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Does My Child Need a Tonsillectomy?

Does My Child Need a Tonsillectomy?

If your child suffers from frequent sore throats, you may wonder if they should have their tonsils removed. The answer is: it depends.

The tonsils are twin oval-shaped lumps of tissue in the throat that produce disease-fighting white blood cells. Removing the tonsils, called a tonsillectomy, is a relatively common procedure. About 530,000 children under 15 have it done each year.

FAQs about Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy

FAQs about Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy

Your doctor may recommend a hysterectomy for any number of conditions, ranging from uterine fibroid growths to endometriosis to cancer, that haven’t responded to other treatments.

You probably have many questions about what to expect, so we’ve put together a list of FAQs for our patients who will be having a minimally invasive hysterectomy.

Q. How long will it take to recover?

Do you need shoulder surgery for a rotator cuff injury?

Do you need shoulder surgery for a rotator cuff injury?

A rotator cuff injury is a tear in the group of four muscles that cover the “ball and socket” joint of the shoulder.

A tear can occur suddenly and obviously, for instance during an athletic event. Or it can develop gradually over time. Some rotator cuff tears come about from normal age-related wear and tear, and the patient won’t be able to recall anything that caused the tear.

Schedule Your Surgical Procedures Before the End of the Year!

Schedule Your Surgical Procedures Before the End of the Year!

The holiday season is upon us, and while you may be ready to spend time with family and ring in the New Year, try not to say goodbye to 2017 too quickly. Why? Because you’ve got your health to think about! That’s right, it’s time to schedule medical procedures and lab tests before the end of this year. Doing so will not only benefit you financially, but it’ll give you peace of mind!

What To Expect During A Fasciotomy

What To Expect During A Fasciotomy

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:

Do Bunion Correctors and Guards Really Work?

Do Bunion Correctors and Guards Really Work?

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.

Allergy Testing for Ear, Nose, and Throat Conditions

Allergy Testing for Ear, Nose, and Throat Conditions

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.

Study: CABG Can Be Effective For Diabetes Patients

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.

Sinus Infection vs. Cold vs. Allergies

Sinus Infection vs. Cold vs. Allergies

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.

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