Archive for 2016

12/28/2016

When to Seek Treatment for Varicose Veins

If you have varicose veins and have been considering treatment, but you’re unsure whether you should consult a doctor, here are some things to look for: Appearance. Not all varicose veins cause pain. That doesn’t mean they can’t, or shouldn’t, be treated. Veins that are dark blue or purple in color, and appear to bulge […]

12/21/2016

Treating and Preventing Diverticulitis.

Diverticulitis is the painful bacterial infection and inflammation of diverticula, or small, bulging pouches in the digestive system, most often in the lower part of the colon. Symptoms may include sudden, severe abdominal pain, constipation or diarrhea, fevers, chills, nausea or vomiting. Mild cases can be treated with rest, healthy diet changes and antibiotics to […]

12/15/2016

Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico: Risk Without Reward?

Let’s face it. We all like a good deal. Black Friday beckons us like Sirens in the sea, and Americans flock to door-busting sales, nearly helpless to resist. Buying a discounted flat-screen television makes sense. Getting discounted surgery? That’s another story. Many people desperate for weight-loss surgery feel stymied by the cost. As they research […]

12/07/2016

The Vexing Varicose Vein What They are and How to Get Rid of Them

What are Varicose Veins? Varicose veins are large, ropy veins that appear dark purple or blue in color. They develop most often on legs, but can occur anywhere. While not always painful, some people struggle with itching, aching, swelling or cramping that worsens after sitting for a long time. Varicose veins are extremely prevalent in […]

11/29/2016

Let the da Vinci® robotic surgery method paint you a new physique

If you have a high Body Mass Index (BMI), weight loss methods and options are always at the forefront of your mind. In today’s world, there’s nary a magazine cover that doesn’t tout a new diet fad or feature a tanned image of a muscle-toned celebrity. Among the throng of choices available, bariatric surgery may […]

11/22/2016

Top three benefits of “no scar” acid reflux treatment

Transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF). It’s a mouthful to say, but the results of this incisionless procedure are simply beautiful. In a perfect world, there would be no need for surgery. However, the reality is that many of us—at some point in our lives—will have to go under the knife. Thankfully as technology and research progress, […]

11/15/2016

The Benefits of Same Day Surgery.

Surgical procedures can be daunting and overwhelming. Hospital stays can be prolonged and recovery time extensive. In many cases, this is the norm with surgery. However, there are cases where same day surgeries are both possible and beneficial. At Georgia SurgiCare, our same day procedures provide many benefits. The cost of same day surgery is […]

11/08/2016

Heartburn 101.

What’s your favorite food? Is it a thick, juicy burger topped with caramelized onions and Swiss cheese? Or is it sensational sweet and sour Asian cuisine, immersed in delicious noodles and tangy sauce that you slurp happily? Could it possibly be a doughy crust, topped with a generous helping of marinara and cheesy, gooey goodness? […]

11/01/2016

Service Highlight: The Gastric Balloon.

The Orbera™ program is 12 months in length, beginning with the gastric balloon insertion process. This non-invasive procedure requires about 20-30 minutes to complete, and many patients go home the same day. What makes this procedure different is that unlike a surgical operation, it doesn’t leave any scars or incisions, and the balloon is temporary, […]

10/25/2016

Top Five Reasons for Bariatric Surgery.

Generally, when people think of weight loss surgery, they think of the drastic weight loss associated with it, as well as the cosmetic benefits – the shrinking waist lines, fitting into skinny jeans and so on. However, it’s the fundamental health benefits attributed to weight loss surgery, if you qualify for it, that make it […]