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.
No doubt about it, facing a breast cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming and frightening. Understandably, you may feel that you don’t know where to start on this journey that you didn’t ask to take.
Here are some important questions to consider asking your breast cancer surgeon:
For decades, the medical community has debated about exactly when and how often women should have mammograms to screen for breast cancer. What’s not up for debate, however, are two factors physicians and researchers know for sure: Mammograms are the single best way to detect breast cancer.
Being diagnosed with breast cancer is the start of a journey that no one ever hopes to have to take. From understanding the initial diagnosis through surgery and treatment, and then on to long-term recovery, there are many questions to consider every step of the way.
Many people still aren’t aware that smoking doesn’t just affect select parts of your body, like the lungs or the heart. In fact, smoking affects nearly every single system, organ, tissue, and cell in your body. This includes your entire vascular system, of which your arteries and veins play an essential role.