F YMonth: June 21, 2018

How Does Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Work?

What You Need to Know To fully understand how Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS) works, it is useful to know about the anatomical structure of your back. The spine, commonly known as the vertebral column is the set of bones that runs down from your sacrum (the bone in your lower back that is located [...]

Minimally Invasive Herniated Disc Surgery

Herniated Disc Surgery Traditionally, herniated discs could only be treated through an open approach, commonly known as ‘traditional open back surgery”. This means that the area of your back being operated on is opened with a long incision to allow surgeons a more comprehensive view and access to your spinal column. There are greater risks [...]

Common Gynecological Issues & Conditions with Minimally Invasive Treatment

Common Gynecological Conditions Serious health issues in women can be disruptive both physically as well as emotionally. They can really affect a woman’s quality of life.  Conditions such as fibroids, adenomyosis, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and more often require surgery for correction. This can be stressful because the simple mention of [...]

4 Symptoms of Colon Cancer That Everyone Should Know

What is a Colonoscopy? Plus: 4 Symptoms of Colon Cancer That Everyone Should Know! Did you know that colon and rectal cancers are the third most common types of cancers in the U.S.? Together, they lead to approximately 50,000 deaths every year. Colon cancer is often overlooked especially in its early stages since it has [...]

Discover the Symptoms of a ‘Silent’ Heart Attack

What is a Heart Attack? Heart attacks occur when a blood vessel that carries blood flow to the heart is blocked. A heart is a muscle, and it needs a good blood supply to keep it healthy. Without blood, tissues lose oxygen and die. The longer the blockage is left untreated, the more the heart [...]

What You Need to Know About Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Shoulder Replacement Surgery Did you know that approximately 53,000 shoulder replacement surgeries are performed in the United States every year? Shoulder replacement also known as shoulder arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of damaged and degenerated parts of the shoulder joint and replacing them with prosthetics. The procedure is usually performed mainly [...]

Total and Partial Hip Replacement Surgery

Hip Replacement Surgery Partial or total hip replacement surgery are both common types of surgical procedures in which a damaged hip is either partially or fully replaced by a prosthesis (an artificial hip). The procedure is typically conducted to relieve pain caused by arthritis or to correct fractures. This type of surgery is normally done [...]