressive choice for your upcoming surgical procedure. ...

When Should I Start Getting Colonoscopies? Nov 1st, 2019

No one looks forward to getting a colonoscopy, an internal exam of your colon. But colon cancer kills 51,000 people in the U.S. every year. And periodic colonoscopies can detect abnormal cells in your colon early, cutting your chances of getting and dying from colon cancer. When should you get...

Most Common Causes of Abdominal Pain Oct 1st, 2019

Your abdomen is the area between your chest and pelvis. Many of your major organs are located in your abdomen, which is one reason that chronic abdominal pain is a serious concern. Your abdominal organs include:  Stomach Intestines Kidneys Gallbladder Spleen Pancreas Liver Appendix There are some conditions that can...

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

The medical community has never really come to a conclusion about the function of this 3½ inch tube, and you can certainly live without it. However, if something is blocking it, the appendix often causes an emergency situation. In fact, 1 in 20 people in the United States get appendicitis...

Do Hernias Always Need to be Repaired? Aug 14th, 2019

A hernia is an organ or tissue protrusion through your abdominal wall. It’s caused by muscle weakness and strain, often a result of damage from injury or surgery, age, lifting heavy weights, or pregnancy.  Hernias can develop quickly or over a long period of time. Most of the time, hernias...

Robot-Assisted Surgery: All Your Questions Answered Jul 23rd, 2019

If you’ve been told you need surgery to treat gallbladder disease or repair a hernia, or you have another health condition requiring surgical intervention, you may have heard about the great success patients have with robot-assisted surgery. At the same time, you probably have many questions about this relatively new...