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Many people think they know why varicose veins develop, who is most at risk or the best way to treat them. Here's the truth behind 6 common varicose vein myths.
Mary Klimp remembers the exact moment her life changed. It was when she received a call with the news that she had breast cancer. Then she made a surprising discovery.
An inguinal hernia isn't necessarily dangerous, but it doesn't improve on its own and can lead to life-threatening complications. Learn about the two general types of treatment options for this common condition.
Gyles Randall's troubles started more than 10 years ago with nerve pain through his waist, buttocks, legs, calves and ankles, which he lived with for years until he couldn’t ignore the pain any longer. Like many patients with radiating leg pain, Randall was surprised to be referred to a neurosurgeon. But that referral has made a world of difference for the Waseca man.
Spring is just around the corner, and with the warmer weather comes the desire to wear shorts and show off your legs. Every year at this time, we see an increase in visits for people who are finally fed up with their painful and unsightly varicose veins.
Since 2011, thousands of Mayo Clinic Health System patients who have undergone robotic hysterectomies or prostate procedures have experienced a much shorter healing time due to the technology. Now, as robotic procedures have moved into general surgery, more patients are experiencing the benefits of robotic surgery for hernia procedures.
Dorothy Sorlie's decreased mobility was blamed on arthritis and a right foot which needed surgery. Determined to find the root cause, a CT scan was ordered, which showed something more serious.
Cindy Stone loved to be active — whether it was going for a walk, working in her garden or spending time with her grandchildren. But a dull ache in her right leg due to vein pain was starting to cramp her style.
Varicose veins are more than just a cosmetic issue. Learn about minimally invasive treatment options that can ease pain and discomfort while improving the look of your legs.
Henry Gomez is grateful for second chances. After sustaining a near-fatal brain injury following a fall, he is preparing for return to college.
Anyone who’s ever run competitively knows how rewarding it is to cross the finish line. Jacob Nash knows that thrilling feeling well. However, unlike other competitors, the 41-year-old marathoner crossed his last finish line within six months of having back surgery.
At 31 years old with a young daughter and the natural inclination to go, go, go, slowing down was hard for Lindsey Bruns to imagine. However, Bruns, a business owner and Mankato resident, was forced to reduce her daily pace when she was hit with two major life events in 2016. She fell off her horse and broke her hip in May, and in June, she was diagnosed with breast cancer.