Featured Surgeon

  • Bruce A. Adye, M.D.
    Wabash College
    Medical School:
    Indiana University School of Medicine
    Virginia Mason Hospital
    Max R. Gasper, M.D. Group and St. Mary's Medical Center - Vascular Surgery
    American Board of Surgery and Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • The Benefits of Minimally-Invasive Surgery

    Minimally-invasive surgery allows surgeons to perform the same procedure as traditional “open” operations, but with much smaller incisions. Multiple studies have shown that minimally-invasive operations avoid the large incisions used for open operations, allowing patients to have reduced post-operative pain, reduced hospital stay, improved cosmetic outcome, and a shorter time returning to work and normal activity. It has also been shown to decrease incisional hernia rates, infection, and scar tissue formation when compared to open operations.  

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

    An Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm occurs when a section of the aorta in the abdomen weakens and bulges at the site of an aneurysm, similar to a weak spot that bulges on a worn bicycle tire. Aneurysms can develop slowly over time, often with no symptoms. If an aneurysm expands too quickly, it may leak or rupture and cause life-threatening internal bleeding.

  • Varicose Veins

    Varicose veins are enlarged veins that are visible through the skin and may appear as blue or purple twisted, knot-like cords. Varicose veins can occur anywhere in the body, but are more commonly found on the legs where they often cause a feeling of heaviness, burning or pain.