As per the Governor’s most recent Executive Order regarding surgical services during Covid-19, our Evansville Surgical Associates’ surgeons will resume non-essential surgeries and procedures in a phased manner beginning May 4th at both Deaconess Midtown Hospital and St. Vincent-Evansville.
You’ve probably heard COVID-19 referred to as the “novel” coronavirus, which indicates some important distinctions about the disease. “Novel” means it’s a new strain of the corona viruses, and as a new virus that in turn means there’s still much that’s not known about the disease.
We know that many patients and the public in general have questions and concerns about what COVID-19 restrictions will mean for surgical procedures in the Tri-State region. During this time of the COVID-19 crisis, we want to reassure you that we are taking every precautionary measure to ensure a safe and sanitary practice for our patients, visitors, and staff.
It’s no secret that obesity has become a public health crisis in the U.S. According to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adult obesity rates in the U.S. now exceed 36.5%…
The term “bariatric” refers to the prevention, treatment, and causes of obesity. Bariatric surgical procedures alter the digestive system by either restricting the amount of food the stomach can hold, and/or altering how the body absorbs what is eaten. Let’s take a look at the two most common types of bariatric surgery, as well as how safe and effective they are.
A “minimally-invasive” surgery, or laparoscopic, which involves much smaller incisions uses a tiny fiber-optic tool, or laparoscopes, with a camera and light on the end is inserted through the small incision. The laparoscope transmits images in real time on a high-definition video monitor, allowing a surgeon to perform the surgery in a similar manner as if it was an open surger
When robotic surgery was introduced in 2000 with the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the da Vinci Surgical System, many people imagined a medical future in which robotics replaced a surgeon during surgical procedures. However, replacing a surgeon’s hands-on expertise was not the intention…
The surgeons at Evansville Surgical Associates are in a unique position to make a difference not only by saving lives with advanced medical procedures, but also by saving lives based on how we manage prescription pain medications like opioids for patients who’ve undergone surgical procedures.
As we’ve celebrated our 50th Anniversary this year, our surgeons and staff at Evansville Surgical Associates have been reflecting on the changes over half-a-century of serving the Tri-State region with compassion, excellence, and state-of-the-art surgical care.
It’s a proven fact that the earlier breast cancer is detected the more successful treatment often is. For that reason, women are strongly encouraged to have regularly scheduled mammograms. In addition, awareness campaigns about breast self-exams do a great job of educating women to check for any lumps in their breasts.
However, there are other symptoms besides lumps that you should be aware of in your vigilance about breast cancer.