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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 Recently at The Surgical Clinic, we began offering a new procedure for our patients who showed signs of a stroke. Many have experienced the benefits of this less invasive carotid artery treatment....

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....

Common Questions About Thyroid Surgery

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...

What to Expect After Gallbladder Removal Surgery

What to Expect After Gallbladder Removal Surgery

Do you have gallstone pain? Cholecystectomy, or surgical gallbladder removal, can alleviate discomfort without a lengthy hospital stay. Minimally invasive laparoscopic (video-assisted) techniques have dramatically reduced both surgical and healing timeframes. If...

Risk Factors for GERD

Risk Factors for GERD

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

The Connection Between Hernias and Bowel Obstructions

The Connection Between Hernias and Bowel Obstructions

The intestines can experience a multitude of complications, including severe hernias and bowel obstructions. These co-occurring disorders cause a lot of pain and can be deadly if left to worsen. Thankfully, multiple treatment options can help an individual overcome...

Prosthetic Basics: Adapting to Life with a New Limb

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...

Patient’s Guide To Trans-Carotid Artery Revascularization

Patient’s Guide To Trans-Carotid Artery Revascularization

Trans-Carotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR) is an advanced medical procedure performed to treat carotid artery disease. TCAR is a good treatment choice for some patients with carotid artery disease. Here's some information for patients who have questions about...