What You Didn’t Know About Surgery for Breast Cancer

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), breast cancer affects one in eight women during their lives and kills more women in the U.S. than any other cancer, with the exception of lung cancer. It can occur at any age, but is more likely after age 40. Every woman has a chance […]

How weight loss surgery is making his kidney transplant possible

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Todd Gomez is in need of a kidney transplant. The Denham Springs native has lived with chronic renal failure for more than four years, a diagnosis that keeps him on daily dialysis treatments. His doctors told him he wasn’t eligible for a life-altering kidney transplant because of his weight. At that time, the 53-year-old weighed […]

Uncovering the Myths of Robotic Surgery

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Living in the digital age has given us amazing technology we once thought only the Jetsons would enjoy. We have robots that do everything from cleaning the floor to exploring distant planets. We even have some that perform surgeries on patients. Right? Well, not exactly. Surgeons have always relied on instruments to perform operations, including […]

Living with Arthritis

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“Some days brushing my hair is just too painful…” “I wish I were able to tie my grandson’s shoes…” “I can’t climb the stairs into my church, so I don’t go much anymore…” I’ve heard these complaints and more from patients who suffer from arthritis. Everyday tasks like these that most of us take for […]

A New Lease on Life: Overcoming 20 Years of Trigeminal Neuralgia with Gamma Knife Icon

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For more than 20 years, Louisiana native Ana Kristof suffered from excruciating pain. “The pain affected everything, my entire life,” she said. “It was to the point that I would nearly faint every time I sneezed.” Ana was diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia, considered by medical journals and sufferers alike to be “the worst pain known […]