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Unexpected vacation ending leads to rare tumor discovery
After a family vacation, Izzy Iverson started having significant pain. Her family soon learned she would need surgery to remove a rare tumor in her chest called a teratoma.
Minimally invasive surgery: small incisions, big benefits
Tiny tools, cameras and incisions make a big difference during minimally invasive surgery. Patients have less pain and scarring with faster recovery. Here's what you should know if you need surgery.
Robotic surgery increases precision, shortens recovery
Robotic surgery has become increasingly popular in the U.S. and with good reason. It combines increased surgical precision and flexibility with shorter recovery time and less pain. Find out if it's a good option for you.
Short journey for quicker breast cancer care
Time is of the essence with breast cancer, and Gail Raddatz didn’t want to wait. This avid traveler had no issue with a journey across town to get the care she needed right away.
Breaking down the details of colorectal surgery
Colorectal surgery is a wide range of procedures that treat conditions of the lower digestive tract, ranging from hemorrhoids to cancer. Here's what you need to know if you need surgery.
Surgical options when a gland goes awry
The endocrine system regulates hormone levels in your body. But sometimes it doesn't work properly. Learn when you may need surgery and about the safer, more effective surgical advancements.
Could your leg pain be varicose veins?
If you feel an achy, heavy or a burning sensation in your legs, you may have varicose veins. They're more than a cosmetic concern. Get information on the minimally invasive treatment options to ease pain.
Preparing for surgery? What you need to know
If you need surgery, feeling anxious is normal. Review 6 common Q&A to help you feel more comfortable and prepared.
6 varicose vein myths debunked
You may think you know why varicose veins develop, who's most at risk or the best treatment. Here's the truth behind 6 common varicose vein myths.
Treatment options for inguinal hernia repair
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.
Preparing for your breast biopsy
If you need a breast biopsy after a breast exam indicates additional follow-up is required, it’s normal to feel anxious. Ease your mind with what you need to know and how to prepare.
Standing all day at work? 7 tips to lower varicose vein risk
Many jobs require standing most of the day, increasing the risk for varicose veins. Get 7 tips to ease symptoms and improve the health of your legs.