If your Specialty Surgical Center physician is suggesting you receive a fasciotomy, chances are you suffer from plantar fasciitis; a condition that causes inflammation of the fascia on the bottom of the foot. Plantar fasciitis is a very common condition, affecting more than three million people in the U.S. each year. Symptoms of this ailment typically include the following:
Bunion correctors are a conservative treatment option for patients who suffer from bunions, a bony bump that forms at the base of the big toe. While the most permanent and effective form of treatment for bunions is minimally invasive surgery, there are conservative techniques patients can practice to slow the progression of the condition and/or reduce pain symptoms.
Sinus infections, allergic rhinitis, and other ear, nose, and throat (ENT) conditions affect millions of Americans each year, and it’s up to the team at Specialty Surgical Center to determine what’s causing these ailments. Fortunately, our otolaryngologists have several tools and tests at their disposal to get to the bottom of our patients ENT-related issues.
According to a recent study by the Karolinska Institutet, coronary artery bypass surgery may be the best treatment method for diabetes patients suffering from clogged arteries (atherosclerosis). The study was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology as an official consideration for patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, as the current international guidelines recommend the procedure for diabetes patients with artherosclerotic coronary arteries.
A runny nose, watery eyes, and pressure near/around the sinuses are tell-tale signs you have allergies, right? Perhaps. These symptoms could also indicate the common cold, or in severe cases, a sinus infection. If you haven’t experienced a sinus infection before, you may not know what to expect from this ailment. This is usually because a sinus infection often mimics the signs and symptoms of a cold or seasonal allergies. Fortunately, the team at Specialty Surgical Center is here to help you determine the differences among sinus infections, colds, and allergies.
Minimally invasive spine surgery is an intimidating prospect no matter how old you are or how many surgeries you’ve undergone in the past. This is especially true considering the spine was once a difficult part of the body to operate on; the surrounding muscles, nerves, and ligaments made patients vulnerable to infection and other complications.
We’ve said it more than once, but for good measure, we’ll say it again: surgery should be treated like a fitness event or marathon. Meaning, patients should prepare themselves for surgery the same way they would prepare themselves for 13.1 or 26.2 miles of non-stop running. Sadly, many patients don’t take this approach with surgery, but that’s partly because it isn’t talked about between the physician and patient.
According to the medical journal JAMA Oncology, researchers have developed new guidelines for women undergoing breast cancer removal surgery. The medical journal also commented on the history of breast cancer surgery and why this new guideline is being recommended to oncologists who specialize in breast cancer procedures.
According to the medical journal JAMA Surgery, a mobile app may reduce the need for in-person follow-up visits for patients who’ve undergone breast reconstructive surgery. This mobile app was the center of a recent study, and the results from the analysis showed a reduction in in-person follow-up visits without affecting complication rates or patient satisfaction ratings.
There are a number of things that occur before, during, and after a surgical procedure. Two hours before the procedure, patients must be prepped by a registered nurse. This process will include the patient changing into a surgical gown and removing jewelry and other non-essentials.