Category Archives: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Pain Medication after Surgery

August 10, 2014

No matter what surgical procedure you undergo, once the general anesthesia wears off, you will have some pain. Depending on your tolerance for pain as well as the surgery being performed, the discomfort may be mild or significant. The nursing … 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

Making Sure You Understand the Billing Process

June 15, 2013

One of the often overlooked (but stressful) parts of a surgical procedure is the billing process and the out-of-pocket expense a patient will have to bear. Many patients are reluctant to speak about billing because when it comes to the … 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

Preparing for Surgery

April 17, 2013

Any surgical procedure is a major concern. Nobody looks forward to a surgical procedure, but it is, for many, a necessity. Over 15 million people in the United States each year undergo a surgery to address issues ranging from life-saving … Continue reading

Recovery after Surgery

October 26, 2012

Recovery after any surgical procedure, minor or major, can be difficult, especially depending on the age and general health of the patient. Recovery however, should be relatively smooth in patients who follow the recovery protocols as prescribed by our office. … Continue reading

Paying for Surgery

October 12, 2012

Paying for surgery is one of the first questions on any patient’s mind. Whether a surgical procedure is simple or complex, there are costs to be considered. Most patients will have some form of insurance plan that will cover at … Continue reading

Pain after Surgery

September 13, 2012

Pain after surgery is a certainty; however it does not have to be as uncomfortable as it may seem. One of our responsibilities as doctors and a responsibility of the staff at the facility in which we will perform the … Continue reading

The Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery

August 22, 2012

Minimally invasive is undoubtedly the present and future gold standard of surgical technique. Almost every surgery performed is less invasive than it was twenty, even ten years ago. Complex surgeries have now become routine and the complication and mortality rates … Continue reading

When Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery is Not the Answer

August 2, 2012

Laparoscopic or minimally invasive surgery has become the gold standard in the abdominal and general surgery field. New technologies have made incisions smaller and smaller and every year new techniques are released to help surgical patients feel better sooner after … Continue reading

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