Say the word “concussion” and most of us think of a male football player. Football may be the most common cause of concussions, but many athletes in sports -- such as soccer, basketball, wrestling, baseball and volleyball.
With robotic-assisted surgery, the surgeon’s hands and eyes still guide the instruments with many advantages for the patient. McLeod Thoracic Surgeon C. Wayne Holley, MD, explains the many patient advantages, when he performs robotic-assisted lung surgery.
“The best way to prevent colon cancer is to have a screening colonoscopy,” says McLeod Gastroenterologist Dr. Timothy Spurling. “If we find and remove polyps, we prevented them from turning into colon cancer.
Many women wonder if it’s possible to have more than one surgery for stress incontinence and why there was a problem with the larger mesh that was initially used for incontinence and pelvic prolapse surgeries.
The scaphoid bone is one of eight small bones that make up the carpal bones of the wrist,” says McLeod Orthopedic Specialist Christopher Litts, MD. “It’s on the thumb side of the wrist and helps with motions and stability in the wrist joint.
To prevent heart disease avoid or limit processed foods, fats, sugar and sodium in your daily diet. McLeod Cardiologist Anne Everman, MD, offers tips on the good, bad and avoidable when it comes to your food choices.
Pregnant women face many questions. At an event for pregnant women, McLeod OB/GYN Candice Greenan, MD, helped answer a few questions related to concerns some women raised about certain foods – from sushi to ice.