The Centers for Disease Control reports there are 51.4 million surgeries performed each year in the United States. Before undergoing the knife, many patients feel they are well informed about the...
What’s Next After Bariatric Surgery
After losing a significant amount of weight, there can be a great deal of excess skin. Thankfully, there are solutions to help combat this issue and help you achieve the look you’ve always wanted. Typically, massive weight loss patients require several procedures on different areas of the body to rid themselves of this excess skin. …
How to Sleep After Plastic Surgery
The team at Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center discusses proper sleep positions after plastic surgery. If you have any further post-op plastic surgery questions please call our Mountain View office today!
Tips To Consider After Breast Surgery
Breast surgery can be done in an hour or so but not your recovery. You need to be very careful about different matters after your breast augmentation surgery is
What to Expect After Cataract Surgery
After cataract surgery comes post-surgery recovery. Most people who go through cataract surgery will face a mostly uneventful recovery. However, a small percentage of people may experience some problems. Here's a look at what you can expect, from immediately after the surgery, to further down the line. Immediately After Cataract Surgery You should take a moment of rest immediately after the surgery. There's usually a place…
How to Recover After Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery
Carpal tunnel release surgery is done as a last-resort treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome that has failed to improve via more conservative methods. Surgery can lead to great improvement or a cure of the condition. However, there are also...
How to Manage Pain After Knee Replacement Surgery
A total knee replacement is a type of surgery whereby a diseased knee joint is replaced with artificial material, such as titanium and plastic. Severe osteoarthritis (the wear and tear type) is the most common cause for knee replacement...
How to Heal after Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
Arthroscopic knee surgery is the most commonly performed orthopedic (joint) procedure in the United States. www.arthritis.org/living-with-arthritis/treatments/joint-surgery/types/knee/arthroscopic-knee-surgery.php During the...
Study Explores Why Diabetes Remission Occurs After Bariatric Surgery
Posted: April 21, 2013 But how does that happen Is it the weight-loss surgery ? Or is it the restrictive diet that patients have to follow after their procedure? Scientists now believe it’s the diet, not the surgery. “For years, the question has been whether it is the bariatric surgery or a change in diet that causes the diabetes to improve so rapidly after surgery,” said Dr. Ildiko Lingvay, author of a story published online in Diabetes Care. “We found that the reduction…
Consumer Reports rates 41 Alabama hospitals on surgery outcomes. How does yours stack up?
Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital in Phenix City and Thomas Hospital in Fairhope were the only two Alabama hospitals rated "very good" in the magazine's September issue.
Top Rated Brookfield Surgery Center
Wheaton Franciscan - Elmbrook Memorial Campus is consistently named one of the nation's top hospitals for surgical excellence. Find a surgeon!
Nutrition after surgery: What you need to know for a speedy recovery
If you’ve been an active, independent adult for most of your life, suddenly finding yourself a patient can be demoralizing and even depressing. Having worked with many clients in a post-oper
How robotics is transforming joint replacement surgery
Published Feb. 27, 2018 Mako makes for better replacements You’ve seen them in the movies and heard about it in the news—robots and artificial intelligence are helping people do their jobs better. While they don’t completely replace the need for traditional surgeries, these robots are now making their way onto the operating room floor, where they’re assisting surgeons and improving precision and accuracy during surgery. Robotics…
How the Hospital Swing Bed Program Works
Why Swing Bed Programs Are Needed In large part due to reduced Medicare reimbursement, many hospitals discharge patients as soon as they are no longer acutely ill. Once the patient's condition is stabilized, the hospital's discharge resource manager (typically a social worker or nurse) communicates directly with the medical team (and to a lesser extent with the family) to plan the patient's anticipated post discharge needs…
Analysts Differ on How ACA Will Affect Hospitals
The uncertainty of the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and delivery reform seem to be pulling investors and analysts in opposite directions. For-profit hospital shares have soared in the past 12 months. Dallas-based Tenet Health Corp. has increased 70 percent. The share price of HCA, which has a large DFW presence, is up 36 percent. Analysts say investors expect the ACA's individual mandate to…
How to Survive Graduation Parties, Weddings and Outdoor Barbeques After Weight Loss Surgery
Posted: May 1, 2013 It’s that time of year – graduation parties, weddings, and outdoor barbeques! How can a post-surgery bariatric patient manage this minefield of temptation Eating around other people can be a lot like a covert mission. But we’ve got it all down to a few easy steps for you to be successful… For NEWER Patients Step One: Make a friendly variation of deviled eggs by either substituting half the mayo for Greek yogurt OR substituting the yolk mixture for Greek…
Hospital or Urgent Care Center
Joseph Henry, M.D. helps explain when it is appropriate to go to an urgent care center instead of the going to the emergency room or waiting to see a primary care doctor.
Wife’s quick action helps prevent long-term effects after Blaine city councilman’s stroke
[KMSP Fox 9, Sept. 21, 2019] A long-time Blaine city council member suddenly lost feeling in part of his body and couldn’t speak. While time wasn’t on his side, his wife was, and now the couple is sharing their story about surviving a stroke without any side effects. Dick Swanson credits his wife, first responders and Allina Health EMS , and Mercy Hospital ‘s emergency department for his complete recovery.
Top Hospitals For Latinos
Baylor University Medical Center Dallas, TX www.baylorhealth.com As the flagship hospital of Baylor Scott & White Health in North Texas , it cares for more than 300,000 people each year and has 894 licensed beds. Its 1,376 physicians attend to 36,007 admissions, 146,077 outpatient vis
How Safe Is Your Hospital?
Hospital Safety Grades The Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM) announced the release of the Fall 2016 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, published by national nonprofit watchdog The Leapfrog Group.…