According to the American Cancer Society, the number of cancer cases is rising due to an aging and growing population. Fortunately, they also point out that the number of cancer survivors is also increasing thanks to improved treatment as well as early detection. But survival is not the end of the story for cancer survivors.
May was Melanoma Awareness Month and summer is about to be in full swing. That means warmer weather, brighter skies, and spending a lot more time outside. But don’t go soaking up the sun just yet! UV radiation from the sun drastically increases your chances of skin cancer, the most dangerous form being melanoma. According
As healthcare leaders in Indiana, we are always at the forefront of any medical or safety breakthroughs. That’s why we’re excited to announce that we are the first surgical practice in Indiana to implement the CheckinAsyst system from HealthAsyst. Our new HIPAA and PCI-compliant touchless digital system…
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…