As the new year begins, many of us think about making changes to our lives to be healthier, which often includes weight loss goals. Have you been more active? Are you eating better and moving more, but finding progress on … Read More
Obesity is an epidemic in the United States. Those most affected by the obesity epidemic are populations living in an environment that promotes a poor diet and physical inactivity/sedentary lifestyle. Environment alone does not predict nor cause obesity, though.
Scientists … Read More
Are heartburn, acid reflux and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) all the same thing? Burning, nausea, indigestion, acid backwash that burns the throat, upset stomach, general digestive discomfort, the ability to breathe fire… Kind of like being in a Pepto-Bismol commercial, … Read More
Why and When Bariatric Surgery is Performed
There are different types of weight-loss surgeries, which are collectively known as bariatric surgery. Bariatric surgery involves making changes to your digestive system to enable major long-term weight loss. Although the main … Read More
Dr. Trivedi Performs First Robotic Procedure in US Using Advanced Augmented Intelligence Features in Real Time During Surgery
Advanced Laparoscopic Associates’ (ALA) Dr. Amit Trivedi performed the first set of robotic surgeries in the United States that used advanced Augmented Intelligence Features in real time during surgery. These surgeries were performed using the TransEnterix Senhance Robotic Surgical System… Read More
What is LAP-BAND Surgery?
In laparoscopic gastric banding, a belt-like device (band) is surgically placed around the upper part of the stomach. A balloon is attached around the inside of the band, which can be inflated by injecting saline … Read More
What is a Hernia?
A hernia occurs when a body organ, usually a portion of the intestines, is pushed through a tear in the tissue or muscle, most often in the abdominal wall. Hernias are common in people of all … Read More
We are in the midst of two clashing pandemics, both with dire consequences: COVID-19 and obesity. The negative health impacts of obesity are well known; however, as more data becomes available about COVID, the additional risk factor of obesity has … Read More
In the United States, 21.4 percent of the population is living with undiagnosed diabetes, which equates to 7.3 million people. That is a rather large number compared to the 10.5 percent, or 34.2 million people of the United States living … Read More
When most people think of the appendix, two things come to mind: unnecessary organ and appendicitis. The human appendix does have a reputation for becoming inflamed and requiring surgical removal. And the appendix has been viewed as an organ with … Read More