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Hernia Surgery Recovery: What to Expect

Last month’s blog detailed types of Inguinal or groin hernia repair.  This month will cover hernia surgery recovery and frequently asked questions about postoperative care. Most hernia operations are performed as an outpatient.  This means that you are brought to the hospital or surgical center by a family member or friend and admitted.  Once admitted, …

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Hernia “101”

Perhaps you or someone you know has noticed a new bulge or area of swelling in the groin or other location.  There may be some pain or discomfort associated with that bulge.  That bulge may be a hernia.  Is it reducible, incarcerated or strangulated? Is it chronic? What is a hernia?   A hernia is …

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   Inflammation of the Pancreas The pancreas is a  gland located in the center and upper part of the abdomen.  It is located next to the stomach and middle part of the large intestine. When the pancreas becomes inflamed, the condition is called pancreatitis. The pancreas makes enzymes that flow through the pancreatic duct or …

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Hernia Information

What is a hernia repair? A hernia repair is surgery to fix an opening or a place of weakness in your muscle. The main types of hernia repair include: Ventral hernia repair (a procedure to repair a hernia in the abdominal wall)  (see model of ventral hernia repair here) Inguinal hernia repair (a procedure to repair …

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Understanding Your Surgical Options for Breast Cancer

Advances in medical understanding and technology continue to expand your options for successful breast cancer treatment. Depending on the type and stage of the cancer, your care team may recommend drugs or treatments that target and destroy malignant tissue, hormonal therapy that’s designed to starve tumors, and/or biologics that enhance your immune system’s ability to …

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What to Eat After You Have Your Gallbladder Removed

There’s nothing quite like the pain you might experience when your gallbladder is unhealthy due to gallstones, infection, or other issues. Fortunately, you can live a normal and healthy life without your gallbladder, and surgical removal (cholecystectomy) is a common and generally well-tolerated procedure. Dr. Frank Candela and Dr. David Schreier, of Candela and Schreier …

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Is Robotic Surgery Safe?

There may come a day when it happens, but the most advanced medical technology on our planet doesn’t yet include walking, talking robots in the operating room. Robotic technology, however, can provide valuable assistance in certain procedures – provided your surgeon has the necessary training and experience required to perform robotic surgery. Dr. Frank Candela …

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How a Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Can Make Your Cancer Treatment More Effective

There are more than 15 million cancer survivors in the United States, and that number is expected to jump to more than 20 million by 2026, according to the National Cancer Institute. Over the past 25 years, death from cancer in the US has decreased by 26%.  Advances in cancer testing, including the sentinel lymph …

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