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4/30/2014
If food frequently becomes trapped in your esophagus for no apparent reason, then you may have a condition called achalasia. This condition is caused by the esophagus not working properly and causing food to become trapped, possibly due to nerve damage within the esophagus or lower esophageal sphincter. When the lower esophageal sphincter is damaged, it can close the esophagus off from the stomach and prohibit food from smoothly flowing from the esophagus to the stomach.
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4/23/2014
Incredible advancements in medical technology have made it possible for surgeons to minimize their patient’s down-time while providing them with the best surgical results possible. Specialized surgical technologies such as the da Vinci Robot are so sophisticated that they are able to complete the most delicate surgical procedures with pinpoint accuracy. The da Vinci Surgical System at miVIP is also minimally-invasive, which is why it is quickly becoming preferred over more invasive surgical techniques that require a longer and more painful post-operative recovery period.
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4/16/2014
Your tonsils are tucked away in the back of your throat and often forgotten about, but they are actually part of your body’s defense system. When tonsils work properly, they trap viruses and germs that make their way to the back of the throat and would otherwise enter the body and cause sickness or infection. However, tonsils can become more of a hindrance than a help if they also become infected. When tonsils become infected, they can sometimes heal on their own or with treatment, but if they do not heal or if you get recurring tonsil infections, you may want to consider tonsil removal.
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4/9/2014
Many women who experience excessively painful menstrual cycles suffer from a condition known as endometriosis. Symptoms of this condition occur when fluids associated with the uterine lining implant in abnormal areas, including outside the uterus itself. As these growths begin to extend to other organs, individuals may develop internal scarring and invasive nodules.
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4/2/2014
While most people know that maintaining a healthy weight helps to improve energy levels and self-esteem, not everyone realizes that becoming overweight greatly increases the chance of developing a wide range of related conditions and diseases. Obese individuals are much more likely to suffer from high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, sleep apnea, gallbladder disease, and even certain forms of cancer.
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3/26/2014
For the millions of Americans who suffer from kidney stones, the thought of surgery adds uneasiness to an already uncomfortable condition. The word "ureteroscopy” in and of itself sounds unpleasant. But living with the pain and complications of urinary tract stones is not a valid option, either. Stones in the urinary tract may have a variety of causes, ranging from hereditary conditions to consequences of diet, chemistry of the urine, and body condition. Statistically, stones are more prevalent among middle-aged white males, and tend to affect those who are overweight more than those within a healthy weight range for their body. Treatment for the condition varies, depending on the size and severity of the stones. In mild cases, the best option may be to allow the stones to pass through the urinary system on their own if they will do so. In more severe cases various medical procedures will break up and move the stones through the system.
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3/19/2014
Many women pay a high price for high style in footwear. When wearing shoes with heels that are too high, or toe boxes that are too tight, for too long, the pain and dysfunction caused by high heel shoes can become permanent. The stress on toes from tight shoes or awkward angles can lead to a bunion, a painful condition caused by forcing the big toe toward the other toes, or hammertoe, a straightening of the second joint on the second or third toe. High heels also force an unnatural posture and contribute to back pain. But, it is possible to safely wear high heels in moderation by following some basic common sense guidelines.
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3/12/2014
When you suffer from chronic back pain, you may find that treating the pain with Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) can give you some significant relief. As a minimally invasive outpatient surgery that does not require that you be fully sedated throughout the procedure, RFA is often suitable for busy people who do not want to miss much work for recovery time. Chronic pain can be debilitating when it reaches the level where it is on your mind at all times, and limits your performance of many basic life activities. When you have tried various methods of pain reduction such as medications, stretching, heat or ice packs, massage or chiropractic treatment, and even steroidal injections, without lasting success, it may be time to consider a more effective surgical option.
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3/5/2014
The painful condition of endometriosis occurs in women when the specialized tissue of the uterus lining grows in other areas of the pelvic cavity, such as on the ovaries and fallopian tubes. In the wrong areas, the extra tissue, sometimes called "implants," becomes swollen and engorged during the menstrual cycle and can irritate other tissue, causing cramps or pain. Over time, scar tissue known as "adhesions" can grow from irritated tissue, leading to more problems and possible complications with fertility and pregnancy. Endometriosis is one of the most common health problems for women. Typically experienced by women aged 30 to 40, it can be found in women of any age who have menstrual periods.
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2/26/2014
During a hysterectomy, some or all of the patient’s internal reproductive organs are removed. Whether the patient will undergo a partial or total hysterectomy depends largely on their individual needs which are determined using a number of tests. For many patients, concerns regarding recovery as well as the time after can be a source for stress and anxiety that need to be addressed properly.
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2/19/2014
Certain health care facilities offer this procedure to patients who suffer from endometriosis. It’s a condition where endometrial tissue grows outside of the uterus and can result in considerable amounts of pain. Obviously, an effective solution is needed to address this condition, and in some cases, a resection can be attempted in place of a hysterectomy.
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2/12/2014
The nerves are like the messengers of the body sending pain signals to the brain where they are translated into the pain that the person feels. When a condition exists that results in excessive pain, a Radiofrequency nerve ablation, or RFN, may be the correct pain management solution.
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2/5/2014
When pain is extreme, epidural injections may be the right way to offer relief. Some patients are nervous before their injection, but knowing how the procedure is performed can offer peace-of-mind.
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11/24/2013
Patients who are told that they require a laparoscopic hysterectomy are likely have a number of questions. Due to the particularly sensitive nature of the procedure, there can be no doubt that having the right information will play a crucial role in the weeks leading up to, and immediately following their appointment ...
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10/15/2013
Gallbladder attacks can be extremely painful and frightening, not to mention dangerous. For people suffering from gallstones and other types of gallbladder disorders, surgery to remove the gallbladder may be the best option. The thought of ...
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