Have you had massive weight loss with diet and exercise, bariatric surgery or past pregnancies leading to excess skin around your abdomen, arms or thighs? If so, addressing this surgically may be a good option for you.
As you get older, keeping up with your health becomes much more important. That’s why it’s vital to get the health screenings that can identify serious illnesses, perhaps long become they become severe cases.
For men, the most prevalent form of cancer is prostate cancer, with 3 million cases occurring in the U.S. every year. Fortunately, it can often be diagnosed early in men who undergo a prostate exam.
What is Breast Reduction Surgery?
Breast reduction surgery is a surgical procedure that removes fat, breast tissue and skin from the breast. This reduces breast cup size and weight, while at the same time lifting, reshaping and repositioning the nipple/areolar complex to a more youthful position.
While there is a large population of women that may want to augment their breast size by adding volume, there is an equally large number of women that want to reduce the size and weight of their breasts.
As I drop my children off for school, walk through an airport or look out into my office waiting room, I see people of all ages wearing various types of headphones and listening to their phones or tablets. As the surrounding environment becomes noisier and noisier, the volume of the device slowly increases to maintain the clarity of the sound. Currently, the CDC has shown that one out of 10 children aged 6 through 19 is experiencing some level of noise-induced hearing loss.
Last year for Thyroid Awareness Month, I wrote about the advances in ultrasound and fine-needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy to identify patients requiring surgery for thyroid cancer. This year I would like to introduce next-generation sequencing (NGS). NGS can look at variable genetic alterations within a thyroid FNA specimen and provides a comprehensive understanding of tumor biology.
Many women of, all ages, contemplate changing the size and or shape of their breasts. This may be to improve perceived beauty, femininity, sexuality or improve body proportions or correct asymmetries. The decision to have a breast augmentation is a very personal decision that only you can make for yourself. It’s about what you want and your quality of life.
As we quickly approach the holiday season, I hope that many of my patients will be experiencing much-needed relaxation and quality time with friends and family. However, they may also celebrate with some little overindulgences in fine food and alcohol, which could lead to another unwelcomed holiday gift. This is the time of year I often get phone calls from patients experiencing pain, redness and swelling in their toes or foot with no memory of how it could have happened.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer found in men in the U.S., with 1 in 7 men diagnosed in their lifetime and approximately 30,000 deaths annually.
Have you ever walked into your doctor’s office and wondered why they are so concerned with your blood pressure and what the numbers mean? After all, aren’t we all “under enough pressure?”