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
What do Adrenal Glands Do?
Your adrenal glands are small glands located on the top of each kidney; they are also called suprarenal glands.
The adrenal glands are part of your endocrine system, and they release different types of … Read More
General surgery is a discipline of surgery requiring a surgeon to have essential and core knowledge common to all surgical specialties. General surgery requires a background in diagnosis, preoperative procedures, operative procedures and postoperative management, including the management of complications. … Read More
Qualification for bariatric surgery is based upon strict medical guidelines; however, insurance companies may impose additional medical requirements before they will approve and cover the procedures. One common requirement is the patient attending a mandatory preoperative medical weight loss management … Read More