Does weight loss surgery pose as a cop out from dealing with weight issues naturally?
By: Jeanine Falco
In order for one to adequately understand why a person would opt for weight loss surgery, it is imperative that they understand how real food addiction is. If it were simply a matter of exercising more and eating less, obesity would not be as prevalent...
By: Ned Millis
A new Knee at 77I injured my knee in a 1947 toboggan accident. Recovery from the accident seemed complete as I competed in high school basketball within two weeks and for the balance of my years in school. As a member of the U.S...
By: Shane Graham
Help! My Brain is Escaping. About five years ago I was in a car wreck. I was on the interstate going to visit my mother in the hospital. It was a rainy day and as I topped a rise in the road I saw that...
What is radical prostatectomy?
By: Jerrymak
What is a Radical Prostatectomy?The simplest definition of a radical prostatectomy is the surgical removal of the entire prostate. This operation is usually performed because the patient has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. The diagnoses of this problem usually starts with an annual PSA...
Deny Smokers and Obese Access to Coronary Bypass Surgery
By: Jon Dainty Sr.
Reading this might be a temporary escape from reality. There are still people who believe that "personal responsibility" extends to every conceivable part of life, so long as that life is someone else's.Coronary artery bypass surgery is a routine life-saving procedure that we perform...
To Eat or not to Eat
By: Patrick Stewart
So you are considering to have Gastric bypass Surgery or you know someone who is. The main question is it safe?Gastric bypass surgery has two main types, the first is Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, in-short RGB. This operation is the most common gastric bypass surgery...
Gastric bypass surgery: The pros and cons
By: Janet Grischy
Deciding whether or not to have gastric bypass surgery is difficult. Potential patients and their doctors must balance risk and reward. Research from The Michigan Bariatric Surgery Collaborative says that one half of one percent of bariatric(weight loss) surgery patients suffer life-threatening complications.The numbers...
Should smokers and the obese be denied coronary artery bypass surgery?
By: Josh Wilde
I am the person you wanted to kill last month. On May 25, I had a quadruple bypass operation. It is probable that it was the result of my having smoked for 46 years. Mind you, there have been other, more dangerous, things that I...
Neurosurgery from the patient's perspective
By: Kimberly Michell
As I look back at the past year, my life has been changed irrevocably. With so many medical professionals telling me they could "all but cure" my cerebral palsy with a simple implant, I began to believe. The implant is called an Intrathecal (directly into...
By: Forest Grene
Finally, your doctor has sent you to a specialist and the decision has been made that there is no alternative but to do a total knee replacement. The scenario is likely preceded by bone on bone arthritis, a tissue injury or both. Likely, you have...

 

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