Ambulatory Surgery Overview

Posted Thursday, July 21, 2016

Ambulatory surgery is often referred as “outpatient” surgery or day surgery. Procedures under this category do not require hospitalization defined by overnight hospital stay. Many procedures are conducted in an ambulatory environment. With so many advances in technology and equipment, many procedures can be performed quickly, safely and are minimally invasive.

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PCOS - Common But Frequently Missed

Posted Tuesday, July 19, 2016

PCOS, although common, is frequently misdiagnosed or worse, undiagnosed and untreated as patients often suffer in silence. This guide will help patients better understand what PCOS is and how to become an active partner in the successful treatment of this condition.

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Amblyopia: Decreased Eyesight

Posted Thursday, July 14, 2016

One would assume that a person’s vision is fully developed at birth. This isn’t the case, eye sight development continues throughout childhood, from birth to nine years of age. Amblyopia is most common in children but can be treated in the early stages of vision development.

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Cervical Cancer

Posted Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Most all cervical cancer is caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Many women may not suffer symptoms to warrant a concern until later stages of cancer.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)

Posted Wednesday, July 6, 2016

The “carpal tunnel” is a narrow, tunnel-like structure located in the wrist. It is formed by the carpal bones and covered by a strong band of connective tissues. Located in the carpal tunnel is the median nerve which controls feeling in the palm side of the thumb, index finger and long fingers. The nerve also controls the muscles surrounding the base of the thumb and the flexor tendons.

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Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA)

Posted Wednesday, July 6, 2016

It is estimated that more than 300,000 children in the United States are living with some form of Rheumatoid Arthritis or another form of Rheumatic Disease.

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Allergy Immunotherapy

Posted Thursday, June 30, 2016

While many suffer from different types of allergies, there are only a few options to treat the symptoms. Medications help with temporary relief and can be costly, while avoidance of allergens can be very difficult if not impossible for many. After years of research, tests and trials, immunotherapy offers possible long term solutions for patients who suffer from allergies.

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Scleroderma: What You Need to Know

Posted Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Scleroderma is a group of diseases that affects the tissue supporting your skin and internal organs, causing it to harden or thicken.

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Bartter Syndrome

Posted Thursday, June 23, 2016

Bartter syndrome is a group of rare conditions that affect the kidneys. There are five gene defects known to be associated with Bartter syndrome. The condition is caused by a defect in the kidneys' ability to reabsorb sodium.

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Tonsillectomy - Why, Where & How's It's Done

Posted Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The tonsils are a pair of soft tissue masses located at the rear of the throat. They are part of the lymphatic system and help to fight infections. Tonsillectomy is a common outpatient procedure that is performed when problems arise with the tonsils.

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