Category Archives: General Surgery

When Does Abdominal Pain Require Surgery?

January 6, 2020

We all get aches and pains in the abdomen for a multitude of reasons. Usually, this discomfort goes away rapidly or we can pinpoint the cause based on recent events. However, there is a fine line between benign abdominal pain … Continue reading

Why You Shouldn’t (Or Could) Wait To Have Hernia Surgery

March 22, 2018

In an effort to give you the most comprehensive answers to common questions and topics, we have updated this blog post which was originally published in 2012. In this update, we will explore the nuances of hernia surgery –  about … Continue reading

The Truth About Gaining Weight After Gallbladder Surgery

March 8, 2018

Every patient is concerned about the risks of gallbladder surgery, but there has also been a good amount of information disseminated to the public that simply does not jive with reality. One of these is the idea is that somehow you … Continue reading

Do I Really Need Surgery?

July 6, 2015

If you have been referred to our practice from your primary care physician, it is likely that you do need surgery. This may be because the condition you are experiencing can only be corrected by surgery, such as hernias or … Continue reading

Questions to Ask Your Surgeon

March 26, 2014

Surgery can be a daunting process no matter who you are, but educating yourself about the procedure you are undergoing will benefit both you and your surgical team. Part of that education revolves around asking the right questions of your … Continue reading

General Anesthesia. What Is It? Is It Safe?

March 11, 2014

As surgeons, we most often use general anesthesia to perform our procedures. General anesthesia is when the patient is rendered unconscious in order to ensure that they do not feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure.  Even with advances … Continue reading

Managing Fear before Surgery

May 31, 2013

Managing fear before a major surgical procedure is an important part in the preparation for and recovery from life-changing events such as surgery. Fear is, of course, an integral part of our lives and can be very useful. It can … Continue reading

Banking Blood For The Future

May 2, 2013

One of the more overlooked preparations for any eventuality is the idea of preemptive blood banking. While most surgical procedures are uneventful, there are times, for one reason or other, that patients may require some additional blood. The need for … Continue reading

Medical Necessity – What Does It Mean?

April 25, 2013

One of our first recommendations to patients that need surgery is to check their insurance policy. A phone call to their agent or review of their policy – to ensure that their procedure is covered – is a great start. … Continue reading

Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Treat a Hernia

June 24, 2012

There are many types of hernia – inguinal, incisional, umbilical, hiatal, esophageal and more – each with their own set of complexities. The one commonality between them is that many of these hernias can start as very minor, causing minimal … Continue reading

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