From Your Surgeon's Desk

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 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

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?

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...

Understand Skin Moles and Know When to Remove Them

Understand Skin Moles and Know When to Remove Them

Did you know that about 1 in 100 people are born with a mole somewhere on their skin? Did you also know that most adults have anywhere from 10 to 40 skin moles? Because moles are quite common, some people might not realize how moles can provide important information...

Surgical Oncology: Surgical Management of Cancer

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...