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How Does Chemotherapy Work?

Are you starting cancer treatment? It’s normal to have questions. Learn more about chemotherapy, how it works, and how it supports surgical oncology for a more thorough approach to cancer treatment.
Jun 2nd, 2023

I Need a Surgical Breast Biopsy: What Can I Expect?

A surgical breast biopsy is one of the best ways to detect breast cancer, especially if other tests are inconclusive. And if you’re scheduled for a surgical biopsy, it’s normal to have questions. Find out what to expect here.
May 1st, 2023

When Do Hemorrhoids Require Medical Intervention?

You’ve tried topical creams, sitz baths, and other remedies, but you still have painful hemorrhoids. These treatments are effective for some people, but they don’t work for everyone. Find out if it’s time to see a doctor about your symptoms.
Apr 1st, 2023

Will My Hernia Heal On Its Own?

If you recently learned you have a hernia, it’s normal to have questions. You might be wondering if you really need surgery — especially if you don’t have symptoms — but the truth is that your hernia probably won’t heal on its own. Learn why.
Mar 1st, 2023

Recovering From Gallbladder Surgery: Your Step-by-Step Guide

When you’re plagued by painful gallstones, gallbladder surgery can offer much-needed relief. If you’re scheduled for gallbladder surgery, now’s the time to learn what to expect during recovery so you can get back to your life with less pain.
Feb 2nd, 2023

What Is a Mastectomy and When Is It Necessary?

Mastectomy is one of the most common breast cancer treatments. But if you’ve recently been diagnosed, you may wonder what mastectomy really is and whether it’s necessary. Find out more about this surgical procedure here.
Dec 1st, 2022

What to Expect Before, During, and After Your Lumpectomy

Surgery is one of the most effective breast cancer treatments, but undergoing surgery doesn’t always mean losing your entire breast. Lumpectomy removes the cancer and a smaller amount of tissue, and it could be right for you. Here's how it works.
Nov 1st, 2022

4 Surprising Advantages of Robotic Surgery

Fewer risks? Check. Less pain? Check. Faster recovery? Check. Robotic surgery is a flexible technology that offers a surprising number of advantages over traditional surgical procedures. Learn more about its benefits here.
Oct 1st, 2022

How Do I Know What Type of Hernia I Have?

A hernia is an abdominal injury in which an internal organ or tissue presses through the muscles in your torso. You may notice the telltale hernia lump and wonder what you should do. Learn the types of hernias and treatment options here.
Sep 1st, 2022

What Treatment Can Get Rid of My Hemorrhoids for Good?

Hemorrhoids are painful, itchy, and embarrassing. The good news is that treatment can effectively eliminate your hemorrhoids. Learn about different treatments for hemorrhoids and how to lower your risk of developing them in the future.
Aug 1st, 2022

Understanding How Robotic Surgery Works

Robotic surgery combines high-tech robotics and your surgeon’s expertise. It’s generally safe and minimally invasive, but if you’re scheduled for robotic surgery, you may have questions. Learn how it works and what to expect.
Jul 1st, 2022

The Differences Between Hernias in Men Versus Women

Hernias are usually considered a men’s health issue, but women can get them too. Find out which types of hernias are most common in men versus women, and learn to recognize the signs so you can get the care you need.
Jun 1st, 2022

Why and When Is Gallbladder Removal Necessary

Your gallbladder is a nonessential organ that holds bile. You might never pay attention to it, but if you have gallstones, it can be a significant source of pain. Learn why you might need your gallbladder removed and when to consider surgery.
Apr 1st, 2022

What Is Hemorrhoidal Prolapse and How Is It Treated?

Hemorrhoids can cause a lot of unpleasant symptoms. But if your hemorrhoids are prolapsed, they can cause other problems, too. Here’s what you need to know about prolapsed hemorrhoids, including how we treat them.
Mar 2nd, 2022

The Most Common Causes of Ventral Hernias

Do you have an abdominal hernia? Also known as a ventral hernia, it’s a common condition among people of all ages — and you may need hernia surgery to repair it. Learn more about the common causes of ventral hernias and assess your risk here.
Feb 1st, 2022

The Benefits of Robotic Surgery

The thought of surgery can be scary. But with today’s technology, surgery is safer and more effective than ever before. Learn about the benefits of robotic surgery and whether it could be a good option for you.
Jan 1st, 2022

Why Would I Need to Have a Skin Biopsy?

Getting a skin biopsy doesn’t always mean cancer. In fact, skin biopsies are diagnostic tests to identify many common skin conditions, from warts to psoriasis. Learn about the most common reasons your doctor might order a skin biopsy.
Dec 1st, 2021

Healing for Your Hernia

Do you have a hernia? Even if it’s painless, you shouldn’t ignore it. Hernias don’t heal on their own, and finding a treatment plan is important to protect your health. Learn how hernias form and what your treatment options are.
Nov 1st, 2021

Understanding the Different Types of Breast Surgeries

Were you recently diagnosed with breast cancer? You might have been told you need surgery. We may recommend different surgeries based on the stage and type of cancer you have. Now is the time to learn about the most common breast surgeries.
Oct 1st, 2021

What To Do About My Uncomfortable Hemorrhoids

Itching. Discomfort when you sit down. Bleeding with bowel movements. All of these are signs of a common but embarrassing condition: hemorrhoids. Here’s what you should know about the symptoms of hemorrhoids and how you can get them treated.
Sep 1st, 2021

What Do My Abnormal Mammogram Results Mean?

