Category Archives: Open 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

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

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

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

Are There Any Risks to Minimally Invasive Surgery?

July 25, 2012

Before we address this question, it is important to understand that every surgical procedure, no matter how it is performed has some degree of risk. These risks range from minor to major and largely depend on the health of the … 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

When is Open Surgery Necessary?

May 31, 2012

Minimally invasive surgery has become the new norm and rightly so. We perform over 90% of our procedures laparoscopically and for most cases, it is our preferred method. There are instances however, when it is better to have an open … Continue reading

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