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
Being told that you may have cancer can be one of the most difficult moments in a person’s life. At Evansville Surgical Associates, we have been providing our patients compassionate, comprehensive surgical cancer care for over 45 years. Last year alone, the surgeons at Evansville Surgical Associates treated over 1,650 inpatient and outpatient patients with
Most people think that trauma care is equivalent to Emergency Room Care. In fact, management of the traumatically injured patient requires a coordination of multiple specialties both within and outside the hospital, from the EMS providers, to the Emergency Room specialists, hospital-based care, and post discharge issues including rehabilitation, acute follow-up and long-term care. Management
While there have always been distracted drivers on the road, the constant use of cell phones, especially among teenagers, has brought the problem to near-epidemic proportions. That’s why our surgeons have joined with St. Mary’s Trauma Department and local law enforcement to speak to high school students about the dangers of texting and driving. The program also features a
Q: I will be 40 years old this year? When should I begin to have mammograms? A: This question has been debated among medical experts for years. The majority of organizations concerned with preventing, diagnosing, and treating breast cancer recommend baseline screening at age 40 and mammograms every year or every two years after that.
Why? 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
At Evansville Surgical Associates, we understand the stress involved when you or a loved one requires surgery. That stress is increased when you’ve been told that you must leave the Tri-State community and go to Indianapolis, Louisville or Nashville to have your procedure. In most cases, though, travel out of town is not necessary. As