Mammograms are routine health screenings for women, but what happens if your mammogram results come back abnormal? Abnormal results don’t automatically mean you have breast cancer, but they do mean you need additional testing. Learn what to do here.
Aug 1st, 2021

When Laparoscopy Might Be Necessary

Do you need surgery? The thought of going under the knife can be nerve-wracking, but laparoscopic surgery offers lots of benefits compared to traditional methods. Learn what laparoscopy can do and what to expect.
Jul 7th, 2021

Understanding the Different Ways to Test for Cancer

Cancer takes many forms, so there’s not just one test to identify it. From imaging tests like MRIs to lab tests like biopsies, learn what some of the most common tests for cancer are and how they work.
Jun 8th, 2021

Tips for Recovering From Breast Surgery

If you’re scheduled for breast surgery, you might be wondering how you can prepare. How long will you be in the hospital? What does recovering at home really look like? Here are some tips for self-care and recovery after breast surgery.
Apr 14th, 2021

Everything You Need to Know About IBS

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common digestive diseases. It can cause abdominal pain, changes in bowel movements, and more, but you don’t have to live with bothersome symptoms. Learn more about IBS here.
Mar 11th, 2021

Bad Habits That Cause Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids can be painful and embarrassing. The condition can affect anyone, but did you know that your habits could be making hemorrhoids worse? Learn how your diet, your bathroom habits, and more affect your risk of hemorrhoids.
Feb 11th, 2021

The Early Signs of Diverticulitis

Diverticulosis is common — especially in people over 40 — but diverticulitis is a complication that you shouldn’t ignore. Inflammation and infection can cause abdominal pain and bowel changes. It requires expert care for you to feel better.
Jan 12th, 2021

Protecting the Skin You're In

Your skin is your largest organ, so give it love and care. From sunscreen and self-exams to reduce your risk of skin cancer to cosmetic treatments like chemical peels for wrinkles, here’s how to protect and enhance your skin.
Nov 9th, 2020

Preventive Breast Surgery: Here's What You Need to Know

Are you at high risk for breast cancer? Getting the news is scary, but it’s important to learn about your options for prevention. Preventive breast surgery, or prophylactic mastectomy, could significantly reduce your risk of this common cancer.
Oct 1st, 2020

What to Expect at My Upcoming Gallbladder Surgery

Suffering from gallstone pain? Gallbladder surgery could be the best treatment for you. This safe procedure removes the gallbladder to eliminate pain and other complications of gallstones. Find out what to expect if you’re scheduled for surgery.
Sep 18th, 2020

What Are the Symptoms of a Hernia?

Anyone can get a hernia, a medical condition that develops when internal organs push through the abdominal wall. Hernias can create a visible bulge or cause pain, but they don't always have symptoms. Learn how to recognize signs of a hernia.
Aug 14th, 2020

Help! I Have Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are a common but embarrassing medical issue. If you’ve noticed pain or bleeding with bowel movements, don’t ignore the symptoms. Here are the best treatments, from at-home care to in-office procedures, to eliminate discomfort.
Jul 27th, 2020

General Surgery and COVID-19: What You Should Know

Knowing you need surgery can trigger anxiety. But in today’s world, the coronavirus pandemic has brought on even more uncertainty. If you’re scheduled for general surgery, you may be wondering if you should postpone it. Here’s what you need to know.
Jun 15th, 2020

Recovering From Breast Surgery

The thought of breast surgery is scary, but it can be a safe, effective, and lifesaving treatment for benign and malignant breast conditions. Learn more about what recovery looks like if you need breast surgery.
May 1st, 2020

6 Foods to Prevent Hemorrhoid Pain

Hemorrhoids are often painful, but embarrassment doesn’t have to keep you from finding relief. Adding fiber to your diet with whole grains, berries, and more is a simple way to boost digestive health. Find more hemorrhoid-fighting foods here.
Apr 17th, 2020

What to Expect From a Skin Biopsy

You might need a skin biopsy if you have a suspicious mole or patch of skin. A skin biopsy is a sample of skin for additional testing to rule out skin cancer and other conditions. Here’s what to expect when you get a skin biopsy.
Mar 1st, 2020

Robotic Surgery Vs. Traditional Surgery

If you need surgery, you might wonder whether robotic surgery or traditional surgery is right for you. Confused? You don’t have to be. Here’s information about the benefits of each.
Feb 1st, 2020

What's the Best Treatment for a Hernia?

A hernia is a bulge that protrudes through the muscles in your abdomen or groin. Hernias range in severity, but surgery is the only way to repair them permanently. Learn about the importance of hernia treatment to prevent pain and complications.
Jan 1st, 2020

What Are My Skin Cancer Treatment Options?

One in five Americans will get a skin cancer diagnosis before the age of 70. It’s the most common type of cancer, but it’s also one of the most treatable. Learn more about skin cancer and the types of treatments that are available.
Dec 5th, 2019

5 Tips to Prevent Discomfort after Gallbladder Removal

When you are undergoing a gallbladder removal, you want to do everything you can to have the smoothest procedure and the shortest and easiest recovery period possible. Here are five tips for minimizing discomfort after your gallbladder surgery.
Oct 1st, 2019

What to Expect After a Lumpectomy

A lumpectomy is a type of surgery that removes only the parts of your breast that contain cancer and abnormal tissue while saving most of your breast. Here’s what to expect following your lumpectomy.
Sep 1st, 2019

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.
May 20th, 2021