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Dear Readers:  This is the first in my new “Good Morning, God” series of prayers.  This prayer is for any mom (or dad) whose child will be undergoing surgery–if that is you, the prayer is for you.  It is specially dedicated to the mothers at CURE hospitals around the world who are hurting emotionally and spiritually because of their child’s condition.  If you know of someone in a similar situation, fearful and in need of God’s str»
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A new technique I perform called anterior approach hip replacement is helping people get back to their daily activities faster than ever. With traditional hip replacement surgery, I access the joint through the buttocks or the side of the hip. But with the anterior approach, I go through the front of the body. People recover faster because we go in-between the muscles instead of cutting through the muscles. The Many Benefits The anterior approach»
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The innovations around sinus surgery have garnered much attention recently. But what’s been lost is the information regarding care taken after the surgeries. Without proper care following a sinus surgery, the risk of scar formation and recurrent diseases increases. NASAL IRRIGATION Perhaps, first and foremost, the importance of nasal saline irrigation following surgery cannot be over-emphasized. The rinse helps eliminate old blood, clots and mu»
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Minimally invasive surgery isn’t only used to treat gynecologic cancers. It also can be used for urinary incontinence, uterine fibroids and endometriosis. Here, we explore what minimally invasive surgery is and some potential benefits. WHAT IS IT? Minimally invasive surgery is a downsized version of traditional surgery. Through small incisions, surgeons use tiny telescopes and cameras to view the body’s organs, and wield special, minute instr»
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I’m that person. The one who wants to know what to expect and how to prepare for surgery. Prior to my ACDF’s (2- c5-6 then 5-7 after the first failed.) I found videos, blogs, and lots of spine health boards with tips for recovery and preparation. Yesterday we scheduled a PCDF from C4-T1. (Previous surgeries were through the front of my neck- this one is through the back.) Pain has been increasing and function has been decreasing since Decembe»
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Caution: morbid, possibly melo-dramatic post. (If you’re my mother- or a close friend- don’t freak. I’m fine. I’m just being honest about the fears that happen when Moms face surgery and or chronic illness. ) Purpose: To give voice to those concerns so that moms find out they aren’t alone. What if: I die? Have I done enough? Have I loved my kids, enough? Disciplined them enough? Too much? Taught them enough? Modeled enough healthy thing»
Blog Entry | Christian Living >
Caution: morbid, possibly melo-dramatic post. (If you’re my mother- or a close friend- don’t freak. I’m fine. I’m just being honest about the fears that happen when Moms face surgery and or chronic illness. ) Purpose: To give voice to those concerns so that moms find out they aren’t alone. What if: I die? Have I done enough? Have I loved my kids, enough? Disciplined them enough? Too much? Taught them enough? Modeled enough healthy thing»
Blog Entry | Christian Living >
I’m that person. The one who wants to know what to expect and how to prepare for surgery. Prior to my ACDF’s (2- c5-6 then 5-7 after the first failed.) I found videos, blogs, and lots of spine health boards with tips for recovery and preparation. Yesterday we scheduled a PCDF from C4-T1. (Previous surgeries were through the front of my neck- this one is through the back.) Pain has been increasing and function has been decreasing since Decembe»
Blog Entry | Health >
Joint replacement surgery is life-changing. Would you know if you needed it? At first, retirement couldn’t slow Bueal “Bill” George down. He and his wife, Phyllis, were as busy as ever—traveling overseas, spending time with their 14 grandkids and overseeing numerous rental properties. But then, the pain started. “It got to where it hurt to walk,” George says. His doctor soon confirmed he needed to have both knees replaced. George wast»
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Weight loss surgery isn’t just for looks. It can treat a whole host of medical conditions, including diabetes and high blood pressure. If you are overweight—80 pounds or more for women, 100 pounds or more for men—you may qualify for weight loss surgery. You may also be a candidate if you struggle with diabetes, heart disease or sleep apnea. How might weight loss surgery be able to help you get certain chronic conditions under control? Two r»