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Archive for March 2017

Three Pieces of Advice from a Surgical Oncologist When it Comes to Cancer

Cancer can be a devastating diagnosis. As a fellowship-trained surgical oncologist, I take great pride in helping provide support to my patients and their families. One of the most important parts of my job is not only to diagnose and treat the cancer, but also to guide my patient and their family through this life […]

Surgery Isn’t Your Only Option: Conservative Treatments for Vein Disorders

When many people think of treatment for some of the more common vein disorders, such as varicose veins, they assume that surgical procedures are their only option.  For some, this idea can be detrimental because they may avoid seeking the counsel of a qualified vascular surgeon, especially if they feel that surgery is not something […]

May-Thurner Syndrome and the Potential for Blood Clots

Most of us are aware of the dangers of blood clots and generally understand the importance of moving our legs or walking around when forced to sit or lie in the same position for a long period of time (i.e. extended flights or hospital stays).  Aside from adopting healthy lifestyle habits, knowing what to look […]

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is colorectal cancer awareness month and we are trying to raise awareness of this potentially life-threatening disease, which can be a preventable and very curable disease if caught early. Colorectal cancer is the fourth most commonly occurring cancer in the United States and nearly five percent of Americans will develop it in their lifetime. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of […]

After a Stroke: Proper Diet and Nutrition

If you’ve suffered from a stroke at some point—or know someone who has—it’s common to find yourself having to make a few lifestyle changes in order to accommodate the residual effects of your condition.  Since many stroke victims have a difficult time eating or drinking, changes may need to be made to the consistency of […]

Help Manage Carotid Artery Disease with Lifestyle Changes

Having a diagnosis of carotid artery disease (CAD) can be frightening since your carotid arteries supply the brain with blood.  When they become narrow—usually as a result of atherosclerosis, which is a buildup of cholesterol and other material—blood clots or plaque may restrict blood flow to the brain, causing a stroke.  While procedures meant to […]

After a Stroke: What Caregivers Should Know

If you know someone who has suffered a stroke, you may know what a challenge recovery is for everyone involved.  While we all hope that it doesn’t happen to us or someone we know, it’s always important to have an understanding of what you should know if it does. ASK QUESTIONS…AND THEN ASK SOME MORE.  […]