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GERD Awareness

GERD Awareness

What is GERD? Do you have chronic heartburn or acid reflux? You may have gastroesophageal reflux disease. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic digestive disorder caused by changes in the gastroesophageal valve. This chronic disease occurs when stomach...

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness

What is Pancreatic Cancer? Pancreatic cancer is an aggressive form of cancer that develops and grows in the cells of the pancreas. According to the American Cancer Society, in 2019, an estimated 56,770 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The pancreas...

Diabetes and Your Feet

Diabetes and Your Feet

Diabetes is a lifelong chronic disease that is caused by high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood. This disease can cause a number/variety of complications, including numbness in the feet and an inability to fight off infections. This combination can lead to...

PAD Awareness Month

PAD Awareness Month

Overview - PAD Awareness Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a common circulatory disease in which fatty plaque builds up in the arteries causing the reduction of blood flow to your head, organs, and limbs. PAD occurs in the arteries that carry blood to the arms and...

Robotic Surgery

Robotic Surgery

Robotic surgery is the newest form of minimally invasive surgery. Surgeons now use the da Vinci® Surgical System to perform delicate and complex procedures that may have been difficult or impossible with other methods. daVinci Surgical System The da Vinci® Surgical...

Everything You Need To Know About Thyroid Cancer

Everything You Need To Know About Thyroid Cancer

With an average of over 50,000 cases of thyroid cancer reported every year, it’s a good thing that September raises awareness worldwide. A variety of health risks can stem from your thyroid and potentially lead to cancer. Here at The Surgical Clinic, our thyroid...

The TCAR Procedure: TransCarotid Artery Revascularization

The TCAR Procedure: TransCarotid Artery Revascularization

TCAR | A New, Less-invasive Procedure For Patients At Risk Of A Stroke Many of our patients at The Surgical Clinic who have been at risk of having a stroke have successfully undergone a new, less-invasive procedure known as the TCAR procedure. Each year, more than...

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

What is an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm? An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a blood-filled balloon like bulge that grows slowly overtime in a part of your aorta that runs through your abdomen. The aorta is the largest artery in your body which is responsible for...

Colon Cancer Surgery for Seniors

Colon Cancer Surgery for Seniors

Surgeons know that the vast majority of cases of colon cancer occur in individuals over the age of 50. In fact, statistics suggest that over 90 percent of colon cancer cases occur in those over 50, and about 60 percent of colon cancer cases occur in those over 70....