From Your Surgeon's Desk

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....

Common Questions About Thyroid Surgery

Thyroid issues are not uncommon, and many people need surgery on the thyroid. Whether you need to have surgery because of cancer or you have issues with your metabolism, you likely have questions. This guide will answer some questions people have when they learn they...

Risk Factors for GERD

If you suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, you are probably very familiar with its symptoms. They include heartburn, frequent throat clearing, dry cough, water brash, and a bad taste in the mouth. In addition, GERD can cause a globus sensation, or...

Prosthetic Basics: Adapting to Life with a New Limb

Every year, 300–500 people experience an amputation in the United States and currently, about 2.1 million live with limb loss. Globally, an amputation takes place about once every 30 seconds. The prevalence of amputation has encouraged investment in the prosthetic...

Lung Surgery: Why Might Someone Need a Lobectomy?

Lobectomies are a type of lung surgery where the surgeon removes a lobe of the lung. Removing a large portion of the lung may seem like an extensive treatment option, but sometimes it's essential for the health of the patient. A lobectomy is a generally safe procedure...

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