Gallbladder disease is one of the most common problems surgeons at Beaufort Memorial see and treat. Symptoms vary by condition, but often include sharp pain in the right abdomen especially after eating a fatty meal, heartburn, indigestion, gas, excessive diarrhea, nausea or abdominal tenderness.
Aneurysm advice from the Petersons
Gary Peterson, MD, left, and his son, Brian Peterson, MD An expert in treating abdominal aortic aneurysms, Brian Peterson, MD, teaches courses in abdominal aneurysm repair to doctors throughout the country. He also was the first surgeon in the world to implant a branched aortic iliac device to treat abdominal aneurysms when they have accompanying iliac aneurysms. His father, Gary Peterson, MD, has been a vascular surgeon for more than 36 years. Their practice specializes in treating all major arteries and veins, outside of the heart “Aneurysms are scary because they don’t cause symptoms before they expand and burst,” said Dr. Brian Peterson. “Often, patients learn they have an aneurysm when they have imaging tests done…
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Lymphedema: What Are Your Surgical Options?
Reviewed By Just below your skin, you have a vast network of lymph vessels that help rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials. These vessels, as part of the lymphatic system, filter fluid through the lymph nodes and then take the cleaned fluid — which now contains infection-fighting white blood cells — throughout your body. Lymphedema is an abnormal buildup of this fluid in any part of the body, but usually in your arms and legs. The main symptom of lymphedema is swelling of your arms or legs. What Are the Stages of Lymphedema? To get started, Aliu says that you need to know what stage of lymphedema you have based on your symptoms. Your doctor will help assess which stage you’re in and tailor medical or surgical options to…
Frozen Shoulder: How can Physical Therapy Help Loosen the Joint?
Are you dealing with a pain in your shoulder during the day and at night? Are you noticing stiffness and decreased motion in your shoulder, making it difficult to perform your daily tasks? There is a chance you may have Adhesive Capsulitis, also known as Frozen Shoulder. Adhesive capsulitis commonly affects women more than men and it usually occurs between the ages of 40-70 years old. There is no known cause why people develop frozen shoulder, but studies show that those with diabetes, stroke, or Parkinson’s may be at a higher risk. It also tends to develop in those that have had an injury to the shoulder, or during periods of immobilization. The shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint. It is made up of three bones, the humerus, scapula (shoulder), and clavicle (collar bone)…
Melissa Owings Wilcox: Breast Cancer
Jackson veterinarian Melissa Owings Wilcox discovered she had breast cancer a few months after she turned 40, with the results of her very first mammogram.
Urinary Tract Infection
Urethritis is an injury or irritation of the urethra, the thin tube that carries urine out of the body from the bladder. This provides a clear understanding about the causes, prevention, symptoms and treatment of urethritis.