From Your Surgeon's Desk

Surgical Oncology: Surgical Management of Cancer

Surgical oncology refers to the surgical removal of an abnormal growth of tissue, generally referred to as a solid malignancy or tumor. In deciding whether you are a candidate for cancer surgery, an oncology surgeon will consider the size, type, location, grade, and...

Palliative Surgery as Advanced Cancer Treatment

Palliative care isn't just about making you comfortable if you have a life-threatening and incurable disease. Although not a cure, when you are in an advanced stage of cancer, palliative surgery can offer relief by helping to manage your symptoms, which can then...

Are You Morbidly Obese? Bariatric Treatment Can Help

If you’re unsure whether you qualify as overweight, obese, or morbidly obese, you should visit your doctor for a physical. Your doctor can measure body fat in many ways. One of the most common ways people measure body fat is with the Body Mass Index (BMI), based on...

Breast Reconstruction Surgery

If you need surgical removal of a breast tumor, you may be considering breast reconstruction as part of your cancer recovery journey. Many women are apprehensive about the idea of breast reconstruction and don’t know what to expect or what options they have. Breast...

Vein Pain: Solutions for Varicose Veins

Many people don't associate veins with pain, but when you develop varicose veins, you live with daily discomfort. Varicose veins are not just a cosmetic problem; they can cause swelling, dangerous blood clots, inflammation, and even ulcers under the skin. A number of...

Relief From Hemorrhoids

If you suffer from extremely itchy and painful hemorrhoids, then you might try as many over-the-counter treatments as you can to ease your symptoms. But even with the best products available, the pain caused by your hemorrhoids can still plague you. You'll need...