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7 Advantages of Robotic-Assisted Surgery

Robotic-assisted surgery combines advanced technology with minimally invasive surgical tools so patients get the best outcomes. Do you need surgery? Click here to learn all about the advantages of robotic surgery
Nov 6th, 2022

Can Weight Loss Reverse My Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic health condition with a high risk of complications. There’s no cure for it, but it is possible for type 2 diabetes to go into remission. The key? Weight loss.
Aug 1st, 2022

Are Bariatric Surgeries Eligible for Revision?

Bariatric surgery is a big decision. It’s important to understand all aspects of your procedure—including whether it’s eligible for revision later on. Keep reading to learn what you need to know about these minimally invasive weight loss surgeries.
Jun 1st, 2022

Does My Surgeon Still Have Control During Robotic Surgery?

Undergoing robotic surgery has major benefits, including greater precision, a potentially shorter recovery time, and smaller scars. Yet, you might still have some questions about how exactly it works. Here’s what you should know.
May 1st, 2022

Signs You May Have Barrett's Esophagus

Barrett’s esophagus refers to cell changes in the tube that carries food from your throat to your stomach. Unfortunately, Barrett’s esophagus can lead to esophageal cancer. So how do you know if you have it? Find out here.
Apr 1st, 2022

Why Sleeve Gastrectomy Might Be Your Best Option

If you’re obese, your health and wellbeing are at risk. But most people who try calorie-restriction diets gain all the weight all back … and more. If you’re tired of yo-yo diets (and tired of feeling tired), sleeve gastrectomy may be the answer.
Mar 1st, 2022

How a Persistent Cough Can Lead to a Hernia

Coughing is an important physiological function that clears mucus, secretions, and irritants from your lungs. Coughing, in fact, helps prevent you from contracting infections. A chronic cough, though, can cause complications, including a hernia.
Feb 1st, 2022

How to Prevent Pilonidal Cysts

Pilonidal cysts can be very painful and difficult to manage. That’s why we’re sharing our best prevention strategies to help you avoid them.
Jan 6th, 2022

How to Handle Holiday Meals When You Have Acid Reflux

When you have acid reflux, even a simple meal might end in painful heartburn. Holiday eating is filled with landmines that could trigger painful episodes that dampen your spirits. Plan ahead now so you can enjoy yourself during the holidays.
Dec 1st, 2021

5 Reasons Why Your Wound May Not Be Healing

The occasional cut or scrape isn’t uncommon, but in most cases it heals — and fairly quickly. So what does it mean when a wound isn’t healing? Read on for a handful of possible reasons.
Nov 1st, 2021

The Link Between Obesity and Sleep Apnea

Do you wake up and gasp for air during the night? It could be a consequence of weight gain. Learn about the link between obesity and sleep apnea, and find out how you can decrease your risk for complications.
Oct 4th, 2021

What Your BMI Says About Your Health

Knowing your BMI is an important part of understanding your weight-related medical risks. Here’s what your BMI means and how it relates to your health and wellness.
Sep 5th, 2021

Advantages of daVinci Robotic Surgery for Your Hernia

Robotic surgery offers lots of benefits for patients undergoing hernia repair (and other types of surgery, too). If hernia surgery is in your future, here’s what you should know about robot-assisted techniques.
Aug 10th, 2021

Am I a Good Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?

If you’re significantly overweight and have tried and tried to reach a healthy body weight to no avail, you may be a good candidate for weight loss surgery. These minimally invasive procedures can improve your health and longevity if you qualify. Keep read
Jul 13th, 2021

Umbilical Hernia Surgery: What to Expect

A bulge in your abdomen can be uncomfortable, painful, and cause other problems. If you’ve noticed that there’s a strange, painful lump in your otherwise smooth stomach, you may have a hernia. Read on to learn more.
Jun 8th, 2021

Bothered by GERD? You May Want to Consider LINX®

Do you suffer from acid reflux that won’t respond to lifestyle changes or medications? Find out how a minimally invasive procedure can improve your quality of life and reduce your risk of GERD complications.
May 10th, 2021

Bariatric Patient - John

John recalls being overweight for his entire life. Due to childhood trauma, he used food as a coping mechanism to manage his emotions. Over the years, this caused excess weight gain.
Mar 29th, 2021

How to Get Relief from Groin Pain Post Hernia Repair

Though most people experience significant relief from their hernia pain following surgery, about 15% of patients have chronic groin pain after inguinal hernia repair. But there are many effective treatments that can help you get pain relief.
Feb 19th, 2021

Bariatric Patient - Stephanie

Stephanie married her high school sweetheart 31 years ago, in April 1989. By September, she had gained 30 pounds. Stephanie’s weight continued to increase slowly over time, especially with each of her three pregnancies.
Feb 9th, 2021

Bariatric Patient - Petty

It started when Petty was growing up. Her weight always fluctuated due to poor eating habits and fad dieting. When Petty was 20, her mother passed away. The loss led Petty to turn to food for comfort.
Feb 9th, 2021

Bariatric Patient - Leonda

Ever since she was a child, Leonda has struggled with the pressures of being overweight. Leonda was put on her first weight-loss diet when she was just in the 3rd grade.
Feb 9th, 2021

Ann’s Amazing Journey

Ann’s weight problems began due to in vitro fertilization treatments in 2003 when she was first married. Over the course of 12 years, she gained approximately 80 pounds. Weight gain is a common side effect of the treatments from the hormones.
Feb 9th, 2021

Sleeve Gastrectomy: A Great Option for Patients With a Lower BMI

Obesity puts you at risk for a host of chronic conditions. If your dieting and exercise efforts have failed to result in the weight loss you seek, sleeve gastrectomy bariatric surgery may be the solution, even if you have a lower BMI. Learn why here.
Jan 29th, 2021

Why Surgery Might Be Necessary to Get Relief From Acid Reflux

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, causes such burning and discomfort that you might dread eating or drinking anything. If lifestyle changes and medications haven’t helped, there are innovative surgical options available. Learn more here.
Dec 8th, 2020