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Advances in Spine Surgery: What’s New, What’s Ahead

Spine surgery has made astounding advances in recent decades. Thanks to the latest technology for spinal surgery, many patients have benefited from minimally invasive techniques that make surgery safer, with less blood loss, less postoperative pain and easier recoveries.…

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Breast MRIs – A tool for cancer detection for women with dense breast tissue
Breast Cancer, Imaging, Breast MRI

Breast MRIs – A tool for cancer detection for women with dense breast tissue

For years, journalist Katie Couric advocated for colonoscopies for colon cancer screening, even undergoing a colonoscopy on live TV in 2000.  But it was a mammogram that may have saved her life. In September, Couric announced on her blog that she was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year. Thanks to a routine mammogram and ultrasound, the tumor was caught early. In her announcement, Couric also revealed that she has dense breast tissue. [1] Just in time for Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, Couric’s experience highlighted two key issues: the importance of regular breast cancer screening, and the need for special consideration for women with dense breast tissue, who are at higher-than-average risk for developing breast cancer.…

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Endoscopic Spine Surgery – What It Is, Timelines & Risks
Spine Surgery

Endoscopic Spine Surgery – What It Is, Timelines & Risks

A smaller incision. Less post-operative pain. Shorter recovery time.  These are just a few advantages of endoscopic spine surgery, an ultra-minimally invasive procedure for alleviating sciatica.…

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Common Gynecological Conditions and Treatments: Endometriosis, Uterine Fibroids, Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
Women's Health

Common Gynecological Conditions and Treatments: Endometriosis, Uterine Fibroids, Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Many women contend with pelvic discomfort or irregular menstrual bleeding from time to time. It’s always important to discuss these concerns with your primary care provider. However, if pain or abnormal bleeding become severe, chronic or recurrent, consider consulting a specialist in gynecology. A gynecologist can help determine the right diagnosis and offer an array of treatment options – including many new medications and minimally invasive surgical techniques that weren’t available just a few years ago.…

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Spinal Fusion vs Disc Replacement Surgery
Spine Surgery, Disc Replacement, Back Pain, Neck Pain

Spinal Fusion vs Disc Replacement Surgery

If you’re considering surgery for back pain or degenerative disc disease, likely you’ve heard of two key treatment options: artificial disc replacement and spinal fusion surgery. Which may lead you to ask: Which is better, disc replacement or spinal fusion?…

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How successful is disc replacement surgery?
Disc Replacement, Neck Pain, Back Pain, Spine Surgery

How successful is disc replacement surgery?

When considering artificial disc replacement surgery, patients have lots of question. Read through this blog and learn more about disc replacement surgery and if if could be right for you!…

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What Is Hip Replacement Surgery & Do You Need It?
Hip Replacement, Hip Pain, Joint replacement, Joint Replacement Program

What Is Hip Replacement Surgery & Do You Need It?

Hip replacement surgery involves replacing portions of the hip joint with prostheses (implants). Most people undergo hip replacement surgery so they can move and walk without excruciating and chronic pain and stiffness often associated with degenerative issues such as arthritis.…

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Why You Need to Consider Endoscopic Spine Surgery for Your Sciatica
Spine Surgery, Back Pain, Neck Pain

Why You Need to Consider Endoscopic Spine Surgery for Your Sciatica

Surgical techniques are constantly evolving and advancing. The state of the art in spine care is endoscopic spine surgery (ESS), an ultra-minimally invasive procedure for treating pinched nerves in the spine. Here what you need to know about endoscopic spine surgery.…

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Treatment Options for Ankle Arthritis
Orthopedics, Arthritis

Treatment Options for Ankle Arthritis

Arthritis is inflammation that causes pain and stiffness in any joint in the body. When arthritis affects the foot and ankle, the pain and discomfort can limit the patient’s ability to function in day-to-day activities. The good news: you don't have to live with this chronic pain.…

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Common Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Conditions in Children
ENT

Common Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Conditions in Children

Ear infections aren’t life-threatening when treated with antibiotics. But when a child has recurring ear infections, that can make life difficult for the whole family. Ongoing ear infections and persistent ear fluid can even affect a child’s development. A specialist can help find the right treatment and identify any underlying causes.…

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