Featured Surgeon

  • Kristi K. Peck, M.D.
    Northwestern University
    Medical School:
    American University of the Caribbean Medical School
    St. John Hospital
    American Board of Surgery and Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • The Five W’s of Colonoscopy

    As the only physician in my family, it is fairly common for family members to approach me for medical advice. As everyone ages, the complexity and range of questions continues to expand. Often I am not sure if they are testing me or if they are seeking a “second” opinion for what has already been suggested to them by their doctor.
    One of the toughest conversations we have is regarding colonoscopy screening. Obviously, it involves a sensitive subject, but I feel it’s important that we all understand the potentially life-saving benefits of early detection of colon cancer.

  • 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.